Monday, May 3, 2010

Etude House LUCIDarling collection

i ask my DH to help me haul some Etude HOuse's LUCIDarling collection. the promo pictures i saw on Gmarket were rather enticing and i had to get somethings to try.

the packaging were pretty and unique to their own. at least they do not remind me of anything other beauty brands. i like the ribbon details at the catch.

my first impression is the scent. when you open the lids of the blushes and lipstick, there's an overwhelming sweet raspberry smell. it's actually rather yummy but might be too cloying for some. luckily the scent does not persist after application. there's no obvious discernable scent from the eyeshadow palette.

Lipstick in 01.

the texture is ok, smooth but will ball up if your lips are not smooth. exfoliate lips prior to use. lasts pretty well, at least over breakfast and drinks. i always wipe my lips clean after food so i can't tell you how long it can last. probably 3 to 4 hours with the occasional drink.

e/s palette in #04 fully olive black. the promo pics make the colors look more blue but in actuality the liner is more of a bluish black, with a silvery blue and a vrey pretty taupy olive.

i used this with either with TFSI or Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy over Inovi eyebase. both works well with the e/s.

finger swatches, left to right, index is the highlight, middle is blue shade, ring is liner and pinkie is olive taupe.

back of had swatch, also without base, left to right, liner, blue shade, highlight and olive. bottom is lipstick in 01.

blushes in 01(pinks and purple) and 03(brown and peach corals)

too light to swatch, but does impart a pretty flush to cheeks. does not last long though. i've been using it over Skinfood's Agave BB cream.

a couple more pictures in different lightings.

hope this little review will aid you in your shopping.

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