Tuesday, January 22, 2013

AMW Reviews: Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk PK004

Good morning AMW friends!  Today, I will be reviewing something super cute!  Etude House, the brand has always been very interesting for me because of their product packaging!  Aside from that, I love the fact that they got my favorite Sandara Park as the lovely face for Etude House!  

Photo taken from website

My dearest friend (you know who you are) sent me this cute lipstick called Dear My Blooming Lips Talk for Christmas!

a photo of Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk PK004

The shade PK004 screams cutesy patootsie!
a photo of Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk PK004 review
Etude House says ---
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk: Lovely & Girlish 24 colors!

  • Smooth texture and outstanding color of creamy gel texture makes clean and vivid lips.
  • Relaxed Fitting Complex & Smooth Powder System makes smooth lips without crack.
  • Moist Liquid Paste and Hydro-Moist Complex makes moist and kissable lips.
Size: 3.4g
Other shades:

AMW says ---
  • Super adorable packaging.
  • Price.
  • Has 24 colors which caters to different needs and skin tones of individuals.
  • Pigmentation is good and build-able.
  • Glides on lips easily.
  • Has a nice moisturizing finish.
  • PK004 can give an instant "face lift".
  • If you have dry lips, this may settle into lines.
The Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips talk is housed in a very cute pale pink packaging with tiny ribbon.  The lipstick's pigmentation is really good and it glides on lips easily even without lip balm underneath.  The finish is neither matte nor glossy, it has a nice sheen and moisture that lasts around an hour max.  As for long-wear of the lipstick, PK004 stays almost half the day with minimal retouch BUT the moisture and shine lasts only for 15 minutes on a very dry lips like mine!


  • Exfoliate lips at least once a week to prevent chapping.
  • Prior to ANY lipstick applying, apply a good amount of your choice of lip balm and leave it for 5-10 minutes.  Wipe off with a clean tissue and proceed with lipstick application.
  • Top with a clear gloss for a glossy and moisturized finish.
  • Use a lip brush for a more precised application.
  • The shade PK004 works for medium to fair skin tone.
  • For a natural look, light hand application can be done with a swiping or patting motion.  For a vavavoom finish, apply and re-apply heavily for a bright pink look.

Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls who are into wide range of lipstick shades at a mid-range price.

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Etude House stores for Php478.00 (approx $11.95).


PK004 swiped once

Before and After
PK004 is somewhat bright pink with fuchsia effect.  The brightness of the color reminded me so much of my favorite Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick.  Both has the "perk me up" shade and I can get away wearing only this and get out of the house!

Applied heavily on lips without lip balm underneath
The lipstick settles into the lines of my lips after 10 minutes and lips felt a bit tight and drying.  This isn't a huge problem for me as I can always reapply lip balm or lip gloss on top for instant moisture.

Check out the cute poster of Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips with Sandara Park and she's wearing PK004!  She looks great in any color I swear!

**photo taken from this site
Have you tried the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk?
This is actually my first and I'm glad I was able to give this a try!  I've always thought lipsticks like these would be boring or not as pigmented!  I'm so happy I'm wrong and I can't wait to try out their other shades!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. i love sandara park too! she's not only sooo beautiful outside but inside as well...do you know she will be endorsing a new cosmetic line now called CLIO(if i'm not mistaken,it's only available in korea but they do plan to expand to other countries),am so excited!

    1. Wow Clio? is she allowed to endorse other makeup brands? I heard about CLIO and I've seen their products both in HK and in Korea! I hope we get to have them down here! Thanks for the info! :D

    2. you're welcome. her contract with etude house had already ended after 3 years ^^

  2. Grabe ibang iba na itsura ni sandara from her star circle quest days! anyway that lippie is so adorable, i love how etude items are so girly yet so affordable, the color looks like screaming bubblegum pink, love it!


    1. I agree, she is definitely more mature and more beautiful than Star Circle Quest days! :) I love the lip color and I love the fact that I own a lip color that Sandara used on her poster :D Feeling lang :) hahaha

  3. i love the packaging talaga of Etude House, sooo cute! and the colours are nice. Cute ni Sandara dun sa poster :)

    1. I agree, usually very girly and very pink! :)

  4. Seems like they have a big range of colors. But not enough nude shades and koreans love pinks and oranges lol~
    U've got very pretty color!

    1. I agree, even down here, most of the lip shades you'll get are pinks, reds and oranges! :) Well let's hope for some nudes!

  5. I love Etude House products and it's one of my fave Korean brand especially for skin care...it's just sad that I learned they are not cruelty free...BUT I still love them and I can't wait for them to lift their animal testing practice (their website says it's being processed already, yay!) :)

    1. I'm glad they are doing something to make their products cruelty-free! that's a wonderful step for huge corporation like Etude House!

  6. the packaging is really cute :D it'd be really awesome if they can add more moisturizer in it :D

    1. I agree, or maybe I can just add gloss on top? hahahaha I just have to as I have super dry lips! :D

  7. What a beautiful shade! And the packaging is really cute too!

    1. I couldn't agree more! :D thanks for agreeing that the shade is indeed worth it! :D

  8. omg cute packaging! sad they don't really go well on dry lips but the colour range is amazing!

    1. Oh if you're referring just the photos, well can't consider my lips DRY as it is VERY VERY VERY dry. Most lipsticks doesn't work for my dry lips so if you use a balm or lip gloss, this lipstick would look great! :D

  9. How does this color compare to candy yum yum?

    1. quite far, Candy Yum Yum is brighter and more matte.


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