Friday, January 3, 2014

AMW Reviews: Etude House Water Color Blusher in Apricot

How are you AMW friends?
I recently posted a query on my Facebook page (AskMeWhats) asking readers what particular Korean makeup they want me to review!  And guess what?  It wasn't a shocker for me to get requests for Etude House!  It took me some time to finally visit Etude House store at Market Market when I was shopping for Christmas gifts last year! 

Thankfully, most of the requests are products I wouldn't mind purchasing!  First stop:  Etude House Water Color Blusher!  The moment I set my eyes on them, I immediately fell in love and swatched them all and picked a shade I would wear on a daily basis!  It's APRICOT!  The shade that would work so well on my skin tone!

A photo of Etude House Water Color Blusher in Apricot

Etude House says ---
A watercolor blusher gives cheeks a natural rosy glow. 

Available shades:

AMW says ---
  • Sealed upon purchase.
  • Tube type packaging making it easy to dispense the right amount of product needed.
  • Applies smoothly.
  • Lightweight, doesn't oil up so works for ALL skin types.
  • Creamy texture.
  • Easy to apply even for first time cream blush users!
  • Long-lasting for users with normal and dry skin.
  • As scary as the color looks on tube, the effect is always natural and pigmentation is build-able. 
  • Price.
  • Oily and combination skin may need to retouch after 2-3 hours.  
  • Packaging!  If the product gets squished inside your makeup pouch, expect "product diarrhea" *lol*
A lightweight blush that is easy to apply.  Pigmentation is build-able and lasts at least 2-3 hours for oily skin and the whole day for users with dry/normal skin.

  • Can be applied on top of BB Cream/ Foundation.
  • Can also be applied even on top of your powder foundation.
  • Re-apply midday if the color fades!
  • Best applied using your fingers or a stippling blush for a very natural effect.
  • If you applied too much, don't worry, just pat the area with your favorite liquid/powder foundation to lessen pigmentation.
  • If you are quick with the way you do your blush, feel free to dot the Etude House Water Color Blusher on your cheeks and blend away.
  • If you are afraid of uneven application, apply some of the Water Color Blusher on your hand, blend and gently pat on the apples of your cheeks.
  • What is the best blush technique for your face shape?  Visit Tip of the Day: Blushed
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  I am looking into the purple shade!

To whom do I recommend this to?

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Etude House stores for Php348.00 (approx $8.00)

Related Links 
Facebook page:
Twitter: @etudehousegirl
Instagram: @etudehousephilippines


Sealed upon purchase!  
Shade: 03 Apricot

Swatch on hand
Apricot is perfect for users with warm skin tone.
Matte texture.
Swatch of Etude House Water Color Blusher in Apricot

Application AMW Style
I prefer to apply some of the product at the back of my hand, gently warm it up with my fingers and apply straight on my cheeks and blend.
How to apply Etude House Water Color Blusher in Apricot

Apply more as needed!  Layering is best so you get the exact shade you want!

Before and After
I like it when the effect is natural.

Overall look with Etude House Water Color Blusher  in No. 03 Apricot
(Filled my brows and applied apricot colored lip gloss) 
a review on Etude House Water Color Blusher in Apricot

How do you like the new Etude House Water Color Blusher?
Will you pick one for yourself?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. i actually waiting for this review kong same sa sakin, meron kasi same shade din.. ndi talaga xa nag tatagal sa face ko kahit my powder blush na xa sa iababaw.. nag eexpect panaman ako ng maganda dito.. ;(

    1. I was expecting this to be a long lasting tint/cream blusher but it isn't! Though aminin natin, the color looks really nice and the packaging is unique and cute!

  2. What a cute blush! I really wish this brand was available here, their packaging is adorable!

    1. I don't know why it's not available there!!! They should! I'm sure you'll find it interesting to try their products at an affordable price!

  3. Actually I am using that for months now mine is Coral and I love it! I am into tints and cream type when it comes to blush-ons and this is the most compatible in my skin and it's really cute!

    1. glad you liked this as much as I do! :) Coral seems perfect for most skin tone :D


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