Friday, January 2, 2015

AMW Reviews: Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

Over the holidays, I actually made a special stopover at Etude House SM Sta. Mesa just because I want to purchase some more Etude House items for review (based from requests) and also, I want to stock up on my favorite Proof 10 Mascaras, Proof 10 Eye Primer, Cotton Pads and Nail polish remover.  Nothing is more perfect than a 20% on everything sale! 

So yay!  I got some more Etude House items for review because ...malakas kayo sa akin :)

Today, first review of the year is dedicated to YOUR most requested product for review!  The Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base in Mint shade! 

Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint) review

I actually checked the branch and saw these in a new tube packaging? (not sure if it is the exact same product)  But this glass packaging from the Sweet Recipe collection is still available in selected stores!  If you ask me, I'll pick the tube if I plan to use these on clients BUT, I am actually into bases nowadays so I'll go for the glass because it looks so cute on my vanity table!

a photo of Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

This "base" makeup product is available in 3 shades --- Mint choux, Berry Choux and Peach Choux.  
I got the "mint choux" from a trade with fellow blogger and given the chance, I'll pick Peach Choux anytime of the day because my skin is plain and blah, I am always a fan of brightening bases so I think Peach or Berry choux would be something I would go for!  BUT, my skin isn't perfect, it does have redness here and there from allergies!  

Finally, after all the holiday get together, my skin allergies is starting to act up so it is perfect timing for me to show you if this product is effective or not.

Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

Etude House says ---


AMW says ---
  • Cute glass packaging.
  • Has a light, tea-like scent.  It goes away after several minutes after application.
  • Light-weight.
  • Makeup stays longer with this underneath.
  • This product does help reduce skin redness.
  • Comes with SPF25++.
  • Skin looks brighter.

  • Could be drying on EXTREMELY dry skin.
  • No spatula that comes with the product.
  • If applied too much, may create white cast on direct flash photography.
A good base makeup to help reduce skin redness and helps control oil and can help your makeup stay longer.


  • Use a spatula to pick up product, never use your fingers directly.
  • Apply using downward strokes.  Best if you use your fingers.
  • Less is more, try applying more only on red areas.  
  • If you have dry skin, moisturize skin properly prior to using this product.
  • After application, let the product "set" for a couple of minutes before you proceed with concealer/foundation.  This step will help lessen the white cast that may show on flash photography.
  • If you have dark skin and wants to make this product work, adjust the "color" by using a shade or 2 darker foundation.
  • To prolong product usage, spot correct only on areas that has red acne marks or spots. 
Will I repurchase?
Yes, but other shade, I am eyeing the Peach base.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Users with skin redness, acne marks etc...  This base is best for normal, oily and combination skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
At Etude House stores for Php628.00 (approx $14.25).

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25g worth of green goodie! :)
This looks like a "mousse" but feels like cream upon application.
a photo of Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

Application AMW Style
I like to apply using downward strokes or same directly as the growth of your facial hair.  Using my fingers, I apply a bit more on areas that tend to look "reddish".  In my case, that is the center of my face, sides of my nose and cheeks.
how to apply Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

Before and After
My skin looks extra "white" after application, but the trick to make this product work is to let it "sit" for a minute or 2, wait for the product to work its magic (it will correct and lessen redness) before you proceed to your next step.

Most of the time, I am a powder foundation girl so I always go for concealer then powder foundation.  BUT, for Etude House Baby Choux Base in Mint, I never go straight to powder foundation, instead, I use a bit of liquid/cream foundation to minimize white cast.  

As seen on before and after photo below (no foundation, applied only Mint Choux Base), skin looks brighter and more even.  Check out the dark shadow on my cheek that lessened, the redness around my cheeks and nose also lessened. (but not completely disappeared since I did not apply a lot!)

before and after photo using Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

Half Face Test
The green base is not intended to cover undereye darkness but judging by my "half face test" photo, it lessened my dark bags and my face looks brighter and healthier.

Half face test using Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base (Mint)

How do you feel about the Mint Choux Base?
Will you use a green corrector or any other shade of corrector on a daily basis?

 I don't use such product on a daily basis but on days that I have extremely redness (like now), I do find myself reaching out for this product more!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Is it alright to use this product alone?

    1. depends, if you are fair, maybe, but you have to let it sit for a couple of minutes for the color to settle down, but personally speaking, much better if used with foundation on top :)


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