Happy Leap Year! I am sharing a super quick look using my newest Etude House purchase, the Etude House Dreaming Swan Eye & Cheek in Purple. Instead of the usual product review, I'll just insert photos on how I have used this for the past few days and YOU share to me your thoughts if this is something I should keep or not!
At the back of my head, I am hoping you'd say: "KEEP IT!" :P
The Dreaming Swan collection comes in a total of 5 gorgeous shades (and packaging!) Now, for the sake of easier "reading", I copied the shades from Etude House Philippines website
Etude House says ---
An eye shadow and blusher with a silky primer powder that gently covers up pores and provides a blurring effect for smooth cheeks and lovely eyes.
I originally don't have the heart to use it BUT, because I was in a rush one day and I had this right on top of my work desk, I picked this up, breathe in deeply and used my little cheek blush to apply all over my cheeks and the rest was history!
This collection is Ballet-theme so you get a really cute powder puff. Because the puff is too cute, up until this very moment, I still haven't touched it and planned to put it on my AMW Make-up museum! (if there's such a thing! LOL)
Since I have loads of blushes to date, I've decided to go for a shade that I personally do not own much! At a glance, the shade Purple WON! This shade reminds me so much of my favorite Benefit Lollitint! And yes, that's the closest Purple Cheek Color I have and I don't have a powder form so easy peasy decision-making there!
Swatch: 04 Purple
Like I said, I prefer to pick a cheek blush and save the cute puff! As scary as the shade Purple sounds on cheeks, this is actually a faint lilac pink with matte finish. Though matte, it gives an instant glow upon application! I can imagine this shade perfect for users who have fair skin like I do or maybe, medium skin can still use this ! If you have darker complexion, this may come out as a "subtle highlighter" instead!
For the color to show up on photos, I had to pile up to 3-4 layers! In person, 2 layers is enough for a natural effect.
Before and After
Now, I can't skip the application over my lids because this is actually named an EYE & CHEEK Color right? So using my big fluffy blending brush, I applied a quick wash of Purple shade all over my "lined" lids and so far, this is indeed wearable and no-brainer look when you are in a hurry!
Now talk about longevity? The powder tends to disappear midday so retouch is needed! As for the eyes, the color will stay longer with the help of an eye primer! I personally don't mind retouching midday because of the cute puff and packaging! On the downside, the tin-can packaging is a bit bulky and the "paint" of the tin can may scrape off a bit! So if you're not the OC-type of gal, feel free to tote this with you wherever you go, but if you are drawn to the packaging and wanted to preserve this, well, leave it at help and set your makeup properly with a makeup setting spray or translucent powder.
AMW Wore Etude House Dreaming Swan 04 Purple
On Eyes and Cheeks
Etude House Dreaming Swan Eye & Cheek costs Php778.00 (approx$17.60) locally. Feel free to check out other shades available from this range.
Which shade would you pick?
Do you like Purple on Me?
Do you like Purple on Me?