Friday, 4 January 2013

Etude House Princess Etionette Crystal Powder and Hearts Blusher

Just received the Etude House Princess Etionette Crystal Powder and Hearts Blusher in the mail!

I purchased this duo on Ebay for US$57 inclusive of shipping from Korea to Switzerland. Etude House has done an impressive job with the princessy packaging of this collection, which is slightly reminiscent of Laduree and Jill Stuart, but with more of a cutesy factor.

The Crystal Powder (10g) is described as a "moist loose powder with luxurious pearls that illuminate the skin with a subtle glow".

It comes with a lace-covered puff.

The powder feels very finely milled and acts like a typical translucent powder to provide a polished finish.

The Hearts Blusher is available in two shades, PK001 Pink Petal Kiss and OR201 Coral.

This comes with a fluffy cotton puff.

Each pot contains 10 blush hearts in three shades. Pink Petal Kiss is composed of a light icy beige, pale candy pink and medium pink. The pot packaging is actually deceptive as the blush compartment is rather shallow, taking up less than half of the pot. There is 12g of product which is quite paltry compared to Lavshuca Fairy Candy Cheeks (15g), the Body Shop Lily Cole Puff On Radiance (46g) and Guerlain Meteorites (30g). Nevertheless, I'm sure these will still last a good long while.

The blush hearts are a tad powdery and crumbly to touch, prone to breaking off with pressure. The cotton puff picks up the product in patches, so I'd probably use a brush instead for a more even application.

On the left half of the pic below are swatches of the three individual shades while on the right half is a swatch of the three shades blended and applied using the puff.

As you can see from the blended swatch, the finish is glowy with a very refined shimmer and no obvious glitter chunks. It is a very pale pink tint that will probably not show up well on tanned skin tones. I think this would work best layered on top of another blush.

The medium pink blush heart does have good payoff though. If Laduree's exorbitant prices give you heartburn, the Princess Etoinette collection is worth considering as a more affordable option that will look lovely on any dressing table.

List of ingredients for the Hearts Blusher.

And for the Crystal Powder.


Mickey said...

Are they really good?
I loved the commercials that Etude made for this line and the products looked awesome. It's not like I can afford them but I just want to know. hihi

Haru said...

hi Mickey,
The powder is pretty good but for the blusher, it works more like a glowy highlighter. For tanned skintones, I doubt it will show up well. I think you can find better blushes from other brands. What's special about the Princess Etoinette collection is ultimately the packaging and product design.

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog said...

I'm so tempted to get something from this collection because of the adorable packaging. I'm just not so sure about the quality and if I will like the actual products or not.

shopaholic said...

I like the crystal powder. the full range is available in Singapore.

{TPS} said...

The packaging is so pretty! I've been (not-quite-patiently) waiting for the entire collection to arrive in the Philippines. It's taking soooo long.

faye lu said...

i'm heading to thailand next week - and this is already on my shopping list. the packaging in so pretty. thanks for the pics and swatches x

Beauté_Poet said...

Love the blusher! It is so cute!