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Friday
Dec142012

Capsule review: Etude House Christmas Miracle Collection 

What's your favorite holiday collection so far? There are so many, but it's good to have choices! There's something for everyone whether they're on a budget or cost is no object. :) I did observe a general theme though. Shine, glitter, and bright pops of red are du jour, but I've also been seeing a lot of twinkly purples and violets. This is good news - for me at least! - because I find that color group rather flattering on the Pinay complexion.

This time I want to talk about the Etude House Christmas Miracle Collection. I have photos, swatches, and quick thoughts on each product!

Let's start with the Etude House Mix & Mix Eyes PK001. This is a sleek palette of six sparkly shades in the lilac/ purple color group. There's also one in BR401 Holiday Dream that is on the neutral end of the spectrum. Go for PK001 if you're out for an evening party, while BR401 is better for more reserved occasions.

PK001 can be limiting because of the high volume of glitter in the shadows. It's not the fine kind so you would need a good base and a practiced foiling technique to get a solid color pay-of!  I did a tutorial recently featuring this palette so you can see how best to work with it.

This is for girls who love sparkles, even if only occasionally. If you don't like too much glimmer then Etude has matte palettes for you!

Next up, we have the Christmas Miracle Dear My Blooming Lips. They come in Christmas Red (a juicy apple red shade) and Christmas Pink (cool sheer pink).

I love Christmas Red because it's totally wearable. It's something that's not too dramatic or overpowering, but you still get a good lick of eye-catching red! It's a friendly, non-threatening red that can be worn sheer if you wish. :D Great for red lipstick beginners!

Christmas Pink is a nice cool pink but it doesn't particularly stand out. As a lipstick it's quite sheer for my taste, still, the effect is very glossy and plumping which is always nice to have. It's super shiny!

Last but not least, Etude House released their much-awaited glitter nail sets. I think they come up with nail trios every Christmas! You can check my review of the one they came out with last year. The red/gold/mix glitter set is called Christmas Tree while the French pink/pink glitter/silver set is Holiday Miracle.

I like these because the polish is fairly opaque in two coats even with the pastel pink. The glitters are also easy to pack in as long as you focus them on the tips, that is, if you're looking for gradiating nails. The polish dries up quickly (like 20 minutes) as with all Etude ones. Oh and here's a reminder: don't forget to put in a thick top coat because the glitter pieces come off if you're not careful with your hands!

Here's a swatch of Holiday Miracle. It's seriously prettier in person! It's hard to capture the glimmer and daintiness on camera, unfortunately. You just have to trust me haha.

I haven't worn Christmas Tree yet but I will post an NOTD when I do. ;)

And that's it! Hope you enjoyed the mini-reviews. Let me know if you're planning to get anything, or if you already grabbed something from the collection!

PS - Prices to follow! If you know though please share in the comments, the info will be much appreciated!

PSS - Don't forget to follow Etude House Global for news and promos from the brand. There's also Etude House Philippines for the local updates.

 

Reader Comments (24)

I'm such a sucker for lipsticks, that Christmas Red lippy is so pretty! I agree, it is definitely wearable and it's not threatening. hehe
The Christmas tree polish looks like a weird color combination, but I definitely get why it's called the Christmas Tree, will look forward to your review for that set!

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPauline P.

I really like that collection of Etude House Ms. Liz! so Girly and Sparkly...im such a huge fun of cute packaging. I super like the lippies in this particular collection. Hope you can also do a review on their Princess etionette collection. :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchiena

The Christmas red is so pretty! I've been (shyly!) trying out bolder shades. This looks like a good in-betweener. :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarina

Aaaaand here's another one to put on my buy list, goodbye christmas bonus. I am definitely getting the Holiday Miracle nail set, and that Christmas Red lippy is definitely tempting.

What's a good (cheap) top coat to use? I'm just also starting my adventures with nail polish.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Loving your nails, always wanted something like that for my own nails never had the time to do one though since a simple coat of nail polish would take me about an hour per hand to finish because of my "OC-ness". :p haha

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJD

nice clors kaya lang im really not into the shimmery type

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous! Perfect for a fierce yet girly Christmas look. :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

I love how the nail art goes,the glittery thing is what I adore most. But about they're lipsticks line, i'm not really a fan of the etude,literally not being so negative here it doesn't really stay long and to be honest you have to double or triple the application of it so that to see better results. But more than that Etude products are good.^_^

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereloisa mae

I always enjoy EH's polish duos and trios! Is there brown palette as sparkly as the purple one?

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Mari

I'm overwhelmed by the variety Christmas collections that are being released! I'm thankful that there are so many gift choices to choose from, pero sometimes parang may kagat sa puso because I can't afford all the things I want to get. lol

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

i love the eyeshadow palette! There are so many looks that you can make with it. i love the packaging of the lipsticks too.

i would love to learn more on applying nailpolish with glitters. i hope you can make a tutorial for that.

thanks ms.Liz :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

The eye shadow palette looks really promising! Will wait for you to post the prices Liz! :) The nail polish looks like a nifty Kris Kringle or exchange gift gift for girls :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercandz

I don't really go for holiday collections since I prefer the tried and tested products that are in the permanent line so that I'll be sure to get my money's worth. Thank you for this review though! The Christmas Red is so gorgeous on you! Your lips look so full and healthy. :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

i love the christmas pink lipstick and the nail polish as well! have a merry christmas ms. liz! :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrysthel

Holiday Miracle looks so dainty and pretty. I like Christmas Red because its not the shocking red kind. However, my experience with etude lippies before was they dont have really good staying power so I tend to reapply open but I like that they don't make my lips feel dry or exaggerates the lines on my lips.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

Was waiting for you to review these, haha! Finally! I'm a tad bit disappointed though, because I thought you'd review the Holiday Dream one as well, but assuming that the quality of both palettes are the same, maybe it's more or less like that one din? The palettes are P998 each, by the way! :)

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChai

Love the nail polish. Glimmer and all. Totally cohesive collection.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

Those lipsticks have such adorable cases. And the engraving on the bullet is adorable too. And the colors seem great.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

I love Christmas Red! In the photo, it looks like Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart, which I also love. Don't you just love sheer reds? They give your lips a pop of kissable color without requiring you to be as precise in application as opaque, bold reds.

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

Awww <3 I'm a lipcolor addict and I say that I fell in love with the two colors from the collection. Really lovely, sweet, and stunning.

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

I so love how Etude House are so creative with their packaging. I brings out that dainty little you! The packaging looks so very princessy and so cute. I love christmas red too, most especially that it looks good on fair complexion (I guess it looks good too on morenas). My eyes are stuck up in your EOTD with the EH palette, coz I'm storing every details of it in my mind. Would love to replicate it on Christmas! ♥ I love the glitter nails too, great for this sparkly season! :)

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDesire

omg. everything's perfect! I super love the eyeshadow palette's shimmer <3

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterraych

Etude House thinks of everything! Can't wait for your Christmas Tree post, I'm a nail polish addict! :)

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPolished Pinay

Hi Ate Liz, how can I avail to buy etude products? Do they have delivery? Thanks in advance

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVhiper

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