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Thursday
Jan242013

Etude House Etoinette Special Kit

The first stories I ever read were fairy tales. My mother would always buy these little books for me, books about frog princes and warty witches and hapless goodhearted princesses. I grew up loving fairy tales and oh, what I won't give to be a princess myself! And then I got hold of a copy of Grimms' Fairy Tales when I was seven or eight. That one was a shocker for someone who had Disney stamped on her forehead.

 

Well, I still love princess stories no matter how sordid or saccharine they may get. :) Anyway today I will be reviewing the Etude House Etoinette Special Kit, the brand's princess-themed collection which was released last December if I'm not mistaken. It was inspired by the baroque extravagance of Marie Antoinette.

The set contains a blush, lipstick, kabuki brush, and mirror, all in pretty pastel pink packaging with elaborate dull gold flounces. It rather treads the fine line between looking classy and looking like a toy, but I'm inclined to think that it was all done tastefully. They bring a special brand of cuteness to any vanity!

The products themselves do not disappoint. Well the kabuki brush could be softer I suppose but otherwise I am loving the lipstick, mirror, and blush. Check out the swatches and how the makeup looks like when worn.

The Etude House Crystal Shine Lips in PPK002 is a bright pink with a warm plummy base. People always ask me what lipstick I'm wearing whenever I have this on. ;) It's not super opaque so I need to layer a couple of times to get this gorgeous wash of color, but I don't mind.

The Etude House Princess Etoinette Heart Blusher is another standout find. I was thinking it's just all cute and no substance but the blush actually performs well. It's a deep pink color with a bit of a frosty finish - odd and shiny if you think about it - but it gives this beautiful glow on the cheeks. It also stays on a good four to five hours, which I found surprising. If you don't like shiny blushes then this won't cut it for you though.

Swoon!

The puff is just for holding the loose hearts inside the jar; don't bother trying to use it for application. Just get your normal blush brush and swirl it around to get a nice amount of product. Don't worry, the hearts aren't as fragile as they look! I was able to swirl roughly and they stayed solid. 

I am also loving the mirror that comes with the kit. The mirror is big, the compact thin AND light! I always bring this out with me now. You know how it is with the vain. ;)

And here I am wearing the blush and lipstick together. Now I'm not entirely sure about the availability of this specific set in the Philippines, but I hear that the Etude House Etoinette can already be found in stores. If you have the price info, please do share in the comments. I'm guessing these are a little more expensive than normal EH prices though! What do you think? Which one is your favorite from the set?

PS - Don't forget to follow Etude House Global for news and promos from the brand. You can also followEtude House Philippines for local happenings.

Reader Comments (33)

You look really young! The blush and lip combo really suits your skintone.

BTW, I lalalaloooove your necklace! Where did you get it?

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMauwi Fajardo

Hi Liz! Love the blush! Are these blushes available here in the phils? :-))

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmhy

I thought they were candy! That's a really cute presentation for the blush.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

The set is so pretty, it could make any girl feel like a princess! ;)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

Haha! They do look a bit like toys. I like the mirror! Landmark carries pretty mirrors, but they're too heavy, being encased in steel. Light and pretty mirrors are a boon.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

I love everything! I want that set! <3

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren The Artetect

They look so cuuuuuute! But, the lipstick alone costs around P700 which is a bit expensive for EH. I don't know about the set, though. I definitely won't mind having that mirror! So cute! I hope they sell this separately here!

On a totally unrelated note, I'm so jealous of your hair Ms. Liz! :( The natural curl is so gorgeous. I get mine permed, and even then it doesn't look anything like that. :(

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYana Tan

the lipcolor reminds me of barbie's lips.. so lovely..

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjenisse

This could easily be lost in the Barbie/princesses aisle of Toys R Us! I like my makeup sleek and sophisticated but I find these items adorable! The happy/girly feeling that I had when I was 5 or 6 tinkering with my mom's makeup, looking at this takes me to that!:-)

It looks ornate and delicate too. I could very well imagine this set in the vanity of an 18th century lady habang nag-aaply sya ng rouge to her lips and powder with the puff to her pale skin! I must say, concept successfully delivered with the packaging.:-)

As to the product itself, my favorite is the lipstick. It's a bright pink but it flatters! I sometimes feel bright pinks can be overwhelming and can look like it's wearing you instead of the other way around. This does not do that though. So I agree that this is a good find. Lakas maka-fresh!:-)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYani

Those are the prettiest packaging!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzinfandel

it has a princess' look, i love the packaging, perfect for girly one,and you look young.:)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

Awww these would look super cute on a vanity.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEula

Ooh, I love the the packaging! To those who know, pls do share with us how much! Thanks!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

awww i though yon hearts were actually candies, my fave is un "jar" kung san nakalagy un heart blush ang ganda, if i have this, nakakahinayang gamitin, parang ang sarp tingnan lang.

again mis liz, bagay un mga photos sa header photo mo so girly

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Would it be totally wrong if I only wanted the mirror? :D the blush and lipstick are both purrrty, but the blush can't be brought for retouch. And the lippie is kinda expensive for EH nga, though it really brightens your face. :)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy Mari

I adore that princess-y pink shade of lipstick! But lo, I do not have the guts to wear one yet. My sister bought a lipstick shade like it (not Etude brand though) and I tried it but had to wipe it off . I have yet to experiment wearing different shades of lipstick other than my normal gloss. :)

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Julia

i love it Ms. Liz! I hope I can get my hands on this set :) Thanks for this post.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

Oh my gosh! The blush and the mirror are so cute and lovely! Gotta get my hands on these, hahaa...

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRin

Pink cuteness! Reading this entry and looking at the products, I thought it would just be nice to look at but not so when worn. But seeing your photos, I think the collection becomes you. If I could choose items from the kit, I would get the blush, brush and mirror. I'd pass up the lipstick because barbie pink lip colors don't complement my skin tone. It looks very charming on you though :-) You exude a happy, light aura.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaybelle

Finally! A review for EH's Etoinette Kit! I am also inlove with this set. It gives off that warm, fuzzy, feeling just by looking at them. It totally compliments EH's image. I specially like the Heart Blusher though it would be nice if the puff could serve it's purpose too.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

I love the lipstick! I would honestly get that whole set just for that one lipstick. The packaging is so cute <3

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

so cute packaging! and the combination on you Ms. Liz makes you look girly and mukhang mabait! he-he!
i just wish that the jar was filled up with more hearts, it doesn't seem to have a lot of product inside. i guess, you are really buying this for the packaging, because EH cookie blushers will give you the same effect in a more compact and bag-friendly case.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

Gaaaah, this is so cute and classy, I love how they portrayed the extravagance and sophistication of Marie Antoinette. Love the lippie! Etude really knows how to make a product look girly yet it's not repelling. I so wanna buy this!

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

My goodness, the blush is so cute!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

You look so pretty! Been in and out of Etude house and I was only able to buy a lipstick from their line. Their blush was still unavailable :(

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYette

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