Another month passed quickly and It seems like yesterday since the release of the Etude House Berry Delicious collection and they are releasing more limited products for spring! The theme of this month’s Etude House Pink Bird Box is: Color Flower Lesson Look At My Eyes & Pink Vital Water Serum.
First of all, some words about the Korean brand Etude House: Etude House is one of the best known Korean brands for cute packaging. If you are a lover of cute, girly and pink packaging, reminding you of being a child and the princess you always dreamt to be, THIS is your brand. Their packaging is usually so adorable that you cannot keep yourself from impuls-buys – only because you saw the packaging… Etude House has a blogger program called Pink Bird. Selected blogger will receive a monthly box for a defined period of time packed with selected products for reviewing purpose. I’m really proud and happy to be part of their Pink Bird program!
When I first opened the pink box I was surprised to see even more products inside than I expected. Apart from the Etude House Color Flower Lesson Look At My Eyes, consisting of 4 mono-eyeshadows, a palette for putting the eyeshadows, the Pink Vital Water Serum the pink bird box also contained a trial set of the Etude House Toning White C skincare range, which has been launched newly. I love trial sets of Korean products because they are perfect for travelling and usually contains all the basic products necessary, while not being at home.
And everything was as usually packed in a pink and princessy box…♥
First, I will start off with the Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum, which is part of the new Pink Vital skincare line. The product was collaborated with a popular Korean comedian , which is liked by many young people there at the moment.
The Pink Vital Water Serum is designed to vitalize and moisturizer the skin using peach water. It contains 75.45 % Pink Peach Water and has a water drop texture. If you read some of my previous reviews you might know that this is one of the textures I really like. The serum comes in a pink pump bottle and dispenses a good amount of the milky serum. I was surprised to see how watery it turned after I started to spread it. The serum doesn’t feel heavy or too rich but is light and refreshing – perfect for summer.
The ingredients are listed on the cardboard packaging of the serum, but also on Etude House’s official online store. According to COSDNA there are some minor irritants and acne triggers so be sure to check the ingredients before you start it and make a patch test ahead. Also, typically for a Etude House the serum is fragranced and you will notice the fragrance definitely. It is a nice scent to me, but if you are sensitive towards scents you should consider that point. The Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum retails for 20.40 US$ on Etude House.
So now let us take a look at the Etude House Toning White C travel kit containing the Etude House White C Toner, Emulsion, Cream and Sleeping Pack. As you can see the design of the new products has become much cleaner and simpler than it was in the past. From the cardboard packaging you will see the key properties of the skincare range which is symbolised with a small illustration, too. I really did like their packaging before, which was more playful but I like the easy available information of their new packaging design, too.
As I said before this trial kit consists of 4 travel sized products starting from the Etude House Toning White C Clear Toner and the Toning White C Radiance Emulsion. Both of these products come with 15 ml of product each. Then we have the Etude House Toning White C Tone Up Cream and the Toning White C Double Effect Sleeping Cream, which contain 10 ml each.
The cardboard box contains a short English and Korean description to each of the products in this kit, but you will find detailled information on each of the products on the Etude House page aswell.
Since toner and emulsion are the first products to use I’ll start off with these first: the Etude House Toning White C Clear Toner and the Etude House Toning White C Radiance Emulsion come in the typical tiny bottles made of hard plastic (the full size comes in regular bottles of course). For toner these tubes are usually fine because the liquid pours out easily, but I have a problem with emulsions to use out off them. Luckily the Etude House Toning White C Emulsion has a light and liquid texture so it is easier to use, too. The toner is also a light milky liquid (it looks almost clear in the image below…) instead of a clear one and both products absorb quickly after applying them. You can see the ingredients on the official Etude House store.
The Etude House Toning White C Toner Up Cream and the Double Effect Sleeping Mask are packed in small travels iced jars. The Tone Up Cream has a white cream consistency, which is not dense but rather reminds me of Yoghurt in ist texture- a bit whobbly. It feels light upon application and not greasy – more the moist kind of cream. The sleeping cream has a gel-texture with tiny bits of white. The bits melt off when the cream is rubbed in to the skin. According to the description the sleeping pack is “infused with the golden ratio of white moisturizing capsules and radiant whitening essence for brighter skin”. These must be the white bits in the sleeping cream. I didn’t notice any instant brightening (which I don’t expect anyways from any product!), but all the products from this skincare range contain niacinamide as key ingredient. There is also an essence available and sheet masks to complete your skincare routine. The toner retails for 21.60 US$, the emulsion for 21.60 US$, the cream for 28.80 US$, the sleeping cream for 18 US$.
Last but not least let’s take a look at the Etude House Color Flower Lesson Look At My Eyes limited Edition for spring 2016: I received four different eyeshadows of the Look At My Eyes mono eyeshadows and a eyeshadows palette. The packaging of these products is a girly and pink as we are used from Etude House.
There are 10 new eyeshadow colors available and two different eyeshadow palettes, one for 4 colors and a baby blue one for 8 colors. The palettes has a pretty flower design on the lid and comes with an eyeshadow applicator and a mirror inside.
In order to remove the Etude House Color Flower Lesson Look At My Eyes Single Eyeshadows from their container (or any other Look At My Eyes Eyeshadows from Etude House) you have to remove the sticker on the bottom of the eyeshadow container. It will reveal a small opening where you can push a needle through to push out the eyeshadow pan.
The four eyeshadows I received are all matte eyeshadows. The colors are PP509, PK008, BR421, and BR422. There are two brown shades BR421 and BR422, from which BR422 is the darkest shade. The color reminds me of cacao powder. BR421 is a more earthy brown color. PP509 is a light pastel purple color and PK008 is a girly pink shade. Without any primer all the four shades are very poorly pigmented and using one stroke they are barely visible. When using a primer on the other hand you will directly see the difference in pigmentation (see the swatches below). Still, like most Etude House eyeshadows they also create a good amount of fall-off when you use them. Nevertheless, I really like the heart-shaped imprint on the Etude House Eyeshadows…
I removed all the four colors I received from their containers and added them to the Etude House Flower Lesson Eyeshadow Palette and it looks very pretty to look at. What do you think? The eyeshadow palette retails for 7.80 US$ and the new Color Flower Lesson Look At My Eyes Single Eyeshadows retail for 4.60 US$ each.
My favorite pick from this month’s Etude House Pink Bird Box would be the Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum! I like how watery it feels upon application and you know, I love these kinds of water-drop textures…
Did you try any of the new products already? Tell me about it in the comments below! And if you like to read my previous reviews on Etude House Pink Bord Boxes click >>here<<.
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.etudehouse.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.