asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

8. May 2015


Here is the second product I bought from Etude House’s Dreaming Swan collection, the Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk. I also bought the powder brush from this collection and you can have a look at the review >>here<<.

Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

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 adoreable that you cannot keep yourself from impuls-buys – only because you saw the packaging…The new Dreaming Swan collection is fully dedicted to the topic of ballerinas, with light colors and a beautifully designed packaging. You will find pretty illustrations of ballerinas, ballerina shoes, tutus…The collection consists of lipsticks, eye and cheek blushers, powder pact, nail polish, cushion cases, cream multi shadows, a pouch and a powder brush. I chose the Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk in shade PP501, which was the darkest shade from the collection. I’m always doubtful about brighter shades on my lips, because they tend to settle more obviously into my lip lines than darker shades. The Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk comes in a cardboard box packaging displaying one of the illustrations from the Kerry Hess, the collaborating illustrator. Let’s enjoy the sight of this beautiful packaging first:

Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

I really like the ballerina theme, although it is super girly actually! The cardboard box also displays the Korean and English product description and ingredients. You can also check out the ingredients >>here<< (it is for one of the other shades, but it only differs in the pigments. Thanks Evelyn for adding it to COSDNA ♥). Good thing: the ingredients contain titanium dioxide for UV protection. The lipstick itself comes in the typically shaped Etude House lipstick containers It has a light pink color and a white bow at the bottom. You can remove the bow and use it as a ring for example.

Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

The bullet is protected by a metal part, which is illustrated with bows and ballet shoes. There is also a typical Etude House emblem imprinted on the bullet. On the bottom of the lipstick you’ll find the manufacturing date of the product.

Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

PP501 is a pink/ rose shaded color. According to the promotional pictures it looks less pink than the other lipstick colors from the Dreaming Swan collection. There are 5 shades in total. Below you can see how the lipstick looks when swatched on the back of my hand and how it looks on my lips. The lipstick has a light rose scent, which is not noticable once applied on the lips.

Etude House Dreaming Swan My Blooming Lips-talk

Honestly speaking, I’m not liking this lipstick too much. The formula is very difficult to work with. If you have dried and chapped lips don’t use it at all! My first picture for this lipstick looked terrible and the lipstick was settling into all the lines and looking patchy and just not nice. The only way I can wear this lipstick it either using lipbalm before, which means that the lipstick is not lasting at all, or as a base color for some gradient lips. I love the packaging! And I like the rose scent. But that’s it! The Etude House Princess Happy Ending Lipsticks had a far better formula than these. These don’t glide as smoothly and make the lips feel dry after a while. I would not recommend you to buy these, unless you want to collect them because of the packaging. There are still some available on ebay. On the official Etude House Global Store I couln’t find the lipsticks anymore. I bought mine from W2Beauty, but they are not listed there anymore. The price of these lipsticks lies around 10 US$.


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  • MissLovelyAttitude 8. May 2015 at 11:10

    I’m vety sad, cause I ordered one , too :( Hope my lips will like it!

  • Andreea( 8. May 2015 at 11:19

    It’s sad to hear that you didn’t like it :( though it looks really nice on your lips. I also was attracted by this collection but I didn’t buy anything so far. I just got the Fantastic Color Eye Shadow palette in Rose Garden and I was a little disappointed by the small size of it but I love the colors.

  • Beauty Therapy 8. May 2015 at 13:40

    Very pretty colour!

  • Erynne 8. May 2015 at 13:42

    Very pretty colour

  • Kine 8. May 2015 at 15:04

    Great, honest review! Your lips look great in this swatch though, so moisturized and pretty. Maybe you should have included the ‘bad swatch’ so we can see how it will look! Because that’s probably how my dry lips would look :P.

    Btw your lighting is gorgeous here! What set up do you use? I always have trouble taking pictures from birds eye view, they never look any good!

  • Mizu 8. May 2015 at 17:55

    I don’t expect that! Thank god I didn’t buy it because it wasn’t available for the moment at testerkorea..

    But this colour is more pigmented from the reviews I’ve seen.

  • Coline T. 9. May 2015 at 2:07

    this shade is really nice! good choice :-)

  • Vanity 9. May 2015 at 2:32

    Really disappointing to hear. I have two Etude House lippies and they are both very moisturizing. At least I can feel a little less sad about missing the boat on this collection though.

  • Sooyoona 9. May 2015 at 8:15

    Oh wow, deine Farbe sieht schon einmal um Längen besser aus, als meine :) Aber es ist wirklich super schade, dass sie nicht so toll sind.

  • Rini 9. May 2015 at 14:58

    I feel the same with you!
    I thought that if the shade is darker like yours, it won’t have the same problem with the formula but reading from your review, I think all of the shades have the same problem :(
    It’s too bad actually because the packaging itself is already very pretty, it would be complete if the lipstick formula is great too >.<

  • tirurit 9. May 2015 at 15:26

    I am always amazed by the creativity displayed in Etude House’s packaging!

  • Maya 10. May 2015 at 17:50

    The color looks so lovely more purple actually, and OMG the packaging. To bad I have dry chapped lips so nothing for me (. I


  • Sakuranko 11. May 2015 at 23:27

    The color is nothing special for me just pretty
    And the packaging too
    thanks for your review

  • Celly 12. May 2015 at 4:46

    That is sad to hear, but I loved how you pieced the images to show the entire illustration :)