Saturday, 20 April 2013

Etude House Sweet Recipe Review - Baby Choux Base, in Peach Choux

etude house sweet recipe baby choux base peach

Hello sweets, how are we all? 

Today I'm reviewing another Sweet Recipe item - the Baby Choux Base in Peach. Etude House is touting it as a smooth and fluffy make-up base and primer, that will create baby-like skin.

I rarely use primers before bb cream nowadays, but of course the sweet bakery concept sucked me in! Well played, Etude.

Let's talk packaging first. Compared to the rest of the collection, I think the packaging for this base is a bit muddled - the box is all pink and cute, while the frosted glass jar looks a little more expensive, but plain! It doesn't really complement or tie in with the rest of the collection~? 


etude house sweet recipe baby choux base peach


Anyway, the Baby Choux Base comes in three variants - each addressing a specific skin concern. 


  • Mint Choux - a green base that counteracts redness
  • Berry Choux - a pink base that brightens pale skin
  • Peach Choux - a peach base that brightens sallow or yellow skin

I purchased mine from ebay seller f2plus1 at the price of $13.14~

etude house sweet recipe baby choux base peach
Ingredients List

The net weight of this base is 25g, which I think is plenty since a little actually goes a long way. This base isn't meant to create a white mask after all - which is what you'll get if you over apply.


etude house sweet recipe baby choux base peach

The texture of this Baby Base is indeed very smooth, creamy and fluffy looking. Combined with the sweet Peach scent, it almost seems good enough to eat! I don't mind the scent, but it is a rather strongly scented product, so those who prefer unscented or more subtly scented products, may find this a little too much. I notice the scent the most when applying it, but after that it doesn't linger.

Though it's Peach scented, I could swear the first few times I used this that I could smell a sugary donut scent! It really made me want to eat it >_< 

For those with reasonably clear skin, these Baby Choux Bases could be used on its own, as long as you  have a similar skin tone, as sort of like a colour correcting base. But I have quite a bit of redness and acne scarring, so I always put bb cream over this. 

What the Peach Base does for me is provide some minimal coverage of my redness, provides a smooth base for my bb cream, and also brightens(not whiten) my yellow skin tone. 

etude house sweet recipe baby choux base peach
You can see it doesn't cover imperfections much, but it does smooth out, and brighten, the skin~
Try the Mint Choux Base if you want to correct/minimise redness and spots

Be wary of the amount you use - too much and you'll look very pale! And also, take some time to carefully blend this into your skin so it looks as natural as possible~ The final finish is not dewy nor matte - it's a little powdery, but it does look rather natural after it blends into my face. It feels really lightweight too - I don't even notice it on my skin. 

I also think it applies best on a clean and moisturised (or well hydrated) face - if you have dry skin or flaky patches the base will look powdery and over-matte on you, which of course won't give you that baby-choux skin! Fingers work great to apply this, but sponge could also work - just remember to blend well to get a super natural finish.

The finished look - Peach Choux as the base, and Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream over the top

Overall, I really like the Peach Choux base - mainly because it delivers everything it claims it will (and not all products do that). It's not something I reach for everyday, because frankly I'm too lazy to add another step to my routine, but I love how smoother and brighter my base makeup looks when I do use this. This Peach Choux is more for those days I think my skin could use a pick me up, or when I feel like I want to look a bit nicer than normal. 

Definitely give this Choux base a go if you do normally use primers in your routine, and want something that will provide a smooth base for bb cream or foundation, as well as a brighter, smoother complexion.

If you don't use primers, you might want to save your cash for some of Etude's latest new products instead? *wink wink*

Thanks for reading!









35 comments:

  1. Wow your skin looks great with the primer! Really brightens and gives a dewy glow! Love your simple eye makeup :)

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  2. You are super gorgeous ^^ it looks good on you(;

    i'm having a giveaway on my blog, if you want to check it out, heres the link :

    http://nhilovesbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/04/first-impression-giveaway-lioele.html

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  3. i also don't really use primers on my everyday my makeup routine but this one really sucks me too xD
    i have the second one and so far so good.
    love your photo, Tulip, you look so flawless and pretty there ^^

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  4. I really like this too! But sometimes it brings out my dry areas on face. :(

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  5. Wow such a nice finishing touch! I like it c:
    I think all Etude products are super sweet
    scented :P



    xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  6. looks very natural, might try it!

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  7. wow your skin looks sooooo flawless and glowing!! the packaging is also cute >.<

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  8. I love the packaging! It really reminds me of Winnie the Pooh XD

    Wow, it makes your skin a lot brighter :D

    http://sushiibear.blogspot.com

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  9. Lol Etude House has sucked me in so many times for their cute packaging as well! Their packagings are just too cute for words!


    I think the base is useful on itself if you're in a hurry!

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  10. It really brightens your skin~ Your skin looks nice^^
    http://anya-jang.blogspot.com

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  11. I seriously wish there was an Etude House in America, but there isn't :( I might try and get my mom to send me some of this from Taiwan, haha. I really want to try some BB cream because it looks so nice on everyone!


    xx.
    www.fashionandtea.com

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  12. ooh, it gives such a nice glow on your skin! loves ^_~

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  13. Thank you ^^
    Yep, I really like the natural finish of this primer!

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  14. I used to like primers a lot, but somehow lately I've become more lazy with my makeup routine, lol.
    Thank you Rini!

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  15. I used to have dry areas on my face, but after I started using rosehip oil, my skin's much more hydrated lately! It might work for you ^^

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  16. Thanks Mei - I really like the brightening effect ^^
    Hehe, this is one of the more stronger scented products I think!

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  17. Yes, this primer brightens, but it looks natural at the same time ^^

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  18. Thanks Pam! Both the choux base and the lioele bb cream have a really nice brightening effect ^^

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  19. Thank you Lisa ^^
    It's my everyday makeup look~
    It is! I want everything, lol

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  20. Hehe, like a pot of delicious honey?
    Yep I think it does very well to naturally brighten ^^

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  21. Oh I heard about this, a lot of people loves it. I'm not sure about if it's worth it to buy, because as a primer, I think it's more like pearly base :) I'm thinking about buying this or Lioele pearl base (highlighter) which you seems in love with that :) what is better? :) any recommendations?

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  22. Hehe, good to know I'm not the only one!
    It'd definitely be useful for those with good skin already ^^

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  23. I wish there were more international Etude stores too! It's hard to buy sight unseen from online sometimes T_T

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  24. Yes, I love the glowy look ^^
    Thanks Janet!

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  25. Ohh sounds good, I'll look in to it, thanks :)

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  26. This really did brighten up your face! It sort of looks like some sort of cool whipped foundation in the jar. I need to try something from Etude House. Their new products look really interesting.

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  27. I feel like I am the only one who doesn't really like it. When I used it, my skin felt so dry and looked extremely patchy! Primers are supposed to be moisturising and help prep the skin for base makeup, but it just looked horrible on me. I have pale skin as well but it made me look sickly. I'm sad :(

    xx enjoyed the review though! ^^

    Y-OONYEE

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  28. The choux base brightens, but it doesn't have pearlescent shimmers so it's very natural looking! The Lioele pearl base is more shimmery, and though it could be mixed into your base for a brightening effect, I tend to use it only on the high points of my face for that bright and glowy effect :) I treat both of these as separate products - the choux base as a primer, and the lioele base as a face highlighter~ I think the choux base would be more useful as it has some coverage as well as a brightening effect

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  29. I love the texture of this in the jar - it looks so creamy, lol. Etude's released a tonne of new things lately, definitely check them out :)

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  30. I can definitely agree that this choux can/will bring out the dry areas of the face! I've been prepping my face with rosehip oil which hydrates skin really well so luckily this base hasn't ended up patchy/powdery on me, maybe it'd work for you too :)

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  31. Thank you for fast reply! :) you helped me a lot, I've already ordered Baby Choux today, so I'll wait and then see haha. Thank you ^_^

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  32. such cute packaging and it delivers all it says? I must try it out ^^ Thanks for sharing, your skin looks flawless and so youthful ^^

    恵美より ♥

    http://emi-doll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Great demonstration hun! That base made your skin appear so much more brighter!


    I have normal to dry skin and don't really like the over-matte look on myself so I would probably give this one a miss.


    Your skin looks flawless in the finished look pic btw =)

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