Saturday, 23 November 2013

Etude House Nymph Aura Line Balm Review *sponsored product*

Hello hello! Today I'm reviewing the Etude House Nymph Aura Line Balm - kindly provided by Beautynetkorea for review. The Line Balm is a solid foundation packaged in a compact, and is applied with a sponge puff - though the foundation is technically solid, it's actually quite soft and melts on contact, so it adheres to the skin very well, giving a natural finish. 

It's a must-have if like me, you adore the glossy, radiant finish all the Kpop idols and actresses are rocking at the moment. 

etude house nymph aura line balm review

The Line Balm consists of a foundation and a shimmering pearl highlighter in a 7:3 ratio. It's similar in concept to the foundations with the highlighter swirl in them, except the Line Balm divides the foundation and highlighter rather than have a swirl running throughout. 

The foundation contains Adenosine and Collagen to encourage elastic skin tone, and Hyaluronic Acid, Argan Oil and Avocado Oil to keep skin hydrated. So not only does it help even out the skin tone and cover blemishes, but it also treats and nourishes the skin at the same time. I love a good multi-purpose product ^_^

etude house nymph aura line balm review

Unlike regular foundation puffs, this one is shaped in that of a tear drop - it supposedly works better for applying foundation near the nose and under the eyes. I guess it's more helpful, but I found the shape a little awkward to hold, and the puff is smaller than I'm used to (or maybe I have giant hands lol). 

etude house nymph aura line balm review

As you can see the paler part at the top is the pearl highlighter and the bottom part is the foundation. 

I actually really like having the two divided, as with a highlighter swirl you don't have a choice between whether you want to mix the foundation with the highlighter or not, but with the Line Balm you can choose to skip mixing the two up. 

The highlighter itself is really nice because it's not too pink or silvery, so it's quite suitable for all over the face, and looks natural on the skin. 

etude house nymph aura line balm review
Shade No2 Light Beige vs Shade W13 Natural Beige
No2 is too light for me, however I can use it as a natural highlighter instead!

Unfortunately the shades are limited to two - No 2 Light Beige and W13 Natural Beige. Natural Beige is closest to my skin tone, but a tad dark. However I don't need to worry about the Line Balm being too dark on me as when mixed with the highlighter it lightens the shade a little, making the colour more suitable on me ^_^

etude house nymph aura line balm review
Swatches L-R: W13 Highlighter, W13 FoundationNo, 2 Highlighter, No2 Foundation
etude house nymph aura line balm review

The texture melts a little upon contact, and is very balm-like in texture. It applies really smooth and lightly on the skin, and results in a slightly glossy finish, which I just love. It makes my skin look naturally dewy and glowy, but not oily or sticky. 

I have dryer skin though - if you have oily skin this may make you look/feel a little oilier, as it's meant to be a moisturising formula. 

Before Line Balm
After applying the Line Balm

Coverage is light to medium - it won't completely cover severe blemishes, dark circles or redness, but what it does do is provide a natural look coverage. Even though I have blemishes to cover I still really like this because it makes my skin more even and radiant overall.

etude house nymph aura line balm review
The instructions on the box say to do it a different way, but this is how I do it ^_^

How to use? You can just apply the foundation first and then apply the highlighter on your high points (forehead, cheeks, brow bones, cupid's bow, chin), or you can mix it up and apply all over highlighter and foundation. To do that you rub the puff in an clockwise position, to evenly mix the highlight and foundation, for all over brightening. 

Honestly, I'm really loving this at the moment - in fact its taken top spot as my favourite foundation! Previously my favourite go to foundation was the Innisfree Melting Foundation, which I've nearly finished and was going to repurchase, but now I've decided to buy this one instead, after I use it up. 

I still would recommend Innisfree though! Its got more shade selections, has slightly better coverage, and is a little more long wearing than Etude. However, I like both the Innisfree and Etude melting foundations very much <3

Time for some selfies - all wearing the Line Balm in W13~

etude house nymph aura line balm review
FOTD: Etude Line Balm in W13 all over, Etude Aloha highlighter on high points
 Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara, SANA eyeliner, Models Prefer Sweet Shadows
Etude House Princess Entoinette Shine Lipstick in POR202
Skinfood Brow Kit
etude house nymph aura line balm review
etude house nymph aura line balm review
FOTD: Etude Line Balm, Benefit's Dandelion on cheeks
Skinfood Brow Kit, Benefit's Gilty-Pleasure on eyes, Sana brown eyeliner, Maybelline's Colossal Mascara
Gradient lips with Etude Rosy Tint Lips in Sweet Poison, with Etude Jelly Lipstick in Lemon over the top
etude house nymph aura line balm review

Overall, the Nymph Aura Line Balm is an exciting new addition to my foundation collection. I find myself favouring these types of 'melting' creamy foundations a lot more than liquid foundations lately...they just tend to 'adhere' to the skin better? And I love the in-built highlighters for all over glow ^_^

You can find the Line Balm on Beautynetkorea here, and they retail around $20USD with free shipping. 

Do you like dewy and glossy foundations? Or do you prefer a more matte base? 

Thanks for reading lovelies~


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22 comments:

  1. This one look very great! Need to try!

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  2. Ah! Love the tear shapped puff! I think
    it gives you a great coverage and it leaves
    a natural look without giving that cakey
    effect c: Xx

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  3. Thanks for this review, Tulip hehe ^u^ I would probably buy this too if I wouldn't have oily-combi skin T^T because I prefer glossy or dewy finish. And thanks for this review~ :D

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  4. Wah this Nymph Aura Line balm seems like a great product, as it really cover the blemishes and leave skin flawless in moist condition, too bad I can't try this baby~ since I was tan and I think the shade won't match my skin :( I'm NC 30 - NC 35 btw

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  5. oh wow it looks so flawless and radiant on your skin!!! thanks for the in depth review! I think it is now on my list, I'll give it a go soon :-D

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  6. your skin look so dewy and flawless ;) it really reminds me of innisfree melting foundie ^_^~

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  7. i would like to try this product but since i have oily face im too terrified that it will intensify my already oily complexion.the puff is so cute ;A; http://azwaa.blogspot.com

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  8. I tend to prefer matte foundations, but I've been really curious about solid or balm foundations lately, so I might just try one in the near future. This was a great review. :)

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  9. oh and btw, are you wearing the GEO BC-101 circle lenses in these selcas too? I think these lenses are so natural I want to get them too T^T eheh~

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  10. I didn't expect it to cover that good, before & after pictures made me say wow ^.^

    Thank you for the helpfull review

    http://meishenmeweishenme.blogspot.com/2013/11/aegyo-line-making-with-etude-house-dear.html

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  11. This is the review I was waiting for~ I really want to try this balm, but I'm not sure about shades. I was always a bit dissapointed with EH's poor number of shades (especially warm based ones) if you have both to compare, can you please help me with choosing the right one for NC20-25? Thank you very much!

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  12. you are so cute, Tulip ^^
    i can see that the coverage is great but yeah the sponge is quite unusual XD

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  13. This looks like a nice foundation, but unfortunately those colors are way too dark for me. It looks great on you though :3

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  14. It's frustrating that there are only 2 shades! Do check out Innisfree though - they have a wider shade selection ^_^
    Aww, thanks!

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  15. You're too sweet Rini ^_^
    Hehe, not much a fan of the tear shape - maybe if it were bigger it'd be easier to use?

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  16. Yes, it's so frustrating there's only 2 shades! I'd put myself between NC20-25 and No2 is way too light for me, however w13 is a bit dark on me. w13 should be just spot on for nc25 I'm guessing, but if you're in between it may be a bit dark - depends on how much highlighter you mix in, and how well you blend ^_^

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  17. I was surprised by the coverage too - it didn't cover everything but it did reduce the redness and the darkness of some blemishes ^_^

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  18. I'm wearing those in the first selca (with the braided hair) - I super love them, and am on my 2nd pair already. Hehe, I'm actually waiting for the bc102 which I ordered last week! I'm curious to see the difference between the two. But I can def rec the bc101 for now ^_^
    btw the other pair I'm wearing in the second pic is the hyper circle browns which I love, however they're not so good as they slide a bit on the eyeball 0_o

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  19. I have dry skin, so anything matte may look too powdery on me T_T
    Thanks for reading!

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  20. Innisfree has a melting foundation that has a more matte texture, which might be more suitable for oily or combo skin ^_^
    Hehe, the puff is cute, but a little too small to conveniently use~

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  21. Hehe, I wish it were my natural skin! Yeah, they're both really nice balm foundies!

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  22. Thanks for the review! I'm also Etude House holic :D


    www.punkheartspink.blogspot.com

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