Hey lovelies! Today I'm reviewing the super kawaii Etude House Princess Etoinette Powder ^_^
Aside from the Crystal Shine Lipsticks, this was the other thing I was most lemming after when it was released! However I didn't buy it straight away as it was quite pricey - but I eventually decided to treat myself when I saw it selling on ebay, at roughly the Korean retail price, hehe.
Anyway, the Princess Etoinette Collection is probably one of Etude's most nicely packaged collections - think Marie Antoinette and Ladurée! So being the kawaii-holic that I am, I just had to have this prettily packaged powder. I use highlighter nearly everyday, so that's how I justified this purchase :P
|The little upraised detailing on the lid is so cute and pretty!|
The packaging is seriously darling! Okay, so it doesn't look like it cost a fortune, like Ladurée makeup, but it is very pretty to look at, and display. The little pot is accented with silver detailing and raised engravings.
It's such a sweet little thing <3
|Squee! It's so purty <3|
|It comes with a protective sticker to ensure the powder stays put until you're ready to use it|
The loose powder inside is covered by a removable separator, and a cute laced and ribboned puff is also included.
|It looks clumpy but the powder is very smooth and fine once picked up by a brush|
The powder itself is a pale champagne tone - if you look closely you can spot silvery-pink glitters within the powder. It's also softly fragranced, and smells of roses.
The sponge is not great for precision application of the powder - it's mostly decorative I think! A soft brush would be much more suitable.
Etude lists this powder as having various uses - as highlighter, accenting eyeshadow, adding sparkle over lipstick, face powder, and even as body powder.
To date I've only used it as face highlighter - it's very smooth in texture, and doesn't look powdery on the face, however I was quite disappointed in this powder, as it is extremely sparkly.
|Hopefully you can see all the silvery shimmers~|
Applied lightly it provides a beautiful glow to the skin, but once you get under bright sunlight or under any other bright lighting (like a street lamp), the fine glitters in the powder becomes very noticeable T_T
I like to 'glow' rather than 'sparkle' so I was pretty disappointed overall. This seems more like a party powder than a powder for everyday use 0_o
I give this top marks for packaging, but wouldn't recommend anyone buy this if they're after a highlighter powder. Definitely check out the Aloha highlighter instead!
I'll probably use this as glitter eyeshadow, and the occasional night out, but I don't see myself reaching for this often. But luckily it looks darling on my dressing table :P
Thanks for reading lovelies! Sorry I haven't been getting back to your comments and reading your blogs this past week! I'm hoping to catch up this Sunday as I've been pretty busy T_T
Chat to you soon~
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