Saturday, 22 March 2014

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder Review

Hey lovelies! Today I'm reviewing the super kawaii Etude House Princess Etoinette Powder ^_^

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over 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. 

Long term readers would probably know that I love face highlighters! My all time favourite is Etude's Aloha Highlighter which I've been regularly using for nearly two years now...

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

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
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

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
Ingredients
Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
Squee! It's so purty <3
Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
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. 

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
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. 

Etude House Princess Etoinette Season 2 All Over Powder
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~

xoxo Tulip

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27 comments:

  1. Very cute I've been looking at this ^^

    恵美より ♥

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  2. oh this is so beautiful!! I want to get it now <3

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  3. It's disappointing that the Etoinette line is basically costume makeup in that the powders are glittery, the lipsticks are glittery, and the lipstick formula doesn't hold up to Etude's regular formula...the rose scent to me is the greatest turn off. I hope they would consider a different fragrance for their future editions of Etoinette, and noooo glitter!

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  4. Oh dear, it's a shame that this doesn't really work as a powder because I absolutely LOVE Etude House! But yes, you are absolutely right, I don't want to sparkle throughout the day either! :(

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  5. oh too bad the glitters are visible.. I think there is nothing worst than all over powder with glitters since it will make us end up looking like disco ball...T.T
    but the packaging is so pretty!!!! reminds me a lot of the Laduree packaging ^^

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  6. As someone who loves glitter, I might give this a shot!

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  7. The packaging is really adorable! I would buy it based on the packaging even if the powder isn't the best.

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  8. The packaging is so cute QwQ But the product is definitely a dissapointment! The glitters are too big and too obvious :( I honestly had high expectations in this and wanted to give it a try but after reading this review I will probably pass, it doesn't look natural enough for me But still thanks for this review, it was helpful :D

    Mindy

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  9. I really don't like shimmery powders but the packaging is extremely cute :)

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  10. I always loving the fact that Etude always made a good packaging for the costumer, even you're disappointing with the powder, you still can use the pot thoguh!~ HAHA I think we have a bit same interest in facial glow, we love that natural glow from the face but not the disco ball glow haha

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  11. Etude House's packaging is always on point * u *. It's a shame that the glitter is really obvious, instead of subtle like other powder highlighters.

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  12. Have you tried the Etude House's Magic Any Cushion ?

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  13. The packaging is tops! Sadly the powder is not to my taste T_T

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  14. Ultra pretty packaging isn't it? ^^

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  15. Yes to the no glitter! I didn't find the lipsticks glittery though, luckily ^^
    I think rose scents can be a bit old fashioned...

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  16. I have to wonder what Etude was thinking to make such a sparkly powder! Hopefully they get it right next time to make a new powder!

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  17. Hehe, I was pretty shocked when I saw the glitters on my face, since it's not so obvious in the pot! The packaging is definitely a highlight <3

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  18. Definitely check it out then! Thanks for reading ^^

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  19. No unfortunately not yet. I do have my eye on the peach one, but I have quite a number of colour correcting bases already >_<

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  20. Yep, it was quite a surprise, seeing the glitters weren't too obvious in the pot!

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  21. Agreed! The packaging is always lovely ^^
    I wish I knew what Etude was thinking when they decided to make it a sparkly powder 0_o

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  22. The packaging is certainly a highlight! Yes, performance-wise I have to say the product itself was a disappointment - a rare thing for me when it comes to Etude House! Glad the review was helpful! Thanks for reading Mindy ^^

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  23. Hehe, I think the packaging was the main aspect that compelled me to buy it! Even thought the powder was a disappointment I can't say the whole purchase was a regret since the packaging is so sweet~

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  24. Yep, I can't regret the whole purchase since the pot is reusable, and so cute! Natural glow is definitely the way to go ^^

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  25. I'm not a fan of shimmery powders either, though I don't mind a shimmery eye makeup look! The packaging is definitely the highlight to this product :P

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  26. It's a really cute packaging! Gorgeous and so girly, but I also prefer glow to sparkle. It's a shame it's sparkly.
    Great review!

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