Review: Etude House My Blooming Lips-Talk in Etude Pink (Limited Edition)

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(Warning: Picture-heavy post ahead!)

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Etude House My Blooming Lips-Talk Limited Edition Etude Pink
Earlier last month, Etude House released a new, limited edition version of their My Blooming Lips-Talk lipstick in the shade Etude Pink. One look at the promotional pictures (thanks to Michelle's update), and my inner voice had hearts in her eyes while yelling 'Get it! Get it!'.

Krystal is so pretty~ ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣
So got it I did, thanks to a friend who was visiting Korea. (๑>◡<๑) I've never been so infatuated with a lipstick since the Peripera lipsticks. This limited edition offering from Etude House has definitely got me seeing pink!
Etude House My Blooming Lips-Talk Limited Edition Etude Pink
I do not own any of the My Blooming Lip-Talk lipsticks from Etude House, so I can't really compare them, but one thing's for sure - it's packaged very differently from the regular range. Besides the Etude 'E' seal and glittery tulle accent, the Etude Pink version is packaged in a beautiful little box that adds extra oomph to its overall presentation. I particularly love how the princessy design (think jewels, bows, ribbons, pearls, lace) is illustrated both on the outside and inside of the box. Pictures below.

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etude house my blooming lips etude pink limited edition
Ingredients list and other information (click to enlarge)
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Never throwing the box away. Never. ಠ_ಠ
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So much pink!
Of course, you just can't ignore how pretty the lipstick packaging is. There's a certain je ne sais quoi about the vintage-style filigree seal and exquisitely delicate-looking glitter tulle that calls out to our inner girly girl, not to mention the light pink plastic tube that has a slight pearly sheen. Like the other Etude House lipsticks, the middle [seal-and-tulle] part can be removed, but honestly, do you even want to? (⌒_⌒;)
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You can remove the middle part and use it as a ring or (mini) hair tie
Now, moving on from the packaging to the lipstick itself.

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Unlike the usual Etude House lipsticks (where shades are given codes like PK001), this limited edition version is labelled Etude Pink. Essentially, it is the signature Etude House pink colour, made into a more wearable shade in lipstick form.

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etude house my blooming lips etude pink limited edition
(Click image to enlarge)
A cute little heart-carriage design is embossed on the side of the lipstick. As you can see, the lipstick itself is a sweet pink shade with some shimmer. Strangely enough, it leans warm in the tube but pulls cooler on the skin/lips. Swatches below.

You can see the slight shimmer here (click to enlarge)
As you can see from the swatches above and below, Etude Pink seems to have a warmer pink tinge in the tube and on white surfaces, but applies as a sheer and cool-toned pink on my skin and lips.

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Me trying to imitate Krystal's pose (at the back) HAHAHAHA
To be honest, I was slightly disappointed by the sheerness of the lipstick. I expected it to be fairly opaque, judging from the promotional images and the look of the lipstick itself, but it turned out to be a sheer, shimmery pink shade. Don't get me wrong, it's a very pretty shade, and perfect for that cute, princessy look; it just falls a little flat in terms of opacity. If I had to describe/compare it to my other lippies, I'd say it would be somewhere between the Anna Sui Lip Rouge D373 (less sheer, less glittery, smaller shimmer) and Peripera My Color Lips 04 Holy Pink (a sheerer version).

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If you don't mind the sheerness and slight shimmer, this is a fairly suit-all shade for warm or cool skin tones. I wouldn't really recommend it for those with darker lips/skin tones though. Texture-wise, the lipstick glides on smoothly without tugging on the lips, and feels quite moisturizing. Longevity is average (3-4 hours with minimal eating/drinking) and the lipstick doesn't stain, although it does leave some shimmer behind on the lips. There is a slight scent to the lipstick if you sniff it, but is not noticeable when applied on the lips. Make sure you prep your lips beforehand, as I find that it will show dry patches or lip lines.

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The Etude House My Blooming Lips-talk lipstick in Etude Pink (Limited Edition) (3.4g) retails for 10,000₩ KRW in Korea. Availability is yet to be announced in South East Asia as of this posting.

✓ Pros: Gorgeous princessy packaging, affordable price (in KRW), pretty colour that suits warm/cool skin tones, doesn't stain lips, average longevity.
✗ Cons: Limited edition, availability yet unknown outside of S.Korea, sheer opacity, leaves slight shimmer on lips, will show dry patches/lip lines.

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The bottom line? This Etude Pink lipstick may be on par with the Peripera ones in terms of packaging and presentation (heck, it's actually about 2% prettier), but it still won't take away their HG status in my book. ♪(◡‿◡)♫


Mieza Everdeen said...

i am more attracted to the packaging, hahaha! EH knows to make pretty casings, sometimes I feel like I buy because of the packaging XD anyhow, the pink looks so nice on you Laura :D

Fifi ♥ said...

Such a pretty coloured lipstick :)


FurFer said...

The packaging is so grand O.O I can understand exactly why you are attracted to the design.

Sakuranko said...

I love it the packaging is so perfect!
The shade is absolutely cute"
I need this product on my wishlist!

Ahleessa said...

I love the packaging for Etude House. They're always cute and you're rocking the color! :)

shasa said...

I want it so badly..pretty & princessy packaging <3

Michelle Tang said...

I am surprised by how light pink it turned out. It isn't as dark pink as I thought or are there two versions?

Because it is different from what Krystal is wearing in the picture, but closer to the light pink that I saw on the lips of Sulli in the video showing this lipstick. When I saw the video I was actually hoping that the lighting made it look lighter.

LauraLeia said...

Mieza: Haha yeah, we're all suckers for pretty packaging, eh? :P Thank you for the compliment ^^

Fifi: Yes indeed, it's gorgeous. :)

Jennifer: Hahahaha! *wink wink*

Sakuranko: Yes, it's so pretty I almost couldn't bare to use it, haha! You definitely need it on your dressing table, just to add that pinch of cute! ;)

Ahleessa: Aww thank you! Yes, they come out with so many cute/pretty things so fast, I can hardly keep up! >_<

Shasa: That's exactly how I felt before I held it in my hands, haha! It's so pretty and princessy~

Michelle: Yes, I was surprised that it was so sheer, since it looked like a very creamy/opaque colour in the ads and in the tube. I didn't really notice the colour on Krystal or Sulli but I guess they used the regular PK001 and also the Etude Pink for the ads? Haha~