August 27, 2012

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk Review

Brand: Etude House
Name: Dear my Blooming Lips-Talk
Shade: PK002, Angry Pink
Weight: 3.4g
Expiry: 18 months
Price in Korea: 8,500KRW
Price on Koreadepart: 8.55USD (click here)




While the box might look like an ugly light tan color in the pictures, rest assured! It’s actually a pale pink in real life—just so pale that it borders light tan. Here's the tube:


The color of the tube is mix between pink and lavender. Overall, it’s quite dull and greyish. Now once you open it, you'll see that the area where it closes has ridges:



[Height: 7cm | Base diameter: 1.7cm | Stick length: 2.5cm]

And with that comes a tight lock! The color in the picture above is mostly true to life for indoor lighting, give or take a few.




I applied a lip balm underneath. As usual, use these swatches as a reference for what comes next!


If on your screen it looks like there’s some lavender to it, I’d say that’s misleading. (It might help to scroll down some more so that the picture is at the top of the screen.) It tends to photograph that way, but it’s very much a hot pink in real life. The first layer is already very pigmented, but the second layer really goes the extra mile.


The stick quite soft. It’s moisturizing at first, but can still feel drying without a lip balm. It doesn’t settle into cracks much, but it definitely clings to flakes! Make sure to exfoliate, because it turns loose flakes into bright pink chunks! D:


Neither matte nor glossy. There’s that bit of shine and stickiness that comes from the “moisture” of the lipstick, but that fades pretty quickly. Read on.


Within a half hour, most of that “glisten” fades—or rather, the just moisture gets absorbed—and the finish becomes matte, for the most part. It fades even faster without a balm underneath. And within an hour, the color becomes much less bright. Instead of a hot pink, it’s more like a vivid rose. It also leaves a slight rosy stain.


To be honest, I actually *did* want a pink with purple undertones! But alas, my monitor fooled me! I'm not really a hot pink girl, and the formulation is only so-so in my opinion. It’s decent, but nothing spectacular. PLUS the fact that I’m not a huuuge fan of Etude House in general…I have to say it’s a miss for me. >.< BUT! If you're a fan of Etude, I think you may like it! There are many other shades you can choose from, and the packaging is indeed very cute!

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This is my last review for Koreadepart! A HUGE thank you to them for being so generous to me. I can't wait to place my group order with them! Keep an eye out, because I'll be buying giveaway prizes~~

I'm off to bed~ Goodnight y'all!

37 comments:

  1. anothe product with a cute package from etude~
    thanks for your review ^^

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  2. The packaging is so cute. I love it so much, but what I've heard of the product it is a little dissapointing. The colour is really cute, but I don't think it'd suit me at all!

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    1. That's how I feel about Etude in general, LOL. Especially for the hype! >o< Agreed; I think the color is cute on it's own, but it doesn't suit me either!

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  3. I have these~ :-) I have 3 colours. <3 They work really especially if your lips aren't pigmented. ^_^

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    1. Mmm! That is true~ They are very opaque on me, but noticeably less so on my bf. :D

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  4. I find that colour swatches of Asian brand lipsticks are always so deceitful! Picking the right shade is always a hit or miss for me :(
    This lipstick is lovely however ^^
    Le Petit Faon

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    1. Gasp! So you mean that not all lipstick swatches misleading? That actually takes a huge weight off my shoulders for when I want to order non-Asian brands! :D Now that you say it, I do think they tend to over photoshop their product pictures...The packaging, texture, and swatches are always look so different!

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  5. You can pull Off The ribbon And can use it as a Ring!

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    1. Really?! Waoo~ Can you put it back on afterwards, without it slipping around? That's very multifunctional packaging then! :O

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  6. I have to say Etude house is really winning me over with its beautiful packaging. I must personally say I think you look beautiful in this color!
    Thank you so much for your post.

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    1. Well I don't blame you about the packaging! heh heh~ And thank you~ I guess I just don't think it suits my personality! I'm too shy to go out wearing such a bold, eye-catching color >.<

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  7. hi there!:) Hope u could enter on my giveaway! Heres the link: http://poptartselle.blogspot.com/2012/08/join-my-international-giveaway-from.html

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    1. OOh lala, the jewelry is cute! I hardly join giveaways though since I've lost faith in my luck to win. T_T My sister loves them though! I think she'll like that jewelry~

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    1. It is! I wish I had more guts to wear it in public though >o< It's quite bright in real life! Well, before it fades that is. :)

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  9. I've seen a lot of reviews on the Dear My Blooming line...I'm looking at their coral shades. :>
    Too bad this clings to lip flakes! That's one of my fears. :S
    Thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. Coral! That's a color I've never tried! Eep, I'll keep an eye out for your review then~

      It reaaally does cling to lip flakes, in my experience. Especially with a lip balm under, because then my lips are moisturized and not taut, such that my flakes are more...loose? If that makes any sense. ><

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  10. I've seen so many reviews on these Etude House lipsticks!I really want to try out all the reds in Dear My Blooming Lips.

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    1. Wowww, you must be rich!!! D: I've never tried their red lipsticks~ I don't think I'm elegant enough to pull it off! It really is too bad they don't have Etude stores much in the West, then we could swatch every single one!

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  11. Thank you for review this! Haha I was planning to buy Etude House lipstick for my mom and since your review stated that the lipstain is not stay longer enough, I think I will opt for other brands.. Thanks alot! ^^

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    1. You're welcome! The lipstick definitely doesn't last very long (at least, the original color it's supposed to be doesn't last long.) Once everything gets wiped off (like if you eat), there is a lip stain, but it's pretty light and unnoticeable on my lips.

      To be honest, I wouldn't buy my mom this either... I don't think Etude lipsticks are very well formulated! ><

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  12. The package is so adorable~ :o I like that you always post good photos of the product and even the outer cardboard package! ^^
    It's nice to see someone doing honest reviews and not being like "OMG This is so cute, never mind the product itself! The cuteness fixes all the problems". There are so many blogs where ppl just "review" the products = don't tell their honest opinion and just want ppl to go and buy those products even if there's some flaws -.-

    Thanks for honest reviews♥

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    1. Thank you Raura~! >3< I think you can guess that taking photos takes me FOREVER to do! D: And thanks so much~ I do try really hard to make my reviews informative! Even if it means tucking away my feelings for the packaging! >:(

      But I guess another part of it is that I've seen so many cute cosmetics by now that I'm just unphased by Etude's packaging. GASP, how terrible of me to say though! >_<

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  13. I haven't tried this series of lipsticks by Etude House yet but if you'er looking for something better I recommend their Lucidarling Fantastic Rouge series. It has great coverage, very creamy, sweet scent and little cracking too (imo). Some people even compare it with the YSL creamy lipsticks! I absolutely love the finish of it ^^

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    1. Ooh wowzz! You've sold me! Thanks for telling me about it! I really want to try it~! I looked it up, and whaddya know...The packaging is not very cute. -.- Why?!?!?! Why not just given such an awesome lipstick awesome packaging as well?!

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  14. The tube and packaging looks so cute >3< I love the color so pink <3

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    1. It's very pink! :D I think it might look much better on you than on me~~ Even if I wore it my low confidence would overpower the pretty color and do it no justice... -_-

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  15. Thank you for your review!! I always wondered how these really look. Since I have 2 toned color lips, I want lipstick that has full coverage. Is it really full coverage or more on the opaque side?

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    1. You are very welcome! They really do look much different from the swatches!

      I swatched it on my boyfriend; he has one dark pink lip and one brownish lip. It still showed up on his dark pink lip just as well as it shows up on me, but noticeably less so on his brown lip. It was less bright, less vivid, and less pink.

      I'm not suuuper sure what you mean by "full coverage or more on the opaque side"... Are they not the same thing? >.<

      I think it might help to keep in mind though that the immediate payoff you get right after swatching fades pretty quickly--for this particular one at least--and what's left is noticeably less vivid!

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you want me to take pictures~

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  16. At least the colour looks great on you! Or the colour my monitor shows. haha I find that Etude lippies are quite dry actually so I'm also not a huge fan of their formulas. I do like the brand though.

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    1. Aww, thanks Filo! (Or Feelo? I never knew >.<) Yahhh, their lipsticks have failed to impress so far! I guess I'm a major cheapo, and I get turned off because they're pricier than other Korean brands, Lolll~~ ><

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  17. Airi, your Blog is so cute xD i love it so much! Especially your reviews.
    I would love to see more outfit post of yourself :)

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    1. Awww, thank you Miho! ^^ I will try hard to post outfits! I want to too, I just got so sooo behind on all my reviews that it took over T_T

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  18. Love this pinkies lips ^^
    u have a cute blog~ like it so much ^^

    www.fromgeektobeauty.blogspot.com

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