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Friday, July 19, 2013

Etude House Sweet Recipe Review

Hansel and Gretel...remember them? BTW, the movie Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters was awesome! Rent it! Etude House created an entire makeup collection this past Spring, called Sweet Recipe, based on that fairytale. I could marry & kiss Mr. Boram Kim (see video below). I love his sweet thoughts! Etude House markets their products for young adults. That's their focus and they are doing really well. I purchased this collection merely to showcase the packaging (just being honest) for my personal use. However, many of the products worked so well I thought I would put together a review for you guys before this collection goes away. I didn't add prices. They vary a lot now. Comparison shop before making a purchase. This collection can be found on eBay, and many other sites. Some have hiked their prices, because the collection is limited now. If you Google Etude House Sweet Recipe, bloggers have blogged about this line since the beginning of the year. So you'll see LOTS and LOTS of reviews. I'm late to the game, but here's mine.

Etude House Sweet Recipe 
White Chocolate Highlighter

It's important to mention, that the White Chocolate is a HIGHLIGHTER. There is a CHOCOLATE package that looks similar to this one, but it is EYESHADOW. I felt I should clarify.

I love the highlighter! On the picture below, I applied it to my forehead, nose and cheeks. You can clearly see it. Wherever you want a little illumination, apply lightly on those places.

It truly does have the look and shape of a candy bar. It slides out of the outer package. Really cute packaging.

Etude House Sweet Recipe
Dark Chocolate Smudge Eye Liner

How frickin' cute is this? It looks like a piece of chocolate candy with pink icing. It's shaped like a heart and sits in a real candy wrapper. Just like a piece of chocolate, that you would find around Valentine's Day!

This eyeliner really works! I purchased the dark chocolate, but it also comes in milk chocolate. I highly suggest you buy the smudge liner blush to apply this. This eyeliner applies really well. You can easily make thin or thick lines by using the brush and it STAYS ON. Removal is easy.

Etude House Sweet Recipe
Candy Stick

Yes! A candy cane shaped lip balm. Too cute! This comes in two other shades & scents ( I think a pink and yellow) I must be on an orange kick, because that's the color I chose. It's glossy. It's moisturizing. It has an authentic orange scent. Twist it to retrieve more.

The lip balm has an orange tint. It looks pink on me in the pictures. No matter what lighting I used, it never showed up orange. Of course I did use my cell phone instead of my Canon for all of these pics. I've been lazy with my DSLR. A couple of you asked what lip color I was wearing in previous posts. This was it. 

Etude House Sweet Recipe 
Dear My Jelly Lips Talk

If you want an ORANGE lipstick that's glossy, then here it is. I find it to be a very pretty & soft shade. The lipstick also looks like the old school jelly shoes etc.

I love the outer packaging (carton) of this lipstick more than the lipstick container itself. It has cute little jelly beans on it. They should've put jelly beans on the lipstick package.

The lipstick itself has a nice scent, but it doesn't smell like orange. Just sweet. This lipstick is highly moisturizing. It truly feels good on the lips.

Etude House
Cupcake All Over Color (blushes & eyeshadow)
These were just ok (orange & peach). I give them all a Bittersweet rating. The color just sits on top of the skin. I'm wearing the peach in the picture above. Maybe it's just my skin because I'm older, but I didn't find them very blend-able in comparison to other cream blushes I've used before. The eyeshadow does have a shimmer glitter to it with fall out. I wear contacts, so I can't use this. My eyes would constantly be irritated. 

Etude House Sweet Recipe 
Ice Cream Nail Polish

The brush is literally an ice cream cone. This makes you want to paint your nails all the time. HaHaHa I purchased this in a light peach, but there are an array of colors. They even have speckled colors. So there's lots to choose from. There's something for everybody.

It applies well! You only need two coats. Give it a little extra drying time to avoid dents. The consistency is pretty thick. I was shocked. Expected it to be thinner. It stays on about 3-4 days. I see why people were buying these in bunches. I need to go back and get some other colors.



Mademoiselle Mode said...

All for being beautiful ^^

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mispapelicos said...

You are soooooooooooooooo adorable, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
happy weekend, my dear Kim.

Mica said...

They are such cute products! Adore the packaging, especially the nail polish. it's good it lasts and looks cute too! :)

You always find the prettiest things! :)

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Style Me Curvy said...

These products are adorable! I love the eyeliner and the nail varnish. the packaging is just so cute. Thanks for sharing! :) xxx

Cee said...

I think this might be the cutest line of make-up products ever, Kim! And what a bonus that some of them seem to work so well - I was particularly impressed by how great the smudge eyeliner looks on you... I actually loved seeing how the whole look came together as you went through the review. It's a shame you can't wear the eyeshadow, but all of the other products look great on you. And that ice cream cone nailpolish brush? So, so cute!

MissLaven said...

I love the packaging of this line. It is so beautiful. Unfortunately, I don't own any of these...;_;

miss b said...

These are such cute products in fun packaging. I often wonder who thinks up these ideas like the ice cream cone brush! You really suit the eyeliner and lipcolour too. Have a great weekend, Kim.

Carole Poirot said...

These just look so sweet, the packaging is adorable and the orange lipstick colour looks great - big bonus points for being moisturising at the same time.

Thanks for you lovely birthday wishes for Dylan, he loves all the attention (typical performer). Have a lovely weekend xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are precious!! Love the idea and theme around them too :)) Am glad they turned out great as well :)) You're so precious!! Have a great weekend girl!! xxx

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Tina Bradley said...

Adorable products that work well--yay! I have always been drawn to shades o' pink, but more lately I'm loving the orange hues! You look awesome, BTW!!! Have a fab weekend, Kim! T.

Anonymous said...

Very cute collection. I think the highlighter and eyeliner interest me the most. I'll have a look for it online. Thanks for sharing all of your cute pics and info. Have a great weeked Kim :D

Style Journey said...

You find the coolest most awesome things Kim! The packaging of this collection is adorable. I would love to come and raid your beauty cabinet :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Adorbs. Especially the nail polish.

Unknown said...

Helloo pretty lady...

I need to start doing it really hard. I love it!


Emmylou said...

That candy cane lip balm is just too freaking adorable. Well, actually, all the products are! I like that ice cream cone brush too:D
Great review, Kim. Will check out

Nails My Dreams said...

Gosh, Etude House's packaging always look so cuuuute! And that ice cream cone/nail polish! Waaaaa~ I really want to travel three hours right now to the nearest EH branch! lol.

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! I watched that movie too recently and I think is soo cool! Oh my, I just fell in love with all the collection! I'd love that there is here that brand, all the products are so cute and must be so good! You look adorable, this stuff is so you!:) Kisses dear! xo

TheTinyHeart said...

The packaging is adorable on all the products! The ice cream cone nail polish is sooo cute. These would all make such great gifts! Have a wonderful weekend, Kim :)

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Coco said...

The highlighter works very well, and the eyeliner looks good! I love that shade of nail polish! You are never late at the game, because you are the winner <3
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Love and Ace said...

How cute - i love the packaging of these products! Not only do you always share unique products with us but I love that your reviews are candid and honest. Thank you! xx Kat

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Unknown said...

so cute and adorable products lovely Kim!

Anne said...

Very cute Kim! Have a fab weekend:)

Unknown said...

Adorable packaging. Have a great weekend~

always, koru kate

Unknown said...

omg Obsessed with the chocolate containers and that candy-bar. I have been thinking about it since your last post and I want some of it! Love your new bio pic too Kim, so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

bridechic said...

These little gemmies def bring out the child factor in me!

Unknown said...

At the beginning of your post i thought it was reviews about chocolates and candies but later found out it was about makeups. Wow, all these makeups are so sweet and cute. I feel like having a bite on each. The shape of the nail polish is awesome.Kim i wanna come live with you, your reviews are always real and sweet.

Sara said...

You always find the coolest stuff Kim! I want that nail polish and I JUST started using highlighter. I need to see that movie asap too!

The Dragonfruit said...

I swear, I'd end up accidentally biting into half of these! Haha, love the adorable packaging :)

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Endymion said...

Hi Kim, what a wonderful selection of little things! Even if I'm almost 26 I love collecting girly makeup :D
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, I totally can't get over how cute the packaging for this line is even though I've seen it before and I can't get over how cute you are showing off the colors! I'm glad to hear you found them all to be sweet as well. Thanks for another fab review Kim! Happy weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Unknown said...

Love the Dear My Jelly on you and that peach nail color is fantastic :)

Lorena said...

The packaging.... it's outstanding! and I have to say that I like that first color on your lips.

Ayantika said...

wow...lovely! loved the packaging!


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Unknown said...

The products looks fun and great... And you look so pretty!!!! :-) i am so looking forward to reading more of your reviews...


ALLIE NYC said...

OMG this is hilarious. I seriously at first thought this post was about makeup and then I was like no no it still all about makeup. Incredible.

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M. Eva-Marie said...

Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO


Wow, these certainly are goodies, I love when inspiration converts into products like this, I have seen so many sweet ones lately and love this one. it's too cute. Happy weekend dear Kim. xx/Mads Hugs)

Sam said...

I can't get over how winsome and adorable the packaging is, too cute for words! I want this entire collection! Love how glamorous the liner looks on you, beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Chic Delights said...

Oh Kim, these products are meant to be eaten. They look so yummy! Pamela

little luxury list said...

That ice cream packaging is SO cute! I love the pinks (oranges) on your skin as well. You are totally inspiring me to get some Etude house makeup!

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The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

I love ETUDE <3

Anonymous said...

Oh wauw, this looks so cute! I really love the candy cane. Some people really understand woman's love for candy. Bless them!


Yara Mel said...

oh my! you look so sweet and those product are all yummy!!

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Unknown said...

Oh km that candy lip balm is so so so cuteee, I love it!
Big kisses

Ichraq said...

I love how all the makeup you review looks like candy! they're just too cute , I wanna eat them all! :D

Imogen said...

This is so sweet, you look beautiful and so pretty, wonderful post

Anonymous said...

OMG! so sweet all this make up!! i love everything!!sweetie <3

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Unknown said...

Etude's products are so adorable and they look edible! LOL

littlemissandrea said...

Everything is super cute! I especially love the candy cane, chocolate & ice cream packaging used. Thanks for sharing the review, Kim - off to purchase I go!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is fun, I just got my first Etude House products this week and I am gushing all over them! :-) Nice to see a few more here.

Unknown said...

amazing products... love all Kim!!! so cute that so great for collection ;)

ad you're so pretty with those pictures.. looks so lovely!!!

take care and have a lovely weekend.
xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

t said...

Cute packaging!

Sakuranko said...

I love it this collection I really want try the lipsticks and the lipbalm because loks realy pretty!

aki! said...

I'm 100% in love with the chocolate packaging .

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Unknown said...

Happy sunday dear!!

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Unknown said...

What a great review!! love that nail polish.

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Irene said...

I hadn't heard of this brand but the products have really cute packages.
You look lovely - don't know how much these beauty products have to do with it ;)

Have a wonderful Sunday, Kim!
xoxo Irene

LoveT. said...

Love the Nail Colour! Cute Products <3


Corinne said...

This is great! The packaging is so cute =)

Corinne x

Vett Vandiver said...

1. you're gorgeous!
2. this makeup is sooo fun and adorable!
3. love that nail polish color, I've been looking for a salmon/peach tint like that
4. wonderful review, Kim!


Rebeca Muñoz López said...

That most beautiful things you find on Ebay Kim! love the nail polish container :) Kisses.

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

That packaging is too cute! I love fairytale inspired products. The nail polish is probably my favorite. I'm definitely going to browse this collection online.

LyddieGal said...

got to love all the adorable packaging!
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docdivatraveller said...

love the post!! very sweet really!! visit my blog too and let me know if you would like to follow each other :)

Unknown said...

Adorable products Kim! The packaging is too cute and the highlighter and orange lipstick are both stunning on you xo

miasmode said...

The products look so lovely. I wish we had that brand over here. I have seen Hansel&Gretl and I loved it. I have to wait a month till the dvd comes out over here.

xx Mira

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

I need to purchase all of it ASAP
OMG Fabulous !!


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Annie L said...

Your makeup looks fab, love the fresh face!
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Sybil said...

super adorable!! i wouldn't be able to resist the packaging for these products!!! too cute!

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The Preppy Student said...

What a great review! I want some of these! Have a happy Monday and be sure to check out my newest dress!

oomph. said...

loving the nail polish color, kim! plus the bottle is cute! why does Etude sound familiar to me??!! it's going to kill me now :)

thanks for the great review.
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Anonymous said...

I love your make up!

Anonymous said...

I totally loved this post!!! Really great inspiration - so cute products! tell me if you would like to follow each other! I follow you back for sure - Lots of Love, Kyra♡

Effortlesslady said...

Love the packaging.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh my gosh, the cutest packaging, Kim! What fun they must have dreaming up the products and packaging ... simply adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by Kim ... hope you're having a wonderful summer too! xox ~S

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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

so beautiful! I love that lip color!
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Ade Kurnianingrum Handika Putri said...

great post:)
you have a lovely blog too anyway <3

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trishie said...

You always find the cutest, most amazing products to review! Love these Etude products.

MILEX said...

perfect sense of style

Jeans and a Teacup said...

These products are so cute! I didn't know they made stuff like this!
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sofia said...

Everything for being perfect !!!
Thank you for ur tricks !!!

Margarita Bloom said...

These are SO cute! I've been eying this cute brand too. You know I love cute packaging! lol...

Ally Cui said...

They're so cute! I'm so jealous! Love this post <3

Gitesh Nijhara said...

Earn online just check it out-

Anonymous said...

Love the nail polish colour!

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