Korean Make up Trash, Treat or Stash: Etude House's Dear My Blooming Lips Lipstick
Trash, Treat or Stash. The Korean make-up products I've discovered are better off in the bin, the ones you should treat yourself to every now and again, and the ones that are so good that you should definitely make sure you have a stash of them.
I really don't mean to turn these make up reviews into a mini weather report, but the more I do it, the more I notice that some makeup is seasonal. Today was the first grey day in Busan for a long time. It was cloudy and drizzly all day to the point where I started to get excited for Autumn, as it seems like it has arrived everywhere else, but just as we were about to walk home from work, the clouds parted and the sun showed its face. I love Autumn. I love being unjustifiably wrapped up in layers, when it's not actually that cold, and spending time outside. I like getting the hats and gloves out, and what's more, I feel like it's red lipstick time again! My favourite red lipstick is MAC's Russian Red, but as always, trying to conserve what I have left, I went on the hunt for a Korean alternative, and found Etude House's Dear My Blooming Lips in Fury Red.
Cost: This costs 8,500 in Korea, which is about £4.70.
Prettiness: The reason that I bought this lipstick was because of the packaging. It comes in a cute box and the tube has a tiny, plastic, pink bow around the base. I also like that the lipstick has the Etude logo impressed into it.
Effectiveness: The lipstick goes on really easily, feels really creamy to begin with, and gives a matte effect. Gradually though it starts to feel quite tight on your lips and left my lips feeling a little dry, so I was retouching more frequently than I would with my MAC.
Overall: I think for the price that the lipstick is, it's perfect to throw in my bag before I go on nights out, where I have a tendency to lose things. The colour is bright and vivid, it goes on easy, but does make the lips feel dry after a short amount of time. I won't be replacing my MAC Russian Red with the Fury Red, but I will definitely be using it to touch up when I'm out and about.
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