I have some really exciting news in my life right now. I was waiting until I posted this review to tell you all and it’s taken me awhile to write this one post, but I finally am ready to reveal this awesome news. I was chosen by ETUDE HOUSE global, based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), to be a Pink Bird! I know most of you probably are not familiar with the ETUDE HOUSE Pink Bird program, or maybe are not even familiar with ETUDE HOUSE. For a detailed intro into the company visit the ETUDE HOUSE official site and read the lovely story behind ETUDE HOUSE. I personally have not had any negative encounters with the brand and am an admitted fan girl of the ETUDE HOUSE. ETUDE HOUSE is all about unique, cute, and pretty products that are meant to be fun and enjoyable makeup products to use. I couldn’t agree more. Everything they sell is precious and really attractive to me. ETUDE HOUSE Products are, in my opinion, unique and of a higher quality than US drugstore products. I actually prefer ETUDE HOUSE to higher end US brands as well. Don’t just take my word for it, if you have no tried out ETUDE HOUSE yet, then you need to. I think you will fall in love as I have. Here is the official ETUDE HOUSE global website: http://www.etudehouse.com
What is the Pink Bird Program?
Pink Bird is an exclusive program designated for bloggers and vloggers to try out and blog about the latest and best ETUDE HOUSE products each month. ETUDE HOUSE hand selects the lucky Pink Birds and I am honored to have been chosen.
I received my first box within a week of being notified! It was incredibly fast, considering that it was shipped from Seoul.
The box came in a bright pink plastic shipping cover, which I did not have the foresight to take a picture of, and inside was the cutest box I think I’ve ever seen.
You might imagine that I was beyond excited to open this up because I had no idea what was going to be inside. ETUDE HOUSE is so generous in the things they select to go inside the monthly Pink Bird box and the box is packaged very well and with care. Just look at everything I received this month!
Inside the folder were three sheets of paper, each describing the different items I received for the month. I found this to be a very helpful introduction to the products I received this month. I’ve taken pictures of each of the sheets of paper, so that you too can read the info for yourself.
I also received volume 3 of the ETUDE HOUSE publication K Beauty Princess Manual. Is that not just too cute?
I mean, even the table of contents is adorable!
One of the products I received is the Wonder Pore Black Mask Sheet. I love sheet masks and have used many, but this is the first time I’ve used one that is charcoal based and totally black in color. The Wonder Pore line, in my experience, has a lovely scent to it. It’s just really refreshing and clean. This sheet mask smells just like what I was expecting, which is a good thing. This particular mask sheet is designed to control the oil and debris that clogs up pores and it does so through the use of charcoal, which was obtained by cooking an oak tree in a kiln at over 1,000 degrees! Yeah, I just got this from one of those sheets, but I thought that was pretty cool 🙂
Most of what is written on the back is in Korean, but at the bottom are the instructions in English, if you can see them in this picture.
I actually used the Wonder Pore Black Mask Sheet last night! Get ready for a terrible and scary picture of me.
Ugh, I look so gross, but I wanted to give you an idea of what this sheet mask looks like. I found it to be cool and refreshing and this morning my face was so plump and hydrated 🙂
I also received a tube of the Fresh Cherry Tint in OR201 Cherry Peach. I actually have one of these already, but in the bright pink shade. I love the orange/coral of this tint! It looks so much better with my skin tone than the pink I have. Isn’t the bottle darn cute?
Here is the English side of the label, which I appreciate as someone who cannot read Korean well at all.
Here’s the logo on the side of the box. Just too cute!
If you’ve never had the chance to use any of the Fresh Cherry Tints, then you are missing out. First, they smell good enough to eat. I just love the scent, which is definitely reminiscent of cherry. Second, they go on creamy and are not drying like some tints I’ve used. Finally, they wear a long time! I put some of the OR201 on this morning and it lasted into the afternoon, until I ate lunch at which point it started to fade.
Here’s a swatch of how it looks and hopefully from this picture you can see the creaminess of it:
I also received a Play 101 Pencil in #15, which is very similar in color to the tint I just described. I love corals/oranges on me. They really brighten my tone and are just really fun for summer. The Play 101 Pencils come in tons of different colors and varieties (e.g. shimmer, matte, glossy). The variety alone is astonishing. I love these pencils because they are so much more than just a pencil. They are super versatile! You can use them as blush, lip liner, lip color, eye liner, or even eyeshadow. There’s really no limit to what you can do with these things.
The tip twists up and there is a sharpener at the opposite end to keep it sharp. This is actually the second Play 101 Pencil that I’ve owned. I have one in red, but I like the orange/coral color of this one better.
Here’s a swatch for you to see how it looks on my very pale skin:
Next up is the Precious Mineral Any Cushion. ETUDE HOUSE is kind of famous for their Any Cushion line. I have one in the pink for brightening skin tone, but this is the first one I’ve used that’s a BB cream/Foundation color. These are such unique products because you can keep the compact part of the cushion and pop out the used product part and replace it with a refill. I think that’s a more economical/environmentally friendly way of marketing makeup, so you are not tossing the entire compact when you are finished. The idea behind this design is so that you can touch up your foundation/BB cream throughout the day in a convenient, hygienic way. Here’s what the pearlescent case looks like:
Here’s the label in English.
You simply tap your fingers onto the spongey cushion and then tap the product onto your face.
I received the Precious Mineral Any Cushion in Natural Beige, but am totally a Light Beige, so that was a bit disappointing. I think it will be ok for the summer though, when my skin becomes a bit tanner.
This next product is one of the newest from ETUDE HOUSE. It is called the Precious Mineral Any Cushion Pearl Aura. Not only does this cushion have foundation, but it also has a pearlescent effect that acts as a built in highlighter. I love it! Even though this one also came in Natural Beige, it did not seem as dark for my skin because of the built-in highlighter.
Here’s how you are supposed to hold the air cushion:
I was surprised to find that the Pearl Aura cushion came with an extra air puff 🙂
Here’s what the inside of the cushion looks like. As you can see, the dots are the built-in highlighter effect:
I didn’t do a very good job of patting this time, but you get the picture.
I shouldn’t swatch foundation on my wrist because it is almost translucent there and no makeup will match it, but hopefully in this picture you can see the luminescence of the Pearl Aura cushion.
Those are the products i received in this month’s Pink Bird box. Now, time for some modeling haha! In the following pictures, I am wearing all of the makeup items I received above.
Here are some unedited pictures of me wearing the ETUDE HOUSE makeup I received:
Here are two highly edited pictures:
I like editing my photos sometimes 🙂
Well, that is it for this month’s ETUDE HOUSE Pink Bird box. Check in next month for my next Pink Bird review!
PSS, if you haven’t done so yet, enter the Every Last Word Giveaway while you still can. Entries end on Thursday!
Disclaimer: I received the products as part of a promotional program by ETUDE HOUSE. I was not paid to write these reviews.
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