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Monday, September 16, 2013

Etude House Cookie Blusher in #2 Strawberry Choux and #10 Peach Parfait Swatches


Haven't used that greeting in a while XD
So today I'm gonna review and swatch these babies for you guys =)
Let me just say I absolutely ADORE the Etude House Cookie Blushers! I only own two because some of the colors they I have I feel like I already have something similar. And the other colors I wasn't so interested because they contain glitters (yes, glitters, not shimmers).

I think the main reason why I like these so much is because of how soft they look... the two I own are matte and they I feel like they almost have a soft-focusing effect on my skin; they make my skin look really soft and pretty ^_^

Another reason why I like them is because of how easy they are to use. Basically super fail-safe blushes. Some examples of blushes that I DON'T think are fail-safe are MAC blushes and NARS blushes; these I feel like you have to go easy on your application otherwise you can easily apply too much. Of course that depends on the kind of look you prefer; I personally like my blushes to be as inconspicuous as possible (I don't like it when there's an obvious stripe of color... the so called very chiseled cheek look). I feel like when blushes are very noticeable, you automatically look like you have a lot of makeup on. Sometimes I like that look, but most of the time I just want to have a little color in my cheeks.

Did I mention the powder is very finely milled? :P

Anyway! Let's take a look at the blushes :)
I have to say, as cute as these look, they are SO BULKY. Definitely a big pain in the butt hole to travel with. But I actually de-potted these as soon as I photographed them XD so now I just have them sitting nicely in a palette. Two things I discovered while depotting them: 1. They are not at all hard to pop out... there's very little glue involved. 2. The pan itself is magnetic =D No need to glue on a piece of magnet. Cool beans.

Gorgeous colors.


#2 Strawberry Choux
Love love love this color. So soft... I always feel super girly when I pop this on. This is the cutest soft matte pink ever. Perhaps not the most natural pink if that's what you're looking for. If you're looking for a truly natural pink, go for Benefit "Dandelion". Otherwise if you're looking for a cutesy pink, seriously look into this!


#10 Peach Parfait
This is a gorgeous peachy blush! If you struggle with finding a peachy blush that doesn't make you look flushed/sun-burned, try this! Another good peachy blush will be Canmake Cheek Gradation in 02, but that one has shimmers. If you're curious what the Canmake one looks like I have a photo of it here, please scroll allll the way to the end to see it XD But the Canmake one is also a safe one to use.


SAM_4986 copy

SAM_5012 copy
See what I mean about the soft-focusing effect? :3

SAM_5001 copy

SAM_4998 copy

SAM_4996 copy

SAM_4989 copy

You can find these on eBay for around $8 each. Can't beat that price!!

In conclusion, yes I highly recommend! =D I was obsessed with the pink one for the longest time hehehe.

Remember in my last post I said I have so much free time now? Well I totally jinxed myself and now I'm trying to play catch-up ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Hope you guys enjoyed this quickie. It was pre-typed. LOL

<3 Frances


  1. I really like how the colors of the blush exactly match their packaging. If someone didn't mind the bulkiness, it'd let them know instantly which is which. I think it's just a nice detail! I really love the Peach Parfait color!!

    1. true that! I actually didn't mind it before... until I had to travel with them this year LOL. I think the bulky packaging is mainly due to the little puff it comes with... which actually applies the blush really well... but since I already have a blush brush... LOL.

  2. I have a couple of them and I LOVE them! : D They're so cute! And I love that they're not ultra pigmented.. on me they last pretty much all day and they remain looking quite natural really. ^3^)/

    1. what colors do you have?? :D I KNOW!!! I feel like pigmentation should not be the indicator of how good the quality of a product is... I personally do not like pigmented blushes at all >.<

  3. I love the Strawberry Choux, It's on my wishlist since forever and I think I'll buy it my next Korean purchase. thanks for the swatches

    1. ^_^ it's soooo cute I hope you will love it when you try it ^______^

  4. Yo!!ahah
    I really like the Peach Parfait one(:
    Looks soft and it has a coral feel to it
    &&coral's my favorite color so me likey!!

    Ahah and I understand, I'm so busy now
    with tests coming up..I shouldn't even be
    on here typing this but no one's stopping me
    so..here I am^_^
    The pink one looks very nice too^_^
    matte AND soft??cool beans yo!!
    (cool that you say cool beans too, *high five*)
    Thank you for the great review Frances!!

    1. *high five*

      I always wonder why it's cool beans... not cool potatoes or something.... I don't know, I really like potatoes XD

      You should try peach parfait! I think it will be really flattering on you :D

  5. they really have the cutest products ever ^^ thanks for sharing the swatches frances! :)

    1. thanks for appreciating it ^_^ I know, cute and cheap. What else can a girl ask for? XD

  6. Wait is "cool beans" an actual thing? Lol my chem teacher says that all the time, but I thought she just made it up xD Anywaaayys, cute blushes :3 If it looks this soft on your hand, it must look very flattering on your cheeks ^.^

    1. hahahahaha I got that from my old boss XD so I guess it is a thing?? LOL I never questioned it hahahahaha. I think they are super flattering! I didn't post any face application photos b/c I tend to be very light-handed with my blushes so they don't really show up in photos anyway =/


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