Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Amber

If you’re me, then you may have had a “problem” at some point in your makeup life when you had more foundations that you could finish.

I mean, you’ve scaled back but…there’s still…some….In any case! Etude House came out with their Double Lasting Foundation, I was pumped. I had heard it was a dupe for Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, and while I’ve never worn that one before, I like matte foundations. I couldn’t help myself.

Etude House originally came out with 5 shades and added 3 new shades! I chose the shade Amber (darkest) because I never fit any of the other shades, like, ever. I’ve never been matched at MAC before but I can only guess that I’m an NC 30-35 (please check out My Shade References page to see what else I match!).

To be honest, this doesn’t even look that dark…

Box info about the foundation.

The foundation is housed in a glass bottle with a pump!

Thank goodness for a pump 🙂 The cap kind of fits a little loosely, but it doesn’t come off. There’s no satisfying click noise when you push the cap down to signify its closure. Oh well.

Here’s the shade. Looks very yellow and might be a good match!

Here’s my naked face.

And here’s my face with the foundation! I applied 1 layer.

The color looks a little light in this lighting (indoor, natural light). I didn’t wear a powder or primer (!) when I wore this out for around ~8 hours.

Here’s another pic of it in artificial lighting (my hand for reference).

Apologies for no outside, in the sunlight pics. I was in a hurry to get to work and then to my internship place right afterwards. I’ve asked my bf how it looks and he said it looks natural.

Here’s how it looks after 8 hours.

As you can see, I’m shiny and my pores are a little visible but my bronzer held up pretty well! That’s a win in my book. While I think the shade match is a little light, I can work with it. Right now, I mix this in with my NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St. Moritz to get a shade that’s slightly dark.

I would definitely use this with a primer to help my pores and the shininess as well as a powder, if you’re combo/oily like myself. I don’t touch up my makeup at all throughout the day, so I try to make sure my bases are covered when I leave the house. I don’t have the time for reapplication, anywhere.

Overall, I like this foundation. I would keep using this. If you’re interested, you can find this on Jolse or RoseRoseShop (where I bought mine). Oddly enough, the official Etude House website doesn’t have the new shades in stock.



W.I.N Beauty Kit November 2016 Un-bagging

If you haven’t read my IPSY November 2016 Un-bagging, then you missed out on how I got a job and how I’m spending all the moneys. not really, I’m trying to budget.

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Etude House Real Powder Cushion swatches + review


I had so many feels when I saw this on Etude House’s website. ‘Why didn’t I combine this with my Chiffon lipsticks order?!’ ‘Why doesn’t it come with a refill?!’ ‘Where can I find this for cheaper??’ 

And thus, a big search for this product commenced. I bought this product after much searching from Cosmetic-Love. So, you know I ordered it right away. I have to say, I’ve never tried an Etude House cushion before. I do have their Cotton Fit BB cream (W24) and their Stay Up Foundation (Sand), so, I do have some familiarity with their face products.

Etude House (and I do believe Innisfree as well) recently changed the packaging of their cushion cases. This cushion is much more slim and sleeker than their other cushions (and just cushion cases in general).


Claims: Primer + BB Cream + Concealer + Powder Compact + Oil Control Powder

This innovative multitasking powder cushion provides all-day flawless face makeup with light and powdery finish.

Ingredients: Butylene glycol, dicaprylate/dicaprate, titanium dioxide (Ci 77891), methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, dimethicone, zinc oxide (Ci 77947), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, boron nitride, dextrin palmitate, microcystalline wax, polybutene, polyhydroxystearic acid, glyceryl caprylate, lecithin, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, ethylhexyl palmitate, isostearic acid, isopropyl palmitate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, polyglyceryl-3polyricinoleate, iron oxides (Ci 77492), iron oxides (Ci 77491), iron oxides (Ci 77499), fragrance

A quick run though on cosDNA shows there are some acne triggers in this product. PSA: Please be aware of any ingredients that may cause breakouts 🙂 While I’ve used this, I haven’t noticed any breakouts (which is good because I wanna love this so much).

The texture of this cushion is really interesting in my opinion. It’s really stiff. If I compare it to cushions like, the Missha M Magic cushion or the Skin79 Cotton cushion, it is very stiff. Not soft or squishy at all. The puff is also not like a blue rubycell puff, so I’m not sure if that puff is also ‘anti-bacterial’ as those rubycell puffs claim.

I have my cushion in the shade Honey Beige and I have to say that the shade is slightly lighter than my skintone. I’ve tested the shade match on my hand (since my hands are in the sun most of the time – I drive a lot) and the match at first is a little light and pinkish but it oxidizes to match after a while. Shade matches against other cushions I have can be found here. If you didn’t know, I’m u/gingerlyz32 on the subreddit AsianBeauty. 🙂


Here is how the cushion looks on my skin. I don’t powder my face since this cushion basically turns into a powder after application. Work quickly when using this cushion since it’ll settle into a powdery finish once it’s applied. On my combo/oily skin, this lasts pretty much all day (8+ hours) for me. One thing I should note though, the very first time I wore this out, I noticed that it had settled into my pores and sat very weirdly on my face. I wasn’t too sure why. The next time I tried it, I didn’t use a primer before hand and it wore very well on my skin.

One complaint I have about this cushion is that it settles into the pores on my nose. It’s not too much of a complaint since I can buff that out with a brush (with no product) but I wish just it didn’t do that. It doesn’t control my oils all day. I do have to blot when I use this product but that’s normal for me and I don’t mind blotting.

Overall, I’m really satisfied with this cushion and am super glad I picked up a refill. I can see this shade working well for me all year round.

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Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Chiffon



I never swooped up a product so fast.

I don’t remember how I came upon these products, honestly. I think I went onto Etude House Global’s website and…there they were. They were/are (?) discontinuing their other lipsticks and these are the replacements. They were on sale 30% off and so I picked 3. I tried to pick a decent shade range but it didn’t quite work out… (or maybe it did – it gives me the chance to order more…….)


I love them.

Etude House has two lines of the Dear My Blooming Lips-talk; one in Chiffon and one in Matt(e). According to their website, a chiffon texture is a mix between a creamy lipstick and a matte lipstick. Their claims for the chiffon texture include: making your lips feel thin (?) and light, fills in the wrinkles and lines on your lips, and is long lasting.

There are 12 Chiffon shades and 8 Matt(e) shades. I only picked up 3 of the chiffon shades, so next time, I’ll pick up some matt(e) and chiffon shades together. Because I definitely need more lipstick.

I’m down wid it.

First off, the packaging is super cute. It looks super sleek and little bit more…mature than the other lipstick packages. I don’t own of the other Dear My Lips lines, so I can’t compare.


The only gripe I have with the packaging is that there isn’t a corresponding shade on the bottom of the bullets.


That’s what the bottom of the bullets look like; with expiration dates, the shade name, and other miscellaneous stuff. Unless you organize your lipstick collection by shade, you won’t be able to find the correct color you’re looking for #timesbeingorganizedhelps.

Obligatory ingredients list.


The shades I ordered were RD313 (Pretty Chiffon Red), RD315 (Everlasting Chiffon Red), and BE110 (Waiting Chiffon Beige). I’m sure the characters on the box also show the name of the shade, however, I can’t read that…. So, I got the actual shade names off of the Etude House Global website.


Swatched on my arm, these aren’t one swipe. These swatches took a couple swatches to become opaque. Which isn’t that bad. The only one that would need more swipes would be BE110. The red shades (313 and 315), one swipe would be enough. One swipe of BE110 would be a really light wash of color.

BE110, RD313, RD315 – a bit hard to tell the difference between the two red shades with my lighting ^^;;

The scent of these lipsticks are really fruity. Think of like, the fruitiest gum on the market, and that’s it. You can’t taste it and it doesn’t linger on the lips that long. The scent doesn’t bother me but those who are sensitive to scents may want to be careful if you order these. Very fruity. Much fruity. The application is pretty smooth and none of the lipsticks tugged on my lips while I was applying it.

Here’s my lips with no product on. It’s pigmented, so these shades may look a little different on other skintones. *roll over photo for products on my face*

On my face: Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St. Moritz, Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder in Golden Beige (53), A’Pieu Easy Drawin Eybrow Pencil in Shade 03, theBalm Bronzer in Balm Desert, dear Klairs concealer under my eyes, Covergirl Full Lash Bloom waterproof mascara

I wore this during for about 6 hours (from the time of application to a little after my lunch). It obviously didn’t last through my lunch (rice + meat). But in terms of longevity, I’d say 6 hours is pretty good. I also didn’t experience any staining from the shade I used (BE110). From my arm swatches, RD313 and RD315 didn’t have much of a staining effect. The lipstick did transfer when I drank from my water bottle, so it isn’t completely transfer-proof.

I tried to do that half application/just bitten lips/those lips but I think I failed ^^;;


In terms of application, all three lipstick glide on creamy and settle down to a powdery matte finish after a couple minutes. As far as the claims so, these do feel really lightweight on the lips – not heavy at all;my lips also look pretty good to me – it doesn’t settle into fine lines; and while it’s not long lasting, I don’t mind reapplying. It’s not drying but it also isn’t completely moisturizing. I suggest wearing lip balm (and removing it!) for a couple minutes (maybe while you’re doing your makeup), just in case the lipstick makes your lips look less than perfect.


Overally, I’m completely satisfied with these lipsticks. I love the formula and the shade range. I almost wish I picked up more shades (especially BE109) but c’est la vie. I’ll pick some up when I’m ready to do a huge haul.

Thanks for reading!