So what am I reviewing for you today?? Jjang~~jjanggggg~~ It's the Etude House Lovely Cookie Blushers. I have eventually collected the entire range of colours so I think it's time to review it!!
Being a blush-addict, it's only understandable that I find these irresistible right?
The blush comes with a powder puff with a bow on it (cute~~~) and it actually works well in applying the product onto the cheeks. Initially I thought it would pick up too much product but since the puff is very fluffy, it doesn't pick up and dispense too much product at one go. It's also very easy to build up colour using the puff too, just pick up more product and pat it on.
Clockwise from top left: #1 Strawberry Mousse, #2 Strawberry Choux, #3 Raspberry Tart, #4 Carrot Cheesecake, #5 Apricot Pudding, #6 Grapefruit Jelly and #7 Rose Sugar Macaron
From left:#1 Strawberry Mousse (matte pale pastel pink, which is so pale that it almost looks like a pink tinged white), #2 Strawberry Choux (matte baby pink), #3 Raspberry Tart (bright magenta-ish pink with tiny shimmer particles)
From left:#4 Carrot Cheesecake (frosty peachy tangerine with a golden sheen)& #5 Apricot Pudding (matte light pastel coral)
From left:#6 Grapefruit Jelly (matte medium pink) & #7 Rose Sugar Macaron (frosty bright pink with purple hue with tiny shimmer particles)
In terms of colour, I think that #1 Strawberry Mousse is so pale that it will only work on very pale skin tone (and I mean PALE). Being matte and so light, this colour can look chalky on the skin. #2 Strawberry Choux is a light baby pink that I think will look good on medium to light skin tones for a natural baby pink flush. On darker skin tones, it might not show up well and can look chalky. The same story goes for #5 Apricot Pudding. It is pale and even on my skin tone, the colour is so subtle and not very visible at all.
#3 Raspberry Tart is a very cool tone colour, and I don't think it's overly flattering on my yellow undertone skin. This colour is quite pigmented so I think whether or not you will like this colour really depends on your personal preference.
The frosty colours #4 Carrot Cheesecake and #7 Rose Sugar Macaron are not as pigmented as the matte shades. The matte shades are opaque with 2 swipes but as seen in the swatches, 2 swipes of the frosty shade (left most strip in the swatch) still left me with quite a sheer colour. However, these 2 shades can be built up quite well for more colour to show through.
#6 Grapefruit Jelly is my favourite colour of the bunch! It is a also a very popular colour because this colour is always sold out in stores. This colour is quite pigmented and shows up well on my skin tone and it gives such a pretty flush.
In terms of wear, the lighter shades are the ones that fade the quickest, which is expected because if it's light to begin with, once it starts to fade, there will not be much pigment left on the skin. #1 Strawberry Mousse and #5 Apricot Pudding fades the fastest (also least visible on the skin to begin with) and it will pretty much be invisible on the skin past 3 hours. #2 Strawberry Choux fares better in terms of the lighter colours, and it last just under 4 hour.
The frosty colours #4 Carrot Cheesecake and #7 Rose Sugar Macaron also tend to fade slightly faster on my oily skin, being able to last just under 5 hours. #6 Grapefruit Jelly lasts for approximately 5 hours as well.
#3 Raspberry Tart is the best performer in this range in terms of wear. It surprisingly lasted for nearly 8 hours on my skin.
COMPARISON WITH THE OLD VERSION OF THE LOVELY COOKIE BLUSHER
I have all the colours from the old version (now discontinued) of the Lovely Cookie Blusher as well so I decided to do a little comparison just in case you are curious.
First thing I noticed is that the bows on the powder puff are in corresponding colours to the blush in the old version, which I think is a really cute detail. The new Lovely Cookie Blusher all have a pink bow regardless of the blush colour (cost saving perhaps).
The texture of the blush also feels slightly different. The old version all have a dryer texture whereas the new version feels a lot smoother and creamier (except the frosty shades).
In terms of colours:
Top row, old version, from left: #1 Pink Cookie, #2 Rose Cookie, #3 Orange Cookie, #4 Sugar Pink & #5 Lovely Pink
Bottom row, new version, from left:#1 Strawberry Mousse, #2 Strawberry Choux, #3 Raspberry Tart, #4 Carrot Cheesecake, #5 Apricot Pudding, #6 Grapefruit Jelly & #7 Rose Sugar Macaron
The new #2 Strawberry Choux looks very similar to old #1 Pink Cookie in the pan.
From left: new #2 Strawberry Choux and old #1 Pink Cookie
Both the colours are matte. When swatched, Strawberry Choux looks a lot lighter and Pink Cookie is much pinker.
From left: new #6 Grapefruit Jelly and old #2 Rose Cookie
Both are matte and Rose Cookie is more rosy and is much brighter compared to Grapefruit Jelly.
In terms of wear, the old version of the Lovely Cookie blusher seems to perform better than the new ones (I am not sure if it's related to the difference in texture). The old #4 Sugar Pink and #5 Lovely Pink are the quickest to fade in the old range, at around 4 hours or so. The #1 Pink Cookie, #2 Rose Cookie and #3 Orange Cookie lasts much better on the skin, being able to last for nearly 8 hours.
I was wearing new #6 Grapefruit Jelly, even though as usual, my camera and lighting would have washed out the colour. I assure you it looks very pretty in real life.
Little bear was wearing old #2 Rose Cookie ^0^ Don't you think the blush colour looks much better on him?
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