As a result, I was immediately drawn to the Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm in the store when I walked past it. Seriously, "aura", "baby" and "glow"? Etude House sure knew which keywords to include in a product name to make it attractive. I wasn't sure if I want a "glowy" product since I have very oily skin but the sales assistant assured me that it wouldn't make my skin look too shiny or oily, just very natural and youthful looking with a healthy glow.
The next thing I know, I was photographing the Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm in my room.
This product is available in 3 colour selection: #1 Pink Beige, #2 Natural Beige and #3 Sand Beige.
I first purchased #1 Pink Beige as the sales assistant recommended it but it turned out to be too light for me. So I went back and purchased #2 Natural Beige as well.
|Directions for use and ingredients list.|
- The Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm contains the Pearl Clear Babyface BB that has a SPF of 42 PA++ and the Nymph Aura Baby Volumer Babyface Glow in a 8:2 ratio.
- Contains Baby Glow Complex that is made up of Argan oil and mucopolysaccharides that will promote skin resilience while providing moisture to the skin.
- The Lumi-light Aura Agent contained in the product will give a natural, transparent and youthful glow to the skin.
How to use:
- Application using the included Aura Air Puff will give a longer lasting and better coverage.
- Application using a foundation brush will give a luminous and sheer finish.
The compact is quite bulky (to accommodate the inner lid) and it is made with lightweight plastic. It has a click-in closure.
The Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm comes with an Aura Air Puff. The blue side of the puff is of a different material to the white side. The blue side is very soft, plush and velvety & it works well to pat on and blend in the Baby Glow Balm. This accompanying puff is also helpful as it can be used to reapply throughout the day.
My only complaint in regards to this puff is that it is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY difficult to wash. Since it is made of 2 different layers with 2 different materials, I find that any residual product left in the puff tend to get caught in between the layers when you are trying to wash it.
#1 PINK BEIGE 핑크 베이지
Pink Beige is a cool toned light beige.
My skin tone is quite light and even so, Pink Beige appears to be unflatteringly pale on me. When I use it all over my face, it is very apparent that my face and neck are of 2 different colours.
However, I do love using Pink Beige to highlight my forehead, high points of my cheeks and my chin. Doing so really helps to brighten my complexion in a very natural manner.
#2 NATURAL BEIGE 내츄럴 베이지
Natural Beige is a light beige with a peachy tone.
Natural Beige has a peachy undertone and it is a better match for my skin, though it can appear a little too warm on my skin.
COMPARISON #1 PINK BEIGE & #2 NATURAL BEIGE
|From left: #1 Pink Beige & #2 Natural Beige|
The Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm is quite good. The texture is very buttery, creamy and smooth (it really feels like you are touching butter when you touch it). It blends and melds into the skin to give a natural and healthy glow. This product is quite emollient so it will be excellent for people with dry skin or when the weather is very cold.
This product has a light coverage and it cannot be built up too much or it will feel too thick on the skin and it can also appear slightly cakey. This product can even out the skin tone and brighten it (depending on which shade you choose) but it would not cover apparent flaws on the skin like under eye dark circles, blemishes and hyper pigmentation spots. Pore coverage is also minimal with this product.
I like to use the Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm on days that I want a very natural look (almost like I am not wearing any base makeup). Since this product really brightens the skin and give it a very skin-like finish, it can really fake the appearance of healthy skin, provided if I conceal other spot and unsightly flaws on my skin. I have oily skin and I think that this product can feel a bit uncomfortably heavy at times, but it would be fine if I set it with a light layer of powder. I find that this product does not really set or dry down completely on its own (could be due to the baby glow complex), so unless you like that haven't-dried-down kinda finish and feel on the skin, I do recommend setting it with powder.
On me, the Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm is not a particularly long lasting product. It typically lasts for about 5-6 hours before I feel compelled to retouch or remove my makeup because once my skin starts to get oily, it can look slightly patchy. However, the first few hours of wear is beautiful!! If I intend to wear this product for a long time, I need to blot and powder over it every so often so that the natural oils from my skin would not disrupt the product.
One thing to note, the Baby Glow Balm has quite a high SPF (SPF 42 PA++) and it contains titanium dioxide so it might cause flashbacks in flash photography. I seldom take photos with flash so I can't tell you that for sure but I was told that applying a powder without SPF over a foundation/ base makeup with SPF can help with reducing flashbacks.
Another thing to note, this product has a florally, baby-soap-ish type fragrance that is still detectable upon application. So people who are sensitive to fragrance might want to veer away from it.
Base: Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm; #1 Pink Beige in the middle portion of my face (forehead, nose bridge, chin and cheeks) and #2 Natural Beige in the outer portion of my face.
I can see lots of people loving the Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow Balm and I can see lots of people disliking it as well. If you are looking into purchasing this product, I hope my review will help you decide if this product is for you.
That's it for this review. See ya~~~
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