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  Etude House May Pink Bird Box ♥ (Cherry Blossom Palette, Tint My 4-Tip Brow, Monster Micellar Cleansing Water)
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Hello everyone!
I'm back with another Pink Bird Box review from Etude House! It's already my fifth Pink Bird Box which means that next month is going to be the last month of my sponsorship, I'm honestly so upset about this, six month flew by so fast! 
I'm super happy about the box for may! This is honestly the best box out of all boxes in my opinion. I was already planning to buy many of these products with my own money so this box was such a win and I'm so glad Etude House picked them out for us! Thank you so much ♥

They sent us so many new products, for example their new cleansing water and the hot eyebrow tint which was promoted and loved by Pony (I love Pony so much *-*)! They also included some freebies from the Pink Play Concert 2017 which is awesome! Here's what they sent me:


Product list ♥
3x 25ml Monster Micellar Cleansing Water
Play Color Eyes Cherry Blossom Palette
Tint My 4-Tip Brow in dark brown
Pink of the Year 2017 echo bag
Pink of the Year lipstick case
Dear My Glass Tinting Lips-Talk in Romantic Frill Pink

They also sent me this cute extra, the Lovely Etti Hair Band!!! I was thinking about buying that one anyway because I love those cat ears and have been obsessed with these hair bands since last summer. And now Etude House just sent them to me, thank you so much! ♥


Those hair bands are super convenient when you're washing your face or use sheet masks! My hair always gets in the way and everything gets pretty annoying but this hair band 1) prevents your hair from getting wet and 2) is super adorable~~I highly, highly recommend it ♥

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

You can get the Lovely Etti Hair Band on etudehouse.com ($5.20), jolse.com ($5.08) or bbcosmetic.com ($4.97)




Next, they sent me three small 25ml bottles of their newest Monster Micellar Cleansing Water! It's perfect for those people that are too lazy to wash their face in the morning or after an exhausting day to remove makeup because this cleansing water requires no rinsing and promises to remove base and eye makeup and keeps the moisture locked into your skin. It can also be used before doing touch-ups during the day. It contains aloe vera, green tea and bamboo and is dermatologically tested. I will talk a little more about the ingredients below.

The small bottles did spill a little from the rough transport but luckily they were packed into a zip locker bag from Etude House (it's so cute omg I'm definitely going to reuse it haha).

The Monster Micellar Cleansing Water is clear like most micellar waters. I didn't notice an artifical scent but it smells a little like grass. The consistency is exactly like water.

Here are the ingredients and how safe they are for your skin according to cosdna.com

As you can see, the ingredients are pretty good! It doesn't contain any ingredients that are bad for you skin, just two that are okay for your skin and one ingredient that could trigger acne or irritate your skin but almost all micellar cleansing waters contain that ingredient. Most ingredients in there are actually good or very good for your skin. The ingredients in Etude House's micellar cleansing water are definitely better than the one from Garnier but the ingredient list is much longer.

I tried to test out how well this micellar cleansing water actually removes makeup:

It's pretty good at removing eyeshadows, highlighter and even liptints that stain! It couldn't remove the black waterproof eyeliner completely and there's still a slight hint of the BB cream but nevertheless I'm pretty impressed with it.

I'm actually a huge fan of those micellar cleansing waters and like to use them in the morning and skip cleanser (in winter) or to freshen up my face in summer before retouching my makeup. I also think that this cleansing water would be pretty convenient and handy for long flights and traveling because all you need to bring with you are some cotton pads and a small bottle with this cleansing water instead of a cleanser and toner, it saves up a lot of time and space in your carry-on bag. I really recommend this item and can see myself using this product in the future! ♥

Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

You can get the Monster Micellar Cleansing Water on etudehouse.com ($9.10), jolse.com ($11.88) and ebay.com ($12.99)




Etude House held a Pink Play Concert a couple of months ago where they would present their 9 new makeup looks from 2017 and invite some artists and models! They also gave away eco bags and the Pink of the Year 2017 lipstick color Romantic Frill Pink which was chosen by Pantone Color Institute. They were kind enough to sent me one eco bag and lipstick as well, thank you! ♥

You can see the eco bag above or on the photo on the poster. I really like the bag design and think it's cute and still very wearable for daily situations. Here's the Pink of the Year lipstick, Romantic Frill Pink~

The case and formula is the same as the Dear My Glass Tinting lipstick they sent me in the March Pink Bird Box. You can read my more detailed review about it here. I think the case design is very pretty and I love the pink/silver theme they used~^^;

Here are some quick swatches on my arm. I personally think that this color doesn't suit me because my skintone is more on the yellow-tan side. I think girls with a cool-pink undertone and pale skin would look really good with this lipcolor.

 Rating: ♥♥♥♡/5
You can get the Dear My Glass Tintin Lips-Talk lipstick on etudehouse.com($10.40), jolse.com($6.78) or ebay.com($7.28). (keep in mind that you need to buy a case as well!)




Next item, is the new Tint My 4-Tip Brow! I saw a short video where Pony said how perfect this brow tint is to create natural looking brows so I was already excited for this one. It's basically a brow tint with a 4-tip applicator which is suppose to shorten your time used for drawing in your eyebrows. It also promises to leave a temporary tattoo effect so you don't need to fill in your brows every day and can save a lot of time + make them look more natural.

The brow tint comes in this marker and is quite thick. I got the shade #02 dark brown.
Here's the short description at the back, you can click on the photo to zoom in:

Here's a close-up of the applicator. It feels like it's made out of very sturdy felt because it doesn't lose its shape and is very stiff. This makes the application a little easier and sharper. However, it was still very hard for me to draw thin and straight lines because I'm still very new to eyebrow tints.

Here's a video which explains how to use the 4-Tip brow tint:



And here are some swatches of the color dark brown on my arm:

The brow tint has a slight yellow undertone to it and it seems to "bleed" on my skin too. You can't really notice that effect on your brows because of your brow hairs. I tried to test out the staying power by letting it sit on my arm for about 6 hours and then running some water over it. There's a slight stain left.

Here are some eyebrow swatches:

It was very hard for me to apply this brow tint because of the unusual 4-tip applicator and maybe its also because it's my first brow tint! The strokes ended up looking a little thick because I didn't hold it in the right angle, pressed too much or held it too long on the same spot. If you make any mistakes, you can easily remove it by rubbing a little with your finger or using some cleansing water. I think it will be okay. I can imagine that if you practise a lot it will be much easier and much faster than those usual brow tints with only one tip because you can do 4 strokes at the same time. You have to be careful when picking the color though. I have black hair and dark brown was too light for me, I think gray brown would have been a better choice. This might be a good choice for brow tint lovers. I think I will continue using this when I dye my hair brown.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♡/5

You can get the Tint My 4-Tip Brow on etudehouse.com ($11.10), jolse.com ($8.06) and ebay.com ($7.53).



This is probably the star item of this post, Etude House's new Play Color Eyes Cherry Blossom Eyeshadow Palette!This palette was already released a couple of months ago and follows a cherry blossom theme with many pinks, reds and also some browns. This palette contains different matte, shimmery and glittery eyeshadows. The colors are honestly so pretty and wearable, I'm in love! ♥ I was so excited when I saw this palette because I've been hoping for it! I wish they would send us even more eyeshadows haha.


The eyeshadow on the left was shattered when it arrived but I could fix it by collecting the crumps and pressing it back into the pan with a tissue. There are also two sponge applicators and a big mirror. You can remove the clear plastic thing with the names of the shadows.



Here are some swatches of the lovely colors ♥
!!!The photos that were taken with my phone (darker, first photos) are more accurate in color!!!


 오지마! 벚꽃 엔딩 / 살랑살랑 벚꽃비 / 달달한 대추차 / 200년 된 초코가게 / 아련한 로지 필터


오지마! 벚꽃 엔딩Don't come! Cherry Blossom Ending: A soft pink rose color with chunky gold glitters
살랑살랑 벚꽃비Gentle Cherry Blossom Rain: Pink-peachy matte color
달달한 대추차Sweet Jujuba Tea: Matte dried rose color
200년 된 초코가게200-year-old Choco Shop: Matte rosewood brown color
아련한 로지 필터Soft Rosy Filter: Shimmery gold/bronze color



트윙클 윙크 / 오늘은 오렌지 웨이 / 설레는 벚꽃 데이트 / 전솔 속 핑크 빵집 / 갓 튀긴 벚꽃 팝콘

트윙클 윙크Twinkle Wink: Glittery champagner color with chunky glitters
오늘은 오렌지 웨이Today's Orange Way: Shimmery orange/salmon color
설레는 벚꽃 데이트Heart throbbing Cherry Blossom Date: Matte coral coral with small silver glitter
전솔 속 핑크 빵집Legendary Pink Bakery: Glittery hot pink color with pink chunky glitters
갓 튀긴 벚꽃 팝콘Freshly Popped Cherry Blossom Popcorn: Metallic/Shimmery white color

The glitter and matte shades don't apply super pigmented with one swipe but they are quite buildable, especially if you use a primer. The glittery shades have some fallouts and the matte shades aren't chalky and blend in your eyes well, you have to go over your eyes a couple times to build up the color. I had to go over the matte shades 3 - 4 times for it to look like on the swatches. The shimmer shades are quite pigmented though, only one swipe is needed for a good pigmentation. I tried to do some eyemakeup looks with this palette below:

This is a cherry blossom look. I used the shades 2.살랑살랑 벚꽃비, 3.달달한 대추차 5.200년 된 초코가게, 9.전솔 속 핑크 빵집 and 6.트윙클 윙크.

This is a very soft orangey look which can be worn everyday. I used 2.살랑살랑 벚꽃비, 5.200년 된 초코가게, 6.트윙클 윙크 and 7.오늘은 오렌지 웨이.


Eventhough you have to build up the color for this palette, I really like this palette because the colors are all so damn pretty and I love the glitters!!! I love every shade in this palette and think it's so cute for pink lovers ♥ The downside is that there's only one darker shade to create dimension and the rest is pretty light and glittery so you'll end up using this one much more than the other shades.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

You can get the Play Color Eyes Cherry Blossom Palette on etudehouse.com($26.40), jolse.com($17.58) or ebay.com($17.79)


That's it for this month. I'm very impressed with this months' box and think Etude House did such a good job, thank you very much! I can't wait for the next (and sadly last) Pink Bird Box next month. I hope they will send us nice things ♥ Here are the review links from the other Pink Bird members:

Yennie - here
Melissa - micellar water brow tint(gray brown) palette
Kirsty ~coming soon~
Jasminehere



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  Etude House April Pink Bird Box ♥ (All Day Perfect Cushion, Fix & Fix Primer, Super Slim Proof Liner, Honey Cera)
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Hello everyone!
I received the April Pink Bird Box a few weeks ago and can finally blog about it. This month has been pretty stressful for me because my new semester in university has started and I have to do tons of assignments, sorry for the delayed post!

Etude House sent me their new All Day Perfect Cushion and the Fix and Fix Primer which are some of their newest face products! I was honestly already a little excited for the Fix & Fix Primer because of the AD with Krystal from f(x) haha

I also received two eyeliners from their new Super Slim Proof Liner Collection, one pencil and one brush liner. They have promoted these eyeliners on their instagram account a lot, so this was basically what I was most excited about in this box~

The Honey Cera Trial Kit was a small extra gift from Etude House, thank you so much! ♥






Products in the April Pink Bird Box
♡ Any Cushion All Day Perfect in beige link
♡ Fix and Fix Primer in rose link
♡ Super Slim Proof Brush Liner in brown link
♡ Super Slim Proof Pencil Liner in black link
♡ Honey Cera Trial Kit link

Before I start with the review a small disclaimer just to get things clear:
**These products were sent to me and sponsored by Etude House (etudehouse.com). I didn't pay for any of these products with my own money. They were sent to me for absolutely free in exchange for an honest review. This being a sponsored post doesn't affect my opinion about all of these products at all. This is my 100% honest opinion**

I'm honestly impressed by the amount of products Etude House sent us Pink Birds~
This post is going to be super long, keep reading if you're interested~!



♥ Any Cushion All Day Perfect ♥



They sent me the Any Cushion All Day Perfect Cushion in the shade Beige. I'm a NC25/20 and think that this shade fits me perfectly! They also offer 5 other shades which you can chose from depending on your skintone. The range of shades you can chose from is already pretty impressive for a korean cosmetic brand imo. I honestly feel like this cushion is a little darker than the previous BB Cream they sent me in the January Box though (click here for the review).


The All Day Perfect Cushion has a SPF50+ and PA+++ which is pretty high and suitable for summer. Etude House claims that this cushion has a perfect coverage, smooth adherence and absolute lasting power which means that this cushion is suppose to make your skin look flawless for the whole day.













 The packaging is super cute with pink stripes and a kind of glass-like looking front. The cushion is super light and much thinner than previous Etude House cushions.

You can find an expiration date and some basic information about this cushion at the back. The product should be used up 12 months after opening it.






The All Day Perfect Cushion comes with a different puff than the regular pink/ blue Any Cushion. This sponge is denser and the pores are finer. I have to say that I prefer this sponge over the regular cushion puffs!

 When you open the little lit for the first time, you'll find this little sticker on top. You need to remove it after your first usage. They finally translated this part in english too haha~

I'm not sure if I'm imagining things but I think the All Day Perfect Cushion sponge has finer pores as well. I also noticed that this cushion contains less product than usual cushions (14g) and seems to run out faster. I only did some swatches on my hands and feel like I'm going to run out soon~

You have to press a little harder to get out the product~~


Here are some swatches of the Etude House All Day Perfect Cushion~worn:



I think the coverage of this cushion is high for a Korean BB Cushion but I would say it's medium coverage! It's not enough to cover your blemishes and rednesses completely but it will definitely make them less noticeable.
The formula is quite dry and highlightes my dry patches a lot! This cushion also tends to look cakey if you apply too much. One big problem I had was that it gave me an allergic reaction so I'm not sure if I can recommend this cushion to my fellow allergy sufferers ;; My skin is super sensitive and I'm allergic to almost everything so most people might not have problems with it (other Pink Bird members didn't get an allergic reaction).
The lasting power wasn't amazing but not bad either. I think this cushion stayed on my combination dry skin for about ~5 hours without any powder.  I feel like this cushion does cover my pores pretty well and makes them look less noticeable, even without a primer. It did a good job in hiding the blackheads and large pores on my nose as well.

I think this cushion would work for people with non-sensitive + oily/ combination skin in summer because they don't have to worry about it highlighting any dry areas or looking patchy and the staying power is quite decent. I recommend to spray some makeup fixer spray or water on the puff before applying it onto your skin, the finish will be more natural and seemless~


♥ Fix and Fix Primer ♥



They also released the Fix and Fix Primer in 4 different versions a couple of months ago. I received the shade Rose which is good for brightening up tired and dull looking skin. I honestly wish they would have asked me which version I would prefer but I'm okay with this shade too. The mint one is good for rednesses and the lavender one is good for yellow skin.

The packaging of the Fix and Fix Primer is a small and sleek tube that contains 30ml of the actual primer.
























"Tone-up primer provides flawless skin base by correcting skin to make it look smooth and bright. Rose Color corrects dull skin tone and makes skin tone look revitalized"


You have to use up the Fix and Fix Primer 12 months after opening the packaging. The formula feels lighter and less greasy than the Color Correcting Cushion they released a few months ago (click here for the review of it).


It leaves back a slight white cast which ends up brightening up your skin tone without making you look ghostly white. I quite like the effect. However, it did highlight my dry areas as well and you could see random white skin patches on my skin. It does hide my pores a bit, I'm not complaining in that aspect!

 I think this primer would be nice for people who don't have problems with dry skin patches. I honestly think this primer is not bad and think I will be using this a lot in summer when my skin starts to become less dry and more oily. I really like the brightening effect and pore coverage it has and it's so easy to apply and very travel-friendly! I think wearing this primer like a CC Cream looks much better than combining it with the All Day Perfect Cushion because using both products tends to make your skin look very cakey ;; I would like to recommend this to people with oily-combination skin who are looking for a brightening effect and don't need much coverage.



♥ Super Slim Proof Liner ♥


The next two items they sent me are from their new Super Slim Proof Liner Collection! I received the Brush Liner in brown and the Pencil Liner in black.


Both eyeliners were fixed inside the box to prevent breakage to the liners.


The Super Slim Proof Brush Liner and Pencil Liner are both suppose to be waterproof and super slim to allow a super precise eyeliner application.

Here's a photo of the tip of the Brush & Pencil Liner: The tip of the Brush Liner is super precise and thin. The Pencil Liner has a very gel eyeliner type of feel and is very thin as well. You don't need to resharpen it, just simply twist it up!


Swatches of the Super Slim Proof Liners

I'm honestly super disappointed in the texture of both eyeliners. The Pencil Liner was way too hard and ended up scratching and pulling my eyes. I couldn't apply it without feeling some sort of pain/uncomfort. The application isn't smooth at all too and you'll end up getting a crooked and uneven line because it's super hard to apply.
The Brush Liner was easier to apply but was too watery for my taste, you can see how it's hard to draw a clear line because of the consistency, it looks like it's "bleeding" on my skin (look at the thin brown lines if you don't know what I mean).
























Pencil Liner in black // Brush Liner in brown

I also did a smudge test to see how smudge-/waterproof these eyeliners actually are!


after application // rubbed // sprayed with water // rubbed with water

The staying power is definitely not as good as Etude House claims it to be.
The Pencil Liner smudges after rubbing it a few times and starts to fade after rubbing it with some water on top.
The Brush Liner doesn't budge when you try to rub it dry but once it touches water it rubs off like latex, one stroke and your eyeliner line is completely gone!

Keep in mind that your eyelids will most likely produce oil and not water so the smudging and fading will be even worse!

Here are some swatches on my eyes:

Super Slim Proof
Brush Liner // Pencil Liner

The eyeliners honestly don't look bad on my eyes but the staying power and formula is pretty bad. Out of these two eyeliners, the Pencil Liner probably lasts longer on your eyes but feels much more uncomfortable than the Brush Liner. It was super painful to get the looks above. I drew some fake lower eyelashes with the Brush Liner.

((The eyeshadows I'm wearing are from the January Pink Bird Box.))

Overall, I don't recommend the Pencil Liner at all because of the formula. I don't see myself using this Pencil Liner (as eyeliner) ever again because of how hard and uncomfortable it feels on my eyes. I really recommend everyone to stay away from this eyeliner! The Brush Liner is alright. I actually like how it rubs off like latex because this prevents smudging. I wouldn't purchase any of these two eyeliner with my own money though because I feel like there are many eyeliners that are much better for the same price~



The Honey Cera Trial Kit was a small gift from Etude House so I thought I should share some photos of it too and give a first impression on it.























The Honey Cera skincare line from Etude House contains Honey and Ceramide which will firm, nourish and give your skin elasticity~





Honey Cera Trial Kit:
Toner: has a milky watery texture, prepares your skin for the next steps well, feels a little sticky
Emulsion: light moisturizer, no stickiness
Cream: feels very heavy & rich, a little sticky
Priming Eye Serum: felt tingly on my under eye area

All products in this trial kit have a very strong perfumey and sweet honey scent. This line didn't break me out on the spot but I couldn't test it long enough to spot any differences in my skin. I honestly liked the cream out of this kit the best because I feel like it's really nice for my dry cheek area. The whole line was less moisturising than the Soon Jung one in the March Pink Bird Box imo eventhough I was expecting it to be the other way round.


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I was honestly a little disappointed with the April Pink Bird Box because most products just didn't seem to work for me. The All Day Perfect Cushion gave me an allergic reaction, the Pencil Liner scratched my eyes...The Brush Liner wasn't bomb but alright to use. I'm pretty sure people with oily-combination skin would love the Etude House All Day Cushion because of the coverage, it just didn't work for me because of my skintype (and allergies lol). The cream from the Honey Cera Trial Kit and the Fix and Fix Primer were nice though. I probably like those two products the most~!

Here are some reviews from the other Pink Birds, they all have different shades ♥

Yennie - Cushion: Petal, Primer: Rose, Brush Liner (black), Pencil Liner (brown) (link)
Melissa - Cushion: Sand, Primer: Lavender, Brush Liner (black), Pencil Liner (brown) (link)
Kirsty ~coming soon~
Sophie - Cushion: Petal, Primer: Mint, Brush Liner (black), Pencil Liner (brown) (link)
Jasmine -  Cushion: Vanilla, Primer: Mint, Brush Liner (brown), Pencil Liner (black) (cushion, primer, liners)
Kathy - ~coming soon~

I'm already super excited for the next Pink Bird Box though and hope Etude House will pick out some nice products for us! I can't believe that there are only two boxes left until this program ends



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