Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color Review

Friday, 10 July 2015

I received the Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color in my package from Skinlosophy. Check out the burgundy makeup look I created with their fabulous products here! The All Over Cupcake was the only product I wasn't able to utilise in that look, so I am going to do a short review of it instead.

'Strawberry, creamy soft, all over color lights up [your] complexion as it imparts a strawberry milky hue on eyes, lips and cheeks. Multi-tasking product is a must-have in any busy girl's arsenal, adding color and a healthy glow to [your] complexion'

The Cupcake All Over Color comes in 5 shades, I received PK002 Strawberry.

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The packaging is aimed at a younger market and looks more like a toy than a makeup product! I think it's ridiculously adorable, but certainly not for everyone. The plastic casing unfolds just like the cakes you buy at an Asian bakery! The lid fastens over the product with a simple push pull as opposed to a more secure twist mechanism, which makes me wonder how air tight it is.

You can see that the print is pixelated up close. Strawberry is indeed a super milky, cool toned bright pink that will go together well with pale skin tones. I could already tell that it was going to wash out my yellowish, tanned skin tone from the start. I expected the formula to be light and airy like a mousse, but it is actually very dense and waxy like a lip balm. It applies best with the fingers and it is lightly pigmented so you can build up the colour.

Eyes: I did not try this on my eyes, but I don't think the waxy texture would adhere well to eyelids, no matter how well prepped the skin is.

Lips: The formula sat in the creases and lines of my lips and made them look very patchy. Then again I have naturally dry and lined lips so this is a common problem for me. As expected, the colour washed me out.

Cheeks: The colour actually looked decent on my cheeks and turned a more peachy shade when combined with my darker, yellow skin tone. The emollient texture makes it really easy to apply and blend out with your fingers. You do have to set the product with a thin, silky translucent powder, because it does not set and remains waxy all day.

Overall, the product doesn't really work for me, mostly because of the color. Looking at the rest of the shades (which are also very pastel), it seems that the whole line is most suited to fair skin. As a cream blush it works moderately well, however I think you can easily find a better cream blush that sets on the skin such as the Stylenanda 3CE creamy cheek stick I reviewed recently.

Have any of you tried this product? What were your thoughts?

*This product was gifted for review, all opinions are 100% honest.

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