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Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks review

on Saturday, January 19, 2013
In my 9th Gmarket order post, you must have seen that I bought three Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks, which are part of Etude House's Etoinette line. I have written about this line with a French princess theme before, over here. Today, I will finally reveal which ones, I have bought. I tried to get three different colors that would look good with my complexion and natural lip color. 

And, I got these three lipsticks!

three shades of the Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks




Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks beautiful tubes
Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks beautiful tubes with gold seals


  First impressions of the Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks

From looking at the promotional pictures and the color chart, I thought that the PRD301 would be a dark pink, the PPK003 would be a light rose pink and the PPK004 would have a darker berry color. They would be three different and interesting colors that I would like to try out. In reality, the PRD301 is a bold red and the PPK003 and PPK004 are not that much different from each other, just by a slight tone (the code name should have been a warning to me).
 


Pictures from  Etude House Korea
Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks bullets PRD301 PPK003 PPK004
From left to right: PRD301, PPK003, and PPK004

In these pictures, you can clearly see that the PPK003 is a only a bit lighter than the PPK004. They seem practically like the same color; the PPK004 only has an extra hint of berry in the color.

Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks swatches PRD301 PPK003 PPK004

The Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks on the lips


The PRD301 is a red lipstick and I had trouble getting the lipstick applied on the inner parts of the lips. You can also really easily see the mistakes, so using a lip pencil would be better.

The PPK003 is a light pink lipstick, which is a pretty color that is similar to your lips, but better. I prefer a "warmer" pink, because most of the times I look quite pale and a light colored lipstick does not really help.

The PPK004 is a darker pink with a slight berry color in it. From the promotional pictures, I thought this lipstick would be a challenging color, but it is very wearable. It is suitable to wear at the university or at work, whereas the PRD301 is a lot bolder.


 Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks worn on lips PRD301 PPK003 PPK004

 What do I think?

Although the colors left me a bit disappointed, the texture is really nice and leaves the lips moisturized for the whole day. The Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips lipsticks have a slight glossy finish with very fine shimmers. The PPK004 has the most shimmers and this is also the color that I like the most. It has a berry color that surprisingly looks quite good on me. The PRD301 is a bit too red and the PPK003 is a bit too light pink (as in: too cold).