Hello my pretties! Do you remember those days when we would dream of a story like Cinderella? Wearing a ball gown, twirling on the floor and a handsome prince waiting for us in the end. All the romantic ideas those lovely stories brought in. Feeling like a princess waiting to be whisked away by the prince atop a white horse…..Ahh those innocent days :). To capture that beautiful spirit Etude recently launched the Princess Etoinette collection. Oh boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Can I just say……..LOVE!!!!
Well they take us to France to be a famous (or rather infamous) French queen. I think they adopted Marie Antoinette and gave it an Etude twist thus giving birth to the Princess Etoinette collection. Queen/Princess who cares right. Gotta love the French! The opulence and elegance has been captured in its beautiful packing. Just the packing is cause enough to buy these beauties (actually one of the biggest or rather THE reason that I got them). They even took the pains to get a French company to design this gorgeous packing. See this is how they do it in France!! Are the wanna-be “French” companies listening.
Any hoo moving on. I got the Crystal Shine Lips lipstick in the shades PPK004 and POR201. I will cover PPK004 in a separate post. Lets talk about the POR201. The box is light pink in color with silver detailing. The tube is in the same light pink color with the detailing on it done in pinkish silver. There is braiding design all around and a lovely crest design in the middle representing the house of Etude. If you twist out the lipstick completely you will see the same crest design on the lipstick itself. Pretty right.?!?
Coming to the product. The texture is really smooth and moisturizing. The color is sort of sheer and the pigmentation is a little light. But it can be build upon to an extent. Etude says that this lipstick will impart a soft shimmering flush which it does. It looks natural. Color is soft peach with minute gold particles which you cant really see but they help to add dimension to it. Prefect for day wear. I feel that it will suit most light to medium tones. For dark skin this might look too pale and washed out. Just a thought.
Well it is a little pricey. But given that it is LE and that too with such pretty packing I guess the price is expected. It is priced at $16.98 (approx Rs. 917/-). I bought it from the Cosmetic Love shop which I have reviewed HERE. Check out the other items present in this collection. They have makeup brush set which is in a pretty pink case covered in lace. Cosmetic love does not have the complete collection with them though. They are missing this heart blusher set which is too cute for words!! I hope they include it soon.
So that concludes this review. What did you gals think about it? Does it appeal to the princess in you?? Write in and let me know your thoughts and views. Until next time!
Would you purchase Etude Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips again? – They have 8 colors in total and I have bought 2. I just might check out some of the others.
Would you recommend Etude Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips to your friend? – Yes I would.