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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink and Face Blusher # 22-Review, Photos, Swatches


With all my craze for bronzers, I'm actually starting to build up a collection. This time I tried a more darker shade from Étude, plus I also spotted the highlighter and bought them both for testing, so here's what I think.

Étude face blusher in # 22 is a warm brown pressed powder blush with an orange undertone. I love the fact that it's matte and made it to my bronzers collection. It comes with the regular soft brush and applies on quite pigmented. I think this is the darkest shade from the entire collection. When it comes to application, a little bit goes a long way, as you don't need to pick a lot. It's great for contouring as well, especially for medium skin toned girls. The formulation is completely matte with zero shimmer, which makes it a good choice for summers. I have a more orange toned blusher which is # 16, with shimmer, which you can check out here. It stays on for 2 hours at least, if applied alone and around 3 hours+ when applied after foundation. Overall, I think it's an essential product to have in your makeup stash as it will last a long time and is very suitable for Asian skin.

Étude beam highlighter is a matte pressed powder highlighter that I in my humble opinion is a great pick for girls who are not into shimmering and/or creamy highlighters. It has a glittery ring on the lid which differs it from the blushes. The shade I have is number 05 Pearl White Pink. They didn't have any other shades at the store but I didn't swatch this one either as it seemed of good use. It shows a slight pink tone to it in the pan but applies a nice white. This comes with a skinny puff, which I just hate. It doesn't even pick a fraction of the product and feels more like a piece of cloth in hand. So I use a highlighting brush to apply it. The texture as I mentioned is matte and it does not leave a white streak of powder on application which is good. You can even it out with a brush and apply as much or as less as you like. It doesn't make the cheeks look like flash lights, instead it just adds a little shine which is noticeable. It stays on for at least 1.5 hours when applied alone and may stay longer if used over a foundation. I find it to be best highlighter for summers and humid weather as it will not produce any oil or bleed off.

Both products are packaged in the signature Étude packaging, with minor changes. The Étude face blusher comes in various shades and the beam highlighter comes in 5 shades (scroll to picture for details). Each pan contains 7 grams of the product.

Rating: 4.5/5

Take it:

You're looking for a bronzer and highlighter
You prefer a matte formulation
You're a fair to medium skin tone
You want to use them for contouring and highlighting
You find them affordable

Leave it:

You think the shades are too dark/light
You're not into bronzers or highlighters
You prefer some shimmer
You prefer cream formulation

Price: Rs 485/-  (price may vary)
Available at: Available at general as well as super stores across Pakistan.
Official Website: Etude House
Facebook Page: Etude House Global

Conclusion: These are must haves if you're looking for a bronzer/contouring powder and highlighter which are affordable and will do a good job at the same time. Recommended? Yes!

Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink and Face Blusher # 22
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink and Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Face Blusher # 22
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Étude Highlight Beam Powder # 05 Pearl White Pink
Kiran Imtiaz Author

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3 comments :

  1. Pearl white pink is Gorgeous...
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  2. this one sounds like a good one for under eyes. nice one <3

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  3. I really wanna try the highlighter now, we should review more Etude products since they r easily avaialable in Pak. Great review:)x

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