Monday, 3 March 2014

Haul & Review: Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tints

reviewed by - S.

Hey Guys!
I'm back with a little haul! Now, I have always wanted to try Korean cosmetics. From watching numerous sappy Korean dramas and variety shows over the years (they are a guilty pleasure!) I have come to adore their fresh-faced make-up looks. From their dewy natural finish face make-up, to their bright open eyes, and gradient lips. 

Another factor that played a huge role in my longing for Korean make-up, is that it is tailored to suit the Asian market. Something that I often struggle with when trying to purchase cosmetics here in Australia, is the lack of products that suit my skin-tone. 

I've heard great things about Etude House and just great things about the quality of Korean cosmetics in general. So I did a bit of research (and by research I mean I read a few blogs and watched a few YouTube reviews haha) I found a wonderful website that offers, get this, FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE (with no tracking). More researched came up with a few other websites, but I chose this one to try out, and boy they delivered! 

They stock a variety of Korean Cosmetics, Skin Care, Hair Care.. brands, and work on a customer loyalty reward system (where you earn points with each purchase that results in discounts). They also send you a bunch of free samples with each order. If you spend over $50 you get free registered shipping with a tracking number. The customer service is great as they respond to you very quickly (provided it is a business day). I should also add that you are able to pay through PayPal and can leave delivery instructions which they stick on the box for the courier! This is quality service in my opinion, so I am happy to share this with you guys!

I placed my order on the 22nd February 2014 and it arrived today at my residence in Melbourne on the 3rd March 2014. So it basically took only 6 business days! 

This lovely note was placed inside the box. That extra bit of effort put a smile on my face and I felt like they do aim to put the customer first.

My order came in a small box so perfectly packaged. Everything was bubble wrapped and neatly packed so that nothing would move around and get damaged. They included many samples which I was very happy with as it gave me an insight into unfamiliar territory which I desperately wanted to explore!

Anyway enough about the website. Onto the lip-tints! There were many to choose from on their website, but as I wanted to try out Etude House, I chose all four Fresh Cherry Lip Tints at USD $6.89 each. I just love the packaging. It's cute and fun (reminds me a little of Benefit Cosmetics). 

The formula is nice and moist with a glossy finish, and is definitely hydrating on the lips. The lip-tints have a subtle fruity scent which I personally like, and does not irritate your lips. The colour is buildable and gets darker as it sits on your skin! So don't worry if it applies very lightly at first. 

I don't think that it would be very long-lasting. However, the tints do stain your lips with colour, so even if the gloss wears off, you'd still be left with a coloured lip! All in all I am very happy with my purchase and will definitely be checking out more from Etude House.

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I have since placed two other separate orders with them, so expect another haul and review soon! So far so good with this website! It was a great experience for me, and I hope it will be for you too if you decide to order from them! Thanks for reading, I hope this was helpful! xo

- S.


  1. those tints look lovely i really want to try them! i'd love it if youd check out my blog and comment back xx

    1. You should really give them a try, won't regret it! They also have a wide range of other products that you might like

      followed you on bloglovin xx

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    1. Korean cosmetic packaging are always so cute. Would love to fly up one day!

  3. Korean product are the best it's also one of my favorite, I use the innisfree etude house and the face shop! It's absolutely amazing (: you should visit singapore we have tons of them here! x

    1. The lip stains are the first etude house products I've tried, very happy to have found a site that offers free delivery and decent pricing.

      Where abouts in singapore? I've been once and had no idea where to go xx

  4. I've followed in your footsteps and just placed an order with them :) To say i'm excited to receive the package is a bit of an understatement... I can't wait!!! :) Hoping I love my purchases as much as you love yours!

    1. Hey! Oooh you will love them! :) I've made two other orders with them and will have reviews soon! :)
      Word of warning, I don't know if it will be as quick to the US as it was to Melbourne. And if the status of your item says "Delivered" before it actually comes to your place, don't stress! It just automatically says that but will still come. I freaked out on my purchase when that happened to me, so I emailed them. It came not long after! :) Just to let you know haha :)