[REVIEW+SWATCHES] 2018 Etude House Double Lasting SERUM Foundation SPF25/PA++ N02 Pure

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation was purchased by Cosmeperks.

About 2 years ago, Etude House released a foundation called Double Lasting Foundation which became really popular both in Korea and overseas. Etude must have noticed how popular their foundation was and finally change the entire shade range and adding several new shades in the collection for their international customers. I bought it as well and I have to say that it maybe the best foundation Etude House has ever made so I’m pretty excited to see finally they came with a new version!

From Etude House global website, I can see that the Double Lasting Serum Foundation has similar shade range to the original one. Both have 12 shades in 3 different undertones. I really appreciate how Etude House starts to make more shades so most of their customers can try and enjoy their product too.

The hype for the new Double Lasting Serum Foundation is really huge but it’s hard for me to find because there’s no seller has it on stock and Nigama so nice for letting me to join a pre-order for this foundation. I thought it’ll take 7 to 10 days but I only have to wait for 4 days! Kudos for that seller for sending the package really fast.

Claims :

+ With Double Glow Technology™ for 24 hours long lasting glowing effect.

+ It contains 61% of moisture serum complex (consist of Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol) for skin moisturizing.

+ Its Airy Moisture Fit™ fine powder factors provides powerful adherence to face, with one touch to gives a flawless finish.

Ingredients :

Water / Aqua / Eau, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Niacinamide, Polybutene, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance / Parfum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Alphaisomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxypropyl Bislauramide Mea, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA N02 Pure Review

How to Use :

1. Lightly shake the container up and down before use.

2. Take an appropriate amount of foundation and gently apply on the face in the direction of skin texture.

3. Use a dedicated brush or a puff to increase the adherence of foundation to skin.

Volume : 30gr

My skin type : Combination with very oily T-zone

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25/PA++ N02 Pure:

The overall packaging is really similar to the original one. Both have exactly the same size, same shape, and same material. The only difference is they have different color and in my opinion, the serum one has more expensive feeling because of the gold lid.

This time Etude House makes the new foundation in two sizes, a mini one (mainly for traveling) and a full size one. I think it’s good they make it in a mini size since everyone can try the foundation first without spending too much money on the full size one because, honestly, the price is a bit too high especially from Etude House, a brand that famous for their affordable products.

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I got mine in full size because the mini one won’t be enough for me to try and review it since it only has 8ml of foundation. On the back part, you can see that it’s ‘Dermatology Tested’ which means it’s been tested by dermatologist but it doesn’t mean it is safe for sensitive skin or non-comedogenic.

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA++ N02 Pure Review

It also has a pump so yay for hygiene! The pump works perfectly well and it disposes good amount of product, it is easy to control how much foundation you want to pump out as well so I’ll give a plus point for that.

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA N02 Pure Review

The shade range is pretty amazing, they have 12 shades with different undertones. The shades that start with N has neutral undertone, Y for yellow undertone, and P for pink undertone.

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA N02 Pure Review

Mine is in N02, the lightest shade in the neutral undertone range, it’s a good match if you’re using shade 19 on Korean foundations and it has good amount of pink and yellow tone in it so it matches my complexion really well.

The unfortunate thing is they don’t have shades that are dark enough for deep skin tones. The darkest shade they have is N07 Amber and it’s not dark at all.

This foundation has a very dewy finish, as expected from a serum foundation. I have combination to oily skin so it’s a bit concerning if it will make my skin looks more greasy but I’m glad it looks good, even on my oily skin. It does give me a really dewy look but it doesn’t make my face looks like an oily mess.

If you have dry skin, I’m pretty sure your skin will love this foundation and if you have really oily skin, I suggest you to use a good powder so the foundation won’t look cakey and last longer on your skin.

Since it’s a serum foundation, the texture is really thin and runny. I have to use more amount than I used to but it blends perfectly well and doesn’t look cakey on my face.

I tried using different primers on my face, on one side is long lasting primer from Nivea and on the other side I’m using my favorite smoothing primer which is Etude House Face Blur.

I’m using primers that work well on my face so if my makeup looks bad, then I’m sure there’s something wrong with the foundation and not with the primers.

They sell a flat-paddle brush specially made for this foundation. On their Youtube channel, they show how the foundation will give you full coverage if you use it with their brush but I already have similar brush like that so I didn’t get it.

Using a flat-paddle brush is not my favorite way in applying foundation so once again, I’ll use different tool (a brush and a beauty sponge) to compare which one will give the best result.

With a flat-paddle brush, it gives me a good coverage, it covers my redness and dark spots but it leaves so much brush strokes on my face and it looks too thick for me but then I switch to a flat top brush and the application turns million times better than before! It gives me a smooth finish and it doesn’t emphasis my textured skin either.

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The key is not to swipe the foundation but buff it onto the skin. If you swipe it, your skin won’t look good and it will make the foundation looks cakey.

With a sponge, I get a very beautiful finish but with less coverage and I need to use more amount of product to cover my acne scars. Between those two tools, I prefer using a flat top brush because I love smooth finish with a good coverage.

If you love natural look, beauty sponge is a perfect tool for you but if you need more coverage to cover your imperfections, I recommend you to use a good and dense flat top brush.

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA N02 Pure Review

Out of curiosity, I did an oil test for both the serum and the original version to see if they have good oil control. I put those two on a blotting paper and left for a few hours. At the end of the day, I can see that both have similar and decent oil control.

Etude House Double Lasting Serum Foundation SPF25PA N02 Pure Review

I also try to compare if it has better or less coverage than the original version by applying it on top of black eyeliner and turns out they have similar coverage. So in term of oil control and coverage, there’s almost no different between those two foundations.

The lasting power is so amazing! Even with all the dewy effect, my foundation still looks good and intact after 6 hours which is very rare for me. It does make my T-zone area looks very oily but it’s not patchy at all, I can easily retouch my face with a powder and the foundation won’t look cakey.

It also doesn’t clog my pores (I have large pores!) even without using a pore primer so another plus point for that. I can say the quality is similar to the original Double Lasting Foundation.

The bad thing from this type of foundation is they smudge easily. Because it is more on the moisturizing side so it is not smudge-proof and transfer-proof. I touched my face with my finger to see if it will leave fingerprint and yes it does.

So it’s highly recommend to set the foundation with a setting powder to avoid it smudges everywhere (especially if you happen to wear white shirt while trying this foundation) but it’s not a problem for me if it’s easily smudge because I always set my foundation anyway.

Overall I am very happy with this foundation! The quality is really worth the price and I’m glad Etude House is able to make this foundation without losing the good qualities from the original version. I really like it and I can see myself will wear this foundation again and again in the future.

Where to buy:

eBay | Cosmetic-love | Yesstyle


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