Etude House Face Liquid Blur Cherry Blossom Edition Review:
The first time I tried the original face blur I wasn’t that impressed with it – but that was my first impression of it. Once I tried it again I actually really liked it and I was about to order it again when I saw that Etude House came out with this Cherry Blossom edition. Naturally being a fan of sakura (cherry blossom) designs, I couldn’t resist trying this version of the face blur.
What I didn’t realize was that this is actually different from the regular one, but I didn’t realize that until it had arrived. So, I wasn’t sure how I would like this formula compared to the regular one. I wanted this for the pretty design mostly but it’s a shame it’s not the same as the regular one. What if I really love the formulation of this one and it’s discontinued too soon? Hopefully that won’t be the case, but let’s see if the formula matches the pretty and lovely packaging.
+ Liquid makeup base expresses bright, smooth, cherry blossom skin as if having brightened and blurred the skin with spring sunlight!
+ Multi-blur effect of sliding powder
+ Turn bumpy skin into smooth and bright skin
+ Sliding powder finishes lightly with multi-blur effect
+ Clear and toned up blur face
+ Liquid blur, which contains cherry blossom extracts, lightly covers the skin with pink base and shimmering pearl
+ It makes your skin pure and clear
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Homosalate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Silica, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Lauryl Peg-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Magnesium Sulfate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, 1,2-hexanediol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Tin Oxide, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Ci 77491, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional
How to use:
Smooth over entire face after moisturizer and before make-up.
My Skin Type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea
Etude House Face Liquid Blur Cherry Blossom Edition Review:
I fell for this because of the packaging – which I still think is beautiful. It comes in the same design as the original face blur except the bottle has a pink and purple gradient on it, with the purple at the bottom and a soft pink at the top.
It also has light pink flowers and petals printed over it, which I think is beautiful but might not appeal to everyone. The box has the same design, which is why I’ve kept it in the box.
It has a pump which is very easy to use, the only issue for me is that it gets dirty and messy fast. At first, I didn’t notice anything different in the names of the products, it was only after I used this primer for the first time that I realised the difference.
My previous face blur came out as a semi thick liquid, like the old choux primer, so I expected this one to be the same consistency. But what I hadn’t noticed was that this one had “liquid” in the name, and the normal face blur primer doesn’t.
Well Etude House doesn’t lie about it being a liquid, it’s a very thin, runny pink liquid. Honestly, I was quite surprised by that fact, and you can see in the swatches just how runny it is.
The first few times I used it, I felt that because it was so runny it just disappeared onto my cushion puff and wasn’t getting on my face well. But now I feel like because it is so liquid it actually makes it spread more evenly and adheres better to my skin. At least that’s how what I think, and I think because it is a liquid it’s easier to spread it around your face because it’s thin and runny.
Supposedly it smells of cherry blossoms, when it’s wet it smells like alcohol which is a bit unpleasant, but once it dries you can very faintly smell cherry blossoms.
It is a very light pink in color, I guess it matches my skin tone actually. I think it gives the skin a nice glow and makes it look very even. But it doesn’t cover blemishes or redness – so if you have red cheeks (like me) you’ll need concealer or something else as well.
I don’t think it can be used alone without a foundation or bb cream because it is quite pink. It is pinker than the previous face blur, and I remember hearing some people complain that it was too pink and this one is even pinker. But it does make a good base for your make up.
I’ve consistently been using this since early May and I have to say that I really like it. I like how liquid and smooth it is, the way it easily spreads onto the skin. It doesn’t cover redness but since my cheeks aren’t so red these days I can actually cope with just this.
I feel like it really helps to keep my bb cream in place, and stops it sweating off. When it was warmer I think this did a good job in stopping my make up from melting off. It also helps my bb cream look good all day, I only need to use powder once a day and sometimes I get away with no powder which is good too.
I’ve used bb cream without this primer and it felt too sticky/wet without it and I needed to powder more often too. It also hides pores and lines quite well although this effect doesn’t always last the whole day.
All in all, I really like this primer and I hope that Etude House will keep it around a for a long time. I definitely would repurchase this primer and in fact I am planning to do that soon. I think this works for all skin types although maybe it isn’t that good on oily skin?
I don’t know for sure since I don’t have oily skin. It might not work for people with a yellow undertone, although if you wear it under bb cream it shouldn’t be that noticeable.