Etude House Watercolour Blusher Review

Friday, October 25, 2013

Etude House Watercolour Blusher in Apricot: Available in the UK here from eBay

You might recognise this 'Watercolour Blusher' from my recent swap post; it was one of the beauty goodies I received all the way from Malaysia, and straight away it was one of the products that stood out to me most. A cream/ liquid hybrid that comes out of the tube just like watercolour paint, but blends out into a beautiful peach cheek stain- if they have anything like this here in the UK then I'm definitely not aware of it! As with all of the Etude House products I've seen the packaging is adorable, it comes in a cute little paint tube in keeping with the 'watercolour' theme. 

This is definitely the type of product where a good test run is needed, if you're anything like me then trying it out for the first time five minutes before you have to rush out of the door will end in disaster. I quickly realised that the amount I'd applied to my cheeks on my first attempt was possibly enough to cover my whole face- perfect for any budding oompa lumpas but not such great news for me. My second attempt was much better; once you know how much to squeeze out it's actually really easy to work with, the strong pigmentation means you only need a tiny dot on each cheek for a good flush of colour. It's far easier to apply than the likes of Benefit's Benetint liquid type blushes; as it's thicker you get longer to work with it and buff it into the skin before it dries, and it also doesn't stain the skin directly on contact (I really have had some huge Benetint/Posietint related disasters- clown cheeks doesn't even cover it). I've been applying this directly to my cheeks and blending out with a Real Techniques buffing brush which gives a nice, even finish. You could also apply it to the back of your hand, dab your brush into it and apply it to your face from the brush but you'd use up a lot more product that way.

While liquid blushes like this take longer to work with than powders, the staying power really is so much better. If you're having one of those days where you need your makeup to stay on this is the type of format to go for. The colour is so pretty, and unlike most powders and creams it doesn't fade off within a few hours; because of how light it feels on the skin it's a great option for days that you don't want to be clogging up your face with layers of powder too. If you're from the UK and interested in giving this a go I did manage to hunt it down on eBay, I'm still really glad this was included in the swap though because I doubt it's something I ever would have come across myself. Plus with it being available on eBay it always means I can replace it when it runs out too- bonus!

Have you ever tried a 'watercolour blusher'? Are there any other brands that do a similar thing?
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18 comments

  1. Ooh this looks lovely! Gorgeous shade. x

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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    1. Lovely isn't it, all of the Etude house stuff is so cute :) x

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  2. Daniel Sandler does a watercolour blusher that is working its away round the blogosphere. Apparently its good but being a more high end product I am not sure of the price. Might be an idea to have a peruse around and see. However the packaging on this beauty is much much cuter. :)

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    1. I've not tried any Daniel Sandler products before, I had my eye on their blotting powder over the summer but I'm like you an a bit unsure of the price! Thanks for letting me know though I'll definitely be looking at some of the watercolour blush swatches I wonder how they compare with these :) x

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  3. I don`t wear blush, because my cheeks are rosy anyway, but this looks amazing for someone who loves blushes :) I love bronzer :)

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    1. My cheeks are always so rosy too, but if you wear peach rather than pink it neutralises them a bit and looks way more flattering :) I'm a fan of bronzer as well, I look literally dead without it haha x

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  4. I looove thèse etude house cream blushers! I agree, i've also had some disaster with benetint, i didn't buff it in fast enough my cheeks are like full with ready patches, had to take off all my face makeup and redo it again! haha

    jesselynnn.blogspot.com //FANCYTHEE

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  5. I have never tried these before! I have been really wanting to try some of Etude House's products anyways. Looks lovely!


    www.jaimelovesstuff.com

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  6. That is the cutest packaging I have ever seen! I wonder if there is any way I can get this here... So adorable and I really like the peach colour!

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I would use this if it was bronzer because I tend to stray away from blush (:

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  8. Wow this looks really nice. The consistency looks great. It's a shame that this brand isn't available in any stores in the UK.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love the colour of this blusher! x

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  10. Wow this looks so good, I love products that are a bit different to what you can normally buy. Plus I hate pink blusher on me so this is perfect, can't go wrong with a bit of peach! Thanks for the heads up on this!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. This looks/sounds amazing. The packing is 10/10 as well.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  12. I like the idea of the paint tube blusher :) very original and cute, never seen anything like it here!

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. The colour looks amazing on your fair skin! I'm really glad you liked it. Wow, it's so much cheaper if you get it on eBay because it's sent straight from Korea; I was expecting the price to be at least double of what I got it for.

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  14. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

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  15. Hmmm...I haven't tried "watercolor blushers" in general, but I was just thinking -- how cool would it be if Etude House released a series of, say, 12 or so of these, packaged in a wooden "artist paints" case?

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