Hello there :) Welcome back to my website! Today, we'll be looking at Etude House's new foundation, the Moistfull Collagen Foundation. Funny story actually... when I was in Korea (where I picked this up), I wanted to check this foundation out but couldn't find it anywhere! It was sold out in almost every store when I was in Seoul, Korea, but I lucked out at the Etude House in the airport because they had one left in my shade. Nice! :) I did a first impressions of this foundation, so be sure to check that out. Now let's get to the actual blog review of this product!
Let's get to the breakdown... Packaging
The packaging of this product is so cute and simple! I love Etude House products because they always look so cute and princess-y. I've heard that some people think the packaging of Etude House products look cheap... but I don't think so :) It also, obviously, comes with an air puff inside and a nice mirror!
I'm combining these two sections because I feel like in this circumstance, they're related and dependent on each other. The application of this is somewhat thick. Not too bad but with cream foundations like this, I find that I prefer to apply them with a separate brush versus the puff provided. Even the air puff applies these type of foundations a little thick.
As the day wears on, this foundation falls apart even more. It gets patchy, emphasized my dry patches (I have dry skin), makes my skin look super oily, wears off in random places, and to top it off, STREAKS! I've never had a foundation really do that to me.
Now the shade of this applies SUPER grey. Like WTF ETUDE HOUSE?! As you can see in the video, my face looks super ashy when I apply it. And I usually match Etude House foundations in shade 2. However this foundation, which I forgot to mention is in shade 2 "natural beige", is not just way too light.. it's way too grey. Plus, it doesn't oxidize much. So you're stuck with that shade. Also, this is the darkest of the TWO shades that are available. Yes, there's only two shades available. Look at how ashy this looks below!
I've actually never disliked a foundation as much as I dislike this one. I know it's strong words, but I'm being honest with you guys because I don't want you to waste your money! I can't believe Etude House even thought this was ok to release! It does the opposite of what foundations are supposed to do... aka hide your flaws, make your skin look nice, last all day, make you look healthy. It makes you oilier and drier in certain spots, makes you look ashy and dry, wears off quickly in certain spots, and is just terrible overall.
Hey everyone! I'm excited to present to you the newest collection released from Pony herself...The Pony Effect Collection! These are products that are created and put together by Pony personally, and they'll be available for sale on Memebox soon! Their officially released November 19th, I wanted to show you guys close-up pictures, swatches of the products, and brief reviews! Let's get to the breakdown...
Sultry Cranberry Picture Tutorial
That Girl Fever Shadow and Luminous Contouring Palette
The first thing you notice about these palettes are obviously the packaging. I love how slim these are, which makes them nice and compact. Both palettes are accompanied with a massive mirror, which is always a plus. Also, I appreciate that the palettes are different colors. This is helpful when you're rummaging through your makeup collection! You'll be able to tell the difference between the palettes without having to open them.
The eyeshadow palette contains 9 different eyeshadows. They're nice sizes, at about 3/4 of an inch, and beautiful. They swatch wonderfully and look super pigmented on the eyes. I've done a few looks with them (see the one above!) and they're great! The only ones that fall a little short for me are "#Just 10 Seconds" and "#All That Glam". They're a bit chunky and have a bit of fallout to them. The other eyeshadows are nice, smooth, and opaque :) I'm actually super impressed with this palette and right now it's $33!
Next, let's take a look at the contouring palette. Contouring has been all the RAGE in Korea right now, even though it's been popular here in the states for a while. However, instead of chiseling yourself new cheekbones, it's more popular to contour along your jawline in Korea. However, we all know the importance of finding a contour that is not orange or too grey so that the contour looks natural. I actually think Pony did an excellent job with this! I also love that there's two shades of contour, so depending on your skin tone or how heavy of a contour you'd like, you can definitely customize your look. However, the highlights are a bit lack-luster for me. I can see how they're a "natural" highlight, but they're just not exemplary highlights. They're not super shimmery and there's nothing super "glow-y" about them. Still not terrible though!
Pony Effect That Girl Outfit Lipsticks
I have to say, I really like these lipsticks. The packaging is gorgeous and I love how bright and happy they are. The lipsticks have a magnet inclosure, so they snap shut when you close them. They seem pretty secure too! The formula of these are nice and smooth and don't take a ton of swipes to look nice and opaque. These are a satin finish and I don't find them super moisturizing. One this is.. I think these are a bit over-priced at $18 a pop (regularly $22) considering there's nothing phenomenal or super luxurious about the formula. I mean, I REALLY like MAC lipstick formulas and they're cheaper than these.
Pony That Girl Outfit Lipstick in "Noble Brunch"
This is easily my favorite product out of this collection. It's the PERFECT nude! If you have had issues with finding nudes that don't make you look dead, your search is over! It's the perfect peach-y, pink nude that will go great with any look. A great color to through in your purse and wear daily! If you're going to get one lipstick.. get this one!
Pony That Girl Outfit Lipstick in "Expensive Dinner"
I'd consider this a very wearable red. It's a bit of a cranberry red color and doesn't have any tones of orange to it. I like it and think it would be a nice color for the upcoming holiday season :)
Pony That Girl Outfit Lipstick in "Vibrant Club"
I noticed in the promotional pictures that this looks really purple. However, I'd say again, this is a wearable berry color. It has a nice hint of deep plum. In my opinion, berry red is a good description of what this color looks like in person!
That Girl Illusion Nail Laquer
Now these are the only products from the line that I haven't tried yet. They look gorgeous though and I'm super excited this set comes with a cellophane effect polish. It's been so trendy in Korea and I can't get enough of it. Plus, look at those other colors! How pretty and I have nothing remotely similar to these shades so YAY! :)
Well guys, I hope you're excited! If you're a fan of Pony, like I am, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the collection. Plus, it's just in time for the holidays! :)