23 March 2013

Review: Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Lipstick #RD302

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Today I will review something quite unusual for me, a bright red lipstick. I usually stick with soft pink and nude shades and overall a rather natural makeup. But somehow I got myself over-talked into taking part in a superhero-theme costume party and needed a red lipstick to go with my costume. 
There aren't that many red lipsticks in the Eastern market as they seem to prefer pink shades too, so, after some search, I picked the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk in the shade #RD302.
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review

The lipstick comes in a super-cute packing. It's rather simple, without any fancy decorations like for example the  Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips, but simple designs can be cute too, and the shimmering pastel pink color, as well as the cute ribbon make it really nice to look at.
RD302 is the brightest and darkest red shade I could find. I have seen the shade's name being translated from Korean to English as either Fury Red, Rage Red, or even Angry Red and I think all names fit the color quite well as it is a very strong and daring red color.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review

Etude House describes this as a "Smooth textured lipstick" which "supplies vivid color and moist shine"and claims that a so-called "Relaxed Fitting Complex & Smooth Powder System makes smooth lips without cracks".
My greatest fear was that the dark color would look so horrible on my lips, because they are always dry and chipped. If you use a lipstick of a shade similar to your natural lips you won't notice such smallc racks so easily, but I feared that, with this dashing color, every single crack would be visible. However, this was not the case at all! The lipstick has a super-smooth texture and I could apply it evenly on my lips without any color collecting in all the cracks on my lips, or, worse case scenario, the color not sticking in some parts where the skin peeled off at all. I have to admit that I did not quite expect this, so the lipstick surprised me a lot in a good way. I only have quite the problems applying it so it looks good, but that's just because I am not used to dark lipsticks and how you see every bumbler so easily. I was also impressed by how long the lipstick lasted for ours, even though I am sipping on glasses and bottles all day. The only thing it didn't surivive was a full-meal, but I would not expect that from any lipstick. It also didn't leave my lips feeling dry after wearing it for the whole day like for example the Etudes Miss Tangerine lipsticks do.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk RD302 Review

The Dear My Blooming Lips-Talk Lipstick is available in 24 different colors, so there is a shade for everyone's taste. I might get another shade sometime as I really like this lipstick, but don't think this daring red is something I will wear often. But for now I should use up the army of lipsticks I already own.

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21 comments:

  1. What a lovely red colour! It looks really nice on you. And the packaging is just too cute ofcourse :3

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  2. The colour is stunning indeed, and look gorgeous on you! I did not expect the lipstick to be so vivid, so this is definitely a good surprise! :)

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  3. This is so gorgeous! I love the colour on you, you should definitely try more red shades :) I think I'll be popping over to eBay to buy some of these myself.
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  4. bright! I recently got OR204, and it is so pretty! I love their colour range, I'm already thinking about getting OR205 and BE101 (I play it more on the safe side), but I need to use some others in my stash first >.<

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  5. Love this. The packaging is adorable, and the color is beautiful. It looks really nice on you and seems to brighten up your entire look.

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  6. This colour suits you very well! I love the green contacts. I've tried some coloured contacts in the past, but they were so uncomfortable, sharp and drying, so I can't wear them. >_<

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  7. Do you know the brand of the lenses you have tried? There are some that are super uncomfortable for me to wear (like for example the ones I am wearing in the photos >_< ) and some brands that I hardly feel at all in my eyes. Maybe it was just a certain brand with which you did not get a long well.

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  8. You look pretty ^^ Like a doll, the red lick stick suits you well ^^

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  9. Beautiful! I love how the red lipstick compliments your green contacts.

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  10. Thank you! They are blue (or turquoise? ) lenses though!

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  11. Thank you! I think it is making me look a bit pale, don't think I like dark lips on myself so much, but the lipstick itself is really great!

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  12. If I ever get more of these I will go for more natural colors for sure! I got an Orange lisptick from Etude before, the Miss Tangerine one, and it was quite bad, so I am happy that this line works so much better!

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  13. Thanks a lot! I don't really see me trying out more red shades though, I feel they are a bit too...daring? I prefer nude or soft pink shades. Luckily Etude has a lot of these too!

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  14. Thank you! Yes, it is super bright and vivid, I hope all from this line are like this.

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  15. It is, right? Etude has so many great packing design ideas! Makes me want to buy half of their products!

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  16. I liked your Facebook page, yay! I also love this red lipstick on you, you should wear it more often if you feel comfortable ^^


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  17. Love the colour!

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