The Muse has been so swamped she forgot she still has some left over bits to review from the Etude House Collage Moistfull Collection. Anyone get a chance to haul any of these bits yet? I know some of you are a big a fan of Korean Cosmetics as I am so do share your thoughts if you snagged any of it!
Today I’ll be reviewing my favorite item in the collection which is the Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence-In Foundation. This is probably one of the more important pieces in the collection.
Jump ahead to hear my thoughts.
Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence-In Foundation is quite a nice one. First try I was a little bit on edge and considering giving it a thumbs down but I’m glad I waited and used it a week or so before making my final decision.
It’s a been a little bit in between foundations in all honesty as I’ve been using BB Creams exclusively on my face and for me that’s a world away from regular foundation. I blame my original dislike of the product on this as I automatically think in terms of thicker, creamier formulas.
On that note I will say the formula is quite light and airy, feels very comfortable on the skin and should wear well on all skin types. It isn’t terribly pigmented and will offer sheer to medium coverage at best but by no means heavier coverage. It’s suited for Asian skin best as the color selection is limited to two shades and is equipped to cancel out any yellow due to the beige base of the product. That being said it still works very well if you aren’t of Asian descent and just enjoy a whitening foundation. That, in fact, is the key word, whitening. The product does whiten and brighten a fair bit. Nothing overly dramatic (believe me I’ve tried dramatic whitening BB’s and foundations) or unnatural but just enough to see a bit of a different. It creates a good flawless canvas for makeup, wears considerably well throughout the day when set properly, and absorbs easily into the skin without feeling greasy, heavy, or mask-like.
Overall, I’d say it’s a win for me. Way better than anything you can buy stateside at your local drugstore and beautifully packaged as well. I paid retail from Korea direct but I’ve seen it going for around $20 on E-bay which I do think is a decent deal if you have a craving to try it out yourself. Please keep in mind I choose Shade 1 and even that was too light for me, that’s saying something considering I like a lighter shade of foundation. Just be aware prior to choosing your shade.
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