Recently I got my Etude House Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter from the new Etude House Sweet Recipe Collection. I rarely use highlighters however, I am a magpie so sparkly, pretty powders are one of my biggest downfalls.
I couldn’t resist purchasing this little highlighter especially since it’s shaped like a brick of white chocolate.
Take a look!
This is 14,000 won which is roughly $12.91 USD. By Etude House pricing that’s a little high however, for us, here in the US, that’s cheap as sin.
I have to admit that although cute the box is a little flimsy which takes down the price drastically for me. I’m a little surprised as typically Etude House has some fairly nice packaging but this is a very flimsy cardboard box. For example, the Balm also stores many of their blushes and powders in a similiar style of packaging however, at the least, their packaging is sturdy and I don’t feel like I’ll break or crush it if I’m traveling with it. Etude House’s Sweet Recipe Chocolate Highlighter is basically flimsy cardboard, paper at best which will become rather battered with daily use or travel.
This is a slide out design so it some ways it kinda resembles a fancy chocolate bar. Inside the powder is divided into what appears to be six breakable chocolate pieces. Each piece has a small emblem like a heart, a little star, etc….These didn’t swipe away with two uses of the highlighter but given time I imagine they’ll fade with use.
The highlighter is divided into graduating shades of light beiges. The first is a true creamy beige, the second a pale cream beige, and the last a pink almost peach beige. You can use the shades together or individually. Together I find they combine to create a white gold shimmer.
It’s actually a very sparkly highlighter and a bit frosty. It does cling to flaky areas so I imagine it’ll accentuate larger pores as well. I didn’t like it as an all over highlighter but preferred using it on my highbrow area as a highlighter or even as a sheer color wash on lids.
Overall, the packaging is darling (although a little flimsy) and the entire highlighter in theory is truly adorable. However, the actual product is a little difficult to use due to frostiness and too much shimmer. If you’re an expert highlighter user you’ll probably adore it but if you aren’t and you’re a bit heavy handed it might not be for you.
For purchase I’d recommend Zinopark on E-bay. I’m not affiliated with him merely shopped from him before. He’s fast to ship, has reasonable prices, and fair shipping prices.