Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher is a new, limited edition strawberry scented cream blush that launched with the Etude House Berry Delicious Spring 2016 Collection. I should start this review off by saying I hated these. They were not what I expected at all. I was thinking they would be a light, whipped up consistency so when they arrived and they were thin and dense and not really a traditional creamy consistency I was feeling rather let down.
Add to the fact that they applied patchy and gave me a severe case of clown cheeks and that just added more insult to injury.
But I ended up loving them.
Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher ($8) are available in three shade selections and come in little plastic compacts which do not have a mirror but do have a rubberized sponge for application. They do sweet fruity fragrance that isn’t quite strawberry which I find pleasant but it isn’t one that lingers if you’re sensitive to fragrance in blush.
As I mentioned above I expected these to be a more traditional creamy blush formula or perhaps a whipped blush formula but they are neither. These have a thin, dense consistency which sadly applied very, very patchy on my cheeks. I had a little bit of a learning curve applying them in all honesty but I figured out the best method for application was tabbing on with the tip of the sponge and blending out the shade with the opposite side of the sponge. So tap, tap, tap, and blend, blend, blend and you’ll get a solid finish versus a patchy or clown cheek one! They actually adhere to skin very nicely and have a super soft, second-skin finish with a very slight shimmer which was most prominent in the shade Ripe Strawberry (RD301).
I think pigmentation varies here with Ripe Strawberry being not only the most pigmented but also my favorite shade of the three. Grapefruit Strawberry (OR201) is the most disappointing shade as you really have to build with this color to get the best payoff. And finally, Full of Cream (PK001), which is the second most pigmented color. The colors wear strongly especially Ripe Strawberry with a solid 10 hours of wear with fading at around hour 11 and 12.
If you want to indulge I would not miss Ripe Strawberry! It’s a very bright shade but quite delightful especially if you have tanned or darker skin as it adds a pop of pretty color to cheeks and should work fab if you tan easily or you apply a good deal of bronzer.
So yeah, the Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher formula wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for but they are still delightful to say the least. For me there was a slight application learning curve but once you jump that hurdle you’re good. I hope at some point Etude House makes them permanent and does some other shades!
Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher are available from my favorite ebay.com seller F2Plus1 for $8.