February 1, 2010

Etude House Lip Perfume Grapefruit Review

The Muse says you need Etude House Lip Perfume in your life.  Get some, right away, hurry!


Etude House is one of Korea’s cuter brands. The line is geared towards younger adults particularly teens but lord knows they make some incredible products that are worth your time well into adulthood.

They recently launched the new Etude House Lip Perfume. Actually, don’t quote me, but I believe Lip Perfume is part of some sort of new collection but I really haven’t explored much because I simply hate the site. Pop ups and other insanity really prevent me from exploring lately.

Packaging is interesting to say the least and may appeal to those of you who like cute cosmetics. It’s a medium size glass jar that features a very sweet, kawaii little girl on the cover. As I mentioned above I’ve noticed a few other things sporting the same girl so this could be part of some color launch. Etude House Lip Perfume is available in four shade/flavor selections. I got Grapefruit but they also have Peach, Green Apple, and Passion Fruit. I asked for Peach and Grapefruit I believe but one was already sold out. Actually I wish I had asked the person who purchased these for me for all four as they are wonderful.

At first glance I was disappointed as I thought, “Oh another balm?” Turns out it’s not just another balm. It’s extremely emollient, incredibly glossy, beautifully shiny and mirror-like, so hydrating and moisturizing, and just an incredibly ooey gooey gloss! Truly a beautiful formula, absolutely loves it! It quite reminds me of a Lancome Lip Gelee (remember the ones in the little jar?) but way more emollient.

Unsure why they deemed it Lip Perfume but I assume the name is lent from the flavor. As I said, I got Grapefruit and it tastes lovely. It has that tart, acidic taste of a juicy grape fruit. The color is a translucent coral and applies without pigment.

They are actually quite expensive for Etude House topping near 8,000 won (around $7) but this isn’t shocking in the least as I’ve taken note that Etude House has had a price increase in the past several months. Of course, by US standards this is incredibly cheap especially since the quality far surpasses the price but by Korean standard it’s a tad on the high side.

Regardless, Etude House Lip Perfume comes with a HUGE Muse Approval for purchase. I’ve seen them on E-bay ranging from $11 to $12 each which I deem very affordable and fair. The formula is amazing and wildly deserving of a haul.

Likey very much! I will be hauling the other three as soon as I can get them!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • plue

    i haven’t seen this in my local stores! maybe next month, but hm i’ll keep my eyes peeled for this!

    i love grapefruit! 😛

  • Crystal

    oooh that looks lovely! I’m going to have to ask my aunt to pick some up for me next time she visits the states! I love grapefruit scents. They’re definitely my fave. I have a hoard of pink grapefruit body splashes from Bath and body works in fact. I never seem to want to use them up…

    • the Muse

      hey crystal it’s not available state side sadly only in Korea! I like grapefruit myself 🙂 oh gosh that’s one I never tried, bet I’d love 😀

  • Kristen L.

    Ooh, I’m glad to know you like this brand- the other day I ordered a few mineralized blushes/highlighters from that brand that are supposed to be good MAC MSF dupes. I’ll let you know how it goes! 😉

    • the Muse

      hey kristen awesome! I have a few of their powder/blushes as well and love ’em!

  • Daituf

    I was like “lip perfume??? what the heck is that???”
    So it’s really just a lipbalm no?
    The last picture kinda made me hungry for jam :S

    • the Muse

      hehe daituf the name is confusing but it’s def lip balm 😀 and yes jam is a good way to describe 😀 same sort of texture!

  • Angie Twe

    I’m putting that on my shopping list! 😀
    This is seriously cute…!

  • kirsty

    I don’t like the name. It makes me think of the taste of perfume if you open your mouth too soon after spraying 🙁

    An ex of mine one sniffed my body spray, decided it would taste nice and sprayed it straight into his mouth! He was an idiot though…

    • the Muse

      kirsty your x sounds nuts LOL! yes some body sprays smell awesome but dunno if I’d spray them right into my open mouth LOL!!!!! 😀

  • Fabiola

    I love the cute girl on the lid! Ha, somehow “lip perfume” just sounds so luxurious :-D. The balm *excuse me, perfume* does look lovely and glossy.

    • the Muse

      hehe fabiola it kinda does doesn’t it?!

      It’s super duper glossy which is why I’m in lust with it! Love a mirror shine gloss!

  • TanGerine

    Hi Muse,
    I’m too late to ask my hun to buy this yummy looking gloss for me as he just left South Korea this evening T^T
    Too bad coz it looks so fine.
    I agree that the price is quite high compared to their other stuffs but if you say it works, it worths!
    So, I’ll be sure hun’ll get it on the must-buy list next time!

    • the Muse

      oh tangerine you’re so lucky! 😀 Is he going to bring you back some goodies!? It’s SO worth it. maybe e-mail him and ask for it :_D

      • TanGerine

        Muse, too bad he didn’t buy me this lip pot but lucky enough he bought me some cute stuffs like Hello Kitty Mini Hand Cream and Peach Water Gloss.. ^^ I’ll tell you how I like them when I have a chance to use them … which is long way to go
        Love the Muse and the web!

        • the Muse

          yayayayay tangerine I love the Hk stuff they released plus peach water gloss=LOVE!

          awww shucks thanks *hugs*

  • dina

    these look adorable but as usual the pot turns me off. the formula sounds fantastic though 🙂

    • the Muse

      dina yup! I hear you! I hate pot lip products 😀

      but forgiving it for the incredible formula!

  • suz

    me grabbing myself one now!!!

    I love the US etude website they pretty much sell cheaper than ebay and other places…where prices are so high at times!

    • the Muse

      hey suz so worth a pick up.

      That’s not the US etude house website hun 🙂 it’s a retail seller it’s not officially etude house so just be careful when you purchase as you really don’t know who it is you’re buying from!

      • suz

        oh gosh! that sucks!! so you’ve never bought from them? you think they might give knock-offs?

        • the Muse

          hi suz

          nope never. I dunno if they are I’m just naturally wary when purchasing online as so much black market around. Just be careful 🙂 you never know but that is NOT etude house’s official site. I think it’s kinda fishy that they sort of hint they are affiliated with Etude House when that’s simply not the case. That alone makes me feel a bit iffy about buying from them 😛

    • the Muse

      hi Joella

      You can check e-bay as I mentioned in the review 🙂 hope this helps!

  • mer

    that looks super yummy! etude house is all over in singapore now… will definitely pop by a shop and pick one up!

    • the Muse

      fantastic mer! So excited to see how quickly Etude House has taken on other Asian markets! Here’s to hoping the US gets it one day soon!

    • the Muse

      hello little sis airin 🙂 how are you?
      It cost me 8.000 won so around 8 dollars or so USD

  • Sugar

    Hi Muse,

    I am a EH fans as well. I just came across your blog when I am searching EH info online. So glad to know you and I am quite surprised that US ppl like to use EH products as well. I am from Hong Kong and I am also using the EH Moistfull line.

    Currently I order the EH products online, directly from Korea, and help my friends to order it as well. I also hope that we will have EH shop in Hong Kong one day. Their products are really cool.


    • the Muse

      hi sugar!

      Aw yes! I love Asian makeup, EH one of my favs 😀 I really wish I could order online but sadly they do not ship to the US lucky you 😀

      Thanks for the lovely comment hun!

      hope we talk again soon!

  • carly

    I love your Etude house reviews…I’ll be murdering my paypal account with all the stuff I buy from EH. You talk about having somone order the stuff for you alot in your posts, is it a personal freind or just someone that cp’s stuff from Korea for you? Im interested in finding someone overseas who coud cp etude house stuff for me in exchange for U.S goods ^__^

    • the Muse

      thanks carly, glad you like ’em. friend of mine cps for me.

  • me-an

    hello muse! 🙂 thanks to your awesome review.! 😀 I finally decided what kind of lip cosmetic i will going to buy in Etude House, haha.. because I like the kind of lip cosmetic that looks glossy on the lips without a tint of much color plus prevents the lips to get dry and chapped. I also like grapefruit flavor because last time, iv’e been using etude house juicy pop tube with grapefruit flavor and it tastes good and look glossy on the lips, but when i was going to buy the same kind again, the version of juicy pop tube that iv’e been using has changed but i still bought it to give it a try, but i think it does not suit now my lips because my lips get chapped and dry without glossy appearance, maybe the formulation also has been changed.. so i searched in the internet the different kinds of of lip product from etude house then i saw your review. Thanks so much.! it really helped.

    More power to you.!! ^_^

    • the Muse

      my pleasure me-an! 🙂 I’m so glad to review helped you out!!!!!!!!! It’s super glossy with just a little flavor so you’ll probably love it ;-D! Do stop back and LMK when you tried it!