April 11, 2011

Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips Review, Swatches, Photos

As you know from my prior Musings Korean Brand, Etude House has released Miss Tangerine which is a collection that features vibrant shades of orange for Spring.

So far, Miss Tangerine has been a fun journey but some of the lip products haven’t quite lived up to my expectations. The stains had a way bitter taste and the two selections of lipsticks were a bit too orange for me!

With all this in mind I didn’t set my hopes to high for the last of the lip products featured with the collection which are the Sweet Shower Lips.

Let’s take a look!

A moisturizing lip treatment that adds shine and a burst of sunny color to lips!

Finally Etude House got it right! I’m very pleased with the Sweet Shower Lips as they really embody the collection!

The formula features a true tangerine fragrance and flavor unlike many of the other lip products in the collection that lack flavor or scent and also have a highly moisturizing, wearable formula. My main problem with the other lip products was the fact that the formula had a heavy cream finish, this combined with the orange shades really made them difficult to wear. Sweet Shower Lips suffers none of the same downfalls as the formula manages to stay lightweight with a highly moisturizing formula, a lovely shine, and just the right kiss of color.

Five colors total were released most of which are variations of orange and tangerine but no worries all are very wearable due to the lighter pigment of each as you’re not getting a heavily pigmented lip product but one that just gives the right amount of color without being too bold, too crazy, or too heavy!

I was pretty impressed with the packaging as well considering the lipsticks are somewhat immature. The lipsticks are adorable don’t get me wrong but they do look like a little girl’s makeup where as the Sweet Shower Lips have a heavier feel and elegant packaging that celebrates the “Tangerine” theme!

I purchased all five shades which include:

  • Shiny Pinkshower (pale pink)
  • Sweetberry Blossom (red pink)
  • Miss Sunny Tangerine (orange-y tangerine)
  • Miss Tangerine Tangerine (true tangerine)
  • Sweet Peach Shower (light coral peach)

All the shades proved completely wearable for me but I really loved Miss Tangerine Tangerine which was exactly the shade of darker tangerine I’ve been seeking!

These have a twist up design but you have to be really careful not to twist too much product up as they twist up fine but prove difficult twisting back down!

  • Anyone seeking wearable shades of tangerine and orange for Spring.
  • Those wanting a moisturizing lip treatment with just a bit of color and a shiny finish!

  • Those who are sensitive to fragrance or flavor in their lip products (these feature a tangerine taste and scent).
  • Those who aren’t loving the idea of airmail, online shopping, etc…(Etude House is a Korean brand that is available within Korea and a few Asian countries but not the US).

Overall, I really enjoyed these and thought they were one of the stars of the collection. I had a little bit of a problem pulling off alot of the other lip products introduced with this collection but Sweet Shower Lips were exactly what I was hoping for and I love the novelty of the tangerine scent and taste!

I had a friend get these from Korea for me and only paid a few dollars for each but I’ve seen them online for around $9.99-$10.99 which I think is a fair deal for a product of this quality!

Loves ’em!

Well worth picking up!

Muse Approved for purchase!

About the Muse

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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  • Christine

    Hooray! I have been waiting on pins and needles for your review on these, especially given the disappointments with some of the other offerings from the collection, but I couldn’t take it anymore and jumped the gun and got four of them :). I haven’t received them yet, but glad to hear they are good stuff, and I love a citrus scented product so I am even more pleased. I’ll post what I think about them once I get them, but seems like I’ll love them from the swatches and what you’ve said.

    • the Muse

      christine you’re going to be very pleased, I really like them! they are by far the best lip product release from this collection ;D! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  • M

    I have the Sweetberry Blossom one and I heart it! 😀 I think the Sweet Shower Lips are the stand-outs for the Miss Tangerine collection for me, too.

    I wonder if they would do another fruit-themed collection. I am thinking lychee would be nice. 🙂

    • the Muse

      that would be awesome m ;-D they did peach a few years back and were supposed to do cherry but it never happened ;-/

  • Jamie

    What websites do you shop on for Korean Products? I’ve looked at Yesstyle.com but realized their site is wayyyyy over priced. Any other suggestions?

    • the Muse

      Hi Jamie I don’t have any recs for shops that sell Etude House sadly, these were purchased by a friend for me who lives in Korea. If I here of any place that I feel comfortable recommending I’ll def let you know!

  • Grace


    Do you think its safe to buy this collection off ebay? In regards to genuine products?
    Also, any comments on Japan’s radiation affecting cosmetics in Korea/Japan?

    I appreciate it!

    • the Muse

      Hi Grace I don’t recommend E-bay purchases as you can never tell when products are genuine however some readers have expressed they have good relations with certain sellers and success with purchasing there.

      I wouldn’t worry too much about radiation in Korea however Japan, I’m really not sure of the situation so I am personally avoiding purchasing products from Japan at the moment. Friends I’ve talked to say it’s not nearly as bad as the news here make it out to be but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • Taeleen

    hi! I’ve been browsing through your reviews on Miss Tangerine collection and this review caught my attention. I was wondering what is the description of the orange one which has no glitter and all, the first one in close up look 🙂 please do tell me 😀 thanks!

  • atri

    hi there just wanna ask the names of the sweet shower lips that you bought as per arrangement on the photos ( before your segment on ” the bad”) ty

  • atri

    hi just wanna know the order of names of your showerlips as per arrangement on the photos.. after your swatches….ty

  • rini

    hi ..
    here i want to now how i can order products of etude ,and i like be the dealer of indonesia .