January 8, 2013

Etude House Princess Etionette Crystal Powder Review & Swatches

Etude House released Princess Etionette Crystal Powder for Holiday 2012 along with two very lovely Blushers. This week I decided I’d review this very pretty powder!

I’m sure I’m going to create some lemmings with this.

Take a look!

Comparable to Les Merveilleuses de Laduree Makeup Collection in terms of packaging the very pretty Princess Etionette Collection features pink, princess-y packaging that’s sure to please those who put out of importance on presentation of their makeup products.

The Princess Etionette Crystal Powder comes housed in little plastic powder jar with a lace and ribboned puff for application. Truly the packaging is drool worthy here and very vanity worthy should you enjoy displaying your makeup.

The powder jar has laced edged elements with bronze-y gold accents that make up the face plate and tiny topper. The plastic jar seems to be made from a lightweight resin. It’s very pretty to look at to say the least. The little puff applicator is also equally pretty with a lace overlay and sweet little ribbon for holding it.

Although pretty the powder inside is actually very practical as well. This houses a very generous 0.35 oz of powder and once you go through it it’s quite simple to lift the sifter and refill with a powder of your choice should you desire.

The powder is a pale transparent shade with tiny refined pieces of shimmer. The shimmer didn’t make a guest starring appearance on my face thankfully after application and is so minimal it blends easily away. The powder is silky with a finely milled texture and smooths onto skin and sets makeup beautifully. Although transparent it might be a little pasty on tanned or darker skin tones so if you do indulge just spend some extra time blending it out to avoid this.

Overall, I admit to falling in love with the packaging because I’m an absolute packaging h0r when it comes to pretty makeup pieces. However, the powder inside is also very practical and quite lovely so I won’t be so scared to use this as a setting powder for my makeup. It has a silky, mattifying finish that gives a brighter, more flawless appearance.

Quite gorgeous!

Loves this!

Muse Approved.

I had a friend in Korea grab it for me but many E-bay sellers have it available and I believe Imomoko.com is selling it now as well.

If you tried it, would love to hear your thoughts!

I purchased this item.

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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  • Shelby

    I’m looking for swatches of the heart shaped highlighter (same as the blush but white) and I can’t find any swatches at all. :\ Just blog posts of people lusting over this collection. I’m going to try to get it on ebay anyway. 😛

  • Cindy Ramirez

    This is so lovely! I’d honestly get it just for how pretty it is. Its so princess looking!

  • Dory

    Darn it Muse! This just looks too darn tempting, why must Asian products be packaged so adorably?! T_T

    • the Muse

      i know dory right ;-D I wish the US market would start packaging makeup like this 😀

  • Spooki

    Such pretty packaging. The actual powder reminds me of a scented Chanel one my mother used to use. I’m afraid it might make me look too dewy but it’s so pretty that I feel like I must have it.

  • Valerie

    I didn’t realize you could lift and refill the container! Thanks for mentioning that, I was wondering what to do after mine ran out. They’re too cute to toss.

    • the Muse

      sure! they sifter part lifts up and you can go ahead and dump more powder in ;-D

  • Jennifer Farreny-Davis

    I SO have to get this! The problem is i will have to hide it from my 4yr daughter, she is totally into everything princesses, i would never see it again if she gets a hold of it!

    • the Muse

      awww lol little four year old girls def love all the princess goodies ;D

  • Alanna

    Thank you for the review! I was debating on this and you sealed the deal. 🙂 Just asked my boyfriend to buy it for me for a birthday present HEHEHE

    • the Muse

      alanna berrrrrry smart ;-D get the BF to do the dirty deed ;-D happy early bday!

  • Eve

    Finally swatches! Been waiting and now I’m still waiting for mine to come in…any day now…I’m so impatient T_T

  • j.d.

    Lookin sooo lovely!! If I use a highlighter, absolutely buy that but I don’t use, haha 😀

  • Michelle

    Is this similar to the Chanel holiday setting powder? I had to stop myself from buying that because it looked so glittery and not an everyday powder thus not worth the splurge.

  • Taylor

    I loooove silica finishing powders and this packaging is to die for!
    My only concern is whether it has any talc or not. That stuff makes me break out like crazy :/