March 11, 2013

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Review & Swatches

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Sticks

Etude House recently introduced three flavors of their new Sweet Recipe Candy Sticks and I quickly snatched them up as they were so cute who could resist?

Shaped like little candy canes these are created using five different vegetable extracts to keep lips soft and smooth through the wear.

Take a look!

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick

As if I need another tinted lip balm but it was kinda hard to resist Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Sticks! Available in Lemon Candy, Strawberry Candy, and Orange Candy flavors these tasty little balms lend a delicate tint to lips while softening and smoothing through the wear.

Each tint is shaped like a little candy cane with a swivel up lip balm inside. The balms have a chapstick-like texture that smoothes onto lips leaving behind a sheen of color. The balmy texture is lightweight and comfortable to wear with a shy hint of waxiness, nothing to noticeable though!

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Sticks Spring 2013

The flavors quite remind me of flavored jelly beans! They are tasty with a sweet candy-like scent but this quickly disappears once applied. The tint isn’t exactly a natural finish so you can see and know you have on some sort of colored lip balm but the colors are wearable and quite pretty once in place particularly the orange which produces a orange-y red color on lips. The yellow actually also applies with color but not tinting lips yellow but red…odd right? But it appears to be a color changing technique of some sort.

Through the wear they keep lips pleasantly moisturized and will prevent chapped lips while easing drier ones.

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Spring 2013

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Lemon Candy

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Orange Candy

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Strawberry Candy

Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Swatches

They’ll only set you back a few dollars on many shops on E-bay so they are worth picking up especially if you like balms with a hint of flavor and tint!

I have a new E-bay Seller I’d recommend purchasing from. F2PLUS1 ships fast and has VERY reasonable prices. I recently purchased a few items from her shop and she was very fast so ship! All products were authentic that I purchased as well with very reasonable prices. I am not affiliated with this shop merely purchased from her recently! She carries these balms as well!

I purchased this item.

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  • Pineapple Princess

    The Sweet Recipe collection is just too cute! And yes, I agree that f2plus1 is an A+ seller. His/Her Sweet Recipe products are the cheapest ones on ebay.

  • Natalia L

    Ahhhh, I was sure I wasn’t going to buy these, now I’m not so sure anymore… T_T

    • Galia

      Me too…all the other reviews I saw said that they weren’t so great, but I do love a colored lip balm. And besides, I do trust Muse! ^_^

      • the Muse

        they are actually quite nice….basic lip balm with a bit of color 😀 I didn’t mine at all 😀

  • Cornelia

    Muse! Hi! Just wanted to say that i’ve been following your bog for years now and quite honestly i love you so much, i always enjoy your posts and your review never failed me when i’m thinking of buying sth! You inspired me to start blogging too and thank you so much for that! 😉 I never commented but i read every single post of yours and every comment that someone leaves here (lol, like a creeper!)
    p.s. Etude House is the most adorable of all adorable brands! Their packaging kills me! *.*

    • the Muse

      aw that’s the sweetest comment every thanks cornelia ;-D terribly flattered I inspired you to blog ;-D I’m so glad you enjoy Musings and the reviews I post! <3! Thanks for coming out today to say hell! 😀 I agree, etude house just has the most adorb packaging 😀

  • Danielle

    I just purchased from f2plus1 and it was a very pleasant experience. Good prices and excellent communication. Fast shipping too. (This sounds like my ebay review, but it was seriously a very good experience!)

    • the Muse

      mine was too danielle! I don’t trust many ebayers but she was good 😀

  • Tara

    These are so cute! Perfect for a little girl, or for the little girl inside us all. I love strawberry flavour.

  • ė•ĻëĶŽėŠĪ

    I just opened my Etude House ‘Sweet Recipe’ package yesterday! :3 I bought the orange one, and you’re right – it just stains an orange-y red colour~ it’s really quite pretty. Anyway, thanks for doing the swatches! I really want to get the other colours… seems worth it. 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure 🙂 so glad you liked them as much as I did! They are quite nice for days you aren’t up for lipstick/gloss ;D

  • Loren B.

    I’m always looking for something lighter than lipstick to wear. Thanks for the info on the Ebay seller! I love bargains!

  • Jes

    Oh! I purchased my Sweet Recipe stuff from F2Plus as well. Super fast shipping. I love these sweet little lip balms. I feel like the color they give my lips is young and fresh. Did you try the all over color pots, or choux base? Interesting…..

    • the Muse

      hi jes agreed 😀 they are quite nice and she was fab! super fast to ship! I did, reviewing those soonish!

      • Jes

        Awesome!! I super curious about what you think. I’m on the fence. I’m trying to decide the best application method for both products, though the formulas seem to match. My husband did tell me I looked very cute kpop when I was wearing them. Maybe it’s because I made dinner though.

        • the Muse

          Aw 😀 cute works for me! Love a doll like cheek and these seem perfect for that ;-D

  • blueraccoon

    I’m moving in three weeks (eep!) and with shipping time from Korea I’m afraid this would arrive just as we’re moving and get lost in the shuffle. Plus I’m *trying* to be on a no-buy until after we move anyway (i’m not succeeding very well). But these are really, really cute, and I may have to get them once I’m done moving.