Ahhh Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint you’re such a hot, sometimes delightful mess! Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint are a new lipgloss? Liquid Lipstick? Lipstain? Something along those lines, that launched with the Etude House Snowy Dessert Holiday 2015 Collection in Korea.
Originally I read that Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint was going to be an eye, lip, and cheek kinda product like we’ve seen from the Etude House Sweet Recipe Cupcake All Over Color that launched with the Etude House Sweet Recipe Summer 2013 Collection.
But nope, these are all about lips!
Let’s take a look!
Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint, like many of the brand’s offerings, is an incredible cute little lip product. They come in a cute bakery style box which unfolds to reveal a glass jar and a little spatula for application. Each box and each jar has an image of a yummy looking fruit tart. Etude House offers these in five shades and flavor variations which include Apricot, Apple, Grapefruit, Strawberry, and Lychee.
First off, New Year is just now starting to get super cold but towards mid and end of December the weather was unseasonably warm. I got my order during this time and I’m not sure if it was the airmail trip or the heat but every single shade, aside from Strawberry, arrived a leaky mess. If I didn’t know better I would have thought they were used as they were all messy, separated, and had leaked on the packaging.
Etude House calls the formula a “soft pudding tint that melts on lips in a sweet, soft embrace”….Yeah, so not really. This formula is so confusing and so inconsistent it boggles the mind. I’ll be the first one to tell you it is a HOT nasty mess to apply at times. I’ll also be the first to say, in some cases, it LOOKS amazing which might make you give the hot messy formula a forgive card.
As I mentioned above all the shades, aside from Strawberry, arrived separated and kinda gross. Strawberry was the only shade that survived the trip. Strawberry had a wiggle-y jello-like consistency that did not retain its shape once I dug some of the “pudding” out with the spatula. It also comes out of the pot in a kinda chunk which you need to smooth onto lips in order to get it to liquefy for lack of a better word. It’s quite thick but it melts down as you apply. The other four shades had the same sort of consistency but a bit more melt-y as I needed to mix them before using them so this kinda broke the formula down and gave it more of a thinner texture but it wasn’t any less clumpy.
I need to break down the formula with each shade since, as I mentioned, they were a bit inconsistent.
This starts out like jello and remains chunky until applied to lips. Once applied it melts down quite nicely and applies very smooth. It has an almost vaseline-like consistency as it breaks down. This was my favorite shade and formula in this formula.
This shade is actually a clear pink, it’s one of the few shades that isn’t crazy pigmented at first application. However, it seems to have a color changing ability as once it warms on my lips it gives them a vibrant pink color. This is one of the shades that leaked and it had a chunky consistency in the pot but once stirred it was smoother. It also had a vaseline-like consistency and I didn’t like how it applied as I was literally getting small chunks in my mouth. I felt like I was sipping my favorite Boba Tea! Great if it was but since this is a lip product, well, kinda gross. I joke about eating lipstick but I really don’t want to ingest it.
Apricot and Grapefruit
Both of these had the worst formula. These applied very patchy! They had more shine than the other shades and the consistency was a little thinner and less chunky but the shades clung to drier areas and seemed to fall into my natural lip lines. You can correct this in one of two ways. Apply a clear gloss before applying the pudding or apply a clear gloss after applying the pudding. This gives these a smooth, more even appearance.
This shade is much like Strawberry with a vaseline-like chunky consistency that breaks down but again I felt like much of it ended up in my mouth and not on my lips. It did apply smooth and even.
Aside from Lychee all of these had incredible pigmentation. I’ve played with the idea of getting a backup of Strawberry since the shade is so gorgeous but I fear these will have a short shelf life as I’m not sure how they will look in a month’s time. I picture them either melting down or hardening and since we already know they are prone to separation issues that might happen as well. The wear time was quite good at around five hours plus major staining after they wear away that lasts like eight hours (you’ll have to remove it at the end of the night with an eye and lip remover). I didn’t have a problem with these migrating or feathering but they don’t set so they do transfer when drinking. Each one has a different flavor which I wasn’t particularly keen on as they don’t really taste all that great. It’s just a synthetic fruit taste that wasn’t very pleasant to my mouth.
As far as formula, I’m actually unsure what to call these. They have the pigment of a lipstick, sometimes the shine of a gloss, and the staining effect of a long wear lip stain. So it is kinda a multitasking formula.
I didn’t talk about it much but each one of these contains a small slightly bent spatula that you can use to scoop the pudding out and apply it. I’m on the fence weather or not I like this applicator as it doesn’t give me a smooth finish. It kinda resembles a small scoop! Maybe a lip spatula that was flat would produce better results. There’s also a small sleeve to store the “scoop” in. You have to be sure to wipe it off after each use as it gets messy fast!
Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint are a major hot mess. They are painful to apply in some cases, they are terribly messy, they likely won’t store well and expire quickly, but I can’t help but say that some of them really, really, really looked great on lips. I wouldn’t recommend buying them all like I did but I’d pick up at least one to try. My recommend? Strawberry all the way!
Etude House Snowy Dessert Pudding Tint are available now at etudehouse.com.