Etude House is a Korean brand of cosmetics and skincare that never fails to catch my eye, with new launches that are so adorable in concept, packaging and advertising. Their latest launch, Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base is no exception – I knew I had to get my hands on one of these babies as soon as I saw the ad.
Seriously, how cute is this? Baby Choux Base is a makeup base that Etude House claims to “creates baby choux skin with its moist inside and soft smoothness on the outside.”
The box and the jar are as adorable as the name, and comes with a spatula which is fantastic – hygiene is important for both skincare and makeup products!
The product itself is a light and fluffy soufflé, I picked up #02 Berry Choux as it’s suitable for pale skin.
Berry Choux has a fruity strawberry scent, which is cute but a bit too strong and too sweet for my liking. It’s apricot in colour that looks a bit white to start with, but blends quite nicely with the skin tone.
On the face, it does a pretty good job of minimising the appearance of pores, and offers some coverage. It leaves a velvet finish with a hint of glow.
However, this is where my praise for the Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base ends. Although the texture is light and fluffy in appearance, when I rubbed it in there is a very distinct granule feel – so much so it feels a little scratchy on the skin.
I also found this product to be unsuitable as a base for powder foundations – my go-to Lunasol powder foundation looks patchy, cakey, and exacerbates the bumpiness of the acne (how I wish my face will clear up soon >.<). And as my powder foundation has a yellow undertone, it blends with the apricot colour of the base and gives a very unbecoming orange tinge to my face.
I’m not sure if I got a faulty jar but I really don’t like the Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base. The tiny powder granules feel scratchy on the skin, and doesn’t make a smooth base for powder foundations. With some coverage, SPF 25 PA++ and a satin finish, I think it would be much better worn on its own, with a light dusting of translucent powder. I would certainly do so when my face clears up, but for now, it’s into the storage drawer it goes.
Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base retails for 11,000 Korean Won and is available in Etude House stores Asia-wide. For non Asia residents please try reputable Ebay sellers.
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