Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: Etude House Sweet Recipe Sliced Cake Puffs

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What's your favorite tool to apply base makeup? There are some ways to apply foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, or CC cream and the easiest way is using fingertips. However, using fingers for foundation application is somehow tight, uneven, and exaggerates the pores so it ends up too much product on and feeling cakey whereas flaking off. Another choice is using foundation brush or stippling brush for more even application but sometimes it gives visible streaks. Even though most preferred application tool for base makeup is foundation brush, there are still some people, including me, who get a better job working with makeup sponges.

Makeup sponge works as oiliness control in makeup because it absorbs makeup, thus it is suitable for those who have oily skin. Moreover, it can be used both dry  for more covering finish and wet providing more gentle and natural makeup. Although disposable, we can cleanse the sponge with neutral soap or brush cleanser to cut off our budget in buying new sponges. Different shapes of makeup sponge are also available like round, rectangular, egg-shaped and wedge-shaped sponges which define what coverage we are looking for. The thing that is less noticed is the material which is differentiated into latex and latex-free. The material of makeup sponges might be a big concern for people who have allergy to latex.

Talking about makeup sponges, today's review is Etude House Sweet Recipe Sliced Cake Puffs. Even though the name is puff, it actually is sliced-cake-shaped sponges which are designed to apply liquid makeup like foundation or concealer. On the other hand, puff is supposed to be used as powder products application. Nonetheless, these Etude House sponges called puffs are suitable for both liquid and powder makeup products. We are smart girls must not be confined by the name and function of certain product, as long as it can be a double function, go for it.


Etude House Sweet Recipe Sliced Cake Puffs
First, let's talk about the packaging. Etude House is always princess-y in heart and their products are apparently designed to sweet pinky girls. Who don't like the cute packaging of Etude House always offers? I think they are genius in mesmerizing the girls. Lacey and creamy drawing with pink plastic seal is all what you would call cute. Etude House Sweet Recipe Sliced Cake Puffs, which was launched in Sweet Recipe line, comes in a round sponge that is sliced to eight pieces packed in clear plastic glass container. My consideration before buying this was the container as I need sponges with its place to keep them hygienic. It would be scary how our precious skin deals with bacteria of used-sponges which is kept in somewhere that might be unhygienic since our stash is filled with many makeup products.

Made from high quality SBR latex, these makeup sponges is entrusted to help base makeup glides smoothly to express moist and soft skin. SBR stands for styrene-butadiene rubber, a kind of synthetic rubbers which have good abrasion resistance and good aging stability when protected by additives. In sum, this Sliced Cake Puffs is kind of makeup sponges that have long durability. Less deterioration and last-longer. Since the material is SBR latex, this sponge is not for latex allergy.


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The slices are intertwined to each other so we don't need to feel worry of scattering when it falls off. Each slice has triangle shape. The pointy tip can reach around nose, mouth, and eyes while wide base is used on forehead, cheeks, and chin. These eight slices can be differentiated to makeup usages for more clean application. For example, a slice is for makeup base, another is for foundation and concealer, take another one for powder, and give a chance for a slice to apply cream blusher. Efficient, right? Eight slices are more than enough because we can cleanse them with brush and sponge cleanser.



Generally, makeup sponges absorb more product than when use fingertips or brush, therefore it provides light natural application. Sliced Cake Puffs work like usual makeup sponges, I couldn't find the difference of using this. What I like is base makeup application becomes more even and smoother compared by using fingertips. I used to use fingertips to apply BB cream and sometimes it ended up uneven on which whiter patch than other was found. I personally like using makeup sponge better than brush and fingertips.

PROS:
  1. Eight slices are more than enough to apply different kinds of liquid and cream makeup products.
  2. Made from SBR latex which is more durable.
  3. Comes with container to keep the sponges hygienic.
  4. Cute packaging.
  5. Pointy tips of triangle shape reach detail areas like around nose, mouth, and eyes.
  6. Can be used both dry and wet.
  7. Give moist and smooth application.
  8. Inexpensive price IDR 37000 at Korean Cosmetic N Skincare for branded eight pieces of sponge.
CONS:
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For girls who have oily type of skin yet need moisturized with even and smooth base application plus affordable price, Etude House Sweet Recipe Sliced Cake Puffs is the ultimate choice of makeup sponge for you! Have a nice day...
 

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