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Hi all! Some readers of IMBB may not be aware that I’m a Filipina, living in the city of Manila, in the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines. I may not be from India, but I do share the same love you have for makeup and beauty, and I honestly love writing for IMBB, as well as reading all the posts here.
I think it’s interesting to see and read about makeup from different parts of the world. I already have a list of cosmetics I’d like to try from Lakme and Colorbar, as well as skincare and bath and body products from FabIndia. I thought it’d be cool to be able to share my little finds from Manila. One of my most recent finds is from Etude House, a Korean brand of cosmetics with very cute, very girly packaging.
From the Etude House Aloha Collection
Walking into an Etude House store is kind of like walking into a dollhouse (sorry I didn’t get to take a picture). Everything is pink, girly, and pretty! Stores started popping up here about a year ago, and their newest collection for summer, the Aloha collection, managed to get my attention. Aloha is
inspired by Hawaii and its tropical beaches, and includes a multitude of items, of which I grabbed two colors of a lip product, called the Aloha Two Two Kiss.
Aloha Two Two Kiss Pencils. Top- Hula Hula Sandy Pink, bottom- Hawaii Ray Pink
Aloha Two Two Kiss is a double-ended pencil, at one end of which is a tint, and on the other, a gloss. I got #2 Hula Hula Sandy Pink and #1 Hawaii Ray Pink. Each side is labelled, so I don’t confuse which is the tint and which is the gloss, have plastic caps, and despite the pencil looking like plastic, can be
The tint side is a light, nude peach…
The tint is a cool Barbie pink…
While the gloss is clear with silver glitter.
Left to right- Hula Hula Sandy tint, then gloss, Hawaii Ray tint, gloss.
I really liked the idea of a lip tint and gloss in one product. I always top off lip stains with lip gloss because stains or tints tend to dry out my lips, and I just think they look better with gloss. The tint side glides easily on the lips, doesn’t feel sticky, and leaves a natural tint of color, though they do have a just a little bit of a waxy feel. The gloss side also glides easily, isn’t sticky either, and gives subtle shine to my lips- I love this gloss in pencil form!
The Etude House Aloha Two Two Kiss pencils give my lips a nice, subtle wash of color. Hula Hula gives me nude peach lips, but doesn’t wash me out, and Hawaii Ray, when applied a bit heavily, gives me Barbie Pink lips! I’m not usually into that kind of shade, but I do think it’s a really fun color, and applied lightly, it creates a sheer medium pink (the glittery gloss I just dot on the middle part of my lower lip) that seems to brighten up my face. There are 398 Pesos or Rs. 406 each. A bit costly, but they’re a lot of fun, contain a decent amount of product, have pretty colors, last relatively long for a lip tint (about 3 hours), and I like them.
I really liked sharing this fun find from Etude House with IMBB and hope you enjoyed reading my post.