Friday, March 25, 2011

*Updated* Etude House VIP girl Dear darling lips & Miss Tangerine VIP girl Dear darling lips

I got a little frustrated while taking photos for this post -- My HTC Desire HD just REFUSED to capture the colors of the lipsticks accurately. I mean, yes, I love my photos to turn out vibrant, but not when I am doing lipstick swatches...

So anyway, for this post, I had to manipulate the images a lot in order to capture the color of the lipsticks in the most accurate way, so the packaging of the lipsticks become a little dull. Yes I have tried my best =) and I think the colors of the lipsticks are pretty much accurately portrayed here, especially the last photograph.

Left: VIP girl Dear darling lips OR206. Right: Miss Tangerine VIP girl Dear darling lips OR205, SGD21.90 each

The packaging of these lipsticks is as bright as these in real life.

Miss Tangerine OR205 (NEW SHADE!)


When I tested this color at the back of my hand, it looks quite bright. The SA told me that this is a nude orange, and appears less bright on the lips. I have no idea how orange lipstick can appear nude =) Whatever it is, I call this milky orange. I can't explain what I mean by milky... it's like, the color is bright, but more to cool than warm... it's like the kind of color you get when you mix normal orange with white.

VIP girl Dear darling lips OR206


Why is this an OR color? It really looks pink to me! Ok, I am calling this milky pink. Pink mixed with white...

*Update* After using this yesterday, I realise that this is really quite a bright color! Maybe I will call it strawberry pink now...


Left: OR206. Right: OR205

For some strange reason, the Miss Tangerine feels less moisturising on the lips, while the OR206 (the normal range) seems really creamy. They are both from the VIP girls range, so by right the texture should feel the same. Both colors cover my the natural lip color well, and are to the intense side.

I never get disappointed by Etude House lipcolors!

18 comments:

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

Miss Tangerine is really pretty ♥
I cant resist to this kind of coral, peachy color >_< ahhh

Anna said...

The pictures you took are very beautiful, no need to be dissatisifed :D I really adore the opacity and colours of the EH lipsticks you've got, I might give in as well and get them too - as they're REALLY inexpensive!

Eva said...

Ohh these look really pretty!! Great for spring!

cushy said...

the packaging is cute. i think i prefer the milky orange :)

ashura said...

Anna, thanks for the encouraging comment =) I am glad you all love the colors!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Oh WOW! So pretty!! :) These swatches are really making me want to find the Miss Tangerine line :p I wish they had a retailer in California! Darn!

Steph said...

the boxes are so cute =D
i like the miss tangerine one but i don't think i can pull off such a unique milky color

InsideOut Elle said...

I LOVE Etude House lipsticks. The colors are gorgeous - the orange one especially. It's weird but those creamy oranges look really nice on my lips :D ahhh I want to try more Etude lip products!

sugar sugar said...

great choices! love the miss tangerine lippie shade! :3

Felicia said...

I love OR205! As usual, Etude house never fail to impress me with its cuteness ><

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Lucy said...

Oh my gosh so cute!!!
I have a small sample of the VIP bright pink lipstick and i loved the texture.
I really want that cute orangey one so bad >O< But i just spent my money on skincare. =(

Mary in Wonder said...

very pretty colors! can't decide which one is better =)

Sweeteaa said...

i've been thinking about buying that miss tangerine lipstick...it looks so pretty! Thanks for the review and swatches!! :)

sugarestacy said...

Im a great fan of etude hse too i think that miss tangerine is really pretty and it suits me well. I was thinking about whether to buy that anot bt nw i think i will definitely buy it thanks:-P

Marie said...

Miss Tangerine is so pretty and spring-y!:D

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Anonymous said...

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ashura said...

Thank you! :)

mestizay said...

what a coincidence I also have both!
i bought the pink first then the orange.haha