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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base- Peach


I think this is the last item I hauled on my most recent Asian cosmetics/skincare binge. See the other posts here, here and here. I initially wasn't going to review this, but the more I used it, the more I liked it, and I decided it was worth a share. Read on!


Etude House Sweet Recipe Sweet Baby Choux- Peach 25g $12-15 (approx.)

When I ordered this, I'll admit that I wasn't 100% as to what it exactly was, but I was clearly willing to find out. What this is, is a multi-tasking product that works a primer, brightnener, and sunscreen all while having a light peach scent!

The Baby Choux Base is available in three shades: Mint for red skin tones, Berry for light skin tones, and Peach for darker skin with yellow undertones. I chose Peach even though my skin is neither dark or yellow in tone, but from what I'd seen online I had a feeling Peach would still work out just fine. As you can see, it isn't going to be suitable for dark skin tones. I'd say everyone from the lightest of light to a light-medium would be able to use this with ease. While this doesn't have a lot of pigment, it can begin to lighten the skin if you apply a lot and would likely give an unappealing white cast on darker skintones.

As I mentioned this doesn't have a lot of pigment, but it does even out skin tone, reduce redness and provide a smooth finish. I wondered if the creamy- mousse finish of this would catch on dry spots- an issue I've previously had with mousse formulas- but I can happily report that this glides over dry patches with ease and without making them look drier. This is marketed as being mositurizing, but I'm not really sure that it provided much hydration to my skin. It does however create a really silky smooth finish and is the perfect base for BB creams or tinted moisturizers.

Overall, I really love this product. The added benefit of SPF 25 / PA ++ is great and I like that this has so many uses. I can use it alone if I just want a bit of a complexion boost- it seems to brighten while correcting- or I can use it as a base with other products if I want more coverage. I ordered mine from a seller on ebay for about $13 (free shipping!) A quick search will yield a plethora of sellers. Have you tried this? Thoughts?