Etude House "Pink Skull" Cream Blusher | PK001 & PK002

January 4, 2018


Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches
Etude House "Pink Skull" Cream Blushers

If I had done a list, these two blushes probably made "best affordable makeup in 2017". About a year ago, a friend in Korea gifted them saying "don't judge by the cover" and quickly I learned what she meant. Both colors surprisingly have depth and the formula is something I'd expect from a high-end brand. I've been reaching for them often especially whenever it feels cold and dry outside.



Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches
L: PK002 Funky Pink
R: PK001 Skull Rose

I admit that I am not a big fan of the "skull" designs, but the packaging is still cute and functional. They kind of remind me of macarons. No mirror is inside but it comes with all the essentials such as a thick plastic cover and a puff. I first thought they were unnecessary because it seemed just a conventional pressed powder formulation. I guess I also overlooked the "cream blusher" description because it definitely isn't a soft cream blush, either. Etude Houde Cream Blusher has this hybrid consistency, close to pressed powder but it is creamy to touch and feels almost wet. You can apply it with a cheek brush but the puff actually works amazingly well with this particular formulation.


Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches

PK001 Skull Rose is a beautifully vibrant rose shade. This is similar to NARS 413 BLKR blush but so much easier to control and never looks ruddy on me. 


Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches

PK002 Funky Pink is a blue-based pink with nice clarity, which I usually find easy to wear. It brightens up my complexion and works great with various hot pink lip colors I own.


Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher swatches

You can see from the swatches how creamy they go on the skin. There is virtually no powder kick-up. Lasting power is decent, definitely better than regular cream formulas on me. The finish is soft-focused and slightly creamy that I find quite ideal for my maturing skin. Really, who would have thought?


I am recycling a few overall looks as I have been featuring these blushes in many different looks on the blog.

Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches
Wearing PK001

Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blusher review swatches
Wearing PK002

"Pink Skull" is an old collection, so these two colors are increasingly difficult to find even on eBay (but still available). Etude House keeps rolling out new colors as a part of new collections so you should able to find something else in the same formulation. It is a great blush especially for the price and I think many of you would find the unique formula very pleasing.


Have you tried Etude House Cream Blusher? How do you like them?


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  1. I actually love the skulls, haha. So cute! I'm going to look for these blushes next time I'm in an Asian beauty store.

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    1. I don't suppose it'd be easy to spot this one in store. You never know, though! PK001 would look especially lovely on you. :)

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  2. I love it Etude house but I haven´t tried these blushes because I am not so much fan of cream blushes but both colors are pretty and the packaging is really cute!
    Great review
    xx

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    1. I am not big on cream blushes, either. This one is more of a pressed powder formulation so I think you'd enjoy it just like I do! :)

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  3. I really like cream blushes actually. I have yet to try any from Etude House, so I'll have to take a look. The only store in my hometown closed down. So I have to buy online :-)

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    1. I'm not sure if you'd like this because you seem to enjoy traditional cream formulations. The price is pretty good even with some markups so I'd say go for it. Maybe a cart-filler. ;)

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  4. Ooh I love the color on you Lena - it's soft, but still has good pigmentation. It reminds me slightly of Stila's convertible color which is a cream. Anyway, I'll keep this filed away!

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    1. To think about it, this is my faves from all I've tried from Etude House. Great quality. ;D

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