This is a heavier cream that comes in a pump bottle with 25g of product, that is supposed to give your skin that "moist" and radiant look when applied either before foundation/BB cream or mixed with your foundation/BB cream. It's somewhat clear, thick and can feel a bit greasy and tacky at first but that goes away once it's rubbed in. Since it is thick it can get stuck in the pump sometimes. It gives more of a "glow-y" finish and not your typical shimmery shiny look. I like that there is no glitter in this.
I have very yellow/olive toned skin and chose Pure Nymph Aura. Although it looks slightly peach, when rubbed in it leaves no trace of colour on my skin. There are 3 different options; Pure, Brilliant and Transparent. I usually apply this before BB cream like I would a moisturiser or mix it with more matte, dulling foundations. Now that my skin is getting drier, I want more radiant finishes to my make-up and this gives that perfect radiant glow to your skin that is very natural, I like it more than MAC Strobe (Volumer looks more "natural" in my opinion, again Nymph Aura will not give you that highlighted shimmer look) and it's not over-the-top or full of sparkles. If you are break-out prone this may not work for you because it is made with oils and shea butter, although it hasn't broken me out but ymmv.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phytosteryl Isostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Octyldodecanol, Ceresin, Dextrin Palmitate, Diisostearlyl Malate, Titanium Dioxide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, 1,2- Hexanediol, Fragrance, Ultra Marines, CI 77491
I was wondering why koreans have that dewy fresh looking skin. And did some research and found it! Price is reasonable. All you have todo is mix it with your fave bb cream.
This is one of some unique cosmetic products i've ever known. Etude is inspired by the dewy skin /natural glowy look of the Korean actresses so they launch BB Cream and this stuff.
There are 3 variants, no. 1, 2, and 3. No.1 is kinda heavy and give an oily look on face for some people, i think that's why Etude launch no.3 which is the lighter version of no.1. I use no.3 for everyday/casual look. The no.2 has some shimmer in it and i use it for party or formal occasion because it gives me a lil' hint of glam. The only minus is the pump may burst too much sometimes so i really have to be careful when i pump it.
It's best when it's mixed with Etude's Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream, but it also blend well with another brand's foundation, like L'Oreal, as i've tried it.
I have combination and oily skin. First I thought this product would give me a greasy look coz I saw some of the reviews here said it's not suitable for oily skin. However I gave it a try as I was dying to give my dull face a little bit more dewy look. I blend it with my Revlon colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin at 1:3 ratio as it suggested. I'm quite happy with the result as the blend does give me a radiant look and it does not really cause greasiness. Since you just need to use 1:3 with your foundation, overall it's quite good as 1 bottle goes a long way. Those who's facing the same problem with me shall give it a try!
I have this in #2. It gives a lovely dewy look exactly like that in the ads. Quite nice for winter but might be a bit sticky in summer. I usually mix this with bb cream and it works wonderfully.
Works way better than MAC's strobe cream imo (smells nicer, more obvious glow)
Got a sample of this. Consistency is like honey. Really does shine that dewy glow but not for oily skinned. Best for dry skinned girls and for cold climates.
This is a very good product if you are into a dewy finish to your face! :) but i wouldn't recommend it to anyone who prefers a matte finish to your face after make up. this product really made my face GLOW :D hehe i love love love nymph aura volumer and will be getting seconds!
This is just not good for oily skin. The texture is really sticky and it makes my skin feels like it cannot breathe and had a thick film over it. I like glossy/dewy makeup although i have oily skin, but this is just wayyyyyyyy too glossy. Try only if you have dry skin
Initially I bought this because I hoped this product would be able to highlight my skin as it had no shimmers and I always opt for the natural look. However, it was very hard to tone down the highlighting factor as you only really need a small dot of this to highlight your features naturally.
Since my skin is a bit oily, I only apply this on the BRIDGE of my nose (excluding the tip) and on my cheekbones.
I don't mix this in with my bb cream because I'm scared it will make me look oily. It's main ingredient is hydrogenated castor oil (which didn't break me out or anything) so theres a high chance your skin will look oily using this.
i wouldn't repurchase simply because this was my first highlighter and i've learned that i should go for powder highlighters next time.
Got samples of this, quite like it as it is not conventional highlighter. If mixed with a light coverage foundation, the coverage will even be lighter. So I would recommend you to use a thicker foundation, or bbcream. Definately not for people who likes a matte look, I have oily skin but I like the gloss look, because it looks more natural like that.
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