It is a nice product in the fact that it
Makes your skin look radiant and dewy but my problem was that it made me break out like crazy and I stopped using it for a while to make sure it was my hormones and not the product. When I used it again, I broke out crazily! I check the ingredients and it's just an arrangement of oils! It's also bad for hot summers (I live in Southern California). It's nice for cold winters because your face doesn't feel dry. There's also this chemical smell to it..
My skin breakouts and rough so when using this product, do not look flat on my face.
Mixing it with BB and it really brightens up your complexion A LOT, instantly. I bought this product from the recommendation of a popular Taiwanese makeup magazine. This works like a charm when you use this during the day, because it does reflect sunlight very well, creating natural fair complexion with shine. BUT when you are in warm room lighting, the product doesn't work anymore, the skin is back to a darker dull tone.
This has a heavier jelly-type consistency 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. It looks and feels somewhat like a thinner Smith's Rosebud Salve, so if the thought of applying that type of product to your face is unappealing - you probably won't like this. 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-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 several different options; Pure, Brilliant and Transparent, among others with various finishes. Pure has no shimmer nor glitter - it gives just a clear slightly wet/healthy sheen look to skin. I usually apply this before BB cream like I would a moisturiser, mix with BB cream, 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 a bit more than MAC Strobe (Volumer looks more "natural" in my opinion, again Nymph Aura in Pure will *not* give you that highlighted shimmer look) and it's not over-the-top nor oily looking. 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!