Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer No.1 Pure Nymph Aura Review

Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer No.1 Pure Nymph Aura Review in Sample Sachet

This is the pic of full size version, I took this pic from ebay website.

§ Product Description §
(this is the description from full size version package box)
Makeup Multi-Cream maximizing the radiance and dewy glow on skin completing flawless skin with plumped up moisture.
[Directions] Apply evenly on skin with 1:3 mix of BB cream or foundation. Use foundation brush or BB brush to get perfect blending. When used for highlighting, apply on the nose, forehead and cheekbones with the Volumer alone.
[Caution] For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation and / or rash appear. Because this product contains natural botanical extracts that are sensitive to temperature changes, it should be stored at room temperature.

U can see the detail and information about the ingredients here :

Ingredients :
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, Diisostearyl 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, Ultramarines, Cl 77491.

This is the sachet, looks small isn't it..

The logo of Nymph Aura series

I choose shade No.1

Info on the back, I can't read Korean

§ My Story §
                I was about to buy the full size but I had to be wise with my money so I decided to buy the sample first to test whether it works for me or not. I bought this sample via online, I got it for Rp. 8000 (about $9), and then I regret coz lately I found online shops selling it half the price I paid. Bought it just for curious coz I watched Sandara Park commercial video and many raves about it out there. Natural dewy/glowy look, I always want it!

I took the pic from the website, here is the shade that I tried, No.1 Pure Nymph Aura

Texture : Peach-Pink-Orangey semi transparent lotion, thick consistency, sticky, moisturizing, glowy finish

                The sample looks small with little amount inside but surprisingly it can go for 5-6 times usage. U have to carefully dispense the product amount, don’t pour it too much. In the first time application, I mixed it 1 volumer : 3 bb cream. In my case, I used Etude Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream. I thought this volumer would work best with bb cream/foundie of the same brand, and I never tried to mix it with other brand. It gave me glowy effect that could last 4-5 hours. Sometimes I also use it alone as highlighter for my nose, forehead and my cheek bones without mixing it.
I like it better as highlighter than mixing it with my bb cream. It  gives additional moisturizer for ur skin when mixed with foundie/bb cream and I will suggest it for u who have dry/normal skin. U can’t apply any powder on top of it coz it’s sticky so any powder can’t spread evenly.
The volumer has no strong smell, it has thick consistency and sticky. It made the coverage of my bb cream became more sheer and I had to blot more often. When my hair fell on my face, it sticked to my skin because of this volumer. I personally don’t like the sticky feeling of it, really get me troubled. If my hair can stick to my skin because of it then it goes the same with the dust in the air when I’m outdoor. FYI my skin is oily - combination, sensitive, big pores and blemished. My bb cream can not fully cover my big pores and this volumer gives a glowy look for my skin and also for my big pores! Yes, I just write here that when I use this volumer, my visible pores becomes more visible because it’s shining and glowing as the other parts of my face. This is not good! In my case (my oily skin), the glowy finish is often mixed with the excess oil on my face.
When u use this volumer, u gotta have smooth textured skin and fine pores coz this product will highlight everything in ur face, including all the imperfections of ur skin. So before u use this, u better find something (primer or base, concealer) that can fix ur skin texture, cover ur pores, hide ur pimple and any other imperfections on ur skin. But if u already have good skin with no trouble, u can just put it on with no worries. Too bad that I have many troubles on my skin so it is really tricky to use it.
§ My Conclusion §
Pros :
- good for highlighting
- did not clog my pores
- give additional moisturizer if we mix it with bb cream
- plumping our skin, gives natural glowy look

Cons :
- reduces the coverage of our bb cream
- not suitable for those with big pores and oily skin
- not suitable for acne prone
- sticky
- make me blot more often when I use it mixed with my bb cream
- reduces the oil control of my bb cream (when used by mixing it)
- the glow only last for 4-5 hours in my skin
- can't put any powder on top of it
- contains coloring and fragrance

Will I repurchase? Well, maybe, I'm not sure, even I like its highlighting effect, I hate the fact that it’s sticky.

May like it :
- dry – normal skin
- want a glowy look
- don’t get bothered by the stickiness
- Like it as highlighter

May Not like it :
- oily skin, big pores
- don’t like sticky feeling of it
- don’t like glowy finish

So, what do u think? Have u ever try it before? I’d like to know ur story!


Awa Zakiyah Darajat said...

wah, banyak tentang skin care ya reviewnya, kalau belanja produk korea yg sampel gitu belinya dimana? murah ga? :D

Via said...

me too, aku juga gak suka sm produk ini >.<
sticky and greasy di kulit XD

Penulis Amatir said...

aq sarankan coba beli di atau di, dia lumayan miring harganya sekitar Rp. 4000-an.
Pas beli ini aq pesen di seharga 8rb, lebih mahal daripada dua online shop yang udah qsebut pertama di atas.

Aq belum banyak nge-review soal produk make up he he... :)
thanx ya udah mampir^^

Penulis Amatir said...

iya emang lengketnya itu yg bikin ga betah, untung cuman beli sample aja he he
thanx y udah mampir :)

Puti Chaerani Monica said...

Kak Kira2 klo skrg mau beli etude ini dmn ya? Di intenscorner udh gaada :(