12/01/2013

Review: Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer #1


Hey guys!
This is one of the first Korean items I bought way back in April or May but I didn't really like it back then. I'm still kinda on the fence about this one so read on for some reasons why!

I think I got mine from Korea Depart for $17.80


 Left: They recommend a 3:1 ratio
Right: Comparison between no volumer vs. with volumer

Pros:
  • super dewy
  • adds moisture to dry BB
  • doesn't clog pores
  • pump packaging
Cons:
  • can cause creasing with BB
  • misleading claims
  • super sticky
  • not for use with powders (including blush)
Review:
Nymph aura volumer claims to be formulated with argan oil and avocado oil. In reality the majority of it is castor oil. Yes, cheap castor oil. Volumer can be used mixed with BB cream or alone on the cheeks and eyelids to highlight and add a natural sheen. The packaging is nice in that it comes in a pump with a cap. I really do think that it looks good when mixed with BB cream, but the product is so sticky that it just isn't worth it. I literally feel like I could catch flies with my face it's so sticky. Throughout the day it really doesn't lose its stickiness either and you run the risk of ruining your clothing because of it. If you want the kind of dewiness kpop stars have, this will give you that look but on some people it may also look greasy if you aren't usually naturally dewy. I find that my BB cream creases when I smile when I used this product. :( I also don't like that this is not compatible with powder blushes because it's so sticky. Using powder will ruin the shine effect, and it'll also stick very well reducing your ability to blend. On the flip side if your skin is ultra dry, this could be a good way to maintain some moisture and protect your skin from dryness. I still use it sometimes, but this isn't one of my favorite products.

Rating: 3/5 would not buy again because there are better base/highlighters out there

10 comments:

  1. I don´t like that product is horrible for my oily skin, I need use mineral powders so this product I tried before but I don´t like. Thanks for your honest review.
    xx

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    1. Indeed, it feels smothering. I really am on the fence on whether to say I hate it or I'm neutral about it haha but it's SO STICKY hahaha...thanks for reading xxo

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  2. Oh dear, this doesn't really sound like a particularly good product. :(
    I can't say that it was on my wishlist to begin with, but now it definitely won't be! I don't really want to buy anything that causes creasing and that isn't compatible with a powder. :/
    Thank you so much for the honest review! ^_^
    @AmiciaRai

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  3. I have a few samples of this & now I'm hesitant to use them. I probably won't use them at all now, so you pretty much saved me! <3

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    1. Ooh I encourage you to try it at least once, but maybe on a day when you're not going out or something so you can experience the ups and downs at home haha. I do like this as a highlighter on my eyelids though! You might like it better that way =)

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  4. I had the same experience with tonymoly's volumer about the stickiness. It was terrible :(

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    1. Sometimes I think Tony Moly and Etude House come from the same factory..... hmmmm... :)

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  5. I really don't like it when a product is extremly glowy and sticky ~
    Thank you for the nice review ^.^

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    1. Agreed, but it does give you that "kpop star" look everyone is looking for keke =) thanks for reading dear!

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