Saturday, June 19, 2010

REVIEW - ETUDE HOUSE Dr. Oil Solution Shine Free Dual Primer

Dr. Oil Solution Shine Free Dual Primer
(Moisture & Pore Cover)

Description according to Etude House:
Moisturizing and pore coverage makeup primer improves foundation and makeup expression an longevity.

Directions found on the packaging:
1. Dispense primer onto hands and apply to the face. (this is for the moisturizer.)
2. Use finger to gather and apply pore coverage to enlarged pore areas. Spread and blend with fingers. (for the primer.)

Please note that there are actually 2 products in this tube. 1st is the moisturizer which comes in the tube and the 2nd product is the primer or pore covering stuff which can be found on the upper portion of the plastic cap/cover.

This product is oil and Paraben free. YAY! ^-^
Notice how they fit the tiny mirror conveniently on the cover of the primer? :o 
That mirror actually makes my pores look horrific. LOL!
Please don't forget that there are 2 parts/items in this product.


I have been using this product for more than a week and so far I have not had any break outs. YEY!

I first apply the moisturizer all over my face - it is not heavy nor sticky. :3 It's very light and is quickly absorbed by the skin. It has a very light scent which I do not know what to make of but is not irritating. 
It sort of feels cool and refreshing. The skin feels soft and and fresh after application.

See how light the consistency of the moisturizer is? :3 
I put way too much LOL! 

Now, on to the 2nd part. For the stubborn pores. >.<
Open the cap/cover to reveal the pore cover/primer and apply on pores and lines. I noticed that this product does significantly cover the pores. The scent is slightly milder than that of the moisturizer and it sort of has this tiny sparkles....?!? Seriously, I noticed that it does when I swatched it just now. The tiny sparkles make the face more radiant and bright but does not call attention to pores nor skin imperfections. :3

It does hold my foundation and makeup in place, and it did lessen the oiliness of my face. I really would have loved loved it but the actual primer-pore cover on top of the cap makes my life hard. x( I have long nails and it takes time to swirl my fingers on the tiny cap. Plus, I think it's unhygienic since it does not have an applicator.  :( I have tried using cotton buds to relieve this situation but I still think it's too much trouble and it takes a long time to apply. 

If you:
- don't have long nails as I do
- have tiny hands and don't mind dipping your fingers in the product
- looking for the perfect primer to minimize your fine lines and pores

I would definitely recommend this product to you! :3 Check!  But if you are like me you should reconsider and weigh down the pros and cons.

As for me, I think I'm going to start to look for another primer which is just as great but is easier to apply. x)


I hope this review can be useful to someone out there. ;)

xxx,
Sugar ^_^

19 comments:

Kitten said...

Oh wow, thanks for sharing. It's interesting, I just might add it in my list. Thanks. Glad to find someone who shares the same sentiments, lolz! ^_^

sugar sugar said...

Kitten - You're welcome. :3 I think Etude House has three primers. This one costs round 300-400php. :3 It's good but it's just a pain to apply and I keep stressing that because I really find it hard to apply. x)

jellytelly_ri-chan said...

I would love to try this out... hehee.... BUT its freaking ex to buy Etude house stuffs here... shall source them out online... =)

and oh i emailed you hehee

sugar sugar said...

ri-chan - Oh why..? >.< I emailed you back. :3

jellytelly_ri-chan said...

Its ex. and its like twice the original price?! I usually will try to get them online or Malaysia where its like a lot cheaper than SG etude house.
emailed back. ehehe

Nic Nic said...

ahhh sounds like an interesting product! pretty good value with a 2-in-1 kinda thing :) Thanks for the review! I like to use UV base as primers.. works pretty well!

liloo said...

I don't know this brand but it looks pretty good :)
Thx for this review honey ;)
xoxo

sugar sugar said...

ri-chan - Done replying. :3 Awww that's sad. :( I know that sucks. That happens a lot here too.

Nic nic - Thanks. Will go check it out after I finish this tube of primer. >.<

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sugar sugar said...

Vuttikrai Saechue - Thank you for the compliment. :3 Good luck with your blog!

✿Lady Mitchelli✿ said...

This is an interesting post dear! I dont have any of Etude House products yet, but I'm planning to have one.. and since i'm also in search for a good primer, i might check this one out! esp if it really controls oil.. =)

Thanks for sharing! btw, how much is it if u dont mind.. ;)

☆Anastacia☆ said...

What a nice share! Thank you! Totally gonna visit the Etude House store!

sugar sugar said...

Laady Mitchelli - Etude House is surprisingly good for its price sis. The primer is around 300-400PHP. Sorry I couldn't find the OR. >.<

Anastacia - You should. They have a lot of goodies. Most of their products are good buys. :3 I'm sure you'll enjoy visiting their store.

Jornal da Lulu Teen - By Luíza said...

adorei seu blog!!!!!!
:)
bjnsssss
Luíza
♥ ♥ ♥
http://jornaldaluluteen.blogspot.com

xbbkay said...

that's a neat product. i never thught that they could fit a product in the lid. the primer looks like a pain to get out though, because i have long nails. I've never used anything from Etude House before, thanks for reviwing this product

sugar sugar said...

Luiza - Thanks! :3

xbbkay - They have other primers I think. :3 I also have long nails so it's really a pain. I've been using a q-tip to get the product out LOL!

Etude House has some good products. :3 They're also very affordable. So if there's an Etude House near you, you should pay them a visit. ;)

sugar sugar said...

This is an interesting post dear! I dont have any of Etude House products yet, but I'm planning to have one.. and since i'm also in search for a good primer, i might check this one out! esp if it really controls oil.. =)

Thanks for sharing! btw, how much is it if u dont mind.. ;)

sugar sugar said...

adorei seu blog!!!!!!
:)
bjnsssss
Luíza
♥ ♥ ♥
http://jornaldaluluteen.blogspot.com

sugar sugar said...

What a nice share! Thank you! Totally gonna visit the Etude House store!

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