Finally, it's been a long time since my last Etude House review! I'm quite glad that I'm venturing outside of the brand, but with their new Rose collection coming soon, I don't think I can resist any longer! ;u;
Anyway, today I have an eye cooling stick from Etude House and it was from my June haul! So it's long over due. And like my last post, I was sucked into buying this because of it's cute packaging (sigh ;u;).
Keep reading for the full review and photos!~
Cute word play on ice cream. ^^
There's two types of Eye's Cream from Etude House:
As you can see I have the Vanilla Moist type, which is supposed to moisturize, brighten, and contains anti-wrinkle formula.
The front and back of the box. Very cute design!
Although the English directions says to apply to lower eyelids, the diagram shows you can apply it all the way around the eyes.
Opening the box! It's so adorably designed! *u* The stick was supposed to go in the ice cream cone shaped cut-out, but I think I threw away the plastic holder inside. .-.
The little tube, very cute design as well. :3
The top, it's twistable.
I didn't want to show the sides when it's twisted out, because for some reason a layer of white stuff accumulated there. e.e I have no idea why, but it looks kinda gross.
And this is just to show that is doesn't leave any marks behind. I can't even tell where it is lol.
The application of this eye stick is super convenient, all you have to do is twist the product up and apply it to the surrounding eye lid areas. The size of the stick is big enough so that I'll only need to go over my eye lids once. And one great thing about this eye stick is that it doesn't pull on my eyelids at all! I don't really know how to describe the eye stick, but it's like a hard gel, sort of like hard wax, but when it gets in contact with skin, the very top layer instantaneously melts on to the skin allowing it to glide on the skin without any pulling! lol I'm sorry if that's confusing! ^^;
The one thing I was looking for in this was the cooling effects, even though it does not list 'cooling' as an effect in the description, the product name Eye's Cream (ice cream) imply it should be given. :) And indeed it give a very refreshing cooling sensation immediately when applied! The feeling also lingers for a few seconds. It's nice to use in morning to be more awake or when you are feeling tired for a pick up!
As for moisturization, I definitely feel it leaves my skin moist afterwards, not too sure how long it keeps the skin around my eyes moist, but overall it feels nice. :D And it's not sticky either (yay)!
As for brightening, I don't see much of a difference. But this does make my eyes feel less puffy to an extent.
And lastly, as for the anti-wrinkle formula, since I don't have much wrinkles now it's hard to tell, but hopefully, this will have some prevention properties to it. *_*
The scent is refreshing and minty, quite nice! :D
I think this a great alternative to eye patches if you want a quicker way to treat tired eyelids! The small tube is travel friendly, and provides a nice cooling and moist sensation to your eyes. The only thing that wasn't prominent was the brightening effects.
- Immediate cooling sensation
- Travel friendly, convenient
- Not sticky
- Doesn't pull on skin
- Cute packaging
- Some white stuff can build up on the sides of the product
- Little to no brightening effects
Have you used any eye sticks like this?
I really like this! I use it every morning when I'm putting on my moisturizer, and at night when I'm tired and need to study or something lol, this gives a nice burst of refreshment. I hope to try the Mint Cooling version when I'm finished with this one. :D
And Etude House never fails to amuse and lure me with their packaging. x)
That's it for this review!
I don't think I'm going to do an August haul, since I didn't get much new stuff this month.
So first review in September will be a BB cream from Skin Food! Please look forward to it.
And good luck in the new school year, for all those still in school. ^^
See you next post!