It's a bit of a shame since this well-known Korean base make-up from Etude House received a package redesign in 2014, which made it look so much cuter than before. I am not sure whether they changed the formulation, too, as it's my first time trying this product apart from the cushion adaption. (Read here!) This product used to come in a jar, but now that it comes in a more hygenic tube packaging, you get 10g extra!
Etude House's Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base is a light, cream-like make-up base that softens your skin, evens out your complexion, moisturizes and fills wrinkles and fine lines on your face to help you look younger. It comes in three different shades: Mint - for reddish skin, Berry - for pale skin and Peach - for yellowish skin. The base also provides SPF33 PA ++ for a little extra sun protection and in case your foundation doesn't contain SPF.
Even though I generally have a quite pale complexion, I went for Mint in order to control my redness.
indoors - flash - natural daylight
halfway blended - completely blended
When evening out your skintone, Mint lightens up your whole complexion by roughly one shade so you have to be careful not to use too much. Otherwise, you might end up looking ghostly. It softens my skin very well, makes my pores less visible and feels very moisturizing. Due to the thick and creamy consistency, it took me a little longer to blend than my BB cream.
I think the base works decently on its own if you are going for a no-make up look, but it shines as a primer or color corrector under your foundation. The extra bit of color correction synergizes extremely well with a medium coverage BB cream. It even makes your foundation last a little longer. The added fragrance is pleasant and reminds me a lot of soap. Back when this product still came in a jar, some people complained about the smell, but to me it smells good so they might have changed the scent, too. I think this product could also be used as a temporary whitening cream as well.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has troubles with redness!
Final Rating: 5 / 5
What's your favorite make-up base? Do you use a primer at all?