I have always been more of lipstick-gal than a lipgloss-gal but lately I have been enjoying the light-weight, sheer color from various glosses I own. I have been using my Etude House lip glosses – Dear My Crystal Gloss, Dear My Enamel gloss and Dear My Milky Gloss in rotation. Today I am going to share my thoughts on the Etude House Dear My Milky Gloss. I own only one shade from the range MPK002.
For the swatches of the shades available in this range, please check out my swatch post. And read on to find my review on this gloss!
Product: Etude House Dear My Milky Gloss – MPK002 Raspberry Latte
Claim: Plain color without glitter makes lips mild and lovely. Less sticky and smooth texture gives natural shine and vitality to lips.
Quantity: 4.5 g
Price: 6000 KRW (~ 6$)
I believe Etude House released the Dear My makeup range sometime in 2012 when Dara was their brand ambassador. I first got the CRD301 shade from the Dear my Crystal Gloss and liked it. So I went on to try out other shades from the same line and some new shades in the other gloss ranges – Dear My Enamel Gloss and Dear My Milky Gloss.
The Dear My Milky Gloss range was introduced with 8 shades but I believe fewer are available in the market now. The glosses in this range are non-shimmery and have a creamy consistency. I swatched all the available shades (then published a swatch post) and picked up the MPK002 (Raspberry Latte) shade. Since it looked the most pigmented and opaque to me in the swatches, I expected it to give me a “my lips but better” look. But sadly my pigmented lips “shine” through 🙁
I do like non-shimmery shades but this color is not opaque enough for me and gives the appearance of oily lips 🙁 I really like the citrus-y sweet smell of the gloss but it fades pretty quickly. The gloss tastes good (not criteria for review though and I am weird like that) and is slightly sticky. The gloss is light-weight but does transfer everywhere.
The lasting power of the gloss is pretty basic and I reapply it every couple of hours for fresh appearance. The packaging is also not as princess-y as I have now come to expect of Etude House. I, however, do appreciate that the color is visible through the packaging.
The applicator is a typical doe-foot applicator which is big enough to deposit the gloss in one swipe and small enough to fit the corners of the mouth. I did not notice any bleeding or smearing from this gloss and the consistency is thicker than many other water-y or gel-like glosses. As time goes on, the gloss can get a bit goop-y so I now run my finger slightly to remove any excess from the lips.
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- Etude House Dear My Milky Gloss – MPK002
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I have been using this gloss in conjunction with my Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick 03 Crystal Pink. The lipstick gives a nice hint of color to my lips (plus hides the uneven pigmentation) and this gloss adds a (non glossy) milky shine! For the price, it is a decent gloss but Etude House have delivered better products than this in the past so I expect much more from them. I will not be purchasing any more shades from this line. And I am going to review the Etude House Dear My Enamel Gloss and Crystal Gloss lipglosses soon. Stay tuned!
Have you tried Etude House makeup? Do you prefer lipstick or lip gloss? Comment below!