Dreaming Swan

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Bumblebee-ya~ Anyong haseyo! This month surely flies so fast. June is coming so soon and therefore, summer season will start. Told ya I've got so many things from Seoul, but laziness pervades me and I've used up most of the cosmetics I bought. HA! However this one that I'm going to review is one of the stuffs that I asked my friend to get me when she was visiting South Korea. She visited the country all way to the south, well I mean, Busan. I'm so jealous and happy for her I mean, because when I went to South Korea, I could only visit Seoul as I was on tour and the Busan or even Jeju package wasn't available back then. This gives me another good reason to visit South Korea, I'd love to travel on Spring or Fall mainly because of the weather, not too cold nor too hot.

So yeah, this one I'll be reviewing is one of the Etude House's latest releases. As a fan of the brand, I surely can't skip this collection called Dreaming Swan which was inspired by the ballet. It's a collaboration between Etude House and Kerrie Hess, an illustrator from Australia. Honestly though, I've never heard of her before, but apparently she has worked for Chanel, Kate Spade, Lancome, Ladurée, etc. Just wow, isn't it?!

Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer review
Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer.

Description: A pearl-cream multi shadow that absorbed smoothly on every area that needs dazzling shimmer.

What it promises:
  • Transparently and delicately shiny pearl that makes moisturized lovely eyes.
  • Powerful instant fitting system keeps pearl not to fall out for delicate and clear pearl expression.
  • Bounce-up gel type texture to express 3D-effect volume.
  • Non-sticky and moisturising texture to provide shiny volume on broad area.
Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer twinkling tutuEtude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer twinkling tutu
Product's description, directions and ingredients.

Personal thought of mine about the packaging. As any other usual Etude House's packaging, it's prettier on the box rather than the actual product. Thankfully there are prints of ballerina's shoes and bow on the lid. I got mine in shade #3 twinkling tutu.

Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer twinkling tutu review

Texture wise, it's more like creamy liquid with tons of gold glitter that glides very easily and dries instantly too, so make sure to blend it nicely before it dries. While it's said on the direction that it can be used for the bridge of the nose, I seriously don't recommend you to use it on that area. It will look too glittery and you'll end up looking unnatural.

Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer twinkling tutu review
Swatch on my hand using the wand and blended afterwards.

It's not an easy product for the eye area either, though it's meant to be a highlighter. The promotional photo makes it looks as if it's practical to work with, when in fact it takes me loads of trial and error. I think the problem is on the wand. Its diameter is too thick for an eye makeup product, since it picks so many liquid and it'll look messy if you directly apply it to your eye area.

The trick of using this product is to make sure you only pick a little, apply it first on the hand (to reassure you really pick only a little of it), and now you're safe to put it on bottom lash line area. However, that's too complicated! Nowadays I use it as a highlighter for my eyebrow bone because that way it's easier to blend.

Price: KRW 7,500

K-drama updates anyone? I'm currently watching School 2015, Kim SooHyun is def my most favorite child actress, she stars as a lead in there. I think it's a cute mystery teen drama, dunno why the rating is low. Hopefully the rating will climb up until its finale. Who's with me here that agrees BTOB's SungJae is a noona killer? LOLOL. He's adorable on that drama, but nay in a variety show. Because I like Jackson much better in Big Byung. Anyways, this drama produces only great OST until now.

Tiger JK feat. Jinsil Of Mad Soul Child - Reset.
Baechigi feat. Punch - Fly With The Wind.
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45 comments on "Dreaming Swan"
  1. I love the dreaming swan collection, like I wanna have all of them haha, coz the the packaging, but Im not really sure with their quality.
    anw Im also watching School 2015 drama XD I love all of the ost especially Yoon Mi Rae's song ^^

  2. that is such a pretty shade! adding a little shimmer to your look is a must for summer, thanks for sharing!

  3. The color looks pretty despite it's kinda hard to use :D

    I am watching Orange Marmalade because of Yeo Jin Goo~ it's a pretty nice drama despite how boring the first episode was.


    1. I'm about to watch this one! Vampire plot sounds interesting to me LOL :P

  4. I've definitely been looking into Etude House more because of their other cute lip products. This shade looks gorgeus, would definitely like to give it a try. Thank you for a thorough review love ;)

    Stephanie | www.dearstephiiie.com

  5. The packaging looks so pretty !

    xx, dea


  6. Oh no, that's too bad about the product -- it looked so promising! I like the name of the shades, though -- too adorable!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

  7. Such a cute packaging!

    The Cutielicious

  8. Looks like a beautiful shade, but I agree, too shimmery for down the nose :)


  9. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm a highlighter junkie at the moment...xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  10. great review :D
    the packaging looks so beautiful <33

    cheer, michelle ~ http://livedreammagic.blogspot.com/

  11. Oh yeah that wand is way too thick for the eye area, better for the top of the cheeks, and LOVE the packaging!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  12. I love the shade!♥ it's a pity the aplication is so complicated!:(


  13. I want to have something from the dream swan collection its all so cute, maybe it will be this highlighter now. thanks


  14. Etude House really has the prettiest packaging! Shame it's so tricky to use but at least you found a way to make it work for you :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  15. Great to have you back, Mitch! Love the shimmers! xoxo

  16. The packaging is so pretty, shame it's hard to work with!

    Jessie | Taylor Mayed

  17. Great review. xx

  18. This post is absolutely wonderful!

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  19. Lovely review. The packaging is so cute

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

  20. I'm agree with you the tour don't put seoul and jeju or busan on same package. I want go to jeju too. btw, the package is so pretty but yes the wand is to big, at first I thought it was lipgloss, because the wand look like for lips. I really miss k-drama, it's very addicted!

    xxx June

  21. That's such a nice shade and it's a shame it's hard to work with.. I hope you find a use for it or something else just as pretty but easier in application ;)
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  22. nice color and such a good product, nice review


  23. It has cute packaging and is a pretty color.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  24. Awesome review! ♥♥♥


  25. Thanks for sharing, i tried only Etude house lipstick so your review is interesting :-)


  26. Wow this is a amazing review and great pictures x
    Love your blog :)

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  27. This looks like a great product, how cool! I love these types of eyeshadow products. Great review!
    xo Kiki

  28. Such a pretty shade.


  29. I can't deny that it's a gorgeous color on the skin. Although it may be a bit shimmery for certain areas. :]

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  30. Looks pretty good ♥ I love that shade :)

  31. I always need a highlighter for aegyo-sal. It's tricky but seems worth it


  32. I love this one! I will try it!
    You have a very interesting blog.
    Read you later! :)

  33. Nice review! I bought the same product in shade #2 :D
    I like the wand thou xD Maybe different opinion :D But so far I love this product ^^
    Thanks for sharing <3