This would be another one of those moments where a haul gets swept under the rug; though not on purpose of course.
While it isn't 'fresh from the store' status, I will still give these a mention because they mark my introduction to Ettusais! Believe it or not (and it isn't that hard to believe) up till now, I have not hauled anything from Ettusais.
While I had a longer wishlist (polish topcoat and BB Mineral Cream, I'm looking at you!), I decided to pick up what I needed for the blazingly humid weather these days.
I had these products on hand for a good while now and have formed some thoughts about them. I wouldn't call it a review but let's just say I would throw in an accompanying blurb with each item, just to share how I feel about them.
Touching on the newer releases first, here's the Aqua Splash.
Thinking back, I was probably better off getting the spritz-on sunscreen because it is fact that we should re-apply sunscreen through out the day and the spritz-on would be so much easier.
Though back to this, it is essentially a makeup-refreshing spray which contains some powder within to help set the makeup while you freshen yourself up.
From an idea standpoint, it's pretty awesome and probably why I got suckered into purchasing it but in truth, I don't use it all that often. To be fair, I hardly use makeup refreshing spritzers often and have no idea why I would get this given that!
I have this thrown into my makeup pouch, but since I use a powdered oil blotter, I haven't seen much use of this on days where I have makeup on.
Instead, I prefer using this on days when I don't have any makeup. It seems to do a better job of refreshing the skin and since I don't use a powdered oil blotter when I don't have makeup on (just a regular blotter), the powder within does come to good use. Don't ask about the oil blotter segregation for makeup days and makeup-less days, it is another of my OCDs.
Whoa, lengthy first intro done, the next item I got is the Ettusais Oil Block Jelly.
This one right here, I love. The only fault I have to pick with Ettusais is making this such a small tube!
I alternate using this with Benefit's Porefessional and have noticed good results with oil control and makeup staying power.
Though incase you get the wrong idea, this is pretty different from Pore-fessional. What I like about this is the cooling sensation it has when applied to the skin, on top of the whole oil control and staying power.
If I am not wrong, this product contains some form of sebum-absorbing powder within so the gel does 'cool' and 'dry down' to a soft powdery feel. Though not as smoothing as Benefit's Porefessional but it is nice in it's own way.
Sorry for the extreme closeup of my finger but there's the whole powder-thing right there.
Now... if only Ettusais would make this available in a slightly bigger tube. While I love how purse-friendly it is, I feel like I am easily draining this, even though I only focus using it on my T-zone.
Last but certainly not least, somewhat an impulse buy that I don't regret, the Quick Fix Powder.
The cute doily-like design sucked me in – there, I said it!
I normally prefer carrying a powder compact out for touch ups as opposed to a coverage-less blotting powder. Reason being, I do use a powdered oil blotter so most of the time that area is well taken care of with simple blotting.
However I did hear positive mentions about this, accompanied with it being quite elusive (I think, at one time? Or did I dream that up) and the adorable design; I just couldn't resist.
Though it does smooth the skin out (touch-wise) and definitely pats the shine away, it lends zero coverage. So if you are, like me, someone who prefers carrying a backup coverage pact out then maybe you want to decide on how much you love the design to indulge.
Recently I misplaced my MAC Studio Fix Powder so I had to carry this about and I do like it for keeping my face shine-free longer but I do miss an accompanying coverage.
Like I said, impulse but I don't regret it!
So that was my first venture into Ettusais!
Do you have any recommendations on other things (skincare or makeup) I should check out from the brand?
Thanks for reading!