Saturday, 17 March 2012

Shini star lip balm! because girls are like magpies....

shini star lip balm taemin

Shini star tinted lip balm is a limited edition product brought to you by Korean brand Etude House. Etude house has used a pun on popular korean boyband Shinee to name its product and market the balm. I crossed the pedo border and bought Taemin's favourite flavour in guava.(I'm the same age as their oldest member...so so so it's okay) 




Each member has their own fruity flavour. Starting from the top:

Onew’s Pick (peach flavour)




  • Jonghyun’s Pick (grapefruit flavour)

  • Key’s Pick (passion fruit flavour)

  • Minho’s Pick (cherry flavour)

  • Taemin’s Pick (guava flavour)



  • Product contains 9 grams and originally costs 5500won ($5AUD). I purchased mine from ebay for about $7 from Korea. It is great for every Shinee fangirl's collection because a signature of each member is at the bottom of each tin. Sadly I wished it was at the top instead. Packaging is adorable, I love how each colour is complimentary to mint. Product manufacturing date is on the side.




    Quick thoughts:
    • Surprised at the consistency of the balm - it is very jelly like. Applies on like a gloss. Making it "shinee" haha
    • Covers over chapped lips without accentuating lines. 
    • Slowly dries in an average of 1 -2 hours. Keeps lips hydrated hours after
    • Taemin's guava smells like bubblegum
    • Quite compact size, makes it hard to open.

    I'm dedicated to my non existent readers and posted a picture of my dry lips and product on for your review. Taemin's colour is a pale pink. You can see it is "my lips but better" colour and gives me a "hey, I ate a full bucket of kfc" look instantly. Later it dries in that same colour which is really cute.



    Overall, absolutely love this. I have a billion lip products so I was hesitant about buying more than 1. After using the shini star lip balm, I have gone back and ordered all the colours off ebay for about $5-6 each if you filter for the lowest price. I'll come back with more lip swatches once I get them!

    P.S here's a shot of Shinee when I saw them in Sydney for the 2011 kpop festival! You jelly?
    For those who don't know them watch my favourite song of theirs below or search for lucifer if you want something more hard hitting from them.  



    xoxo
    -secret pedo fangirl , Nana

    22 comments:

    1. Nice review! XD
      If only Shinee would come to my city... -snifs-
      How were they?? I'm so excited for their comeback omg.

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      1. hey cathie, thanks.

        I live in a different state so my friends and I flew over to see them plus 12 other artists! (TVXQ! <3) pat pat, you'll see them one day!
        We actually came late and missed their lucifer performance :< but they were amazing live and actually look tiny in real life. haha

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      2. Ahhh so envious!! *_*
        Aww hehe I do hope so! = dream come true ;O
        Do you remember what they were performing in the pic? hehe

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      3. I think this was their closing song - ring ding dong. They did 3 songs - lucifer, hello and ring ding dong. I hope to see big bang and jay park in concert one day! what about u?

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    2. cute!!

      www.thecutestmakeup.com

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    3. Ah, I was at the Kpop Music Fest, too! You had much better seats than us - did you go VIP?

      And you've convinced me to get one of these glosses. Just which Shinee boy to choose is the hard bit!

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      1. we were in VIP seating. i still could barely see anything. wish i stood instead. Where did you sit and who was your favourite?

        haha. i thought I got it down to taemin but dang it I had to get them all after I tried it.

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    4. Helloo there! Thanks for this review, id love to try jonghyun's pick! Haha. Btw saw you on soompi!

      Xoxo pam

      Www.themakeupsafari.blogspot.com

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      1. Hi Pam, oooo yes I heard the coral colour is slightly reddish on the lips. I'll swatch it when it comes in.

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    5. this balm looks so pretty! as do your nails! x

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    6. I bet it smells nice! Dang I miss visiting Etude house stores, I bet I would have bought a few of these since I love sweet smelling lip balm.

      I like how your nails match the packaging, very cute!

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      1. It does smell nice, I sometimes open it just to smell it...haha sounds creepy. the etude house store must be epic! One day...

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    7. amazing post :)
      this lip balm looks so cute!

      bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com

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      1. Thanks for reading! I know I couldn't resist the packaging.

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    8. I love Etude House. The lip gloss packaging is adorable.


      http://myminibag.blogspot.com

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      1. Love etude house too, wish there was a store where I lived. Would love to try more of their products.

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    9. hey can you tell me if the signatures are signed my shinee themselves or is it just printed over and over again

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      1. hey sorry for the long wait on reply but i think they are just printed over and over again.

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    10. I went to the concert! I'm from Tasmania so I flew up with my dad, haha.
      I'm really excited to get one of these lip balms! :D ~ They look so lovely, thanks for the review! <3

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      1. hey molly, omg we both are pretty extreme fans for flying over. LOL I also went to jay park in sydney in september. which one will you be getting?

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