Finally i managed to get the Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer from my recent trip. I have been wanting to get this since beginning of last year but it discontinued in SG.
This primer helps to give a really dewy skin look. A short cut to dewy skin look. Instead of mixing your foundation with moisturizer , mist or facial oil , this gives you an instant dewy look. Not recommended to use this alone unless you want to look like as if you just finished a 2.4km run (without make up of course) or someone with super oily face.
This is to be used with a foundation or BB Cushion. It is not expensive. You can get it at KRW 14,900 .
I signed up for an Aritaum membership card using Oppa’s brother’s mobile no. I can’t seem to sign up with a Singapore mobile number but i managed to sign up with a Korean mobile number. With the membership , i can get to enjoy 10% discount off all purchases from Arituam , Innisfree , Etude house etc etc and cash rebate which later i can use the cash to discount from my purchases.
This is a short cut to create a “mul-gwang” aka watery/dewy face make up look.
I really love this because it helps my make up to main the dewy look even though the weather was cold and dry.
Here’s a picture of the back of my hand with no make up , moisturizer or anything. Just dry looking back hand lol.
Without Nymph Aura Volumer
Let’s try without the volumer. I applied the Hera Vital Lifting Foundation with a sponge on the left side.
This foundation is not very matte and it does create a sheer dewy look too. I don’t like to apply thick layer of foundation so here’s abit to show you the difference without the volumer and with the volumer. If you want to cover your flaws or pigments , you have to apply more of the foundation.
With Nymph Aura Volumer
Firstly , i apply a drop of the Volumer on the right side of the back of my hand.
Texture is like a balm. What i like about it is that it actually helps to keep my skin moist because of its balm-like texture and my make up doesn’t “crack” or become “cakey” in the cold, windy and dry season. It also helps to keep my base make up together.
I spread the volumer across my face with my finger tips.
After the volumer , i apply the Hera Vital Lifting Foundation foundation on top of the volumer with a sponge.
You can also mix the Volumer with foundation together and then spread across your face.
The website says the ratio should be : 1 volumer : 3 foundation.
But on normal days , i use BB cushion where the BB cream are set in the cushion and i can’t mix it together like how you can mix it with foundation. So i go through the steps below where i apply the Volumer first then my BB cushion on top. Because the BB cushion sponge may absorb abit of the volumer , so for this case my ratio was 1:1. I applied one coat of Volumer and 1 coat of BB Cushion.
Here it is..looks more dewy and healthy looking.
And here’s the difference. The picture on the right looks dark because of the shawdow. Ignore the shadow and just focus on the difference in the “dewiness” . If you want a more dewy look , just apply more volumer.
Managed to find a picture on my mobile. The day when i was still sick and on the way to the baseball game.
I applied the volumer because i will be sitting in the stadium , out in the cold for 4 hours. I applied the volumer and Hera UV Mist Ultra Moisture Cushion No 21. Looks dewy and healthy right.
Nymph Aura from Etude House comes in 2 types – One with Pearl shimmer and one without.
Im using the one without the shimmer (No.3)
There is a stick version but i don’t like that. Very hard to apply to the whole face but that one is good if you want to use it as a highlighter for your under eye , cheeks and T zone only.
This is something you should get for a short cut and secret to dewy skin look !
Love the review. I have the exact same volumer and I use cushions every day. I never thought about using it underneath my cushion though. I’ve only tried patting it on top and didn’t like how it’s easy to apply too much and break down my foundation. Will try it your way!
hello! I have the aritaum card as well but I didn’t know it can be used in several other stores! Is yours a
Ah, all the pictures are so beautiful! Especially love the first look.
Thanks Whitney 🙂
Yes it can be used at Etude house , Innisfree, Laneige etc. The normal one that is black plastic like.
The cashier told me i can use it at other stores and i managed to get 10% off my purchases.
Wont encourage to apply on top of your foundation though. It will cause your foundation to clump together or looks patchy. Try applying it before foundation and see if it works better 🙂