Last September I was able to take advantage of Etude House’s rare 20% sale event, in celebration of reaching 200,000 likes for their FB page. One of the things on my wish list is the Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base in #01 Mint Choux (the green one). The green base is for combating redness. Etude House has two other shades of this – the #02 Berry Choux (for pale skin tones) and #03 Peach Choux (for yellowish skin).
This product originally came in a luxe glass tub with a plastic lid. I think this version has already been phased out, and they only sell the tube version these days. The Baby Choux Base line is meant to be a makeup base and primer, but it can also be used alone (which is how I use it most of the time). My face tends to be red-tinted most days which is why I wanted to get this Mint Choux.
As you can see, the tube version is actually handier in dispensing the product. It is very similar to most BB cream tubes, with a narrow spout to control the amount of product dispensed. When you first buy it, the tube is sealed for your protection.
The actual product is very green. When applied onto the skin it still is pretty green, but the point of this is really to combat redness. It’s supposed to neutralize the redness with the green tint, and it should resolve into natural skin tone afterwards.
Here is my bare face (prepped with skin care). As you can see, the redness is pretty evident on my cheeks and forehead.
If you check out the initial swipe on the skin, the product is still pretty much green, and might look strange.
When spread out and blended, it eventually fades into natural tone. It is a little bit light on me, but it can easily be toned down with a finishing powder. The important part here is that it really acts like a primer in that it smoothens the skin and fills in the pores a little bit.
I would usually just wear this alone since it really evens out my skin and acts almost like a sheer BB cream. It even has SPF25! It has the bonus of smelling really yummy, like some sweet pastry.
This 25g tube normally costs Php628, but with the sale I only paid Php502.40 for this. It is available in Etude House stores around the metro. Etude House is cruelty free.
Pros: neutralizes redness; smells great; acts as primer+makeup base; reasonably priced; cruelty free
Cons: none really!