Kawaii Make-up Review: Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick Pink and Orange

I have no idea what made purchase Etude House’s Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick. I reviewed the blush poorly, so why would I go back the same product line? I think it’s the packaging. Stupid, cute packaging. Thankfully I’m glad I bought the Crystal Shine Lipstick another Etude House Princess Etoinette Review for you!

I’ve previously introduced the Princess Etoinette collection so I’ll just get down to talking about the lipsticks. Crystal Shine Lipstick is a combination opaque lipstick and hydrating gloss. So it’s not a true lipstick and it’s made to finish in a gloss not a usual matte. They were released last winter and they’re still in stores.

I bought my two from the Etude House store in Shinjuku Lumine EST. Cost is midrange, around $13.00 USD. They can be purchased from Korea from KpopStore $12.90 or Yesstyle $22



As with the rest of the Princess Etoinette collection super cute packaging even down to the metallic bits on the box.

princess etoinette crystal shine lips


I purchased the pink (PPK004) first and went back and got the nude orange (POR201) next.


With both you can see the shine they have without need for a topping of gloss. Because both shades are opaque the orange turned out to be not so orange worn.


In different light and angle you can see the POR201 orange does look slightly orange.


The coverage is buildable and those are the two colors after several applications.


Just-the-facts Etude House Princess Etoinette Review

– cute packaging
– mid-range price
– very hydrating (perfect for winter!)
– opaque style means color wusses (like me) can choose bolder colors

– still plastic case
– doesn’t stain enough to last more than 2 hours
– only bottom in tiny font tells color difference, kind of hard to grab the right one in a hurry

Overall: 4.75/5

Final thoughts: This lipstick is made for winter. I wore it constantly in dry Japan and it really helped my lips. I also like the opaque style of the lipstick. I’m usually a color wuss when it comes to lipstick sticking to mostly nudes, but opaque made me be a little bold with my choices. I repurchased, and I (spoiler) got 2 lipsticks along with some other products from the second Princess Etoinette line that just came out!

Etude House didn’t put a blush out in the second Princess Etoinette line, so maybe the blush wasn’t as loved eternally?

Other reviewers:

misaraisu reviews the same pink shade I have | sweet dreams reviews a different pink shade | one of the cuties of friend blogging pair Gyaru Galss reviews a different orange shade

Side note:  I’ll be doing more make-up reviews and talks lately, I feel like I ignored them a lot  and I’m really into make-up right now, especially super cute packaged make-up. I hope you’ve enjoyed this Etude House Princess Etoinette Review. I’ve got a trend report to talk about, Gyaru brands ss14 trends and maybe a kind of off the cuff discussion on gyaru with some more recent observations of seeing current gal in Tokyo and beyond in November.

I’m back in Houston from my month of Japan in November so now I have time to reply to all the wonderful comments you guys have left. Thank you!! :loveword:  I’ve been reading them while I’ve been traveling and appreciate them and your likes on blogluvin’ as well. If you need to read the Doll on mobile Blogluvin’ has a great FREE (and ad-free) app for android and ioS (iphone, ipad) that includes a wonderful mobile reader. I’ve been using it while traveling and it’s a fabulous way to keep up with your favorite blogs all in one place.


  1. December 7, 2013 / 4:49 am

    Thank you for the review! The packaging is super cute ♥(ノ´∀`) too sad that the colour doesn’t last long!

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:58 pm

      I think unless it’s a stain all colors last about that long. I think there’s some risidual color but the original color only stays for 2 hrs. I got addicted to stains but no stains I’ve found are very moisturizing. :(

  2. December 7, 2013 / 5:26 am

    They`re so cute~! <3 I`d love to have one and I really need a lipstick for winter :3.

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      I didn’t realize how much I needed a moisturizing lipstick until it got winter. They’re so useful tho!

  3. December 7, 2013 / 5:30 am

    i really like the second shade!

    i have two of their hydrating lipsticks from the candy collection from this spring/summer and i’ve worn them a lot. i find it’s good quality for a cheap price!! it’s too bad they only have about 6 different shades though… which are all pretty much colors i already have from other brands… T_T

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      I used to stick to nude shades ALWAYS so I guess I’m lucky to have the world as my oyster now. I agree I wish étude house put out less lines but more color options.

  4. December 7, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    the package is cute as always >-< I really like the first color

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:55 pm

      It’s my favorite color too. A good pink without being too bubblegum :)

  5. December 7, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Wow the orange is beautiful! Looks really nice on you!
    I wonder why they didn’t just put a sticker in the color itself on the bottom, like a big orange dot..but the packaging still looks cute :)

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:54 pm

      Hey beautiful! Thank you for saying so!

      Agreed. I wonder if they’ll do something different for their second release. Mine’s being shipped rn so I’ll have to wait and see :)

  6. December 8, 2013 / 9:20 am

    I love your make-up reviews and I like to read them, please write more ;)

    • Mitsu
      December 8, 2013 / 3:54 pm

      Oh thank you for saying so! I never know how something new I put on the blog is received but I like buying using and taking cutesy pics of makeup. I guess it’s my boom now :)

  7. December 12, 2013 / 6:47 am

    I’m SUPER HAPPY to see you review ETUDE HOUSE. It’s my TOP FAVORITE make-up brand!! I discovered them in LUMINE EST in Shinjuku during my last trip which makes it even more special for me!

    Their products are really great. I haven’t gone back to any other BB cream and foundation!! ETUDE HOUSE is the way to go!! Their eyeshadows are awesome and lipsticks too!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    Can’t wait to see your next reviews. I’m super into make-up lately also!!

  8. Veena
    December 29, 2016 / 5:11 am

    Hi are these stain free and waterproof?

    • Mitsu
      December 29, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Sadly no.

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