Review: Etude House Sweet Recipe All Over Color in Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Do you know what is adorable? Dessert. Etude House, packaging geniuses that they are, recognized this as fact and used sugar as the inspiration for their Sweet Recipe makeup collection.

The Cupcake All Over Colors are supposedly appropriate as either cream eyeshadows, cream blushes, or lip creams.

I got this product in Strawberry Chiffon Cake, which is elegantly wrapped up in a dessert-like plastic container. The tin interior is topped with a cute strawberry, denoting which color is inside.

Supposedly, this product smells like strawberries. I think it smells more like gummy bears.

The inside is reminiscent of a cheap tinned lip balm, and it is similar in texture. When you touch it, it is stiff, but your fingers warm it up to a sort of weird greasiness. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a spatula or any convenient way to apply it, making it almost mandatory to stick your grubby, bacteria-laden fingers inside of it.

Strawberry Chiffon Cake is a true, warm, bright pink that looks gorgeous on cheeks. As you can see in my swatch, it easy to get rich color or to get sheer color based on the amount you apply.

Unfortunately, like so many dual-use products, it does not work on both cheeks and lips. A close-up on my mouth demonstrates how the product fills lines and drys out lips, resulting in a truly unappealing look. If you are looking for a product that will work fine as a blush, this product will do so admirably. But on the lips, it is a disaster.

In terms of pricing, this product is, like all Etude House makeup, quite inexpensive. It is currently listed as costing $7.58 from the reliable Amazon seller A-Poly. The product is 0.35oz, meaning it costs $21.65 per ounce.

I don’t think the quality of the product is spectacular, even as a blush. However, the packaging is certainly lovely enough to compensate.


In addition to the All Over Color, I picked up Etude House’s Ice Cream Nail Polish in Mint Chocolate Chip. The color is genuinely gorgeous, and it looks substantially different from every other polish in my collection. It takes two coats of polish to reach opacity.

Etude House Ice Cream Nail Polish in Mint Chocolate Chip


  1. Amanda

    Everything I’ve ever seen from Etude House has been SO CUTE, it’s ridiculous. I’d probably buy it just for the packaging. The mint chocolate chip nail polish is gorgeous – it really does look like its namesake, too!

  2. Cake-Pie

    Awesome I’m so glad to see these swatches and on-face pics. I think the strawberry looks really good on your cheeks.

    As for the polish, so cute!!! (:

    Great review ^_^

  3. Ashesela K

    Ahhhh I love these!!! O_O SO CUTE!

  4. Vli Shop Collections

    hey there
    what do you use to apply it on your cheeks ?
    using a brush or finger ?
    anyway, thankyou!


    I use my fingers…