As I mentioned, I purchased this from Koreadepart for $8.55 not including shipping. I chose the shade OR211, which isn't one of the main or original colours from their range but there are over 24 shades available! You can also purchase this on Ebay for around $10-11 including shipping or any other retailers that stock Etude House.
PACKAGING: It comes in a very pink cardboard box with Korean and English directions. Depending on which shade you purchase, I think, there are two different packaging available. The lipstick itself is made from hard plastic and looks very cute like all the other Etude House products. I find the added bow really unique and sort of princess-y as well. Embossed on the bullet is a heart with a crown, reminding me of Vera Wang's Princess perfumes, .
SCENT AND TEXTURE: This lipstick is artificially scented like peaches to match the coral shade I chose. It's not overpowering but you can slightly notice it after applying it on your lips if you pay attention. What I like most about this is it's very smooth and creamy to apply. It has a creamy finish without any shimmer and also feels very moisturising on the lips!
SWATCHES: Since I originally thought I was ordering the jelly lips, the colour would have been quite sheer. Luckily, for a lipstick, the colour payoff was excellent. It's a nice pastel coral with an orange undertone but I personally don't think the colour suits me. However I HIGHLY recommend exfoliating your lips before applying as it really highlights cracks and fine lines. From my swatches, I don't find the colour true to image as the original image appears more orange while mine is more pale.
L: Bare Lips, R: OR211
LONGEVITY: I personally don't think the lasting power is that great if you're eating & drinking a lot. However if you're just wearing it out for some colour, or maybe a light meal then it will last you for a couple of hours.
Have you tried any shades from the Dear My Blooming Lips range?
TGIF tomorrow! Have a lovely weekend beauties :)