Review: Ettusais Premium Amino Essence Foundation

Last year, as summer was nearing to an end, I was roaming through the aisles of a beauty shop and chanced upon this. I decided to give this one a try despite being uncertain whether the shade would look fine on me or not because of the good experience I’ve been having with one of their products. It’s been almost a year now since I started putting this on my acne-prone skin. Now is definitely time for me to share my experience with this Japanese product.

review ettusais premium amino essence foundation
Shade: 30, SRP: 2,300 yen (excluding tax), 30ml

Apparently, number 30 seemed to be the darkest shade so I went for it.


  • Contains 72% of cosmetic liquid ingredients and provides moisture 
  • Covers large pores, evens out skin tone, and corrects dullness
  • With the new composition, it gives thin film cover & long-lasting moisture.
  • With SPF 25 PA + +
  • Has 3 color variations: 10, 20, 30
  • Made in Japan


  • Paraben-free
  • With UV protection
  • Most of the time, I only use one pump of it and doesn’t feel heavy.
  • Doesn’t trigger pimples.
  • Not sticky
  • No chemical-like scent
  • Dries up quickly but blendable using a sponge. I use the dry one.
  • Coverage is light which I prefer.
  • Because I don’t use a lot, it only covers pores and scars a bit, but it tones up my skin.
  • It does make my skin feel moisturized.


  • The shade looks a bit lighter on me. So I just top it with a powder in a darker shade.ettusais premium amino essence foundation swatch
  • Without the powder, it would look grayish on me because I think it has a pinkish tone. Also, it creases if not set with a powder.

    taken under room light
  • A little pricey for me.
  • It’s not transfer-proof.
  • It doesn’t stay long especially when I sweat.

Final thoughts

I reckon that the shades fit those who have a pink undertone and less textured skin. During the long cold days, this foundation is good for me in terms of durability. Now that the weather’s getting warm, I suppose I should get a different one.

Author: The Pinay Ajumma

1990 | Socially awkward | Chocolate addict

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