Etude House Play Color Eyes Review and Swatches7:26 AM
Last November Etude House released their Princess Etoinette 2 Winter collection along with these beautiful Play Color Eyes palettes. If you are an Etude House fan then I'm sure you have already seen the And Rose Flowering Eyes palette which was released last Fall. It was the first time Etude House released a 10 color eye shadow palette and it became a such huge hit to the point that you can't buy it anywhere anymore which totally sucks btw. Just like the And Rose Flowering Eyes, these Play Color Eyes palettes are also limited edition. It's kinda rare for Korean brands to release eyeshadow palettes with 10 shades in it and that is one of the many reasons why I wanted to get my hands on this before it gets phased out again. I'm not even good at eye make up but lately I've been searching for pretty eyeshadows. So, this isn't an Etude House product but this is another palette that I want to try, it's from Espoir, CLICK here to see. I first saw it on their Facebook fanpage and it was love at first sight. lol Their palette also has 10 shades and it's the same size as the Play Color Eyes palettes (Etude and Espoir are both under Amore Pacific) and most importantly it's already sold out, excuse me while I cry in a corner. ;__;
I will start with the review before this intro get even longer. ^^;;
1g x 10
This is a 10 color eye shadow palette that comes in various textures for different expression of the eyes for different occasions.
Box - Front
You can see the manufacturing date at the back of the palette. These are good for 2 years.
Here's how the palette looks like when opened. The palette was smaller than what I expected but it's easier to hold so I'm not gonna complain about the size. Although it's small it's not that travel friendly because the "sparkle" (according to EH) shades are very delicate. 1/4 of Party Gold was almost out of the pan when I received it probably because of the shipping. Aside from being not travel friendly, the pans of some of the eye shadows were not properly attached to the base of the palette! Makes me wonder if Etude House ran out of glue when they made this. :P I am so glad I asked for more bubble wraps! Etude also included a mirror and two dual sided eye shadow tip/applicators.
When you open the palette you will see a thin plastic film covering the eye shadows. The name for each shade was written there. According to Etude, this palettes are consists of sparkle, matte and shimmer eye shadows.
Here's a closer look
Here are the swatches
Party Gold and Snow Queen are the "sparkle" shades in the palette. Basically, they are just shimmers with a hint of color in it. Great for the inner corners of the eyes and lower lash line to achieve a youthful look.
Burning Red, the most noticeable shade in the palette. It's a nice red slightly orange-y matte eye shadow. Very pigmented even without using a primer.
Temptation, another pretty matte shade. It's a burgundy brown-ish color in real life and also pigmented even without the primer. It looks nice with flash too, I was just a little surprised at how different it is with flash. *-*
Naked, just like what the name suggest. It's a nude matte eye shadow. You can't see it clearly but it's there. It blends quite well on my skin tone. Well, it is slightly noticeable in real life. You can tilt you screen a bit and you'll see it.. or maybe not. XDI think you can use this as a base, even out skin tone or maybe to highlight the brow bone. (eye make up noob in the house yo lol)
Ponytail, a gorgeous shimmery brown shade. It is also very pigmented but I do experience fall outs.
Modern City is a gray with blue and silver shimmers. LOL Actually, I can't remember how the swatch exactly looks like. I will swatch it again tomorrow and edit this post with the right description. It's night time so I won't be able to see the swatch clearly. /epic fail/
Chic Blue, when I first saw this shade it reminded me of blue jeans. It looks exactly like that except with shimmers.
All night is another shimmery shade that will be perfect for smokey eye make up, imo. It a black shade with red and pink shimmers in it. The shimmers aren't very visible in the swatches but you will be able to see it clearly on the palette itself.
Military Khaki, a shimmery olive green shade with gold flecks.
This palette is perfect if you want to get that smokey eye and sophisticated look. Great to use if you are going to a girls night out or attending a special event. Maybe you can also use it daily, just tone down the colors.
I got this palette in perfect condition. My problem on the other palette was Party Gold but I was able to put it back on the pan. YAY! *throws confetti*
I don't know what to say here, I pretty much said everything I had to say in the first one and I don't want to copy paste.. so, just scroll up? lol
Here's a closer look
Coco Brown - Clutch Brown - Pop Champagne - French Kiss - Misty Rose
Diva - Glam Forest - All Night - Sparkling Wine - Leopard Brown
Coco brown, chocolate brown shade. Matte and pigmented.
Clutch Brown, brown shade with tons of micro gold shimmers. Shimmery and pigmented.
Pop Champagne is a medium champagne with gold shimmers.
French Kiss is matte and very sheer. I had to swatch it a couple of times to make it look visible on cam. It is a light pastel pink shade.
Misty rose is true to its name, also quite sheer but not as sheer as French Kiss.
Diva is like a purple brownish shade with gold shimmers in it. The only sparkle shadow on the palette, pigmented.
Glam Forest, prettier when swatched than in the pan. Its a pretty frosty green with lots of shimmers. Very delicate though, you might want to be careful when using it.
Midnight star, grayish black with silver and blue shimmers.
Sparkling Wine, another color that looks different when swatched.
Leopard Brown is a taupe brown shade. Dark grayish brown. Matte and pigmented.
Some of the shades in So Chic Play are more wearable than So Hot Play so if your after natural look then #2 is the palette for you imo. Both of these palettes are pretty though. However, you will experience eyeshadow fall outs with some shades. Aside from that, I can say that I am happy with these palettes. As an eye make up beginner (lol) I have so much colors to play around. I need more practice though so that I won't look like someone punched me in the eye when I try doing the smoky eye make up. lol Time to watch youtube tutorials. Haha
Get yours here:
Got mine from Beautynetkorea. The original retail price in Korea is $20.57 and the price in Beautynetkorea is $20.70. I think it's a great deal because they also offer free shipping. If you're going to get this I suggest you ask for the palettes to be wrapped with lots of bubble wraps so that it won't get damaged. The shimmery eyeshadows are very fragile. I think the shimmery eyeshadows will pretty much be ruined once you drop it. ^^;;;
For Etude House fans, are you going to buy the Color Lips-Fit?? I'm a little disappointed they didn't release a spring make up collection but I might pick up a few colors from their new product. I think it is similar to Stylenanda's lip lacquer and Nature Republic's Botanical Cushion Gradation tint. :D
Have you tried these palettes? Which do you think is prettier between the two? :)
That's it for the review!