Etude House Be My Universe Pinky Galaxy Universe Multi Palette Review:
Truthfully, I’m not one to wear much make-up, other than bb cream and occasionally mascara. But for a while I’ve been wanting to wear more make-up and wanting to buy some eyeshadow, but usually I haven’t found the shades I wanted until Etude House came out with these multi palettes. Or… maybe it was the design that won me over?
I mean who could resist the shimmering planet designs of the palettes? Not me. I loved the design for the golden galaxy, the black case looked utterly gorgeous, but realistically I knew the colors wouldn’t match my skin, and I loved the pink, blue and purplish case of the other design too. Plus, the colors inside looked like they would match my skin better, or at least I hoped so.
+ With shimmering shadow colors and pink-tone point colors, do a mysterious and vivid eye make-up like a sparkling galaxy
+ Contains eye shadow, blush and highlighter/base colors
Mica, Talc, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Zinc Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/hexarosinate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77489), Boron Nitride, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polybutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Hdi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Red 6 (Ci 15850), Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid.
Volume: 1g x6
How to use:
1. Apply base color on the entire eyelids.
2. Apply gradation or point color on the tail of the eyes and along the eye line.
3. Express pearl tone with glitter.
4. Apply blusher on the cheeks and blend naturally.
My eye skin type: Dry and very sensitive.
Etude House Be My Universe Pinky Galaxy Universe Multi Palette Review:
Etude House came out with two versions of this multi palette – the one I got is “pinky galaxy” which is a pink-ish cool based palette. The other version is “golden galaxy” which suits warm toned skin and has golds and browns mostly in it. I bought the pink one because it suits my skin tone better than the golden galaxy one.
The universe multi palette comes in a box, that has a circle cut out so the actual palette lid shows through the box. I was slightly disappointed when I saw that, because well it means the cover isn’t that well protected and can be damaged when shipped, but at the same time the design looks very pretty so I can’t really fault it.
When you open the palette, the eyeshadows have a plastic sheet covering them, this has golden stars on it and makes the palette look even prettier. It also helps to protect the eyeshadows, so it’s not just to make the palette look pretty. The palette lid also has a large mirror (which comes with a plastic cover on it) which is very useful and convenient. The only thing missing is a brush I think, which would be handy for carrying the palette around in a hand bag.
The colors also look a bit different in person than what they show on Etude House website. I should have looked more closely, because in the ads the colors look different from the swatches. It is a bit misleading I think, but I guess the colors could look different depending on the lighting, although I expect Etude House to show them more accurately.
The pinky galaxy palette contains seven pigments:
- Pink Planet:
- Pink planet is a blush
- It is the largest one in the palette, with a planet set into it
- Color: It is a very light almost delicate pink. Which might not suit everyone, but for me it’s perfect. Because I suffer from redness I would want a light, delicate blush rather than one that is too bright or dark.
- I wouldn’t use this every day, because I’m not a huge fan of blush. If anything, I mostly use it as another eye shadow color and just add a bit of glitter to it.
- Andromeda is an eyeshadow
- It is the dark eyeshadow up above pink planet
- Color: It is a dark glittery brown. Although to be honest, on my skin the glitter in this doesn’t show up at all. It looks more like a matte shade to me anyway. It looks more like an eyeliner to me, and I personally find this shade almost too dark for me to use.
- I use this right along the edge of my eye lashes, it’s too dark to be used anywhere else for me.
- Moon-light is an eyeshadow
- If we follow andromeda around to the next pan, we see moon-light. It’s on the outer edge, beside andromeda
- Color: This is the glitteriest of the eyeshadows. It is basically just glitter to put over the other eyeshadows. So, in that way you can either have them matte or add this and make them glittery. It is a light glittering gold shade, which doesn’t even show up on my skin – except when the light hits the glitter. So, this shade is very subtle and just adds a little hit of glitter.
- Despite how light this is, I actually like this light glittery shade the most. Because it mostly is just glittery I find it’s easy to use every day. It doesn’t stand out that much but it just offers a light shimmery effect – although it does tend to fade.
- A matte base color.
- This one is below Moon-light and looks almost completely white in the palette pictures.
- Color: This is according to Etude House a very light beige shade. It is indeed a very light beige shade, so light that it almost blends into my skin tone. You can barely even see this in the swatches… sorry about that. I tried to take photos in different light to try and capture this shade.
- I guess it is great that it matches my skin tone, because I can use it first to try and make my other eyeshadows stay on longer. But whether it helps or not I’m not entirely convinced. I don’t find this color useful at all, although I could use it with the glitter when I want a really subtle eyeshadow look.
- A second matte base color
- This one is below Mercury
- Color: This one is a darker beige, to me it looks almost red-orange rather than being skin colored. I’m not sure if this would work or match anyone’s skin tone really?
- This color is too dark to be used as a base for me, but instead I can use it as a matte eyeshadow. I’d only use this with the glitter eyeshadow if I wanted a dark beige, it would probably be pretty used that way.
- Red Worm-hole:
- A glittery red/pink eyeshadow
- This one is beside venus and pink planet (at the bottom of the palette)
- Color: This is a darker, deeper red glittery eyeshadow with a hint of pink
- Supposedly this is a glittery eye shadow but to me it looks more matte than glittery. I really like this color, because of the pink it makes it look less red and more like a deep rich red which I don’t mind. It isn’t a color I would use every day, or even use much of it, but it is a very pretty color. It is a bit too dark for me to use all over my eyes, and it doesn’t have glitter in it. It’s more of a matte shade because you can’t see any glitter when I apply it to my eyes. I like to use this close to my lash line because otherwise it’s too dark and actually looks like I’m bruised or something.
- The last glittery eyeshadow
- This one is located right in the middle of the palette. It is between pink planet and mercury.
- Color: This is a lighter pink glittery color. To me it looks almost peachy, as in a pink with a hint of orange to it. This is the second most glittery shade and the glitter shows up quite well on this color too.
- From the arm swatches I thought this colour was a bit too bright for me. But actually, I think this is my favourite colour when I put it on my eyes. It goes really well with red worm-hole and is just the perfect light shimmery pink on my eyes. I think actually this is the colour I’d use the most because it is glittery and shimmery and yet it’s not too dark or bright.
You can see from the swatches that the colors look quite different on my skin than in the palette. They are very lightly pigmented and what I found is that after a little while the colors faded quite a bit. However, even if they appear light on my arm I found that when I use them as eyeshadow they are exactly the right darkness for me.
On my eyes I don’t find them light at all and instead I like how they look, the colors match my skin tone perfectly. Of course, some of the colors are too dark for me to use all over my eyelids.
The colors also look more faded and light in the photos for some reason. I tried to get some photos when I was wearing the colors on my eyes, but I couldn’t capture the colors well so I gave up on photos of me wearing them. But I personally think I wouldn’t want them to be any darker on my skin, and that in that sense for me they are the perfect shade and color. But again, if you were a lot of eyeshadow you might not think the same way that I do.
Overall, I’m glad I bought this palette. At first, I regretted it thinking that the colors were too light and bright. But in fact, I really like the way they look on my eyes and how I can combine the glitter eyeshadow with the other colors and get different looks. I do wish there was a purple of some kind in there but that’s okay, I can live without purple.
The only issue is that the glitter moves around a lot, and after wearing the eyeshadow I had pieces of glitter in my eyes. I got them out easily thankfully, but it was still annoying and a little painful. My eyes are very sensitive so I was a bit worried, and that puts me off using the glitter because I don’t want to get glitter in my eyes again.
At this point I wouldn’t repurchase this because I think the palette would last me a long time, but maybe if I finished it I might actually buy it again but I might try the other shade because the case is so pretty.
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