Etude House Play Color Eyes Bakehouse Review:
I’m sure you have heard about the famous Play Color Eyes from Etude House before. It’s a series of 10 shades-eyeshadow palettes with different themes for each palette such as Peach, Cafe (neutral brown), Wine (plums), and many more. In total they already released 6 regular edition and if I’m not mistaken, 3 Summer limited edition. This time, they are back with the latest edition to the collection, the Bake House palette.
The Bake House palette is basically a palette consists of neutral to warm brown shades. I think it’s the perfect palette if you love natural makeup look because out of the 10 shades, there are no bold or outstanding shades. All shades are safe for daily use so if you are looking for something fun or different, then you won’t like this palette.
Honestly I never tried any of the Play Color Eyes palette before because from my experience, Etude House’s eyeshadows are not the best in the pigment department (and I love pigmented eyeshadows!) but because of the color scheme, I can’t help but feel attracted to try it. All the reviews I read also saying that this particular palette is the best in the collection so it makes me more excited to try the palette.
+ An eyeshadow palette composed of 10 warm brownish shades that perk up the eyes.
+ Soft and silky texture allows to adhere closely to the eyes without smudging.
+ Features bright and long-wearing colors to look incredible all day long.
Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Polypropylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77489), Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid
How to Use :
With enclosed tip’s wider surface, spread base color onto eyelid and with tip’s narrow surface, apply shadow for gradation, eye edges or delicate application to lash line.
Volume : 0.8g x 10
My eyelids area : Oily
Etude House Play Color Eyes Bakehouse Review:
When the palette arrived, I already expected that the size would be smaller than a regular palette would but I never expected it would be so thin. It feels as if I have to be extra careful when holding it or it will snap and break into two. The overall packaging has a really cute design and colors but I don’t like how fragile it is because I’m used to a bulky palette but if you love traveling and want something easy to bring, then this palette will be a perfect option for you.
Fragile packaging aside, I love how it has a huge mirror inside so I don’t have to use my own hand mirror. When you open the palette for the first time, the mirror is protected by a plastic seal so the mirror would be new and clean. On top of the shades, you will find a plastic protector with the name of each shade.
Usually I would throw it away but for this palette, I keep it just because it has cute designs. You also will get two double sided sponge eyeshadow brushes.
This palette consists of 10 neutral – warm brown shades with 5 mattes, 2 glitters, and 3 shimmers. I love the shades and I think Etude really did their best in matching the 10 shades together.
Sugar Rusk is a white gold glitter. This shade is pretty for highlighting the inner corners of my eyes and under my brow bones as well. It contains chunks of glitters so the glitters are more vivid than the pigment itself. You may also find some fallouts.
Cafe Latte with a lot of Milk is a matte peachy beige shade. It’s the perfect shade as a transition and crease shade for my skin tone. The pigment in this shade is not the best but it’s buildable and blend very well. It’s pretty if you combine it with a gold or deep brown shade. The texture is smooth and not powdery at all.
Dried Pinecones is a matte reddish brown shade. If you have medium skin tone, this shade will be the perfect option as a crease shade. This one is more pigmented than the previous shade but it’s buildable and very easy to blend as well. I used it as my second crease shade, just to give a deeper effect. It is one of my favorite shades from this palette as it’s not powdery and pigmented as well.
Acoustic Guitar Goddess is a beige shade with gold shimmers. It’s pretty to use on the center of the eyelids but you need to use your finger to apply it because with a brush, it won’t pick up the pigment. It’s buildable, but not my favorite because I have to apply the shade several times just to make the color show up on my eyelids. Even though it’s a shimmer shade, for me the shimmers aren’t noticeable and a bit underwhelming.
Cinnamon Pastry is a pink pearl with gold glitter. I have so much expectation from this shade but because it is full of glitter, do not expect for it to have a good pigmentation but the shade is very pretty! The glitters are so reflective and I love wearing this shade on the inner corner of my eyes and on the underline of my eyes but of the glitters, at the end of the day I have so much glitter fallout on my face. To use this shade, finger and eyeshadow brush won’t work well, use the provided double sided sponge eyeshadow brushes instead. It picks up the glitters so well!
Cream Cheese Bagel is a matte cream beige. For me, this type of shade is a must on every eyeshadow palette because it is the perfect shade to set your eyes after primer and it makes the perfect base before applying any eyeshadow. When I swatch it on my hand it may look a bit patchy but on the eyelids, it feels smooth and easy to blend. Also because it is a skin-colored shade, you can apply it as you like and it won’t look messy.
Coconut on the Beach is a brown matte shade and it’s another shade perfect as a crease shade. This is one of my favorite shades as well and among all matte shades in this palette, this one is the smoothest and easiest to blend. It is pigmented and if I’m too lazy, I just apply this shade all over my eyelids and I’m good to go.
Mini Canele is a matte deep brown and this is the deepest and the most pigmented shade from the matte section. I always use this shade on the outer part of my eyes to create a deep eye look. Because of the pigmentation, this shade is not the easiest to blend. I need more time to blend it flawlessly but I’m glad it’s not patchy at all.
Salty Brownie is a shimmery deep brown. I think this shade is the shimmery version of the previous shade but this one is the most pigmented shade of all shades from this palette but just like the other shimmer shade, the shimmers in this one isn’t too reflective so it’s still safe if you want to use this shade on the outer part of the eyes. I also think it will be a good base for the glitter shades.
Almond Croissant is a brown pearl shade and it’s the only shade with pearl in it. On the palette I can see the pearly reflection but when I apply it, there’s no hint of the pearl effect anywhere. Instead, it looks and feels just like a matte shade on the eyes. It blends well, the pigmentation is good and I use it as my second crease shade along with shade Dried Pinecones.
I have oily eyelids so it’s easy to test eyeshadow longevity. If they crease on me, then it doesn’t have good longevity and vice versa. Surprisingly, this palette works wonderful on me! It lasts on my oily eyelids all day long and it doesn’t crease at all. At the end of the day I still have my eye makeup fully intact so I’m pretty happy about it.
It may be not the most pigmented eyeshadow in the world but Korean eyeshadows tend to have less pigmentation than eyeshadows from the west because Korean are famous for their natural makeup look.
I would give this palette 3.5 out of 5 just because I honestly think Etude could work more on the pigmentation but for the quality, I think it’s very good!
If you love light makeup or just a makeup beginner in general, I think you will love this palette so much. It’s not too expensive and you can find it on any online store that sell Etude House products.
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