Last week, out of the blue I received a message from the Etude House asking me for my information, so since i gave it at one time already, i thought, what's the harm (this was thru the facebook messaging system). I merely thought they needed (lost) my address so they could send me an invite if they would have a Christmas party or something.
So then, I got a reply asking if I lived near an SM branch, so I replied that needed to be replied. So then I was requested to pick up these lovelies at the SM branch I indicated I was nearer to.
as usual, such cute packaging.
and what's inside? a lip gloss and 3 of their newer items.
this blush contour highlighter and bronzer in one.
it's in #2 Pink.
A sweet eye cupcake #4
Etude House Golden Ratio Tear Drop: #4 Gray
And a lucid darling fantastic rouge gloss in #1
An early Christmas gift? Perhaps. All I know is that I am grateful for the new eye shadows and I am loving the contour maker!
I did a slide show type of tutorial using the eye shadows and contour maker
the rest of the products i used in the video are listed in the info box under the video on youtube.
and viola the finished look using mostly these Etude House products.
the colors were washed out by my lighting. but the eye shadows are very pigmented, very smooth and easy to apply. not chalky, and with either a brush or sponge tip applicator, hardly have any fall out when applying. i've yet to wear them the whole day to find out if they crease, but while i had the eye shadows on, they didn't feel heavy and they didn't feel like they were bunching up in my crease.
i'm not much of a contouring or bronzing person but i like how the golden tan shade made my cheek bones stand out even more.
the pink, omg, the pink, i love the sheen on this pink. it's not glittery at all just a classy kind of sheen that even the worse lighting conditions of my lavatory could not muddle up. i love the subtle salmony baby pink shade of this #2 pact. the high light-er, too bad it's the biggest part of the pact, i'm not much into highlighting either just cuz under bad lighting which is the usual case, highlighting only makes me look shiny, the oily kind of shiny. i always say, highlighting is just for photography.
the packaging of items.
- cupcake shadow : LOL, it's really cute. baked shadow inside tin. the tin painted to look like a cup cake. it seems like the product is for high school girls but the shadow itself is what i described.
- contour pact: your basic square pact, with a mirror. i just wish the pink blusher part was the bigger part. i mean what you gonna need to highlight? your entire face? the brush that comes with it, aint too shabby either, it's super soft and not scratchy.
- the Etude House Golden Ratio Tear Drop: #4 Gray: it's a loose eye shadow. very dark shimmery gray, which i really like. the packaging tries to help the user fr messy spills by putting that plastic/rubbery stopper with the hole in the middle. yep, it helps a great deal. it kinda makes getting the powder out tough LOL. i guess it works too well.