Review 📝: Etude House Play Color Eyes (Juicy Bar Palette)

It’s been a while since my last makeup review

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Today we’re going to look at a palette I’ve gotten some time ago. I saw that this was a new edition to the Play Color Eyes family, and I was attracted to the colours of the palette the most. Mainly because I’ve been getting more into orange and pink eye shadows lately; I just think they suit my dark eyes and bring more colour to them. 😸

The product retails for RM75 (about USD19), which is about drugstore price. I manage to snag it for a cheaper price than you can get in normal retail stores. So, if you’re interested in this palette and the other two colours they offer and lives in Malaysia, you should check out Hermo to get it as that’s where I got it from! You can sign up with Hermo right here and get an additional RM15 off on your first purchase. Then just look up for the product in the search bar. Remember to put your email in the pop-up box to obtain your discount code! Also, this post is not sponsored, I just think Hermo has the best prices, and also free delivery if you buy any two things.

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Appearance

Let’s have a look at the packaging. Honestly, I think it’s quite simple, but cute. I like the colour of the box, it’s kinda a pastely warm orange. The palette is quite small in size, it’s just slightly bigger than my hands, which are pretty small.

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So, this is the insides of the palette. The little plastic film is just the most adorable thing in the world. The palette also comes with a built-in mirror which I think is great, but at the same time, pretty standard. And lastly it also comes with two applicators which I never use; personally, I don’t really think they do a good job blending eye shadows. Also you get 1g (0.03 0z) of product per eyeshadow, so it’s 10g in total.

Overall, the packaging is simple and pretty cute. It’s pretty small so it’s easy to store away. It comes with a mirror and two applicators that aren’t of much use.

Product

The product, I have to say have some hits and some misses. I feel like that’s the case with most low to middle-end products; I feel that despite Etude House not really being a makeup brand which sells a cheaper range of products (drugstore), I wouldn’t consider it high-end. It’s somewhat middle to me, high-end Korean brands are brands like Laneige. Still, they’re not exactly cheap, if anything, I’d still have to save some money to get their (Etude House) products.

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So, there are 10 colours in total: a mix of pinks, orange, and browns. This palette gave me more of an autumn vibe. Generally, the lighter colours had problems with pigmentation. Such as the first two from the right (the white-ish and pink peachy shade), it’s very hard for me to get pigmentation from it and I really have to dig deep into the product to get some colours on my eyes. So, I did not enjoy that. However, some other colours such as the orange and the gold do give great pigmentation. So, the consistency of the pigmentation isn’t too great.

The texture of the eyeshadows are mostly buttery, they don’t really feel chalky on the skin. But the biggest issue with the eyeshadow that I have is that they don’t really transfer well onto the skin from the brushes. Do you know what I mean? I feel like there’s a lot of product stuck on my brush that won’t go on my eye, even after I have primed them. I feel like I need to use more product just so I can get enough on my eyelids and often I find there’s more product on the brush than my eyes. I do not understand if it’s caused by the brush (cause I’m using a pretty good brush) but I do think it’s most likely the eyeshadows. It’s a little weird cause I have some individual eyeshadow pods from Etude House, and they aren’t behaving like the eyeshadows in this palette. So, that is the biggest issue I have with this product.

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Here are all the swatches of the eyeshadow in order of how it was in the palette, I’ve attached the picture again just so you can compare the two. All the colours might look very pigmented here, but trust me, I had to swipe a few times on some of the colours to get them this pigmented. I just did this so you can see how all the colours look on my skin. And despite having issues with transfering, I still think the colours are very pretty, and well put together, the formula just really needs to be improved.

How it is used

I’ve made two makeup tutorials on YouTube, but I wasn’t too happy with one so I deleted it. But, I still have one left in which I used this palette to create a makeup look for glasses! So, if you’re interested, click here to watch it!

Also, look up for another video, as I will be remaking the one I took down. 🙂

Verdict: 4/10
I don’t think I’ll ever repurchase this product again even though I really love the colours provided, there’s just too much problem with the formula. I’ll just summarise what I went through above with a pros and cons list.

Pros

  • Beautiful colours
  • Some colours provide great pigmentation
  • Easy to carry/store and cute packaging
  • Affordable and easily available
  • Eyeshadows are quite buttery

Cons

  • Pigmentation not consistent
  • Formula isn’t too good- difficult to transfer to skin
  • Applicator provided isn’t good
  • A little difficult to blend (due to the formula as well)
  • Overall quality of the eyeshadows isn’t too good

What do you think of this palette? Do you have it? If you do would you agree with what I said? Is there anything I can do to help the “transfering” better? Tell me in the comments!

Oh, and if you do not know, I’m having a giveaway! You can click here to read more about it, or click here to enter!

Cheers!
-Sylvia

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