ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection for Fall 2016

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Etude House released their new fall collection in Korea last month: Pink Skull Collection. The new collection features a chic and funky style which is slightly different from their usual cute and playful existing lines. Etude House has been rebranding their image since 2016 and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for 2017!

The Pink Skull collection embraces a strongly chic, stylish and bright edgy pink theme. The entire collection is comprised of:

  • 2 x “Pink Skull Color Eyes” Eyeshadow Palettes (#1 Lovely Skull & #2 Funky Skull)
  • 2 x “Pink Skull Twin Shot Lipstint” Dual Lip Tints (PK003 Pink x Pumpkin Shot & RD304 Funky x Skull shot)
  • 2 x “Pink Skull Cream Blusher” (#1 Skull Rose & #2 Funky Pink)
  • 2 x “Pink Skull Curl Fix Mascara” (in black and brown)
  • 1 x “Pink Skull Curl Fix Mascara Long Lash” (currently sold out on EH)
  • 1 x “Colourful Scent Eau de Perfume”
  • 3 x Nail Polishes (currently sold out on EH)

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection

If you choose to purchase your items through www.etudehouse.com (ships internationally), they currently have promotions of 10% off single items, 20% off eye kits (eyeshadow & mascara), and 30% off face kits (eyeshadow, mascara, lip).

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Etude House Pink Skull Collection Fall 2016

I will be reviewing two items today: eyeshadow palette in #1 Lovely Skull and twin shot lip tint in RD304 Funky x Skull shot.

Pink Skull Color Eyes #1 Lovely Skull

Housed in a rectangular plastic case with clear top and snap closure, this lightweight palette is both travel friendly and perfect to display on your vanity. I love the cute skull design with heart eyes and also the heart embossing on each individual shadow. Compared to #2 Funky Skull, Lovely Skull features a much warmer variety of shades with 3 shimmers and 6 mattes.

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes

I’ve tried Etude House eyeshadows in the past and I’d say the formula is very similar. Compared to western brands, I find korean colour makeup is more subtle with a soft wash of colour. The colour intensity also varies in this palette depending on the shade chosen. I adore the three shades in the upper right corner. I find they are perfect for every day with a hint of shimmer to bring light to the eyes. I have a light skin tone which varies between fair-light to light-medium depending on the season. I an currently in the middle of that spectrum and all of these shades appear on my skin. #1 is a almost purely shimmer with a slight cream undertone. I find #8 to be a very nice dusty rose and #5 is a sweet pink that applies more naturally on the skin than it appears in the pan.

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes

There is medium powder kick-up with a brush, similar to Too Faced shadows. Most of the shades blend flawlessly aside from #7 and #9 which requires a bit more work. In terms of longevity, I noticed minor fading after 4 hours without an eyeshadow primer; however, the palette is very convenient to bring with for touch-ups (it doesn’t have a mirror though). The shadows fade naturally without creasing on my lids even without a primer.

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches (with FLASH)
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches (indoor artificial lighting WITHOUT flash)
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches (indoor artificial lighting WITHOUT flash)
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches (natural lighting)
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Lovely Skull Eyes Swatches (natural lighting)

Retailing at 20.52USD for BOTH eyeshadow palettes (10.26 each), it’s a pretty good deal. If you enjoy Pink/Brown makeup looks (which I find appropriate for winter months), I believe you will enjoy this one!

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Twin Shot Liptint

Pink Skull Twin Shot Lip tint RD304 Funky x Skull Shot

When I saw this in the box I thought I’d never wear that insanely sparkly tube of darkness. Then I swatched it and thought hmm… this isn’t too bad… and when I tried it on my lips Yes. This will work!

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Twin Shot Liptint

Funky x Skull (Mousse Tint Shot)
Funky x Skull (Mousse Tint Shot)
Funky x Skull (Pearl Tint Shot)
Funky x Skull (Pearl Tint Shot)

While the Mousse side has a very smooth and opaque deep pink that supplies most of the colour and minor gloss, the Pearl Tint offers the extra shine and sparkle with a purple undertone. Layered over each other, it forms a luscious glossy lip. On days where I don’t want such an intense look, I pat a bit of the Mousse on the inner lip, blend it out as a gradient then add the Pearl Shot on top. Because the Mousse also leaves a stain after removal, sometimes I deliberately remove the colour and apply a gloss over the stain.

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Twin Shot Liptint Swatches
ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Twin Shot Liptint Swatches

ETUDE HOUSE Pink Skull Collection Twin Shot Liptint Swatches

The two ends have different applicators with the mousse side shaped more like a paddle with rounded contours for ease of application.

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Overall, I was most pleasantly surprised with the lip tints. I haven’t tried lip products from Etude House in the past but I will definitely experiment more with them from now on.

Are there any items from the collection that caught your eye?

Until next time,

Kelly (takaraboxx)

Etude House Pink Skull Collection Fall 2016

The items featured in this post were KINDLY SENT TO ME BY THE ETUDE HOUSE GLOBAL TEAM FOR REVIEW CONSIDERATION; HOWEVER, AS ALWAYS, ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE UNBIASED, GENUINE, AND MY OWN.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dom says:

    Wow! Kelly I am so so blown away by how incredible abs professional your images and photos are! The quality is simply amazing! The colors look so beautiful on you and the eyes are a subtle wash of color as you mentioned!

    Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing!
    Xo
    Dom
    http://www.calibeaute.com

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  2. Amber says:

    Wow! I came to check out the palette, but I think I’m falling in love with the lip!! Love your photos, they are absolutely stunning!! Has a similarity to Korean beauty bloggers!

    Like

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