ETUDE HOUSE Dear My Enamel Eyes-Talk (RD 301, OR 201, PK 002) Swatches & Review

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

On average, Korean brands have new releases and collaborations every month whether it’s new packaging, new formulas, additions to existing lines or a completely new line itself. For the Korean makeup and skincare giant ETUDE HOUSE, whenever an entire collection is released, they often have promotional prices. One of their current promotional events is the Enamel Look for Fall/Winter 2016. Essentially, they chose three shades from their Dear My Enamel Lips-talk and Eyes-talk releases and combined them into a package at a discounted price.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

There are three different looks, each with a lipstick and eyeshadow:

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
Courtesy of Etude House

My review on the Etude House Dear My Enamel Lips-talk can be found HERE.

When purchased together, you get 30% off the retail price. You can also purchase the lipstick and eye shades separately at 20% off.

I’ll be reviewing three shades from the Dear My Enamel Eyes-Talk, a softly melting eyeshadow with high colour pay-off and long-lasting effects. There are 12 shades in this line which are separated into 5 categories based on colour undertone: Beige (BE), Brown (BR), Orange (OR), Pink (PK) and Red (RD).

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
Courtesy of Etude House

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

These come in a clear acrylic case with snap closure and silver embossed letters on the lid. I adore the simple yet elegant lace pattern on the product itself which ties it nicely to the Dear My Enamel collection (this print is also featured on the Lips-talk tubes). Each shade currently retails at 6.80 USD each.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

RD 301 Berry Berry Vitamin – A vibrant cool-toned red.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
RD 301

Honestly I think this is such a nice shade … FOR LIPS. I don’t tend to wear bright reds on my lids; however, I must admit it ties in nicely with a bold red lip – especially if you use it as a transition colour with the slightest sheen peeking through.

OR 201 Afternoon Tea – A grapefruit peachy shade with satin finish.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
OR 201

Such a feminine shade with a slight innocence to it. This shade actually melds very nicely with RD 301 and also as a blush. Because there is a slight shine to these shadows, Afternoon Tea can work as an all over lid colour.

PK 002 Lover of Sun – Golden sand with the slightest pink undertone.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
PK 002

I love this shade for everyday. It brings attention to the eyes in a very natural way.

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk
Under natural sunlight

This is a new eyeshadow texture from Etude House which they claim to be a “melting shadow” – shadow that keeps colour fresh without creasing for long hours compared to cream shadows.   The texture is very creamy to the touch yet you can also tell it’s made from a powder form. If I had to compare… it’s very similar to the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow pots (reviewed HERE).

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

These blend very nicely on the lids without any tug or pull. I would highly recommend using your fingers to get the best effect from these shadows rather than a brush. I have dry lids so these do last all day. If you have oily lids, I’d definitely put an eyeshadow primer first.

In all, another fun collection from Etude House. I love how the eye shades compliment the lip shades previously released. I’m not too fond of RD301 since I won’t be wearing it on a daily basis but the formula itself gets a thumbs up. I’m interested in more brown and earthy shades such as BR402 and RD302 and will be looking to purchase those!

These are available for purchase at Etude House .

Etude House Dear My Enamel Eyes-talk

Until next time,

Kelly (TAKARABOXX)

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.

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.

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette Swatches & Review

Helloooo~! Back with some more swatches and a review! This time featuring the Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette that I picked up from Hudson Bay during their beauty sale a couple weeks back . . . actually I think it’s been a month now ¯\_( – ﹏ – )_/¯.

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L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

It’s been a busy past few weeks with the weather acting up. We had one day of snow, one day of summer, one day of rainfall and one day of spring all in one week. I’d seen people wearing winter jackets accompanied with boots and scarves then suddenly the next day wear shorts and flats. Canadian weather ._.

Nevertheless, I recently heard about the L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow Pots (they’re not new, but they’re new to me). Amazing pigmentation with the creaminess of a high-end product at a fraction of the price. With those selling points, I went and purchased 6 shades.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow (inverted)
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow (inverted)

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Sephora Love Note Shopping Event 2016 HAUL

Who can resist sales? I sure can’t. When Sephora announced their annual spring sale, I immediately placed a few items in my cart. My biggest and most rewarding purchase this year is the Cosmocube Luxury Makeup Organizer. It was worth every dollar – I regret nothing. It’s been sitting on my vanity for a week now and I still can’t stop admiring it. For you neat freaks and perfectionists out there … YOU NEED ONE IN YOUR LIFE. RIGHT NOW.

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CLINIQUE Lid Pop Eyeshadow Swatches & Review (Cream Pop / Cocoa Pop)

I have always been a fan of CLINIQUE skincare. It’s been years since opening my very first bottle of their world-renowned Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion/Gel (I have since switched to their Moisture Surge and have expanded my skincare repertoire). CLINIQUE prides itself in producing high quality goods which are allergy tested and 100% fragrance free – this includes their colour makeup lines.

My very first experience with their makeup is from Bonus sets (if you’re from Canada you will recognize this at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Nordstrom etc.). I often enjoyed their mascaras and eyeshadow duo/trios. Not too long ago, CLINIQUE came out with 8 individual eyeshadow shades to compliment their POP collection : CLINIQUE Lid Pop.

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ZOEVA Spectrum Collection : Swatches & Review (Pink Blush Spectrum & Cool Eyeshadow Spectrum)

 

Minimalistic. Elegant. Sophisticated. These are the words I’d use to describe ZOEVA Cosmetics new launch – The Spectrum Collection.

“Just like a raindrop breaks the light of the sun into a spectrum of infinite hues and with the manifestation of a rainbow brings to life one of the most beautiful, ethereal wonders of the universe, the ZOEVA Spectrum Collection worships color in all of Mother Nature’s splendor. Experience a radiant burst of endless color with ZOEVA’s Spectrum Collection, consisting of three distinctive eyeshadow palettes and three blush palettes for all skin types and unlimited makeup looks.” – ZOEVA Cosmetics

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//CLOSED//GIVEAWAY : Instagram

GIVEAWAY

I wanted to do a giveaway that, in essence, represents who I am. The very first makeup product I adored using were eyeshadows. I liked using something a tint lighter than my skin tone and that was all. Then I snatched the black eyeliner. These are my go-to products which began when I was a student in university when going out and even to this day if I have extra time in the morning for work. A matte neutral eye with a natural cat eye flick. Never hurts to have some flashy nails as well 😉

This is just a small thank you for those who have been supporting me through this journey. I cannot say in words just how grateful I am for each and every one of you!

GIVEAWAY

 – Milani Liquid-like Eyeliner Pencil

 – Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

 – FormulaX for Sephora TopCoat in Chaotic

RULES

  1. Must be following my account @takara.boxx
  2. Repost this image with the hashtag #takaraboxx or tag me in the image so I can see it
  3. Tag 2 friends in your repost (or on my post) that may also be interested in this gift!
  4. No giveaway accounts
  5. One entry per person (reposting multiple times will not increase your chances)
  6. Open to Canadian addresses only

As this is my first giveaway, I am limiting it to Canada only. Later giveaways will be open to more countries around the globe. Please ensure your profile is public so I can see it. Giveaway closes a week from today on November 22nd, 2015 9PM EST where the winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after.

Best of luck!

-Kelly (takara.boxx)

ZOEVA En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

ZOEVA En Taupe Palette

It is not a surprise that a captivating and creative design is once again present in this newly launched En Taupe Palette by ZOEVA Cosmetics. Utilizing light reflecting strips which interlace to form an intricate two-point perspective is the base of the design – it also reminds me of strings which flow together to form a piece of fabric. This highly anticipated eye colour palette is not only beautiful in it’s outer counterparts; the pigments inside are drool-worthy.

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REVIEW: Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayons

Jouer Creme Eyeshadow Crayon

Happy Thursday everyone!

I’ve been loving Jouer Cosmetics products lately (their Luminizing Moisture Tint Sunscreen is amazing) and since I’ve also been obsessed with eyeshadow crayons/sticks/pencils, I thought I’d give my opinion on the Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Sticks. This will be a mini-review – I plan to make more in-depth reviews in the future! I bought mine from Nordstrom during their anniversary sale. They also had a promo with a free gift with purchase 🙂 They retail at 24$ USD (32.63 CAD) and currently have 5 shades available: Rococo, Renaissance, Baroque, Avant Garde, and Abstract. Continue reading “REVIEW: Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayons”