Thanks to Etude House I’m on this wicked orange/tangerine kick lately! I’ve been digging all the shades of orange, coral, peach, and tangerine I have in my stash and indulging in many other products in the same shades.
Korean brand, Etude House, has two new palettes released with their Miss Tangerine Collection that features some brilliant shades of tangerine.
Here’s my take on the Etude House Miss Tangerine LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes Palette.
A graduating palette featuring contrasting shade of delicious tangerine!
I’ve tried some of the Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Gradation Eyes Palettes before but the Miss Tangerine ones are really rocking and rolling! The shades are simply stunning.
The palette itself is a normal range of contrasting shades that are easy to put together and blend. There are two shades available and today I’m reviewing the Miss Tangerine selection, yes, that’s what it’s called, just like the collection’s namesake. The shadows come housed in a cute pink compact with a little faux plastic ribbon closure.
Inside you’ll find two shadows, one base shade, and a liner. This palette is actually a little bit different compared to other palettes of this kind as it contains a cream base. I was actually surprised to see the base and appreciate it greatly since the formula on the main shade is very flaky, crumbly, and much like MAC Kitschmas Pigment so I appreciate a creamy base for the shadow to adhere to.
The main shade is stunning. It’s a popping shade of vibrant tangerine that really lights up my eyes. The cream base is tangerine as well plus you’ll get a creamy beige gold color wash/high brow highlighter and a deep chocolate-y liner. To use simply blend the cream shade on your lids and work into your crease, now top with the powder tangerine, follow up with the creamy beige to highlight your upper brow area, and finish with a bit of the chocolate liner on your upper lash line! Done! Simple and easy kawaii eye look!
I do believe the look is kawaii and perhaps a bit immature but I have a fuller face and I think I pull off that “cute” look decently due to my larger eyes. It’s the way I prefer to wear my makeup. I like bright pink of peach cheeks so I paired up Milani’s Corallina with the shadows and thought it went very well! On my lips I used the Etude House Follow Me Tint, it’s a pretty blush of tangerine that’s super subtle and natural!
The shadows are all very pigmented and smooth, they have a traditional Asian creamy, powder-y formula that wears quite well without creasing or fading. The colors are bright and cheery and oh so Summer-y (or Spring-y).
Both the liner and highlighter have good solid formulas but the main tangerine shade does have a loosely packed formula which causes major fall out woe but using the creamy base does help minimize this.
- Those who wear warmer, sizzling shades that have a good deal of pop!
- Those who love peaches, oranges, corals, and tangerines.
- Those who want a fun, flirty look for Spring/Summer!
- Those who aren’t interested in dealing with online shopping and airmail charges (this is available exclusively in Korea and a few select Asian countries so online ordering is necessary).
- Those who do not like sparkly shades of shadow (the main color is full of shimmer and sparkle).
This is my favorite piece in the Etude House Miss Tangerine Collection to date. I loved it! The colors are so bright, fun, and sweet! I imagine some folks might feel the look is immature and unsophisticated but I’m all about fun, young makeup and I embrace my youthful side fully plus I think I wear such innocent shades well due to my fuller face. I do believe this is the most truest, prettiest shade of tangerine I own.
Simply gorgeous and well worth the trouble of tracking it down online!
Muse Approved for purchase!