Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is a somewhat shadow palette introduced with the My Blooming Collection. I said somewhat because Etude House has variations of this palette across the board so it could prove a little uneventful to you if you own a lot of the brand’s offerings.
Let’s take a look!
This comes in a pink ribboned plastic compact which kinda reminds me of the new NYX compacts. See the ribbon closure? Quite NYX-like!
If I didn’t know better I would think this was meant for a child as it looks like a toy or something. It’s very sweet and very cute none the less.
Inside you’ll find four eyeshadow, two aapplicators, and a mirror. The basic application here is to use the shades provided as a base, highbrow highlighter, lid, and crease. You can mix and match them anyway you like but I personally use the creamy matte as a color wash, the pastel coral on my lid, the shimmery creamy beige as a highlight on my brow and outer crease, and the brown as a liner.
These have a traditional Asian eyeshadow formula which translates as soft, silky, yet flaky. They kinda kick up a good deal of powder when you dip an applicator in them and come apart into tiny flaky chunks which leads to some fall out during application. I personally love the formula as it applies so easily and has almost creamy consistency but it can be annoying to use at times. The color variation I purchased, OR201 Coral, is also very sheer and pastel. There are a five other color palettes available if you want something deeper and darker. I was a little shocked that the Coral provided so subtle, I expected darker. But it does create a rather lovely, softer eye look. Colors do fade easily so a primer is strongly recommended to allow them to keep their intensity and prevent them from fading and creasing.
Overall, Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes is a nice and easy to use eyeshadow palette. I wouldn’t recommend indulging in this particular shade palette as it is pretty sheer. But I would recommend trying one of the other darker shade selections. This palette is a good introduction to Asian eyeshadow formulas! Plus, it’s hecka cute isn’t it?
I got mine from a friend in Korea but it is available across a wide range of E-bay sellers and you can also check Imomoko.com for Etude House offerings.
Anyone own this?