Etude House In the Cafe Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition 10 pan eyeshadow palete that recently launched in Korea along with the new Juice Bar Eyeshadow Palette. I, of course, was all over this since I feel like I can never have too many nude, natural eyeshadow palettes plus my minor obsession with Etude House demanded I add this to my collection.
Let’s take a look!
This palette was apparently released in a very limited run in Korea but it’s easy enough to get on Ebay.com from a variety of sellers. I find these larger palettes from Etude House do tend to sell out fast enough so when I see them I purchase them as quick as possible.
A few people asked me about Etude House’s Eyeshadow formula in recent posts I’ve done on the brand. Honestly, I find the texture varies from palette to palette and single eyeshadow to single eyeshadow. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them. I feel sort of lukewarm about Etude House in the Case Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette! It’s fun to have but it isn’t a necessary purchase.
This comes in a long slim line plastic compact with a full size mirror and two double-ended sponge applicators. The 10 shades are a range of matte and shimmer shades but the matte finish eyeshadows do dominate in this palette. Mattes seem far and between with brand’s like Etude House which caters to a younger crowd of makeup users and lovers. Shimmer and sparkle seem to dominate their eyeshadow collection with some satins. Mattes though? Not as common which is why In the Cafe Play Color Eyes is an interesting release.
Sadly the mattes aren’t a great formula here. They are pretty dry but apply decently enough without patchiness. However, the color pay off is very, very sheer and you need a good deal of building to get fair color off. Note “fair”, as that’s about the extent of the color pay off you’ll get even after building.
The real stars here are the shimmer eyeshadows. These have a chunkier, flakier consistency but they apply beautifully with a liquid metal-like finish. The pigment is excellent here and I didn’t have any issues with fall out either which was a plus considering how “loose” the formula was. The very last shimmer in the palette is a little denser and produced very little color, this seems like more of a top coat.
The Etude House In the Cafe Play Color Eyes is really a must have palette. If you’re ok with softer, sheerer mattes you might like this palette but honestly, I’ve seen far, far better from Etude House. This one just didn’t jump up and grab me. Honestly, though, I still feel compelled to say I’m glad I purchased it as I can definitely work with these shades when I’m doing quickie no-fuss looks. But again, it’s not something I’d recommend you run out and purchase.
For those interested many ebay.com sellers have it in stock now.