Etude House Pink Skull Color Eyes are a limited edition, Fall 2016 eyeshadow release that includes nine shades of matte and shimmer shades. I picked up both Etude House Pink Skull Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes in Lovely Skull and Funky Skull. These were appealing because one the packaging and two I was loving the shades in this palettes.
These were not.
Etude House Pink Skull Color Eyes Palettes come housed in a square square plastic compact which holds nine heart embossed eyeshadows. The outside metallic pink and black packaging featuring little skulls is actually a lot cuter than the compacts but none the less as with most Etude House products these are visually cute.
One of the most appealing aspects of these palettes is the range of pretty berries, cranberries, and pinks in each one. Funky Skull (PK002) is the best of the two palette in terms of pigment, formula, and color selection where as Lovely Skull (PK001) was a little disappointing.
Funky Skull contains a range of cooler pinks, berries, and cranberry shades with three of those shades being matte, five have a soft velvety texture with shimmer, and one has a chunky, flakier sparkle formula. The paler pink is the shade that had the chunky flakier formula. This shade was also very sheer and the only dud in the palette as all the others applied beautifully. The velvety shades were particularly lovely with a buttery texture and excellent pigmentation. I thought these applied rather badly with a makeup brush so I would advise use a sponge eyeshadow applicator for the best results as this application method seems to pack on color best and you can always go back later and blend with a brush. The two looks I created below were with shades from this palette.
Lovely Skull wasn’t as nice as Funky Skull sadly. This had the warmer shades of the two palettes but it also had a few offbeat cooler shades as well. It’s not a complete bust of a palette so I would advise if possible to pick up both as there are some redeeming shades here that might be worth overlooking the bad ones. The first row down has many sheerer shades that disappointed but the rest all packed on color well especially the last two shades of the third row which had a soft, velvety consistency. This palette also had the most mattes compared to Funky Skull and the least velvety ones (only two) with one pale sparkle shade (first shade in the palette) that had the same chunkier consistency as the pink in Funky Skull. Although some shades performed badly I wouldn’t say it was a complete miss as the brown shades are gorgeous and had a fairly good formula
If you’ve had poor experiences with Etude House Palettes, don’t let those past purchases prevent you from trying out these Pink Skull Color Eyes Palettes as they hold some pretty fabulous shades.
I liked them!