June 3, 2013

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette Review & Swatches

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

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!

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette

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.

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette 9

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette Swatches

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?

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette Face of the Day

Etude House Dear My Blooming Eyes Palette FOTD

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?

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I purchased this item.

About the Muse

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  • Kira

    I’m not too fond of the bubblegum pink packaging, but the colors of the eyeshadows are pretty.

  • Louie B

    If American cosmetics were packaged as cute..my bank account would be hurting. By the way…did you hear that Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who??

    • the Muse

      lol agreed! yup, heard it sunday night but already knew since he was hinting at it since earlier this year so I suspected it would be his final run. Not surprised! they say a new title will be announced as soon as next month!