December 27, 2013

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette17

The Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is newly launched in Korea and available in two shade selections that includes ten eyeshadows each.

Sweet! Etude House doesn’t really do massive palettes like this and outside of the Etude House Aloha Tropical Eyeshadow released in 2011 with the Aloha Collection (this included 48 eyeshadows! The biggest palette Etude House has ever done) which sold out very fast there hasn’t really been a palette bigger than a five pan! However, this past Fall Etude House brought out the Flowering Eyes Palette, a first for the brand, that include ten shades of rosy eyeshadow.

Etude House So Chic Play Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

And bless be this Winter we get these new Etude House Play Colour Eyes Palettes that also include ten shadows. It’s rather novel to see Etude House doing these bigger eyeshadow palettes.

Take a look!

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I have both palettes to review for you but today I’ll be featuring the Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in So Chic Play. The palette is a slim line compact featuring a full size mirror, two dual sided applicators, and ten eyeshadows in a variety of sparkle and matte finishes.

Etude House Play Colour Eyes So Chic Play

This is split right down the middle with five matte shadows and five sparkle shadows. The mattes are a little dense and dry but not chalky and they apply fairly nicely so long as a sponge is use to build color. I had a small issue getting them applied with a regular brush as color was difficult to pick up due to the dense formula. These aren’t exactly silky mattes so a little work is required to apply them but they are worth the effort as they create very nice eye looks. The sparkle shades are basically pressed pigments in my opinion. These have a flaky, chunky consistency that resemble MAC Pigments like Kitschmas. They do have a good deal of fall out and are VERY delicate and prone to break off easily when a brush or sponge applicator is stroked cross them. The texture does have a Bobbi Brown Sparkle Shadow effect because as you press on them the flakier areas start to bind together and get a bit denser which is good because it makes application a little less messy. At first I was worried about these shades as I thought they’d be a bit like Sonia Kashuk Showstoppers Eyeshadow which has sparkle but very little pigment. But they actually do have a bit of color to them and particular look nice when you use the matte shadow first and apply the sparkle on top.

Etude House actually recommends you shade your eyes with a lighter color, line with some of the darker shades, and add a touch of sparkle to complete the look. I actually went a step further and used a lighter shade all over my lid, topped with the sparkly shade, and used a darker color to contrast on the outer V.

Etude House Play Colour Eyes

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Palette

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Sparkling Wine, Glam Forest, Diva, Misty Rose

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Swatches

French Rose, Coco Brown, Clutch Brown, Champagne Pop

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Palette swatches

Midnight Star and Sparkling Wine

Colors in the So Chic Palette include:

  • Coco Brown (matte)
  • Clutch Brown (sparkle)
  • Pop Champagne (sparkle)
  • French Kiss (matte)
  • Misty Rose (matte)
  • Diva (matte)
  • Glam Forest (sparkle)
  • Midnight Star (sparkle)
  • Sparkling Wine (sparkle)
  • Leopard Brown (matte)

I used French Kiss all over my lid, Leopard Brown on the outer v of my eye, and topped the look with Sparkling Wine.

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette So Chic Play FOTD

Etude House Play Colour Eyes Eyeshadow Palette FOTD

They have quirks that much is true but I really enjoyed the Etude House Play Color Eyes Palette and think it is worth a haul! They are sadly available for a limited time though so best grab it before they disappear!

You can get them from F2Plus1 on E-bay or at their online shop at for around $15-$20 each.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Roni Faida

    That’s a lovely palette, I think those colors will work for my skin tone.

  • fellie

    Wow .it’s gorgeous. But I think the colors on the palette are quite mature? And the colors are more to sparky look. Not really sure to buy this palette . Which one do you prefer / like better,these new
    palettes or the rosy one from etude house’s fall edition?I really want to try the rosy one but still hesitant to buy it since I won’t use such makeup often
    Waiting for your other palette review 😀

  • jennie tully

    Do you find the glitter goes everywhere on your face when applying? Because I don’t have many glitter eyeshadows but i do hav an urban decay one and anytime i pu ton eye shadow my face is sparkling haha can be really annoying.

    • Isabella Muse

      there is def fall out a bit jennie but with a sponge applicator you can avoid it.

  • don pon

    Recently got this palette and loving it! 🙂

    Is it worth getting the So Hot Play palette as well?

    • Isabella Muse

      I think so 🙂 both were very nice review on the other coming shortly!

  • Renu

    Oh my, that has to be one of the prettiest eye looks I’ve seen you wear, Muse, and I’ve read/lurked-on your blog for years now. I’m hauling Korean cosmetics in January and hope I can find this!

  • Coco

    I’m so glad you reviewed this one because I was curious about it! I reviewed the other colour option of this palette on my blog the other day, I’m in loooove with the reds in it!

  • Sasha

    Hello, I really love your blog and I think you’re awesome but I wish you had some courtesy and did something nice wit your hair and try to look nice.You look awful in your images. Just awful. You have a beauty blog and should try to look nice. I’ve seen other pictures of you and you’re beautiful so why hide your hair and look so gross on your blog? Do you know how many people won’t go to your blog because of that? I don’t understand why you would try and make yourself look so gross online.
    Look I’m really upset because it’s o upsetting to my stomach but I like you and your blog.
    Do something to look presentable please.

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Sasah I’ve very sorry to hear that I literally make you sick to your stomach. I embrace my own sense of style. This is how I look, this how I enjoy doing my makeup and my hair, this is how I like to dress etc…I imagine you have a certain way you like to do your makeup, wear your clothes, do your hair etc. I’m curious would you like it if someone, a complete stranger, decided to rip into you and tell you’re gross? I think not. If you’d like to offer some friendly and helpful criticism I am all ears however, I actually can’t take this comment seriously at all, it sounds like something that a child would say. Are you always so bitter, cruel, and rude to your fellow sisters? You’re more than free to express your opinion on here however, doing so in a way where you’re verbally attacking me kinda sucks. Technically you actually don’t have a say at all in how I choose to “present” myself on my blog or in my life. I’ll wear what I want, I’ll do my hair the way I want, and heck if I want to step outside in bright blue lipstick I’ll do just that and if I’m feeling frisky I’ll post a pic of myself up here on Musings of a Muse because it’s my website, I run it, I own it, I pay the bills on it. I do welcome you though to start your own blog and post pictures of yourself on it, with your hair done the way you want, your makeup applied the way you want, etc because that will be YOUR space on the Internet. There’s a difference between expressing your opinion and just throwing nasty things at a person all willy nilly like you’re doing here. Please, next time you comment be sure it is in a respectable way to me and any of my readers or I’ll be deleting your comments in the future. Because let’s be real, this entire comment isn’t exactly mature or helpful to me or anyone else that reads this blog. Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoy Musings of a Muse I really wish I can say that I enjoyed your interaction here but sadly, I did not but hopefully in the future we’ll become friends when you learn how to reply and interact with myself and others in a more mature and friendly way! Good luck to you, I really feel bad for the hate you’re bottling up inside 🙁 Please try to smile and laugh a bit more and skip leaving hateful, pity comments on the Internet to people that are virtually strangers to you!

  • sadie

    Not sure about the palette but whatever you’re wearing on your lips is absolutely gorgeous!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh thanks sadie! it’s one of the new too faced la creme shades ;-D lollipop I believe?! or was it jelly bean one of those too 😀

  • Sylirael

    I’m getting interested in Etude House stuff – a little shop just near where I live started selling Etude House recently, so I might have to pop in and try some! Any suggestions for ‘best’ buys from this brand?

  • Melanie

    I snagged these on ebay right before checking if you’d reviewed them, and should have known. 😉 thanks for the caveats and great review. I am looking forward to trying them. That clutch brown color is unlike anything I have seen before.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure melanie! let me know how you make out, I liked this one! Still have to review the other 😀

  • Kuro

    Ack! I really wanted this palette but…I think I’m going to save up my money for the Jill Stuart Spring collection. I haven’t been super impressed by Etude House eyeshadows before but the swatches are making it really difficult for me to decide!

    Thanks for the review as always! Love reading your blog.

  • Penny

    The colors look super pretty! I think for the price, the palette is pretty darn good. Your review just solidify my decision. I’ll definitely be ordering one from eBay.