October 31, 2016

Etude House Pink Skull Color Eyes Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.


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.

I wasn’t technically expecting much from these since the recent Etude House In The Cafe and Juice Bar Color Eyes Palettes were terribly disappointing.


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!

Etude House Pink Skull Color Eyes can be purchased now at ebay.com from F2Plus1 or on amazon.com.


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Hanna

    I just ordered the blushes from this collection, now I wish I had ordered these too.
    Maybe another order in my future, haha

    • Isabella Muse

      These are quite lovey 😀 The blushes were nice too but I have to admit I loved the shadow palettes more 😀 Go for it 😀

  • Christina D.

    Wow! I like the look of these but here’s the big question: where are they made? If it’s NOT China, I’ll take a chance and buy them.

  • Christina D.

    My bad…disregard my question. At first, I didn’t realize Etude is based in Korea so I have no doubt that they manufacture in China. You know well enough that I get tunnel vision when I see new eye shadow palettes!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no worries I just replied before I saw this 😀 haha me too! I get blind when I see something pretty!

  • Christina Tran

    I was just in Japan a couple of days ago and picked up a few single shadows by coincidence that look almost the same as the Funky Palette, but I didn’t see these palettes anywhere. I guess they were sold out because the stores were quite packed. I probably would have picked up this palette, too! LOL!

    • Isabella Muse

      I hate you! 🙂 I haven’t been in many years and I’m dying to get back 🙂 I heard the collection is selling well! So maybe it was sold out!?

      • Christina

        It was my first time, and it was so much fun! I went to both Kyoto and Tokyo, and, don’t hate me, but I think I like Kyoto more. It has a good mixture of sight seeing, scenery, shopping, and good eats. Tokyo, however, is where I went nuts shopping for cosmetics. SO MANY BRANDS! I’ve been to Taiwan where they pretty much have all of the department store brands, so I’m no novice to Japanese cosmetics, but to be surrounded by all of the high and low end brands everywhere I turned made me want to buy everything. I just unabashedly filled my basket, much to the detriment of my wallet. 😀

  • Leni

    I LOOOOOOVE Etude House! I love their skincare line Moistfull Collagen. Have you ever tried their skincare stuff? I subscribe to an Asian beauty sample box and have fallen in love with the brand. <3

    • Isabella Muse

      I have indeed, check the archives for reviews 🙂 Their Moistful Collagen range is one of my favs 🙂