I purchased the Etude House Play Color Eyes Wine Party Eyeshadow Palette several weeks ago when it launched for Fall 2017 and I literally just got around the using it earlier this month. It seems like the Holiday season came fast and hard this year so I didn’t have a chance to enjoy all the Fall makeup I hauled. None the less, regardless what stores are telling us, it’s still Fall and I can still make a lot of use out of this yummy burgundy eyeshadow palette.
I have a love hate relationship with Etude House Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. The quality isn’t nearly as good as their single range of shadows but I always end up buying their palettes because the color combos are always so outstanding plus if you’re willing to put the work in you can actually get some rather nice looks out of them. However, prepping, priming, a good cream base, and other tools are needed to get the best performance out of the shades in these palettes.
As with all the Play Color Eyes Palettes, Wine Party has a specific theme of shades. The shades here are deep wine hues, burgundies, and they even throw in some shimmery golds and browns. It’s a selection of shades that pair up very, very well together. This is why I have so much love for the Play Eyes Palettes! They aren’t the type of palette you’ll pick up and be confused about which shades match up with which. Etude House takes all the guest work out of pairing shades as they fit together shades that work well together and compliment each other. I’m sure if you’ve read my reviews on past palettes like Juice Bar, In the Cafe, and Beach Party you understand exactly what I mean.
I think the shadows run a little firmer and drier which makes them swatch poorly. Some shades are sheer which means you need a good cream base on your lid to intensify the colors The palette is dominated by mattes but does have two sheerer, chunkier shimmer shades that work as overcoats of a sort. I just think overall, you need to be able to donate a little time, love, and patience when using these. The good news is if you do dedicate that time you can get some good looks out of it. But don’t expect a silky, brilliant blendiable formula. I suggest a cream eyeshadow base, primer, and sponge applicators for good application.
Etude House Play Color Eyes Wine Party is wonderful selection of shades but the formula isn’t the best that the brand has to offer. I don’t regret the purchase though as I really liked some of the looks I got out of this palette.