Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is one of two limited edition palettes that released with the Etude House Hershey’s Spring 2020 Collection. Last year you might recall Etude House teamed up with KitKat, another Hershey’s brand, to create two very cute palettes just in time for Valentine’s Day and this year we got two Hershey’s Chocolate Palettes. I bet next year we get a Reese’s collaboration but what I’m really yearning for, if we’re doing all Hershey’s brands, is a Twizzlers palette with a bunch of awesome reds!
I immediately purchased two of the eyeshadow palette sets available when this collection launched in Korea but work has kept me busy so I’m just now getting a second to review these. The collection is small and consists of two eyeshadow palettes, two brushes, and two shades of Powder Rouge Tint. Etude House released the palettes in a variety of different gift sets that included some fun extra’s like a Hershey’s Travel Mug. One thing missing from this year’s sets though is chocolate! Last year, the KitKat gift sets each came with a KitKat bar. Sadly, you won’t be getting a chocolate bar with your purchase this year. The sets I purchased came with a brush and the palette. I didn’t feel like I needed any of the special edition sets that included other goodies like the Travel Coffee Mug, etc…! One thing also missing was a makeup bag which came with the KitKat sets. This year, the palettes come in a rip open bag that isn’t reusable. I sort of miss the makeup bag, hate the excess packaging, but also, sort of feel like I don’t need another makeup bag so, doing away with it isn’t that big a deal for me. Another thing that changed this year is the quality of the eyeshadows. I think the shadows are softer this year and blend a bit nicer.
Let’s take a closer look at the Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes Palette.
Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette comes in a cute cream compact that resembles a Hershey’s bar. This is a standard Color Eyes size that Etude House tends to release with many seasonal and limited edition releases. It’s quite small, about the size of business card, and holds six shades which are 0.02 oz each. It sort of gives me Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette vibes for some reason even though the palettes are completely different.
THIS IS SUCH A ME PALETTE! I love shades like this. It’s a soft assortment of tan and medium brown shades that aren’t too dark or deep but fall right into a nice, safe neutral zone. Some of them have an almost peachy undertone! I reviewed MAC Paint By Umber Eyeshadow yesterday and you might note that these shades have the same neutral vibe. The shade Zero Calorie Choco def feels like something that would fit well into the MAC Loud and Clear Collection! I always like these light brown shades with peachy undertones! They work well for me in a neutral look. When I first opened it I was worried as I was all, “Oh no not another copper-y eyeshadow palette!” It was giving Too Faced vibes as they tend to go with shades like this. But in reality, the colors aren’t as harsh on my eyes compared to some copper palettes and shades I own.
You get four matte shades in this palette and two shimmer toppers. One of the toppers, Cookie & Cream, definitely gives the palette that Hershey’s White Chocolate vibe but the sparkly white shade seems misplaced with the other nude shades. But weirdly enough it works! The color is so sheer that it adds a touch of pretty sparkle to the top of the other shades. Hush, Hershey’s is the other topper shade and is equally sheer but adds a nice pop of sparkle to my lid. These apply best using fingers and had a smooth almost creamy texture without fall out.
The matte shades were soft and silky but not powdery. According to Etude House they are “melty” like chocolate but not really an accurate description. They are basically soft, silky shades that apply and blend quite well with a nice seamless finish on my eyes. The pigment isn’t heavy on the shades but they build nicely for a pretty natural look. If you’re wanting a bold, pigmented look this isn’t the palette for you. But if you want soft and natural this is a perfect pick up. I think the formula is a shade better than what I seen in the KitKat Eyeshadow Palettes. I could see myself wanting a backup of this tiny palette as it has some shades I’d likely hit pan on.
My palette came with a pointed eyeshadow brush which proved very handy for work my lower lash line. It had soft bristles that didn’t shed and a nice precise tip. I think it’ll come in very handy!
All in all, if you’re a fond fan of a natural look the Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes is worth a pick up. I honestly loved this one.
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Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes is one of two new limited edition chocolate inspired palettes that launched with Etude House’s Spring 2020 Collection. This contains six shades four of which are matte and two are sparkle toppers. All six shades are fairly sheer but the mattes build very nicely to create a nice, cooler neutral look. This isn’t a bold, super pigmented palette but it contains some really nice essential shades for a pretty natural look!
- Fantastic for selection of shades for natural looks.
- Easy to blend and apply.
- Compact, travel-friendly, easy to store.
- Sheerer pigment.
Etude House Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream Play Color Eyes is a win for those who like natural looks!