July 14, 2020

Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes is a new 10-pan eyeshadow palette that launched several weeks ago in Korea for Spring 2020. We already have a Wine Party Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette but Rose Wine is a much, much lighter assortment of rosy shades.

I wasn’t sure I needed this palette but you know my feelings about Play Color Eyes Palettes right? Must. Own. Them. All. This is actually a nice variety of rose gold-like shades with some pretty neutrals thrown in. It’s comes in a refreshingly new compact with a metallic face plate. All the other Play Color Eyes Palettes are the basic plastic but some reason they went and got a little extra with the Rose Wine one! I like the new design! Not that the old one isn’t cute but the metallic really looks nice and gives the palette a richer look and feel.

Now that masks are a way of life I think playing up eyes with beautiful color and sparkle is the way to go! In with that eyeshadowindex right?

Let’s take a closer look at the Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Eyesahdow Palette.

Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette holds ten eyeshadows in matte, satin, shimmer, and glitter formulas. This is first palette in the Play Color Eyes Collection that has a chunkier glitter shade which gel-like consistency. No where on the box are there eye warnings however, I don’t know the grade of this glitter so practice safety when applying it anywhere near your eyes or even avoid using it. It’ll run you around $23 but which I find a bit expensive compared to past Play Color Eyes but I swallowed the price because I know I’ll get a lot of use out of the palette as I do all my others.

The palette is filled with an assortment of roses, light peachy pinks, white golds, and nude, natural shades. It’s an assortment of colors that work easily together to create a variety of looks. I didn’t struggle pairing shades together at all. Some palettes can be a bit like brain surgery when it comes to combining and contrasting shades! I never have that issue with Play Color Eyes that’s probably why I like them so much!

As with all Etude House Color Eyes Palettes these shades are sheerer and need building but the satins and the mattes all have an smooth texture with a nice dense texture that wasn’t dry nor chalky and picked up easily with a brush without being powdery. I experienced no fall out with those shades and they applied flawlessly and built easily. I know the building can be a little irritating when you typically enjoy bolder, pigmented eyeshadows. I don’t mind so much. My eyes are pretty puffy in the AM and I have finer lines but I feel like shades like this work best for me as they aren’t super loud and outrageous but still provide very pretty color to my eyes.

There three sparkle shades are chunkier and flake up when a brush is used so I always advise applying these with a finger to avoid fall out and get the best application from them. They are sheerer so don’t expect a ton of color. They work best as a top coat to compliment deeper shades in the palette versus wearing them on their own. They apply easily but again, if you apply them with an applicator or a brush you’ll notice a good deal of fall out.

The most unique shade in the palette is called Clink! It’s a glitter gel with with a chunky texture. This is the shade I spoke about above. The palette has no warning but I’d be careful using it around the eyes due to that chunkier texture. The creamy gel-like texture is easy to apply with fingers but if you apply with a brush or applicator it’ll have a good deal of fall out.

All in all, the Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette creates a very pretty rose gold look. All the shades combine and contrast nicely together to create some pretty rosy, berry looks. It’s a great round of shades! Yes, there is some building required but Etude House’s eyeshadows always apply very smooth and blend beautifully! Plus you can always count on these palettes to create really cute looks!

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Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is a new Spring 2020 10-pan palette with an assortment of pretty rose gold shades. The palette is $23 and contains matte, satin, glitter, and shimmer shades. There is a new unique gel glitter in this palette which I haven’t seen before in Etude House Eyeshadow Palettes. It’s chunkier and I’m unsure if it is eye safe so do apply this with caution. The eyeshadows aren’t majorly pigmented but they do apply and blend quite smoothly on eyes and create a very pretty rose gold look!


  • Creates cute rosy looks!
  • Beautiful assortment of shades.
  • Eyeshadows aren’t pigmented but apply and blend beautifully!


  • Glitter shade may or may not be eye safe.
  • Some fall out with shimmer/sparkle shades if applied with a brush or applicator.
  • Sheerer pigment that requires building.


The Etude House Rose Wine Play Color Eyes Palette is an ideal pick for those that like a natural, pretty look that doesn’t overpower!

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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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  • Jujubes

    I love it when you do k or j-beauty reviews! These shadows look very nice on you. πŸ™‚

    Every time I go on youtube for Etude House (or other K- or J-brands) these shadow palettes are often rated so poorly because the reviewers find the pigment lacking. I think you are one of the few who actually gets that the Asian makeup isn’t supposed to be super pigmented. I have a lot of the Pat McGrath palettes and while the quality of the shadows is very good, I prefer something a little less intense and more buildable. I love the Kanebo Kate, Kose Visee, Missha and Etude House shadows because they are a lot more forgiving and you don’t have to worry about going too heavy handed, but you can still get very pretty eye looks.

    I would love to pick this one up, if only the parcels coming into Canada don’t take forever! πŸ˜‰

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks! I stopped doing them for a long time because people weren’t interested but I love them so much I like including them from time to time. Yup! I know what you mean! I don’t think anyone really gets the uniqueness of Korean and Japanese makeup. It’s subtle to fun and cute but not outrageous or bold. EXACTLY! You get it! πŸ˜€ Awww sorry!

    • Eraser

      I agree – I especially love the subtle looks of Japanese eyeshadow. I got a Visee palette recently from a US seller and it’s lovely.

  • kjh

    Very nice on you. It’s as if the Nars Orgasm family hooked up with Huda new Nudes in Korea.

  • Allie Lynch

    I think this will be my first palette from them. These colors speak to my soul and they are just pigmented enough that it is worth getting it.

  • Eraser

    I ordered this a while ago because I collect those palettes. I actually use them, though – I don’t treat them like artifacts! This looked gorgeous. I like all the others and don’t mind the texture at all because to me, it makes them more user-friendly. Anyway, I’m still waiting – the Korean seller was very nice and offered a refund because shipping is so restricted, but I was okay with waiting. I just got some jewelry supplies from Europe that I ordered months ago.