Oh my I’ve been a naughty girl this weekend. I shared a cup of Godiva Milkshake with the hubs and yes it was good but not as heavenly as their soft serve chocolate ice cream ( that one is to die for). So besides gaining another kilo, I actually did a little bit of shopping in town and found out that LUSH is having a sale on some of their body washes ( Psst at 50% off!) and Bath & Body Works is having a further reduction on certain items as well ( Yes, I got more hand washes). I’ll do a quick update on the scents I got from both places soon! Great Pre CNY sales aside, I finally picked up Etude House Play 101 Pencil in 41.
It retails for $12 a pop and apparently it’s going for $8 plus for certain card holders. Thought I would try one out first because honestly I got completely overwhelmed with the million colors on display. Plus the SA hovering over me was just giving me anxiety. If u know what I mean. But for the sake of looking like Pony ( HAH!), highly doubt so, I picked up 41. which was a pretty interesting muted camel shade. It’s in the brown family but a very cool toned shimmery shade. I didn’t notice the shimmer at first ( pretty intrigued by the unique shade) and would have much much much preferred it to be matte because the shimmer particles did irritate my eyes a little!!
It comes as a retractable pencil with a sharpener at the other end. Neat and pretty.
The formula of Etude Play 101 Pencil is smooth and creamy but sets really well after leaving it for a few minutes. It stays put and doesn’t budge at all and because of that I’m pretty interested in getting a few darker shades for the waterline. For this particular shade 41, I really like using it on my lower lash line. I think it’s natural yet obvious enough to give definition to the lash line. It’s subtle yet very pretty and I would love it even more if it were matte, minus the shimmer bits. It makes a pretty eye shadow base for neutral earth tones but they do set pretty quick so you have to work pretty fast when smudging them out. I do like them as an eyeliner but you do have to sharpen them if you want clean sharp lines. For me personally I would still pick a liquid eyeliner for daily lining and use 41. as a soft liner or eyeshadow base.
The unique and fun thing about these pencils is that they apply really smoothly. Even my mom was impressed with the smooth yet budge proof formula. However, because it can be used in so many ways, I think you would have to do a little research or be very patient while swwatching individual colors. Some colors are more suited for the brows, some for the cheek and lids, some for lash line and some other for lips and cheeks. I know you get the gist of what I’m saying. There are so many colors, texture and so many uses, it gets a little bit overwhelming, even for me. But product wise, I enjoyed the formula and ease of application. Use a good oil based makeup remover for these pencils. They are pretty budge proof on the eyes!