ETUDE HOUSE Sweet Box: Play 101 Blending Pencil Review [Pink Bird Program July Box]

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Hi everyone! So, if you have followed me on Snapchat I recently announced that I am now officially part of the Etude House Pink Bird blogger! Thank you very much to Etude House for giving me this amazing opportunity. I am so excited to share with you all the new releases from Etude House as well as giving them reviews so that I can help all of you guys to decide whether it is worth the purchase or not.

Now getting onto the actual box.. Etude House packaged the whole entire thing in this super pretty blue box which I was so surprised at when receiving them in the mail. This month’s box features a collaboration with a Korean accessories brand called ‘Dear My Universe’ and you can see their entire range here. P.S their range is absolutely adorable.

The box comes with 1 Dear My Universe bag and 2 Play 101 Blending Pencils in shade #5 and #20.

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Left to Right: Play 101 Blending Pencil in #20, Play 101 Blending Pencil in #5.

As you can see above, shade #20 is an orange-based neon red whilst the #5 is a camel brown colour. It is recommended by Etude House that the shade #20 is used for the lips while shade #5 is used for the eyes. The texture on both is creamy and blend-able.

The concept of Play 101 by Etude House is basically an all-in-one makeup that is put into a stick form. Etude House has come up with an eyeliner/lip liner type of product previously in their Play 101 range but has recently expanded into this larger chubby stick form pencils. The pencils can be used for eyes, lips and cheeks interchangeably which is why they are available in various different colours and textures for you to do your entire makeup. I really think that the concept is great especially for an everyday makeup or makeup on the go. A smart move for Etude House!

The pencils retail for USD$9.80 each here.

Play 101 Blending Pencil Shade #20.

The texture is creamy and matte and it can be used as a lip + cheek product. The pencil is also scented like roses which I personally do like, but if you are sensitive to scents it is better to stay away from it.

PROS:

  • Blend-able
  • Great for that Korean gradient lip-look.
  • Pigmented and doesn’t cling onto dry patches.
  • Extremely affordable.
  • Multi-functional product, can be used for the lips and cheek.

CONS:

  • Scented (again, I personally love the scent but if you are sensitive, you might not like this).
  • May be a little on the drying side as it is a matte formula.

Play 101 Blending Pencil Shade #5.

The texture of this pencil is also creamy and blend-able which is very important if you are looking for a pencil-type product for your eyes. They also set so it does not move around the eyelid area throughout the day. I definitely am very impressed with this particular product and shade and I find that it is such a great colour for a light wash of colour on the eyes paired with a simple eyeliner look.

PROS:

  • Blend-able and extremely creamy
  • Very easy to use and a fool proof product for beginners.
  • Can be used as a base for under your shadows.
  • Extremely affordable.
  • Multi-functional product.
  • Sets onto the eyelids, extremely long wearing.

CONS:

  • None

I’ve included a little clip of Etude House’s mini tutorial on this particular product. You can see that the product is extremely multi-functional and it is starring one of my favourite makeup artist Jung Saem Mool.

You can also see the image version of the entire Play 101 Blending Pencil line here.

You’ve made it! I hope you enjoyed this post about the new Etude House Play 101 Blending Pencils and make sure you stay tuned for next month’s Pink Bird August Box!

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