I never really look at Korean makeup, especially Etude House, because my experience with them many many years ago left a bad impression. I remember their eye shadows used to be gritty and powdery. They’re gone as soon as I applied them. Then, my blogger friend Lena posted some really nice Korean makeup on her blog, and I decided to give it a try. I bought the Etude House eyeshadow quad and a brow pencil to try, and you know what? They improved tremendously.
The eye shadows are not as pigmented and soft as say, Urban Decay eye shadows. These are densely packed, and while they go on sheer, they can be layered for more pigment. I personally like to go very light handed with my makeup and layer slowly to minimize mistakes, so I don’t mind the texture at all. The bottom left shade, the metallic rose gold is an exception. While the rest are satin, this is wetter and definitely very pigmented. All these shades apply well with a brush, without kicking up any powder, and I like to use the metallic shade using my fingers.
Here’s a look I created.
Ivory all over my lids, the burnt orange on my crease, metallic rose gold on my lid and dark brown smudged along my lash line. Here, I used a black pencil liner to tightline. And mascara of course – smudged some on my left lid. A mistake I make quite often, honestly. I always smudge mascaras on my lids. Anyone else, or is it just me? LOL! The brow pencil goes on a little waxier than I’m used to, but it’s great to fill in gaps and for those who have less hair.
Have you been playing with K-makeup? They’re widely available where I am, but overpriced. I prefer getting them online because they’re cheaper.
So what have you been up to? Since I shut down Twitter, I feel like I have one thing less to keep up with. I’m quite happy about that. Some of you contacted me after saying that you usually get notification of my post upload using Twitter. I apologize for that. Perhaps try getting it sent to your email? Or subscribe through Bloglovin? I personally use Feedly as a reader. And some of you didn’t even know I’m off Twitter!
I’ve been busy with the kids as usual. Ashton has been refusing afternoon naps most days so I’m thinking of sending him to school soon. Usually kindergartens are 9am to 1pm so if he goes, I’ll have the morning to myself. The good thing is, I’ll have guaranteed workout time in the morning but I also know he’ll get sick more often, as I’ve experienced with both his older sisters. It’s inevitable I guess, so we’ll see. We’re either starting next month, or next year.
Hope you all have been well. Happy Sunday to you!