This month I received another box from the beautiful Étude House! ♥
Their cosmetics have fast become one of my favourite brands, for price, and especially for quality. This month's box has only proven that even more.
Play 101 Pencils
I received Étude House's Play 101 pencils. These are a multi-purpose makeup pencil, and they're available in a multitude of colours. I received colours 1, 6, 8, 11, 43, and 44.
I also received this information pack! You can read through it yourself, but in short, it's information about the pencils, plus a tutorial from superstar Korean beauty blogger Pony! I received all the pencils needed to recreate her chic, bad-girl look.
44, 43, 11, 8, 6, 1
The pencils themselves are twist-up, and the bottom of the pencil is removable to reveal a small sharpener to create a sharp point if needed!
They're really versatile, and can be used not only as eyeliners, but eyeshadow, lip colour, highlight, blush, concealer, and more. They're also waterproof and smudgeproof.
Flash → No Flash → Daylight
1 • 6 • 8 • 11 • 43 • 44
You can see I received a few different finishes. The available finishes are Creamy, Matte, Glossy, Shimmering, and Glitter.
These pencils DO NOT SMUDGE. At all. I went out for a walk after swatching the pencils, and they were still on my arm. I rubbed at them, they did not move, I rubbed really really hard too! I am so incredibly impressed, no other pencil for me has performed so well. They eventually came off with makeup remover.
I tried out Pony's makeup tutorial. I don't think I suit heavy makeup unfortunately! But it was fun to try! I was especially impressed with the multi-usage function, and the effect as a lip colour in particular. The pencils are very pigmented!
I was also impressed with the pencil I used as a concealer- I had never thought to use a pencil as such before! It's great for touchups and the no-smudge factor was absolutely incredible, the staying power is great for all of these pencils.
Shadow Brush 201
I also received the Étude House Shadow Brush 201. I didn't actually know that EH even made brushes, so it was a great surprise!
It's a simple brush with a white handle and a silver ferrule. The brand name is located at the end of the handle. The brushes are shaped into a flat semicircle and they are very sturdy.
I used it to smudge my black pencil. It easily buffed the sharp line into a smokey shadow. Bear in mind that due to the no-smudge, these pencils 'set' very quickly, meaning you must smudge as soon as you apply. There's about a 10 second window.
The brush does not splay at all, it is very sturdy and keeps it shape well, giving you lots of control! I'm pressing down as hard as I can in these photos, it's really strong!
I also received this cute bottle! It's a small water bottle decorated with Etude House designs!
I think this is almost too pretty to use, so I'll set it on my dresser as a cute decoration!