Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Etude House Play 101 Pencil 1, 6, 8, 11, 43 & 44

No more bulging makeup pouches! Enliven your zombified appearance before you step off the plane! The Play 101 Pencils can be used on all areas of the face.

Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 Play 101 Pencil 플레이 101 펜슬
Price: ₩ 6,000 for 0.5 g
Made in: Korea

These multi purpose mechanical pencils are equipped with their own sharpeners and are waterproof (except for the ones with glossy finishes). Naturally you would only use specific colours for certain purposes (unless you are able to get your creative juices flowing?).

It would be a little dull if all fifty shades were to share the same finish, hence the variety in textures. There are five altogether:

Creamy 크리미 smooth adhesion with vivid colouring in just one touch
Matte 매트 soft application with a powdery finish (used for eye shadow, eyebrow and concealer)
Glossy 글로시 moist glossy type that effectively fills in lip wrinkles and suitable for wide smudging such as blush (lip and blush)
Shimmering 쉬머링 contains fine pearly particles for a shimmering glow
Glitter 글리터 contains large glittery pearl particles for a glamorous finish

I own 1, 6, 8, 11, 43 and 44. 1, 6, 43 and 44 have great creamy consistencies whereas 8 and 11 are drier and require more care.

1 (Creamy) is a black prone to smudging. You would think it would not budge after a couple of minutes but I guess it is no match against my oily lids.

6 (Shimmering) a champagne and 43 (Glitter) a rose gold are great as bases over the lids. 6 can be used as a highlighter too as long as the glitter particles are diffused first.

8 (Matte) light beige lacks the pigmentation needed to conceal dark circles plus the dry texture tugs on the delicate undereye area. It is better off as a brow bone highlighter.

11 (Creamy) tangerine works a treat as a blush. On the lips, the texture leaves much to be desired seeing that it clings to lines and dry patches.

44 (Glitter) is a golden brown. It is not too warm that it would be a concern (I prefer the cooler spectrum) and is a foolproof way of adding definition to the lids.

1 - 6 - 8 - 11 - 43 - 44

These colours in particular can be used to create a chic, smokey look, as shown on Pony, a Korean beauty guru. She has created many a tutorial on the behalf of major Korean brands!

Play 101 Pencil is certainly a line worth investigating. I am thinking of expanding my collection with 22 (Glossy) and 49 (Creamy). Any thoughts? Perhaps you have others to recommend?

(Source: Promotional images are from etude.co.kr/)

Disclosure: Pink Bird samples.


Gen-zel said...

These had just been released here I believe and they are indeed smudge proof and all they say. no wonder why you love them and will expand your collection! I will check them out later when I go to the mall for an event :D

LauraLeia said...

The shimmery shades look great! There are so many shade to choose from, I don't even know where to start T_T (plus my wallet is crying)

Arya De Guzman said...

the colors are like crayons and wow 50 shades to choose from, I also saw the video of pony and she easily use these pencils

Mizu said...

I love these pencils as well :D

blovetbeauty said...

Amazing! I've been waiting to get these since Pony started using them!