Hello! Today I'm going to review something that I've been eyeing for a while (before it was even released. This is a rare happening for me) It's Etude House's Fall 2013 Collection &Rose's Flowering Eyes eyeshadow palette! Retail for KRW 20.000 - I only got like KRW 850 discount ._. I bought them in store and it's a new product so yeah, no discount or such as that.
Looking at the promotion pictures, the &rose collection is definitely screams fall, dark-vampy lips, deep tone colors, all I like! Enough with summer, I want to wear my sweaters!!!
The description on the back stated : "This is a eyeshadow palette that comes with 10 colors that deliver alluring rosy eyes as if petals are gently placed onto eyelids" - considering there's a typo there, I can't take that seriously, but who needs informative description for an eyeshadow palette!
Etude House's packaging is definitely not my cup of tea, but I know a lot of people bought their products for its cute packaging! Inspired by blooming roses, the main color of the product is pale pink, with lace motives all over. Can't say that I liked it, but anyway!
Inside there's a plastic cover with, of course, lace all over. And hey! big mirror! That's a good plus! The palette also comes with 2 sponge applicator, both have narrower and wider end so it's quite good even though I don't use them.
The colors itself varies from brown toned to plum, even dark red! The finishes also varies from glitters to matte, that is something that I don't expect. A lot of Etude House's Palettes have only sparkles, glitters, anything shiny (which I hate) so its really nice to have a mixed in matte and satin finish here! It's also one of the reasons I got this palette btw, matte finishes! :D
The sizes of each eyeshadows are quite big. I say this palette is a little bit overpriced, especially knowing Etude House is a brand that usually have a lower price range.
Each name of the shadows are printed on the back of the case!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : Falling | Fade | Innocent |
Delight | Pure | Romance | Blossom | Petal | Gloomy | Poison
Falling : (Frost - Glitters) Dark Coppery Brown
Fade : (Matte) Grayish Cool Light Tan
Innocent : (Matte) Light Cream
Delight : (Frost) Peachy Light Pink
Pure : (Frost - Glitters) Frosty White with Gold Glitters
Romance : (Frost) Pastel Pink
Blossom : (Matte) Burgundy Red
Petal : (Matte) Light Peachy Tan
Gloomy : (Matte) Deep Purple Mauve
Poison : (Satin) Dark Plum
I think Etude House did a great job mixing the colors, personally I liked 'Fade', 'Gloomy' and 'Poison' the best and 'Pure', 'Romance' the least. The pigmentation of the shadows are great, some did a better job than the other. The matte finishes have a greater pigmentation than the other finishes, though the deeper color still come really pigmented comparing to the lighter colors.
The color that I was amazed the most was 'Blossom'! Not only it's a rare color to begin with, the pigmentation was great and it glides smoothly (the other too!). I like to mixed in 'Poison' with 'Blossom' so it became more wearable.
The staying power is amazing. It managed to stay all day with out creasing (with no primer!) though some colors need some primer for more vivid application. I can't say that it's 'fallout' free but definitely it had less fallouts comparing to other Etude House's eyeshadow products.
I tried to make a look with this eyeshadow palette and I'm satisfied! Overall, I love most of the color and it can be used any time of the season, day or night. The pigmentation was good, the staying power was great!
Some of the colors are out of place in my opinion, for example the peachy pink 'Delight' is too bright for rest of the colors, but then again this palette is usable for anytime of the year. If you're looking for a plumy neutral palette and the price range suits you, then try to check this one out!
I can totally see myself rocking looks from this eyeshadow palette through out autumn! :D
Thankyou for reading! xx
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