Hello everyone! :D
I've been absolutely loving the sweet recipe line from Etude House such as their Baby Choux Base and Cupcake All Over Color, and I just had to get more, oh my poor wallet. >.<
This is the Chocolate Eyes eyeshadow palate. It comes with 3 different shades of matte chocolate brown colours, which I think are very basic and suitable for any occasion.
This post will be a bit picture heavy, keep reading to see how it fares. :)
The packaging is, like always, absolutely adorable! With the kitchen utensils and chocolates it's too cute! *_*
I purchased this around $12 CAD on EBay from the seller borabora9.
It has 13 grams of product.
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I really like how Etude House includes English instructions on their packages.
It slides out from the top and bottom.
I was actually disappointed that this was packaged this way. At first I expected there was going to be another lid or container that held the shadows, but the outer cardboard sleeve was all there is to protect it. I guess they were trying to imitate the look of an actual chocolate bar, and looks cuter this way, but I'm afraid it will randomly slide out as there is nothing preventing it from shifting. It also feels sorta cheap.
The inside. The colours from left to right: 45% Cacao, 65% Cacao, 98% Cacao. It's cute that they are sticking to the chocolate theme.
I was also kinda disappointed that the container inside was also made of cardboard, as it looked so metallic from the promo pictures. >.< But it is pretty light, but I wouldn't say travel friendly, cause it does seem fragile, and easily crush-able.
I do like that there is a lot of product and probably will take me a very long time to finish, since I only occasionally wear eyeshadows.
When I first toke it out and flipped it over this happened. =_= It just completely came off, good thing it fell on a carpet or else the shadows may have cracked. D: Wish Etude House used a stronger glue .-.-
Close up of 45% Cacao.
Close up of 65% Cacao.
Close up of 95% Cacao.
The designs on the shadows are quite cute. :3
The colour pay off is great, very pigmented, especially the 65% and 95% Cacao. The 45% is a bit faint because it's very light and close to my skin tone. They felt very soft and smooth almost silky, and not powdery at all. They also went on my eyelids very smoothly and evenly! ^o^
On the instructions it said to use the 45% as a base colour, then 65% to gradate the colour, then 95% to contour the outer corners. My eye shadow application skills are not that stellar :P, so I tried to follow the instructions using an eyeshadow brush. My eyelids are quite puffy and can get a bit oily. -.-
This is how it looks on my eye with no primer:
With 45% Cacao only.
Not very visible, but made my eyelids matte and smooth. :)
With 65% Cacao added on.
With 95% Cacao added on as a liner.
On both eyes blended out.
I did not experience any fallouts.
I wore this without primer on the right lid, and with primer (Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion) on the left lid only for about 5-6 hours.
On the right lid without primer, the lighter shades faded the most, almost completely disappeared. While the darkest 95% also faded, it was still visible. I was surprised that the shadow only creased ever so slightly, since my lids are oily most shadows would easily crease. On the left lid all the colours were still visible, even the lightest shade. And it seems the 95% has faded the most as it looked much less intense than when first applied. There was also little to none creasing.
Overall, I really love the colours, I think they are very wearable for all types of skin tones, and their ratio can be adjusted for a dramatic or subdued look. The 3 shades are easily blendable to create a nice gradient. They are fine without primer, but for oily lids, it is best to use primer for it to be longer lasting. I have no complaints on the shadows themselves, but I think the packaging could be improved. ^^
- Soft and smooth application
- No fallouts
- Blendable colours
- Suitable for everyday use
- Lots of product
- Cute packaging
- Packaging is quite cheap and not sturdy
Hehe I don't wear eye shadows too much cause my fat eye lids never look that great in them. -.- But I really love this palette! I'm really glad I tried it out. :) Now I want to try the highlighter too! :O
Have you tried this eyeshadow or want to? I would love to know your thoughts on it! ^^
Thank you so much for reading!
I hope you have a great day~
See you next post! :D