Four colors from Etude House Look At My Eyes Budapest Collection 2016
When my friend Pauline said she wanted to send me some Etude House eyeshadows, I was skeptical. Eyeshadows from Etude House are something I had experienced a decade ago and completely dismissed. They were no different from "chalk" back then. My friend probably read my mind and added, "Now they are good." Which is true as she always is when it comes to cosmetics.
(From top left clockwise)
BL606 충실한 로비 보이 (The faithful lobby boy)
BK805 안개 속 그림자 (Shadow in the mist)
BK803 위험천만 야경 사냥 (Dangerous night view hunting)
BK806 부다페스트의 낭만 (Romance in Budapest)
BL606 - Blurple with subtle shimmer
BK805 - Greyed lavender with gold sheen
BK803 - Charcoal grey with multi-shimmer
BK806 - Light opalescent beige
All four colors are highly pigmented and stay true all day if applied over eyeshadow primer. BL606 is a bit tricky to work with as almost all navy blues are. I think it is best to use as a liner. BK803 is an easy-to-wear dark grey with beautiful multi-colored shimmer. My favorites are BK805 and BK806. These are buttery soft and blend in very well. BK805 is beautiful on its own but works fantastically to smooth out deeper colors. BK806 is a soft highlighting shade that looks great on inner corners of the eyes.
This is a simple look I put together using all four shades.
Face: Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights in Pink Light + NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Liquid Foundation in Goby, Chacott Finishing Powder in Clear
Cheeks: Jane Blushing Cheeks in Blushing Earth Sheer (discontinued)
Brows: ebony drawing pencil
Eyes: Etude House Look At My Eyes BK803, BK806, BK805, BL606, Etude House Pink Skull Curl Fix Mascara, Prestige Auto eyeliner in 13 Smoke
Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Bohème
Bottom Line: Great for the price even after a considerable markup (still $5-6 per each). I'd say get these, not those Colourpops.