I’d taken a mild break from my natural eyeshadow-obsessed self for a while. It hit crazy amounts of humidity in LA, making me feel less-than-enthused about playing around with makeup beyond my brows and tinted SPF. Despite a slight scare with October’s oddly-hot month, Fall weather is officially here, and I’m ready to serve.
The Face Shop x Hoodie Ryan Mono Pop Eyes, $25
You probably guessed it, but I’ll say it again: these are INCREDIBLE shadows. I’ve expressed my love for the cool-toned #01 SAND PLAY version; recently, however, I was gifted #02 MAPLE PLAY, its warm-toned counterpart, which includes pops of red and shimmers.
The verdict? They’re just as creamy, blendable, and pigmented as #01. Separated or combined, these mini-palettes give me just enough shade range to create a huge variety of looks. The adorable packaging is just a mega-bonus *cries*.
Etude House Color Play Eyes in Cherry Blossom, $24
The positive experience I had with The Face Shop x Hoodie Ryan palette left me game to try anything.
I was designated as Official Arm™ for the Play Color Eyes line at W2Beauty, and boy am I glad.
Upon swatching, I discovered what seemed to be the softest, velvetiest formula ever. Literally, the pigmentation packed onto my brush transferred perfectly onto my forearm, a feat not too commonly achieved by Korean eyeshadows. Seriously, they’re stepping their game up hardcore:
Pink is a staple in my everyday looks, whether it be clothing or makeup. The perfect little combo of pinks, shimmers, and neutrals gives me tons of range in terms of creating looks; I can go subtle or all-out with these options provided. Love, love, love.
Korean eyeshadows have been impressing the hell out of me lately. What used to be the very last on my K-Beauty suggestion list is slowly rising to the top of my favorite products to try. I’m still a M.A.C./Makeup Geek/Sugarpill girl at heart, but these are a fun alternative to the ultra-pressed pigment formula western brands strive for.