[REVIEW] Etude House Play Color Eyes #Cherry Blossom

Having previously bought Etude House’s eyeshadow palette, I was convinced to buy its new launch this year as well. I have yellow/red undertones, therefore warm colours like pink and mauve would be a nice fit for me.

Product description

The 10-color eye shadow palette colors your eyes with pink color resembling cherry blossoms dancing in spring

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 24.85 (from Lazada)

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The pink colours look gorgeous, and I personally really like the glitter shades more than the matte ones.

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If you do a quick Google search of this palette, you see really good swatches. I have no idea how those bloggers did it because I sure had a hard time with this. As I mentioned previously, the one gripe I have with Etude House’s eyeshadows is its poor colour payoff. It took me a few swipes to get each colour swatch, and the lighter colours look almost nonexistent on my skin.

Nonetheless, I really like the colours in this palette. My go-to colours for a natural look are The End of Spring, Cherry Blossom Rain, and Sweet Jujube Tea. The muted colours help in softening your eye look, especially if your eyeliner game is strong.

When I want to go for a stronger look with more emphasis on the eyes, I’d go for Cherry Blossom Festival and Pink Bakery. Popped Cherry Blossom Popcorn, the white glitter shade, is also a good substitute for white eyeliner, and I sometimes use it to draw my waterline.

Final Verdict

For its price, I’d say this palette is definitely a steal.

However, as with most of Etude House’s eyeshadows, I still lament about the poor colour payoff and its durability. The colours are so gorgeous – it’s such a waste that they’re not coming off as strong and nicely as they should.


Colour payoff: ✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮