Etude House has a huge range of colours in their single eyeshadow collection so I had the toughest time picking out colours that I wanted to try. At the time, I was in need of some matte transition shades for crease work so I picked up two different browns and restricted myself from buying too many! But there are many other colours and finishes to choose from, plus they are so affordable so you definitely won’t feel guilty about picking up a few more than usual!
I think the packaging of these eyeshadows is super adorable! The eyeshadows themselves have a tiled heart pattern imprinted into them and they are in basic plastic containers so they are easy to store and you can see exactly what the colour is. I’m not entirely sure if they can be de-potted because I haven’t tried to before but I assume they can be! Cafe Latte is a more cooler toned brown whereas Caramel Latte is warmer. I feel either of them work perfect for subtle definition in the crease or as a transition shade.
Left: Light swatch; Middle: Three layers; Right: Smudge test
The eyeshadows feel very buttery and soft but are not overly powdery. I have no issues with fallout when I apply them and they last all day on me with no creasing. As you can see with the smudge test, the eyeshadows just sheer out a little but they do not smudge or merge together in the slightest.
Wearing Caramel Latte as a single eyeshadow look
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows are not too bad. If you want them to show up more bold then multiple layers are required! For days when I’m wearing simple eyeliner and I need a little something in the crease then a light application will suffice. Otherwise, I enjoy using this as a one eyeshadow look for natural school makeup days. It makes getting ready a lot quicker!
I think that these eyeshadows make great additions to a beginner’s makeup kit because they are so affordable and there are so many shades to choose from! If you’re on a budget then these will be great for you! If you already have an extensive range of eyeshadows then these aren’t a must-have.
♡ Extremely affordable
♡ Amazing colour range
♡ Decent but buildable pigmentation
♡ Can be a little on the sheer side