Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shades 12 and 16

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Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shades 12 and 16

Etude House had recently released their Play 101 Pencils. With 50 pencils in the line, there is a wide variety of colors to choose from. They are so versatile because you can use them in so many different ways: lip liner, lip gloss, lip color, blush, concealer, bronzer, highlighter, eye base, eye liner, eye shadow or brow liner. The Play 101 Pencils come in 5 different textures and finishes: creamy, glitter, shimmering, matte and glossy.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 12

What Etude House says:

– No smudging, clean make up waterproof type
– Clear color with vivid application
– Creamy: Silky fit clear color
– Matte: Soft application but powdery finish, For eye base, contour shadow, concealer and eyebrows
– Glossy: Moisture texture with gloss, for lips, blusher and wide areas
– Shimmering: Small pearl particles giving soft shine
– Glitter: Particles with big glitter pearl providing bling bling colorful make up look

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 16

Initially, I bought shades 12 and 16 only, but now that I’ve tried them, I will be going back for more. I want to try the other colors that can be used for the eyes.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 12

Play 101 Pencil No. 12 has a glossy finish and I feel like I could only use this for the lips. It is a warm, medium coral red. Surprisingly for a pencil, it glides easily without tugging on the lips. Shade 12 does feel like a non-sticky gloss once applied, but give it a few minutes and it will feel like you’ve got nothing on your lips.

Swatch for Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 12

Shade 12 is quite pigmented so there is no need for a lip base, although for dry lips like mine, applying lip balm first is recommended because it is a tad drying, just a tiny bit though. It isn’t as sticky as a normal lip gloss and does not feel heavy at all. It stays on my lips for 2-3 hours and leaves a bit of stain, although not enough, that I really need to reapply it as well as a lip balm underneath.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 16

Play 101 Pencil No. 16 has a cream finish and is a slightly cool, light baby pink. It feels like a normal lip liner because it does tug on the lips a little. I also think that it will be too drying on my lips. Because of this, I used it as a blush instead.

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 16 swatch

What I did was draw about 5 lines on the area of my cheeks just near the apples, then blended it out. Once blended, shade 16 looks like a very light, pinkish glow with a matte finish. It easily fades and only lasts around 3-4 hours on my slightly oily face in an air-conditioned environment.

Each costs Php348 for 0.5g worth of product and I feel like it was money well spent. Will definitely purchase more! 😉

Etude House Play 101 Pencil in shade 16 swatch

As always, if you have any questions or experiences with this product, or any feedback, whether good or bad, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Alyssa Melanie

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