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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 😉
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 is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“