Name of product: Etude house “Play 101 pencils”
Product Type: Multi-type makeup pencils – Eye liner, Eyebrow , Concealer, Blush, Highlighter , Shading / contouring , Eye shadow, lip colour.
Colors: (The ones in the pictures are) 5,7,14,17,18,19,20,25,35,50
This is a gel-type pencil that comes with vivid colours and various textures for easy and fun makeup play.
Directions : Twist to dispense certain amount and use on desired area . Close cap after use . When using sharpener , insert lead and sharpen while turning slowly.
It comes in a long box and the product itself weights around 0.3g (extremely lightweight). Once opened, you’ll see the pencil (no brainer huh,). The whole pencil is around 15 cm long, which should fit nicely in makeup boxes without falling. The actual pencil part is around 3-4cm and when you have actually finished the product, you shouldn’t be able to twist it up as it has a stopper inside.
Coverage: Long lasting coverage with its waterproof ability, you no need to worry about raining weather (as much).
What I think of the product:
Honestly, this is the cleverest way of releasing a line of makeup ever. Not being bias but I absolutely love the idea of mutli-usage makeup which actual saves me time from putting different lipsticks, eye shadow, eyeliner, blush etc in my bag, not to mention saves space. I don’t think there’s a makeup look (ever since I found out about this product from Ponydiaries) that I’m not using at least one of the pencils. It’s very waterproof and smudge proof, although I wouldn’t say it’s 100% water/smudge proof. I have compared the pencil to my Lancome’s Le Crayon Khol Waterproof 01 raisin noir to no* 50 play 101 pencil whilst in London and raining. I noticed that Lancome actually melted compared to Etude house (I looked like a panda) and there was only a slight smudged of the play101 pencil. Maybe it was just me, but I was obviously not happy with Lancome.
Anyways, Play 101 pencil has 50 different colours and range which allows you to choose what you want, seriously all the lip colour range you can think off. It also has different type from creamy, matt, shimmering and glitter. Personally, with full lip coverage you’ll probably need to reapply it every 2-3 hours depending on how much you eat/drink etc.
It also comes with a sharpener at the end that indicates the colour as well. The pencil itself is automatic, so you don’t really need to worry about constantly having to sharpen the pencil. The width of the pencil is actually pretty thin which makes it easier to draw , though bear in mind that it’s a tiny bit annoying when doing a full lip coverage.
Depending on you, some of the texture you might not like it. I brought another no* 50 creamy brown for my sister and she didn’t like it , she said “it was too creamy and felt like it was melting when applying and hard to actually shape the line properly”.
In the pictures (please hover to show caption), on my paleish arm (lol) you can see all the colours and the one after is flash. And the ones after is smudge with water (Black is Lancome and Brown is Play 101), you can see though the play 101 did smudge, it’s actually harder to get off when using makeup remover, whilst Lancome sorta came off more. Lancome isn’t bad, just when it’s really heavy rain , it comes off quicker.
- 50 different colours and range and texture to choose from
- Automatic and sharpener included
- Light weight
- Good quality and price (Varies depending on where you brought it, I got all of them from kpoptown + shipping price to UK)
- A fair amount of the product
- IMO , it’s better than some of Lancome’s pencils.
- Glitter texture can be over whelming and can smudge everywhere if not apply properly.
- Some colour looks the same in images and hard to tell the difference unless you tested out yourself.
- As I said, when applying full coverage can be annoying and time consuming
- Dries really quick (IMO , it was harder to make a winged liner)
Would I buy again?: 100 % yes!! I’m planning to do a massive haul when I go back to Malay. If not, kpoptown is always my friend haha
*images are mine, please create if repost.
*product may work differently on others
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