Sometimes, I think there’s a hidden leap zodiac year in the Chinese calendar – there has to be a Year of The Vain Squirrel, and I was definitely born in it. That would be the best explanation for my compulsive makeup shopping and hoarding (yes yes,
justifications excuses galore, I know. heh)
I first came upon this Etude House Tear Eye Liner set at their Princess Etoinette Launch, and that was last year. I then visited Korea for my quarterly pilgrimage and bought both sets since I couldn’t decide which one would enhance my overwhelming beauty better. heh
Using Set 2 with Deep Brown on the upper lid and Charming Veil on the lower lash line 😀 Lemme know if you wanna find out what I used on the rest of mah face. Oh, and please forgive the dark eye circles – I slept a mere 3 hours last night cos Singapore was coming down with a fever. How my little country can get to be 34 degrees celsius at night, I’ll never know.
Comparing the glitter liners with my CLIO Glitter Eyeliner (review will come soon!). The photo on the extreme right was taken under fluorescent indoor lighting, whilst the other two were taken under natural lighting.
I love that Etude House has such awesome products at such affordable prices – there’s really no way anyone could say no to a set of two eyeliners for KRW10,000. Take my moneyyyyy take it take it!
- The eyeliners are surprisingly good – the brush tip is fine and easy to manouveure. Even beginners (or early morning locomotor-challenged people like me) will not find it difficult to draw a smooth line.
- The colour intensity is consistent. Apply 1 coat and you’ll get a nice line. Apply 2, and you’ll get a rich dark-coloured line. In fact, there’s not much difference between the brown and the black.
- It doesn’t flake and it doesn’t smudge. What’s more, it has pretty decent staying power
- At the end of the day, it actually takes 10% more effort to remove (I usually just press a cleansing tissue to my face and wipe everything off. For this one, I need to press the tissue for 5 seconds).
- For the glitter eyeliners, the shimmers are relatively fine.
- I prefer the Charming Veil (the pinkish one) – it’s more natural for an everyday-look. Upon closer inspection, the shimmers are silver, pink, green and a touch of yellow, kinda like Legally Mermaid.
- Of course, the Veil Tear (pearly shimmer) is great for night usage with its pearly sheen. Comparatively, I prefer the CLIO Glitter Eyeliner, which really makes your eyes pop – it’s realllyyyy sparkly, kinda like Swarovski sparkle. The Veil Tear is more of Mikimoto sparkle.
Overall, this is a great set that’s affordable and easy-to-use. Buy it, buy it, buy it~