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September 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

METALLIC SMOKEY EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Featuring Etude House’s Limited Edition Play Color Eyes Palette in #1 So Hot Play

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Step 1: Begin by priming the eyes with an eyeshadow primer, then apply the shade ‘Modern City’ all over the lids and lightly blend the color upwards, just above the crease.

Step 2: Apply ‘Pony Tail’ to the upper outer crease, stopping at the center of the lid and begin to blend the bronze eyeshadow thoroughly into the shimmery blue-silver color to create a nice transition between the two colors.

Step 3: Use a flat eyeshadow brush and apply ‘Naked’ under the brows, and highlight the tear ducts with the shade ‘Party Gold’.

Step 4: Line the top and bottom water lines with a black eyeliner pencil (tightlining). 

Step 5: Create a winged eyeliner, using a matte black liquid eyeliner.

Step 6: Line the outer bottom lash lines with the shade ‘Pony Tail’ and smoke out the eyeshadow to create a hazy effect with a pencil brush. 

Step 7: Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes, and pop on a pair of false eyelashes if desired for a completed, sultry and metallic smokey eye look!

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(Source: lienjae)

Korean Cosmetics Haul : Etude House Cosmetics (Review, Swatches & Makeup Look/Tutorial)

Hello loves!

I’m a huge fan of Korean cosmetics, particularly the brand Etude House, which is the focus of my mini haul and review today! Etude House is known for their super cute and girly packaging, as well as highly formulated products! I’m a total sucker for cute packaging—-pair that with exceptionally developed and high-performing products that have a lovely color range, and I’m hooked!

I am so ecstatic to share these Etude House products with you all that I recently got from a website called KollectionK.Com

KollectionK is a company based in Seoul, South Korea, and carries an amazing collection of authentic Korean cosmetics, as well as jewelry, accessories, apparel, and many more! The website ships to the US, as well as internationally. They offer free shipping on all US orders over $100 and a standard shipping fee of $7 USD for orders under $100.

Korean cosmetics in the US can be very difficult to find and sometimes ridiculously expensive! I find the prices offered by KollectionK to be very reasonable, compared to other websites that I’ve seen. My order was shipped promptly and also included a tracking number; the package took about two weeks to arrive (it was completely worth the wait).

With that said, let’s get to the fun part! I also have an eye makeup tutorial, featuring these products at the end of the blog post!

When I came across a blog review of Etude House's Limited Edition Play Color Eyes Palette, I was immediately captivated since I’ve never seen a palette like this one before from the brand. I was elated to see that KollectionK still had the palette in stock, so I quickly added the item to my shopping cart! This palette comes in two different 10-color combinations, one with bold and daring shades (#1 So Hot Play) and the other with neutral and warm-toned shades (#2 So Chic Play).

I got the Limited Edition Play Color Eyes Palette in #1 So Hot Play.

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The So Hot Play Palette consists of ten eyeshadows with varying finishes and textures. There is a nice variety of colors in this palette, great for creating a mixture of eye looks from subtle to bold. These eyeshadows have great pigmentation—-except for the two metallic shades (‘Party Gold’ and ‘Snow Queen’), which has a slightly sheer consistency—-applies smoothly, and blends easily. Majority of the colors in this palette are rich and velvety, and they’re all very easy to work with.

This palette contains:

- Two metallic/foil shades 

- Four matte shades (the black eyeshadow has fine purple and gold sparkles, but applies matte)

- Four shimmer shades 

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Of course, I couldn’t do an Etude House haul and not add a Lovely Cookie Blusher in the bundle! I absolutely adore these blushes and got two more shades for my collection in the colors #3 Raspberry Tarte and #9 Sweetberry Muffin.

These blushes have the most adorable packaging and comes with a cute puff for application. The color payoff of these blushes are semi-sheer and requires building up to achieve intensity. They’re very build-able, so it doesn’t take much work to get a rich coloration from these blushes.

#3 Raspberry Tarte : bright pink with silver shimmers

#9 Sweetberry Muffin : light coral-pink with a matte finish

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The last item that I got from KollectionK is the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Lipstick in ‘PK013’, which is from Etude House’s Pink Talk Collection. This vibrant hot pink lipstick has a very creamy consistency with a matte finish. The color payoff of this lipstick is true-to-color and it can be layered for an intensified look. It’s a bit drying due to the matte finish, but that issue can easily be resolved by moisturizing lips before applying this lipstick!

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Metallic Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial:

Here is the eye makeup look that I created using Etude House's Limited Edition Play Color Eyes Palette in #1 So Hot Play. The step-by-step tutorial is below.

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Step 1: Begin by priming the eyes with an eyeshadow primer, then apply the shade ‘Modern City’ all over the lids and lightly blend the color upwards, just above the crease.

Step 2: Apply ‘Pony Tail’ to the upper outer crease, stopping at the center of the lid and begin to blend the bronze eyeshadow thoroughly into the shimmery blue-silver color to create a nice transition between the two colors.

Step 3: Use a flat eyeshadow brush and apply ‘Naked’ under the brows, and highlight the tear ducts with the shade ‘Party Gold’.

Step 4: Line the top and bottom water lines with a black eyeliner pencil (tightlining). 

Step 5: Create a winged eyeliner, using a matte black liquid eyeliner.

Step 6: Line the outer bottom lash lines with the shade ‘Pony Tail’ and smoke out the eyeshadow to create a hazy effect with a pencil brush. 

Step 7: Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes, and pop on a pair of false eyelashes if desired for a completed, sultry and metallic smokey eye look!

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I am also wearing the #9 Sweetberry Muffin Lovely Cookie Blusher and the ‘PK013’ Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Lipstick.

You can find all of the products featured in this blog post at http://kollectionk.com

I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!

XO,
LJ

(Products were purchased with credit courtesy of KollectionK.Com. The views and opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)

(Source: lienjae)