Etude House Chocolate Smudge Liner #2 Milk Chocolate Review (with swatches)3:12 PM
Contains: 2.6 grams
Color purchased : #2 Milk Chococolate
Price: $8 (ebay seller: HSCimports)
As usual, the packaging concept is ADORABLE! As expected from the amazing Etude House. However, under closer inspection, the 'chocolate' part is kinda cheap feeling and looking. The paint job is kind of messy and it doesn't look that put together in my opinion.
The opening for the product is already on the back and has a plastic door covering thing. I hope that is enough to keep the product from drying out for a long time. I've only seen a traditional screw on caps that are found on other gel liner containers and they seem to stay moist and useable for a long time!
"Seemed to melt all the chocolate shadow and boundary gradient to naturally make naturally shaded eyes"
It is a really nice no shimmer (matte), milk chocolate color! I wanted a more natural looking brown liner for an even more subtle and natural look which is what I like to do everyday. Here is a comparison with the Tony Moly backstage liner in 02 Brown. It was actually a richer deeper brown than I was expecting but it's still very nice and natural none the less!
It is very nice and creamy! Very blendable and smudgeable as the name suggests. That being said, one may be concerned that it will remain smudgeable. Well, I can confidently say that it sets within 20 seconds and it will no longer budge. I will discuss this more in the next section!
On its own (like any other gel or pencil liner on my eyes) will slide and smudge right off in 3 hours without a primer or setting with powder. I always apply good ol' UD primer potion and set it with a brown powder and it will last for about 5-6 hours before transferring a bit to the lower lash line. Nothing a little tissue or q-tip can't fix! I'm not sure how well it will do in the humid weather as I feel like it may slip around when my eye lids start to grease up like crazy. It is also not waterproof.
- Nice natural brown color
- dries quickly
- glides on smoothly
- easily blends and smudges (before it sets)
- reasonable price point!
- good for those with normal/dry eyelids
- Unsure how long it will stay useable
- Limited edition
- Not waterproof
Overall I do like this liner! I absolutely love the color an how easy it glides on. I just don't know how it will do in the warmer season that is quickly approaching! EEK! I hope priming and setting will keep it still on my grease ball lids!!
That's all for my review! I hope it was helpful and informative! Thanks so much for bearing with my sporadic blog posting T__T! I will try to keep this momentum going! I still have to post my Missha mascara review I wanted to do haha...!
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