As promised on my Instagram account I will start this week with one of my three unboxing posts: The Etude House Pink Bird Box for December is fully dedicated towards the new cooperation of Etude House with makeup artist Pony. They recently have launched a new series of products called the Play 101 Sticks. If you are curious about some of Etude House’s newest product continue reading, but be aware that this post is picture-heavy, similar to the previous post about the Etude House Pink Bird Box. :D
First of all, some words about the Korean brand Etude House: Etude House is one of the best known Korean brands for cute packaging. If you are a lover of cute, girly and pink packaging, reminding you of being a child and the princess you always dreamt to be, THIS is your brand. Their packaging is usually so adorable that you cannot keep yourself from impuls-buys – only because you saw the packaging… Etude House has a blogger program called Pink Bird. Selected blogger will receive a monthly box for a defined period of time packed with selected products for reviewing purpose. I’m really proud and happy to be part of their Pink Bird program!
I was so excited to see the products for this month since it contains the products from the new collaboration of Etude House with one of my favourite Korean make-up artists Pony. The box contained a Play 101 Stick Foundation, two different Play 101 Stick Multi-Color, the Play 101 Stick Contour Duo, and the Play 101 Stick Brush. A couple of samples for the upgraded Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream and an Eyebrow Guide Minibook were included additionally.
The new Play 101 Sticks Series consists of four different shades of the Multi-Stick Foundation. Then there are 6 different colors for the Multi-Color Sticks which can be used on Lips and Cheeks for example. Apart from these 10 Play 101 Sticks there is also a Contour Duo and a Brush available in this new collection. All together it is a very versatile useable collection and it already caught my attention when I spotted these on Etude House Facebook page for the first time.
There are also two Youtube tutorials with Pony where she explains two different looks which can be created with the Etude House Play 101 sticks. The looks are called “Slim & Small Look” and “Bohemian Look“. It seems you can create a lot of amazing looks with the Etude House Play 101 Sticks! I received the sticks in shade 01 (multi-stick foundation), 11 and 13 (multi-color sticks). The packaging design of the Play 101 Sticks is similar to the Play 101 Pencils. The cardboard boxes also have descriptions in English (click below to enlarge), but you can also find the descriptions and ingredients on the global Etude House page.
The Etude House Play 101 Multi-Stick Foundation is available in 4 shades. Shade 01 is the lightest shade of the foundations. It is an okay match for my skin tone, but 02 would be even better probably. This Multi-Stick Foundation works similar to other stick foundations. You have to apply stokes on your face and blend it in with a sponge or brush (or fingers). The foundation has a convenient twist-up mechanism. like all the Play 101 Sticks.
The Etude House Play 101 Multi-Color Sticks have a very versatile use. You can use them as blush on your cheeks, but they are also useable on the lips or eyelid. Shade 11 is not my favorite color to use on the lips, but it can be used to contour the cheekbones, or as a brownish blush, but also as eyeshadow base color.
Shade 13 is a light pink color with golden shimmer. This is my absolute favorite of the three Play 101 Sticks! The color s super pretty as blush, but also gives your lips a nice shine. It can be used as sparkling/highlighting eyeshadow, too. The color is sooo lovely!
The Etude House Play 101 Stick Contour Duo is a double-ended twist-up crayon. It is not a bold stick like the previous ones, but a more narrow crayon. Also here you will find the English description on the cardboard box and on the official site.
One side of the Contour Duo is a white-cream colored highlighter, the other one is a brown contouring shade. The caps for both sides are clear plastic caps, so you can see the color of the end you are using.
The Play 101 Multi-Stick Foundation has a heavy cream formula. It blends in, drying matte and powdery. The Play 101 Multi-Color Sticks on the other hand are very creamy and remind me of the 3CE Creamy Cheek Blusher, which was in my Top 30 Favorite Cosmetics list for 2015. The Multi-Color Sticks are much more easy to blend in than the Foundation Stick. Also the Contour Duo is creamier and more blendable than the foundation.
In order to apply the foundation you can either use your favorite foundation blush or a sponge, or you can use the brush Etude House offers, the Etude House Play 101 Stick Brush. It is a short brush which comes in a plastic zip-lock bag. It has the perfect size for travelling, which makes the whole Etude House Play 101 line a perfect travelling makeup: Easy to use, twist-up mechanism, versatile.
Below you can see how the products look when used on my face. Unfortunately, the foundation is too powdery and heavy to be blended in nicely into my skin. Probably it works better for people with oily or normal skin. For me, it doesn’t look like it melts into the skin, but more like a layer on top of my skin, which I do not like. The other products work perfectly find. I even applied the Multi-Stick in shade 13 on my lips and it really looks pretty and gives a rosegold sheen. It also looks nice on top of your favorite lipstick for example.
All in all, I really like the concept of the Etude House Play 101 Multi-Sticks! I’m not a fan of the Foundation Stick though, because it doesn’t properly blend into my skin and looks to powdery for my liking. The Contour Duo is super convenient to use, and I love the Multi-Stick in shade 13 because of the color. Definitively, you should try one of the Etude House Play 101 Multi-Sticks at least. I’m very happy with the Etude House Play 101 Sticks after all! Did you try any of the products already? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.etudehouse.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.
Die Box wäre nun einmal nichts für mich gewesen. Ich finde die Produkte zwar interessant und sie sind sicher super praktisch, aber ich konturiere selbst nicht :)
Ja, in dem Fall wäre das wirklich nix gewesen, obwohl die Blush Sticks echt sehr hübsche Farben haben.
The highlighter and blush multi-sticks look gorgeous! Both the swatches and on.
Thank you and I absolutely agree! The multisticks are super great and I love the contour Duo and have it in my pouch everyday :D
OOoo! PLAY STICKS! WOW!
Cannot wait to purchase them and give them a go myself :D
Thanks for sharing what was in the pink box this time
You’re welcome! I’m happy my post was useful to you! Thanks for reading and commenting!
Ich freu mich so auf den Inhalt, aber ich habe meine Box noch nicht, da ich sie morgen erst vom Zoll abholen muss…
Hast du bei den Pink Bird Boxen bis jetzt Probleme mit dem Zoll gehabt? Ich musste die letzte auch vom Zoll abholen :(
Naja, auf jeden Fall ist dein Post echt super geworden! Und Gratulation, dass du auch Pink Bird bist :)
Sorry, dass ich erst so spät antworte..ich bin total hinterher mit den Kommentaren…T_T…Hab gesehen dass du deine Box auch schon erhalten hast. Hast du eigentlich schon eine Email diesen Monat bekommen? Bisher sind meine Pink Boxen immer ohne Probleme durchgekommen. Zum Glück, das ist immer so nervig mit dem abholen…
Kein Problem :) Ich hab das nun mit Etude House geregelt, sodass sie einen anderen Wert auf das Paket schreiben…
Ich hab diesen Monat noch keine Mail bekommen. Aber ich warte schon und checke wieder und wieder meine Mails. Eigentlich müsste ja jetzt eine kommen…
Juhuu, endlich eine Email :) Ich freue mich schon total auf die neue Kollektion…überall Erdbeeren *_*
I really want to try all the play 101 sticks! I especially want the Contour Duo and foundation sticks. However, haven’t heard many positive review on the stick foundation. <3
the contour duo is great and super convenient. It’s one of my pouch products to-go.the stick foundation is my least favorite product but I love the blush sticks!
The blush sticks are so lovely ^-^* I love the concept of Etude House and it’s Play 101 line! I have been a big fan of the play pencils 101 which were released I think a year ago? too :D
I love the blush stickts *_* and the idea of adding more products to the play line.the pencils were so great, too!
You look really pretty without makeup! I haven’t tried these yet but the contour and highlight look lovely and easy to use.
Thank you <3 the contour and highlight stick is also one of my handbag products which I love to carry around with me. It's super convenient to use.
I would love to try the small contouring sticks as I usually use powder which can look cakey on dry skin! Glad to see EH is expanding the Play 101 line, I still use my play pencils somewhat regularly!
Beautiful post Laven xx
I liked the pencils a lot and I have been using them frequently. I love the new sticks, too, especially the blush sticks and the contouring pencil…the latter is one of my pouch products lately…
I got myself the foundation stick however it melted and the foundation itself stuck in the cap! Tbh, I like the stick concept but I’m somewhat worry I’ll have problem with twisting the product out in the future. Thanks for the great review! You look lovely in the photos! (*^^*)
Oh no! A pity about the melting!I’m loving the stick concept, too, but it might be difficult if you live in a country with high temperatures…maybe it is better to keep them in the fridge then? Thanks for reading and commenting dear <3