Etude House's December Pink Box is a collaboration with Korean makeup artist PONY and features their Play 101 sticks! These makeup sticks are multi-functional and are available in an array of colors. Let's take a look!
I was sent four Play 101 Sticks:
- #4: This is a cream foundation stick that was slightly too light for my skin color. The coverage is definitely on the light side with build-able coverage. It manages to cover the redness on my skin but doesn't do much for my scars. This foundation will probably work better for those that already have fairly good skin and is just looking for something to even out their skin tone. I found the foundation hard to blend with my usually soft bristle brush (it's pretty thick) and opt for the stiffer brush that was included in the box and that worked much better! Although I'm not quite sold on this as a foundation, I find it works great as an undereye concealer (I mix it with another concealer I have that is a tad too dark).
- #11: This is a cream bronzer that is on the warmer side. It blends really well, much better than the foundation and looks quite natural on me. This is a keeper for sure!
- #13: This is a cream blush in a rose gold color. It is more on the sparkly side so I am not sure how I feel about it as a blush, although it might do better as a highlighter or even a cream shadow!
- Last but not least, we have a dual contour and highlight stick. I am in love with the contour side of this stick because it's the perfect shade to use as a nose contour (it's more of a taupe brown). The highlight side is just basically white so it does look a bit harsh if one does not spend some time blending it out.
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