Etude House In the Cafe Palette ~ Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hi everyone! Today I have a review of a product that I've been super excited about ever since it came out - the etude house In the Cafe Palette! I first saw a post about this palette and it's counter part, the juice bar palette, on the Etude House Instagram and I love all the colors and the concept. I got this on Jolse a while back, but I usually can't bear to use it because i want to keep it pristine ahah :) read on for the review!

If you couldn't already tell from the name of the palette, it's cafe themed and the packaging is just so so cute! all the casing and the paper box is a dark chocolate brown embossed with little coffee beans.

The Packaging is sturdy and there's a pretty large mirror inside (hi me!) and it comes with two sponge tip applicators with one side thing and the other wider. There's a little plastic cover on the shadows, and continuing on with the cafe theme, there's cute little art of the drink each shade is named after. 
from left to right the shades are:
Honey Milk, Cafe Mocha, Chocolate latte, Caramel latte, Beach Coconut, Fall into my heart, Coffee Takeout, Cafe latte, Grapefruit marmalade, Peach pepper Salt
This color collection is so pretty and is very very wearable since it has many matte neutrals. Etude House is mostly known for their shimmers, which I really like, so I was also looking forward to trying out the mattes in the palette (there's 7 mattes and 3 shimmers)

Here's a more closeup look at each of the shadows. 

swatches in the cafe palette etude house
And here I have lightly swatched each shade. This was a very very light swatch, I pretty much just swiped lightly across the pan with my finger and then swiped down my arm so they appear quite light but are actually fairly pigmented. The shimmers are evidently much more pigmented and as usual, the shimmer is very beautiful but still natural looking enough for everyday eye makeup. The mattes were much less pigmented, but still not bad - they work pretty well as bases and blend fairly well. Cafe mocha and Chocolate latte were pretty pigmented, Cafe Latte and Caramel latte were the least pigmented.
They last fairly long when worn, I always use the UD primer potion which makes pretty much any eyeshadow last long, and these are fairly easy to blend too.

it's a nice palette with a cute theme, and the colors are all very pretty and wearable. Contains more mattes than shimmers, and the  mattes aren't super pigmented but are easy to blend and are pretty long lasting with a primer. 

This palette was supposed to be very limited edition I think.. but It seems to be pretty easy to get online still!
Amazon - $22 + 2-day shipping with prime
Jolse - $20 (I ordered from here!)

Let me know if you've tried this palette or the juice bar one, or any new palettes you'd recommend! 
Thanks for reading


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  1. Reminds me of the Naked 3 Palette! :D

    following you now~

    1. yeah it kind of does! much cheaper though ;)

  2. The colours are really nice and the packaging is super cute!! I was expecting it to be cheaper than $20 though hahaha i dont know why
    Peach pepper salt is a really pretty colour!! But what is peach pepper salt? lol

    1. I'm pretty sure it would be in Korea :(( haha I was thinking the same thing!

  3. Didn't know Etude release a palette like this! I've always loved their single shadows and I wonder they have the same pigmentation.

    Mira | Pretty Little Things

    1. they do! I also really like their single shadows :)

  4. I wish Etude House becomes more widely available! Heard so many good things about their products!

     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    1. Agreed, I always have to order online... their products are worth trying out!

  5. Thank you for this review, super detailed and pretty. I love it this palette for several reasons first I love it The Coffee! *w* Second the colors are super pretty and EH is one of my favorite korean brands

  6. OMG! I really like its design and colours of the eyeshadows! ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

    ♡ * Le blog de la Licorne * ♡


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