Tuesday, September 28, 2010

REVIEW: Etude House Oh~m' Eye Line and other eyeliners

Etude House Oh~m' Eye Line black liquid eyeliner
Etude House Oh~m' Eye Line black liquid eyeliner applicator

Etude House Oh~m' Eye Line black liquid eyeliner brush applicator
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The product: Etude House Oh~m' Eye Line black liquid eyeliner
Price: CORRECTION: Based on Etude House Ph website, this eyeliner costs only 198pesos not 398pesos as I posted earlier. Sorry for that! Mianhae!
Rating: 10/10
Where I bought it: Etude House, SM Megamall Bldg. A
(+): Long lasting, doesn't smudge, good quality, waterproof (even if it doesn't say so on the packaging or I just couldn't read Hangul? Hahaha.), relatively easy to apply, comes off easily with make up removers, doesn't irritate my eyes
(-): Takes a bit of practice to apply because it is a brush-type liquid eyeliner but once you get the hang of it, it's easy to use! I really don't have any complaints about it. ;)

Eyeliners (together with eye shadows) used to intimidate me. When I was in 1st year or 2nd year college I had a pencil eyeliner which I rarely used because I found it complicated. I tried experimenting by myself but I got impatient and gave up. Come 3rd year though, I bought a felt-tip liquid eyeliner from The Face Shop. I used it more often than the pencil ones but still not as often as I do now. :) I finished up two eyeliners from TFS before I started exploring other brands.

My love for KPOP ignited my love for eyeliners. ♥

One product I tried was Maybelline's felt-tip liquid eyeliner. I loved how it was so easy to use and how it was very pigmented. It was as if I was literally just using a marker on my eyelids. It didn't smudge but it wasn't waterproof making it not suitable for hot, humid days and of course for rainy days too. I also tried their gel eyeliner which I still haven't finished up yet. It's a wonderful product--it's smudge proof, waterproof, and long lasting but I don't know why I take so much time applying it on my eyelids. >.< I also tried using a pencil eyeliner from a local brand, Ever Bilena, but it was kind of difficult to apply. It tugged on my eyelids when applying and that is a no-no when it comes to our eyes. Our eyelids are the the thinnest skin on our body and tugging on them can cause premature wrinkles.

*I'd love to talk more about some other eyeliners I've tried, but maybe I'll reserve those for future reviews. This entry is getting very long already anyway so, yeah. ;)

Etude House is a Korean make up brand that opened their first shop here in the Philippines late last year. One word to describe it is PINK. It's a very cute pink-filled shop and their products come in equally cute packagings as well. Their prices are relatively cheaper compared to other Korean make up brands. I can't comment on how their quality differs from other Korean brands though because I didn't try out enough products from other shops. Mianhe.

Anyway, I like using this eyeliner of theirs. Like I said above, I find it easy to use. It's well pigmented, smudge proof and water proof making it a good buy. ^.^

I like how eyeliners emphasize the eyes, making them seem bolder and more beautiful. And even though I have issues with my eyes (I plan on consulting an oculoplastic surgeon someday) I grew to love eyeliners so much!

Don't be intimidated by eyeliners. Go ahead and practice applying it on your eyelids and see how much of a change it can bring to your face. It will make your eyes pop, emphasizing your beautiful eyes and making it seem as though you have full, thick eyelashes. You can start with pencil eyeliners because those are the easiest to handle and mistakes aren't so obvious. ;) I'm no expert when it comes to eyeliners or eye make up but whatever I know about make up application now I credit to self experimentation and YOUTUBE videos! :)

***You can check out Etude House Philippines' website for more info and product list & prices! ♥



  1. Hi po super fan nio po ako ate, pwede po ba magrequest ng product na marereview nio po o baka po nagamit nio na po un ung dove heat protectant spray po or kung meron po kayong alam na mas magandang heat protectant spray pakireview naman po thank you po

  2. Hi Mhikie! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. :)

    I would love to try that Dove Heat Protectant Spray. Kailangan ko rin ng ganyang product actually kasi minsan gumagamit ako ng hair straightening iron eh. :) Kaya lang, wala pa ako nakikitang product na yan sa mga napuntahan ko.

    Alam mo ba kung saan available yan? :)

  3. Hi, Ches (: Okay...so I really wanted to try exploring eyeliners, lalo yung liquid type. But I have no idea how to put them on. Baka kasi mali, or something.

    I will try again. Hindi lang siguro ako sanay sa super bold stuff (like liquid eyeliners). Tutorial kaya? :D - Chem

  4. CHEEEM! :D

    I would love to teach you how to apply eyeliner but right now I'm not yet confident enough to post a video tutorial. Hahaha. Marami sa youtube though! :)

    Try using a pencil eyeliner first and then move on to a pen-type liquid eyeliner. ;)

    You have pretty and expressive eyes. I'm sure your eyes will stand out more with eyeliner! WUHOO ♥

  5. I like to use long lasting eye liners so I think I have to try this one! Thanks for the review, will definitely include this on my next makeup purchase.


    ~Pauline @Kallony