Etude House Play 101 (00 Stick Primer)
Super late to the bandwagon, but hey, I'm new to beauty blogging so I'm allowed. Etude House released their Play 101 sticks about a year and a half ago, I saw it in the store and thought "hey, I need a new primer". Actually, I don't usually use primer, I hate the feeling of it on my face. I've used a few brands before and they have always made my face feel oily or sticky.
There's 7g worth of product in this stick, and it's pretty handy for traveling. Most primers I've used have been in tubes and are easy to carry around too, but the stick form is less messy and you don't need to squeeze it onto your fingers to apply.
The stick is pretty cute, and I really love the packaging. I love all of Etude House's packaging. There's something really appealing about them. So, the primer states that it provides a natural matte, smooth finish by controlling oil on the skin. The box says that it gives a refreshing feeling of nourishment and a natural smooth finish (in Korean).
How to use
I'm not sure if you're supposed to put it all over your face, or like this diagram. I assume that you have blend it around your face.
|Left: With Primer Right: Without Primer|
I'm not a fan of this Play 101 stick! First, it reminds me of glue. I know they can't help it with the colouring, but it also has a pretty strong smell. It felt a bit sticky when gliding on, too. However, it made my skin feel smooth and it had a light matte feeling. I put the primer on my arm, and applied foundation and also a pink eye shadow. With the primer, I felt that the foundation stuck faster, and it was a bit harder to blend as it felt a little tacky. I didn't notice a difference with how long my makeup stayed, but I did notice how oily my skin got at the end of the day.
It's a pretty nice design, I like the idea of a primer in a stick, but I'm not sure if it's any better than the other primers out there on the market.
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