ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 stick review

Hey guys ,

Picked up this ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 colour stick from Kim Sun Young/Beautyworks on George Street a week or so ago, selling for $28 AUD/ stick as I was running out of my current bronzer which was a liquid bronzer by A’PIEU.


A multifunction colour stick for eyes, cheeks and lips that create colour impacts with smooth and sheer finish.


Apply with fingertips where a colour is desired.


Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Microcrystalline Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Click on the links above to discover more about the ingredient

*I am not a skincare/makeup expert and this information is easily accessible from the internet so do not treat this blogpost as a bible of all ingredients.

The majority of the ingredients listed help with smoothness however it doesn’t deliver a rich creamy formula which is a let down as this makes it hard to blend out.

Freshly opened, shade 11

Overall comments

The formula from the stick was more waxy than creamy and did not apply evenly when applied with my fingertips – and I’ve been applying foundation and liquid bronzer daily with my fingers (fourth finger as it has the least amount of pressure) for the last two years so it definitely was not my blending skill level at fault.

I will not be continuing with the use of this product nor will be repurchasing in the future unless the formula changes.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated



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Design student | Sydney