When I got these boxes of fun, I wasn't entirely sure what they were. I mean they looked like eyeliners but the colors were too lipstick-y to be just for the eyes. The packaging didn't do much to explain, either, although google quickly solved that problem for me. Apparently, the Etude House Play 101 Pencil (P348) is meant to be used for pretty much anything you can think of!
Let's sit down for a moment and consider that fully. How cool is it to use only a few sticks for your face, lips, and eyes? That is difficult to pull off but the formula of the Etude Play pencils allow it to be blended properly on any area, and to set when you're done, making them longer-wearing than your usual pencil. The colourful ones stain, too.
I have the shade in 0, which is a skin-toned color that can be used as spot concealer, waterline eyeliner, eyeshadow primer, nude lipstick, or lip primer. This stays on fairly well in the waterline at around 3-4 hours before it's completely gone. It stays on much longer as an eyeliner and primer since that area is not wet.
19 (purplish pink) and 20 (hot pink) can be used as eyeliner, blush, and lipstick. There's a beauty editor that I know who loves wearing pink eyeliner with a high flick at the end - it's so cute and Korean! You should try it one time for an unconventional pop of color.
To use them as lipstick, apply a light layer of lip balm on your lips first before drawing on them with the pencil. Even out the color with your finger or lip brush. To use them as blush, apply dots all over your cheeks then blend them together with a finger or dense brush quickly. QUICKLY, or they will set and you will have bright pink dots on your cheeks. :P This is best to try on bare skin or if you've only just applied your liquid base. Set it with translucent powder to still allow the color to show through.
Long-wearing, pigmented, multi-functional, and super affordable, the Etude House Play 101 Pencils are definitely worth checking out. I recommend the 0 pencil and then at least one of the bright colors!
What do you think? Are these worth the buy?