Wednesday, 18 May 2016
EYEKO EYE MAKEUP HAUL
I wanted to share with you my thoughts on a selection of Eyeko eye makeup products that I've been trying - from mascara and eyeliner to brow groomers. I am finally mastering eyeliner application, which is so exciting for me!
First I want to talk about the best eyeliner that I have ever tried - it is so easy to use and has meant that I can finally wear neat-looking liner. The tip of the Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner (£15 from Eyeko) is so long and thin, which means that you can get right in to the lash line and draw a thin line without making a mess. It's really easy to build up the thickness and do flicks, plus it is incredibly black and long-lasting. I adore it. It contains their own patent WIDELASH formula too, which is supposed to promote lash growth.
I also picked up their Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner in Quartz (£18 from Eyeko), which is a cream eyeshadow stick. The formula of this is really creamy and blendable and this is a beautiful classic rose gold shade. It's really long-lasting and waterproof too, but you still get a good amount of time to work with it before it dries and becomes unmoveable. You do get a brush on the other end of this to blend with, but it's not very good, so I just use my own eyeshadow brushes or my finger.
The next products I've been trying are mascaras. The Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara Big & Bold (£15 from Eyeko) is my favourite of the two as it's most suited to my long lashes. As the name suggests, it has a big fat brush that grabs hold of your lashes with its dense bristles. You can really get into the roots with this and it create a full volumised look (and a good curl too, although I do use curlers as well). It doesn't flake or smudge throughout the day, is waterproof and also contains Keratin to condition lashes.
The other mascara is a collaboration between Eyeko and Alexa Chung. The Eye Do Mascara Lengthen & Strengthen (£20 from Eyeko) isn't great for my already very long lashes, but if you need some added length, you'll love this as it really seperates the lashes too for a fanned-out false-lash effect. It's waterproof, very black and contains lots of lash conditioning ingredients such as Shea Butter and botanical proteins. I just found that this make my lashes too long that they just couldn't curl nicely.
Finally, I've been trying two brow products. The Eyeko Brow Gel Style & Define (£18 from Eyeko) is awful - I don't know if I got a dud one, but the formula was incredibly watery and just made my brows a bit too wet. It only comes in one shade too, which isn't ideal for blondes. You're supposed to brush this through brows for a natural-looking hold that doesn't dry stiff, and it contains lots of brow conditioning and thickening ingredients. It just didn't work for me.
Sadly, I didn't like the other brow product I got either - the Eyeko Brow Liner Shape & Define in Light to Medium (£15 from Eyeko) intrigued me, but as I suspected, I didn't like it. It has a pen-like fibre tip just like their Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner and you basically draw on waterproof brow hairs. However, as this is like ink, it doesn't look natural and in keeping with your own brow hairs, nor does it look three-dimensional. It leaves things looking a little flat and coloured in. This shade wasn't the right one for me - I should have gone for the darkest - but I think that anyone who is looking for a lighter brown would find this far too grey-toned.
Have you tried any of these products?
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