Monday, January 12, 2009

Eyeko beauty review

So, I figured I'd post some pics and do a review of my teeny tiny little haul from Eyeko. I'm so excited it came in :D Shipping took about a week and the only complaint I have about it is that when I got my package, the boxes the items in were a little smashed. But everything else was great (:

Sorry for the semi-grainy pictures, my screencap app destroyed the quality lol. I haven't tried everything thoroughly yet, but I did a quick swipe apply and swatches. At first glance, these Eyeko products are everything that they're cracked up to be.

The packaging is super cute, girly, and PINK (: For some reason, I thought the Fat Balm would be HUGE, but it is pretty tiny. Still adorable though, perfect purse size. The Eyeko Cream comes in a nice-sized tub that looks like it'll last super long. The only thing about this though (like a lot of reviews mentioned) is contamination. No one wants to be dipping their fingers into a tub of product. So make sure you wash your hands before you use! Oh, and my free gift! I got a Beauty Rehab lipgloss tube.

Here's some shots of the ingredients (click to enlarge) and their accompanying reviews (:

Beauty Rehab Lipgloss

Product Description: Commit your lips to Beauty Rehab Spearmint Lip Balm. Treats chapped, dry and flaky lips in 3 steps: Provides Instant Relief, Soothes, Smoothes & Protects, Locks in Moisture. Alleviate symptoms of dryness with an intensive treatment of Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter. Lemon and Spearmint Oil freshen breath. Recovery is hydrated lips that are repaired and cared for. PETROLEUM, PRESERVATIVE AND CHEMICAL FREE FOR A NATURAL HIGH. Beauty Rehab Spearmint Lip Balm features nothing but the best quality natural ingredients.

Pros: smells nice, no minty feeling, instant moisture and softness, gives a nice shine

Cons: a little grainy at first, melts easily (will explain)

What I thought about it: Overall, I really like this lipgloss... grateful it was a free gift, it retails for $10 from Liparazzi. It's very smooth, not sticky at all, and doesn't have a minty tingly feeling when applied. It's clear and gives a nice shine which is good for everday wear or whenever you lips are dry; it provides instant moisture and softens and smooths on contact. However, I keep this in my makeup drawer and after a few months of not using it, when I began using it again, it seems melted. It still smells fine and looks fine, but it's just a lot more liquidy than it used to be; which is strange because it hasn't been hot or anything lately. Other than that, I still like this.

Minty Fat Balm

Product Description: Berry-liscious tints with light reflecting particles and added moisture for softer, sexier lips. Smooth on to cheeks too for a fruity flush. Available in 3 sheer shades.

Pros: soft, shimmery, nude pink color, smells nice, minty feeling when applied, goes on smooth, not sticky, super cute packaging, small size

Cons: not too moisturizing on its own

What I thought about it: I'm totally in love with this lip balm (: The color is so soft and nice... perfect for a nude lip with just the amount of iridescent pink color. It smells great and is the perfect size for keeping in your purse or makeup back. I like that fact that it is, well, Fat. A lot more product can be applied without having to go over your lips a lot. The only thing I didn't like was that it didn't seem very moisturizing to me, but that is easily remedied by applying a moisturizing lip balm before the fat balm.

Eyeko Cream

Product Description: Create a flawless base with Eyeko's 3-in-1 Cream: MOISTURISER, HIGHLIGHTER & EYE CREAM in 1! Infused with skin perfecting light reflectors and antioxidant Vitamins A & E plus a Vitamin C boost for a radiant, clear complexion. Eyeko says: "To get that A-list glow skip foundation and use Eyeko Cream all over focusing on the eye and cheek area for lit from within skin."

Pros: Soft, pink shimmery color, goes on sheer for a healthy glow, great as an eye and foundation primer, not sticky, goes on smooth, LOTS of product.

Cons: it's in a tub jar :( was a little "stiff" at first, if you apply too much, it's a little too shimmery and whitish, doesn't seem TOO moisturizing.

What I thought about it: I'm also really satisfied with this cream. It works super well as a primer for face and lids and when you apply foundation or e/s over it, it gives a nice healthy glow. I've found that it works better for me when I mix it with a bit of my moisturizer before applying, which makes it much more creamy and easier to smooth on. The first time I applied it, it was "stiff" and didn't go on too smooth. It might help to hold it under a blowdryer before application to prep the product, but I haven't tried that yet. I don't really use this on my entire face, just as a cheek and eye highlight. It works really well and there's so much product, it'll last me a long time. However, it is in a tub jar, which is unhygenic... wouldn't want to contaminate the whole tub :( So make sure to wash your hands before you dip your fingers in it or use a little spatula to get the product out.

And here's my swatches (in order from left to right:
Eyeko Cream, Minty Fat Balm, Beauty Rehab gloss)

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