Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Valentine's Edition Glossy Box - Eyeko Skinny eyeliner

Was super excited when The Boy came home with my January Glossy Box in tow as December seems like such a long time ago that I'd almost forgotten I had a subscription. This "Valentine's" edition came in a fushia pink box - the hidden sweet was a (ahem) sweet touch. 

My contents:
1) Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in powder pink 
2) Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream (15ml)
3) Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream (15ml)
4) FAB Body Moisturiser (2.0 oz)
5) Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting primer - dewy finish (5ml)

Not the most exciting box in the world although I will use all of the products...eventually. Clarins Night/Day cream seems like a bit of a cop-out by Glossy Box, perhaps either or would have done so we could have had an extra brand. The primer seems interesting although for now I will stick to my No7 BB cream. FAB moisturiser feels nice on the skin and refreshingly fragrance-less (at least I couldn't smell anything!) which is unsurprising as it claims to be suitable for sensitive skin. 

Now...onto the eyeliner...

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner (powder pink)
Never used Eyeko products before so was intrigued to find that this eyeliner was in a shade so close to my own skin colour that I could hardly see it when I applied it to my arm. Lets play spot the squiggle:

It claims to "create dramatic and subtle effects with precise definition and smooth application" and describes the eyeliner as "Long-lasting wax based formula with a blendable cream finish". As you can see in the photo above, it also has a long silver handle which means even when your Eyeko eyeliner has been sharpened to a tiny nub you can still use it.

Ok now please don't laugh at my teeny weeny eyelashes (hey, I am using Rapidlash religiously but am probably not the best advert for it!) but I had to take the pictures below to show you the eyeliner in action...

Without Eyeko eyeliner
With Eyeko eyeliner
It did have a waxy feel and actually showed up quite well when applied to the waterline. However I am not so sure about the "long lasting" part: I've had it on for about 10 minutes and it seems to have faded already - this will probably be more noticeable in a darker shade. I am still quite pleased I've received this though as I was looking for a skin-coloured eyeliner to wake my eyes up on mornings when I need to fool people I've had more than 5 hours' sleep. 

Slightly annoying that the eyeliner cap looks rather cheap and has a small split on it as though someone rammed the cap on too enthusiastically during the manufacturing process. I am nit-picking, I know but that's what I'm here for. 

I may review the rest of the products as and when I try them...but here you are for now, my first Glossy Box review and my first blog post! I know it really should have been about a lipstick...but that'd be too predictable. 

Lipstick Mama xoxo

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