Today I have three new of the newest products from Eyeko to share all of which I find rather exciting.
Thought you couldn't wear blue mascara or metallics?
Well think again...
First up I have two of the new Eyeko Liquid Metal Eyeliners in Rose Gold and Black Onyx with the tag line "line and shine". Obviously the intended use is as a liquid liner for the top lash line but I find they work amazingly well as a liquid come cream eyeshadow particularly the Rose Gold shade. If like myself you have myself you have oily lids and find on hot, sweaty nights out that your eye make-up creases despite numerous efforts of primers and everything else under the sun this could be your saviour. Unlike typical liquid liners these feature a brush on system (the nib is composed of individual hairs/fibres and not a felt tip nib) and much like some lipglosses (namely Stila) you have to twist the base of the pen to release the product.
The consistency of both of the Eyeko Liquid Metal Eyeliners is of course liquid based but they are somewhat thinner than other liners I have used in the past meaning that you do have to be careful when applying to avoid smudging et al. Now although dubbed Rose Gold such hue is more of a bright, standard gold shade and Black Onyx is of course black with a golden nuance. Once applied I find both shades settle to an almost foil like finish but must warn that they do not layer all that well. By this I mean Rose Gold is not all that pigmented on the lids so you may be tempted to apply another layer of liner on top but what this does is removes the first layer and you are back to square one. This is not the case for Black Onyx the colour pay off is wonderful so I doubt anyone will feel the need for two coats. Now back to my night out claim - once applied neither liner budges, it won't dry or flake yet removes with ease when needed. I find Rose Gold to be a wonderful base product for eyeshadow - I apply all over my lid let it settle and set to work adding eyeshadow safe in the knowledge that come last orders it is still on my lids. Rose Gold is also a great inner eye highlight - I tend to dab a little onto my index finger and apply that way for a subtle but brightening effect.
Now onto Eyeko Midnight Blue Black Mascara. Like most I have seen images of my teenage mother in the mid 80's decked out in blue mascara - tragic. And again like most I have swore that blue eye products are not for me through fear of recreating such look. However Eyeko Midnight Blue Black Mascara is different, it is not your true cobalt blue 80's nightmare offering, rather it is a deep blue that has a hint of black. I see it in the same light as those mascara's that feature a tint of colour to enhance your eye shade. I have long but flimsy and sparse eyelashes meaning some mascara's are simply too heavy and sadly this falls into such catagory. It clumped and looked spidery on my lashes in two coats but at least I can report the blue tint was subtle. On my sisters thicker lashes it looked more normal and defined and held a curl well.
You can find the Eyeko Midnight Blue Black Mascara £18 and Eyeko Liquid Metal Eyeliners for £21 each (limited edition) via Space.NK - link
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