Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eyeko Cream Review

The lovely people at Eyeko in London have sent me Eyeko 3in1 Cream with Extra Glow to show to all of you! Now I'm not actually the moisturizing type of girl, so this whole thing is a little foreign to me to be honest!  This is what the cream is all about:

"Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow is a multitasking highlighter with all the benefits of your favourite cult classic Eyeko Cream. This NEW dreamy pink cream is loaded with micro light reflecting pigments perfect for creating a soft focus sheen. Add a flattering highlights to brow and cheek bones, your cupids bow, even collar bones and shins for a touch of moonlit magic."

I'll start off with some product shots: 
Eyeko packaging
Reverse Eyeko packaging
Closeup of sell line

Like I did with the nail polishes I reviewed I have to say that I LOVE the packaging. It has just the right amount of Asian flare that I'm all about. The box even has cute little drawings of cherry blossoms on it! I was actually really close to doing a cherry blossom mani to go with this post until I realized that I've done at least 3 of those in the past. However, there can never be enough cherry blossoms in the world I think! Anyway - the packaging is great, the only thing I would have liked to see is some instructions on where best to place the cream. I'll show you why later in my post and also because like I said before, I really have no idea when it comes to applying creams unless they have the word "cocoa butter" in the title.

The Creme Itself
So the cream itself is a light shimmery pink colour and looks like icing! I kinda wanted to eat it, but that's the pregnant in me talking. The consistency is very light and fluffy and not at all greasy. And it smells like cream with no other harsh odors or perfumes. I have some on my hands and I actually don't even smell it anymore, so no scents to make you pass out.

The Shimmer
Woah what a shimmer there is in this product. Its extremely iridescent and the thing it reminded me of first is fairies! Again, the application is very light and not greasy, it just leaves a nice sheen.

The Before Shot
My god do I need some sleep. I swear the baby is keeping me up a lot more than I'd like these nights! Anyway, don't I look all sad without my face all moisturized and shimmery? Lets fix it!

The After Shot
There we go! All fresh and shimmery! This picture doesn't do it full justice so lets do a close up shot:
Yea that's shimmery alright. It was actually SO shimmery I looked like I'd either been misted to death or that I just came back from visiting my Godmother in Fairyville. So I will say this, although I DO very much like this product - for me its for sparing use only: around the eyes, on the cheeks and anywhere else on the face that needs some highlighting, or even collarbones. But definitely not all over my face! I also don't think it would wear too well under makeup. But again, to highlight after makeup application I think would look pretty fresh! Especially since its not greasy and won't smear your makeup.

The Conclusion
Would I buy this product? Yes. Would I ever use it as a daily moisturizer all over my face? No. I think its a great moisturizer to compliment the products that you already have and to give your face some nice shimmery highlights, but not all over as its just too overwhelming. But, because of that I can see this product lasting quite a long time. And for the price tag of $12USD its worth it for a product that's not greasy and that you can probably stretch for a good while. I think I'm going to bust out this product for the next wedding - as its definitely the kind of thing for special occasions and going out! They also have a tinted cream in their product line. Check that one out too!

**This product was furnished to me for free by the manufacturer. This in no way had any bearing on the results of my review. For a full disclaimer please see bottom of page**


Emy..:) said...

Hey I bought a surprise set from eyeko.. Your's is cool and i am a new follower , you are welcome to my blog.

l0verlada said...

I've been wanting to try this and their other cream and this is why I haven't. I'm afraid I'll just look like a glitter bomb. And it's such a huge amount of product I would never finish it- I'd personally rather pay a little less for less product.

But I bet this would look awesome on you as just a little highlight on the cheeks and browbone- instant perk up!

Niki* said...

Emy - thanks I'll totally check out your blog :)

L0verlada - I totally agree. I think I really liked this product (sparingly) because it was free. If I was to pay full price for it I don't think I'd be that happy especially because I dont think I would ever wear it all over.

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