“ Brand: Eyeko / Texture: Cream / Type: Eye Cream / Texture: Serum / Suitable for: Eye / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Eyeko is a cool little cosmetics brand based in the UK - it kind of has that Japanese kitsch feel to it. I'd heard quite a lot about the products and after seeing a 50% off 2 hour sale on Facebook I decided to take the plunge and got a few of their products - this 3 in 1 cream being the one i'd wanted to try the most. It comes in a little pink pot which although cute, it doesn't look very grown up and looks a little bit like something that would come with a barbie! I don't mean to sound mean, because actually I kind of like the fact that it stands apart from everything else. The contents itself is a pink shimmery cream and you don't get loadso f product for your money, but then again it really depends on how much you use this item, mine has lasted a long time. This is a 3 in 1 cream - that is to say it claims to have 3 uses - moisturiser, eye cream and highlighter. My intial thought was that if Eyeko could pull that claim off, then my bank account would be a lot happier to only buy one product instead of several! In terms of a moisturiser this really didn't work for me. It's a thick gloopy type cream and I just didn't think it had the right consistency for a good moisturiser. I suppose it you have perfect skin you don't need too much moisturiser, but for the majority of us girls after a winter I don't think this is anywhere near what we need. I also can't use this for a moisturiser because for me the shimmer looked ridiculous, it just didn't look natural and therefore for a day time look it really isn't advised. So for a moisturiser, sorry this fails. Eye cream...well, I personally think that using this shimmery cream for eye cream is a mistake and doesn't work...another fail. Highlighter, well...finally this product works! Its great! I have Benefits high beam and i'd say that this is a really good low cost alternative if you can't quite stretch to Benefit's prices. Just use a dab of this cream on your cupids bow and tops of you cheek bones and it works a treat. I don't love this product for the most part, but as a highlighter it is good. Would i re-purchase? probably not, I think I will stick to products that are one trick ponies!
Eyeko cream with extra glow is a lovely little tinted moisturiser that looks fantastic on most shades and tones. It's a pinky colour cream with a silver sheen to it, but is matte and doesn't have glitter particles in it, so you won't look silly wearing it during the day. It's quite thick and you don't get much of it in the little tub, but you don't need so much as a little goes a long way. The only problem is that it can get quite gloopy so you have to rub a little bit longer than with ordinary mositurisers to ensure an even covering. The particles in it seem to reflect light which makes you look brighter and healthier when you're wearing it, and I feel like my skin can breathe under it so it's perfect for days when you don't want to cake on heavy foundation and want to look a bit more natural; (or even to wear alongside your foundation, on your eye bags just to perk you up a bit!) The packaging is nice and pretty; it comes in a little pink plastic pot which I thought was really cute; (however a friend did comment that it looked a bit like childs make-up, haha!) The smell is great at first but the only thing I found is that after owning it for about a month it did start to smell a bit...well, not off, but not a nice as when I bought it. All in all, for it's price, it's a great little tinted moisturiser and hides imperfections well.
This is a version of the original Eyeko Cream, but whereas the original has a gold sparkle finish, this one has a silver finish. The cream is a mix of pale pink and silver shimmer, but isn't glittery. It's marketed as a "3-in-1" product as a moisturiser, highlighter and eye cream. It would definitely work for everyone as a highlighter, but isn't very moisturising so if you have dry skin you'd need to use your usual moisturiser first. Personally I wouldn't use a shimmery eye cream as it's likely to settle into all the fine lines around your eyes and look very odd! As a highlighter - used on top of foundation along the tops of your cheekbones, on brow bones and anywhere else that would catch the light, the fine shimmer gives a lovely lift to the face, creating a sculpted look. As a moisturiser - used under foundation this gives your face a lovely glow. Using foundation over the top means you don't look too shimmery, but you get a "lit from within" effect. The silver-tone to the shimmer means this looks better than the original gold-toned cream on paler skins, but would work on all skin colours. A little goes a long way too, so a pot lasts a long time!