“ Brand: Eyeko / & Lip Care / Type: Eye Balm / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: regenerates, „
I remember I got my very first Eyeko product in a swap for the swapping site bigwardrobe, after using the one of the best nail varnish's I had ever used, I decided I want to try more of their products, so having a little look on the internet I found this 'fat balm' to me, it's name is a little hideous and rather funny, but I imagine it's because it's a balm, that is just very big. [fat] My friends was surprised when they saw me using this and not my regular products as they didn't know what it was, which shocked me a little, I presumed it was a well known brand as I had often seen it in many magazines with lots of reviews, but doing a little more reseach and eyeko is based in London and represents cute manga make up, no wonder they had never heard of it but I had!
the Fat balm, has a few purposes this is for the lips and cheeks, which may sound bizarre if your new to this kind of product, sounds funny because using a lip balm on your cheeks doesn't sound like it's going to work. I have all 3 of these flavours, I'm a little bit of a nut when it comes to balms and I have way to many that are unfinished, or just started. These are great lip balms, they keep your lips lovely looking, soft and repaired which to me makes this more ideal for winter, but we all know how it is, when you want to wear lipstick instead but your scared your lips will go dry in the winter cold, well these babies have built in tints, the mint flavour is a light pink, the strawberry a normal pink and the raspberry a little darker red. So you can have lovely coloured lips that are moisturised at the same time. This is why it is good for your cheeks also, you can use it for a blusher, that way you don't have to worry about if your lips don't match your face because you have the same colour on both.
I haven't found any Eyeko products in store here in Grimsby which I'm a little gutted about, but there is www.eyeko.co.uk and asos has started stocking eyeko products too. I don't like buying these from the internet for the sake of it, because they're only low priced I don't want to spend more on the postage for this than the actual product so I buy all that I need at once.The fat balms at the moment are just £5 at asos.
They're rather good for your money, because they're much bigger than the usual lip balm they last a lot longer, one of these can last me well over the winter months and still have some left
It was my birthday last month, and many of my friends were aware that I was on a mission to start tarting myself up a bit once my birthday was over - a new haircut, losing some weight, and generally taking better care of myself. So, come my party, many of them turned up with small make up gifts - with one of them being this Eyeko Fat Balm.
Essentially, it's a lip balm (although it can also be used on cheeks) and its 'Fat' because the balm stick itself is much wider than usual for a lip balm, about twice the size . There are various flavours, the one I was gifted was rasperry, and came in a pretty pink tube, with the word Eyeko written on it in silver, and a cartoonish picture of a girls face.
The balm itself is rather a deep red in colour, and the raspberry smell is apparent right away, although it seems a little synthetic. Applying this in a sweep across my lips, the taste is slightly sweet although to be honest, I don't think I would have known by taste alone it was meant to be raspberry . It did colour my lips a nice rosy pink, but unfortunately due to the width of the stick, it also coloured the area around my mouth - I looked like I'd been eating berries!
However, it did wipe off fairly easily, and it did seem to soften and moisturise my lips . I liked that very little of this came off on cups when I was drinking too .
I haven't tried this on my cheeks - I feel it might be a little too heavy and sticky for that kind of use . So, based on lip use alone, I'm giving this three stars . Yes, it moisturised my lips and kept them soft, but the flavour and fragrance were really nothing special, and the thickness of the stick made it messy to apply - I took to using a brush in the end!
Do you ever, after too much to drink, catch your reflection in the mirror and think "If I didn't look quite so obviously wrecked, that red wine would make a really good lip stain"? I do. I'm not ashamed to admit that I have these mad (drunk) moments sometimes. I've also been known to use red wine as a lip stain, mainly when I can't find my lip balm in my handbag. Not recommended, it stings.
Well, now I've found Eyeko Raspberry Fat Balm, I don't need to mess around with wine ever again (yep, will need to find another excuse). The colour reminds me very much of red wine, and it does look like that on your lips - just better.
The packaging is very cute and girly - a bit too cute and girly really. Think pink hearts, stars, tiaras and diamonds all over the box. It really looks like children's make up. The tube itself is less sickly sweet; just a pale pink tube with silver writing. Still looks like something I'd have coveted when I was 8 though.
I paid £7 for this, which I'm well aware is higher than the usual price, but I was using up a voucher which would expire otherwise - so better to get something rather than nothing from it. This was from Littlewoods.com, but Eyeko cosmetics can also be purchased directly from the Eyeko website, from ASOS, other catalogue websites, and I'm sure I've seen them in Superdrug before, though no sign of them on their website.
As a lip balm, it works okay. It's not as moisturising as I'd like it to be, but the colour is lovely (not as purple as the picture) and the texture is very nice too. It has a fairly nice inoffensive fragrance. Not very strong, but... nice. It's shiny without being too glossy, sort of half way between a gloss and a lipstick. My main concern was that the colour would be too dark for me, but as it's quite sheer (yet still fairly strong!) it doesn't wash me out. Nor make me look like a vampire / drunk - always a plus. The "fat"-ness of the tube does make it a bit more awkward to apply than your usual balm, as it *will* be fatter than your lips (unless you're Angelina Jolie). No real issue though, it just requires a bit more care and attention - no applying without a mirror!
But, it's as a blusher I feel the Fat Balm really comes into it's own. It smudges on easily, but looking very dark and shiny. Eek. However, it simply melts into the skin with a little massaging, and looks neither bright nor greasy. I have applied it on skin alone and over foundation with no problems in either combination. To me it's the ideal colour for this time of year, while it's wintry outside. The "I've been for a walk in snowy fields" type blush, they always tell you to aim for in magazines (try actually doing that, I'd certainly end up looking more "I've been for a walk in snowy fields, got myself dragged through a hedge backwards and attacked by a wild animal"). Teamed with the Fat Balm on your lips, it looks nicely co-ordinated, without being obvious.
So, I like it. If raspberry is the winter colour, I'm hoping strawberry is the summer colour, and will definitely be purchasing it shortly. I won't bother with the minty one - looks way too pale for me; I don't do subtle.
These 'Fat balms' can be used as both lip colours and as cheek colours.
Personally I find that they make my skin greasy if I use them as cheek tints so I stick to using them on my lips.
I have all three of the flavours - Raspberry, Strawberry and Minty - and they smell great. The minty is my favourite as it's a light shimmery pink and can be worn any time. The other two are darker pink/red shades that are better suited to the evening. Although the scents are appealing they unfortunately don't taste great - just like lip stick tastes. But other than that they're great.
They cost around £5 each and come in a chunky pink tube hence the term 'fat'. They're a good size for the price and last ages aswell as looking really cute in your make-up bag! I said in a previous review that some people are put off by the cutesy pink packaging as it's very 'young' looking but personally I love it, it appeals to the girly girl in me.
As a cheek colour it has worked better for my friends than me. They have normal skin and find it gives a really sheer 'flush' of colour than lasts for hours. For me I felt it made my skin very sticky and go greasy quickly - It felt just like rubbing lipstick on my face!
As lip balms go these are pretty good value for money although the two darker shades are more like lip sticks than balms. Still, they stay on well even after drinking and eating so they get top marks from me.
This review refers to the Strawberry Fat Balm (The darker pink one at the top of the picture!)
I recieved one of these as part of a promotion a fair few months ago,and I'm glad I did. I never would have bought one.
It arrived and looked very childish and like it would taste like a crayon.
But,I was so wrong.
It has a nice strawberry smell to it and is definately one for summer - because it gives you a sort of barely-there look,whilst still making your lips look fantastic and plump with a little colour. I loved the fact that my lips looked matte whilst wearing this,because I don't really like my lips to look shiny.
The colour is a sort of rusty-reddy-pink - hard to describe but looks a lot nicer than it sounds especially if you're brunette or a red-head (perhaps not one for blondes!)
It's also fantastic if you're scared of the red-lipped-look because it's subtle and oddly natural looking.
Overall,I'm glad I got this free and I would buy it again if I look into the company a bit more and find I agree with their policies etc.
I recently bough the Eyeko Fat Balm as I was looking for a lip balm perfect for summer & this is it! I bought it in the Minty flavour, which is a light pinky colour with a light shimmer to it.
The packaging is to die for, very fat and baby pink with writing in silver on the side. My first impressions of the balm is that it smells so minty and fresh. I haven't tried any of the other flavours available, there is also Strawberry and Raspberry.
The balm itself applies a really sheer but shimmery light pinkish colour. With most minty flavour lip products, you get that lovely tingling feeling (well I like it). I love the colour it goes on and suits my fair skin perfectly. I usually apply a clear gloss over the top to give that added shine. It feels like it moisturises my lips and gives that light shade of iridescent pink which is perfect for summer.
The balm isn't too thick or greasy like many lip balms go. It applies just the right amount of colour and doesn't leave me with that horrible cakey look. The lump of balm inside is very wide and thick so you don't have to keep pasting it on to build up colour, just one sweep over each lip is enough for me.
The minty is the most neutral colour with the raspberry and strawberry both having more colour. The raspberry looks more a purpley colour and not really for me. Although the strawberry looks a really nice 'jammy' shade of red, which would alse be nice for summer - this will be my next choice when the minty one runs out.
Overall, the minty fat balm is perfect for summer with just the right amount of iridescence and cover. For only £5 in Superdrug or off www.eyeko.com it is a bargain and in my mind a 'must have' for summer.
As a make up addict, I've recently had a 'lip phase'. This is where I pretty much only buy lip products for a month or so, get addicted to one and move on. However, the texture of lipgloss was starting to annoy me a little so I moved to lipbalms & lip treatments.
I'd heard good things about the Eyeko range so decided to try the Fat Balm. I was drawn to the mint flavour one.
The packaging is very cute, just like the other items in the Eyeko range. Pink with a cute picture on the side.
First off, this opinion is purely for the mint one. I've not tried the strawberry or raspberry so I can't say.
The mint flavour fat balm is a very light shade of pink. I thought it would be clear but it goes on a really shimmery metallic pink colour. With someone with olive skin, it doesn't suit me at all so the colour put me off initially.
Now I know you don't buy lipbalms for the taste, but a nice tasting one is always a plus right? The mint one, isn't minty. It smells a tiny little bit minty but apart from that, it's a lipstick smell and taste. Which is really unpleasant.
As a lipbalm, it doesn't moisturise my lips at all. There is no lip treatment pluses to it at all.
Overall, not impressed with this. I don't like the taste, the look or the product in anyway. I'm quite annoyed that I paid £5 for it actually.
As a big fan of all Eyeko products since my early teens, I was delighted to find out that they had been released in the UK and remarketed with cuter and brighter packaging, and a new style.
Eyeko fat blam comes in three flavours; raspberry, mint, and strawberry. While all the flavours taste lovely, my favourite flavour is strawberry. The mint flavour makes your lips tingle on application. My only issue is that the raspberry and strabwerry flavours shades are a little bit too dark for me, at a deep burgundy and a bright pink, and the mint shade is a gorgeous pearly pink, which is by far my favourite shade, so you sort of have to sacrifice your favourite flavour and scent for the shade that suits you best.
It comes in a thicker than usual packet, and shorter than usual for a lip balm, which is interesting and original. It twists up for application, and it comes in a pretty little cardboard box which protects it. The plastic applicator also has the company logo on in silver.
It's priced at 4.99 which is pretty reasonable for such a unique and pretty product, which last a long time. I am a regular purchaser and will never stop using this!
I am a self confessed lip balm addict and am always on the look out for new products to try so that I can alternate them with my trusty Vaseline lip therapy (I get bored easily). A couple of years ago I read a magazine review of Fat Balm by Eyeko, which said it was so good that loads of celebrities were buying it, and that it had many fans. I decided to get one, which I bought off the http://www.eyeco.com website. I really liked the product, but couldn't be bothered to keep getting supplies from Eyeko (which were at the time only available on the internet). Imagine my surprise and delight then to find it at Superdrug in December 2008 for just £3.50! I duly snapped it up and am reviewing it as (despite the magazine articles claims), not many people I know seem to have heard of it and often ask "what's that?!" when they see me applying it to my lips.
So what is fat balm and where can I buy it?
Fat balm is like a normal lip salve, apart from it is about three times the size in thickness. As well as being thicker than most lip salves, it also has a colour tint to it, which means it is a bit like a cross between a lipstick and a lip salve.
This product is available at www.eyeko.com, and also Superdrug. I've also heard it's available at TK Maxx, and it looks like asos.com has started stocking Eyeko products, so they will probably start selling the fat balm soon. It tends to retail between £3 - £5, depending on the various offers available.
Is it any good?
I have mixed feelings about this product, as I love the minty version, but I really don't like the strawberry and raspberry versions of the balm. This is because the minty type has a really subtle colour, which suits me no matter how much I put on. This cannot be said of the raspberry and strawberry flavours, which are quite dark in colour (particularly for a lip balm), and they make me look slightly vampiric! If I spend ages faffing around with the balm by putting really tiny amounts on then I can get the shade to a level that suits me (and doesn't look scary). However, this is way too much effort for me so I'm just going to stick to the minty version! Also, as the minty balm is more subtle in colour, I can just put it on my lips without worrying that I've got any of it around the lip area. With the other two colours they are so dark (more like lipstick) so I think you'd have to use a mirror if you're applying them. The smells also differ greatly! As the 'minty' balm name suggests, the smell of this is like normal mint. This makes my lips somehow feel 'fresh', and clean even though they are coated in a balm.The other balms, I think, smell horrible in comparison. It's just the natural smell of the product, and it just smells really strong and plasticy. The minty one, however, makes my lips tingle a little, in a nice way (it makes me feel like the balm is getting to work!), which the other balms don't do (I therefore put this down to the mint).
The texture and consistency of the balm on all the flavours is great - it just adds a light film to the lips and isn't too gloopy, greasy, or too thick. They all leave my lips in really good condition, and you don't need to reapply too often (though I like to because, as I said, I'm addicted to lip balm!) As I said previously, all the different varieties have a tint to them. On the strawberry and raspberry versions this was a very dark pink colour, but the minty one is a very pale pink that reflect the light well, as it has a bit of a shimmer to it.
The size of the fat balm is great as it will still fit into a small handbag, and as it provides both balm and colour, it could be used as a substitute for lipstick. You can also use this product as blusher, and although I don't think it's as good as my regular blusher, it does work and looks pretty, and I would be happy to use this if I didn't have my other blusher to hand. This is therefore a 3 in 1 product that could save space in your bag, as you don't need to put in lip balm, lipstick and blusher. The fat balm is also quite wide so you don't have to keep going over your lips with it.
The packaging is also really funky, which fits in with the brand image of Eyeko. Eyeko create products that have a 'Japanese twist', and the Fat Balm tube itself has a manga style picture of a girl's face on it. I find that the packaging and casing of the product endears me more to it and makes me more likely to buy it as it's just so different to any other product you will buy. The size of the fat balm as well makes it look unusual, and thus more interesting!
Overall I am giving this four stars because the minty one is outstanding, but the raspberry and strawberry flavours just aren't as good, so I'm going to take a star away for that so as to reflect an overall review of the different shades. I'd definitely recommend that you try the minty fat balm, and then try the others after if you like it and darker shades suit you.
I love to see people using make -up so easily everyday of their life and wish I could jump on their band-wagon too and look pretty and glamourous.
Knowing myself I would definitely enjoy applying the make -up but might as well jump into the bed before removing it and as I have read somewhere that this could be more very injurious to the skin.I have just restricted myself to the use of lip-gloss that I can lick off whenever I need to remove it .
Lipgloss and lipsticks do come in so many colours, shades, textures and types but they don't really look good when applied to chapped peeling lips , do they ? So I was well pleased to discover Eyeko fat lipbalm ... which are a hybrid of lipstick/gloss and balm... hmmm ok let me explain this a bit more then , as I can see you have sat up in your chair now.
A bit of background on the products sold by eyeko:
The company/brand is a Tiwanese company which was started by in 2000 by Max and Nina Leykind .
The company boasts of having its products used by celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Kylie and Thandie Newton if you like brand names ... and the special Dooyou member (kelebhutu'(that's me too)..well isn't the latter the most important out there ? Well honestly the former can all get a lip-job done if the need arises but I think when it comes to using a thing like this a poor laymans words speaks loads more....thats why you are reading this aren't you...
Most of the products have loads of natural/herbal ingredients in them which make it extra special.
'Eyeko' means love in Japanese and the products do woo the younger generation and is girly but I think there are a few products suited to older skin-types too.
Where did I order it from and for how much
Hmmm you can find them in superdrugs , sometimes in boots, have seen them in TK-maxx and some pharmacies too .
Or just go to the producers website www.eyeko.com and order it off there. They have free delivery on all their products too.
The rpp is £5 at most places , but you just might get one at £3.50 at tk-maxx.
What did I get in the package I ordered:
A very nicely wrapped first class posted packet containing my minty lip-balm and a free sample of the face-off face-wipe/make-up remover wipe , discount coupons/code for money off on next order. The order was delivered the very next day.
The lip-gloss come in three flavours
strawberry : just a lovely clear coating with a fruity smell.
Raspberry : a pinky/red touch of colour and fruity smell(haven't used this so not suer how it is in reality)
Minty : lovely light pink sheen to it with a slight glitter (has light reflecting particles) and a lovely tingly sensation when applied(Ideal for summer and evenings)
The packaging for the minty balm is a lovely blue packet with lthe usual compostion etc written on one side.
The actual tube is in a lovely pink shade and is so charming...its fat and chubby and very girly.
It has 6gms of the balm , so it fits neatly into any small purse too if you want to take it out with you.
Staring out from the tube is the image on the pack is of 'Manga' a cute Japanese animation character with huge blue eyes and a very pixie-like face, in silver colour.
Castor oil, jojoba oil,caruba wax, bees wax, jojoba oil, candelila wax, , Isopropyl myristate, butyl stearate,polyethylene, cetarylalcohol and a few others.
These are all vegetarian in origin and hence ideal for every sort of person.
Castor oil and beeswax are very good natural hydraters and moisture sealent whereas jojoba oil has natural anti-oxidants and VitaminE , which is what must be keeping the lips soft .
Pack says may contain titanium dioxide and mica which is a bit worrisome though a common substance in most lipstick/balms.
My lips are still intact and do not resemble Cruella's.
Very little used at each application..tube lasts for ages so very good value for money...can be used at anytime of the day. Very good chap-stick (starts moistening really quickly)and light lipstick in one stick . Lips remain very soft for several hours . Nice fragrance. You can apply it to your cheek to add colour too, but I am happy with it being on my lips.
Just buy the 6 products bag for £15 ...it is definitely a money saver at half the price.
Available in strawberry, raspberry and mint /