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After trying, and loving, the Dolly Girl on the Beach fragrance by Anna Sui her fragrances soon become top of my wish list and I lusted after each and every one of them. It wasn't until a few months later I realised she actually had a cosmetics collection and after being so impressed by her fragrances I didn't have a second thought about buying other products endorsed by Sui.
**What is it?**
It is supposed to be an eye shadow that can be used as a lone application or to add a gloss over the top of pre-existing eye shadows. It promises to open up the eye and make you look great for the party season.
Amongst my Anna Sui cosmetics haul was the eye gloss. I chose a deep purple colour as I thought it would go well with my eye shadow collection which is mainly dark greys.
The Eye gloss comes in a small black tub with a black water tight lid which has a floaty, girly pattern embossed upon it. I have no qualms with the packaging it is girly and does its job!
The contents feels quite rubbery and hard and I found it hard to apply and I tried applying this with both an eye shadow brush, a lip gloss brush and my fingers to no avail, I expected it to glide on my lids as the word 'gloss' connotes this!
To be honest I didn't particularly like the colour either it looks more like lilac when it is eventually applied which looks quite childish! I tried to apply it over a lighter grey eye shadow and this completely did not work it just looked like a child's painting on my eyelid! Just awash with colour-and not a very nice colour at that!
**Availability and Cost**
I paid a massive £16 for this gloss and it definitely did not live up to my expectations I would definitely not buy any more of Anna Sui's cosmetics but will instead stick to her fragrances! Her cosmetic and fragrance collection are available from Debenhams and other online stores.
Overall, I think this is an overpriced eye gloss-if you can even call it that. The colour is misleading and it is ever so difficult to apply I wouldn't go recommending this in a hurry!
a really nice smelling, nice looking product.a must have for any female! - Advantages: great for any occasion especially parties, very nice packaging, smells lovely! - Disadvantages: as with any glitter, you tend to find it gets everywhere!
The reason I originally bought this eyeshadow, was in all honesty because the packaging is so LUUUSH! (its a intricatly decorative shiny black pot) but now I'v come to see beyond the exterior, and I can appreciate the eyegloss for the wonderfull bit of makeup kit that it truly is. What is so great about the eyegloss is that its totally different to any eyeshadow you've ever tried before because its texture is so different, its not just creamy like a lot of the newer eyeshadows are, it IS actually gloss, as in lipGLOSS. This has advantages and disadvantages. I have the purple gloss, and it looks really bright (but not in a garish way) when wiped over the eyelid, it looks as bright worn, as it does in the pot that it comes in, which is hard to say about many other eyeshadows. Its also really easy to blend, and great to move if you make a mistake! The disadvantage is that it gives you a funny, heavy feeling on your lids, as the gloss is sticky and quite heavy, and if you only want to apply it on the lid part of your eye, and not the socket, it ends up in the socket and up towards your eyebrows anyway. If you want a really sassy and up to date look (powder is soooooo pass-e!!!), then this eyegloss is a definite must! but if you like your shadow placed perfectly on your eyelids (with your three tones of the same colour shading technique ... etc), then maybe this isnt for you!