“ Brand: Virgin Vie / and mascara. / Type: Eyeliners / Subcategory: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye „
Just recently I have been giving my face a bit of a makeover mainly due to a friend who is a Virgin Vie consultant and who gave me a one to one consultation. As a result I'm a little bit poorer, I possess a bit more make up and hopefully I have a more defined and well made up face. I've really been concentrating on my eyes, trying to open them up a bit, and one of my purchases was the Virgin Vie Golden Eyes mascara and liner.
I have to confess that I was slightly seduced by the very clever way this product is put together and packaged. It's also quite glamorous looking with lush golden and bronze colours. The mascara and liner are not packaged separately but come as an all in one product. It is your typical tube shape which you would expect for a mascara but actually has three components. The central part is where the applicators are - a spiral thin brush for the mascara and a thin brush for the eyeliner. Either end of these are the containers for the mascara and the eyeliner. This does make it very compact and I was drawn to the idea of this. You can open either end you want and then apply before doing the same with the other end.
There are two suggestions for the eyeliner. Either to apply directly onto your lids or otherwise to apply to the tips of your eyelashes after you have applied the mascara. This does look quite fun when you are going out in the evening.
The Midas Touch eye liner is actually a liquid eye liner and is reasonably easy to apply providing you have a steady hand. The consistency is just about perfect - neither too thick or too thin. It is a light golden colour which certainly seems to give a boost to tired eyes. It lso seems to help my eyes look bigger which was my desired effect.
I have to say that I am a bit disappointed by the mascara though. I've only used it a handful of times but already the brush feels quite clogged up and the actual mascara feels quite thick. As a consequence I don't feel that it is helping to separate my eyelashes which is what I would hope it would do and it is making them look a bit too thick. Having said that, it's not awful though - just not as good as I would have hoped. I will persevere with it though but have to be careful not to put too much on the brush. The colour of the mascara is described as sultry bronze but I don't really feel that it shows up that much. It is very easy to remove though when using a good eye make up remover.
This product costs £10.50 which is probably about what I would expect to pay. It's simple to use and very compact. The eye liner is quite glamorous but as the mascara does not really do the job, I would think twice before buying it again.
Two simple steps for glamour on the go / Use Midas Touch as a liquid eyeliner then add volume with the Sultry Bronze Mascara /