“ Brand: Virgin Vie / Type: Eyeshadows / Subcategory: Eye Colour / Suitable for: Eye „
I bought this at a Virgin Vie party I hosted. I tried it out on the back of my hand and liked the colour so thought I would treat myself with the free products I earnt.
This is really watery. I shook it hard to get the colour mixed but it stayed incredibly runny. It is very difficult to apply and leaves a very uneven colour. It takes ages to dry and even then the colour collects in the creases of the eyelid.
I bought the green (Meadow) colour which looks lovely in the pack. It does give a subtle shimmery green colour to the eyelids but because it creases so badly the pretty effect is lost.
Value for Money
It costs £8.50 for 6ml. I consider this to be quite expensive for what you get. I am very glad I got it with my commission so I didn't actually pay this for it.
It is available from Virgin Vie at Home Consultants or through the website shop.vieathome.com
This is not a good product. It is expensive and doesn't give a nice colour at all. It is difficult to apply and even when applied it doesn't last. I would not recommend this product.
I have bought quite a few Virgin Vie make up and skin care products in the past and am usually quite happy with them. However, the watercolour eyes product I tried (Meadow) was very disappointing.
Firstly, even though I had followed the instructions and given it a good shake to mix the colour, it was VERY watery which made it difficult to apply - even when using "a delicate touch" as suggested on the Virgin Vie website. On first application, the colour is very light and watery so, when you do a second application to get more colour, you just get more liquid.
However, after a couple of attempts, I was quite pleased with the result - but it certainly isn't suitable when you're in a rush!
Unfortunately, by the time I had got to work (about 45 mins later), I was really disappointed to find that most of the colour had gone.
Not great when you consider that this eyeshadow isn't cheap at £8.50.
On the plus side: I like the packaging and it's small enough to carry around in your handbag. If you have time to apply 2 coats and are not too worried about how long it lasts, the colour does look very nice and maybe other shades would give a greater depth of colour on the first application.
However, I don't think that it's good value for money and there are other, longer lasting, easier to apply and cheaper eyeshadows available.
****Virgin Vie Watercolour Eyes****
Now as i said in a previous review i recently got a £50 virgin voucher. After getting the products i wanted i had some money left over so decided to treat myself to this as well.
Although not a brand i would normally associate with make up i have in recent months received a few items from them and been quite happy. I wouldn't class them as being department store quality but at the same time i would say that they are a little bit expensive to be a high street brand plus there is the fact that you cant just go into any shop and buy it.
Nothing spectacular here. The product comes in a round tube, kind of like a lip gloss. The lid twists on and off and the applicator again reminds me of a lip gloss applicator -like a sponge with an angled tip.The bottom half of the bottle is see through so you can see the product and if you shake it you can hear a little ball in the inside.
According to the website this comes in 3 colours which are canvas(cream),meadow(green) and waterlily(lilac).I got the lilac one but i have to say that it is more of a pink colour than a lilac one.
To use this you have to shake it to blend the colour pigments. Now i don't know if it is just me not doing this properly but the colour you get from it is completely rubbish. It takes several coats to get any sort of build up and even then it is not that noticeable.
I cant believe that this costs £8.50. I mean i got it for free and still felt like i was ripped off.
I wouldn't recommend that anyone buys this.