Saturday, June 5, 2010

Eyeko Vintage, Nude & Lilac

Eyeko is a brand that I've heard of, but really didn't know too much about. I don't believe their polishes or other cosmetics are readily available here in the U.S. They sent me some polishes to review, and I have 3 of the shades for you now. The press release states that these are 3 of 5 shades "back by popular demand." Tomorrow I'll be reviewing 3 of their new Spring/Summer shades.

Above & Below: Vintage is a lush green hue that is right up my alley! This blue based, dare I say mint green, may or may not be close to Chanel's Jade. Sadly, I don't own it, but that is the question that always seems to come up. The top photo is outdoors under cloudy skies, while the bottom photo was taken with a flash.
Below: Macro shot of this creme shade.
Below: Nude is described as a pinky-beige--not quite peach or apricot, so pinky-beige it is! The hint of shimmer adds a nice touch to this neutral shade. I love color, but this is a shade I would use if I wanted something pretty, yet a little more conservative.
Below: Macro shot of the finish.
Below: Lilac is a lovely pure lilac creme. This may be one of the best true lilac shades I have.
Below: Lilac in a macro shot.
I have to say I'm impressed by these polishes. I used 2 coats on all of these and was surprised-- in a good way, by how pigmented they were. The streaking on the first coat was minimal, and I would describe their drying time as average. The formula was smooth and creamy, and they all dried to a high gloss shine. The bottles are cute, but they are small at only 0.3 oz., as compared to the standard 0.5 oz. The label fonts and the artwork is different on each one, which makes them interesting to look at from a design perspective. These retail for $5.00 each USD and they do offer free shipping on International orders over $55.00. I recently started following them on Twitter (here) and they sometimes announce specials that way. Their web site has been updated and enhanced and seems easy to navigate. I didn't realize all of the cosmetics items they carry, but I love the packaging on them. UK girls and others who are familiar with this brand...what are your thoughts? I see a number of items that look interesting, the Tinted Cream, Fat Balm, and some more polishes, to name a few.
*Products featured in this post were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.

8 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful!! The first picture of vingtage polish is it the true color?

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  2. these colours are all amazing! eyeko has such pretty makeup

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  3. I love vintage and lilac both gorgeous colors :o)

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  4. I want them all! I've seen the polish before but never have tried it. Vintage is fantastic, Nude I also love. Lilac is devine! What a beautiful shade. Mary you made me Hidden Treasure crazy. I used Maybelline Express Finish Key West Coral which is a lovely shade of coral. I couldn't resist and used one coat of Hidden Treasure. Beautiful if I don't say so myself. My nails look like fire opals. I'm so pleased with this polish. It's also the first polish I bought a backup of.

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  5. I love them all
    But i full in love with Pinky-beige

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  6. I have 10 or 11 Eyeko.
    They are highly pigmented and do apply well. Quite thick but, left alone, they settle nicely on the nail.
    They do generous ambassador codes and lots of special offers.
    They are also made in the UK!
    Which is great because I can support local manufacture and enterprise.
    In the US there is so much choice that you probably don't need them. A serious collector would want to try them just because they exist. But the current range is only about 10 or 11. They are not big-time.
    I have a lip balm so I can't comment on other products.

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  7. rm~yes, that one is true to color. The other was taken with a flash so it's a little lighter. I'm very pleased with these. For some reason, I didn't think they'd be as nice as they are. I'm a sucker for packaging, so I thought they were cute, but didn't realize how nice they would apply.

    Angie~love these shades too! I haven't tried their make up yet, I'll have to read up a little more on it. It looks nice though :)

    Twister~both of them are gorgeous. I am apprehensive when it comes to applying cremes, but these were exceptional.

    peripatetic33~glad you like them. I think they'd also work well as Konad image stamping polishes because of their consistency. And lots of their colors would look nice together.

    Lucy~these are a happy surprise to me with as nice as they are. And you're lucky you were able to find a second HT!

    Shaimaa~that one is so pretty to me too. It's so delicate looking in color and I love the shimmer.

    jaljen~yes, the formula was a tad thick, but yet it applied so nicely. I'll have to keep an eye out for their specials. I'm definitely glad I now have these, because yes, I am a collector also. I appreciate your thoughts on the brand :)

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