Friday, 30 December 2011


Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

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Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara: eyeko/harvey nichols (£15)*

I was sent all the three styles of the Eyeko Brush Mascara but Im reviewing the Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara one for the sake of this post. The formula is the same for each mascara I just preferred the brush on this one to the others. The mascara itself is really good, its formula is thick, waxy and really darkly pigmented. Definitely a true black. I don't find it flakey or drying. It lasts a really long time too, I dont find myself having to top up because its gone grey or come off. It takes a bit of work to get off, but nothing too tricky to remove.

The Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara is a really small, thin pointy brush, Which when I opened the package I thought that this was the one of the three Eyeko Brush Mascara styles (Skinny, Curvy & Fat) I'd like the least. But I actually found myself liking it the most. I found it much easier to getting really long, dolly like lashes, especially on my lower lashes. I think chunky brushes make it hard to get right into the smaller lashes on the inner corners . The Skinny Brush makes it easy to apply the product close to the root of the lash without transferring onto you lid. Overall it gives me a really wide eyed Twiggy look which I loved! Really long and spiked out, some may say it could border on spider lashes, but personally I love long lashes!

The product is really good, dont get me wrong. I'd say its worth the money but I personally think the price hike in Eyeko is a bit much. I've been in two minds about actually reviewing the product. On one hand I think its possibly one of my favourite mascaras, but I feel its incredibly over priced and I would never pay that much for it. Its the kind of product I like but wouldnt pay for myself. I think this is maybe because I grew up seeing Eyeko as a cheap, drugstore brand. All the rebranding in the world isn't going to make me feel something else about a brand because the packaging is different and they are sold exclusively in Harvey Nichols. For the price you could buy a true high end mascara, YSL faux clis for example, which I think is fair enough because its a designer brand. The idea of paying £15 for this really puts me off.


26 comments:

  1. I need a new mascara maybe I'll try this one !

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  2. I totally agree with you about the eyeko products prices becoming inflamed. Its ridiculous! Lots of other brands have gone too expensive too. But it looks a good mascara.

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  3. I had this mascara for my birthday, and really didn't get on with the wand, it just kept falling apart after using it 5-6 times, and like you said the price, kinda crazy considering a while back all eyeko's products were mostly under £10 and really affordable. xx

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  4. Cute packaging but £15 is a lot! I'd rather splash on a lancome mascara x

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  5. I don't think the packaging is very appealing for a £15 mascara.. maybe if it was half the price...

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  6. This looks like something i would like to try but yes, £15 is definitely a put off xoxo

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  7. Couldnt agree with you more on this product, its great, but for £15 im extremely reluctant.

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  8. I've heard so much hype about these! They sound great, but I do agree that is a bit of an extortionate price tag! X

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  9. surely you pay more for a high quality product than a designer label?? Like the Mac Blushes, yes mac is brilliant and I generally love all their make up but I dont find their powder blushes to be any better than mid range drug store brands, so I wont pay ott prices for it again. xx

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  10. I totally agree. Eyeko used to be a cute cheapy brand that I'd always go to for fun presents for people etc. But it's hard to shake off a reputation especially after it got so hyped up on youtube and blogs.
    And £15 for a mascara? Even my beloved Zoomlash costs less than that! Not to mention they have barely any products on Sale now. Good luck to them but I can't see them being the cult brand they once were.

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  11. Wow that's so pricey. I tend to get the cheapest mascara on offer recently. It does look good but I think I'd rather stick with what I know, good old Rimmel hehe
    Xxx

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  13. This looks so lovely, but you're completely right, I'd never pay £15 for it! xx

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  14. You're right. I would never pay £15 for an Eyeko mascara either. I'd rather buy highend mascara with that money rather than buy a mascara from Eyeko. I had always associated Eyeko as a "teenage girl" kinda makeup brand but it seems that after their mini makeover, they've decided to increase the prices which is a shame. :'(

    Lovely post Lily :)

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  15. I had this before the price increase, i think its worth more than the previous £8 but it nearly doubled in price and that's just crazy!

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    xo

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  16. Do you reckon the skinnier brush would help stop me constantly getting bits of mascara on my upper eyelids whilst applying it? For me, it'd be worth the price if it could do that!

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  17. I miss their old products! :(

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  18. I'm glad you mentioned the price! weren't the mascara's only £5 before?! I liked them but not THAT much. I also think the rebrand is a bit weird from anime to chic. I think because I've used it before for the cheaper prices I begrudge paying more.

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  19. I used to love this mascara but just like everyone else I am really put off by the price. The rebrand seems a bit odd too, why start off by only selling a couple of products? They may gain a few new fans with the rebrand but I can't help feeling they will lose more. x

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  20. i've never tried any eyeko products before but i have heard of them a lot and i have to agree there there's been a big increase in their price! i do like the packaging of the mascara, though, as it's quite unique and i've never really seen anything like it before! we'll have to see though if i can justify paying this much for this mascara! X

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  21. Agreed - I'd rather have a good luxury mascara, even though this one is still good x

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  22. completely agree. eyeko were one of my favourite brands, and i went to buy a new nail polish from their website one day and everything had changed. the new prices are ridiculous and they've gotten rid of their best products, totally lost all interest in them x

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  23. Am I right in thinking that Superdrug used to supply eyeko products. I have one of their Mascaras that I swear I bought from Superdrug many moons ago....It also used to be a LOT cheaper. I'm sure I bought my mascara for about £3.

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  24. Am I right in thinking that Superdrug used to supply eyeko products. I have one of their Mascaras that I swear I bought from Superdrug many moons ago....It also used to be a LOT cheaper. I'm sure I bought my mascara for about £3.

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  25. I wouldn't spend £15 on this mascara either. Benefit they're real is better (in my opinion) and that's only an extra £3.50. Eyeko's liner pens are fabulous though, I love them!

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