If you remember in my previous blog post, I was given a significant amount of cosmetics to use. So I thought that I’d try to slowly use them for at least a week and if I find them memorable, I’ll put up a review on them.
Today, I’ll be sharing with you “Tinted cream” by Eyeko. Researching around, this costs about 10 euro, although I’m not sure if this product is still being sold.
It comes in a bold, anime-like design box. With a name like “Eyeko” it sounds rather Japanese, so I was surprised that it was actually a UK brand.
It comes with a tub which contains 34ml of a 3 in 1 cream that functions as a Tinted moisturizer, Eye cream and highlighter. It is supposed to give wearers a sun kissed glow and a flawless base.
In all honesty, I wouldn’t get this myself in the first place as I’m not into tanning.
Nevertheless on the box it says, “Infused with skin perfecting light reflectors and antioxidant Vitamins A & E + Vitamin C for a radiant complexion”. Sounds good. All these vitamins are known to be good for skin topically.
Opening it unfortunately, the cream itself looks very very scary. So dark! It is the colour of copper mixed together with shiny, melted dark chocolate with reflective particles.
But don’t let the colours put you off, as it isn’t so bad when you swatch it.
It might look dark, but it blends easily into the skin and in the end, the cream goes sheer, making it look very natural. Below is the same hand after some minutes. The colour looks very subtle, yet the “glow” can be seen.
Next is using the product on my face. Here I am, mostly bare with brow liner (because I have no eyebrows) and moisturiser on.
I take just a little bit of the cream. This amount of swab like this here would be enough for my forehead. Another swab for the nose and cheeks and another tiny swab for the chin. I never had to use too much.
Interestingly, touching the cream is a little bit like touching jelly. It’s extremely dense and bounces back when you remove your finger.
Putting it on, it feels quite cooling because of the emmolient formula. But it doesn’t stay that way though, because it dries up really fast. And if you’re not quick enough in blending, it might leave uneven patches.
My face tends to feel taut after 30 minutes or so. So people with normal or dry skin, prior moisturization is definitely essential.
Here I’ve rubbed in the cream on half of my face. Left side is with cream and the right side without. It doesn’t seem to work that well for darker toned people, as I don’t see any difference on my face.
And here is what it looks like in natural sunlight. Left side with cream. Right side without. Not sure if I see anything different..
But the cream does work! As from what you could see in the picture below, the palm of the hand that I used to swab is stained. It definitely is best for those who have paler skin.
Nevertheless, a good thing about this cream is that it doesn’t seem to stain on my clothes, when I use them on my arms and legs. And it washes away very easily with soap and water.
I haven’t had any bad reactions to the cream in the span of the week that I’ve tried it. But as always it’s good to check the ingredients to see if you could potentially have any allergic reactions.
So to end, I put up a picture of me with my face fully covered with probably 3 more layers of the cream.
See anything different? Nah. I think it’s just not meant for dark skinned girls.
Anyway, I don’t think that I’d be continuing to use this as I much prefer using my Olaz Tinted Moisturizer which has been working out well in my skin routine. Which seems like such a waste for the Eyeko Cream though …
Nevertheless, what do you think of this product?