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You know we strive to bring your interesting and entertaining things to read here on the Pink Sith Blog. But today...well.. today I'm not sure if we can deliver. Sure I'm talking about a highlighter, which always makes me excited. I like highlighters for the face, they always give that great glow that only photo shop can achieve. But this?
This is Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow.
It is allegedly a three in one product. It claims to be a highlighter, moisturizer and eye cream. After using this product several times I can tell you that this is a highlighter and nothing more. I can't even imagine using it allover as a moisturizer...not because the pigment would leave you looking like a Twilight vampire / Frosty corpse, but because I don't find this cream to be very moisturizing at all. In fact, I found when applied to bare skin it actually felt dry and tight in the areas where this was applied. I know that can't be right...so I'm assuming that my experience was unique and that should you choose to purchase this, you may have better results than I did. It also claims to be an eye cream. I honestly would not put this on my eye as my sole source of moisture, but I'm old....Methuselah old, and perhaps in my once forgotten, wasted youth I could have gotten away with using this on my eyes, but the fact is I'm not a spring chicken any more and I need more help in the eye area. Again. Perhaps it is just me, perhaps if you choose to buy this it will be the eye cream that works for you.
Then there is the highlighting part. Well here we go. this is what works with this cream. It actually highlights! Yep. Ta da! As you can see in the swatch below the cream highlighter can be sheered out to a loverly glow. Trust me it looks even better on top of your cheek bones and in the inner corners of your eyes. Heck, you can use it as a brow bone highlight if you are so inclined. At your temples? Sure The bridge of your nose? Um OK..Sure! The bow in your Cupid's bow lip? Sure! Your collar bone? Why not. Sure! Basically, wherever you want a little glow, you can use the Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow to achieve it.
The cream itself is unscented as far as I can tell...but I have had a cold for the last month so I could be wrong. It is very thick. a little goes a long way in the highlighting department....however in the moisturizing department you will need to use more and honestly that isn't a good idea...remember, sparkly vampires. The cream is tinted a very, very light shade of pink but once applied to the skin it just shows up as a frosty silver. The color reminds me of Benefit Highbeam liquid highlighter, but this does not spread as easily over foundation as the Benefit product does. In fact. I found it kind of a pain to blend. I had to build up really sheer layers to get the blending to look right because if I applied a regular amount and tried to blend it out it tugged at my skin and just looked blotchy. Plus I wonder if darker skin tones will have an issue with the cool silver frosty color. It might look ashy on you if you don't take the trouble to apply and blend correctly.
The Packaging is cute enough. I mean I like pink and the tub holds an ample one ounce of product, but honestly for cream products I like them in a pump or squeeze tube because I worry about the rick of contamination form using my fingers. Now I use a Q-tip to get the product out but a squeeze tube would be better.
Apparently this product is limited edition, but it's still found for sale on eyeko.com for $14 USD so if you were so inclined to buy it you could...It's your money.
Do you NEED this? NO. This cream is a highlighter not a miracle three in one product. As a highlighter it's not all that great to begin with. Sure it is less expensive than some other cream highlighters on the market, but in this case you get what you pay for...not much.
Ingredients: Deionised Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Magnesium Aluminum Silica, Triethanolamine, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylated Hydroxyanisole. May Contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide Red), CI 75470 (Carmine)