I love a gimmick as much as the next person, but is eyeMajic really worth the money? Read on…
Here I am bare eyes with just a smidge of foundation, brown pencil on my waterline, no eye shadow primer oh and my brows are done (well duh!).
Next swiping off the shadow thingy, so good so far.
Here we can fully appreciate my first problem, my eye lid area is just too big. Otherwise the colour payoff is pretty good, just needs blending.
Still unblended but I thought I’d take a shot with my eye’s open for you all to see the results thus far.
And my second problem emerges, I didn’t use the eye shadow applicator to blend because in my mind a blending brush would be better right? Wrong!Where did the shadow go? I only blended for two ‘sweeps’…….This is basically the major problem, the shadow didn’t ‘stick’ to my eyes. I didn’t want to apply a primer first because I wanted to see what would happen.
Now this is the final result, whilst I do think it looks soft and pretty its far from what I was expecting.
Even with this result I must say that the little shadow that was left on my eye’s didn’t crease and lasted the day fine.
I’m fairly certain I should have applied a shadow primer to begin with, and maybe use the applicator instead, but I was thinking fast and easy and this is what I got.
I can honestly see the appeal it is quick, comes in a pretty great selection of pre-matched colours but ultimately I feel that in reality your better off purchasing an eye shadow quad and slowly learning to do it yourself.
I am going to try these again, with a base or primer plus I’ll stick to the instructions and try and ‘blend’ with the shadow sheet/applicator, we’ll see how that goes.
But until then I think I’d only recommend these to those either starting out in makeup (I can see it helping in the long run with product placement) or those that never wear makeup. Even then though I would definitely suggest that you blend as it looks kind of odd with the stripes of shadow.
I thought I’d mention that these retail at GlamBeautyBar.com for $4.95 for a 2 pack. Also that they were featured on Oprah some time ago and I’m assuming why they got so popular.
Have you tried these before?? What do you think?
Madame B Fatale
EyeMajic was provided free for review/trial purposes