Tuesday, September 29, 2015

IsaDora Twist up Eye Glosses

I was rather excited when these 'Twist-up Eye Gloss' Highlighters by IsaDora arrived in my mailbox (well actually my Mam & Dad's mail box!) a few months ago.
I love anything beauty related that doesn't immediately seem as if it's another version of a million other products, and these came across as somewhat unique.  While they are called eye glosses, they aren't actually glosses (in formula) but rather cream crayons with a high-shine, gloss finish.
Globally there are now 12 shades in total in the range with the addition of the 3 new shades I received which are the ones available here in Ireland, which include;

16 Peachy
17 Sun Bronze
18 Nude Pearl 

You can check out the entire range here on the IsaDora website;

L-R; 17 Sun Bronze, 16 Peachy, 18 Nude Pearl

Even though these are described as "Highlighting Sheer Eye Shadow" sticks, I have been using the lightest shades, in particular No.18 Nude Pearl, as a general highlighter; and quite successfully.
They go on fairly sheer to begin with but can be built up to a medium coverage. I find applying the product direct from the bullet and blending out with a synthetic brush to be the easiest way to play with these.
These are lovely used as directed as eye shadows BUT caution is needed if applying to hooded or oily lids. 
I personally prime and set my lids with a powder before applying the gloss to minimise creasing, but as ye can see in the picture below, a little creasing in the lid folds still happens even on my dry lids after a few hours.
Then again this might be the look you're going for! This could work really well over a dark grungy smokey eye as an alternative to using them as your primary eye product.

Sun Bronze on the lids with Nude Pearl on the inner corner.

Top Picture; About 20 minutes after applying
Bottom Picture; About 6 hours after applying

These are available in select pharmacies across the country for €13.25.
IsaDora is a brand I have been really enjoying over the past year or so since rediscovering them and have some really lovely underrated bits in their arsenal. I highly recommend having a goo at what's available the next time ye pass by one of the stocked up pharmacies!


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