Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review : The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye

Hey dearest!

Do you love wearing eye makeup too? Have you discovered your love for eye primers to make your makeup last longer? 

Since the first time I've used one, I immediately became a fan and made eye primers a staple in my makeup routine. Having oily lids can ruin your eye makeup big time and with a good primer, your beautiful look can last the whole day! I have tried probably a dozen of eye primers already and around half of them are pretty decent. And for today's post, I'll be sharing my thoughts on the most recent primer I got...

The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye
This costs Php 895.00. The one I have was sent to me for review.

This is pretty new. It became available on September last year.

The packaging is pretty simple. It's in a tube that looks pretty much like the face primer version of Instablur. It's easy to squeeze out the product and I can get to open it by cutting it easily once I run low on this so I can fully use it.

Below are details about the product from their press release.



 
Below are details on the packaging:



Just by reading what it claims, I can't help but get excited about this product. It helps blur your imperfections (lines and dark circles), prolongs your eye makeup, and enhances the color of your eyeshadow. This is 3-in-one! You get the 2 important roles of an eye primer and you would not need an under eye concealer anymore! I have high expectations on this because I really liked the face primer which they released 2 months prior to this one (you can read the review here).


The consistency is gel-like. If you've tried the face primer, you'll be familiar with it. It looks thick but spreading it is easy because it is very smooth. It has a tendency to be clumped together and if you're using sponges or brushes to apply, it may fall off before you can spread it on skin so I just use my fingers. :P


It has a sheer yellow tone to it that helps give a light coverage on your eye area. This color suits my skin very well and I think it really brightens the eye area.

The pic above is when I slightly blend it. You can see how it goes through the lines of my hand. A little more blending and it can do a slight "blur" effect to lessen the visibility of the lines. This effect is more visible on finer lines of the face and on the pores too.

Below are swatches of my MUFE eyeshadow...
Left: without The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye
Right: with The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur Eye

And above is when I smudged the eyeshadow over and over.

It held the eyeshadow rather well. It looks more enhanced with the primer and when I try to remove it, you can see that it kept the color there unlike the other one without the primer which looks almost gone.


Excuse the eyebrows, I was planning to do a strong eye makeup look there. Haha! Anyway, one eye has the Instablur Eye product applied while the other one doesn't. It gave a light coverage on my eye circles and it did very well on mattifying and "blurring" some of my fine lines around my eye bags. Very impressive, right?

Everything seemed to be going rather well... but I got disappointed with the way it handled the oiliness of my eye lids. In just 4 hours, my eye makeup began creasing and my eyeliner began transferring to the upper portion of my lids. This do not happen when I use good primers like the one I have from UD and Too Faced. I gave this another shot and I used eyeshadows that are known to last longer such as the Maybelline Color Tattoo, but unfortunately, they creased badly too.

So here's a summary of my thoughts:

What I LIKE:
- Enhances the color of eyeshadows
- Blurs fine lines
- Light coverage for under eyes
- Easy to apply
- Packaging is simple and practical
- Price is reasonable
- Locally available
- Multi-purpose
- Makes eye area so smooth

What I DON'T LIKE:
- Doesn't help prolonging makeup. My eye makeup creases after 4 hours.


Would I buy again?
I think I won't. The con is too important for me. I think I can handle it if it doesn't enhance the eyeshadow much because I can just use a very pigmented eyeshadow. I can also handle a primer without the coverage part because I can always use a concealer. BUT a primer for me should prolong makeup and unfortunately, this doesn't do that for me... I guess this would work on dry to normal skin better. 

Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts on this product? Share your comment below! :)


Cheers,
DAWN


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