4 Jul 2010

Eyeko Nailpolishes



Today I've got some Eyeko nailpolishes that were sent to me for review, so I gave them a whirl and also swatched the colors for you on my hand. Picture first, thoughts later!

Clockwise from thumb to pinkie: Eyeko polishes in Coral, Tea Rose, Posh, Vampira, Petite

My favorite from this collection is definitely Coral, it's such a bright, eye-popping shade, just the right blend of coral and red. I've seen swatch comparisons and it's a lot like MAC Scorcher nailpolish from the recent To The Beach collection, maybe a tinge less red and more coral. I've worn this several times as a manicure already and it also would look great on toes for the summer. I really do love this one!

Posh reminds me a lot of Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, it's in that mushroom taupe vein with a grey and brown undertone.

Vampira, which is hard to capture, is a black polish with lots of red glitter and shimmer inside. It didn't photograph so well on here, but it's in the same vein as China Glaze Lubu Heels.

Tea Rose is a slightly dusty pink-mauve shade, and Petite is a sheer light milky pink, great for French manicures. They were my least favorite of the bunch as these aren't the type of polishes I usually go for and I didn't find them unique or original in the slightest.

As for the quality, all except the sheer one were completely opaque in two coats with no visible nail line whatsoever. The texture is a bit on the thick side; they sort of remind me of Essie polishes but not streaky at all. The thing I didn't like so much is the inconsistency in the brushes, some had loose ends that make it hard to make a very neat application. But all in all, the quality was acceptable, even good.

Aside from Coral, I have to admit that I wasn't wowed in the originality department. While these are pretty shades, I feel like I've seen all of the colors before from other brands and they are easily duped, even with drugstore nailpolishes such as Barry M, Models Own, Sally Hansen, etc. I would be interested to see if Eyeko comes up with some more unique shades, instead of just following the current top nailpolish trends, to set themselves apart from other brands. Don't get me wrong, I like some of the colors, but I don't know how often I'll be reaching for these over more unique shades and finishes I have in my polish collection. Not exactly OMG-I-HAVE-TO-HAVE-IT colors, if you know what I mean, but nice nonetheless, and cute packaging if that's something you like.

These retail for £3.50 each for 8.5ml of product and are available at eyeko.com

Link to my video review

10 comments:

  1. Very beautiful nails!!! Congratulations!

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  2. Thank you for the review! I've been wondering about their polishes for awhile now

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  3. Anonymous12:41 am

    i've got this collection they are amazing! the coral one is my favorite ;)

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  4. I loooveee these!! i love the taupe one.

    http://makeupagirlsbestfriend.blogspot.com/

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  5. the "vampira" colour is exactly the same one that ESSENCE releasen in their new essense "twilight eclipse" collection (in austria)...its that black with red glitter inside :)

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  6. Anonymous6:29 pm

    Love your nails
    btw i wanted to ask if you use any pills or something to get them thick and strong like yours?

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  7. Very nice polish and starling colors.Love the glossy effect of the attractive nails.Black is my favorite.

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  8. So pretty! I am definitely tempted to order, just wish it wasn't from int'l, b/c it is kinda far away :(

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  9. I just ordered some eyeko polishes: Vinatge cosmic and indigo seems so nice: http://www.eyeko.com/eyeko-polish-cult-classics-p-89.html?osCsid=ef8b0fe0feb92bd9e78826ee5737d03d
    And I also ordered rain: http://www.eyeko.com/eyeko-polish-london-look-p-96.html
    I can't wait! Thank you for this review!

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  10. I like Vampira Polish. It's a shame about the brush though!

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