Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: Eyeko Cheeky Colour Blush Duo My Coral Crush + Giveaway

Similarly to my Graffiti Eyeliner Pen Review & Giveaway, I wound up with a few of the Eyeko Cheeky Colour Blush Duos in the shade My Coral Crush and thought I would review and giveaway the extras.

At $14 USD, this Limited Edition (according to the Eyeko site at least) blush seems a bit high for brand that seems more in line with drugstore prices, but for the much lower price I paid during one of Eyeko's epic grab bags, I got it a bit cheaper (though I also wound up with a few of the same color).

Anyway, enough talking, more picture showing.

The packaging is very cute, though one of my boxes got a little bent during shipping (since I'm awesome, those that win will get much more pristine boxes).
The blush is housed in a pretty bulky plastic packaging, it's thicker on the bottom as there is a brush on the bottom, even though Eyeko recommends that you use a fan brush. My Coral Crush/Peachy Kenny is a slightly more reddish coral shot through with gold shimmer. It is quite intense and pigmented and a little goes a long way.
The brush is a piece of crap (sorry Eyeko!). It's scratchy and mine was bent and really unruly.
Let's just say it isn't something I would want to put on my face. I'd rather have smaller packaging than the large lower portion holding a shoddy brush.
You can see how pigmented the powder is. It kind of reminds of the same sort of texture (even though it's not technically a baked mineral powder product) of the MAC Mineralized Blushes or the more pigmented skin finishes.

I actually tried comparing it to the infamous MAC Stereo Rose Mineralized Skinfinish. The Eyeko is a much stronger pink coral base but the gold sheen is very similar. They aren't dupes by any means and I actually find the Eyeko a bit more flattering as a full-on cheek color.

MAC on the left and Eyeko on the right. You can see they kind of have the same effect when swatched (not the same color). I may dig around and see if it is a dupe for anything, I bet it is a dupe for one of the Mineralized Blushes or Skinfinishes as the effect and texture are similar (though MAC is a tiny bit softer).

This was applied before my husband and I went to lunch (sushi yum!) and it has lasted fairly well on my cheeks, however, let it be known my cheeks are on the drier side and most blush stays just fine throughout the day. I did touch it up a little to make it more vibrant for these photos since my camera seems to wash out any cheek color I have on!

Once again, I am giving away the extras. I have 2 of the Eyeko My Coral Crush Peachy Keen blushes to give away.

Please enter only once using the form below. Comments will not be counted (though they are appreciated)!

You must be a follower
You must be over 18 or have parental permission
This giveaway will end February 19th.
There will be 2 winners!
The giveaway is open worldwide.

Good luck. =)

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Leticia said...

That blush is really pretty!

m0chiii said...

the blush is really pretty ! ^_^

hehe .. all the brushes that come with blushes/eyeshadow are usually crap in my opinion..

Petra said...

This looks like a great blush!

Some times I wonder why they even put in brushes and applicators. They're usually so terrible as to be unusable. I always feel the companies could spend their money better elsewhere.

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Gorgeous. It really reminds me of NARS Taj Mahal.

Jeweled Thumb said...

@CA: Seems to be the going consensus. =)

@siwing: Sad but true. I guess there are enough people that use the applicators to warrant their addition to the compact. This is one of the worst I've seen though.

@Petra: I agree! This would be so much nicer if it were a bit slimmer sans brush!

@FFB: I don't have that to compare (I'm slightly happy about that - scary how many blushes I've accumulated!)

Lilly said...

Great color and thanks for the chance ^^

Hollie said...

love the eyeko shade! I think it looks similar to elf's blush in Glow... not sure though.

Adia said...

Really nice giveaway :D

Azhezha said...

thanks for the giveaway dear! ;D
the color are great!

Ria said...

That's a super nice coral blush! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shaimaa said...

Thanks for the giveaway

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