Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Eyeko Cream With Extra Glow (Limited Edition)

Hi Everyone,

Eyeko recently sent me their new limited edition Cream With Extra Glow which essentially is a multi-purpose illuminating cream. I've had a chance to use this cream now around 4 times and I'm very impressed, it certainly does live up to Eyeko's statements of it being 'loaded with micro light reflecting pigments perfect for creating a soft focus sheen'. I've been using this cream for 2 things: adding a pea sized amount to my moisturiser to create an illiminating base for my makeup, and of course a cheek bone highlight. I've also used a little on the cupids bow and bridge of my nose. I'm certainly a fan when it comes to highlighters as they can brighten any tired or dull looking skin up in a second, being so pale I do like to add a little glow to my complexion.

I wouldn't use this cream directly on the face as a moisturiser as it is so shimmery and glowing it would look a bit too stark and sparkly, diluting it with a regular facial moisturiser adds a subltle glow that's suitable for both day and night wear.

As for the consistensy, it's a rich cream loaded full of light reflective shimmery particles - a little goes a long way. You get a lot of product too so this would be great for using on other areas of the body such as the decolletage (it looks beautiful on collar bones) or even arms and legs if you're a fan of glowing skin. It's very lightweight on the skin despite the cream being so rich. In the pot the cream is a shimmering golden pale pink, but once blended into the skin appears to add a silver sheen - but looking closer in different lighting a pale golden champagne and pink shimmer is visible. It's packaged in pearlescent pink pot with a screw top, it also has a protective white inner lid to prevent the cream from coating the main lid and creating a mess. 

(Skin swatches, blended and unblended in natural lighting)

Overall I'm very happy with the quality of the cream and will be purchasing a back-up. I'd also like to see how this compares to the original Eyeko 3 in 1 Cream which doens't have the 'Extra Glow'. I think this is ideal for those days when I don't feel like wearing foundation or just tinted moisturiser, however it works perfectly as an illuminating foundation base and highlighter over foundation too.

The cream is £8 for 28ml of product.

*This product was sent to me by Eyeko for review purposes, however all opinions are my own. I wouldn't feel comfortable featuring a product on my blog that I dislike or wouldn't buy as a consumer.*



  1. A lot of people have been trying this lately and commenting about how sparkly and shimmery it is. I think it'd brighten my face up a lot though since I'm so pale, but I guess that depends on how shimmery in person it is, haha. It looks gorgeous!

  2. Love this cream


  3. This looks so gorgeous, and the packaging is beyond cute :)


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  5. I've always been curious about these, maybe I'll try the original cream.

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