Thursday, 16 June 2011

Product Review: Inika Mineral Eyeshadow

Free with this months Marie Claire I got a free Inika Meneral Eyeshadow, and because I'd never heard of the Inika brand before, I decided to do a quick review for you all!
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I love the packaging, elegant and simple, and it is designed such that you don't get powder everywhere when you open it, something I have found with the packaging of lots of other, similar products. 
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I really like the glittery sheen, and how easy it was to use. This will make a lovely shadow on its own, or as part of a slightly sparkly evening smokey eye. The top line I applied with my finger, which gave the best coverage. Below, I used a fluff eyeshadow brush (Benefit's Fluff Shadow Brush if you're interested) to apply, and the thin bottom line was applied with a hard angle brush (Benefit's Talent Brush). I really liked the texture, and I think this shade (no. 6 Gun Metal) will feature prominently next time I go for an evening out! It was easy to remove with makeup remover, but not so easy that I think that it will wear off easily. 

Each pot costs £9.75, but, as I said at the beginning of this post it is free with this months (July) Marie Claire which costs £3.60 - I really suggest you pick yourself up a copy!


Has anyone else tried any Inika products before? What did you think of them?

17 comments:

  1. http://xl1x.blogspot.com/
    superbe blog

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  2. OOh, I do love gree gifts with magazines, especially because I would buy the magazine anyway :) This is such an exciting colour and texture for an evening look!

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  3. Definitely buying Marie Claire. The eyeshadow looks great. I haven't heard of the brand, but the colour looks fantastic.

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  4. I got the eyeliner and I can tell you it is just as great a product! I was a bit aprehensive at first because I've had poor experience with free eyeliners. This one however is the same colour as the eye shadow (gunmetal) and goes on like a dream! Love it! Also, did you post something French related recently? I had a post from you on my reading list and when I clicked on it, it has dissapeared! xoxo

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  5. @ prettylittlethingily - So you think it is worth picking up another copy of Marie Claire for the eyeliner?

    And yes I did, it was supposed to be a schedualled post for tomorrow when I leave for France, but I've switched over to the new draft version of Blogger and it has been playing games with me! If all goes to plan, it should appear tomorrow morning when I'm already on my way!

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  6. Oooh, it looks like a lovely colour, may have to pick up a copy :) I like the effect the angled brush has, it could be worn as an eyeliner too :)
    I've never used - or heard of - Inka products before today!
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  7. i do love the colour of this eyeshadow i've never used mineral eyeshadow before but i am tempted especially if you get a mag with it too
    love the blog bdw

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  8. haven't tried them, but the colour on this was really pretty!:)

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  9. super cool. thanks for the review:) always looking for the best ones.

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  10. hi hi! i just stumbled upon this adorable blog and couldn't help but hit the follow button! can't wait to follow your adventures in the months to come! xo

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  11. ive never heard of inika before but it really looks great! xoxo, saskia
    http://www.lovemins.com

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  12. Oh what a lovely colour! I might have to purchase Marie Claire for this product now! XO

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  13. Rachel I love your blog! I love Inika too, I've been using Inika products for a year now and have become a real fan, love their integrity as well as their products. I notice that they are launching on QVC tonight, love a QVC bargain :-) I will be checking them out...

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  14. Hi Rachel I love the inika products. I saw Miranda the CEO on QVC this morning. Have you tried the eyeliners she was selling? If you missed it she is on tomorrow at 9am 4pm and 8pm. I would love to hear what you think of these eye liners.. Jacky

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  15. I love Inika makeup, are the best minerall makeup I ever used........

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  16. I currently use Inika mineral powder and love it!

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