Friday, 25 September 2015

Eye of Horus: FINALLY available in Ireland

FINALLY! The cult eye products from Eye of Horus are available easily in Ireland because the bloody brilliant ladies over at Cloud10 Beauty have bagged the role of Irish distributors! And since Cloud10 ships worldwide... this is an awesome coup!

Blanaid and her team managed to grab the owners (and creators) or Eye Of Horus, Amy and Holly, on their tour through Europe, to celebrate the launch of their products on the website. These two gorgeous Auzzies talked us through their favourite products and the ethos behind them and we ended up just having lovely chats.

Me and Holly Spierings in The Marigold Room at The Liqour Rooms

I was given three products to try at home. And with two of them it was pretty much instant love.

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara (€25) in black is proper black. It is gorgeous. This defines, lengthens and blackens lashes in one coat. Two coats delivers volume. So much volume. I prefer just the one coat. I LIKE just one coat. One coat is perfect.

Single coat of Mascara

 In the pic above I applied just one coat of Goddess Mascara on the left hand side, its not hard to see the difference. I am holding out to see how long this tube will last until it turns gloopy before I comment on the price, because for me €25 is pretty pricey... so I bloody hope it lasts the full 3 months so I can justify spending that on lash paint again...

Eye Of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner (€22) is the product I am not entirely in love with. It is a standard felt tip liner that can give either a super skinny line, a medium kind of line or a lovely thick line, depending on how hard you press the tip against your eyelid/skin.

Try as I might, I couldn't get a good sharp point on the end of my flicks. I tried twice, hence the double flick there. The liner is beautifully black, but it takes a while to dry and I had to clean off transfer before I took the pics, and then I inadvertently rubbed the flicks off during the course of the day. I'm not sold on this, I get a better line from the Catrice or NYX offering. But if liquid liners are your thing then this comes in a brown too.

The product that is 100% my new favourite and now Holy Grail liner is the Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil (€22). I got Smokey Black:  A double ended pencil (firm smudger at one end, easily sharpened pencil at the other), the formulation feels like a firm gel, but the colour is a properly Light-absorbing-Satan's-uncleaned-fireplace-sooty matte BLACK. Its fabulous.

Amy was telling me you have about 40 seconds to work with this before it sets, so while you don't need to be speedy, you need to work fairly fast if you want to smudge this out or clean up lines because once it is dry you are not going to budge this unless you go in with a decent oil-based remover or cleanser. It doesn't pull, and you don't need to go over the line multiple times to get a good solid line. I would apply more than one layer if I was going to smudge it out though, just so you don't loose that intense black at the lashes.

This isn't as soft as the Avon Gel Liners and so doesn't need to be sharpened after every single use unless you want to get a good sharp line every time. The payoff is much more intense, matte and lasting power is 16hrs + with the Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil and mistakes are not as common.

Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil comes in 11 other shades. Emerald Tabular, Serpentine Sultry and Jewel Amethyst are calling me. Cloud10 Beauty will have me broke with all the gorgeous new brands and products they are securing every month...

Roll on payday...

 **Products provided for review, opinions ALWAYS my own


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