Saturday, 29 September 2007

Oriflame Daydream Eyeshadow Stripes

RRP: €7,95/£5.50 for 4g
no. of shades available: 1

--About the brand--
Oriflame is a cosmetics company, founded in 1967 in Sweden, that sells high-quality natural skincare and cosmetic products through an independent sales force, outside the traditional retail environment. Direct sales allows customers to get advice and inspiration from people they know and trust. Buying direct is reliable and convenient, and Oriflame Cosmetics is today one of the world's fastest-growing cosmetics companies. Oriflame has sales operations in 55 countries and market leadership in over 30 countries.

--What does the promo say?--
"Emphasise your eyes with this tantalising trio of eye shadows in lively spring shades. Easy to blend vivid colours with wet and dry application for long lasting colour that lasts."

All very sweet and girly, arriving in a pale green box with pale pink swirly writing detailing the product, which is nice but a bit difficult to read except under bright light. The compact itself is a flip-top compact made of white opaque plastic. It's slightly difficult to open but otherwise fine. In this compact you get three colours - pale pink, pale yellow and pale green - that run into one another, and two small sponge brushes that sit rather nicely together end to end. A mirror would be nice, as would a grip on the outside to ease opening, but it's all very cute.

If truth be told, I wasn't sure what order to use these colours in. I ended up using the yellow as the base, followed by the green on the crease and the pink as a liner, but I'll probably experiment with this combination a fair bit.

Quite finely pigmented, but you seemed to need quite a lot of shadow per application, which suggests it could be better.

Almost too pale to be seen, but the lighting was quite bad when I applied it, so it could be better than it appears. However, the colours match one another very well.

Quite poor - it creased even with the use of a primer.

--Value for money--
Given the amount you have to use per application, the fact that it creases and the fact that there are probably better trios out there for the money, I'm going to have to say that I'm not too impressed with this. It looks nice on, but it creases far far too quickly, and as far as I'm concerned, I shouldn't have to be reapplying my shadow throughout the day. Thumbs firmly down.

perfect partners
Daydream Eye Definer, €3,95
Daydream Lip Gloss, €3,95


Unknown said...

I love this Oriflame eyeshadow
Regards from portugal

oriflame said...

Nice post!