Product-analysis: Illuminare All Day Eye Color SPF 15 ~ Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™
Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets

6/3/09

Product-analysis: Illuminare All Day Eye Color SPF 15

Illuminare All Day Eye Color Espresso
I’ve been curious about this brand for years but never tried it until now because they finally removed SD Alcohol from their ingredients (yay!). It’s advertised as a cream shadow with a built-in SPF 15 that is water-resistant and budge-proof. I have to say that in this case, the marketing speaks the truth! Once this cream shadow goes on, it lasts all day. This is perfect for oily eyelids. I wear emu oil around my eyes as an eye moisturizer. Despite my oily eyelids, this eye shadow does not budge.

Perhaps the most impressive function of this eye color is that it’s also a sunblock for the eye area. People who don’t wear makeup can also take advantage of this nifty product. I’ve never found an eye shadow that also contains SPF made of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide (natural sunblock ingredients). If you have sensitive skin, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide should be the only 2 sunscreen ingredients you use.

Illuminare All Day Eye Color Latte
Comes in 7 neutral colors ranging from milky Latte to the darkest Espresso. If you love wearing eye makeup, using one of the lighter shades as an eye shadow primer would yield amazing results. The texture of this grabs and holds color as well, if not better, than popular eye primers such as Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. The darker shades double as all-day eye liners.


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5 comments:

emma w. said...

i want to try this! i went to the link and it says it has sd alchohol. can you help me?

Brilliant Farmgirl said...

Hi Emma,

Great catch! Rest assured it doesn't contain SD Alcohol. Skinstore.com has an outdated ingredient list but the product is SD alcohol-free. I've already contacted them to update the ingredient list.

Farmgirl

emma w. said...

wow thanks! :D

Tess said...

hmm, I thought I'm the only one who knows of this cream shadow, I use it as a eyeliner.

I really like your reviews, can't wait for new ones.

Brilliant Farmgirl said...

Hi Tess,

Thank you- I LOVE reviewing products!

Farmgirl