Miners – Eye Make-Up Selection
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A few weeks ago I was sent this eye make-up selection from budget make-up brand Miners, but given the excitement of Christmas and New Year it’s taken me a while to get around to reviewing them.
When I think of the brand Miners it reminds me of the very first eyeshadow palette I had as a little girl (a cast-off from my Mum!), it was a pale blue duo and I used it when I was dressing up. I’d forgotten about the brand to be honest, as I’d not seen anything from them for years, but 2014 was the year I was to rediscover Miners and their new, modern cosmetics.
This is Define & Line Liquid Eyeliner, the shade is called Blue but to be honest it’s very dark – more of a navy. The applicator is a hard wand which makes it quite easy to apply an even straight line along the lashes. The product is fairly liquid, I thought it was quite watery at first, but the colour is very dense and it sets quite thick. It’s very hard-wearing and it’s almost impossible to remove any smudges once it’s been applied, so take your time whilst you’re applying it!
I think the finished look is quite classy, but you can see how dark the Blue shade is from the image above – it looks almost black.
The eyeliner lasts all day without budging, I’ve been removing it at night using Botanicals Cleansing Melt which breaks down the solid eyeliner into tiny little fragments – a bit strange but quite satisfying!
Define & Line Liquid Eyeliner is only available in 3 rather sensible shades – Black, Brown and Blue – I’d love to see Miners release it in some more vibrant shades.
This pencil is Colour & Kohl Eyeliner in Blue, it’s a nice bright blue shade. I really love coloured eye pencils and this one doesn’t disappoint, it’s quite a hard pencil but it doesn’t drag or hurt the skin when you apply it. It’s waterproof too and really long lasting, although it removes fairly easily using eye make-up remover.
I don’t like to overdo it with blue eyeliner and try to avoid looking too 80s….. so I’ve just been applying this Colour & Kohl Eyeliner towards the outer corner of my eyes and then smudging the lower lash line gently using a cotton bud to give a subtle effect.
This one isn’t quite as bright as my favourite blue eye pencil – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Deviant – but it comes a close second and this Miners pencil is much cheaper too!
The Colour & Kohl Eyeliner in Blue is my favourite out of these three Miners products and it’s definitely one I’m going to be wearing again and again. It currently only comes in 4 shades – Black, Brown, Blue and Gold.
The final of my Miners eye make-up products is the Dip & Define Eye Powder in Damson Dust, a loose eyeshadow powder in a dusky purple with a subtle shimmer.
I find the dispenser a bit strange and confusing, inside the lid there is a huge sponge applicator and it’s spring loaded so it tends to drop powder anywhere and everywhere when you use it. So much so that I’ve not actually used this yet on my eyes as I find the packaging rather infuriating! Having said that it’s a lovely colour, and if you tip a little of the powder out onto the back of your hand and then apply it to your eyes using a small eye brush I’m sure it would be fine!
Dip & Define Eyeshadow is available in 6 shimmery shades, I’d love to try the Cosmic Copper shade, it looks lovely.
The image above shows swatches of all three Miners eye make-up products. My favourite is definitely the blue pencil eyeliner, but they’re all great budget options.
If you’d like to know about more Miners products you might like to read my review of Miners Tin O’Tint in Strawberry, a cute fruity lip balm.
UPDATE 14th September 2017 – Sadly it looks like Miners’ regeneration was short-lived as I’m no longer to find any of these eye make-up products for sale online. If you like budget make-up brands then I highly recommend W7, they’re super affordable but create amazing dupes of much more premium brands. I’ve reviewed several of their make-up items, such as W7 Night Glow (a dupe for Benefit High Beam) and W7 Hollywood Bronze Glow (a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette).
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