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A while ago I stumbled upon the Instagram account of Eye of Horus Cosmetics, another cruelty free (vegan friendly, paraben free) brand that got me quite interested, this time based in Australia. They stock eyeshadow palettes, pencils, different liners, brushes and some other things – all of them inspired by natural beauty, Ancient Egypt.
Packaging reminded me of Illamasqua quite a bit with a bit of gold added, not a bad thing though!
Actually I was interested in some coppery liner to use for my eyebrows since on some days and with some looks the black brows I do will look too harsh combined with my coppery-orange hair. But they offer free shipping on international orders over $50 and so a palette and two liners, worth $109 AUD in total found their way into my basket. Order has been placed July, 1st, shipped July, 6th, delivered July, 12th – a bit longer waiting time from order to shipment but still ok since it is a smaller company and with this beautiful and also good quality packaging – some things probably need some time!
Sekhmet Shadow Palette ($46 AUD, 3.6g / .12ozE, use within 18 months)
Official description: Sekmet ancient Goddess of power and war unleashes the ultimate Smokey eye palette. Fearsome array of Charcoal, Steel and Grey tones are perfect for the dark powerful Temptress. The essential trio shadow palette is Italian baked in a stunning matte and satin shades. Deeply pigmented, long wearing crease-proof formula to deliver everyday brilliance. Key features The Eye of Horus cosmetics baked Goddess shadow range can be used either dry, for a subtle day ware effect or wet for a full-intensity finish. When water-activated, shadow colours transform to be more intense and radiant if desired. These remarkable properties give the freedom to create any kind of look from simple to dramatic in seconds. Paraben Free. (Elixir Sands Creamy Beige Matte (light), Silver Eclipse Silver Metallic (medium), Raven Onyx Gun Metal Grey Satin (dark))
My opinion: To me this is a perfect everyday eyeshadow palette, some creamy color to use under the eyebrows, a light warm silver for inner eyes, dark silver / charcoal for smokey eye look. The pigmentation is great with a bit of shimmer in the grey shades and I am looking forwards creating some different and maybe more extreme looks with this! Eyeshadows did pretty much stay in place even without base and even when I was sweating quite a lot, had it on for an entire day of activities and in the end still looked ‘ok’-ish!
Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil ($30 AUD, 1.2g / 0.042ozE, use within 12 months)
Official description: Gloriously glowing copper/bronze was prized as a precious Amulet and it accentuates your eyes like a sun goddess. Goddess Eye Liner pencils are uniquely formulated with beautiful waxes of Beeswax, Carnuba and Candelilla wax, with the added benefit of Organic Moringa Oil for a creamy rich formula thats easy to apply, waterproof, and smudge proof and long lasting, paraben free
I was not sure if I wanted this one or one of the greenish pencils (Serpentine or Emerald) but since my inention for this purchase as mentioned, actually was to find something to do my eyebrows with this was a good choice! Easy to apply and with a bit of powder on top also will stay in place quite good, even though the other products definitely were more smudge proof than this pencil. But since it comes with the other end being some smudge sponge tip thing I guess that’s the way it should be! I have one thing that got me confused, it says to use within 12 months but also says epires 30.09.2016, hoping they meant 2017 because I doubt a company would send out stuff that expires after only a few months time?
Liquid Metal Copper Sphinx ($33 AUD, 2.4g / 0.085ozE, use within 6 months)
Official description: Gloriously glowing and illuminating pure precious Copper metal shade in a Liquid metallic eyeliner that delivers a splash of piercing vivid colour. What it does: Transform eyes with a swipe of Copper Liquid metal electrifying color. Formulated with brilliant mineral pigments, this liners smudge-free, felt-tipped precision applicator allows you to effortlessly highlight eyes with a burst of statement metallic colour. Important: Shake well before use.The product contains a huge amount of minerals for fabulous payoff, and these pigments can sink if unused for a while.
Probably my most favourite product from this tiny haul, a liquid liner in a shiny copper that I was not able to kill in a day. It stayed in place the entire day and not even rubbing my eyes would smudge it! The official description is exactly what I have experienced and I am tempted to try some of their other liquid linders as well! Definitely something I want to play with a lot in the future, eyebrows, lips, tiny details, here I come!
At the end of a day, good staying power! Bronze Amulet Goddess Pencil for eyebrows, light eyeshadow under eyebrows, medium for inner eye, dark for outer, Liquid Metal Copper Sphinx as eyeliner.
In the end I am quite happy with all of my purchases and probably going to use everything a lot! As you can see above it didn’t run off my face even when sweating a lot (workout & after an entire day without any touchups) But I think if I order from that company again I might ask them to double check the dates of when their products will expire, as mentioned I am confused with the date for the pencil but both other products would also only have the amount of months left that they recommend to use them and they would be expired as well.
Have you heard of this brand yet? What are your thoughts? Have a nice evening!