Friday, February 24, 2012

Review: ColorOn Professional Eye Envy in Grace

Hey!
Today I am finally reviewing ColorOn eye applicators that I got in January from my glambox. Tone that I got is from Rhapsody in gray kit and it is called grace. Grace combines gray and lilac together beautifully- well at least on the promo picture.
Yes, this is what I am talking about: "ColorOn- professional makeup in 60 seconds"
Price: $18-$30 a box, available at sephora and on their website: http://www.coloronpro.com/
Price depends on how many pairs are in the box: 5-20. You can use one applicator several times. 
Color Selection: is very wide, you can get dark smokey eyes, subtle day makeup or crazy graphic zebra prints. 
What is it: Creamy eyeshadow on soft paper like material. 
How to use it:
1.
Prepare your eyelid - clean eyelid is best canvas for this product
2. Apply
3. Smooth the applicator down- more pressure equals more color on the lid. 
4. Blend - use your fingers for it
5. Set- use the setting powder that comes in the kit, just pat the powder on. 
You should  have beautiful eye makeup that stays all day. We'll see now how it all worked in reality.

This is the kit I have. In Estonia ColorOn is sold by glambox.ee and mine comes in a Rhapsody of Gray kit, I got just one sample and it is called Grace. One kit costs 29.90€ and comes with 5 applicators, a powder and a brush. 
Application was easier that I thought, but the color just don´t look the same as on the promo photo. In real life it looks more one toned gray than nice gradient of gray and lilac. I wish that the color had more dimension to it, like deeper crease and brow highlight. 
When you have just one color, then it is easy to tell that one applicator will suit every eyeshape, because you don´t have to worry about different shading. 
Also I wish that the applicator was tiny bit bigger, I don´t have extra huge eyelids, but the color did not come up to my brows. I have read from other blogs that for some people the applicator is too big. 
Pictures are taken in artifical light, maybe that is why the colors don´t appear so vibrant.On the lids grace appears just as light gray.
I used one applicator for both eyes, because they really don´t have any shape difference, both are ovals, colors are in the same place. 
Pros: Very quick and easy application (well not really 60 seconds, more like a few minutes)
Cons: 
  • They are too pricey, at least in Estonia. 
  • Application could be quicker- blending still takes time, because as you can see from the picture at first the paper grid shows on the shadow. 
  • Also it is very easy to overblend, I didn't smudge it with my fingers too much, but still I think I lost a lot of color. 
  • Creased on me after 3-4 hours 
  • I can't talk about fading, because I did not wear them all they long
  • One applicator size does not suit everyone

In conclusion: As much as I may like the idea of really quick eyeshadow application I still prefer the more traditional way- using eyeshadows and brushes. That offers me more control over the results and more different looks. Even if you are total beginner you manage to put one shadow all over your lid in relatively small amount of time. So no, I wouldn't repurchase this product.
ColorOn has been around since 1992, I think maybe then it might have been really innovative beauty product, but now we have so much variety to choose from that it doesn't seem so special. 
It is not totally bad, so I will give it 3 out of 5.

In Estonian:
Täna tutvustan teile ColorOn lauvärvi aplikaatorit. Sain selle toote oma jaanuarikuu glamboxist ja kuna küsiti ka ülevaadet, siis lubasin selle teha. 

Kõigepealt info Glambox.ee lehelt antud toote kohta: maksab see 29.90€,  komplektis on 5 aplikaatorit. 
ColorOn Pro uue põlvkonna lauvärvid:
  • Efektsete toonidega mineraalne ja allergeenivaba lauvärv 
  • Professionaalne tulemus VAID 60 sekundiga 
  • Sobib igale silma kujule ja suurusele 
  • Kauapüsiv ning veekindel 
  • 1 aplikaator on korduvkasutatav (5-10 korda) 
Kasutamine:
  • PAIGALDA - Pane silm kinni ja aseta laule, vajutades õrnalt aplikaatorile. 
  • SILU - Silu kergelt aplikaatorit alustades silmanurgast kuni lau lõpu kulmupiirkonnani. Mida tugevam vajutus seda sügavam ning erksam on värvitoon. 
  • EEMALDA - Eemalda õrnalt aplikaator ning soovi korral jäta see korduvkasutamiseks. 
  • HAJUTA - Kasuta näpuotsi mineraalpuudri hajutamiseks. 
  • VIIMISTLE - Fikseeri GetSet™ puudri ning pintsli abil saavutatud tulemus.
Mida ma antud tootest arvan:
Paigaldamine oli tõesti kiire ja lihtne, kuid siiski võttis rohkem kui lubatud 60 sekundit. Hajutamine pole keeruline, aga võtab ikkagi aega ja väga lihtne on liiga palju hajutada st et lõpptulemuseks on ainult õrn lauvärvitoon. Kuigi on lubatud püsimist kogu päeva, siis minu laugudel hakkasid lauvärvid kortsukestesse kogunema juba 3-4 tunniga. Tegemist on kreemjate lauvärvidega, mis mind alguses väga üllatas - ootasin ju nö tavalisi puudervärve. Aplikaator on ovaalne ja kõigile silmadele peaks sobima sama suurus- tegelikkuses on inimesi, kellel on suuremad või väiksemad laud, nii et päris kõigile ta samamoodi peale ei jää. Nagu näete ülevaltpoolt pildilt, siis minu lau jaoks on nad isegi veidi väiksesed, kuigi enda arvates pole mul laupinda üli palju. Mis mulle veel ei meeldi, on see, et aplikaatori peal tundub, nagu saaksid laule kena halli-lilla üleminekuga meigi, kuid tegelikult lõpptulemus on pigem ühtalselt helehall. Võimalik, et siin saab süüdistada jälle üleliigset hajutamist. Kui juba nii palju asju lõpptulemust mõjutavad, kas siis tõesti saab lihtsast paigaldusest rääkida? 

Kuigi idee on hea ja omal ajal oli tegemist kindlasti innovaatilise tootega(coloron on olemas juba 1992a alates), siis mina jään ikkagi traditsioonilise lauvärvi ja pintslite juurde. Tavapärane silmameik annab palju rohkem kontrolli ja lubab ka suuremat fantaasialendu. 
Kas ma neid soovitan- ma kardan, et mitte, sest ühetoonilise silmameigi tegemisega saab ju ka kõige algajam inimene hakkama. Lauvärvid maksavad tunduvalt vähem kui coloron toode ning neist jätkub kauemaks. 
Nagu ma alati öelnud olen, siis olen oma arvustustes aus, muidu poleks ju neist kellelegi kasu. :)

Kõike head,
Liis

4 comments:

  1. hmm this is a really interesting looking product! They should definitely come in different sizes, though, as there are so many different eye shapes out there.

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  2. Täiesti ulmeline hind ju! Selle raha eest saaks vägagi hea lauväripaleti ning pintsli -- kodus harjutamine on niikuinii tasuta.

    Mulle meeldib sinu "take no crap"-suhtumine. See ju ongi ilublogimise mõte :)

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  3. Päris komplektis on 5 aplikaatorit, aga tõesti.. no mina seda ei ostaks!
    Ja aitäh komplimendi eest! ;)

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  4. Yes, it is interesting, but I wouldn't really buy it, I am happy that I got to try it out. As I said, I like the idea, not the execution of it. :)

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