Glossy Eyes with 3INA make-up


Hey guys,

I have spoken about the make-up brand 3INA on my blog before (see here) and was recently sent some of their new releases to try. The range focuses on the eyes, with a gel, gloss, eyeshadow and brow products. The most exciting by far for me was The Eye Gloss which I will tell you more about.

I have always been a gloss kinda gal. I was obsessed with lip glosses in my teens and would often go out with nothing but lip gloss on. My love of gloss also extended to my eyes, I would use vaseline and lather it on my lips and eyelids after seeing Natalia Imbruglia rocking it in the 90's. I love that dewy shiny look, it's totally me and I have done make-up looks using glosses before (see here), so when I saw The Eye Gloss (Shade 503, £9.95) I couldn't wait to try it out because the colour was something I hadn't tried before. 

This is by far the stand out product for me in the collection. It is so effective and so easy to use as it comes with a sponge applicator attached. You simply twist and the product pushes up into the sponge. All I have applied on my eyes in the pictures below is the eye gloss with some mascara. So simple, but really pretty. It can also be applied on top of eyeshadow to create another dimension and texture. It isn't tacky or sticky on the eye and feels weightless. I can definitely see myself wearing it through the coming months and maybe contrasting with a matte lip. That reminds me, you can double it up as a lip gloss too!

Another product I was sent was The Duo Eyeshadow (shade 606, £10.95). At first I thought this was quite pricey but I soon realised this was because you are getting three eyeshadows essentially. A brown, gold and then where the two eyeshadows meet, they have been mixed, thus creating a third colour. The eyeshadow is actually quite creamy and a great little compact. It can create a full eyeshadow look with gold on the lid, brown through the crease and the mixed colour in the middle of the eye lid. Or all used separately. Thumbs up from me.

Swatches top to bottom: The Duo Eyeshadow 606 (Gold, mixed, brown), The Eye Gloss 503, The Gel Liner in Soft Brown

The final product I tried out was The Gel Liner (shade 801, £9.95). I am partial to a gel liner, I just find using a gel gives the best colour and smoothest line. However I'm not sure I like the formula of this gel. When I applied it to my eyes I found it quite hard to work with. It didn't apply smoothly and was a little crumbly. It could have just been that the product had dried out. I think if you add a mixing medium like MAC Mixing Medium or Ingot Duraline then this would definitely make it more workable.

3INA are definitely exciting me as a brand as they are creating products that are easy to use, but with high impact. What do you think of the eye gloss trend? Will you be trying it out?

Amina xx

*PR gift. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I don't think the eye gloss trend is for me but it looks so good on you, I think you just have perfect eyes!! x

  2. The gloss trend is very in right now for editorial looks. I quite like it! You've done a great job xx

  3. Oh wow! Your eyes look incredible! I really like 3ina make-up too. Xx

  4. I'm not sure if I could pull off this look but it looks drop dead gorgeous on you!

  5. Always gorgeous! Love this colour for autumn!!


  6. These products sound great and this look is gorgeous!

  7. I had never seen such a thing as a glossy eye! but it looks super nice! i really love the color and the look it gives you! xx corinne

  8. I genuinely don't think I've ever heard of glossy eyes before, but that's why you're the expert lol! It looks really good on you & I have to say my favourite product is probably the second eyeshadow swatch, it looks gorgeous! Xx

  9. Wow! I've never used an eye gloss before but it looks absolutely incredible on you! I'm so intrigued! I'll have to pick it up!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    1. Its not a look for me! Is it something you would wear again?#bloggerstribe

    2. Its not a look for me! Is it something you would wear again?#bloggerstribe

  10. This is stunning! Was it sticky at all? X

  11. This is the first time hearing about the gloss eye makeup trend but it looks super good on you! I'm not sure if it's for me (my skin is pretty oily so I try to look as matte as possible). But I'm really intrigued by this!


  12. I think that this is a really great look on you - I may have to buy some to see how it looks on me.

  13. I like the idea of eye gloss but then I worry my eyelids would get sticky! Sounds like that’s not an issue! This look really suits you - I love the colour!

  14. That eye gloss looks interesting! I've never really done the glossy look on the eyes, mostly because it's a faff. I'm very tempted now though. Great write up!

    Honestly Aine

  15. My eyes are super oily so I couldn't wear the glossy eye look but it looks great on you and you should definitely wear it more :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo ♥

  16. I don't think I could pull this off but it looks great on you!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  17. Oh Amina, you're so beautiful and I'm very jealous of your makeup skills and gorgeous skin!! I got this pr as well although it has different Shades in it and I was a little scared about the eye gloss but this is beautiful!!


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