[ So I’ve finally found a cream eyeshadow that does not irritate the eyes nor smudge and budge as the day goes on and this product is also from 3INA, a cruelty free brand which is starting to make waves on social media/ also the brand of the products I’ve been reviewing recently. ]
This cream eyeshadow is described as
‘A long lasting eyeshadow for intense, magnetic colour for all day wear. Waterproof. Paraben free.’
I purchased the silver one from Adorebeauty and later on, the light pink shimmer one from Myer in the Sydney city store. Both of them costed $13.95 AUD which is the average price for a single powder eyeshadow but a fairly affordable price for wet and cream eyeshadows as they normally cost $15+ depending on the brand. For reference, Moonshot cream eyeshadow pots cost around $35 AUD in both Boniik and Sephora.
[See my Moonshot cream eyeshadow review here. I am aware it’s probably not cruelty free but I received it for free for buying over a certain amount at Boniik so reviewed it based on performance, then made a conclusion that was also based on the values of the company.]
SODODECANE, MICA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, POLYESTER-4, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, SYNTHETIC WAX, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, AQUA (WATER), PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TIN OXIDE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PALMITIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID. +/- (MAY CONTAIN): CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS), CI 75470 (CARMINE). OCYANIDE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER).
Whilst this product is cruelty free, it is NOT VEGAN as it contains carmine which is a red pigment derived from the crushed shells of cochineal beetles. [Cruelty free products can contain animal extracts hence the terms cruelty free and vegan don’t always go hand in hand]. According to an article by LIVE SCIENCE (The truth about red food dye made from bugs) , carmine can be an allergen for those who are allergic to it. However, addressing safety concerns, carmine is more safe than red colouring obtained from synthetic sources such as coal or petroleum byproducts. (source)*
*I’m not a skincare expert, I only write from what I see on the internet. If you have any doubts, please see a skincare professional.
Unlike other cream eyeshadows I’ve used in the past (I’ve gone through a lot, most of them were Korean drugstore brands like Etude House, Aritaum etc), my eyes were not irritated after a few hours nor did my eyes turn red – this would be a common occurrence when I wore other brands of cream eyeshadow as I prefer to use it close to the lashline to make the eyes ‘pop’. This is probably due to the fact that 3INA’s eye products are opthamologically tested, meaning that they are tested on a panel of human volunteers over a period of time.
Moreover, this cream eyeshadow says that it is waterproof and it definitely lives up to its claims.
Due to the affordability of a single cream eyeshadow as well as the non-irritation and longevity of the formula, I would definitely repurchase though I wish there were more variations between the shades.
Thanks for reading – let me know what you want me to review next!