I think MeMeMe is one of the best brands I’ve found in 2010. Their products are not only great quality, reasonably priced, contain fab colours and quirky packaging, but they surprise me every time. This time round it was the opportunity of their new eyeshadows to impress me and make me drool with desire… they didn’t disappoint. The eyeshadows are available in monos, trios or quads meaning you can afford to experiment with colour and push the boundaries that you wouldn’t necessarily normally challenge. These are the colours that I’ve been trying… Dusk mono, Desire Eyes trio, Electric Eyes quad and Goddess Eyes quad
The quads are in a cone shape, I guess so that you get a decent amount of product, and the trios and monos are flat. As there’s no ‘partition’ between the shades the edges get a bit blurred and you can end up getting a random mixed colour if you’re not careful, but with the prices being £4.50-£6.50 you can’t grumble. On first glance I didn’t expect much out of the shadows because they look quite ‘plastic-ey’ and cheap, not unlike those products you pick up from Superdrug for a quid. However, as soon as I started swatching them I had to eat my words (or my thoughts) because the colour and pay-off is incredible.
|Electric Eyes quad|
|Desire Eyes trio & Dusk mono|
|Goddess Eyes quad|
The shades are all really shimmery and shiny, catching the light and reflecting it so you get a really stunning shade. You do need a few layers to build up to the colours to the quality in the picture, but when you do it’s really worth it. The blue shade in the Electric Eyes quad is stunning – you can’t really see but within the dark blue (almost black shade) you have flecks of blue glitter which are truly embedded within the eyeshadow so they look amazing. For eyeshadows from a mass brand that cost less than seven quid, these are fabulous. They do a good selection of shades, a lot of them wearable but a few ‘out there’ so there’s something for everyone. Pick these up from Boots or Superdrug just in time for some New Year shimmer.