Ever since the brand 3ina landed in Australia, I was really curious. Their stores looked incredible, and even though their packaging was quite simplistic, the products themselves generally have that little something special about them that makes them intriguing. While they were still new to the market, I picked up a few nail polishes and lipsticks. But recently I was most blown away by their Cream Eyeshadow*. Read on to see my 3ina Cream Eyeshadow Review.
WHO IS 3INA?
Don’t worry, I had the exact same question when I saw the ‘3INA coming soon’ sign pop-up in my local shopping centre! For starters, 3ina is supposed to be pronounced Mina or Mee-Nah. 3ina’s products are manufactured in Europe. They pride themselves on creating ‘professionally formulated on-trend colors and textures’. Their products are paraben free, cruelty free and vegan. There is a few 3ina stores situated around Australia. If they aren’t in convenient spots for you, they also have an online store here. Plus, ASOS also stocks some of their products. If you live out of Australia, give them a Google and I’m sure you’ll find them somewhere.
I received these cream eyeshadows in a best sellers pack and I didn’t know anything about them when they arrived. I took them out of the box packaging and thought ‘cool, cream eyeshadows’. I opened the lid, and my jaw pretty much hit the floor. I love the way that they’ve created the ripples in the cream eyeshadow. It looked hypnotic and very inviting.
There is a total 18 colours and spoiler, I want them all. The two that I currently have a 312 which is a shimmery dusty rose, and 313 which I would probably call something in between a bronze and gold.
312 | 313
APPLICATION AND USE
Using these cream eyeshadows couldn’t be easier. I’m not sure how they are intended to be used, but this is how I use them. I firstly do my eye base which consists of an eye primer, I set that down with powder (I’m someone who is VERY oily so this is a must do for me even if I add a cream on later). I then dip my finger in, swipe it on the lid, and do a little bit of blending. That’s it. It’s honestly that simple. The cream shadows are so beautiful that I mostly wear them on their own. However, I have also layered some shadows on top.
WHAT DO I THINK OF THESE CREAM EYESHADOWS?
I haven’t been this impressed by a cream eyeshadow in a long time. They apply beautifully to the lids, and there isn’t any fall out. They’re quick drying, but they also give enough play time so you can blend them in. I find that they don’t crease at all, and they really help amplify the eyeshadow colours that you place on top. I’m hooked.
Let me put this into perspective for you. If this product doesn’t seem incredibly beautiful enough to you already, it is $13.95. Yep. Thirteen buckaroos and ninety five cents. If that isn’t value, I really don’t know what is.
Have you tried many products from 3ina before?
What’s one of your favourite Cream Eyeshadows?
*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.