My pick of the Eye Gloss litter

Shiny, glossy eyelids don’t have to be reserved for the editorial pages of fashion magazines.

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More people need to shout about Surratt products.

The powders and build-your-own palettes are lovely and instagramable.  The concealers are high-performing and the brushes are incredible albeit frightfully expensive. And the lid lacquers; these are mighty cool.

Eye glosses have come and gone from various brand’s over the years, usually one or two shades appearing for a collection and then quickly phased out again.  They’re loved by the few, not the many it seems, but maybe now is their moment to shine.

Yes, they will crease on your eye lid as they don’t ever “set”. Nothing a quick press of a fingertip can’t fix.  Surratt’s Lid Lacquers are at the top of my list. They don’t feel sticky, and won’t drip off, but waterproof mascara is recommended to prevent transfer.  The Surratt range caters to all; those who want the dark mercury oil-slick look to those who favour the girly, editorial shine of a clear sparkly glossy lid.  The middle ground lies in Hadaka, a taupe brown that gives a little colour but no sparkle and is a good start for those feeling cautious.  Kira Kira is my personal fave for a sparkly, clear gloss topper to any eyeshadow look.

A glossy lid looks as lovely on bare skin as it does over the top of shadow. Like glitter, it’s a look, but one that can be as subtle or out-there as your application demands. The texture of the lid lacquer isn’t gloopy like some and it goes without saying that the cute little compact packaging is perfection and easy to throw in your handbag for on the go touch-ups.

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