Archive | October, 2012

Trick or trio treat

15 Oct

When I first discovered make up I was quite daring with my eyeshadow choices. I wasn’t afraid to rock Sophie Ellis Bextor-esque bright green or an electric blue. I’m the first to admit it wasn’t my best look. These days I prefer a more natural, neutral look and usually stick to dark greens, browns and creams with a thick lashing of eyeliner.

For autumn, one of my favourite brands, Miners cosmetics has launched a new eyeshadow collection and I want to share the one that ticks all  the right boxes as far as I’m concerned.

It is called Goddess and it is part of the Trio collection, because, as the name hints at, you get three shades for the price of one. It is a stunning mix of perfectly blendable greens and beige. The colours work together to create a smoky eye effect that I adore and I’m currently wearing this product on a daily basis for both work and play.

Thoughfully, Miners have made the middle colour, which is a creamy, lighter mix of the two others, bigger as it works as a base colour and therefore gets used the most. I apply this shade all over the lid and then put a touch of the beige near the eyelashes before adding the green to the edges. I think it makes my blue eyes pop and looks brilliant with a tan.


I’m not the only fan of this product, Hollie-Jay Bowes, who played Michaela in Hollyoaks tweeted about her love for it recently and said it complimented her new ginger locks. I’ve always loved Hollie’s style so I was thrilled to find out that she also had this in her make up bag.

Hollie-Jay’s tweet

The trios are available in three other shades to suit all skin tones and tastes. There’s Stone-washed, which is a collection of blue hues, Humbug, which creates a traditional black/white smokey eye and Safari, which is a variety of bronze and browns.

All available for  £3.99 from