You have to love a product name like “Fat Balm” I did which was why I bought into it from Eyeko. The Fat Balm is a little stick of coloured balm that you can use on lips and cheeks. Its good for those slick on and go moments, when you have no time in the mornings to primp.
I purchased it in 2 colours but the one I’m showing you today is Cherry. Why did I go for Cherry? Because Eyeko said it would give me red lips, and you know how I love red lips! You know how you say “Oh I can’t wear red lipstick! I look awful!” You know what? Give the Eyeko Fat Balm in Cherry a go, if you can. It gives you a very lovely sheer red lip that will slowly ease you into the world of red lipsticks 😀
The Eyeko Fat Balm is just a tiny fat stick of balm. In the picture below you can see just how tiny it is when held in the palm of my hand. You can use it on your lips as a tinted lip balm or also swipe it on your cheeks as a cream blush.
As a lip balm, I find it lacking in moisturizing qualities. The texture is a little sticky and tacky which is good, in a way, because it then sticks to your skin longer than usual lip balms do. Cherry is a true red and it slicks on my lips very pigmented, yet without that heavy texture associated with lipstick.
Yup! This is pretty much the colour that you get in the actual tube. I like it, but if you are not into a bright lip, you might want to reconsider, bceause it is pigmented!
Does it work as a cream blush? Yes it does. But you have to be very VERY careful with Cherry. You can see from the swatch below that its quite a bright colour. “Quite” is an understatement isn’t it? 😉
The first time I used it, I made the mistake of swiping the colour straight onto my cheeks. I had to blend like crazy and then redo my foundation because it was just too bright. It looked like someone slapped me in the face 😛
So, the next time I attempted it, I got smart. I use my 3rd and 4th fingers and tap on the top of the balm and then pat onto my cheeks and blend. Repeat until you get your desired colour. Done that way, I get a lovely flush that lasts surprisingly long on my skin, especially if I have primer on.
I don’t quite like the scent. There is a cherry-ish sort of scent to the product that bugs me while its on my lips but it does dissipate. Oh and when the Cherry Fat Balm fades, it leaves behind a bit of a stain on the lips so you can then top up with clear lip balm or gloss.
As I noted above, I found the Fat Balm a little drying on my lips after a while. So I’d recommend that you apply it over a layer of lip balm if you are prone to dry lips. The grey plastic is a little cheap looking and doesn’t quite go with Eyeko’s “Pretty London” image. Well unless you do think that London is quite a grey place, weather wise 😛 But I don’t have much to complain about the quantity because its pigmented and you don’t use very much.
Oh and to apply on lips is a bit of a challenge because its a FAT BALM 😛 I get round it by applying it very carefully, but its not like a regular lip balm that you can swipe on without looking in the mirror.
Pros: Nicely pigmented, Small and portable, Affordable, Easy to use, Colours last on my lips and cheeks
Cons: Scent is a bit strong, On my lips it was a bit drying, Packaging is a bit flimsy, A bit too big to swipe on lips
Eyeko’s a cute little brand and I picked up quite a few items from them in my last order. They ship quickly and it arrived safely and they always have cute and tempting stuff on their website. Customer service is pretty good too. I had a problem with a discount code and when I addressed it on their Twitter, they were prompt to look into it and provide a refund.
If you plan to give this or any other products a shot, do share your order with friends so you get the free international shipping over US$55. They ship free within the UK and Europe anyway 😉
Have you tried the Eyeko Fat Balm or any products from Eyeko? I’ve not tried many but I’ve remedied that with my last haul 😉 Oh and apparently, the Eyeko Fat Balm has been compared to NARS Multiples. Now I’ve never tried NARS Multiples so I can’t say if they are similar but they sure look similar! 😉
The Eyeko Fat Balm with SPF15 retails at US$10/£6 each or a set of 3 for US$21 at www.eyeko.com and it comes in 6 shades