Review: Eyeko Alexa Chung Red Carpet Set

I remember Eyeko from a few years ago. I read that its liquid liner was easy to use for a beginner, and I bought it immediately. I was easily convinced and super happy that it worked out well. Then, I forgot about it, until Lisa Eldridge featured Alexa Chung in her video, using these few products. I didn’t get it immediately, no, but I did, eventually. Sigh. The power of suggestion.


Alexa Chung Red Carpet Set red carpet set


There are 3 items in this Red Carpet set – a mascara, a liquid liner and a cream eyeshadow in a stick. I love my Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier sticks and let’s just get to the point. This doesn’t measure up. It doesn’t suck, but it’s not that good either. On my normal sometimes oily lids, Me & My Shadow only lasts for about 3 hours (no primer). The colour then fades and creases. Depending on the primer, this can last from 5 to 8 hours. I find that NARS eye primer works best. While you get the cream shadow on one end of the pen, you get a little brush on the other. You can use it to smudge out or blend the shadow. I tried it a few times, and I prefer using my fingers or my own blending brush.


taupe brush


The liquid eye liner is nothing new. It has a sharp point and you can draw a very fine line to a bold line. All you have to do is to apply different pressure when drawing. The tip of the pen is very sharp (great for a clean cat eye flick) and it holds its shape while drawing, so this is good for learning or those with shaky hands.


Eyeko liner


Lastly, we get a mascara which promises to lengthen your lashes. I don’t know if it really lengthens. All I know is I have trouble coating my lashes. A mascara wand that looks like this is good for those with thick and long lashes. If you have Asian lashes like mine, fine, straight, short and a little sparse, then this wand does absolutely nothing. I tried different ways of applying, from zig zags to revolving turns to rubbing it in my eye balls. Nothing friggin works. Since I already used it, I can’t give this away either! *enter cuss words* So what I do is, combine 2 sucky mascaras for something average. I use Sucky 1 (Giorgio Armani ETK), let it dry, then apply an extra coat with Sucky 2 (this). The end result didn’t give me Sucky 3 thank goodness. So much work though – I know I will throw out these 2 mascaras very soon. Mental note – avoid brushes like this. Moving on…


Eyeko mascara lenghten strengthen


Here are the swatches of the liner and shadow. I like that it’s not a black liner, and I would prefer it if the taupe cream shadow is darker and not as light. Of course, the advantage of the light colour is that it’s not nearly as apparent when the colour begins to crease or fade. However, I like my smokey eye and this isn’t smokey material.




While I complain a lot, I wouldn’t fail this set. Definitely personal preference, and it’s really my fault that the mascara doesn’t work, isn’t it? Darn stubby lashes. I do enjoy the combination of the cream shadow and liner for a light defined look. It pairs very well with bold lips 🙂 Have you tried anything from Eyeko? I think I bought this directly from Eyeko’s site… or it might have been Beauty Bay. I can’t remember…


xoxo Lily