B Never to be Busy to Be Beautiful, (which I am going to call BLOB for no particular reason) is a stupidly named company from the HQ of Lush. You all know how I feel about Lush – fantastic ideas, nice smells but a lot of the products don’t work for me personally, and they are expensive for what they are.
I have had my eye on the Blob shadows for a while. They come in truly cute packaging:
They are £8.50 with a case of £5 as a refill. I can’t actually think of anything worse at the moment than more packaging so I went for the refill products, so I could stick them into a small Aveda Palette.
So it arrived today along with my Kohl. My reaction was – EH? They’ve only packed 3 of the shadows. Where are the rest?
Ohhhhh I see. For the size of one normal eyeshadow you get four Blob ones.
They are miniscule. Teeny. The size of a penny. If this eyeshadow was a penis, it would be a chipolata.
I’m not kidding. They must be laughing all the way to the bank because you barely get anything. No wonder they give you the gigantic bauble packaging – it hides how crappy the size of the shadow is.
Anyway the shadows (proper swatches later):
The first ingredient is TALC! TALC! How can you be this stingy?
I have had a little swatch of them and they are nice but not amazing. They don’t hold the shimmer as well as I expected and are medium pigmented. Also they are very soft and a few look like they are going to crack. I am guessing they are hand pressed.
I also got the Kohl in the jar –
The jar is super cute and the applicator is like the Guerlain Loose Powder Kohls – however this one is quite oily – in the ingredients is a load of waxes and oils:
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Synthetic Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Synthetic Lanolin (Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2) (Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2), CI 77499
The problem with that is that wax gets warm and melts everywhere. I found this quite smudgy and with my watery eyes I am going to look like Kung Fu Panda in about 3 hours, and you know I don’t have people that tell me when make up is running down my face (“Oh really? Sorry I thought that was part of the effect”)
The customer service isn’t great – I shot of an email or two because the site hadn’t registered my address properly, and I never got a reply. I asked again for tracking information, no reply. I score 1/10 for Customer Service.
Well you live and learn. Since this is the blessed UK, I bet it can’t be returned but overall its ok all very gimmicky stuff at prices that are quite steep when you realize what the ingredients actually are. And the CS have rubbed me up the wrong way too.
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