Beautifying & Reminiscing with Miners

I was recently graced with a gorgeous bundle of Miners cosmetics which really made me happy. Well to be honest who would be un-happy with gorgeous shades of eyeshadows? not me that's for sure.

I'm not sure if you have heard about Miners cosmetics before but Miners are one of those companies who seem to me to have been around since forever, When I was younger Miners was the go-to brand, the equivalent of today's Barry M and where an affordable but modern brand that all teenagers loved.  Miners have been going strong for 75 years! Do you remember the hair mascara craze of the nineties? and also, the blocks of mascara that resembled eye shadows that you layered up on the eyelashes with a brush? If you do then chances are you will remember Miners cosmetics, Miners where the brand (or one of the originals) that started those crazes.

As a cosmetic loving teen beauty diva I did enjoy each of those crazes, and many more *blushes* and I thank Miners for that.So I opened up my little parcel on Monday to find Trio's and Solo's in the packaging, your wondering what the heck trio's and solo's are now aren't you? Trio's and Solo's are professional eyeshadows made by Miners Cosmetics and are where only launched this Autumn.

The Trio's have been designed to enhance beauty and create depth, think about smokey eyes or duo toned peepers. Trio's come in typical eyeshadow packaging but rather than having 1 solid eyeshadow block they come in 1 block but are graduated into 3 colours.

The clever thing is that each colour has a purpose, for example if you were doing a smoky eye, you would have your base coat, darker top colour and darker again to highlight and contour. Miners have created these eyeshadow collections with the consumer in mind. Each collection has a larger sized base colour in each so that you really get the most from each eyeshadow.

Solo's I'm guessing you know are self-explanatory, they are single eyeshadows with colours that are both classic inspired and also fashionable, really allowing you to take your makeup look from day to night. I noticed however that the Miners of my youth did not look nearly as luxurious and professional as the Miners I am currently looking at. The first thing is these eyeshadows are much more pigmented, they feel much smoother on the eyelids and blend like a dream. The colours also really pop and used over a primer they really withstand the hustles and bustles of the day.

Colours available as of September 2012:
♥ Trio's £3.99 each ♥

*Stone-Washed: Taking inspiration from stone washed jeans, this collection contains blue hues and a white tone that really has a lot of depth and I feel has a slight illuminating effect on the eyelid.

*Humbug: I adore this collection. It is an ultra sexy but classic collection and the base is the illuminating white  tone with a shimmery smoky black on one side teamed with a golden bronzed cappuccino colour. This palette is really multi-tonal.

*Goddess: Really self-explanatory, this collection teams greens with golden beige's for a really Grecian goddess look.

*Safari: This collection teams bronze tones with brown tones which look great for natural day looks but glam for an alternative smoky eye. This collection really is a day to night collection.
♥ Solo's £3.49 each ♥

*Jewel: This hue has been inspired by fashion and comprises of a deep emerald green with an undertone of gold that really makes this solo multi-dimensional.

*Stardust: This is the glamorous classic solo and is the most gorgeous golden natural shade. This can be used as both base and highlighter and works fantastically in the corners of your eyes to wake up your look. Why not try using this wet for a bold golden tone for night?

*Luna: Another fantastic classic solo but in white shimmer tones. Luna can be teamed up with all of the solo's and trio's again as a base or great blender for smoky eye looks.

*Nautical: 'Ello Sailor' This hue has been inspired by the ever popular nautical look. This solo is a matte blue hue that can give you a delicate eye to a really striking pigmented deep blue tone if you layer it up on top of itself. This is a really gorgeous tone and any eye colour can wear this. (forget the old 'rules' be bold)

Fantastic aren't they! Overall I was really impressed and still have a heap of playing to do with these collections. I also want to add a heap more items to my collections such as the Phat liners which are really chubby sticks that you use for the ultimate flick eyeliner and also really want the Tin 'O' Tint again as it is fantastic for cheeks and lips.

Miners are also now available in Harrods so if you are ever our shopping be sure to take a peek (on the 4th floor) I will be adding some vlog tutorials using Miners Cosmetics this weekend so keep your eyes peeled. Please feel free to comment with vlog requests and as always I love it when you leave me comments.

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