Wednesday, 4 January 2017

3INA Picks | Brand Brag

I've been loving 3INA for a while now. The only problem was that, up until recently, it was very difficult to get hold of. Their website didn't have a shop, and the most local store was in Covent Garden in London, an hours (and very costly) train journey away. Because it's tricky to buy, I initially didn't want to post solely about the brand.

However, ASOS recently began carrying 3INA products. So I thought, hey, why not? I actually got my 3INA stash before they were sold on ASOS. My friend who lives in London, right next to Covent Garden, popped in and got them for me.   ASOS is a huge website that everybody knows of, but many people might not know about the wonders of 3INA...
I'll start with what I was disappointed about, first of all. The liquid lipsticks. I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks, and I think I have very high standards when it comes to those products (cough, thanks Anastasia). The formula is very liquidy, which makes it apply quite patchy. It is build-able, but you end up having to put so much product on to make it completely opaque that it's uncomfortable. 

When my friend went to the shop, they only had 1 shade I wanted. I'm so torn about whether to buy a couple more, even if I am disappointed! What if I got the one shade with the dodgy formula? What if the rest are good? But, if they're all kind of crappy, I'm glad I didn't waste my money. 
L-R: Matte Lipstick #414, Liquid Lipstick #503
The matte lipstick, on the other hand, I was pleased with! It was very build-able, so even with the very dark, vampy shade I chose, it's not easy to make a hash of it. It has a satin feel to it with a matte finish, which I prefer. It's a lot more light weight than I expected for a matte lipstick!
I am blown away by their lip pencils. They are so soft and creamy, I'd honestly compare the formula to that of Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheats! They're so good, and so inexpensive at £6.50 each! I couldn't find the number of each shade on the pencil and I no longer have the boxes, but here's some swatches so you can at least get an idea of how pigmented they are:
And I've saved the best until last! The cream eyeshadows. The only one I was disappointed with is the white/silver one in shade 300. On the eyelids it looks more like a sheer gloss, whereas what I wanted was a true metallic silver. However, the other shades I picked all live up to expectations. They are super pigmented, have a high shine, super metallic finish and, what I find most impressive: they are super long wearing. I honestly prefer these cream shadows to Charlotte Tilbury's cream shadows...
L-R: 300, 303, 311, 312, 313

There's a lot more I'm eager to try from 3INA. I'll be sure to keep you updated. I was hesitant about posting this Brand Brag on account of the fact there's so much more I want to try, but what eventually made me decide is that I have included some 3INA in a giveaway I have coming up very, very soon.


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32 comments

  1. Hadn't heard of this brand before but the lip pencils look gorgeous!

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  2. I've never heard of this brand before. They look amazing though! Xo

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    1. Not heard of this range butlooks great x

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  3. I've never heard of this brand before

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  4. I love ASOS but never even looked in their make up section! Maybe I should!

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  5. ASOS is so great for makeup and skincare that aren't in the UK, and they do little sales every now and then too. Love getting makeup there!

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  6. I've ever tried Asos for makeup before

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  7. Ooooooh there's so many products I want to try here. ASOS usually have good products! If you're ever in London and you fancy going make up shopping though, I'd so be there x x x

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  8. Didn't think ASOS do make up as I only know they do clothes x

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  9. Never heard of this brand before but I love the colours and the fact that the products are so affordable!

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  10. I have never heard of this brand but like the sound of their products.

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  11. I am a big fan of cream eyeshadows - so you have got me all excited! x

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  12. I'd never heard of this brand before & not the sort of products i would buy

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  13. Never heard of this brand but I'll have to check them out! I've been wanting to try the glossy look on my eyelids so maybe I can use the white one for a try?

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  14. Thanks for the review
    looks like great products!
    The shades are wonderful
    Thanks for sharing !
    Enjoy your week !
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/2017/05/lumene.html

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  15. Those cream eyeshadows are beautiful

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  16. Like the teal/turquoise and gold cream eyeshadow they look lush

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  17. The colours are great, especially the eyeshadows

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  18. I've never though of looking for makeup on Asos, I'll definitely be taking a look now

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  19. The lip pencils look like a real find! A fantastic price too! x

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  20. I heard of the brand but I never tried them.Shame for the liquid lipstick but that 312 eyeshadow looks so pretty & I'm going to buy it

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  21. I haven't heard of these before but like the sound of the cream eyeshadows

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

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  22. They do a quick dry top coat for nails that is amazing and love this post other products will check them out! x

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  23. Liquid lipsticks must be so difficult for brands to get right. Everything else looks lovely, though :).

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  24. Haven't heard of this brand so will have to check it out!

    Caiteblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I have never really been a fan of liquid lipstick but I'm really interested in those lip pencils. They look so creamy.

    Louisa | Loubee Lou Blogs

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  26. I've actually never heard of this brand before, I'm not much of a lipstick girl but the lip liners look really good and I love how they come with a brush at the other end and I too love cream eyeshadows, those swatches look good!

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  27. Never heard of them before. Some lovely shades there.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  28. I haven't tried anything from this brand!

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