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Free Inika Cosmetics with Marie Claire Magazine

Another July magazine with a freebie – this time it’s Marie Claire. The magazine, priced at £3.60 has the choice of an Inika mineral eyeshadow, or eyeliner pencil.

I went for the mineral eyeshadow, which is worth £11.75. There is only 1g of eyeshadow in the pot, so at that price, it had better be good!

The colour is a silvery grey with a hint of purple. Inika went with the name ‘Gun Metal’ for this shade, like so many others seem to do! I have swatched below a couple of other eyeshadows I own named Gun Metal alongside the Inika version…

It’s a lot lighter than the other two, and far more wearable for a daytime look, I think this is due to the purple tones in it – it makes it much fresher.

I have worn it today, with a little Urban Decay ‘Creep’ in the outer thirds and a thin line of MAC ‘Smoulder’ eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines.

It can also be used on wet skin to create a highly metallic, luxurious looking colour.

This is my first experience of Inika products, and after a little investigation they seem like a brand I’d like to try more of – they are an 100% natural brand, with some great looking items on their site.

I also really love the fact that Marie Claire have included information about Inika inside the magazine. I get so frustrated when there is a freebie on the front but no relating info inside. They have issued a code for 20% off at the Inika website which is inikalovesmc and valid until 1st July.


  1. June 29, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    The colour is lovely! I went for the eyeliner which seems to be basically the same colour, love the whole ethos of the brand as well.

    Steph x

  2. July 13, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    That eyeshadow looks good. I got the eyeliner instead, which is in a very similar shade called Graphtie. It was actually quite good compared to some of my other freebies, and glides on and doesn't move! I was very impressed 🙂
    And I love the ethos of 100% natural and organic. It also came with a sharpener on the end of the eyeliner which was good(apart from the fact that it kept falling off!).
    Hannah xx

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