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I am can take or leave loose powder products as they can either be very good or very bad indeed. There tends to be no middle ground, however this didn't put me off trying this Rimmel Colour Loose Eye shadow. I have to be honest and say when I first saw them; I didn't look at the product very well and thought it was something totally different. I found these in Discount UK for £1 each and although the tubes are quite small, I thought I would get a couple to try them, a few pounds is nothing if you have found an awesome product.
There are many different colours in the range and every time I go to the shop I tend to find and come home with different colours. So far these are the colours I have tried and tested, If there are anymore I am more than happy to hunt them down and try them.
My favourites from this list are: Satin, velvet and pearl, Satin is peach colour, velvet is brown and Pearl is a light cream colour, this makes a great highlighter and s great for the brow bone. My daughter also uses these although I have lost track as to which ones she is using at the moment. The sponge applicator still irritates me but I start with this when I apply the powder, I end up changing to a normal brush before long though, to blend and mix colours. They go on very well and stick to your lid with no problems. They feel quite wet to begin with although it really doesn't take long for them to dry completely. A wet wipe removes the shadow so quickly and easily without it being spread all over your face. I am so glad I found these eye shadows, and I would recommend you pop down to Discount UK and buy them too.
The pound shop is ideal for picking up any beauty items that you may normally pay a fair bit for in the shops for example I often make a saving on the shampoo and conditioner of about a pound each but by the time you have bought other beauty items and house hold cleaning products the savings mount up. I first noticed make-up in the pound shop but it was usually some cheaper brand which I never heard of however the more I looked, there seemed to be more and more branded names showing up. Collection 2000, rimmel, Maybelline, sally Hansen to name a few.
I purchased the colour loose eye shadow in a pack of 2 for obviously a pound. There wasn't a big range of colours at the time so I went for a silver and a blue shade which were sapphire and smoky. I figured they would go nice together or look equally good used alone. The product comes in a 2g pot that is longer than some eye shadows which tend to be in small rounded pots. It has a chrome lid which reveals an applicator brush attached on the inside. The writing and band on the product is silver too and the packaging is ok.
You apply this shadow by rubbing the applicator onto the eye area; with just one stroke the colour is vibrant and fully covered. Due to the applicator being hard with a smaller tip to the end you can easily go along the bottom lash line too to create a more drastic look for a night time. As this product is loose I find that transfer is inevitable, every time I apply this I end up with little specks of powder on the tops of my cheeks which isn't a good look. The lighter smoky colour isn't too bad as you can apply shimmering powder over to hide it but the sapphire is a nightmare with it being a dark blue colour.
Another issue I find is the applicator is on purposely a little bit big for the lining of the tube so when you go to pull it out you have to give a little tug and 9 times out of 10 the eye shadow goes all over making a right mess. I haven't noticed this eye shadow available in any boots stores so I had a look to see that you can purchase it on amazon for 95p for one.
Overall I love the pigments in this colour, I love the silky eye shadow and the staying power however the design isn't great as it creates a mess even upon applying.
This is a review of Rimmel Colour Loose eyeshadow, which I have in a lovely pewter colour, number 008 name Smokey. I'd like to appreciate the correct spelling of LOOSE here which I often see spelt as lose. Thank you.
A pack of two retailled for a pound in (you've guessed it) Poundland. I was making up a beauty hamper for a friend's Christmas box ~ we are polar opposites on the colour front ~ and the other colour was 'her' colour so I awarded myself the silver one as she wouldn't use it but I would give it a good go!
The lid is a stick with a sponge on it when unscrewed and the barrel is clear so you can see the colour of your eyeshadow and also when it starts to get empty.
How it works
The consistency of the eyeshadow is slightly 'wet' so it sticks on to your eye lid really quickly and dries straight away. The colours I've seen both have a metallic tinge to them so leave a sparkly effect. I use a swoosh on each eye to accentuate the eye line but wouldn't go much further as it's a concentrated result.
What's it look like?
Fabulous with a full face of makeup and lashings of mascara. A little weird if this is the only product you use. So sadly not one to be used in isolation!
A little goes a long way! You only need to load up the sponge one time for each eye. It lasts all night and beyond if you don't cleanse it off. I think one tube will last me for around 6 months. It is recommended to change eye make up regularly so you don't give yourself an eye infection so if it does dry up after this time, for the price paid and length open I think that is OK value for money. It will probably last a lot longer though as I don't do the full face of make up every day!
I would recommend this to a friend. I think Rimmel is a good honest brand and have used their make up for years. The price is not to be argued with although it may indicate end of line if Poundland are selling them off. It is easy to apply, far easier than a liquid eye liner yet you get similar results. I'm not keen on the pink one pictured as it would not look good on my eyes but there are other nice colours to be had in this range.