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I really like using make-up from the well known Rimmel range and have an extensive collection of their products at home. Whilst I generally use powder eye shadow products, I do have some mousse or cream-based products that I use from time to time. One such eye shadow in my collection is the "Rimmel Colour Mousse", with this review outlining my experiences of using the product.
The product is one that I have purchased a few times, and whilst I previously made my purchases in my local branch of Boots, it seems to have been discontinued here. Nevertheless, I can still track the product down quite easily online at sites such as www.ebay.co.uk. I have found the best range of colours, however, seems to be available at www.amazon.co.uk, where I can choose from around ten or so colours, although I am unsure as to how many are actually in the range. As @ June 2013, current prices on www.amazon.co.uk are around £3 - £6, but I do suggest having a good look around on the site to secure the best price, as these can vary quite a lot. Remember to take postage costs into account too, as these also vary.
My most recent purchase from the range of Colour Mousse Shadows was the '001 Shade', called 'Snow Queen.' I had been searching for a white-coloured shadow to replace my previous one that had run out. I do quite like using a white, pearlescent eye shadow for certain occasions, and whilst I find it can be a bit too 'bling' for my tastes when worn on its own, I find colours such as these ones are often pretty alongside other, more 'robust' colours worn at the same time. I am often able to achieve a pretty 'shaded' effect at my eyes with the help of a white shadow too.
The product is presented in some pretty packaging, which comprises of a little flat, round tub that is made of sturdy glass. I can see the shadow nestled within through the clear glass. The lid on top of the tub or jar is made of black plastic, and this screws off quite easily. I have encountered no difficulties with either removing or replacing the lid during the use of the product, even though I suffer with limited mobility in my hands. Once the lid is removed, there is a plastic 'cap' nestled on top of the tub's opening, which can be pulled off easily thanks to the little tab sticking up. I find this offers a hygienic seal to the tub, that allows the mousse eye shadow product to remain fresh between uses.
The product itself is described on the packaging as being "Mousse Shadow" but I actually find the product's texture is possibly best described as being a 'cream.' Certainly, the product is without the usual 'whipped' and 'airy' effect that is usually present in Mousse-based products, although it is fair to say its texture is quite thick and is far from being runny. In any event, I find the texture is very soft and thick, and this allows it to be applied very easily.
I tend to think that 'less is more' with some eye make-up products, and certainly with the Rimmel Colour Mousse Shadows, this is the case. Due to the bright colour of the Mousses in my collection, I tend to wear other shadows alongside them, to create a pretty 'shaded' effect. This means that it is imperative that I don't apply too much of the Mousse shadow at the beginning of the application process, as I find a heavy-handed approach can often be difficult to correct later on!
To begin, I tend to 'dip' a fingertip into the glass tub, and 'smear' the Mousse Shadow on the back of my hand. From this little 'palette' I have created, I am able to 'dab' my fingertip into the Mousse 'smear' on my hand a little and often, which is perfect for my own needs. I will occasionally use a foam-tipped applicator when applying this product, but most times I find a clean fingertip to be the best applicator with products such as this one. I find the Rimmel Mousse Shadow 'glides' across the eyelid with ease, 'coating' the required area quite quickly and easily. This is rather ideal for me, and I find I don't need to 'rub' the product into my eyelid, or apply more and more of the product to achieve the correct 'density' of colour; it is usually the case that the initial application is more than adequate for my own needs and requirements, so the product is without fuss or 'faff', as far as I am concerned.
I find that whilst the Colour Mousse is being applied, it feels quite cold and wet, although I couldn't say that it felt terribly uncomfortable. It is fair to say, however, that the coldness is rather accelerated if the product is used during the winter months, but this is something of a side-effect of such products, I find. Other than this, there is really very little notable effect evident during the product's application, which I can undertake in just a moment, allowing it to feel perfectly suited to my own needs, as I enjoy using make-up and cosmetic products that have a 'fuss-free' approach to them
Once applied, the product dries on the skin quite quickly, with a slight 'tacky 'effect being present during this time. A short time afterwards, the product has dried completely, and I am able to start applying my second (and sometimes third) co-ordinating shadows across the eyelid and at the corners of my eyes to create a pretty end result that will range from 'smoky' to 'shadowed' depending on the colours and shades used.
The product, once dried on the skin, doesn't budge easily, and even if eyes become damp, I don't notice the Colour Mousse has smudged around the eye area. I find it is fairly long-lasting too, with the colour remaining on my eyelids for several hours following application. It is fair to say that if the product is worn for a considerable time, I can notice it beginning to fade, and a second application would possibly be required at this stage.
There is one other point to mention in terms of the product's longevity, although it only seems to affect the Mousse Shadows when they are worn by themselves. I have found that there have been some occasions where the Mousse Shadows have started to 'flake' slightly when they have been worn for quite a long time, although this does seem to only affect me if the product has been worn all day, or if it has been worn in extreme temperatures such as a time I can recall in the past, when I was walking around in blazing sunshine in Mexico, when I remember being particularly annoyed that my pretty eye make-up was affected by the extreme heat and sunshine! As I tend to wear the Colour Mousse Shadows with other eye shadow products nowadays, I can't say I have encountered any issues with the products flaking in recent times, but I don't feel that this would be an honest review if I didn't mention the point for the benefit of other consumers.
The product is very easy to remove, and I find a moist facial wipe will usually remove all traces of the brightly-coloured liquid from my eyes. A little make-up remover dabbed onto a cotton wool pad works just as well, and I don't recall ever having any issues with the Mousses being difficult to remove.
Another valid point to note, I think, is the fact I have experienced nothing in the way of sensitivity or aggravation to my sensitive skin, so I do feel the product carries a rather mild and gentle formulation that is suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin that will 'flare up' if harsh cosmetics are used, including those that are cheap or of an inferior quality, but I have no reason to question the quality or suitability of the Rimmel Colour Mousse's suitability for my hyper-sensitive skin.
Taking everything into account, I do feel it is necessary to deduct one star from the rating score for the fact that the product will 'flake' on occasion, particularly if it has been worn for a long period of time. Whilst I appreciate that this result has not affected me personally for quite some time, I do feel that it is still a significant fault of the product that could be rectified by the manufacturer. Other than this point, however, I have nothing negative to report about the Rimmel Colour Mousse and will continue to purchase it for myself.
I have never tried a mousse eye shadow/cream product before, mainly because i have fears of caking far too much on and getting it everywhere. I saw a couple of pots of Rimmel version in the reduced bin of my local Supersaver and thought I had to try it.
It is quite a small pot of mousse you get, the black plastic lid holds a sticker with the colour name on and the actual mousse is situated in the unscrewable clear plastic pot below. I do not know how much these retail for but I bought them for 75p. I also do not know how many shades of this there are as I bought the only ones I could find. I am happy with the shades that I bought though, I bought: Mocha - which is a light brown, Get Fresh - which is a browny/orange/peachy colour, Mermaid - which is a green/blue colour and London Galaxy - which is a light purple/blue shade. The Mermaid and London Galaxy I have given to my daughter as blues do not suit me. I use the Get Fresh a lot as brown is my colour at the moment and it's kind of all I wear.
Although this is sold as a mousse, I would say it feels creamier, I am not sure if there is much of a difference but it is easy to work with and it glides over the skin with great ease. One little niggle with it is I used my finger to apply this as I didn't want to cake my makeup brushes with it, I guess depending on how you look at it, this could also be an advantage as well but this mousse does dry super fast. When applying, you have to finish one eye at a time as it will have dried before you get chance to blend or alter your shadow in any way. After applying, I used liquid eyeliner on top and it went on with no problems at all, it didn't remove the mousse or shift it at all, it behaved well.
Rimmel give you an 8 hour time span on the longevity of this product while on. I think this is a little misleading and hopeful to be honest. I would give it a good 4/5 hours at most but 8 is a little too optimistic. It doesn't crack or crease and it really boosted my trust in mousse shadow. I haven't finished the ones that I have yet as I don't wear them every day, they are great colours but they are a little shiny for everyday use. Once I come to the end of the product I will defiantly purchase some more, I have found some on Amazon so will be heading there to re-stock.
What was I expecting from this product? Well, I buy cream eyeshadows because I want something with simple application, that does not take long and that will give me a wash of colour that needs no tweaking or extras to make an impact. (Low expectations then, hahaha!) I have come to expect only the best from my highstreet/drugstore makeup, particularly from Rimmel. Rimmel has been my go to brand with at least a third of my purchases coming from their counter over the years.
Did Rimmel deliver? No. Yet it looked so promising!
I own Mocha (no. 12), which is a beautiful warm, bronzy, deep brown and glitz (no. 5), which is a pretty light cool, bronzy gold.
The packaging receives mixed reviews from me. The product comes in glass jars with shiny black lids with silver and coloured (depending on the shade of the mousse you buy) sticker label which do look fairly smart. The glass jars are useful for showing you how much product you have used and as it shows the true colour of product easily (we all know some coloured stickers on packaging just are not true representation of the content inside.) However, the jars are fairly heavy and large which means they are not exactly portable (they certainly would not be joining me in my travel makeup bag!).
The product also receives a mixed review from me. The colours of the product are lovely and natural looking when applied which is good because I sometimes find metallic shades look a little artificial. You receive LOTS of product in the jars which is great and a little goes a long way too; I know it will take me a long time to use these products up. However, there may be another reason it will take me forever to use the product up...
The mousse's consistency is very wet. This means that although it is easy to sheer out (losing pigment as you do, so I often have to build the colour up), it is hard to apply. The product seems to get everywhere (all over my eye area, even where I don't want it, and all over my fingers) and the application is uneven and patchy. I find it easiest to apply the product to the lid with one finger and then, with a clean, dry finger, blend out the eyeshadow into the crease and upwards. The product does not really set either so can come off if you touch your eye area and, despite no one else seeming to have this problem, I find they crease. Wearing a primer does help but I still find the mousse slides into my crease and I do not have particularly oily lids. Perhaps people wear makeup for a shorter time than I do, but I want my products to last from when I leave the house in the morning to when I go to bed at night. If I set the mousse with a powder then I do see an improvement on the product's longevity but still, if I have a long day (12 hours) they crease. Besides, I think that if a product is good, I should not have to set it with powder to stop if sliding over my face.
Overall, I would not repurchase these eye mousses. I have a real love/hate relationship with this product. Like a magpie drawn to the shiny, i snatched up this product without realising it was all glitz and no glam. Ultimately, unless I have a lots of time on my hands to play around with getting the pigment/shape/longevity right I don't/won't use the product. Surely, cream eyeshadows should be something quick and easy to apply? Maybe no one told Rimmel...
This eye shadow was passed down to me buy my older sister who was passed down for my mother because they wanted to get rid of it. Now I am afraid to say that it lingers with me now. This eyeshadow is truly horrid. I have it in a pink colour and it look quite metallic when put on.
When applying the eyeshadow I used my finger and carefully applied it over the eye lid. At first, the eye shadow doesn't look very bad but there a major gaps. Concentration is really needed to use it. I found that when I applied more I just looked like I had shiny pink eye lids. This didn't look good on my dark skin. The product does give a metallic look but it didn't do it for me. My quest to find the perfect eyeshadow continues and I definitely won't be recommending this to anyone EVER.
**Why I want the product?**
I have an absolute love hate relationship when it comes to anything resembling a cream/mousse eye shadow. I adore the fact it is quick and easy to apply with little time and effort, yet it looks like you've spent awhile on your eye makeup, but I detest the fact cream eye shadows crease on me whether I use a primer underneath or not. I love MAC Paints but I hate their prices for such a small amount of product so I was on the hunt for something new, something that would last, something that is great value, but did I find it?
**About the product**
I came across Rimmel Colour Mousse 8Hr Eye Shadow while browsing an online makeup store one night and I loved their colour choice and the price was fantastic at £1.49 each for 7mls.
Rimmel say this Colour Mousse Eye Shadow will stay put for 8 hours of wear with no fading or creasing and glides on smoothly and effortless.
Unfortunately for me I am not a huge Rimmel fan but due to the price I thought I would give it ago and bought four shades all in the neutral everyday wearable shades.
On receiving my eye shadows I am glad to find they came in little 7ml squeezable plastic tubes, however looking at the back of the packaging I am greeted with "TESTER Not For Resale ". At first I thought, how dare they sell something that is not for resale, and then I thought, good as it's easier to carry around and I get more product as the original Mousse Eye Shadow's that come in little glass pots you only receive 5ml of product.
**How many shades are there?**
Whether if you choose the little glass pots or the plastic tubes you are looking at eight shades that range from very vibrant Mermaid (aqua) to the softer Snow Queen (white) to the natural browns. I chose shades 5, 6, 7 and 8, which are all neutrals colours ranging from gold, light pink, peach and a beautiful brown that looks a gun metal brown.
**Swatching the colours**
Like many powder eye shadows I find the colour in the pan is vibrant and pigmented, however when you swatch the colour on the back of your hand disappointment soon kicks in as you realise there is no pigment or vibrancy to the shadows what so ever.
Squeezing the eye shadow from the tiny nozzle and swatching colours to the back of my hand the texture hits you straight away. Rimmel say this eye shadow is a mousse, yet it looks, feels and behaves like a cream. The product feels cool and refreshing on my hand, and the pigment? Well it's the same as what's in the tin...I mean tube. There is no loss of pigment and looks so vibrant. There is a metallic sheen to all the of the mousse eye shadows with no glitter partials.
**Applying the product**
Applying this mousse eye shadow could not be simpler. Simply take either your ring finger and apply or an eye shadow brush, which ever you prefer.
I first applied this product to my eye lids without a primer as with MAC Paints I noticed very quickly a primer is not needed even on oily eye lids and it lasts all day so I wanted to see if Rimmel was the same.
Even though the product felt cool and refreshing on the back of my hand, this sensation is very welcomed on my eyes but the feeling doesn't last long.
I first applied the product with my ring finger with lovely results; the product glides onto the skin without pulling and tugging and looks smooth. You can build as much colour as you wish or leave a slight sweep for a wash of colour. While applying the colour to my other eye I did not realise the product dries super fast and is impossible to blend afterwards. Going back to my other eye with a blending brush and sweeping the harsh eye shadow line away was no good; the product was suck and was not budging. Although it did not look too bad it was not what I would call a perfect eye shadow application, I would also recommend if you want to build the colour up to build it up quickly as the product dries in lightning speed and may cake.
Through the day the shadow lasted around three hours, without creasing or fading, which I thought was good for a cream/mousse eye shadow but I was disappointed with Rimmel claiming 8hours of wear as this was not so.
The following day I tried the eye shadows with Too Faced Shadow Insurance to see if this made a difference with the longevity that I hoped for. Applying it was a brush this time the product glides on just as well to an opaque finish, taking a blending brush soon as before drying kicks in, the product is easy to blend like a powder eye shadow and gives a beautiful sheen to the eyes without looking like a harsh cream/mousse eye shadow.
I am very pleased to say the shadow lasts longer than the 8 hours stated with absolutely no creasing, fading or smudging. At the end of a long day it was also easy to remove with eye makeup remover; there was no need for pulling at the delicate eye area. Instead the eye shadow melts off easy for you to sweep with a cotton pad.
It is also worth noting the eye shadows are not waterproof and if you rub your eyes some product will transfer off.
**Price and availability**
I bought my products from www.saveonmakeup.com where you will find the plastic tubes for 7ml of product at a very good price of £1.49. If you would like the glass pots these can be purchased from www.boots.com for £4.99 for 5ml of product.
**What I think about it / do I like it?**
I am absolutely pleased with my purchase and I am sure I will be purchasing some more in the future. I love the way it stays on the eye lids with no fuss and most importantly there is no need for re-touching.
**Would I purchase again?**
I would have no shadow of doubt I will be purchasing these little beauties again, well done Rimmel.
There is nothing that I like more than a buying new makeup apart from having a valid reason (excuse!) to buy some. And that valid reason was a wedding and I had a fabulous pair of turquoise earrings that I decided would look great with turquoise eye shadow and that's a valid reason right? ........No, just me then.
I decided to pop off to my local Boots and see what I could find and I have to be honest and say that I don't usually pay much attention to the rimmel stand and there is no particular reason other than it's a brand I used to wear when I first started wearing makeup and have never really bothered with it since.
As I was walking past I noticed little glass pots of cream eye shadow that looked rather sparkly and being the magpie that I am I took a closer look and decided that the shade 014 called Mermaid one the one for me.
The eye shadow itself comes in a little round glass pot with a screw on black lid so its quite a modern design for rimmel which I think tends to be a little stuck in the past with some of its packaging although I have noticed that with some products they have become a little edgier.
The shadow is infused with a cooling mouse that helps to keep your eyes cool and while my problem is getting warm at the minute its lovely for the summer.
The screw lid comes off really easy and the cream shadow looks a little like gel when you look into the pot and due to the colour I had chosen the mermaid colour was really vibrant and when it caught the light you can see tiny little flecks of sparkles.
Many people don't like to us cream shadow as it can be tricky to apply and can gather into any tiny lines and sometimes wears off quite quickly but formulas now are much better for both application and staying power.
How To Apply ======
I do have a particular way of applying cream eye shadow but obviously you can put it on any way you like but I shall share spill forth from my fountain of knowledge (Sorry I am very tired!)
Before applying cream eye shadow I always apply a little foundation to hold it all in place, just use a small amount of your normal foundation or if you are really posh get your butler to do it for you, (No hang on that's an advert) what I meant to say was, if you have a eye shadow primer than you can use that.
I always apply using my fingers as in my opinion a brush does not work well with cream and using your finger allows you to place the cream and also to blend.
I dip my clean finger into the pot and take it straight from there, If you are more hygienic and not as lazy as me you can use a cotton bud and smudge some cream onto your hand and apply from there, apply a dab of the cream into the middle bottom of the eyelid and this way you can move the cream around and means that you don't go to heavy near the inside of the eye.
Once you have the cream in the place that you want you can then easily just add a little more to get a more dramatic effect as its much easier to add more than to remove excess without doing a fabulous panda impression (unless of course that's your look?).
I always finish by apply a little eye shadow powder in a similar colour and just dab onto the eye shadow as this and the foundation base will not only make it last much longer, it will also stop the eye shadow developing into the little lines and fading, If you don't have a near match , a little translucent face powder will do the trick.
This particular brand was really easy to apply and also easy to move around once on the eye and had rather velvet like feel and a slightly wet look once applied which made it look quite dramatic with the tiny glitter particles.
The cooling effect is quite noticeable and made the cream really comfortable to wear, especially on an evening out.
Did It Last =====
My eye shadow did last all night, I didn't need to touch it up at all through the evening. It even lasted longer than I me as I was very naughty and didn't remove it before I went to bed and it was still fresh in the morning unlike my good self......
The cooling effect is quite noticeable and made the cream really comfortable to wear, especially on an evening out and it really did keep me feeling rather refreshed all night although that might have been the fruity cocktails!
The cream did not irritate my eyes at all and I removed it with a gentle eye makeup remover and it came off very easily in fact it was easier than a powder based eye shadow to remove.
This is one of the best cream eye shadows I have tried and I have tried many, all in the name of research you understand.
The little pot carries a lot of product and as you only need to use a small amount it will last you a long time and there are nine different shades to try and once again in the name of research I will try them all and report back!
The price of the shadow is just £ 4.99 and in my opinion it's a steal!, a steal I tell you. (Don't worry I'm leaving now........TAXI!)
Eye shadow mousses have become a staple for the party girl, but unfortunately this Rimmel version was less than impressive!
While it does last all night, you better not rub or it comes up in scales a bit like plaster comes off old walls: not the best look!
The texture is ok, but it is hard to apply evenly and takes a bit of practice to get a smooth and even finish. But I have to say that the finish looks a bit tacky and reminds me of 90s glittery eyeshadows more than a smooth metallic or wet look.
The major problem is the horrible sensation of tightening of the fragile eye skin when it dries off. After removal, it makes my skin feel dry and very sensitive as if I had rubbed it all night with sandpaper, even though it actually comes off easily, with no need to rub, with an ordinary make up remover lotion.
There are much better party eye shadows on the market!
I quite like a natural look with just a hint of make-up instead of looking like a colourful tropical bird. Someone recommended me the Rimmel Eyeshodow Mousse which is supposed to look more natural than regular powder eyeshoadow and in addition to that have a cooling effect. With 4.99 for a small tub it was not really a bargain but my friend absolutely loves it so I gave it a try and bought a light brown shade that looked really good when I tried it at Boots.
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Upon opening the little tub I was very pleased with my choice; the mousse looked smooth and sparkly and the colour was exactly what I wanted. Me being me I had to try it instantly and applied a bit with my finger on my eyelid. I was unpleasantly surprised by how runny it was - I expected something along the lines of a normal foundation mouse but this here felt rather strange. It is very hard to describe, quite powder-y and runny at the same time. This caused me to use far too much and I had the horrible sensation of whipped cream on my eyelid. The cooling effect was not nice at all and just intensified the feeling that there is something on your skin that does not belong there.
The thickness of the mousse lasted quite long and I could feel it every time I had to wink, and believe me it wasn´t a nice feeling at all.
The colour however was gorgeous, nice and soft with metallic sparkles. I´ve chosen Glitz which is a light golden-brown shade that looks very natural and fresh. Because of this I kept using the eyeshodow for a bit, now of course remembering to use and applicator and to use only a little bit. Using less obviously meant the colour was not as intense anymore and the uncomfortable feeling persisted. After a few weeks I gave up on it and went back to my regular powder eyeshadow.
The only thing that would have saved my experience with this eye mousse would have been if it would have lasted longer than normal powder eye shadow, Unfortunately this was not the case and just after a few hours the eye shadow was all over the place and not on my eye lid - where it belonged - anymore. I think this is due to the soft consistency and the rather long time it needs to dry.
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Personally I was not too keen on the Rimmel Eyeshadow mousse; it just didn´t feel right on my eye lids and cased a few minor skin irritations as well. Although the colour looked really pretty I´m not going to try it again and gave the rest of my mouse to my housemate who will appreciate it a lot more than I do. Having that said I can still recommend it to you if you are used to eyeshadow mousse as it seems to be of a good quality and comes in a wide variation of pretty colours. 5 pounds seems rather steep for such a small tub but it literally lasts for ages so it might be a good investment.
However, it was simply not the right product for me so I will give it only 05 out of 10 possible points and will stick in future to more traditional eyeshodows.
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Thank you for reading and rating my review!
As "Summer" is fast approaching Ive been buying some make-up that I think is better for the summer months. By that I mean anything that wont sweat off my face and make me look like a melting wax work! I don't actually wear a lot of make-up in the summer but lately Ive been trying to find some products to wear for those days in the beer gardens watching the world cup LOL. This "Rimmel Colour Mousse Eyeshadow" was one of those products and I only really bought it because it was £2 on the market in Birmingham and all the mousse eye shadows Ive tried in the past have been pretty good. I find mousse shadows are much easier to apply and way easy to blend than powder eye shadows so I buy them a lot so this tiny pot had a lot to live up to!
Price: £3.99 (When Not On Sale)
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug ETC
Shades: Mocha, Glitz, Galaxy, Mermaid (my shade of choice), Sassy, Get Fresh!, Snow Queen, Splash & Gunmetal Grey. Quite a good range of shades there and I certainly wouldn't mind trying out a few of the other colours myself! Some of the colours are quite alike but I think that is so if you buy more than one they can be blended together for a two tone look.
When it comes to applying this I guess it can be done with a brush but I find it much easier to with my fingers. I think the mousse is a bit thick to apply with a brush but I suppose it can be done. The mousse is proper lightweight but feels much thicker to the touch having said that though you really only need such a small amount to cover your whole eyelid. One tiny smudge of this over your eye gives you a really bold, block colour so I don't think you need more than that - less just gives you a really subtle sheen which a lot of people will love as your make-up just looks effortless.
Ive read online that a lot of people have found that this mousse dries out very quickly but I cant say Ive had that problem as yet. Ive had mine for about 2 weeks just stored in my room and it still looks like it did when I bought it so I don't see that as an issue for me. Maybe refrigerate it if your concerned about it drying up.
I really love this mousse especially in the colour I have because while the colour is really noticeable and very different to what I would normally wear it doesn't look like Ive made to much of an effort. Id say the colour lasts for about 8 hours and that is when its really sunny so a lot longer than most make-up Ive tried and the colour still looks as good as when you first applied it so I don't think Ive got anything bad to say about this product really. Its super easy to apply, blends effortlessly, gives your eyes a great colour with a subtle finish and it lasts for hours. Ill be using mine all year round as I think one pot will last me for months.
This summer this is one product that every girl should have in their make-up collection and it comes highly recommended from me. Ill be stocking up on some more shades next time I'm in town because this is a fabulous product that isn't too expensive!
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Rimmel is one of my favourite bands of make-up and has been for as long as I can remeber. Never have I had a problem with one of their products until I purchased the Rimmel Colou Mousse Eye Shadow in gunmetal grey (009).
The little pot the product comes in is adorable and fairly light to carry around, although it has to be saif the lid is very flimsy. Atleast two times the lid came off in my make up bag and ALL of my make up had a hint of grey on them which i was far from happy about.
The product itself is basically what it says on the tin; a mousse. Now i am very scepiticle when it comes to new products but seen as a lot of my friends had recommended it i thought i would give it a try. Now at £5.00 for this tiny pot which i purchased from Next it was a gamble.
The mouse is very soft and light to the touch with a soft fragrant smell. On application the mousse looks soft and flawless on the eye lid.. however it is a completely different story when the mousse has dried. After appoximately half an hour, the mousse had transfered half way up my eyes and looked completely hidious. There were what looked like cracks where the crease of my eye is and looked completely unsighlty.
The price does not reflect the product because if it was cheap I could maybe understand the reasoning behind it but my opinion is that it is an oversized pot of mousse that will make you look like a moose.
Quick tip; although this defeats the object of buying a mousse eye shadow, if you apply powder beneath the mousse, the mousse and powder blend to create a slightly better look - This was discovered as i hate waste and was determined not to bin it !
I personally have alot of the Rimmel products and love most of them as it really seems a reliable brand to me.. this eyeshadow mousse was no different!
I have used this mousse ever since it came out a few years back, loved it then and still do now! I have to admit i do stick to the same colour of '005 Glitz' which is a browny/goldy colour. The range of this eyeshadow isn't great as there is only 5 to choose from but it does cover the colour wheel. These are, Glitz, Splash(Green/Blue), Snow Queen(White), Get fresh(Pink) and Sassy(Grey/Black). I chose the browny one as its great for both casual and nightwear as its a suttle brown colour, also i do have hazel eyes so it complements them great.
The price of this eyeshadow is only £4.99 which i admit is more expensive than others but considering the size of the pot it really is good value! The pot itself is durable and strong, with a secure lid that you know won't leak. Its a decent size so it will last you a long time. I had my last one for over a year and now bought a new one around 6 months ago with plenty left and regular use. However, it wouldve been better if it included its own brush in the lid or something as i had to go buy one for it.
The eyeshadow itself is a great vibrant, glittery colour that really sinks into your eyes with a smooth but glamerous look. Its very smooth as it is a mousse so it glides great across your eyes giving an even coverage. Only a small amount is needed on your brush as its very thick so fills up those eyes! Its abit wet at first on your eyes, but drys very quickly leaving it smooth and outstanding. Its unlike most eyeshadows as its more bright with its glitter and mousse look so i wouldn't recommend to those looking for a sutal look. Its so long-lasting and definetly lasts the '8 hours' as it says on the pot. I wear it for a night out on the town and it lasts right till i get home, making it still a nightmare to get off which can be a problem but a few make-up wipes do the trick!
Overall a long-lasting, effective eyeshadow giving you really that desired look.
I'm not a huge fan of my eyes, ones blue and ones green, and I'm pretty much blind in my right eye, so I tend to hide away behind my fringe or not draw any attention to my eyes. Obviously, I wish I was more confident connected with my eyes, but recently, I've been trying to be more confident, trying everything, false lashes, mascara and even eyeliner, but nothing I find very comfortable in, but in my Make Up bag, I found Rimmel's Colour Mousse Eye Shadow, and thought I'd give it a go, and if nothing else I could review it.
The Colour Mousse, was a soft texture, basically like any Mousse, but more thicker and smoother. It comes in a range of colours, which is a really advantage, and there is undoubtly a colour which will suit everyone, the colours are: a pale Blue, slightly darker Blue, Sliver, Pink, Peachy colour, Gold and a lightish Brown colour. Honestly, I liked all the colours, but choose the Silver, as it seemed to be one which looks best on me, but I'm sure there's a colour for every women here.
Applying the Mousse Eyeshadow, I noticed it was pretty easy, I just wiped my finger across my eye lid, and the Colour Mousse was applied, and the Mousse was soft and gentle to apply so you didn't have to rub your eye hard to apply a good, even coverage of the Mousse. But I did notice that if I applied a fair amount of the Mousse on my eye lid, my eye began to sting, not sure if that was just me, but be cautious when applying a lot, as stinging may occur. To vary the strength of the colour of the Mousse Eyeshadow, I watered down the Mousse by applying water to my eyelids too, as it weakened the colour of the Eyeshadow, but to make it stronger, I just applied more of the Mousse.
The results were pretty amazing, the Mousse Eyeshadow was evenly covered, and the colour was really beautiful, and the colour will dry on your eye lids lighter then what the colour looks like in the pot. The Silver colour was really bright and glittery, and had a nice shimmer to it, but not so much that you can only wear on a night out, and I plan to wear it fairly often. Also I noticed after a full day studying and work, the Mousse Colour was still pretty much still on, which I was surprised about, but I, personally, did find it hard to get off afterwards.
Overall, I would recommended this to every women, even if your not overly confident with your eyes, as it makes your eyes look really beautiful and sexy, but be careful with colours, and choose one, which suits you, so if available seek out a beauty consultant if your not sure what colours suit your eyes/ skin tone. Lasts long, looks amazing, and beautiful colours, what more could a women want?!
Rimmel's Colour Mousse Eyeshadow is available at most pharmacists, Boots, Superdrug etc and costs around £2-3, depending on shop and any sale offers.
I have used all kinds of products over the years and this has to be in the bottom 3. I was extremely disappointed after a positive review in a magazine. hard to apply, smudgey and greasey, this product was unusuable in every way. I literally had to remove in every way.
It has a different texture to other mousse products, such as dream matt by maybelline for example. It is a lot wetter, and doesnt glide smoothly onto a brush, or cover evenly when applied by a finger. I found it hard to get even colour coverage. I found it folded into the creases of my eyelid, rather than remaining on the lid, and did the same in the eye corners, which was disappointing as i like to use white to highlight and open the eye, as well as under the browline. I also found due to this i then couldnt use it as a base for other colours.
I was really disappointed as i usually like rimmel products, so i wouldnt buy this product again.
£4.88 in boots but price varies in other places.
The product comes in a little glass pot with a black plastic lid.
How to use:
Can be applied using your finger or a small eye shadow applicator.
I am a big eye shadow fan, i love to try different colours and products. I had a recommendation for eye shadow mousse so i thought i would try this rimmel one as it was a good price compared to others.
However i wish i had saved my money...
I purchased the splash colour (pictured above).
I applied using my finger, at first the product looked great, the colour was really bright and make my eyes look very glam.
However an hour in to my evening out i went to the toilet and after looking in the mirror i realised most of it has come off of my eyelid and it was all smudged and was underneath my eyebrows. It had gone all flaky and i looked a total mess!
This product is awful and a waste of money!
I intitially decided to try out this eye shadow as i loved the variety of colours in the range available, theyre so vibrant, i especially like the look of the metalic ones.
First of all ill list the positives. When you apply some eye shadows, they seem to lose the beautiful colours which you had seen in the tub, however the Rimmel Colour mousse eye shadow amazingly does the oposite and the colours go on exacly as you would hope, vibrant as ever. SAfter all thats why mopst people spend ages chosing what colours to buy and wearing it at all, is theyre any point if you cant see it. (im not saying subtle as i agree subtle colours look great!, i mean when you cant see them at all)
Another positive is that it will last you ages! the tubs look quite small but you dont need alot on yourbrush or finger and there really is a generous amout provided.
THe negative i found was that it goes on sooooo heavy! you can feel your wearing it all day (something i dont personally like!) it also hardens on your eyelid. i dfind it uncomfortable to wear.
Eyeshadows / Cool, Refreshing mousse eye shadow infused with 25% purified water / Instant and continuos cooling sensation / Easily Blendable / Lasts for 8 hours /