Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow Mono
Member Name: ButterBear
Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow Mono
Advantages: Nice range of colours, long lasting
I'm not much of a make up wearer, usually because I lack the time rather than the desire, however I am a glasses wearer and sometimes feel lost behind my lenses, so no matter how little time a day may present I always make sure that I put on a little eye shadow and mascara in the hopes that people will see my eyes and not just my glasses when I speak to them.
Until recently I was quite stingy with my money and loved buying cheap eye shadow compacts but I started to find that the colours I was using were making my eyes sore where I would keep rubbing at them and decided to invest in a more expensive brand.
Rimmel Colour Rush Eye Shadow-
Rimmel Colour Rush eye shadow comes in several forms, a mono (single) block of colour, duo, triple and quad. Each comes in a small compact with a clear flip lid, there are 13 colour tones available in the mono version and they do not come with an applicator meaning you need to use your own. The 13 colours include-
Forest Matt White
Smokey Quartz...........and more
For a look at the whole range of colours go to the following link(but remove the spaces)-
http://www.asos.com/ Rimmel-London/ Rimmel-London-Colour-Rush-Mono-Eyeshadow/ Prod /pgeproduct.aspx? iid=258457&cid= 3955&clr= JetBlack&sh=0
The mono eye shadow has a net weight of 2.5g of the creamy pressed powder shadow, designed to give a bold application of colour while lasting through the day.
Price & Availability-
I bought my compact at Wilkinsons of all places but they are also available from Boots, Superdrug and other similar stores as well as online (follow the link supplied above) and retails for £3.49.
I purchased the eye shadow in Jet Black as I like to have a nice smoky look to my eye shadow on the outer of the eyes blending into a bolder more fun colour on the inner eye, it seemed to be the dark colours of my previous eye shadows that caused my apparent allergic reaction but I was still able to use the bright colours I owned to team up with Rimmels Colour Rush. I find that whether applying the shadow directly to the eyelid or using a cream base first that Colour Rush works well with eye shadows of other brands and blends perfectly with them giving a flawless seam free look.
Applying the colour directly to the eyelid gives a more subtle and smoky effect to the shadow, if you're after a more toned down daytime or work look then it's perfect to use without a base, giving a nice level of colour without being too much, it also lasts well throughout the day with colour remaining (although slightly faded) at the end of the day, obviously rubbing at your eyes will effect the longevity of the colour.
Using a cream base however will create a much different effect, I use a white cream eye shadow first and apply my chosen colours on top of that, it gives a much bolder and more daring look and makes the most of the colours used. While Colour Rush in Jet Black may appear more charcoal grey when used alone it has a much deeper tone to it when used on a cream base and can be teamed up with fabulously flirty pastel shades or dazzling glittery metallic eye shadows to create spectacular looks, that are great for an evening out or just for those with a bolder more daring approach to their make up.
I've owned my Colour Rush Mono for over 6 months and despite daily usage I've not even broken through to the compacts metal liner, the shadow really seems to go a long way and with a 30 month shelf life you're really going to get the most from the product. It's really smooth and easy to apply, I usually use a brush not a foam applicator and it only takes the briefest of sweeps with my brush to get a good amount of shadow on the brush, I also don't have any reaction with the shadow which is brilliant, I'm not always rubbing at my eyes, making them sore and ruining any make up I may have bothered to apply.
My only complaint is in regards to the price, I suppose I shouldn't really complain considering how long the shadow seems to last and also because I can wear it with no bad reactions but £3.49 does seem a lot to pay out for such a little thing, I can cook for my family for less then that! Ahhhhh the price of beauty!
Overall I would certainly recommend the product and will be purchasing it again when mine eventually runs out.
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Summary: A nice product that can give a range of looks