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I have recently started trying to make more of an effort with my appearance to avoid looking like a slob in the school playground, I have been experimenting with new make up and skin care products. (which I am now finding slightly addictive!) I found this eye shadow in our local Poundland, as it was a brand I recognised I was keen to try it. The eye shadow was packaged in a clear plastic bag and hung up. It is in a black plastic case with clear plastic lid which opens easily. You can see the eye shadow has a quilted look with a crown in the middle and Rimmel London written in silver letters. It has a single ended applicator in there too. On the back it has white writing on a black background which makes it stand out. The colour I bought this time was 440-Enchantment. It says that it complements brown eyes, for a subtle look it recommends adding as a soft eye liner close to the lashes and for the London Look add some black kohl eye liner and a silver shade in the inner corner. I must confess I didn't actually read the make up tips in the shop, it was something I noticed once I had used it a few times. This can be bought it most places which stock make up, it is stocked in my local Boots and is priced at £4.49, so it is worth looking at your local bargain shops to see if you can find it too. I tend to use it as a soft liner along the edge of my lashline, I have blue eyes and I find this makes them stand out more. It is easy to apply and it blends easily if I am using it with another colour. I don't use this for when I am wearing smoky eye make up in the evening as I find it wears off and creases easily. For an every day eye shadow for the bargain price of £1 I would buy it again. I find this easily removes with a cotton wool pad and baby lotion. I will buy this again, only if it I can find it in Poundland again though! Thanks for reading.
~ Why I Bought It ~ I'm not much of a fan of eye shadow, but I do wear it from time to time - especially when I'm going out or want to make an effort. I came across this eyeshadow a while ago when I was in Poundland and because Rimmel is a brand that I really like I decided to buy a few of them. I ended up buying four different colours and I've been really pleased with all of them! ~ Price ~ I only paid a pound for each of these eyeshadows, however the retail price for each one is around £4.50. I definitely would not pay the full retail price - nearly £5 for a single eyeshadow just seems ridiculous in my opinion. ~ My Opinion ~ I have four of these eye shadows in four different shades. The shades that I have are glam ice, posh peacock, live show and smoky quartz. Glam Ice is a frosty white with a nice shine to it. It's an okay colour but because I'm pretty pale it doesn't suit me at all! Maybe in the summer when I'm really tanned I will wear it more but for now it is definitely my least favourite. Posh peacock is my favourite shade. It is a lovely blue colour - it's quite a light shade and it has a pearly finish to it. Live show is a pretty shade of green and smoky quartz is a browny bronze shade which again is nice and shimmery. All of the colours are really well pigmented and colourful. Each eyeshadow comes in a cute, good quality little rectangular compact which includes a double ended applicator brush. The applicator picks the product up really well and I find it very easy to apply the eyeshadow evenly and neatly. The eyeshadow has a nice consistency as it isn't too powdery and it doesn't feel heavy on my eyelids or make it feel like my eyes are caked in make-up. All of the shades that I have have a pearly finish which makes my eyes look brighter and more awake and I really like the overall look when I've applied the eye shadow. A smoky-eye is very easy to achieve due to how easily the eyeshadow blends. It doesn't look cheap or tacky or over the top or anything and it looks fine with just a little mascara and perhaps a bit of eyeliner. The eyeshadow blends well and I don't need much of it for opaque coverage. I almost always use a primer with this eyeshadow to keep it in place and it lasts literally all day. I have used it once or twice without a primer and found that it creased within an hour or so. The eyeshadow comes off easily with make-up remover/a wet wipe and it has never irritated my eyes. ~ All in All ~ A good eyeshadow but it is expensive at the full retail price and it creases easily without a primer. I do recommend it though and I overall give it three out of five stars.
When it comes to eyeshadows I own quite a few of them whether that be singly or in quads or sets and the likes. I like experimenting with different colours and looks and this I bought about a month ago from my local Boots costing me £4.49 for a single eyeshadow however I had some Advantage Points so actually I got it free! The packaging of this is rather simple. Its mainly black plastic and with a see through lid and on that we are quite simply told that it is Rimmel London then on the base of it the colour is stated and contact details for Rimmel are given. Inside the compact there is an oblong and set block of colour of generous size and under that a double ended, small sponge black applicator. It is a nice enough little compact this and robust enough to. The EyeshadowItself: There are 15 shades available in this mono compact size through from light pinks, one white shade and to black with greens and blues in between. I have the Azure colour which is a very light icy blue colour and one I really fancied when I spotted it instore as a change from the norm. This is a really nice shade. The blue I have is light and is a thickish powder, easy to apply and get even coverage from. I don't really use the applicator provided but my own eyeshadow bruch and the eyeshadow clings really well to it and as I have said gives a really good and even application but with no flaking and gives a smooth looking finish and looks neat and tidy and smooth and soft looking when applied. I can happily apply this in the morning and it stays looking as bright and perfect looking for hours until I choose to remove it and then when I do it only takes my usual make up removing routine. This never irritates my sensitive eyes and although I am not usually a fan of Rimmel products this is a really good product and I use it on a day to basis and I'm rather happy with it and I like the looks I can achieve from it so me, well I'm happy! Available in all good chemists etc.
I don't use eyeshadow very often to be honest but I do like to have a selection of them in my make up box should the mood ever take me. I have used all manner of brands from Rimmel to Boots Naturals, E.L.F to Maybelline and I haven't really found that one brand is best at delivering. Since my local Poundland starting stocking branded make up my box has increased in contents and one of the items I have is this Rimmel glam eyes mono palette. When I got mine there were a range of colours from browns to deep blues to purples and I went for a deep blue. As garish as it sounds and as 80's as I have been led to believe it is blue eyeshadow along with pink is the ideal colour for me as it brings out the blueness of my eyes so my huge faux pas I believe is wearing blue eyeshadow but hey, it was £1 and it looks ok so I'm not going to complain. As I got this is Poundland it came packaged in a simple cellophane bag that was easily opened via the sticky strip at the bottom of the packaging to give me the Rimmel palette. There is no information given and so when I looked up this palette online I came across Rimmel's goals for the product, that it's crease resistant and long lasting which being honest I didn't hold out too much hope. The palette itself is simple with a transparent window to see the eyeshadow contained within the plastic casing with the overall plastic being black. I like the window as if you have a few of these it lets you see the colours easily without having to remove the lid to see the contents. It does come with a very small black applicator but honestly I am not a fan, it's rough and low quality and I use a regular eyeshadow brush instead but this is handy if you're out and about so I suppose it has it's merits. The clasp which holds the case closed works well and it hasn't come undone or broken whilst in my make up box but then it hasn't really been bashed around or anything so it may be different is this were in a make up bag. Initially the case looks sleek and clean but over time and use it becomes discoloured and the window just looks a bit messy in my opinion. I use a primer for my eyelids before applying eyeshadow, I have 2 facial primers and a specific eyelid primer which is the one I use to give the colour a base. The colour is very pigmented and has a quilted effect to it which is lovely but after 1 use this is disturbed which is a shame as it is lovely but however. I generally rub the eyeshadow brush over the colour and then apply to me eyelids. The colour transfers from the palette to the brush and from the brush to my skin very easily, when I used the applicator I found the colour was very dark and I was left with speckles of the shadow over my cheeks however when I use a brush it goes on much easier and gives the chance to build up the colour rather than have it very boldly to begin with, as my Gran used to say - "You can always add but you can never take away" and in this case it's a perfect saying. I would definitely recommend using a brush to apply as it's much softer and smoother to apply. I also find it gives a gentle colour which can then be blended perfectly rather than a dark block of colour that is difficult to blend. I also found the eyeshadow very light and my eyelids didn't feel heavy in the slightest which for daily wear is perfect. The longevity of this product is actually very good, I don't believe the claims that this is crease free as every time I have worn it be hot or cold I end up with that thick line through my eyelid however it's only visible when I close my eyes so it doesn't look too unsightly. The rest of the application stays on very well and easily lasts me a day of doing my daily bits and pieces. I find by the evening it's starting to falter and generally just look messy, at that point of no return where it's just too clogged and terrible looking to do anything but remove it which is a shame but being on all day I can't really fault it. I do believe the claim that it doesn't fade as this is very true, when I have worn this by the time I come to remove it it's still perfectly pigmented and hasn't evaporated and become pointless which for £1 is excellent! The eyeshadow looks lovely when lightly applied and blended, it leaves my eyes looking much brighter with the colour standing out and a very subtle shimmer that is suitable for both day and evening wear. I have also found it to be gentle on my skin and have never had any irritation. As with other eyeshadows this is very easily removed with water or a make up remover wipe. Overall for £1 I think this is a great product, I wouldn't want to pay the £5 price tag from Boots but fgor £1 you really can't go wrong. There is a good amount of colours to choose from, it's long lasting, good colour, easy to apply and blend and comes off easily. My only complaint would be that it isn't crease free but then I haven't come across an eyeshadow that is yet. I'd recommend picking it up if you can find it cheaply.
I am not normally that much of a fan of eye shadow, mainly because it can give a tacky, unnatural effect, and if applied wrong, it could look absolutely disastrous. Nevertheless, when I needed to obtain some blue eye shadow for a fancy dress party, I rose to the occasion and looked around a little before buying the Glam Eyes Mono Eyeshadow by Rimmel from Superdrug for under £5- not cheap nor expensive in the world of eye shadows. So, was it worth it? Well, I had of course bought Rimmel cosmetic products before, as it is quite a famous cosmetic brand name, and one of the most popular make up brands in the UK. It is also, I would say, in the middle range of the cosmetics available, so, even though there are several brands which are cheaper than it, you do not have to pay a fortune for your cosmetics. I had bought several items of make up from Rimmel over the years, and I had not been disappointed, and I hoped that this eye shadow would remain with much the same desired effect. So, a bit about what I bought. It is called a 'mono eye shadow' not because it is in shades of grey scale, but because you only get one colour in your palette. This can be a nuisance, as you have to carry around separate palettes all around with you instead of having a big palette which can be easier to use when you are applying multiple colours. However, this can also be seen as an advantage because instead of having to carry around a big bulky palette, you can just easily select the colours you want and go. I bought the '450 Celestial Sapphire' shade, because I was a little tired of searching for the perfect eye shadow, and so grabbed any shade that was vaguely blue looking to the counter. Besides, doesn't 'Celestial Sapphire' sound quite sophisticated and majestic to you? Despite this, the shade of this eye shadow was not deep and dark enough to look majestic, though it was not yet light enough to be considered as tacky. This, for me, was not a perfect shade, but it was good enough for me anyway. And anyway, there are many different colours and shades you can choose from, to match your taste. With cosmetic shops such as Boots and Superdrug doing many '3 for 2' cosmetic offers, you can save and mix and match at the same time! This eye shadow is packaged in quite a formal, rectangular box, made out of light plastic. Though this plastic feels very light weight and easily broken, it can be easily carried around with you in your pocket or in your make up case without adding too much extra weight at all. There is a clear plastic lid (so you can easily see the colour and how much eye shadow you have left) which can easily be prised open and closed- this sufficiently stops the eye shadow from being contaminated. The top section is the eye shadow, beautifully textured (and it does seem to be quite a shame to ruin it!). At the bottom, there is an eye shadow brush to apply it with- this is easily used for a nice effect. The eye shadow itself was easily to apply with the provided brush, and it blended quite nicely into my skin, leaving quite a nice effect without being too bold and tacky. The texture of the eye shadow is considerably smooth, and not at all crumbly. This also lasts for several hours without smudging all fading- I can wear it for a full evening with it looking as lovely as ever, so I think that, in terms of functionality, this works quite well. Altogether, I think this is quite a good product, at a reasonable (though not cheap) price- and it met all of my expectations. It looks surprisingly nice and it is good quality, which is really all you would expect from a middle range eye shadow. I have found that I have been using this more and more, adding little subtle touches of blue to my make up at times. However, I am sure you can find better eye shadows for this price, and for that reason, I would give it 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
One piece of make up that I tend to wear on a daily basis is eyeshadow. I tend not to go for bright, in your face colours which seem to be trending at the moment but instead go for more subtle, neutral colours which just add a little bit of gentle colour instead of anything garish. So my make up bag tends to be full of more neutral shades of beiges, golds, browns and may be a very, very pale pink added in for a bit of extra colour. However, trying to find an eyeshadow in these sorts of shades which actually last and keep their subtle tones can be quite a challenge so when I find a shade that I like I tend to buy it in the hope it will last throughout the day. I have however quickly learnt that the cheaper they are the worse they tend to be but my budget doesn't always accommodate this sort of purchase on something so small (shoes are a completely different matter!). Whilst in Boots a few months ago I was as normal browsing their vast selection of make up brands when I came across the Rimmel stand where they were having an offer on their new, exciting ranges. Rimmel products for me are a bit hit or miss but as they had a 3 for 2 offer across their range I did decide to take advantage and purchase a couple of items. Within my three items I opted for the Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow as apart from the extensive shade range they had a shade which I really liked and suited my neutral collection at home rather nicely! As far as I am aware the Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow is a relatively new range but is readily available at most if not all Rimmel stockists. So what are the Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadows all about? Well, according to Rimmel they have a soft and silky formula which is intended to give smooth saturated colour. Rimmel advises that the eyeshadow is both crease resistant and long lasting which of course is what every girl wants to hear in terms of the durability of an eyeshadow. They have a selection of 17 "sophisticated shades" that blend effortlessly and do not fade over time and according to Rimmel "your perfect shade lasts as long as you do". Rimmel make some pretty big claims for this eyeshadow and as I have personally had issues with some of their items in the past I was slightly dubious about it but as I got this free (as it was the cheapest in the 3 for 2) I couldn't complain that much! The colour I opted for was "Enchantment" which is a lovely light mocha coloured eyeshadow with just a touch of a metallic hue to give it that bit of glamour (or 'Glam'!). My main reason for opting for this shade out of the range which were available (my local Boots only stock a small selection of the overall 17 shades) as it was neutral enough for wearing to work yet could be easily intensified for an evening look. There were a few other shades I did consider which was nice as normally a range has one or two neutral browns/beiges so it was nice to see there was a choice for me and I did consider buying another one or two but restrained myself as my thinking was if it wasn't great then I'd be stuck with three of them! The "Enchantment" shade would do for now as it was a versatile shade ideal for everyday and evening wear. All of the Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow come in a long rectangular case with a black base and a clear lid which clasps gently shut. On the front of the lid it features Rimmel's usual font logo and on the bottom of the base there is all the usual information one may need such as ingredients and contact info. I do like that you can see the eyeshadow initially but like with most eyeshadows the more you use them the worse they tend to look so I would have preferred a black lid - but this is purely my opinion and just being a bit picky! However, the compartment it comes in is sturdy and needs to be especially in my make up bag when it gets thrown around, dropped by a nearly 2 year old and I do find some of my eyeshadow lids have snapped off which means broken eyeshadow but this has survived well so far! The eyeshadow is rectangular in shape to fit in with its packaging and has a quilted effect complete with Rimmel's signature crown imprinted in the middle - it certainly does look quite glam but not for long! To apply the eyeshadow you do as you would any other. It does come with a small little black foam tipped applicator which sits neatly in the case next to the eyeshadow itself - very handy. Rimmel do advise that these Glam'Eyes do blend easily which for me is useful as I tend to apply another lighter shade as a base together with a primer. The eyeshadow itself is very easy to apply and I found that you only need to sweep the applicator lightly onto the eyeshadow to get enough colour to apply a layer on the eyelid. The eyeshadow doesn't have that horrible, fine powdery texture that some have so apart from having no mess to contend with it is applied so easily but despite being the non-powdery sort it isn't heavy or thick in its consistency which is nice. I have to say though with this particular shade it is darker when applied so the first attempt I did get the black eye look but have since managed to apply it lightly to get a more subtle, natural shade! As stated above I do use it in conjunction with a primer and a lighter shade and Rimmel claims it blends easily and effortlessly and I have to say that they are right with this. I have had no problems whatsoever blending with my primer or various other lighter eyeshadows I use. It doesn't take much to blend either, simply a sweep of the finger tip or applicator and the job is done. Some darker eyeshadows I have noticed tend to give that black eye look when they are starting to fade either that or they (mostly the brown shades) tend to go a little red in colour when wearing off but I have noticed that this shade doesn't whatsoever which is definitely a good thing. It also lives up to the claims that it doesn't fade or crease. I've had no problems whatsoever with it creasing and I do think that is down to its silky consistency. However, my one moan would be that it doesn't last all that well. Now I don't use a lot of it admittedly when I first apply but I do find myself re-applying or I guess just touching it up after around 5 hours during a normal work day. I tend to have had my make up applied by half 7 in the morning and re-apply around 1ish so not that bad going and compared to others I have tried then it is long lasting but it would obviously be nice not to have to apply but this is only a small moan as it is great in other areas. Most eyeshadows are easy to remove and this is no different a simple wipe with a sponge/flannel or cosmetic wipe and the job is done easily and quickly. Now I can for some unknown reason react to some eyeshadows (mainly from the cheaper brands) and I can get a little dry patch on my eyelid but I am pleased to say that I haven't had any type of reaction with the Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow which is obviously great as there is nothing worse than having a reaction to something especially on your face! Overall, I really can't fault the eyeshadow for doing its job and my only minor gripe is the fact that it doesn't last all day but even though I'd have liked it to I wasn't expecting it to but I would definitely recommend it especially with a wide range of shades available ranging from the gorgeous purple hues to the more smokey blacks and greys there really are shades to suit most people. I love the fact that it doesn't have the powdery consistency and is just easily applied in a matter of seconds. I will be buying another few shades from the collection so I'm hoping Rimmel hang onto them and keep them for a long while yet as it has been a while since I have found a great eyeshadow which doesn't crease or fade easily. I give the Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eyeshadow 5 whole stars simply because it does was it promises and it won't break the bank either! ~ Useful Info ~ Brand: Rimmel Availability: Rimmel stockists such as pharmacies, supermarkets and online Price: £4.49 - Boots June 2012 Shades: Various - 17 to choose from
Rimmel London is, in my opinion, one of the best high street priced cosmetic brands available. The Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eye shadow is one of its many retailed products, of which I own several colours from, and here are my views on it: PACKAGING AND EASE OF USE: This product is packaged in a small compact (and easily transported in make up bags or simply in your hand bag whilst on the go) palette box with a see through plastic lid which has the Rimmel logo on it. The eye shadow, before use, is beautifully textured, though I think this merely for cosmetic appeal instead of helping the functions of this. It also comes with its own brush, which saves you the trouble of buying a new one or mixing up brushes, leaving the powder colours mixed up. This is all sealed up with an easily removable plastic packaging wrap, to ensure you that it has not been used before. PRICE: For an eye shadow, this is not particularly expensive, selling at just under five pounds from most stores like Boots and Superdrug; though it is sensible to bear in mind that this price is for ONE colour, not a whole palette and if you wanted a range of colours then this would cost you more than buying a simple eye shadow colour palette, whether from Rimmel or not. However, Amazon is currently selling several specified shades of this for the bargain price of £1.95, more than half price off, and so I would recommend for you to check this out if you are considering on buying this from your local high street. COLOUR: The colours are available in many shades, so you can choose whichever colour suits you best. Rimmel's 'Night Jewel' is one of my personal favourites, but there are shades to suit any one. You can get this in dramatic noticeable shades such as blues, purples and greens, but you can also purchase more natural shades like browns and nudes. The colour itself is easy to apply and lasts for about four to five hours, which is not too bad for an eye shadow. QUALITY: I am pleased with the quality of this eye shadow; as stated above it lasts me for a few hours upon application, and I have not received any irritation from the usage of it. The powder itself is easy to use; it has a pleasant feel against my eye lids instead of being heavy and itchy. I have never yet got to the point of finishing one of these eye shadows; mainly because of me mixing and matching with many different eye shadows and that I am not a daily user of it as sometimes it is best to go for the natural effect, but nevertheless I am still impressed. ALL IN ALL ...? : This, I found was a pleasantly adequate eye shadow, nothing completely out of the ordinary but with no faults to complain about. A good product from Rimmel, and I would recommend it with 4 stars.
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