Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick
Member Name: sparkle1004
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick
Advantages: Gives vibrant colour which is long lasting
Disadvantages: It has to be sharpened
I love to wear make up and I wear a lot of eye make up in particular. Although I usually stick to gold and brown shades, I do like to be a bit more daring on a night out and the Scandaleyes Shadow Stick by Rimmel seemed like just the thing to do the job.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give the eyelid a high impact colour in a flash. The shadow stick will give buildable colour to the eyelid which has a high shine and luminous finish. It has a creamy texture that promises to glide onto the lid leaving your eyes looking beautiful and eye catching. The shadow promises to last up to 24 hours and that it will be waterproof.
The product doesn't come in many shades yet but if the product is a hit then I'm sure some more will be released. The shadows stick come with cute and original names but ones which incorporate the colour too so as well as being interesting, you will know the shade that you're getting too. You can choose between Bulletproof Beige, Bad Bronze, Tempting Turquoise, Paranoid Purple and Blackmail. I chose to buy the rather striking tempting turquoise which is a lovely blue colour and it is the one that Kate Moss is wearing in the advertisement for the shadow stick.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the form of a chubby pencil. The outside of the pencil is black with Scandaleyes written in silver lettering along the side. A band of colour at the base of the pencil shows the colour that you have selected and a clear lid protects the pencil from getting damaged in storage. The product will cost you around £6 per shadow stick and they can be bought from stores such as Superdrug and Boots, from large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
The product has a really creamy consistency and these usually means creasing in an eye shadow. I used an eye shadow primer before applying the product to try and stop this from being an issue. The pencil is easy to hold because of its size and the nib is the right size to enable you to be accurate in your application. The consistency of the product is creamy which means that it will glide over the eyelid without pulling or dragging the delicate skin. The colour is vibrant and stands out a lot so this side in particular won't be for the faint heart. Going over the area twice makes the colour thick and opaque.
The consistency of the shadow means that it is easy to blend but it does set a bit so you need to do it straight away. It feels completely comfortable on my eyelids and hasn't irritated my eyes in any way, even when I'm wearing my contact lenses. Even when it sets, it doesn't become dry or tight so my eyelids are comfortable. The product doesn't fade or smudge away for quite a few hours and I only get a tiny bit of creasing which can be smoothed away.
The size of the nib also makes it easy to apply the shadow along the lower lashes as an eyeliner. As you work your way through the shadow, you need to sharpen the product. This means that there is some wastage and you need to be careful that you don't get any bits left on the nib before putting it near the eye area. The product is easily removed using my usual eye make up remover.
All in all, this is a lovely product which is easy to apply and which gives the eyelid a lovely burst of colour. It is long lasting, doesn't crease when applied on top of a primer and has a lovely creamy consistency. The colour is vibrant although some of the other shades are a little tamer. The shadow comes at a good price and should last you a long time. I really like this shadow stick and I will be buying a few more the next time I'm in the shops.
Summary: A lovely vibrant eye shadow with a creamy consistency and which is long lasting