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This was one of the first Rimmel eye shadow I had bought - and I was about 13 or 14 at the time, then I liked the eye shadow, and it lasted me a number of years and I tried it on for the first time in years and be honest my opinion has changed since then, now I don't like the product, whereas back when I was 13 or 14, it didn't really bother me as I was on a budget with what I bought, so I kept using it and I used it quite often, but now it's not something I would use, as well it was cheap too, only a pound. This eye shadow comes in either powder or cream, but if you want a good eye shadow I would recommend the powder rather than the cream one, as the powder last longer and it is easier to smudge into the eye socket, but as the cream it can smudge into one line and doesn't look attractive. They come in a huge range of colors including orange, pastel blue, brown, nude, beige, flush pink, sand yellow, white, but these eye shadow are a lot more natural and there is only one daring color which is the pastel blue. You cannot find this quite often, but you can find in places like Savers and places where they sell cheap make-up and it will only cost you one pound, which is pretty good if you're on a budget for make-up. Overall, I would buy this again, of I was 13 or 14, but today it is not something I would buy again, as now I can live without eye shadow whereas before, I couldn't!
I bought this product (in "Daisy Chain" - a pale, peachy pink) when I was going through a phase of using only neutral eye shadows, but decided that I wanted something to spruce up my looks a bit. Packaged in see-through plastic with a pull-off lid, it does look slightly plain - and dare I say it, tacky. I think I would prefer it if the lid was attached at one side by a hinge, as I've found that after some use the lid has started coming off with the slightest jostle, getting glittery powder everywhere! The product applies evenly, whether using fingertips, a sponge or brush. Despite the name "Stars", this product isn't as glittery as one might think it would be - it's provides a more subtle shimmer. Although the shade I bought looks pale pink in the pot, it tends to look more beige when applied, so make sure to try the product out in a shop before purchasing, to ensure you get the shade you want! This product does blend well with other eyeshadows to create a flawless finish, however the powder does tend to settle under the eyes so have a tissue handy to wipe off the excess. I've found I can use this product in different ways to create both day and night-time looks. During the day I will dab a little of the product on to the centre of the eye lid to add a touch of shimmer and create depth, without looking too dramatic. For evening looks you can dip your brush into a little water before applying the product to eyes for added shine. When using this method, however, I've found that you will need to apply a neutral eye shadow base, and perhaps dust a little of the product dry on top, to help its staying power. This product does tend to crease and slip off after a while of wear, so while the product may last a long time in the pot it certainly isn't long lasting when worn. However, the product is easily removed and doesn't need any painful scrubbing. Overall, it probably isn't the best 'glittery' eye shadow out there and at around £3 I would say it's worth paying a bit more if you desire something more dramatic and long lasting.
I have tried these in a pink shade and a light brown shade. I was quite impressed with the colour of the pink one it had sort of a lilacy shimmer to it and looked really nice when you put it on. The brown one was quite disappointing it did give you a nice shimmer on your eyes but you could hardly see the colour this was also true of some of the lighter shades I tried in the shop. So if you did want to purchase this I would try them all as they don't come out as how they appear in their boxes. It is easy to put on and doesn't make much mess just use your fingers, a sponge or a brush. It works best if you use a little bit at a time then build it up. They also blend with themselves and other eyeshadows quite well. They have tiny pieces of glitter in them. They aren't really a creamy eyeshadow they can be quite crumbily. So put a tissue under your eye to catch the dust from them. They do last for quite a while a couple of hours but they do rub of very easily if you touch your eyes. I don't really know where I am going to wear mine as it is a bit glittery for wearing in the day and not glittery or colourful enough for wearing at night. I would recommend trying them as they do look nice when you wear them there just not really for me.
Because I go out alot I find I can make lots of excuses to myself for purchasing new make up! The main one being I really need it just to give myself a new look. Really, I'm lying to myself as I have so much make up already but with this product and it being called 'Stars' it conjured up for me, having party eyes to wow my boyfriend with (not that he notices lol). Now let me start by telling you whenever I write a review I moan about Rimmel products. I always say how I'm not keen on them (since I had a bad experience with a mascara of theirs way back!) however if the price is right when I'm out and in shopping mode I do succumb and there were a couple of colours I thought looked pretty and they were on offer at the time for £1.00 each in T.J Hughes so although as I said I'm not keen on the brand I still thought at that price I had nothing to lose and they did go with a new dress I had just bought lol The Packaging.... As on the review photograph and actually the colour shown is one of the colours I bought lol So just to confirm (in case you can't see the review photograph for any reason) the colour comes in a squarish shaped, clear plastic recyclable compact. On the front in white writing I'm told it's Rimmel, London. Then under that it says Stars and there's 4 little white stars around that and then on the bottom of that I'm told the weight is 0.12oz/3.4g. On the back of the compact I'm told it's Special Eyes Stars, Mono Eyeshadow and that my colour (in this case) is 186 Circus Chic. Under that I'm told it's made in England, the recycle symbol is on there and finally there is a small white bar code. To open the compact you simply pull the plastic lid off which is very easy and of course to close it it simply pushes back on and it's all very secure. Nice enough but fairly cheap looking packaging really but it serves it's purpose well enough. Using It.... well it's eyeshadow! Apply it over your make up base to colour in the skin above the eyes! lol The powder is soft and silky to the touch though not mega soft it really isn't dry or fine and it clings to your finger, sponge applicator or brush very well indeed. I find to add a little to say my brush and then apply and add more if I need to to build up the coverage. It really isn't a messy powdery product and it goes on smooth and evenly though for some reason it sprinkles powder all over the case it comes in but then that's simple enough to blow or wipe out and at least it doesn't do that on my face lol . I find it very comfortable on the eyes as in I can't feel it heavy or caked on and it certainly doesn't appear that way either. It's quite sheer though you can see the colour is there and the stars? Well they are in there in the way of silver glitter particles but there isn't loads and you couldn't define this as a glitter eyeshadow in any way shape or form. It's mainly powder. Now applying this you can't feel the glitter going on roughly as it's encased in the smooth powder and once on the glitter stays put. What is nice is that because the powder goes on so well with no bits going everywhere, you don't get glitter anywhere but on your eyes and it doesn't flake over time either. The glitter stays put within the eyeshadow for as long as eyeshadow stays on for which I find is about 6 hours in humidity or not. I go to pubs and clubs and the likes and I haven't had any problems with this and it never smudges when on my eyes and when I've come to take it off I can see I have it on the cotton wool. It's very easy to remove with make up remover wipes or cleanser and toner and it doesn't agitate when it's on the eyes or when it's removed. In Conclusion.... I don't dislike it but the product isn't at all exciting for me. I imagined it would twinkle quite loudly and be great for night time use but this, you could use day time for work as for me it's just a rather ordinary but a nice enough eyeshadow. It's uncomplicated to use, ok for any age and does look very nice just be careful that if you do purchase it you get a decent colour as the colours they look in the compact isn't what you get once it's applied to they eyes. I find the colour looks darker in the compact than what I get on my eyes no matter how many layers I put on. Layering the colour isn't a problem though because it doesn't get at all heavy and still remains unmessy to work with. I do like it but it misses something which means I use this in the daytime mainly. It's great for mixing and matching with other brands of eyeshadow powders though as it's easy to blend and quite subtle though it doesn't like to me matched with moist or wet to dry formulas as it is a powder after all! Not bad but if looking for something with a bit of a wow factor to it I don't think you will find it here! About £3.49 in places like Boots and there's quite a selection of colours to choose from.
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