Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Stir It Up Cream Eyeshadow
Member Name: angelboouk
Rimmel Stir It Up Cream Eyeshadow
Advantages: quality, lasts well, colours blend beautifully, stand out eyes, price
Disadvantages: not widely available, some glitter fall out
~Stir It Up~
Stir It Up is a collection of creamy eyeshadows offered by make up company Rimmel. There are various shade combinations avaiable including blue and purple colours. I will be discussing my use of shade no 800 'No Way' which is a silvery eyeshadow with black and white speckles.
Rimmel state that this eyeshadow is a 'velvety smooth creamy eyeshadow'. It contains two shades of shimmering powders which blend together to create a sparkly finish.
This eyeshadow is presented in a decent sized, round plastic compact. The compact features a black base with the product information and is finished off with a clear, flip up lid which carries the Rimmel logo.
~Price and Availability~
The various shades of Stir It Up can be sourced online from Amazon and stores such as www.fragrancedirect.co.uk. Expect to pay around £1.25 for a 4g compact.
My local Poundland stocks quite a lot of Rimmel make up and I have made a few purchases over the last few months. I spotted this particular eyeshadow and really loved the speckled design and overall colour/appearance of this eyeshadow. For £1.00, you can't really go wrong and it is definitely worth checking out local bargain shops for cheap deals.
This eyeshadow does not come supplied with an eyeshadow applicator so you will need your own. This is fine for me as I like to use my own or sometimes my finger to apply my eyeshadow. 'No Way' is definitely not a subtle shade and it isn't one which I would choose to wear often. It looks great for wearing to a party and alongside thick black eyeliner and black mascara.
The surface of this eyeshadow is incredibly smooth and almost silky. It is very easy to run my finger or eyeshadow brush over the surface as it has a slightly 'moist' feeling which gives a creamy effect. A word of warning - this eyeshadow transfers VERY easily to an applicator brush and it is easy to pick up far too much which I have learned. Less is definitely more with this eyeshadow as it is highly pigmented.
I felt a bit bad about ruining the initial design on the surface of this eyeshadow as it looked so cool. Once I started sweeping my brush over it, all the different shades started to run together. I assumed this would effect how good it performed but it doesn't as the different shades all blend together anyway as you sweep them across your eyelid. The creamy texture of this eyeshadow allows it to glide along my eyelid smoothly. Once applied, it feels incredibly lightweight and doesn't crease into any lines on my eyelids.
'No Way' won't be to everyones tastes but I love the effect it gives. The actual colour is different almost every time I use this eyeshadow. Most of the time I manage to catch quite a lot of silver on my brush and only a small amount of black which deepens the silver giving a dramatic colour. Catching the silver with the white speckles gives yet another effect which is very bright and makes my eyes look bigger. Sometimes I manage to pick up mainly just the silver and this is gorgeous in its own way - bright, shimmery and glitzy. I love each colour combination and find that the different colours blend really well and catch the light beautifully.
This eyeshadow lasts well on my eyelids without fading. It is usually still strongly visible after 5 or 6 hours before it starts to lose its intensity a little. It doesn't look cheap which I like and is certainly not just for glitter-loving teenagers in my opinion. There is sometimes a tiny bit of glitter fall out whilst wearing but nothing major. Any excess eyeshadow can be wiped off using a make up wipe.
I really like this eyeshadow. I quite fancy trying the other shades but I am happy with 'No Way'. This eyeshadow is of a decent quality and I am pleased I found it for £1.00. It will last me for ages as I don't find it suitable for wearing on a day to day basis.
4 stars - thanks for reading :) x
Summary: can find for as cheap as a quid!