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I wear eyeshadow nearly every single day and my collection houses a range of shades. However, when it comes to work I tend to wear more neutral shades, ones that are visible but soft enough and gentle enough for office wear. Therefore, I try and keep a decent amount of these neutral shades as lets face it they are not that bright and interesting so it is nice to have a decent selection so not to wear the same one each day.
An eyeshadow that I bought via an online make-up store was Rimmel Twist & Shimmer Eyecolour. It is no longer produced by Rimmel and is now found at a low price from a variety of online stores. I have used Rimmel products on and off for years now and generally find their products to be of good quality. This coupled with the fact that I paid just under £2.00 for my Rimmel Twist & Shimmer Eyecolour it wasn't going to break the bank if it was useless!
== Packaging ==
The Rimmel Twist & Shimmer Eyecolour comes in a pen type applicator so don't get it confused with a lip gloss! The eyecolour itself is housed in a metallic gold plastic tube and comes complete with a clear plastic top/lid. On one side of the tube it has the Rimmel logo and product name all in gold font. When buying brand new it should be sealed in a plastic wrapper which is perforated down one side.
== In Use ==
To get the eyecolour out and onto your eyelid you need to twist the one end clockwise. When I first bought mine it did take a lot of twisting for any colour to actually come out! The applicator end is slanted and is a white foam type tip which is soft enough for the eyelid. After enough twisting the eyecolour does come out quite quickly - it comes out into the applicator itself.
The eyecolour itself is like a liquid mousse and is the colour of your chosen shade. I found that it does have a decent consistency which is quite thick but easily applied to the eyelid with the applicator. Although I did find that I needed to use the tip of my finger to blend it in evenly as although the tip of the applicator is soft enough it doesn't blend as well for that natural look.
The only problem I have had previously with liquid type eyeshadows is that they can crease easily after a few hours wear. The Rimmel Twist & Shimmer Eyecolour is actually pretty good when it comes to not creasing. But after a good few hours it does the envitable and does start to crease but a quick touch up with the tip of your finger and you get that even coverage back.
I do like the fact that this eyeshadow gives a lovely shimmer effect which although isn't overly noticeable it just gives that subtle touch to add a little bit of glamour to an office outfit without being too much. The colour I bought was no2 - In a Whirl which is a lovely gentle brown/beige colour which provides a lovely neutral colour which is deep enough to be noticeable.
== Overall ==
Although it isn't a firm favourite of mine simply because of the creasing which I did expect to happen. I do love the shade and if Rimmel did it in a powder form I would without doubt buy it. I do find it is easy to apply and the colour does stay for hours after application which is a bonus. Overall, due to the creasing issue I can only give it 4 stars.
== Product Information ==
Price: From £1.99
Availability: Limited but mostly on internet stores
I saw this in a bargain bin in Superdrug, I was dubious about buying it because if it's in a bargain bin, there must be a reason why no-one wants to buy it, I generally don't need any more reason than that to buy one though. Give me a cheap price and a nice colour and I will almost 100% buy it.
I don't know how many shades this product comes in as there was only one poor single lonely ones of these which is another reason why I bought it, yes I felt sorry for the eye colour! The colour I bought it in was Jitterbug, which is a grey/brown colour, quite nice though. It is a clear plastic pen, which shows the colour within and will show you how much is left. After removing the lid, I noticed that the applicator is made of sponge which I didn't like, also it is it is angled and after twisting the bottom the colour comes through the sponge. An obvious flaw to this plan is the fact you cannot judge how much is going to come out at one time and there is often a lot of wastage.
The sponge applicator doesn't give a good coverage or an even colour across your lid either. I have given up using the sponge and have opted for a brush which gives a smoother/even finish. I have also used my finger and this works equally as well with blending etc. The colour itself is very shimmery, it is not a distinct glittery shine but it catches the light and looks very space age. It covers well and you can get a good build up of colour without having it crease or peel off. It doesn't dry as such so it is very easy to smudge this, also it fades a little and does need re-applying to sustain the colour boldness and shimmer. Removing it is easy enough; any make up remover does the job. I haven't seen this product around since my find in the bargain bin so I don't know if it has been discontinued, if I saw it again (maybe even in different colours) I would buy it as it's an ok product, would depend on the full price I guess.
This comes in a pen like applicator with a twist bottom which you twist to dispense the product. The design isn't all that great as you can't really control how much comes out, either not enough or too much which is very annoying as you can't put it back in the packing so it is a bit of a waste.
The tip has a sponge angled point it is hard so isn't very good for applying as it gives lines and doesn't blend the colour very well but this can be easily solved by using a brush or your fingers to do it instead.
The product itself comes in a wide range of colours so you can always find the shade you are looking for. When you put it on it is in a liquid form so it is easy to blend. It then dries to leave a powder finish.
One coat is quite a faint shimmer but you can add more to make more of a colour. It does shimmer nicely but it doesn't really have a very sparkily finish. I find it is quite good to use this as a base then add powder eyeshadows on top of it as it helps them to stick better.
It lasts for a few hours but if you touch your eyes then it can rub off quite easily. I also found after a few hours it begins to crease and flake off.
I would give this a try as it does have a nice effect it just isn't very long lasting it isn't expensive either I brought mine for £1.99.