Hi everyone! :) Hope Tuesday is going well for you. I gotta say, I didn't really think I'd be trying any more Rimmel eyeshadows after being disappointed by several trios in the past. I found minimal pigmentation, and they just didn't measure up to their drugstore counterparts. But more than a few viewers/readers suggested I check out the Glam'Eyes single shadows... they're fairly new and I've been told they're leaps & bounds ahead of the old Rimmel shadows. Last time I was at Wal-Mart I decided to try a few... I chose neutrals because, if they work out, they can get into my everyday neutral rotation.
left: Jet Black, top: Backstage, right: Dusk
These shadows come in 11 shades, cost between $3 and $4 at Wal-Mart, and according to the Rimmel Website- they have a "soft, silky formula for smooth and intense colour." I gotta say, those claims are pretty accurate! Dare I say, it was love at first swatch! Rimmel has made major changes in the formulation of their eyeshadows, and these singles are great. Does anyone know if the quads and trios also have this new & improved texture? If so, bring 'em on! As you can see in the picture, Backstage is clearly a shimmery metallic shade- but the other two- which at first glance seem matte, have just the slightest... I mean slightest bit of sheen. No sparkle, just a tiny break from being totally matte (perhaps you can tell as the light hits the product in the pan). As opposed to some shadows that feel dry to the point of chalkiness, these are much more creamy and blendable. MUCH moreso than Rimmel shadows used to be.
My usual swatching policy applies... no primer to help the product... just the product in its natural state, applied with 2 total swipes-- one from the product, and one onto my hand. In terms of these three, I think Backstage (the metallic) and Dusk (the brown) work best together. I like Jet Black, but my one complaint is that it isn't truly "jet black". It's more of a deep charcoal grey. But maybe it wouldn't be quite as blendable if it were a stark black. Who knows. Bottom line- I like these A LOT. Nice color payoff and blendability, nice price... I think Rimmel eyeshadows have redeemed themselves! Now the question is... what colors do I try next...
- I just discovered Tyler Ward Music on YouTube and I've been listening to his stuff while writing this blog. INCREDIBLE.
- I received my Beauty Test Tube that I ordered from QVC today. More on that in an upcoming blog!! (lots of fun products to try!)
- The polish on my toes is about 50% chipped off. hate that.
- Are taco shells that you buy from the store ever not stale? jeesh.
- Cupdate: (that's an update about Cupcake! omg) lately she's been sleeping on a stack of at least 4 blankets. Diva!