Glisten Up, Girls! Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener Makes Eyes Glow with Gloss

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rimmel eyeful eye glistener

Who says lips get to have all the summer fun? When Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener eye pencils ($7) smooth onto eyelids, they leave behind a colorful shine like lipgloss for your eyes. πŸ™‚


Use ’em as either shadows/liners for 1) a transparent wash of glossy, creamy color on your lids; or 2) build them up for a punch of pigmented color like in these swatches here…

rimmel eyeful eye glistener swatches
From the left on NC35 skin: Straight Laced, Stand Out, Girls Only! and Flaunt

rimmel eyeful eye glistener swatches
And here on NW20 skin

rimmel eyeful eye glistener

How about staying power? — will they party from dusk till dawn? Well, not without some extra help. They remain moist and creamy on the lids well after they’ve been applied and feel like they never fully dry. That also may be why they migrate and move around throughout the day. To extend how long they last on my eyes, I apply them on a layer of primer, then pat a powder shadow on top. I tried that with Urban Decay Eden and Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Shadow and liked how things turned out.


They’re available now for $7 each in Straight Laced (a shimmery purple), Stand Out (a shimmery green with glitter), Girls Only! (an iridescent, peachy golden pink), Flaunt (a shimmery bronze) and Talk to Me (a shimmery blue) at drugstores and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. [BIG YAWN] What a nice day, huh? Too bad every day can’t be a Saturday. I went to a movie to beat the heat, but it wasn’t a totally relaxing experience. One word: Splice. Don’t see it unless you’re cool with having your mind blown!

How was your day? Did you do anything fun?


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  1. Mariah says:

    These are always so pretty, and I’ve seen the ones they’ve made before, but sadly, even dry stuff creases on me! Glossy just isn’t going to happen! Ahh well

  2. Agnes says:

    those look really pretty! but im afraid to use them on my oily lids πŸ™ what do you think? suitable for us oily/ combination girls?
    i love saturdays πŸ™‚ the only day of rest all week! i attended “driven” today, an autoshow which had guest performances from some amazing youtubers such as victor kim, lydia paek, timothydelaghetto etc etc! πŸ™‚ super fun!
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… My Beauty Diary Masks Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agnes,

      If your lids are very oily then you might need some reinforcements. Definitely wear a good primer underneath… if you don’t want to change the color, you could try setting it with a transparent power to keep it put.

      How was the auto show? One of my good friends is into cars and he was always trying to get me to go to those things!

  3. Jessica says:

    I’m an oily lidded girl too (painfully dry skin and oily lids…how???) and the thought of putting gloss on my eyes just makes me cringe a little.

    Also, I think the red might make me look like I have a wicked infection haha!

  4. Mica says:

    I love these pencils and just rediscovered them in my stash last week! I have oily lids, but they stay on OK when applied over UD primer. There was some creasing by the evening – after 12 hours, but not nearly as much as I would have expected. I have the green and the purple one. The purple one is lovely and very subtle. The green one has kind of large sparkles and is not the most work appropriate color. Of course I didn’t realize it had sparkles and didn’t have time to redo my eyes…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mica,

      Oh, I love the purple shade! The green one is fun… if I was younger and worked in a creative environment I’d so rock it in a hawt second during the daytime. πŸ™‚

  5. Tiffany says:

    Oooh, I want to see that movie, too! I’ll probably catch it on netflix when it comes out on dvd.

    Omigosh, I found the Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono shadows at wally world for $2.47 yesterday! What a bargain! I grabbed two!

    • Karen says:

      OHMAHGAWD seriously, don’t watch it. I am still feeling the effects of the trauma…

      And hello, you got a majorly good deal for those shadows! Which colors did you get?

      • Tiffany says:

        oh really, I should skip it? I guess I was thinking you meant your mind was blown in a good way, lol!

        I got the bronze and the gray!

      • Karen says:

        Not necessarily, LOL! It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad… it was just really uncomfortable.

        Ooh, the bronze and gray shades are my faves. πŸ™‚

        • Tiffany says:

          Did you ever see district 9? I couldn’t even get through it because I was weirded out.

          You should do a look with the bronze or gray shade so I can copy the look!

        • Karen says:

          I did! If District 9 bugged (ha!) you, then Splice may launch you into therapy. Seriously, don’t go there!

          Hmm, I just might have to bust out my shadows now…

          • Tiffany says:

            thanks for the warning! I couldn’t even pinpoint why that movie bothered me, I just felt weirded out and didn’t want to finish watching! I am really more into light, fluffy comedies or chick flicks. speaking of which, did you ever see SATC 2? you may have mentioned it in a post, I don’t remember…. anyway I was way disappointed in it πŸ™

          • Karen says:

            I watched it and was really disappointed. I felt like the characters were mistreated by the writers — their actions and the dialogue felt forced, like somebody was just writing the script to get it done.

            And just so many of the scenes were JUST SO DUMB!

            What did you think of it?

          • Tiffany says:

            I agree completely! Luckily I saw it with a friend at the drive-in so we could rant about it while we watched it πŸ™‚ I was like, who the heck wrote this script?! Not to mention the constant, over-the-top stereotypes…

  6. Jenna says:

    Who is the NW20 model you occasionally use? El Hub?

  7. Marce says:

    Hi Karen! Long time no see! I-m taking advantage of the not too busy morning at work to say hi!
    Rimmel is launching some lovely products, I like the look of these! I wish they stayed put for a bit longer though…

  8. Looks like a good product to try! I see alot of people talking about crease issues- which i experience too! But I find that is I apply tho the inner corners of my eyes I get great long wear, no creases and pops of colour coming from my inner eye! Love the post thanks for introducing me to the product I must try it πŸ™‚
    .-= Ashley Nicole’s last blog post… MAC to the Beach Looks from MAC =-.

  9. Nina says:

    The preview of Splice scared the life outta me! πŸ˜€

    Im liking those pencils, esp Flaunt and Straight Laced. Would be perfect with my everyday neutral eye! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I will never be the same after watching that movie. There are things that you wish you could but can’t un-see… and Splice is one of them!

      • Nina says:

        Thank you for the warning. The Hubs has been making noises about watching it but I said NO!

        We ended up going to a mexican place for lunch and then on to Borders instead!

  10. Caity says:

    I LOVE that you included a swatch on NW20 skin! Very helpful to us pale girls!

  11. Glosslizard says:

    Very pretty! I’m going to have to pick some up to play around with! Rimmel is so cool, I picked up the Sparkling Bronze shadow single yesterday and it was just perfect for the look I wanted! Yay for cheap and easy makeup! πŸ˜›

  12. Glossy eyes is my all time favorite summer look!! I have to try these out next time I’m in a drugstore. Thanks for the heads up! πŸ™‚
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Kiehls Light Weight Body Lotion is an Under Rated Secret Weapon =-.

  13. Karen B says:

    Thanks so much for the swatch on NW20 skin, very helpful πŸ™‚
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… LORAC Cosmetics =-.

  14. gio says:

    Rimmel is a brand I often overlook but I need to pay more attention to it when I shop, they are coming out with some great stuff lately. I need to get this pencil in Flaunt, it’s such a beautiful color!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Sunday Survey, Vol. 8 =-.

  15. amy says:

    Standout is gorgeous and I like that it is a cheaper alternative to U/D 24/7 liners.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Getting Some Tropical Romance With Pacifica Body Butter in Tahitian Gardenia =-.

  16. Jackie says:

    I’ve been dying to try these out! Maybe I’ll pick one up during my next Target trip =)
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… A Liquid Highlighter Comparison =-.

  17. I have a feeling these won’t last 30 minutes on me even with those tips, but sooo shimmery and pretty!
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Green for Spring Bean Lustreglass =-.

  18. Krystal says:

    I bought a couple a while back (Stand Out and Talk to Me), but they crease like crazy on me, even with primer and powder. I usually just use them on my lower lids. But they are really gorgeous at first application.

  19. Kim says:

    I’m so excited about the NW20 swatches too! Awesome idea!! πŸ™‚

  20. Steph says:

    I have Straight laced, and I use it as a base/primer instead of full color because even with a primer below it I find it settles into my crease. So I take the color and smooth it very lightly over my whole eye, like I would a primer. Then I put color over it. doing that makes the color pop more.

  21. Molly says:

    I love these! I’ve had Talk to Me for a while and use it constantly. I just bought Girls Only today and used it as an emergency lipstick… gorgeous! I think Flaunt and Straight Laced would work well like that too.

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