Society accepts when one purposefully resembles a rodeo clown (hey, those clowns know how to WORK!), but when it’s accidental, well, that’s another story.
Released with the company’s spring collection and available in drugstores now, these six powder eyeshadows in color-rich shades blend so surprisingly well that I’m betting even eyeshadow neophytes could make them work.
I’ve been playing around with Celestial Sapphire (a matte royal blue), Spicy Bronze (a shimmery, coppery bronze with golden glitter) and Night Jewel (a shimmery gunmetal gray) this week, and all of them have the same soft, creamy texture that blends on lids into a seamless harmony/gradient of color. The texture reminds me a lot of the way Shu Uemura shadows feel, only not quite as finely milled…
The wear time on these is NO JOKE! With a good primer like Urban Decay’s Eden, they stay put for a solid 6-8 hours without any noticeable creasing or fading, and that’s amazing when you consider the price.
As with other Rimmel products I’ve tried, the packaging, while cute, isn’t the sturdiest on the block. It feels flimsy, and my butterfingers find the latch difficult to open (I’m actually thinking of depotting them).
Poor packaging aside, their intense pigments, flawless blendability and bargain basement price elevates these shadows to heroic altitudes! If you’re on the market for a drugstore treat, Glam Eyes should do. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eyeshadows if…
- You like eyeshadows with sumptuous pigmentation
- You want something that’s easy to blend
- You don’t want to pay a lot
- You can overlook the fragile packaging
- You like long-wearing eyeshadows that don’t crease or fade
The Hunger Games: Not just for Nutella addicts anymore
I just started a sci-fi book called The Hunger Games. Have you heard of this?? It’s set in a post-apocalyptic United States where the residents of each of the land’s 12 territories are forced to sacrifice two children — a boy and a girl — every year to something called The Hunger Games, which is basically a televised gladiator-like situation where the kids fight to the death!
My friend Curt recommended it. Last night I made the mistake of starting to read it at 11:30 and could NOT put it down! I finally had to force myself to stop around 1am, but only because I knew I had to get up early. If it wasn’t a weeknight I probably would’ve stayed up till dawn!
At first I thought the premise was kinda morbid, ya know? — but the writing’s snappy and compelling. I haven’t been this excited about any teen sci-fi since Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies.
Are you reading anything good right now?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,