Ugh, so many great things are launching in anticipation of the 2014 Spring season! Luckily most of the stuff I’ve been finding is really budget friendly so I’m able to try everything I want without going completely broke!
Introducing the Rimmel ScandalEyes Liquid Eyeshadow Paints ($5.29). These have been available for some time in the UK but now they’ve finally made it to the states.
These shadows are exactly what they sound like. Tubes of eyeshadows in liquid form. They have a longer doe foot sponge type applicator that makes initial application quick and easy. However, you will need to either use a brush or your finger to even it out.
There are 8 shades available in the line and they were all shimmery. Since purple is my favorite color, I picked up Manganese Purple and for a nice neutral version, Chestnut Taupe.
Ok, so let’s now get down to the nitty, gritty!
First of all, you get a nice amount of product. Each tube is the size of an average lip gloss and I don’t find that I need to use a lot of product with each use. They are a very wet formula but not overly thick in texture.
Both shades are very pigmented when you first swipe them across your lids. However, when you go to even them out, they shear out significantly.
That was a bit disappointing to me, especially where the purple one is concerned. It looks very bright and vibrant at first but blends out to a lighter purple color. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a nice shade but it loses a lot of its intensity.
That is true when it comes to the shimmery finish of these also. They look beautiful when in a concentrated form but lose a lot of their shimmery finish when you blend them out.
Don’t blend them out then, you say?
That’s not really possible either. Simply put, they need blended out because they have a very wet consistency. It’s close to impossible to just apply them with the applicator to your eye and not blend them out. You’d be left with a very uneven, streaky look.
I’ve been playing with these a few weeks now and have tried even building them up with several layers. It is possible to build them up if you wait till each layer dries a bit. You still don’t get that intensity of the color and shimmer that you see when looking at the color in the tube though.
Wear time is definitely where these eyeshadows shine. Because these are very sheer, I tend to use them as a base for my powder eyeshadows. I have very oily eyelids and these seem to really help my shadows from creasing all day.
Overall I feel a little so, so about these. I was disappointed by the shearness of them but they wear really great so I like them as a base.
If you’re looking for something with concentrated color payoff then these may not be what you’re looking for. When worn alone, you’ll only get a light layer of color which you may prefer for an everyday long wearing natural look. It’s all in your personal preference.
So, will you be trying out the Rimmel ScandalEyes Liquid Eyeshadow Paints?