If you live in the UK you’ll know that almost every pharmacy (or drugstore in the US) has a Rimmel makeup section. Whenever I pop in to buy something I can never control my urge to pick up a few extra goodies. 😉 Here’s what “accidently” turned up in my basket this time.
Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Nude
A nude eyeliner has been on my wish list for a long while now and I was ecstatic to see that Rimmel does one! This is a must have for those that like a quick make up look as it’s an instant eye brightener when put on the waterline. It’s better than white as it looks natural and makes the whites of your eyes pop.
Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige and Paranoid Purple
I’m a big fan of cream eye shadows as I find that they work well on their own or as a great base. The beige is perfect to slick on when it’s hot or if you want something light. It is very, very subtle as you can see in the picture. If your skin tone is anything like mine, it gives a shimmer more than any colour. It was a little tricky to blend but gave a lovely finish. I had to use two coats to get an even coverage but the final result was very pretty.
I couldn’t resist buying the purple too as I’m a huge fan of a smokey eye, especially with having green eyes. This one was much more tricky to blend than the beige and seemed to clump slightly, however, once under control it did give a lovely finish. Again I had to use more than one coat to get it even. I will probably use this as a base more than on its own, with something like MAC Shadowy Lady in the outer corner. These do promote 24hr wear and that they are waterproof but I have my suspicions for such a budget brand. For 4.99 who’s complaining.
Salon Pro Nail Polish in New Romantic
This is a gorgeous spring colour. As i mentioned before I love nude and subtle colours. Very girly. It also makes mistakes much harder to notice. I can’t really find any fault with it, although it is definitely better with two coats. Very pretty.
I’m happy with my surprise purchases. The best bit? The prices are so good that even if you’re not pleased, you haven’t dug too deeply into your piggy bank!