It would appear that Spring has arrived in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio! Setting records for consecutive days of above 70 degree days sure is a welcome change from what we are used to here. It seems that everyone has been in a mad scramble lately to update their wardrobes (majorly guilty of this myself) and their Spring beauty routine. It’s time for shimmer, gloss and bright colors that are EVERYWHERE it seems. I love it. It’s no secret that I love and use the Rimmel London line, so I was more than happy to review some great products that are part of the Spring 2012 line.
I can’t leave the house without eyeshadow. I’m sorry, I can’t. So when I was sent three Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadows to review I was more than pumped. I was sent Black Cab, English Rose and Purple Reign and I mean seriously–HOW awesome is the shadow design itself? It makes blending fun and it allows for you to choose as much or as little of any particular shade you want on at a time. I love it! The color schemes are all my basic colors that I usually rotate in between and the product stayed and didn’t crease on me. Best part? They can be used wet or dry and I love the look of the rich pigments when applied wet.
I also tried Match Perfection 3-Tone Blush for light/medium skin. Blush can be hard to use, where EXACTLY does it go? Did I apply it correctly? Does this color even match my face? Etc. Match perfection takes those questions away, All you need is a brush and you can sweep the powder over your face smoothly and you will be left with a nice, blended glow after! No GIANT hot pink or orange streaks I swear.
Next up was the Exaggerate Eye Liner. I’ve never been a fan of liquid liner. I can’t master it and I seriously can put on pencil without even looking. This eyeliner, with it’s felt tip applicator is manageable, smooth and you can apply as much or as little, pressure as you want for a perfect line. I personally am hesitant to use under my eyes, but for sure will use again on my upper lid.
I’m a bit of a mascara snob. I cannot tell a lie. I don’t care about price, brand look, whatever–if the product makes my lashes dull, not lengthy and huge or even the slightest bit dry or flaky I can’t handle it. So anytime I am asked to try a new version other than my current brand, I am a bit hesitant. Rimmel’s Volume Flash Scandal Eyes is a great mascara! The brush is thick and large (a must in my book) and the mascara itself is smooth, extremely black and non drying. I was pleasantly surprised with this I really must say.
Last but not least were samples of lipsticks from the new line designed by Kate Moss. Kate’s collection as it often seems to be referred to, is smooth and luxurious and available in the following colors:
- 01 – a deep brick red
- 04 – a royal purple
- 08 – a dusty rose
- 12 – a candy coral
- 14 – a blushed nude
Lipstick always makes me feel a bit self conscious, I generally end up feeling like it’s all over my face (even when it isn’t). This Lasting Finish Lipstick didn’t dry out my lips, end up on my teeth and also moisturized!
The Spring 2012 line from Rimmel London is not only affordable, but also luxe, sleek and totally useful.
Rimmel London products are sold at major drugstores and retailers nationwider.
For more information check out www.RimmelLondon.com
**Disclosure**: I was provided these products for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.