I have been saying for the past few months that “blue eye makeup is going to make a comeback!” Especially for summer. Now I’m not sure if it actually IS making a comeback, or if I’m seeing a lot of blue eye makeup because I want to see a lot of blue eye makeup. Case in point: I popped into Priceline recently to take a look at their new Essence display and found myself distracted by this pretty little lovely on the Rimmel stand instead.
Mmmm… aqua-tastic! I simply HAD to have it. Those of you who know me know I have an unwavering devotion to eye makeup of any kind, and eye liner in particular, so any new eye liner is a source of immediate and overwhelming excitement for me.
This little pretty has a wind-up liner (Genius! I honestly don’t have the time to sharpen my eye pencils, and the wind-up ones always give a much finer line. Besides that, my boy gets cross with me when I accidentally drop eyeliner specks while sharpening, which then somehow find their way into: his/my newest and nicest white shirt/freshly laundered sheets/only-just-vaccuumed carpet and various other annoying places. But I digress.) Can I just say? Look how gorgeous the colour is!! Loooook!
Above is a swatch of the colour in natural light. Boyyyyy howdy it’s Aqua! (Hence the exclamation mark in my post title.) It’s got just enough white in it to really make the colour pop against my skintone. And it’s so deliciously creamy too. I barely needed to touch the tip to my skin. The colour just glides on like butter. Or something else that’s a little less kitchen-y and a little more appropriate for gliding onto your hands.
And here, above, is a swatch of the colour taken with a flash. It’s a little more aqua, with a slightly greener look in this shot and not quite as deep as it appears in natural light. The true colour, in my opinion, is actually closer to the top swatch.
And the verdict? I’m addicted. I’ve been using it to line my inner, lower lids to add a dash of freshness to my makeup (and to shake things up a bit.) I can’t wait to try it on my upper lids for a full-on aqua eye look. It glides on creamy and it stays put. All day. And my days are long. It doesn’t slip and slide around, it doesn’t gravitate towards your lash-line — or worse, below your eye — and it certainly doesn’t give you blue panda eyes. This is a winner lovelies!
Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Waterproof Eye Definer (RRP $12.50) is available from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies nationally.
p.s. Per my disclosure policy, I purchased this little piece of pretty with my own cash. The above review is my honest opinion. I have not been compensated for this review or for mentioning this product.