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Rimmel have just launched new mono shadows called Magnif’eyes (R79,95) and they’re huuuge so from a bang-for-your-buck perspective that’s pretty good. The colour selection is mostly neutrals, the odd pale colour pop (baby blue and pink) and two darker hues to help you smoke it up.
For the most part, they really are easy-to-blend but I wouldn’t go as far as calling the formula ‘creamy’. None of the shadows are totally matte, they’re satin-finishes, which I like, with the exceptions being Superstar Sparkle which is pretty much pure taupe glitter that makes it feel a bit chalky and Show Off being a satin finish gunmetal grey with lots of glitter in the mix. (If you’re wanting a similar but slightly darker shade without the glitter then you’ll appreciate satiny charcoal-coloured Black Fender.)
Of all the colours, I most like the two neutrals – bronzey VIP Pass and minky-hued Millionaire – as they stroke on easily, are nicely pigmented and would probably be the most wearable additions to my make-up bag. Also, special props go out to Poser, a mauvey pink, and Q-Jump, a pearly white, for their velvety texture – they really are the most luxe-feeling of the lot.
More new eye goodies to the beauty counter? Bourjoir have launched Slim Liner Feutre felt-tip eyeliner (R195,95, exclusive to Clicks) to fulfil all your ultra fine liner fantasies.
I love that the colour pay-off is nice and dark, the ink flows easily and yep, thanks to a pointed tip that’s keeps its shape, you can get fabulously close to your lash line. Then, depending on how you angle the tip, its easy to create an ultra fine line or fatten things up.
If you’re looking to whip out a cat eye, Bourjour’s new baby is pure magic and, as it stands, its one of the first drug store options I’d recommend to anyone wanting a killer felt-tip.
Now let’s talk lips! If you’re a fan of Max Factor’s never-say-die Lipfinity lip colours you’ll know the first thing to run out is the balmy top coat. Unlike the lip colour that you only have to slap on once every twenty years and forget about – seriously peeps, its likely to survive a zombie apocalypse – the top coat is applied throughout the day to keep your lips feeling supple. You can guess which one’s going to run out first, right?
So, to solve the conundrum, Max Factor now serves up a top coat (R155,95, exclusive to Clicks) that’s sold separately, so you can balm up your lips to your heart’s content and not end up with ten hundred half used lip colours that you’re replacing as the balm runs out. Cleverness!
See anything you’d like to try yourself?