Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Eyeshadow stick (Bad Girl Bronze) has been a permanent resident of my everyday makeup stash for quite a while and I am sorry to say that it seems to have died in battle. The other day ,I was in a hurry again to get ready and get my bum out the door. In my hastiness, I managed to smash the stick so hard into its fiddly already broken cap that the entire content shoot out and permanently planted itself on the inside of the cap, never to be seen again.
I didn’t mourn to long though. After a very sucky day (my laptop as well as my external hard drive broke on me, an arrogant man yelled at me for absolutely no reason and, I have to be honest, there was quite a bit of PMS going on) I decided it was time for a little browse through the beauty stands of my local drugstore. And man, this made my day!
|Swatches Rimmel Magnifeyes – Queens of the Bronzed Age|
The stands were completely redone. There were about three new brands of makeup, like Essie and Sally Hansen. We never used to be able to get our hands on those! They also expanded the stands we already had. We now have access to almost all the ranges and to more than three colors of each range.
|Rimmel Scandaleyse – Bad Girl Bronze|
The formula however has improved tremendously! The consistency is super smooth and buttery which makes is a lot easier to blend. My old one looked often patchy and took a long time to blend. This could of course be because of the broken lid. But even when I sharpened it, it was sometimes hard to work with.
The packaging has improved as well. You had to sharpen the old sticks. But they were so thick you had to buy a sharpener especially made for it. And even then you’d have splinters sticking in your eyelid from time to time. Not fun. You now can easily twist up the eyeshadow stick as well as the eyeliner pen. The lid is also a little sturdier and has a click system going on. The old one you had to shove on. Then the plastic tend to break and the eyeshadow dried out.