Last winter, I picked up a couple of the Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow sticks/crayons in taupe and brown matte shades. I mentioned Trespassing Taupe and Bootleg Brown in a post about my CVS haul, but I ended up liking them so much I wear them all the time. They really are my go-to eye shadows for everyday, even faster and easier than my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, also an everyday staple.
With some CVS Extrabucks, I picked up a couple more of the eye crayons and with discounts and promotions, they were just about free. This time I got metallic neutral shades:
- 002 Bulletproof Beige: a peachy beige that’s not the least bit boring
- 003 Bad Girl Bronze: a rich coppery bronze.
Metallic but not at all gaudy, they just glow. The perfect amount of shine for me!
Here are the swatches:
In addition to being great shades, they’re also waterproof. Since I tend to wear these to the beach, waterproof is a plus.
What I most love about these eye crayons is how smooth and easy to apply they are. Just amazing how they glide on. Plus they are so easy to blend. I apply them over primer, and they do not crease or fade. They stay on till I take them off. Period. But I want to stress that applying them over eye primer is a must if you want them to last. Without primer, there’s creasing and fading after a few hours. With primer, they are perfection!
I can’t say enough good things about the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Sticks/Crayons. I absolutely love ’em! They contain 0.11 oz/3.25g, and they’re made in France. They’re widely available and very affordable, less than $5 each.
On Saturday night, Jeff and I were getting together with friends for dinner at the house. I had a fair amount of cooking and preparations to do, so I settled for a simple, quick look with Bulletproof Beige on my eyelid and Bad Girl Bronze in the crease and V.
Here’s the rest of the look.
Here are a list of the other products I used for this neutral look.
- Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer
- NARS Luminous All Day Weightless Foundation, Light 2 Montblanc
- Beauty Blender for foundation application
- Jordana Color Tint Blush Stick, 01 Blushed
- Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter/Concealer Stick
- Urban Decay Anti-aging Eye Primer
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Sticks/Crayons: Bulletproof Beige, Bad Girl Bronze
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner, Whiskey, upper and lower lashline
- butterLONDON Wink Eyeliner Pencil, Union Jack Black tightline
- Shiseido Lash Curler
- CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara, Very Black
Isn’t Protest a gorgeous neutral shade? I forgot that I had it. So happy to rediscover it! But I regret to say that I think Protest was a limited edition shade that was part of the Reds and Nudes holiday collection. Boo hoo! But they have other shades that are pretty close to this nude/pink/mauve shade. For instance, Naked looks quite close.
butterLONDON Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to the winner, Lola Seicento! I just sent her an email letting her know that the Rafflecopter widget selected one of her entries as the winning entry. Because there were soooooooo many entries this time, it took a long time for the winning entry to be chosen. But it was. And woohoo, Lola won the 6 butterLONDON Lip Crayons!
Thank you so much to all of you who entered! If you haven’t entered already, please enter the Skincare by Alana giveaway that still has another week to go. We’re giving away Glo-Minerals Illuminating Highlighter, a gorgeous cream shimmer that will give any skin tone a lovely shimmer and glow, and also the unique gender-neutral scent, Excess No. 28, from indie fragrance brand TokyoMilk.
Plus there will be more giveaways to come: a new hydrating mask from StriVectin, a facial moisturizer from COUI, assorted new cosmetics from my giveaway stash, an eyeshadow palette etc. Yikes, so many! So hang in there and try again 😛