Ever since I saw a press release about these babies I knew they had to be mine. Five shades in total, the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints are a creamy metallic shadow that swipes on with intense colour and promises crease-proof wear for an impressive eight hours. Whilst the other three colours didn't appeal to me quite so much - there's a silver, graphite and violet in there in case anyone's interested - the gold and bronze were right up my alley. Quelle surprise!
In the tube, these remind me a little of those metallic felt markers I was always so fascinated with back in school, and still find myself gawping at in stationery stores. When it comes to application, it's easy peasy; I either pop it straight on the lid from the doe foot wand or put a little on my finger and pat on. The consistency is quite thick but doesn't sit on top of the skin and dries down pretty fast, and once it's on, it does not budge. I recently wore the bronze shade to a party, where we had a silent disco.. way more laughs than normal, and while I can't say the same for my eyeliner, the shadow looked perfect through to the next morning's journey home. Naughty, but sometimes you just have to test things out properly, right?
What I love the most about these is that they kind of create their own shadow and contour, for a speedy smoky eye. Of course the intricacy isn't the same level as a three or four powder job, but sometimes ain't nobody got time for that.
The Scandaleyes Shadow Paints are currently £1 cheaper in Boots, where I picked mine up. Have you tried them yet?