Pros: Inexpensive; the pressed bronzing powder; some of the best mascaras
at the drugstore; respectable powder blush, cream blush, and powder
eyeshadows; excellent automatic eye pencil; Lasting Finish Lipstick
and Vinyl Lip are must-sees.
Cons: Packaging that isnít very user-friendly; average concealers;
several lackluster eyeshadow options; none of the Extra Super Lash
mascaras earn their impressive-sounding names;
potentially problematic eye-makeup remover.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation: ($7.49)
In terms of a lasting finish, this liquid foundation delivers, thanks to it's
silicone-enhanced formula and silky matte finish. This has a beautiful
texture suitable for normal to oily skin, and does an above-average job
of looking more skin-like than flat. This is especially impressive when you
consider the amount of coverage it provides. Although it can be blended on sheer,
the standard amount provides nearly full coverage, yet it doesn't look heavy.
The best shades among the six choices include Ivory, Soft Beige, and True Ivory.
The options for medium skin tones are not worth considering because of
their obvious pink or peach tones.
Rimmel Metallic Eye Gloss: ($2.97) comes in two formulas, though they
perform identically. One is mineral oil-based while the other is petrolatum-based,
meaning these are creamy and leave a moist, crease-prone finish.
Shinier than they are metallic, they're an OK option if they're strategically placed
and your eye area is perfectly taut, but you can still count on this smearing
and slipping fairly quickly.
Rimmel Eye Magnifier Eye Opening Mascara: ($6.79) is said to "lift lashes
vertically by 70%" thanks to its Verti-lift brush. Working the rubber-bristled brush
through lashes produces minor clumping, but that's the trade off for the dramatic
results you get from this mascara. The clumps smooth out quickly and further
strokes separate lashes nicely, while increasing thickness and,
to a lesser extent, length.
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