Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rimmel London and New York Color Review

Of all the things I received in my Frosty VoxBox, I was probably most excited about the makeup and the makeup remover. It's no secret that I'm a fan of big lashes and lots o' liner! Influenster even sweetened the pot by adding makeup remover in with their waterproof eyeliner.

Before and afters are a crazy things, aren't they? As you can see, I've definitely found my winter look! I started with Rimmel London's Stay Matte mousse foundation and then applied natural mineral powder. I threw in some contour and blush to accent my high cheekbones and highlight my eyes. Then I applied the NYC Expert Last Lip color, which I received in Sugar Plum. I've reviewed this brand before in Fuchsia, which really was not the color for me. The lip color is very smooth and lasts about three hours without reapplying. I'm a chapstick addict, but with this lipstick on I didn't even feel the need to moisturize my lips! (Am I the only Whovian hearing "Moisturize me!") 

After my face was done, I began to focus on my eyes.  I began by applying the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner. I never thought I would describe eyeliner as "creamy" and mean it as a good thing, but I loved the feel of this liner! It went on smoothly and instantly added drama to my eyes! After applying the eyeliner (Pictures two and three), I applied Covergirl's Bombshell Curvaceous mascara to complete the look.

When I test out a product that says "longwear" or "waterproof", I really want to see how long I can make it last! Although the NYC lipstick didn't last as long as I hoped a longwear lip color would last, I shouldn't have expected much more since it wasn't a stain. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the Rimmel London eyeliner. In the picture below, I had been wearing the eye makeup without touchups for approximately ten hours. There is some smudging on the lower lid and the inside corner is beginning to wear off, but over all this luscious eyeliner was holding its own!

After wearing the makeup out, it was time to test the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. As a contact wearer with sensitive skin, I was hesitant to test this product out. With the combination of the waterproof mascara and the waterproof eyeliner - boy, did I test it out! After two cotton pads covered in eye makeup, I had it down to the below picture. Although I feel that there is still a good deal of mascara left, it is a good compromise for how gently the remover is. I'll admit, I accidentally got some in my eye and it didn't burn at all! I would not recommend this completely as a makeup remover for the tougher longwear makeups, but I would definitely recommend this if you have sensitive skin and eyes.

Thank you for joining me for this review! If you have any questions about any of these products, or about Influenster, please feel free to ask in the comments!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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