Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow ($4.99) are a new single shade eyeshadow that Rimmel launched in the UK a few months ago in nine shades. Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow are finally finding their way into drugstores here in the US and I couldn’t be happier as I’ve been wanting to try these out for a while.
Single eyeshadow pans might be a hit for Summer 2016 as I’m seeing more and more brands focusing on single shades versus the palette craze we’ve been going through lately. L’Oreal has an entire range of new Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows they just recently launched and I hope to see Maybelline make some improvement on their singles line as well soon.
I like palettes as much as the next person but sometimes picking and choosing shades you want versus getting a palette full of colors (some of which you might not like or might never use) is sometimes much, much more fun!
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow (0.12 oz) come housed in a black plastic compact with a clear plastic window that allows you to view the shade inside. I recently found three shades at my local Walgreens but not the entire nine shade range sadly. I was ok with this as the two shades I did get were pretty much spot on for what I like.
The colors I got were VIP Pass which is a deep, dark bark brown and Millionaire which is a soft, lighter taupe with a slight frosty sheen.
As a lover of Rimmel HD Glam Eyes Palettes I was excited to see how Rimmel would do with a single eyeshadow range. Unfortunately, these aren’t quite like the formula on those palettes. These are softer, a bit more powdery, and a little drier in consistency but not so dry they are chalky or difficult to apply. I wouldn’t say this formula was mind blowing sadly but if you can grab a shade or two on sale they are nice for simple looks. The pigmentation does vary from shade to shade or at least it did with the two shades I tried. VIP Pass was much more intense compared to the sheerer finish of Millionaire. The shades apply quite well and wear nicely without creasing on my drier eyes or losing color intensity.
I just wasn’t too terribly impressed with the overall consistency and texture of these. I guess it’s one of those products I expected more from and just got medicore.
I wouldn’t say Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow are terrible but they aren’t quite what I expected from Rimmel either. Dare I say they are a little uneventful?
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow are launching now at drugstores and at ASOS.com.