March 11, 2008

Rimmel Underground Spring Collection 2008: Rock, Spark, and Spin

Yea, yea, just call me a regular drugstore whore.

I’m quite a freak lately and have been making the rounds into drugstores far and wide. I’d normally never venture within the realms of a US Drugstore however I’ve had to get a few things for our mate, Rows, at Mostly Makeup thus I’ve seen the inside of one too many drugstores lately and I find…I’m sorta liking it!

I ran across Rimmel’s Spring Collection while rolling around the floor at Harmon’s searching out Milani Wet/Dry Eyeshadows that weren’t to be had or seen!

The collection consists of 6 cream shadow trios, 5 sparkling eye pencils, and 6 potted lipglosses.

Rimmel is far from my favorite brand of cosmetics even though my sister swears by it like it’s God’s given gift to the mortal soul.

I’ve only tried one item from the entire line and that was enough to set me off it for good. I can’t recall exactly but it was a mascara and that stuff flaked, ran, smudged, and just made me scream in agonizing pain at the unjustness of cheap mascara! WHY GOD WHY!

However, the Rimmel Spring display did tempt me. It was all bold and bright and the eye pencils called my name and said “Buy us! Buy us! We’re only $3.99 Each!”

So…I brought ’em.

The eyeshadows held little appeal as I’m not much for creams and the idea of having three creams in one pot with no dividers made me shudder in fear! Imagine the mess?

The glosses weren’t exactly that fab either!

However, the idea of a sparkling pencil did get me slightly excited and the price was $3.99 so I got four of the five colors (I’d have gotten five but they sold out of the black shade!).

I purchased these because they reminded me of MAC’s sparkler pencil yet in deeper, darker, funkier colors!

Well…..the verdict is in and they go on smooth enough with a bit of tugging but I dunno I’m not thrilled. The formula could be a bit softer for easier application but it’s not completely bad either!

$3.99 USD isn’t too bad a price and the color selection is quite gorgeous however I didn’t see so much sparkle but as just an eyeliner they did an ok job!


The colors I got were Peridot which is a cold dark blue, Tiger’s Eye which is a gold based brown, Ultra Violet which is a sea green, and Lapis which is a brownish copper.


The good news is these have fabulous staying power. These babies aren’t going anywhere once on! I seriously had to do some major tugging to get them off with oil based makeup remover! No fading, no smudging, and lasted all damn day and night!

Tiger’s Eye, Ultra Violet, Peridot, and Lapis

Sorry guys the swatches all kinda look the same! New cam is on the way soonish!

As I said for the price you can’t really beat ’em! I can’t Muse Approve these but I’d definately recommend heading to your local drugstore and having a peek!

You can see more of the collection at Lipstick, Powder, n’ Paint! Click!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Muse!
    I’m just wondering why aren’t your latest pictures in bigger size? I mean they are so small,don’t know why. Pleeeeease make them bigger! I would love to see these swatches in a bigger size!

  • Shop With A Vengeance!

    I am not really a Rimmel fan, except for with certain things. DO NOT try their eyeshadows, they suck… some of their lip products have a bit of a strange scent too that I’m not fond of. Other than that, their Matte powder is ok and I’ve heard good things about their mascaras.

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    blame blogger 😉 Blogger was having a problem so I had to go in and manually put in the pics via photobucket!

    But I believe we are in working order again 😉

    I’ll def make the swatches bigger for you lovie 😉

    The Muse is on the case!


  • the Muse

    hey SwaV,

    Must say I’m not either. Only tried a mascara and that was plenty enough for me. Although the colors and such make me want to try more of the underground stuff but still it’s a no go. Too cheap, worst quality yuck!

    i purchased a stain along with these. dual ended with gloss on one about garbage. waste of money!

    this is why I stay away from ds brands most days of my life!

  • Pavlina

    I LOOOOOVE Rimmel! I love the lycra lash extender mascara, I love their lipsticks, and I love the nailpolish! The underground line three-sum es are also very nice! I am amazed that you all don’t like it! How sad. I think this is the one drugstore line that I will nor hesitate to buy from, I have been pleased with EVERY purchase!

  • the Muse

    Awww Pavilna!

    I’m happy you adore the line 😉

    I have tried the nail varnish but I seen a few colors that kinda wow’ed me!
    I know rimmel has quite a cult following!

    I think if you love it and it works for you that’s great!

    I haven’t had too much success with it sadly!

    But the most important thing is it works for you! 😉