January 25, 2016

Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner Review & Swatches

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Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner

Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner ($5.49) is a new double ended cream eyeshadow and eyeliner pen that launched in a recently Rimmel Spring 2016 display. A few reader’s told me they had tried these out already and they were old but I personally I haven’t tried them myself.

I love products like this as they are such a quick and easy eyeshadow application in the morning when you’re in a rush and just want to be done with your eye look in a hurry. Honestly, I had hopes that the Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayons would have turned out like Rimmel’s formula but that was a sad bust.

Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner are only available in three shades I believe. I personally only picked up one which was Queens of the Bronzed Age. I was a little confused by this color selection as the eyeshadow was a gorgeous bark brown but the kohl eyeliner was a lighter beige champagne. You’d think that the two shades would be reversed as who would see the paler beige against the brown eyeshadow? But they actually work great together and almost create an ombre effect of sorts on my lids. I applied the brown all over my eyes and I lined my eyes with the champagne beige and it really looked quite lovely! The champagne beige has a lovely sparkle to it which was easily seen over the brown. The brown was the more pigmented of the two but the kohl was pulled its own as well.

As you can see this is a dual sided pen with each side having a twist up design so no need for a sharpener. Both ends had a creamy consistency and an easy to blend formula. The shadow formula was creamy yet it was thick enough not to sheer away as I blended. It also didn’t set too quickly so I had enough time to blend and play with it before it set. The kohl formula was a little creamier than the shadow consistency and has a slicker glide. This took a little longer to set compared to the eyeshadow. I had no problems with either formula smearing, creasing, or smudging and both wore long and strong on my eyes.

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner 1

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner 4

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner swatches

I really liked this little duo! I thought it created this rather interesting effect on my eyes. I was a little skeptical you’d be able to see the lighter shade of liner over such a darker shadow shade but as you can see it worked just fine and almost created an ombre-ish look.

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner fotd

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes fotd

All in all a very nice cream shadow and liner duo that was great for super simple yet lovely look eye looks.

Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow and Kohl Liner are launching now at drugstores and I’m sure we’ll see them see at Ulta.com.

Anyone try them?


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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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  • Lori

    I really like these colors on you, Muse! With a good review of the formula and a decent price tag, I may have to pick up one of these (or two or three) myself!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thank you Lori! I regret not getting more! Might have to go back 🙂 Hope you like!

  • Rachel

    It looks awesome on you! You’ve sold me on it for sure. I stalk my local Wag like none other! Do you happen to recall what other color combos they offered?

    • Isabella Muse

      I DON’T! I hate myself for not looking twice at these. I looked and I was like “oh hm another cream shadow! Ok I’ll try one” but I didn’t pay attention as well as I should have! Gotta get back and look 😀 Sorry!

      • Rachel

        Don’t be sorry! You’ve got a lot on your plate at the moment between your 2 jobs, the blizzaster, and allll the new spring arrivals! I’ll just go have a peek at my Wag…I do love any excuse to stop in there

        • Isabella Muse

          Oh I only have one job 🙂 I don’t count Musings as a job, more my hobby 🙂 haha yeah snow-mageddon! 🙂 Update me if they have ’em! as I’m curious about the other shades hahaha!

  • The Silver Nail

    How was removal? Even with good quality eye makeup remover, I have a hard time taking off a lot of liners without taking half my eyelashes with them. Thanks — very pretty on you!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks! Fine…no problems at all, swiped right off with eye makeup remover!

  • Steffa

    Yaaay! I liked your review (I’m still sad about the Maybelline pencils too) but I’m so glad these are as good as I remembered the old one being. I love these kinds of products too, they’re great when you want to keep things simple or you’re in a hurry 🙂 Thanks for the review!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Steffa! 🙂 I agree it’s awesome eye makeup in like a second! No brainer 😀

  • kellly

    I haven’t seen these in my area yet, but will definitely be on the lookout for when they show up! I like brown/champagne colors on my eyes.

  • genevieve

    These are gorgeous colours and I am not usually a browny fan. But these look fabulous on you. I shall have to look for the other shades.
    Great review Isabella.

  • Jackie

    Very pretty! Looks like a great neutral/go with everything kind of makeup. Thanks for sharing!

  • Katherine T.

    OMG, this looks like a dupe of Dior Twig, which is also a dual ended shadow/liner, LE from their Spring 2016 collection, except only $33!