Nail Your Eye Makeup in 2 Minutes

tellmeyblog - rimmel london magnif'eyesSome of you might have noticed from my Instagram I had a little getaway to Sunshine Coast last weekend, hence my posting schedule was completely off last week. But now I am back, I would like to kick-start this week with something that can really speed up your makeup routine, aka an extra five minutes of snooze in the morning or a quick touch up before date night, anyone?

The product I am going to talk about today is Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner. It comes with four different colour combos, and the two I received to review are #001 Back to Blacks and #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age.
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The dual-tipped pen features one of the brand’s stay true shadow at one end and a 24 HR kohl kajal liner at the other.  Here are the swatches (from left to right):
1. #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age
Gold – a high pearl liner with glitter
Bronze – a medium pearl eyeshadow

2. #001 Back to Blacks
Black – a matte liner
Gun Metal Grey – a high pearl eyeshadow with glitter
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Let’s start with #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age. For those who have read my blog for a while, you have probably noticed I am always after the “barely there” finish for my makeup, and #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age does just that!
Magnifeyes_003 Queens of the Bronzed Age_Closedl_med_resSimply cover your upper eyelids with the gold liner first. Then apply a single swipe of the bronze eyeshadow from 2/3 of your upper lashline to the outer edges and slightly smudge it with your finger. For the lower lids, use the edge of the bronze eyeshadow to draw a thin eyeline from 2/3 of your lower lashline to the outer edges and connect it with your upper liner. Accentuate your waterline with the gold liner, done!
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The result is quite similar to the day-to-day look I normally do with regular eyeshadows, only a lot faster. I wore this look to work and it stayed put all day, definitely a must-try for those who are looking to shorten their morning routine.
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Moving on to #001 Back to Blacks, it’s a very classic combo for smoky eyes. Although I don’t usually wear this type of colours on my eyes, I can’t deny it’s a really quick way to create a dramatic eye-look.
Magnifeyes_001 Back to Blacks_Closed_med_resDo a cat eyeliner with the matte black liner. Then apply a couple swipes of the gun metal grey eyeshadow on your upper lids. You may want to fan out the gun metal grey eyeshadow from 2/3 of your upper lashline to the outer edges. Smudge the eyeshadow a little with your finger to create a gradient result. For the lower lids, use the black liner to draw a thin eyeline from 2/3 of your lower lashline to the outer edges and connect it with the upper liner. Glide through your waterline with the gun metal grey eyeshadow.
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The whole process will only take you about two minutes. If this is not the quickest way to do a smoke eye, I don’t know what is! If you are like me who don’t usually wear heavy eye makeup, this is the perfect quick fix for you to turn it up a notch when attending parties or concerts. Still find the blacks a bit too dark or heavy for your liking? Try to do a reversed version of this with #003 Queens of the Bronzed Age. The finishing look is very cool and chic.
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These pens are highly pigmented, very soft and super easy to draw with. I tried to wash off the swatches on the back of my hand but they wouldn’t come off completely without the help of a makeup remover, definitely score a big tick for its waterproof and transfer-proof qualities!
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One thing to note is these pens have a very quick drying formula. Once they dry, they stay put for a whole day. You have to smudge them quickly before they dry if you want to create a gradient eye look! I would definitely recommend these to those who are looking for a quicker way to do their eye makeup and makeup novices for its convenience.
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Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner (RRP $16.95) are available from Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.

Leave me a comment and let me know which colour you like better!

 

*Thanks Rimmel London AU for providing the product samples, but the opinions is mine as always. 

 

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