On my little "buy all the things jaunt" to Boots last week I picked up this mascara and gel eyeliner from the Kate Moss for Rimmel range. I really like the Kate Moss lipsticks and liked the idea of an eye collection too as Moss is well known for her love of a smokey eye. I also love a bargain and these were both reduced at €5.99 down from €9.49 for the mascara while the eyeliner was €5.49 down from €8.99. I'm currently out of mascara and haven't used a gel liner in years so now seemed as good a time as any to try these.
First up, ScandalEyes by Kate in Eye Rock Jet Black. Housed in quite a big shiny tube is a "broken heart shaped brush". According to Rimmel this is designed to give voluminous lift and hug the lash line for a false lash effect.
Here's what I thought:
- It definitely adds a whole lot of volume. I'd liken it to my YSL effet faux cils except I much prefer the YSL. This has a much wetter formula (might just be because it's new, some mascaras need a while to settle down) and it needs more than one coat for that proper full on false lash effect, unlike the YSL. It is still surprising how fuller my lashes were with it though.
- Because it's a wetter formula it can be tricky to work with. This is not one for throwing on at the last minute in the morning because you will most likely destroy all the rest of the make up on your face. This one needs time and a bit of effort to apply. Similarly, if you're the sort that cries at the drop of a hat, beware! This mascara is not your friend!
- That aside, I do quite like this but I'm going to reserve full judgement til I've given it a bit of time in case it does dry out a bit more.
- It's worth trying especially if you can get the sale price and even better is that it's €4.99 on the Boots.ie site HERE.
This also comes in Amethyst, Emerald and Sapphire, if you're a fan of the coloured mascaras.
(L) Nil, (R) One Coat.
Next up is the Gel liner in Emerald. I was drawn mostly by the colour of this; I can sometimes find black liner a bit harsh and this seemed a good match for blonde-haired, blue-eyed me although equally I think this would look amazing on brown-eyed ladies.
This is a waterproof formula, designed to stay put; it doesn't flake, smudge, smear or run.
I completely agree with all of that. If I put this on in the morning, it's still there that evening. It's actually quite easy to apply and the little brush that's included is super handy. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this for plenty of time to come as a little goes a long way.
I scrubbed at this swatch with soap and water and then a towel and it was still fairly perfect afterwards.
(L) & (R) liner and one coat mascara.
What I like the most about the liner is that it's an understated way of getting a bit more colour into your eye make-up, which is ideal for those of us tightly gripping our nude shadows for dear life.
Basically, it's an enthusiastic yes for the KM eyes collection. I am still undecided about the mascara but once I've given it a bit more of a test I'll let ye know the final verdict!
Either way, I'm really loving that eyeliner.
These are both available now alongside the Kate shadow sticks (which include a very nice looking purple shade).
Liking the look of these? Let me know what you think in the comments!