|Rimmel London Colour Mousse 8hr Eyeshadows, L-R: Mermaid, Galaxy, Splash|
The texture is very wet and bouncy yet firm, and you really need to apply it thickly in order to get even coverage. Otherwise, you get patchiness (see Mermaid swatch below) and if you try to go over it with more product, it will wreck what's already there. So you have to wait for your first layer to dry and then apply more on top ... which is time-consuming and frustrating, so just trust me and apply a thick layer!
|Swatched over otherwise bare skin, L-R: Mermaid, Galaxy, Splash; direct sunlight, no flash|
|Swatched over otherwise bare skin, L-R: Splash, Tidal Rave; direct sunlight, no flash|
Now see that swatch above? The Rimmel shadows dry to this weird, very tight-feeling, almost scaly finish. If applied over the entire eyelid it sort of feels like it's pulling your lids whenever you, y'know, move your eyes or blink ... so it's not very fun to wear. I'd recommend using these as eyeliner instead. I do however have a FOTD coming up where I used Mermaid as an eyeshadow base, just to test it out in that way. (I didn't like it very much!)
I can't believe I STILL haven't finished posting swatches and reviews from my UK haul in August T__T Maybe in 2012 .............