Three out of four of these Rimmel London Idoleyes Shadow Crayons Kate Moss Collection are well outside of my comfort zone – these eyeshadow crayons definitely fall into the Summer brights family. With one bronze/golden shade that I think is the easiest to wear, they’re all stand out colours that aren’t for the faint of heart. My one question before I ramble on about the shades, pigment quality etc is that they just don’t really seem like very ‘Kate Moss’ colours to me? Maybe Rita Ora… or even Georgia May Jagger? But when it comes to Ms Moss, I very much think of smudgy black liner rather than colour pop? Although I think they are festival friendly colours, so perhaps this is more the avenue they’re going down with the shade choices… ?
But thoughts about the inspiration behind the shade choices aside – the colours are pretty awesome. This is why I wanted to cover them, despite them not really being very ‘me’, they are pretty and worth a mention. The bronze/gold shade leans towards the rose gold (actually is rose gold by name…doh!) and as such I think will be very popular. Easily the easiest of the bunch to wear I think- this will look gorgeous for Summer, lightly smudged across the lid with a touch of bronzer. Gorgeous shade. Then there’s the electric blue – a matte shade, it’s quite pigmented and would look great for a Summer festival eye look (actually the gold and the blue together would look pretty I reckon…gold on the lid, blue to line?). The purple shade is the closest to the typical smokey eye – more for the rock chick who wants a smudge of colour instead of typical black. Then there’s the green, a hint of shimmer this will look lovely with brown or auburn eye colours to really make them pop. But not one I’ll be reaching for to be honest – it just wouldn’t work for me!
I sense that Rose Gold will be the sell-out of the bunch here, but can see them being popular for Summer. Quality wise they’re simply good products (especially for under a fiver) and the packaging looks slicker than the normal high street make-up offering.
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