Friday, October 3, 2014

Bronze Eyes for Autumn


Hands down, one of my favorite parts of Fall (aside from the very cliché Pumpkin Spice Lattes) are the amazing makeup trends that seem to come around year after year. I'm not terribly daring with a lot of my makeup choices, often favoring a very minimalistic, simple look that works best in Spring/Summer, but one trend that I do adore for Fall is a more bronze, copper-y eye look. A few weeks ago I picked up Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet, an amazing eyeshadow stick that's part of Charlotte's "Green Eyes" centered collection.

As you can tell from my picture above, I've already used this gem down to a nub (gotta buy a sharpener!), and with good reason. It's waterproof, long lasting, and highly pigmented - which is great because the color is stunning. I've been loving it for lining my eyes, creating a kind of smudged look that's less harsh looking then eyeliner. As much as I've been loving it for that use, though, I personally don't find it creamy enough to use all over my lids. It might just be me, but when I use it all over my lids I find it gets a bit patchy (and the same thing happened with another color I bought, Champagne Diamonds). Has that happened to anyone else?

Anyways, it was this one tiny flaw (and a slightly more expensive price tag, at $26), that led me to try out the very similar looking dupe of Rimmel's Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze. The option is far more affordable at $4.99, and also has the benefits of being waterproof and long-lasting. I also found it to be a creamier formula, which made it ideal for using all over the lid. That said, there are a few areas where Charlotte's offering reigns supreme, such as pigmentation. While both options are long-lasting, I find after a day of use that Charlotte's Colour Chameleon looks the same as when first applied while the Scandaleyes Shadow Stick requires some reapplication and touch ups throughout the day.

These things are not a huge deal, especially for the amount of money you save. As much as I love Charlotte's options (especially color-wise), I'm definitely looking forward to picking up a few more shades from Rimmel's line because I have certainly been impressed!


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  1. A love a subtle bronze eye (and I love a good dupe even more!) I tend to use pencils in the crease as opposed to covering the lid for the reason you said above, it usually ends up patchy, but now I've heard scandal eyes is good to avoid that I might have to take a look!

    Sammy xo

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I'd definitely recommend them! I was really impressed with how good they were, especially at such an affordable price. You'll have to let me know what you think if you pick one up :)

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  2. i've been meaning to try the Scandal eyes shadow sticks and I think now I will! Thanks for the great review :)

    Kaileigh

    thebeautybeat08.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! And I would definitely recommend giving them a try, they're a great buy and at an affordable price! I'm planning on buying some more colors soon :)

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