Sunday, May 19, 2013

Old vs New? Rimmel London Quad Eye Shadows - 001 Smokey Noir

So awhile back, I was going through my make-up and realised that two of my quads looked exactly the same in terms of colours. And to my surprise they were the same besides the fact that one is called Glam'eyes and the other is called Colour Rush.

If you can't tell, the left is the new formula and packaging (Glam'eyes) the the right is the old version.(Colour Rush).
I bought the Colour Rush back in 2010 when I first started experimenting with make-up (it's actually the first eyeshadow I own), they were selling it in one of those super cheap make-up sales usually nearby Mychemist, I got it for $3.
As for the Glam'eyes I bought it as part of the Rimmel Xmas Pack.

Colour Rush (CR)
The packaging for this isnt that fancy, it's quite cheap and just feels like the lid will break off very soon.
For the colours, clockwise starting at black, I'll just be labelling it as 4, 1, 2, 3 (matching it to the Glam'eyes colours)

Glam'eyes (GE) || clockwise: 4, 2, 3, 1
The packaging to this is much more appealing towards me cause if you didn't know, I have an obsession with  quilted patterns. And the quilted design in the shadows had gotten to me!

Swatches L-R : CR 4, GE 4, CR 2, GE 2, CR 3, GE 3, CR 1, GE 1

As you can see, the Glam'eyes pigmentation was a lot better compared to the Colour Rush, although for all the swatches I probably went over it more than 5 times. 
The only matte colours was the black (4) but they did turn out very chalky. On the eyes the black is very sheer and appears to be a dark grey unless you build it up, the dark grey (2) turns out as a light grey on my lids, the silver colour (3) turned out as a very light colour which isn't as noticeable unless on the inner corners  and as for the last colour (1) it didnt even show up as anything except as glitter on the eyes.

Using the GE Quad || 4 on the outer corner, 2 in the center of the lids, 3 on the inner corner  and inner lids, 1 over the top of 3.
I'm pretty disappointed with both the quads, I mean the only usable colour is the black which isnt even black?! But the only good thing is that they upgraded the Colour Rush into a slightly better formula.
So I guess Glam'eyes wins this battle!

Do you prefer old over new or new over old?

1 comment :

  1. Great review! I agree that the Glam`eyes won the battle! :) It`s really so disappointing because it`s obvious in the swatches of these photos!