I stopped visiting the Health and Glow store in my locality as much as I would after the birth of a couple of online websites which promise crazy discounts and quick shipping. This moment I think of those old days , how much I used to visit Health and Glow and how much I used to hoard. Thank God, I’ve changed so much in all these years and now as a makeup artist , I’ve stopped hoarding. Okay now coming to our review, on a very random visit to the mall, I visited health and Glow to pick some nail paints, I just noticed that they now have a Rimmel counter. I very quickly checked if they had a bunch of Rimmel stuff which was always in my mind, and boy they dint have anything that I asked for. I picked like one nail polish and one base coat and again was gazing through the shelves if they might have anything that would interest me, then I noticed these shadow sticks by the brand, where all the love started.
Price: Around 400 to 450 rupees.
Quantity : 3.25 gm
What I like about these:
• These pencils are very smooth and creamy in texture, and hence blend decently after you put them on your lids. These are no way stiff, and hence you can blend them really well before they set.
• The colour selection is fantastic. You have a beautiful selection from neutrals to smoky ones to pops of colour. The one I am reviewing is a everyday wearable bronze shade.
• The longevity is the bomb. It stays put all day before you can remove it. Also even on my super oily eyelids this baby does not crease.
• These are pencil type shadows so carrying them around in a purse for touch ups or travelling with them around can be so easy. Very travel friendly.
• The price for the quality is quite reasonable.
• These serve as a good base for your other powder eye shadows to go to top.
What I dislike about these:
• These pencils are not retractable and have to be sharpened. Although it dint seem like a big con for be initially, when I went ahead and sharpened these my heart broke literally. So much product gets wasted onto the sharpener when you sharpen once. At least the quantity that you might need for ten days use goes into the bin.
• The brand that made such a nice product should have thought about this fact. More than what you gain, you lose crazy amount of the product for what you pay.
• Another pro that I mentioned that was it is travel friendly, but you need to make sure your carrying a sharpener with you, which I personally forget all the time. So that sounds like a acon to me now.
The Rimmel shadow stick is one of the best cream shadow formulas out there at the drugstore, the price is pocket friendly but a major con would be that these are not retractable and when you sharpen you lose a ton on product. If the con doesn’t bother you then these are a must try.