For this latest edition of "Resurrections," where I pull neglected items out of my makeup collection and give them a second chance, I'll be looking at a Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner in Flip Side and a Rimmel Glam'Eyes shadow in Sapphire. These are two items where, when I first purchased them, I definitely didn't love them, but I didn't hate them either. Thus, they were destined to exist in limbo in the back of my makeup drawer!
Rimmel Glam'Eyes in Sapphire
When I first bought this product, I was captivated by the pretty periwinkle blue color. I thought it had great potential for use along the lash line, but after a few tries I just wasn't that impressed by the texture or pigmentation and I haven't picked it up since.
In my quest to give it another chance, I sadly haven't been any more impressesd. It's a beautiful color but its chalky, powdery and not very pigmented. It looks like I applied the same amount of shadow on each of my three fingers to the left, right? WRONG. Those swatches are respectively one, two and three swipes across the entire shadow and I am amazed that there is basically no variation in the opaqueness of the color between the three.
Hard Candy Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner in Flip Side
After hearing all the hype about Hard Candy, I attempted to satisfy my curiosity by purchasing one token product. I was attracted to this beautiful shimmery navy blue liner and decided to give it a shot! However, after a few uses I wasn't as enamored and I forgot about this product as well.
When I pulled this eyeliner out to do a Resurrections post, I was hopeful. I fell in love again with their always adorable packaging and, as you can see below, my first swatch actually looked pretty decent!
See what I mean? The top ones not bad at all! However, as I continued swatching, I remembered how much I didn't like the brush. I'm a felt tip kinda girl, and this traditional brush leads to an uneven application. You can see in my middle two swatches how you cant really get enough on the brush for a long, defined line- it quickly fades. The bottom swatch is uneven and streaky. My biggest complaint is that this stuff just doesn't seem to dry! I tried rubbing after a couple minutes to see what the lasting power was like- they didn't just smear, they were still WET.
So, now for the final question. Is it...
Back to life, or back to the drawer?
Sadly, giving these products a second chance ended up just being a reminder of why I don't use them in the first place =( It's not so much that they are flat out TERRIBLE- but why use mediocre products when theres so much good stuff out there?
However, I refuse to let these go to waste and am determined to find SOME way to use these up. I'm hopeful that the slow drying nature of the Hard Candy liner might actually lend itself well to packing matching shadow on top of it. As far as the Rimmel shadow, i just need to get over how pretty it looks in the pan and learn to accept how it actually looks on the skin.