Rimmel have launched quite a few new products over the last few months but I haven’t seen very much about their new launches, except their Lasting Radiance Foundation which I reviewed recently and really didn’t like. One of their newer launches are the Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadow pens which to me sounded like a gimmick but I have a soft spot for Rimmel, so I do always like to try their new products in the hope that I’ll end up discovering something I love.
I used to be obsessed with their Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner and used it solidly for about five years, so I’m always particularly interested in any new liners they launch.
So what is the Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadow?!
SWIPE FOR DRAMA! First to Market Hybrid formula you can transform with the stroke of a finger.
- Breakthrough 2-in-1 formula: a bold metallic liner that can be transformed into a sparkly shadow with one swipe
- 16 ultra pigmented shades
- Layer and combine the formula to create unique, show-stopping looks
- Up to 10 hours wear
- Smudge-proof, transfer-proof, touch-proof
Sixteen shades is huge for an eyeliner/eyeshadow hybrid, but it has to be said I don’t understand how they can make sixteen eyeliner shades but only twelve foundation shades?
I chose two neutral shades because I’m boring; So Savage and InstaFamous. So Savage is a really pretty copper with golden glitter, and InstaFamous is a yellow toned gold with gold glitter.
The top swatch of each shade is five swipes whereas the bottom swatch is two. I do think the applicator isn’t conducive for a product that’s supposed to be an eyeshadow and a liner? It’s a very small, flexible foam pointed applicator which is great for liner, but it takes a lot of effort to apply it as an eyeshadow as it’s so small and flexible.
The Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadow has a sheer formula so don’t buy it expecting a fully opaque line in one swipe as you’ll be disappointed. The whole ‘Wonder Swipe’ name seems a little misleading, as there’s no ‘wonder’ really.
Both of these shades are pretty but for £6.99 it’s not a product I’d buy again as I’d rather buy something like the Lottie London Eye Foils, the Barry M Glitter Bombs or an actual eyeliner like the Maybelline Tattoo Gel Pencil which is only £5. It’s such a really average product which applies so sheerly, it doesn’t really work as an eyeliner or eyeshadow unfortunately, and I really wish it did as the colours are so pretty.
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