Bye byes: a liquid eye shadow and a pencil eye shadow

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint and Nyx Jumbo pencils

Because I think that posts that review favourites are as useful for a blog’s readers as posts showcasing products that didn’t perform as expected, let me introduce you to my new Bye byes post featuring the Nyx Jumbo pencils and Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Paint.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me feature the Nyx Jumbo pencils a few weeks ago on this photograph. I must confess that a couple years ago I bought into the Jumbo pencils hype and ordered a few of them in basic colours. I was very excited when I got them as I intended to use them as eye shadow bases and they had the reputation of being excellent for this purpose.

However, when I tried Milk (the white one) it creased on me very quickly and I forgot all about them as I buried them in a drawer. A few weeks back though, as I started my #rainbowchallenge on Instagram, I thought it was the perfect occasion to give them another go.

What a disaster! I have oily lids so I took precautions even though some say that they use them directly on the lids. Instead I used my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion. Well, as you can read on the Instagram post, they creased horribly within 3 hours of application. Let me tell you about how self-conscious I felt during my 8 hour shift when I knew that my eye shadow looked horribly and I could not do much about it!

As for the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint, you might have read my opinion on them here. I am keeping the bronze shade because I am too pigheaded to throw away both shades but this purple one I am throwing away. I have too much make up to justify keeping a shade that applies patchy and uneven!

What about you? Any deceptions recently?

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