Laura Geller • Eye Rimz Baked Wet/Dry Accents • Eyes
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Im actually really impressed with these shadows! Pigmentation is wonderful. The shimmer is really pretty without being a mess. The packaging is durable and well done with cute half mirror half window. The brush it comes with is good quality. I purchased Hocus Pocus and Crystal Cobalt and they both create a nice subtle smokey eye. Also these shadows are really pretty applied wet or used as a liner. Really enjoying these!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My eyeshadows and liners of choice!. I have a copper, a plum and a split silver and amethyst one and love them all, they are very pigmented so you can choose your depth of colour the more the better for me!. I think the plum is my favourite I wet the purpley parts and it becomes a beautiful liner that stays put all day. I love the versatility of these and have just ordered blue voodoo can't wait for that to arrive. Highly recommended for anyone who loves colour and definition.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
im obsessed with the cobalt blue one!!! its amazing!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is one of those products that I've had forever, but don't use regularly. I had purchased the Eye Rimz in Potion (purple, black, white) at Sephora when they were having their final sale on Geller Products. Laura Geller is kind of hit or miss with me. I love her body frosting, but cannot stand her Balance and Brighten--her "light" color just oxidizes like crazy on me and is definitely a no go for me.
I am just rediscovering her spackle for lips and eyes as well.
Anyway, on with the review. I'm not big on "color" on my eyes. Although "they" say that purple is a pretty universal color that is flattering on everyone, I just keep to my neutrals. That being said, recently I discovered the Pixiwoo sisters--they have wonderful tutorials on youtube that are a godsend for "mature' women--they use their mom as a model. They've used a purplish color on her and I realized I had this potion Eye Rimz in my makeup stash. I decided to use it again...and I have to say that I am impressed with how intense the pigmentation is. WOW. I really need a light hand with this. I used this as both an eyeshadow AND a liner (followed the pixiwoo way) and was very pleased. Overall, this is a good multi-tasking product for both a shadow and liner. I used an extremely thin angled brush for the lining, and brushed "up" to soften the liner. Then I used a light hand and a bigger brush for the crease in my eyes. I also softly lined the outer half of my bottom lids...and it looks really good.
Although I love the way my eyes look with this EyeRimz, I would not use it as an everyday look. I would most definitely use this for evenings and special occassions.
Now realize that I paid a very low price for this product, but on her website, it sells for 26.00. While I do think this is pricey, I will say that a very little bit goes a long, long way due to the wonderfully intense pigmentation. It also doubles as an eyeliner/shadow so you do get a lot for your money. The packaging is alright, the metal tin holding the shadow/liner, became loose in the plastic container. In addition, although I will have this for a long time, I absolutely would re-purchase.
Since I'm currently on a no-buy, this re-discovery was a charm! I love when products are rediscovered! LG did very well with this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I own Eye Rimz in "Potion"- shimmery swirls of black, purple and white - which is a GORGEOUS LINER used wet! So easy to control and layer, picking up the shade(s) you want from the cake and mixing or applying. I apply wet and, when dry, lightly go over my line with "Jesse's Girl Transformer" for extra wear. Love the little color-coordinated brush, although it would be so much better if it fit somehow with the product itself as the brush is tiny and where do you keep it when you're not using the product? It gets lost among all my other regular-sized brushes, so I gave 3 instead of 5 for packaging. I've never used this dry but I should, in the crease and outer V. I want to tell you that, since finding Milani's Baked Marbled Eyeshadows, I've purchased both their black/gold and black/teal rather than Laura's. They are just as nice, have a bit of sparkle and are so much cheaper. I couldn't help myself, Laura!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got the bronze in a kit, I must admit this works better on me as a eyeshadow than as an eyeliner due to my tan skin. The shimmer is good is longwearing. I used this with my ELF c eyeshadow brush. Overall, its a good basic brown shimmery eyeshadow, it isnt anything special for me to repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in the Bronze version and although I loved the look of it in the pan, the colour wasn't as intense as I'd have liked it to be and I found that glitter migrated around my eyes by the end of the day. Maybe I'll have to play around with it a bit more as it does have potential.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is an item that I have had and used for years. I have it in the black/plum combination and am not sure they still make this color combo. I do own a couple of her other eye rimz that she added sparkle to which I am not crazy about.
This black/plum combination is so good. It doesn't dry out half way through the product the way gel liners do, is so easy to apply and never turns bad. I truly love cake liner and sometimes wonder why I use anything else except that I am an eyeliner and blush addict!! You can buy a sealer or an additive now that will make the liner waterproof. Even without those products this lasts all day on me.
The liner is a cake form and looks like a shadow, in fact you can use this as a shadow to create a smokey eye if you wish. I take a fine liner or a flat headed push brush Nars #2...add two or three small drops of water to the color desired and pat the brush into the pan until the liner is the desired consistency. It applies just like a liquid liner so for the novice it may take a little practice, if this is the case I would recommend beginning using the push brush and graduate to a fine liner brush when you master the technique. You can make an amazing dramatic eye or the softest natural look by applying the liner in dry form. After adding two drops of water to the cake liner it will dry to its original form within minutes so you need to work with it at once. If it dries before you finish just add another drop of water.
Its a great versatile product to own and if you sway toward using a gel or pencil liners for a few months or even a year this product will still be in your kit as good as new waiting for you to remember how wonderful it was. If you are like me and prefer a matte liner and cannot find this in that form by Laura Geller I know that Laura Mercier, Chanel, Ben Nye, and I think* Bobbi Brown might even have one.
I can't say enough about cake liners. Very under rated product that everyone would enjoy. I will always repurchase these and its a safe bet that they will be available since someone has been making them since before we were all born! That in itself is proof how good it is.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I picked up 2 of these (in ‘Hocus Pocus’ and ‘Potion’) from sephora.com for 75% off. I love them, though I never would have considered them had they been full-price. This is a baked, swirled powder that can be used as shadow or liner. They’re much too dark for me in my opinion to be used as shadow, so I use them wet as liner. I do love the included soft, stubby brush; its easy to use and it makes a nice, soft line (if you want a super-precise line you’ll want to use a different brush). When applied wet these apply easily and stay exactly where I put it. I’ve tried applying it dry as eyeliner, too, but there is too much messy powder fall-out. Applied wet, it lasts all day over primer and a base layer of shadow.
I love the shades, though they do not fit the color description or even their appearance in the compact. ‘Hocus Pocus’ is described as black/olive/emerald, though on me it looks like a dark teal (which I like a lot, its just not what I expected). ‘Potion’ is described as black/violet/white, though it goes on as a very dark blackened-purple. Again, I like it but its not as ‘purple’ as I’d hoped (though applying it wet seems to bring out the color better than applying it dry). It is versatile, because it does look more purple when paired with other purple eyeshadow shades, and more black when paired with silvers/greys/taupes. Both shades really complement my brown eyes.
I’ve been using these a lot and have already bought back-ups while they were on clearance (if only for the awesome little brush- works great with Stila smudge pots too, since I doubt I’ll ever use one of these up). They’re definitely worth checking out of if you’re into powdered eyeliner or really dark & smoky shadows.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got the color "bewitching bronze" in a laura geller kit and it is such a beautiful color! It is very pigmented. However, I do have oily eyelids and even when I apply it over a primer, I still get some creasing (if wearing as an eyeshadow), or some transfer to upper eye area (if wearing as an eyeliner). I do think it is overpriced and would not have paid full price, but it is a good value if included w/ one of her kits.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love this eyeliner, I have the bronze color. I've only used it dry, but will experiment with a wet brush the next time I have a social occasion. It lasts all day, even on my oily lids, and removes easily. The baked powder can be layered if a darker color is desired.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. I have this in "Bewitching Bronze". In the pan, it is simply beautiful. Dark chocolate brown swirled in bronze and gold. As the name implies, you can use this dry as a shadow or wet as a liner. I have used this for both, and it's fantastic for both applications. It is extremely pigmented, and blends well. Frankly, however, the dimension that you see in the pan is lost somewhat once you put it on your eyes, but it's still a pretty chocolate brown with shimmer. This retails for $26 for 1.2g of product, and includes an applicator brush, which I have not used. It's somewhat pricey for a single shadow shade, but you do get quite a bit of product, and you don't really use much since it is so pigmented. Nice for a splurge for sure, and would repurchase it under that mindset.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in bronzze which is a nice shade for anyone with blue or green eyes.
The brush is excellent and makes it easy to apply.. I was terrible at putting eyeliner on until this came out. A little pricy but I got mine off ebay and it will last for ages as you get loads.
I also got this in the Fire Water which is a lovely teal colour. However it is WAY too glittery. the colour itself goes on darker and I like it very much, I just need to find a way to get rid of the glittery bits!
UPDATE: Have reduced the rating as it does smudge and the glittery bits migrate. also the 'potion' which is meant to be purple is pretty much black.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got the Bronze version of this, and LOVE it. Red-brown hair and blue eyes, and this is the best brown eyeliner (sorry, bronze) I have found yet. I think it is the coppery bronzy golden hint in it that contrasts so well with my blue eyes. Other liners look flat.
But the real star of the show is the fantastic little brush. I am used to flat eyeliner brushes ( I have one that is flat and angle cut - think of the top of a lipstick, and one that is flat and rounded - think of the edge of a petal). This one is completely different. It is tiny, soft, and rather like a blunt pencil lead. It can be used wet or dry, depending on how intense you want the liner, and it can blend too. I get a lovely soft line, no smudging needed, and I can make it as pale or dark as I want, even layering if necessary.
I have a Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in a similar colour, but Bronze Rimz is far easier and ends up looking much nicer in less time.
Now I want the other colours too.
Since writing the above I have bought Gold Spell, and find it equally wonderfull. Again, the perfect brush, again, the soft buildable colour, only this time it is black with white and gold swirls, which results in a beautiful grey with a gold gleam. In my pot this is a deep soft dove grey. I have worn it with purple eyeshadow, then green eyeshadow. They both worked really well. It is a neutral grey, not cold or warm, then the gold warms it a little. Your pot may, of course, vary. Love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love these...I have dark brown eyes and like the violet shade the best...makes my eyes pop in a way other liners haven't...gorgeous :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this product in Potion. It is a baked product that is mostly used as a liner, though it could also be a very dark shadow, too. It claims to be black mixed with white and colored-pearl swirls. Potion is a dark violet, while Hocus Pocus is dark green. If you look on QVC, they have other colors, including a bronze, navy, and gold one (on eBay). The brush it comes with is FANtastic and I really did manage to do a nice, light cat-eye on my first go round. I have a sealant liquid for when I use my cake mascara and/or mineral makeup, so I put a smidge on my brush and then swirled it in the Eye Rimz compact to get a creamier line. The dark purple is not 100% evident, yet I think it helps my eyes more than dramatic black for an everyday look (I'm quite fair). I actually was a horrible consumer and bought this, returned it for the green (thinking it would be better and make my eyes look greener), then returned it and bought Potion again! Note: the product is dark, so it may not be for everybody. The base color of this baked product, mind you, is "pitch black". But I find pencil and powder eyeliners easier to apply than gels, so I may be in love with this product more than most. I think my Eye Rimz and I will be very happy together, though!
*Edit 6-12-09 This product is...more black overall with more blue-based purple than I'd actually like. I'm stuck with it now, however. I'll probably just use this when I'm feeling lazy.