I saw these Rimmel Colour Mousse eye shadow and they reminded me of an old creme eye shadow my mum had saved from the ’70s that I used to use until it died a sad death a couple of years ago!

I love purple eye shadow, I think it works really well with green eyes, so I was really keen to try Rimmel Colour Mousse Eye Shadow in Galaxy, which is a gorgeous dark shimmery purple colour. I also have Colour Mousse Eye Shadow in Mermaid, a beautiful bright shimmery blue eye shadow.

Colour Mousse 8 hour Eye Shadow - L: Galaxy and R: Memaid

Colour Mousse 8 hour Eye Shadow – L: Galaxy and R: Memaid

The texture of the Colour Mousse eye shadow is really light and almost fluffy in the pot and both of these shades have a really intense colour. I first tried the Galaxy purple eye shadow – it is wonderfully cool when you apply it goes on really smoothly, you can then build layers of the eye shadow to intesify the colour.

Rimmel Colour Mousse 8 hour Eye Shadow - L: Galaxy and R: Mermaid

Rimmel Colour Mousse 8 hour Eye Shadow – L: Galaxy and R: Mermaid

Both Galaxy eye shadow and Mermaid eye shadow would be best worn as a colour block over the whole eye-lid as they are such dramatic colours with such depth of colour. I used a couple of layers, but didn’t need to use up too much of the shadow (in fact I just used the remnants from the lid and didn’t even have to delve into the eyeshadow pot at all!).

Rimmel Colour Mousse eye shadow Mermaid and Galaxy

Rimmel Colour Mousse eye shadow L: Mermaid one layer then two layers and R: Galaxy one layer and then two layers

Both of these colours are fab night-out kind of eye shadows and they are both really gorgeous! They have absolutely amazing durability as well – you need to make sure the shadow is dry, but once it’s on it’s definitely on!  I tried smudging mine and it wouldn’t budge.

There are 9 shades of eyesahdow available in the Rimmel Colour Mousse Eye Shadow collection, some which are more subtle than the two I have and I am really keen to try them out to see if they could be worn for a day-time eye shadow.

You can buy Rimmel Colour Mousse Eye Shadow online at Boots.com for £4.99 but they are running a £1 off promotion at the moment so you can pick up one of these gorgeous mousse eye shadows for just £3.99