Saturday, 1 February 2014


Some time ago I found those small Rimmel eye shadows palettes on a really big sale and just had to get some. I got two Glam'Eyes Quad Eyeshadows in Thrill Seeker (top left) and Green Sapphire (top right). I also got one of those Union Jack lookalikes Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadows. I didn't went for the classical Union Jack shades though. I chose the black and white version called Black Cab.   

The best thing about these Rimmel eye shadows is the packaging. They are perfect for travelling as they're quite small and handy. Because of the square shape they're also very easy to store. What I also really like about them is that they are very easy to use, especially when you're in a rush and don't have time to pick from a wide range of different shades. You just pick one of these and viola, the idea for a perfect eye make-up magically appears! 

Those shadows unfortunately aren't very pigmented, especially when it comes to lighter shades like the light pink champagne in Green Sapphire or light grey in Thrill Seeker. The pigmentation of darker shades is better but they still need to be built up. They last about 8 hours without creasing which for me, an owner of oily eyelids, is very good. I have only tried them with eye shadow primer though therefore I can't really justify the lasting power without using the primer first. The applicator provided with the palette is impossible for me to use. I totally prefer using my own brushes. with them the shadows are easy to blend. The next good thing about them is the price but only because I got them on sale. If I paid the full price, I think I would be disappointed.  

As for the shades my favourites are definitely the greens, especially the light khaki and shimmery sapphire in Green Saphire. They are perfect for creating the green smoky eye which I have been really loving lately. I also love using the Black Cab's shimmery white and Green Sapphire's pink champagne as highlighters.  

Have you ever tried Rimmel eyeshadows? What did you think?

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  1. The formula is quite good and they wear fairly well throughout the day - for me personally I find the range of colors of the Rimmel eye shadows in general a bit limited but it's a nice value for money palette :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I find Rimmel shadows hit & miss. When you find a good quad its amazing & their great to travel with.

  3. Great review I love some of the color but can't stand when shades arent pigmented althought its nice to hear they last! What primer do you use?

With A City Dream

  4. Some of the Rimmel Glam Eyes single eye shadows are superb quality but it's usually harder for palettes to measure up to the same quality. I have a couple of these quads that I've picked up from Poundland and for the price I paid, I'm really happy with them. They're a really handy size but I always use primer underneath in an effort to enhance the colour pay-off.

    Lovely review, I'm now following with Bloglovin'! :-)

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

  5. These look really nice! I picked up a few as they were in my local Poundland and I really like them! x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  6. The quads look so pretty, it's a shame they're not very pigmented x

  7. Love the color combo of those palettes!


  8. I haven't tried Rimmel shadows yet because their mascaras disappointed me. But since these last 8 hours on oily lids for you, maybe I will! They look pretty :) Following your blog now ♥

  9. I've never found Rimmel eyeshadows to be too pigmented, or the ones I have bought haven't been so I've not bought from them recently. Although I do like the look of their new 5 shade palettes xx
    Gemma //

  10. The green shades do look gorgeous but it's such a shame about the pigmentation. I heard about some drugstore eyeshadows being great but I guess this just isn't one of them xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  11. I haven't used Rimmel eyeshadows in years, but my mum got a few palettes for Christmas so I might give them a go! Shame about the pigmentation!

    Lauren |


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