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      06.12.2013 13:17
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      Not for me and I certainly wouldnt pay £6.49 for such a boring, mundane set of colours!

      The other day whilst I was in Lloyds (The chemist) I had to wait for what seemed like ages to get a prescription. Luckily I am a fan at mooching about looking for things to waste my money on and I got looking at the Rimmel Make Up stand to pass some time.

      Me, well I'm easy to please when it comes to purchasing make up these days. As I have gotten older I tend to stick to two or three make up ranges and very rarely deviate from them unless when it comes to eyeshadows. I appreciate good quality make up and tend to know what I like and what suits me so it had been a while since I had bought anything Rimmel.

      To me, well when I was younger Rimmel was quite a cheap make up range and so I was surprised at the retail prices now! This is available to buy in a few different colours for about £6.49 a compact which I was shocked about and for that price I would never have bought this to be honest and if I was in the market for a product such as this (which would be a considered purchase and because I knew I wanted/needed it) I would have gone to Boots and headed straight to the Max Factor make up stand or logged onto Amazon and looked at my new favourite Dainty Doll range.

      So I had spotted these and took no notice because A) I didn't like the price and B) I didn't need it....well that was up until I went to collect my prescription from the counter and noticed a load of reduced priced Rimmel products and this was in the deal. I could buy any 4 items of the Rimmel stuff in the box for £5.00 or buy them singally for £1.49 a time and so I bought 4 things......and chuffed at my saving I was (never considered mind you I didn't actually need the stuff lol).

      The Packaging:

      Well this is a trio of eyeshadows and it comes in a black sort of squared off triangle shaped black compact with a see-through flip top lid to the top of it which is easy to open and close and on that and in white writing we are told that it is Rimmel London and then on the back of the compact other information listed includes being told a what it is, the size is stated which is 4g, we are told that from once used to use it up within 30 months and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. Inside the compact you get 3 different colours of eyeshadow in oblong blocks and the powders are pressed and under that you get a small black plastic make up applicator with small black sponges to each end, one rounded in shape and the other slightly angled. To me this compact does look a bit cheap and flimsy to be honest but hey it should always be the product that counts anyway right?!

      The Eyeshadows:

      No colour is as to what my colour choice was is listed anywhere on the compact however if you can see the photograph to the top of this review page that's what I have, a neutral mix of brown shades. The top colour is a very light cream shade with a hint of shimmer (not glitter) and I use this one for highlighting under my brow bone to make my eyes appear more wide eyed or in the corners of my eyes again to give them a more wide eyed look then under that colour you have a bronzy brown shade and again this has a sheen/shimmer to it and then under that you have a rich, darker brown which is more matt and I use that on the base of my eyelids or eye line with it for a more natural look say of a daytime and I can really create a smoky eye look with this little set.

      Easy to apply these are. They are smooth eyeshadows, they go on a dream and with no dragging, even the applicator supplied is good quality though usually I prefer to apply these with my own good quality make up brushes.

      I appreciate the way that these go on and I also appreciate that once on they stay put all day (or night long)well enough and that the colours not only blend well together but blend with other eyeshadows not from Rimmel and that they don't smudge or fade all that much (they do a little over a few hours mind you to be honest a wee bit) and this set of colours are neutral so will suit most women for day or night use but they are also don't upset my sensitive eyes and they are easy to remove with my usual make up removing routine.

      Verdict:

      No way would I spend the retail asking price on these. Yep they are nice enough and me I only think they are suitable for a daytime look for me and as I have mentioned I do think this colour option is a good one for most women however they are a thin powder so it can be difficult to build the colour intensity up and I feel that they are not heavily colour pigmented. For night-time eyeshadows I own 5 'Sleek' eyeshadow compacts and for me Sleek eyeshadows are the best you can buy. These are ok for me to wear and to not stand out from the crowd of a day though so I don't hate them!

      Widely available in a variety of colours with a retail price of £6.49 in places like Boots, Superdrug ad Lloyds chemist however do Google if interested and I have just looked on Amazon.co.uk where there is blue colour option for just £1.49 including postage and packaging.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      05.12.2012 13:27
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      Brilliant love it

      I was introduced to Rimmel by a friend, I have heard of them obviously but had never taken the plunge and decided to buy any of their products. While searching Amazon, I found a seller who was selling many Rimmel products and decided (with much nudging from my friend) to purchase a few items. I have to admit I am now totally hooked and I love them. These Trio sets are on sale for £2.75 each I have two sets of these so far. I have a black/grey/cream set and a dark brown/light brown/tan set. There are so many other sets I am sure to purchase more, these two were the only ones I wanted at the time though.

      They come with a black plastic base holding your three colours, a plastic clear lid brandishing the Rimmel London logo and crown. There is no applicator with these make ups but as I hate the sponge applicators that is fine by me. The colours are bright and bold and you don't need to use much of the product to actually see the colour, the pigment is great and vibrant. The colour strips are quite narrow, so if you are using a wide brush it would be difficult to get the colour out without using some of the neighbouring colours as well; this is ok if this is the look you are going for.

      The colour lasts a long time and doesn't flake or fade during wearing. The colour doesn't crease or collect in the crease of your eye either. Although the colour strips are quite small, they do last extremely well, I have had these for a while and I haven't made a dent in the colours yet. I would defiantly recommend these to anyone, great price online and a durable product, well done Rimmel.

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      01.05.2012 16:36
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      A rush of no colour!

      Recently I have been trying to achieve the perfect smoky eye, so that my eyes were not too black and harsh, but neither so that the colour was pale and faded quickly and so when I saw this Rimmel London Colour rush shadows I decided to give them ago. I actually purchased a limited edition one in the 'metallic pearls' collection and the colours are slightly darker/greyer than the photo and slightly more metallic than matte.


      ==~~What is it?~~==
      This is a small eye shadow palette from Rimmel. The palettes contains 3 different coloured eye shadows, yet are all quite similar in colour and are designed to be colours that can work and be blended together. They come with their own sponge eye shadow applicator alongside which simply fits into the bottom of the palette.


      ==~~Price and Availability~~==
      These currently cost £6.12 at Boots and although they are not 'full size' eye shadows, I feel that for 3 eye shadows, the size of which they are this is good value for money. I have seen them being sold yet cheaper than this on the likes of eBay and some local chemists or corner stores than stock them where they can be picked up from as little as £1. Rimmel is a brand that is stocked many places now and these eye shadow trios can be found almost anywhere; Boots, Superdrug, eBay, Sainsbury's and local chemists. It is worth looking around to buy them as there are some really good deals out there on these eye shadow pallets, though I do not feel that £6 is too much to ask for it.


      ==~~Variations~~==
      There are 3 or 4 palettes that I know about within this Colour rush trio range, so although there are not that many choose from, I still do feel that most people will be able to pick one that suits them. There is the more neutral palette that is shown in the photo; these colours are al quite matte and would suit a more nude look. There is also a purple/ violet coloured palette; you could achieve some really fun looks with this palette, although the purples are not too garish and still quite matte (though with a tiny bit of shimmer) so could still work for a day to day look. There is also a dark grey/black coloured palette; this would suit the more intense smoky eye look as the colours are quite dark and matte. The palette that I chose was the metallic pearl one, mainly because it was like the darker smoky eye palette, but the colours seemed less harsh and were more metallic grey toned based.


      ==~~The sponge applicator~~==
      As mentioned, the eye shadow trio comes with a small, sponge eye shadow applicator that fits into the bottom of the palette. I had tried to use this a few times, however found the quality to be poor and didn't like the way in which it applied the eye shadow so opted for my eye shadow brush instead. The sponge does feel quite soft to the touch; however, when you apply it over the eyelid it seems ever so slightly scratchy and does not seem to smoothly cross over the eye. I also found that the eye shadow was difficult to pick up on this eye shadow brush and when applying found that almost none of the eye shadow had actually transferred onto the brush. The handle on this applicator is also far too small, meaning that you have to awkwardly position your hand in order to try and apply the eye shadow, not only this, but it is of quite poor quality and I found that the sponge head had fallen off of the handle end within 2 or 3 uses of the item.

      I see how this eye shadow applicator could come in useful if you are travelling, or just for touching up throughout the day, however I personally would have much rather the palette to be a little smaller by removing the place for this applicator or to have an extra eye shadow colour instead. I actually lost this applicator within a couple of weeks of owning it as it is very small, so is easily misplaced; not that it was much of a loss!


      ==~~Using the Eye shadow~~==
      To begin with I found using this eye shadow palette quite difficult, the eye shadows are quite solid and closely compacted meaning it is very difficult to transfer the colour onto the brush. The eye shadow was not at all powdery which I think is what made it so hard to transfer to my eye shadow brush. Once I felt I had worked up a decent amount on the brush I then began to apply to my eyelid. The eye shadow is ever so light and soft on the eyelid and I was pleased to see that they eye shadow had not fallout and was therefore very clean to apply. I did, however, find that the eye shadow was extremely pale on my eyelid and did not seem to very well pigmented at all. It appeared to be a wishy washy grey colour and was nowhere near as opaque as I had liked it to be.

      I continued building up the colour, with the lightest colour first before adding some of the darker colours for more definition. The lighter colour was particularly hard to get any pigmentation on the eyelid and it took several goings over of the eye shadow before it became almost opaque in colour. After this, I then added the slightly darker colour, hoping that as it was a slightly more intense colour that it would be easier to apply. Unfortunately, I was wrong and also found this one very hard to apply due to the eye shadow being so solid. I mainly used this colour on the outer corner of my eye and blended in to give it the smokier eye effect, yet I found that the two eye shadows I had used were very similar in colour, so it seemed as if I had applied the same colour eye shadow all along my eye. In my final attempt I applied the darker colour (a deep metallic grey black) to the corner and crease of my eye and although I was still disappointed, this colour did seem to apply a little better. The colour did seem to be more pigmented and did give more definition to my eye, yet was not as intense as I would have liked, meaning that I still had to go over the eye shadow on several occasions.

      After feeling extremely disappointed with the eye shadow, I then decided to apply the eye shadow with a little bit of water in hope that this may make the colours a little more opaque and more intense. I again, started with applying the palest colour over the lid of my eye. This time, whilst applying the eye shadow, I noticed that the eye shadow had a slightly more creamy texture to it and felt a little heavier on the eye, though was still extremely light as far as eye shadows go. The colour did seem more intense, it was still a pale grey colour, yet it seemed much opaque. Applying the eye shadow with a little water also seemed to make the metallic of the eye shadow stand out more and this really made the eyes 'pop'.

      When applying the medium colour with a little water, the difference in colour between this and the first became much more obvious and although they were still similar, you could tell that they were different shades. Due to it being slightly darker, I was able to define the eye a little more, I found that due to their creamy consistency the eye shadows were very easy to blend. This made the eye shadow seem a lot softer and there were no harsh lines. When applying the third and final colour (the darkest colour) with a little water it became clear as to how intense this colour was. I could really blend this colour into my eye and it was really able to define my eye and applied much more opaque. I was really pleased that I had decided to apply these eye shadows with a little water as it really made all the difference to the results of the eye shadow. This can makes the palette go a little funny and the eye shadow seems yet more solid than it had done previously, yet when mixed with water again the eye shadows appear to have the same light, creamy consistency.


      ==~~Results/ Was it the perfect smoky eye?/ Do the Colours work well together?~~==
      The results when having applied the eye shadow in its powder form without any added water were not too good. The colours were an extremely colour grey colour that seemed to make me look tired, rather than making my eye stand out. The eye shadows looked as if they had been applied a little unevenly and there was no real differentiation between all 3 of the colours and they looked far too similar to be able to achieve the smoky eye effect. They also did not seem to appear metallic or pearly in anyway and instead seemed to be a slightly shimmery matte colour which wasn't really what I was after. I really wasn't impressed with applying the eye shadow in this form and for me it was near impossible to create a smoky eye look and cannot really say as to whether the colours worked well together as they all appeared to be the same shade.

      Having applied the eye shadows with a little more water, I was much more pleased with the results. The colours seemed more opaque and intense and really stood out. The palest colour was a really lovely pale grey, although in some likes appeared slightly silver. It was still a very pale colour even when applied with water, yet was much more opaque and I could really see the metallicness in the eye shadow. This worked really well as a base colour across my whole lid as it was not too dark a grey so that it made me look tired.

      The second colour was much more metallic than the first and appeared to be a medium to dark grey colour. This worked really well in my crease line and really gave some definition to my eye, the slightly darker colour worked really well in contrast to the first and seemed to be blended perfectly so that there were no harsh lines. These colours worked well together as although they were different in shade, they were still fairly similar so that I did not have an obvious, extremely dark colour going through my crease line.

      The third dark grey colour was by far the most intense when applied with a little water. It was not quite as metallic as the other two colours, yet still looked ever so slightly shimmery when it hit the light. This looked really great when blended into the outer corner of my eye to achieve the smoky eye look. This colour was again able to define my eye shape well and due to the fact that all 3 colours were not too different in shade they worked well together in order to achieve a subtle, smoky eye look.

      I am sure not whether the results were the perfect Smokey eye (especially when applied without water!), however is pretty close. When applied with water I liked the way in which the colours blended well together and were really able to define the eye. I liked the fact that although the colours were fairly intense, they were also quite pale meaning that the look was more subtle with no harsh lines. I do feel that the colours worked well together when applied with a little water and the contrast of the two paler metallic colours with the darker, slightly matte colour worked really well. I do feel that the colours could have done with a little more pigmentation, but as it is I think this makes a lovely smokey eye that could be worn on a daily basis due to the colours not being too dark or intense.

      When applied with a little water, I also found that the eye shadow lasted much longer on my eyelids and did not fade or feather as much. When applied with just the eye shadow alone I found that after 2- 3 hours due to the colours being so pale it had began to wear off, yet when applied with water the eye shadows seemed to stay in place pretty perfectly all day and the colour did not all transfer to my crease line. I was really happy with the time in which it lasted on my eyes and even when I go to the gym this eye shadow stays in place, so I really would recommend applying it with a little water.


      ==~~Overall~~==
      Overall I would recommend this eye shadow trio, but only to be applied with a little water as when done so without the quality and appearance of the eye shadows is very poor and there seems to be almost no pigmentation. When applied with water the effect of the smoky eye is really lovely and the fact that is stays in place all day. Although to begin with I was not too happy with my purchase, after finding out the correct way to apply it for me I am very happy and feel that it is well worth paying £6. I feel that although the sponge applicator may be nice to use if you're on the go, I really found no use for it and found the quality of this to be considerably poorer to that of the eye shadow.

      In conclusion, these are nice eye shadow trios, but do suit daytime wear more than that of the evening as although the colours can be quite intense, they are still fairly subtle and therefore you may wish to wear something a little darker in the evenings. I can only give these eye shadows 3 stars based upon the fact they were extremely difficult to apply without water and seem to be far to solid and nowhere upon the palette did it state that they could be mixed with water.

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        16.03.2012 11:07
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        A decent trio of colours for pretty eyes if you can find this on offer

        I often turn to Rimmel for my make up when I want something fresh but reasonably priced (at least in comparison to some brands which are a little out of my budget!). I bought the colour rush trio a little while ago and have been quite pleased with the results.

        Rimmel is a very popular brand with years of experience and an ever growing range of cosmetics. I trust them to product good quality make up that's effective, and I've been happy with some, though not all, of their products in the past. They have various eye shadows available, the Colour Rush Trio being a slightly older one before the more recent 'glam'eyes' range came out.

        For your pennies you get a black compact eye shadow that widens out slightly at the bottom to allow space for the sponge applicator. The 'lid' is clear plastic so you can see the shades and exactly what you're getting before you buy. The Rimmel London logo is clearly recognisable near the bottom, but overall, whilst the packaging may not be anything 'special', I think it's quite sleek and neat, a good size to pop in your make up bag.

        I bought mine in black, which includes a slightly off-white shade, a grey and a black, with each section being the same size rectangular shape. The eyeshadow is quite compacted powder that's reasonably smooth. These are described as 'super soft powder eyeshadows that are easy to blend', which I would pretty much agree with.

        The sponge applicator this comes with is double ended with pointed tips for better precision. I find it more effective to use such an applicator because, as I've said, the powder is quite compact and solid, so not much comes off when you rub a brush or sponge over it. The eyeshadow is pleasant to apply as it smoothes on easily and has an almost silky texture, and adding shades together is straightforward because they do blend quite well. I think that, even though the impact of each colour isn't very extreme because not much comes off per stroke, it actually helps to gradually increase shades and get your desired look.

        The colour lasts a good while without smudging or fading, though I wouldn't necessarily say it lasts 12 hours without a top up. It's still better than other eye shadows that I've used which have rubbed off within the hour, or clung to the crease in my eyelid! At least this is smooth and stays where you put it!

        The Trio is available in various colours so you can mix and match depending on your mood and personal preference. I really like the black one because I can choose the two lighter colours for a brightening effect that's quite natural, or darken it with the black and blend them together for a smokey eye look. These have actually lasted me quite a while too, probably because the powder is quite hard, and I don't tend to go too dramatic with my make up, or wear it that often. I'm no expert, and don't spend hours 'doing my face up'. This suits me because it's quick and simple, but if you're wanting a dramatic or professional eyeshadow and effect, then this may not be what you're looking for because of the format of the powder.

        Sells for around £6.12 (Boots) - I managed to pick this up in Poundland so it's worth shopping around!

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        16.02.2012 11:56

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        A handy and versitile item that can make your look fab

        Every now and then I pop into Boots and grab a couple of itmes of make up to refresh my make up bag and look. A few months ago on one of my visits I had in mind I wanted some darker brown colours and whilst looking around the different brands I stumbled across this and I bought it straight away.

        Rimmel have created a brilliant item here. You can buy the trio in many different colours and each are co-ordinated to work together.

        This brown selection can work fantastically when wanting to highlight the under brow area and darken the lid. When wanting to create a gradual colour change on the lid, going from light to dark these trios are hugely effective too and they stay around for as long as you want them too, only coming off when you apply make up remover.

        It is always a good idea however to carry the trio with you in your hand bag or purse as sometimes if your eyes water slightly the make up can run but it isn't hard to re-apply a little eye shadow now is it?

        Also, the applicators arn't always very durable as the foam on mine has come detatched and so I've had to purchase more from my local super market for pence though.

        Overall, I think every girl (or man if he is inclined!) should have one or two of these Rimmel trio colour selections to use. I now have two and I'm most definatly going to buy more... perhaps a purple next!

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        30.06.2011 01:16
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        A decent eye shadow trio.

        For my birthday a couple of months ago I received a lovely bag filled with Rimmel products from my sister-in-law and have been using most of the products on a regular basis. One such product that has become part of my everyday make-up routine is this trio eye shadow. Depending on where you purchase this from you can snap one of these trios up for just a few pounds.

        It is fair to say that until recently I was never a huge make-up wearer but since celebrating my birthday and getting married I have been trying to make a conscious effort to do my hair and wear my make-up daily. This eye shadow trio is one such item that I have been using on a daily basis.

        This trio comes provided in a plastic tray and there are three sections as well as a small double ended double sided eye shadow brush. These eye shadows are designed to work together or individually depending on the look you are going for. Some days I will use the lightest eye shadow, the cream kind of one, other days I will use that as my base and then I will use the bronze along my lash lines and the deeper brown for along my eye crease. Whether I use a single colour or a combination there is a number of different styles that I can create include a very sexy smokey eyed effect.

        I am very pleased with the quality of these eye shadows, the colours are lovely whether they are used on their own or in another combination. This trio is sturdy and when rattled around in my handbag it hasn't broke up at all or chipped away. When I rub the brush across the eye shadow it gives the brush an even coating which transfers easily to my eyelids. I find these eye shadows easy to blend with minimal effort. Once I have applied a couple of layers of this eye shadow it will last me the whole of my working day and is still easy to remove at the end of a long day. I really love the colours in this trio and how easy they are to apply. These eye shadows are fantastic value for money and in the two months I've been using them continually they barely even look like they've been touched.

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        28.06.2011 21:26
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        Good product for the amount you pay for it, it is very reasonable and works quite well.

        This Colour Rush Trio Eye shadow by Rimmel is a really great product for getting the exact shade you want.
        The compact is set out in colour order, with the lightest at the top, and the darkest at the bottom, which is quite convenient for using an eye shadow brush and blending the three on your eye to get the exact right colour for you.
        This eye shadow compact is really good value for money, as it is quite cheap for a product which works so well and is from a well known brand.
        The eye shadow once applied does not smudge very easily at all, however after a few hours you can notice a subtle fade in the colour of the eye shadow, so you may need to reapply sometimes.
        This product does not come with a compact mirror so it is not idea for applying on the go. Nor does it come with an eye shadow applicator brush, so you will need to own one of these before you use the product.

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        16.06.2011 15:44
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        Beautiful colours for a lovely natural smoky eye effect!

        I don't really wear eyeshadow often, as I prefer my eye lids to be naked during the day! But when going out for the evening I like to look different from the daytime and love the smoky eyes effect. I use a lot of Rimmels products as I find there really good quality for excellent prices.

        I've had this for a couple of years now and has really lasted me well! I bought this for around £6 from Boots which I think is great for how long it has lasted and the multiple effects you can get. I have the one that is pictured as I love smoky eyes!

        It comes in a black case with a see through plastic lid, with 'Rimmel London' on the front. There are a few different Trios all with perfect colour combinations. The one I have is a light beige at the top, medium brown in the middle and dark brown at the bottom. I always go for natural colours as I don't like anything too bright or too dark.

        I am a big fan of this trio, simply because the colours are gorgeous, you can get loads of different effects and the price is fantastic. I find it very easy to use, as it blends in beautifully making your eyes pop every time! You can get as little or as much depth as you like, simply by just apply a little heavier. I normally use the medium brown as a base, the lighter one outlining by bottom eyelashes to make your eyes look bright, I then finish with the darker one from the centre of my eye lid outwards to achieve a gorgeous smoky effect. It gives my eyes great definition, and a little more seductive! I really love the packaging as the case is hard wearing, as after having it for two years it still virtually looks brand new!

        The only downside to this is that not all of the trios are available at Superdrug or Boots any more and its quite hard to find in local shops. So I recommend buying online, as I expect you will find them a little cheaper!

        Overall a fantastic palette, the colours are beautiful and is great value for money and last very well! Highly recommend this, if your looking for outlined, smoky and gorgeous eyes!

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        03.10.2010 12:00

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        Great eyeshadow trio for every day and night

        This is one of my favourite eyeshadows.

        I love the fact that the three colours blend so well together which is not the case with all eyeshadow trios.

        The colours are lovely and natural which for me is a huge plus point as I don't like bright coloured eyeshadows as they just don't suit me.

        I think this is a very good trio for on holidays and to take out and about with you. I took it on my holiday and used the mid brown for day and the darker brown blended with the light brown for night and it is so versitile.

        I buy lots of different eyeshadows and don't really stick to one particular brand but I use this eyeshadow trio everyday and it has nearly run out so I will definately be buying another one.

        It is lovely and smooth to apply and you do not have to apply lots to be able to see it which is why I think it has lasted a long time.

        I also just love the colours as each one can be worn individually which is what I do for a casual daytime look but then when you blend them together for a night time look they look very striking.

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        10.09.2010 11:49
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        TRIPPLETASTIC!!

        I like Rimmel makeup as I think it offers good quality products for a very reasonable price. However, I don't tend to use a lot of rimmel products as I have a tendancy to flit from one brand to another. There is one product in the rimmel range which I love beyond all others and continue to use and this is the rimmel colour rush trio eyeshadow.

        This range of eyeshadows comes in a compact case which has three eyeshadows which compliment each other in both colour and texture. I think that this range of eyeshadows has obviously been well produced. With a great deal of time and consideration going into the colours and the feel of this makeup.

        Within this flip open container case. There is not only the eyeshadow but a eye shadow applicator. However, for best results I tend to use my own applicator brushes as they offer a more proffesional finish. I feel that the applicator that is supplied with this product does not do any justice to the actual eyeshadow.

        Within this range of eyeshadows there is quite a few choices of shades in the collection. I tend to prefer the brown selection as I have dark eyes and I think this compliments my eye colour. I do however use coloured contact lenses and have used the black and grey shades to accentuate my eyes when wearing contacts. I have to say that this eyeshadow is excellent in that it does not irritate my eyes. My lenses seem to be fine and not at all bothered by the use of this eyeshadow.

        The eyeshadows are really excellent in that the colours work well together in order to create a more dramatic effect. They equally work as well alone if I am going for a more subtle, nude make up effect. What works wonders is that the finish of the eyshadows are slightly different. Where as the bottom colour is quite matt the middle colour is quite shimmery and the top colour offers a more pearled effect. When put together these look fabulous together.

        This eyeshadow is fairly easy to apply. I neededx some practice initially in order to master a really lovely quite smoky look using all three shades. I took some inspiration from a beauty magazine which was showcasing top end eyeshadows. I must say I was quite proud that I managed to pull off the look just as well with this much cheaper eyeshadow.

        I find that I really have to apply quite a lot of eyeshadow onto my applicator in order for the colour to be noticeable. Even when I am going for a more natural look, I find that I have to be quite heavy handed in order to create an effect.

        This eyeshadow is a dream to go on though. It does not leave a lot of residue around the eye area. This I find relieving as I hate the dusty eyeshadows which leave a sprinkling of dust all over the cheeks. This doesnt do this and what's more it is really good at staying put. I have certainly noticed that this eye shadow has a lot more staying power. I have even come home from a night out and my eye makeup looks almost as good as new.

        The price of this eyeshadow varies greatly. Pending on where you purchase it. In chemists and supermarkets this trio eyeshadow costs around £3 which I think is a bargain. However, if you shop around and buy online from sites such as fragrance direct then you can pick up this trio set for a staggering 99p.

        I am smitten with this trio eyeshadow. It seems to tick all the right boxes for me. It is also very light when being worn and feels very comfortable. I think personally, that Rimmel have excelled themselves in regards to this product. I have tried other branded trio eyeshadows and in my experience this rimmel brand stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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        24.08.2010 22:22
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        A Great Budget Eyeshadow, Perfect For Sexy, Smoky Eyes!!

        I own 2 of these 'Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eyeshadow' (in different colours obviously) and i've got to say they are the best budget eyeshadow i've ever owned and continue to buy them since i first discovered them around 2 years ago now. Heres why i love 'em so much...

        ~Useful Info~

        Stockists: Superdrug, Boots etc.
        Price: £2.99
        Available Colours: Orion (pictured), Twilight Zone (Smoky Eyes), green, purple, blue, grey (There may be more these are just the ones i've seen in the shop or own)

        ~How To Use~

        Each box contains three shades of eyeshadows and comes with an applicator to apply the eyeshadows and to blend them together to create a proffessional look.I personally dont think the applicator is very good as for some reason it ends up with more eyeshadow on it than my eyelid!!! So i use my own eyeshadow brush, heres how you achieve the perfect multitonal look..

        Step 1: Apply the lightest shade of eyeshadow to the whole of your eyelid.

        Step 2: Apply the middle shade to the crease of your eye socket.

        Step 3: Apply the darkest shade to the outer corner of the socket and the lower lash line.

        Step 4: Blend together until you reach the desired look.

        ~What I Thought~

        Im not the greatest at applying make up especially to the eyes which is why i usually just keep it simple, but i have always admired the smokey eyed look in all the magazine but have never been able to achieve it myself. But when i saw this trio eyeshadow in the shop thats created especially for blending together a sexy, smoky eyed look i thought that for 3 quid i might aswell give it a go. And im glad i did!

        I own the orion and twilight zone ones and both are really great and easy to apply. Orion is definitley best for everyday wear as it creates a really subtle day to day look. The twilight zone is more for night time as the black anmd silver are a lot more stricking and shimmery. The eyeshadow goes on really well and blends easily, although you do need to apply it more than once to get a really strong colour and for it to last longer. The eyeshadow does fade a little throughout the day but not drastically, and for £3 what do you expect?

        For a cheap and easy to use eyeshadow i would definitley recommend this eyeshadow!

        x Thanks For Reading x

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        06.07.2010 22:50
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        A good product - recommended :)

        Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eyeshadow

        I am a big fan of rimmel and I have used lots of their products, but my favorite is the stay matte pressed powder which is amazing and I also really love this product. I don't have the one that is pictured, I have the smoky eye version called twilight zone.

        All/most of these trios have the darkest colour at the bottom and the lightest colour at the top and they darkest colour in my set is shimmery matte black colour, the middle colour that I have is a light shimmery blue and the lightest colour that I have is a pearly shimmery white shadow.

        I use the middle colour as a base, then the black close to my lashes and at the sides of my eyelid (in a subtle winged shape) and then the white in the corner of my eye. If you put a white or light colour in the corner of your eye (around the tear duct) then it makes your eyes look bigger and makes your eyes 'pop'.

        They are really easy to use and really easy to blend together to create a seamless contrast between the three colours. They are also easy to take off with eye make up remover or water and a washcloth/flannel.

        They are really nice and very subtly shimmery and the white one is the best colour in this set as it is so pretty. The colours can be used on their own or together. They are really nice, but they are not very pigmented, but they are great for subtle colour - if you want to make the colour stronger then you can dampen the eyeshadow brush first and then use it with the shadow.

        They come in a really nice simple packaging, which is made of plastic and it is quite hard wearing - I have had mine for about a year and the case is not damaged. Also the eyeshadows last for ages!

        I bought this from boots ages ago but I can find this on the boots website (but they have the duo version in boots) but I have found the trio on asos.com (see my previous review) which is an amazing site! On asos they show all of the different colours but at the moment they only ones you can buy are the twilight zone which I have and the lynx one (which is also quite nice looking) for only £5.99. Asos also has free shipping too!

        Conclusions
        Good points
        *Compact and light weight with a hard wearing case
        *Great size for traveling and festivals
        *Great shimmery colours
        *lasts ages
        *The colour stays on my lids for ages too
        *Good value for money - £5.99 each for a set of three eyeshadows
        *Lots of shades to choose from
        *Great for smoky eyes
        *Easy to apply, blend and take off

        Bad points
        *Not very pigmented

        www.asos.com

        Thank you for reading my review

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