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I like to wear eye shadow when I go out for a special occasion and I like to match it to what I am wearing wherever possible. I like Rimmel make up and have been buying it for many years now and have always found it to be good quality and not too expensive. I usually choose eye shadows like this with more than one colour as I find it a lot better value as you get two different shades for usually not much more than the price of one and also you can get fed up with the same colours sometimes so it is always nice to have a good selection to choose from.
I bought this Rimmel Duo Eye Shadow from Boots when Rimmel and paid just £2.99. There were quite a few different ones to choose from with so many different colours that you would be hard pressed to not find a colour which you liked. I was after a light brown to match an outfit and as soon as I saw this one I knew it was perfect as there is a light brown shade and a cream colour which really complement each other. The colours are in a rectangle compact and they look quite matte in the palette but when you wear them they do have a bit of a shimme which is subtle enough so that you could wear it both daytime and evening.
There is a small applicator inside the palette which is double ended so that you could keep each end for maybe two of the colours so that they don’t mix. I have used this applicator but I have also used a make up brush which is how I usually apply eye shadow. I find that this pressed powder eye shadow goes onto the applicator with just a few swipes and it goes onto my eyes smoothly and evenly. It is easy to apply and has good staying power and I would definitely buy another one in this range.
£1.25 Bargain alert!!!!! I have actually (since buying my ones ) have seen these on Amazon for 95p OMG I kid you not people.
I have bought the Trio sets as well as these and although the colours are similar, I will buy which ever sets I find and take a fancy to at the time. Like the Trio sets, these come in so many colours, I tend to only buy these online now as I wouldn't pay the £5/£6 Boots etc charge for these, not when I can buy them for the price I do online. The difference between the Trio and this set (apart from having one colour less) is the duo sets have an applicator with them. It is a sponge applicator (which I hate with a passion) but each end of the applicator has a different shaped sponge tip, I don't use them but I found this most helpful. On one end is the oval shaped tip on the other a much thinner stick type sponge, his would be good for detail or dust doing lines or filling in corners rather than a larger size. I use brushes so these do not get used with me.
They come in black plastic case, covered with clear plastic lid with the Rimmel London logo. The colours are bold and go onto the eye lid easily and with very little dropping. The colours stay put and do not fade or fall off or flake. The colours blend together easily and complement each other nicely. I would recommend Rimmel to anyone who uses eye shadow as it is a great product at a great price.
Review of Rimmel Duo Eyeshadow
Rimmel is a well-known make up range which is widely available both on line and in High Street stores. This duo eye shadow is one of my favourite items from the range.
==The Eye Shadow==
Rimmel present their duo eye shadow set in a palette containing two oblong pressed powder type eye shadows, I believe I purchased this from Boots sometime last year; the price was in the region of £4. I chose shade no 327 'Spice' which is fairly neutral colour wise. The set comprises of a warm brown shade and creamy beige. The set comes with a double ended applicator made from plastic with sponge tips. The applicator has a thick end for general application and shadow blending and a thinner end for more precise application. To be honest, I do not use the applicator as I prefer my trusty Boots No 7 eye shadow brushes which I've had for years and years!
These eye shadows are of a firm chalky texture; they do not crumble, yet are not so hard that you have to scrub at them to get any colour on your applicator. I must admit that I have used more of the darker colour and although I do like the beige, it is not quite as useful to me. The eye shadow does not come with a mirror which I think is a shame as a little mirror sited inside the lid would make such a difference when touching up your eye shadow on the move.
I find this eye shadow to be reasonably long lasting and it stays put without creasing or smudging. Of course, it has to be said that a great deal does depend on your skin type, I have dry, mature skin and this eye shadow suits me, however, I can imagine that a person with oily skin would need to re-apply far more regularly than I do.
This is probably best described as a basic everyday cosmetic, the packaging is plain and rather dull, the applicator is nothing special but the actual product is well worth trying.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
Rimmel have a wide colour range of eye shadows on the market and they seem to keep up with popular trends as well as stocking old favourites. Their eye shadows come in mono, duo, triple and quad versions and are competitively priced. I do not wear make-up everyday but I do like to have a nice selection to choose from. I have used Rimmel since my teens, I'm now 54 so I guess I could be described as a loyal customer, hint, hint Rimmel...any freebies?!
My eye shadow palette is now rather battered thanks to my mistreatment! I store my make up in a small set of drawers that sit on top of my dressing table top, this worked quite well until this eye shadow palette slipped over the back of the drawer and got broken as I slammed the drawers shut. I'm pleased to report that although the hinge and top of the palette broke, the actual eye shadow was unharmed so it is still useable; I just wouldn't take it out of the house now!
To conclude I consider this to be a good quality eye shadow which I have used over and over again. It is lasting extremely well and I would say that it has been very good value for money.
I am awarding Rimmel Duo Eye Shadow a 4* rating, dropping one star for the lack of mirror for touching up on the go.
I would recommend this eye shadow range to others.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 August 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
The selection of colours are good and the people at Rimmel have chosen colours that compliment each other well. There is a good range to suit all occasions such as browns for everyday wear and black and grey colours for nights out. You can find these sets for as little as £1 if it's on sale but when it's full price I don't think that it's worth the money. They are easy to blend but my main issue with this product is the fact that it doesn't last very long before the colour fades. Because of this you have to reapply every few hours which is disappointing as Rimmel products are usually of a higher quality than this.
A small applicator comes with the product which is good if you don't have any makeup brushes but if you do you may prefer to do what I do and use a professional brush instead. The applicator that comes with it is small and fiddly to use, which I understand is because it can't be any bigger or the product would be a lot bigger. However, the tiny brush isn't great for applying eyeshadow as it is quite rough and sometimes the end falls off and you're left with a small piece of plastic which isn't great. The product is small in size which is handy for putting in your handbag if you're going out and it also doesn't take up much room in your makeup bag.
Overall, this product is fine if you're just looking for an eyeshadow for everyday wear which you don't mind if it rubs off, but it isn't a very high quality so I would recommend paying a few more pounds for a better, longer lasting product.
I don't really like to experiment with colour and am a bit choosy when it comes to eyeshadow. I have my favourite from MAC that I wear all the time for special occasions but for day to day wear when you want to look nice but don't want to use up all your expensive make up I have really got into Rimmel eyeshadows. I have a couple old little eyeshadow compacts that are duo eyeshades. Rimmel is an English cosmetics company and in their products, marketing and "face of" models they definitely play to this birthplace. According to an article I read, "The House of Rimmel was originally founded by Eugene Rimmel in 1834 in Regent Street, London, UK."
It's current marketing line is, "Get the London look." The brand definitely does all in the marketplace as it is currently one of the world's most popular make-up producers. I have always found them to be of good quality but fairly cheap. It's not one of the first make up brands I go to as I prefer Clinique or Benefit but like I said for cheap everyday products you don't mind using up they are great.
Their eyeshadow duos are perfect size to fit in your make up bag to give you a bit of a variety. The two shades that come together in the pallet are complimentary and work well together to give your eyes an interesting look. I often like to blend my eyeshadow and have one shade on my lid and another shade above my eye. I then blend the two together in the middle to give the effect of them moving from one subtle colour to another and with these duos you can definitely do that. Rimmel call these eyeshadows super soft blendable eye shadow that lasts for up to 8 hours. Like I said they come in a little compact with one shade on top of the other and the little compact also includes a two sides applicator to put the eyeshadow on with. I like the fact that the applicator is two sides as you can always make sure that one colour is dedicated to each side so you never mix up the colours and get a funny look.
The eyeshadow is quite creamy and goes onto the eyelids well. It is a pressed powder which I like and sticks to the eyes well and generally does not crease or go all funny after a days wear. I have the brown and pink shade which I think go really well together. The shades are not outrageous and compliment each other well in my opinion. They also do a biscuit box shade which is a combination of two brown shades and also a nice Bavarian green with a brown which is another one of the ones I have. The green is not bright, it's more of a military light army green and really works well with my blue eyes.
In conclusion a nice day wear eyeshot duo which you can blend and work to your own desire.
The only colour of eyeshadow I ever buy is black/grey/silver, so I am constantly buying different brands of eyeshadow to find the ideal one.
I have this particular kind in Metallic Pearls (514), which comes with 2 shades - one a pale, silvery grey, and the other a more slate grey.
The product comes in a small black plastic case with a clear lid. It weighs 23g. Also inside is an applicator.
I had to swipe the applicator up and down the shadow several times to get any kind of amount on it, and when I applied it to my eyelid, I could barely tell that any had gone onto my eyelid at all. It took about three applications to get made-up eyes that I was happy with. Clearly this eyeshadow is not very pigmented whatsoever, which is quite bad considering it costs around £5.61.
The eyeshadow is easy to blend, but it took so long for me to build up the darker shade on my lid that I didn't want to undo all my hard work by putting the lighter shade on it!
The staying power of this eyeshadow is also poor, and fades very quickly. After a while you might as well not be wearing any eyeshadow at all. I would wear it to work every day, but for a night out - no chance.
Massively disappointing. I expected much more from the price.
==Rimmel Duo Eye Shadow==
when I saw this duo of eye shadow in Poundland a few months ago I couldn't not buy it. Not only was it a Rimmel product (one of my preferred make up brands of choice) but it also was the natural brown and cream colours that I would usually chose.
For £1, you can't really go wrong as they are usually priced nearer the £5 region so this is a true bargain which I tried to go back on a stock up but they had all sold out! Normally I buy these Duo Eye Shadows from Boots at their RRP price and they are available in Tesco's and Superdrug too. Of course when looking for them online you can again pick them up pretty cheaply from various places.
The duo eye shadow is basically two shades of colour, mine being called Walnut and Pearls which is just a shade of light brown and a shade of cream. These are my usually colours and although I have not had this particular style of duo eye shadow before I know the shades suit me for a natural and not overly done look.
The little case that the product comes in I feel it fine for the job whilst still looking okay. The eye shadows are in two oblong shaped wells and these can be seen through the transparent plastic lid. The little foam applicator which came with the eye shadow got thrown away immediately because I have my own brushes that I tend to use. The applicator is however made to a good standard and would be good to use had I not had my own brushes.
I generally find that this product is good one to use. It does seem to take a few more rubs with the brush to get the desired amount on but think doesn't matter to me to much and the end result is probably better because it feels as this eye shadow is more tightly compact that others I usually buy. I also find that I never get any stray bits of eye shadow falling underneath my eyes or worse still into my eyes! The density of the eye shadow does mean that the colour of the shade is any less apparent as they shades are very noticeable and do have a very slight sparkle to them. This sparkle is very slight and only adds to give the eye lids more of a reflecting appearance rather than a glitzy look.
The eye shadow seems to last very well when applied to the eye lids. I can say that the product is still there after a long day at work although not looking as fresh (of course) and although would need a reapplication should you be having after work drinks it still looks good on travelling home at 5 O clock.
All in all I have to say that for £1 this was a brilliant purchase (don't ya just love 'em) and I wish I had stocked up. However the eye shadow has lasted me well because I have been using it more on than off in the last few months and it still has a good couple of weeks of applications left! The colour shades I picked were perfect for my tones and make up preferences and they seem to last well and look good once applied to the eye lids.
For the price I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is only right, Even at the RRP it is a good product (although I would always search around for a new product as I am a bit of a sucker like that). I shall be keeping my eye out for this to crop up at Poundland again but I very much doubt it will
Many thanks for taking the time to read
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I had this eye shadow quite a while back, I actually bought some on my 18th birthday - as a small birthday treat for myself and it was only a pound from savers and thought to myself 'why not?'
I bought the grey and silver one, which I can honestly say gives you some of the best smoky eyes and another good thing about this color is that it's not like one of those black eye shadows that can leave such a mess underneath your eyelids and on your cheeks, which is not very attractive.
This can be sold at various prices, the cheapest one pound, and the most expensive five to six pounds. And it can be found in places such as superdrug, Boots, Savers and various supermarkets such as Morrisons and ASDA.
But I also own a very light blue and gold looking yellow one too, but it is not as good as the grey/silver one cause even if I applied the gold and clue and mix the both together, there was no difference in the color except that it still looked blue, which was a shame, but luckily I didn't pay much for that eye shadow too, it was only a pound as well!
They come in a range of colors, such as a jade green and dark green which is good for green eyes or if you want that 'army look,' blue and yellow, which I had explained in the above paragraph, grey and silver, which I have also explained in the first two paragraphs, brown and nude which is an excellent choice for you want an all natural look, blue and white if you want that 'circus performing look' which is not really the best look to be honest.
Overall, I do like some of the eye shadows and some of the colors that are chosen but to be honest there are some of colors that I wouldn't let them dare touch my eye lids!
When I was at Boots I saw these eye shadows were on offer so I decided to purchase a couple. Each eye shadow palette comes with 2 different shades, usually ones which will blend well together. There are quite a few shades available so it was nice to have a selection to choose from,
I ended up buying 331 Biscuit Box which consists of two shades of brown, one light and one darker. The other one I bought was 620 Pink Fever which is a soft pink and purple in shade.
An applicator is also provided with these eye shadows, even though I appreciate that they included the applicator it is not one I can use. It looks like many other eye shadow applicators, a little plastic stick with a brush on the end. I find the brush on the end to have a very rough texture and when applying the eye shadow it does irritate my eyelids and make them red, so I decided to use an alternative applicator instead.
When applying the eye shadow I find it goes on very easy and blends together really well. I'm very happy with the eye shadow when it is first applied as it doesn't look to thick or over powering yet others more of a subtle effect. However I did notice that the eye shadow fades quite quickly, within just a couple of hours I have to reapply, so depending on the occasion this may not be the best option.
When removing the eye shadow I didn't have any problems, it came off very easily and quickly. The overall presentation of the eye shadows is something else I quite like, it comes in a great compact case which can fit into make up bags no problem.
With all that said, they currently retail at £5.49 each (when they aren't on offer) which I think is a lot to pay for an eye shadow which doesn't last that long. I'd personally prefer to pay a couple of pounds more for an eye shadow which offers better longevity.
When on offer I think they are worth purchasing a couple, a nice little addition to the make up collection.
Rimmel - Duo Eye Shadow
I LOVE rimmel products! Rimmel is one of my favorite high street brands, as they make really nice products that actually works really well. And they make their products in so many different shades which suit different skin tones. I got this in a set as a small present last year and I still have loads of it left, and I use it quite often.
I have the duo in metallic pearls, which includes a lighter grey on the top and a darker grey on the bottom of the mini set. It also comes with a small applicator brush that you get with all eyeshadow sets and I am quite surprised that I still have it in the set as they usually get lost.
Firstly I really like the packaging, it is strong and durable. It is also sleek and simple. It protects the eyeshadows from damage or from any thing spilling on it. It is also quite lightweight, thin and compact so it is great for traveling/holidays or festivals.
The colours that I have are light and darker grey and they are great for to create a smoky eye or you could use them on their own o combine them with other colours you may have. They are easy to apply, easy to blend and they are really versatile so they can be used in different ways to create various looks.
The metallic pearl colours that I have are really like what their name suggests, they are like a really metallic shimmery colours. They have a really nice shimmery/pearly sheen to them which looks great on. But they are quite sheer which is great if you want the colour to be more subtle but if you want a stronger you could keep layering the shadows to intensity the colour. You could also slightly dampen your eyeshadow brush and then use it to apply the shadow to intensity the colour.
Overall, they are great mini duos which are very compact and great for traveling. The colour pay off is not great, but it can be made stronger. The colours are nice, which a metallic sheen/shimmer to them. Very versatile so they can be used to create a number of looks including like a molten metallic eye or a smoky eye.
*Product stays on my eyes for a while - not all day though
*Nice shimmery metallic colours
*Good high quality brand
*nice creamy easy to apply and blend texture
*Affordable and can be bought from amazon
*Not great colour pay off - but it can be made stronger
*Little applicator is not really needed
Thank you for reading my review
Rimmel is a reliable brand - I often go elsewhere for foundation and mascara (as I've found other favourites) and blusher and powder (as I choose cheap versions of those products), but I know I'll usually be pleased with their eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks and other items, though I can never resist trying new things so I'm not a completely loyal customer!
I decided to treat myself to a new eyeshadow. Ideally I was looking for a matte mid-grey but couldn't find anything of that description, so I went for the Metallic Pearls shade of the Duo Eye Shadow (sometimes called Colour Rush Duo Eye Shadow). It costs around £5.49. It's presented in a square-ish compact with a clear lid and a black base, which is quite stylish, although I miss their 90s packaging, which was a bit more interesting. It comes with a small double-ended applicator, which does do the job for those of us that can't be bothered with proper eyeshadow brushes (including me most of the time).
I found that using the lighter colour as a base on my eyelids, and at the inner corners, with the darker shade blended towards the outer corner of the eye gave a nice effect. The colour wasn't intensely vivid but it was flattering and went on very easily. It was pearlescent rather than matte, and it didn't crease throughout the day, but stayed put.
It's definitely a nice eyeshadow set, and good for everyday wear, but it's not highly pigmented and it is fairly pricey; £5.49 isn't cheap, and some cheaper makes of eyeshadow do the job equally well.
Rimmel Duo Eye Shadow:
I have tried lots of eye shadows in the past and this is by far one of my favourites because I love the brand and I loving having the right products to experiment with your look. Having two eyeshadow's in one pot means you can explore and try out new looks! I don't wear a lot of eyeshadow but when I do I wear this number 383- Budding Star because the colours are absolutely fantastic one white/cream and the other a lovely pale green!
These are eyeshadow's in a flip lid compact. The colours compliment each other so they really do match and make you look lovely. This is not only essential but it is convenient and there are many other different shades of this. The texture of this is quite creamy but it does tend to go everywhere which can be quite a pain! This is only a small amount so it does not last very long which is annoying too!
You can create new looks,
Colours compliment each other,
Six in total
Tend to go everywhere,
Does not last long on your eyes.
In my opinion, I really like this because I think it really makes my eyes stand out and they do some really nice shades which is great because they can match many outfits! I love doing different looks and I am fascinated with this! This is only cheap as well, it is sold for around £2.00-£3.00 in supermarkets and health and beauty stores so it is not hard to find either. I would recommend this to anyone, creative or not this is still an excellent product. Careful you do not drop this though as it does ave a tendency to break up everywhere!
Rimmel Duo Eye Shadow
I can not remember when or why I started using the duo eye shadows by Rimmel, though my makeup collection does tend to have more of this range than any other eyeshadow range. The range comes in many different shades so I mainly find what I am looking for with this particular brand, perhaps the reason I buy this one over all the others out there.
Rimmel Special Eyes Duo Eye Shadow is the perfect blending eye shadow and comes in a range of different shades to choose from. Each eyeshadow has two different shades of the same colour (hense the duo name) which is perfect for either using one alone or blending together to create the perfect above eye look. Due to the extensive range, there is a colour to suit practically everyones needs and desires for each occasion.
* Heatwave (pinky shades)
* Alive and Kicking (yellow shades)
* Bavarian Green (green shades)
* A Type Of Romance (pink/purple shades)
* Budding Star (blue/green shades)
* Desert (brown/cream shades)
* Get Fresh (blue shades)
* Slow Motion (purple shades)
* Spring To Life (light pink shades)
* Still Waters (blue shades)
The compact comes complete with a small double sided applicator which is extremely durable.
Each Special Eyes duo eyeshadow comes in a small square shaped case approximately 2'' 2'' (See main product photo). The base is black with an information sticker on the back which says in simple terms;
"Crease-free eyeshadow - Lasts up to 8 hours - Use wet or dry"
The top part of the casement is seethrough, brilliant for seeing which colour you are reaching for without fussing around, and has the 'Rimmel' logo on the bottom edge.
As mentioned above, I have used this product for many years. I love the shading ability it allows you and you are able to apply it either dry or wet.
When applying it dry, the fine powder sweeps on your eyelids easily and creates a slightly shimmery effect, yet not over dazzling. Between the natural and dressy look, depending upon what colours you are using. I have a whole range of the colours and tend to go for the pink and purple ranges more.
When applying it wet, you simply add a drop of water (best to use a different applicator). When wet, it allows more detailed lines and intensifies the colour to create a bolder look.
I tend to use it dry more often than not as it is easier to apply and creates a more natural look, though either way works well. To blend better, though, I would recommend the dry application.
Although it states that it is crease-free, this only seems to apply when using it dry. It also states that it lasts up to 8 hours. I have found that the darker colours such as green and blue last longer whereas the pinks and purples need further application later in the day.
One downfall of this product is that the eyeshadow is so fine that is creates quite a lot of dust which can be quite annoying when it fals all over your cheeks and smudges blue or green streaks over your freshly applies foundation.
No ingredients are listed for this product.
This is an extremely cheap range and can be found for as little as £0.99p. A perfect price, especially as you recieve a two in one offer!
This is possibly one of the best ranges of eye shadow and the inexpense just adds to the beauty of it. I would recommend this range to all those wanting to try new eye shadow as it suits most people and suits most occasions.
I have this eyeshadow in Metallic Pearls, which isn't 'metallic' as in glittery or shiny. It's two shades of grey basically, but they're not dull, leaden greys. One is a pale, slightly blue grey, and the other is a darker, 'proper' grey. They blend very well together, and I find they work particularly well with the lighter shadow over the inner half of the eye, which opens it up, and the darker one over the other half. This is a toned down version of the classic smoky eye, and it works equally well for day or night.
You get quite a lot of shadow for your money too, a total of 6g, which is 3g per shadow. It doesn't sound a lot, but each time you use it you're probably using 0000.1 of a gram!
In summary? A thoroughly useful eyeshadow that will stay in your makeup bag for a long time!
This product is £4.88 from Boots for 3.5g. It is available in a variety of colours, and each one contains two different shades which blend together and compliment each other. These two shades can be worn at the same time for different effects, for example the darker shade at the corner of the eye lid and the lighter shade on the rest of the eye lid, or they can just be worn one shade at a time.
The eye shadow comes in a flat container with a brush, and the lid is transparent so you can see the two shades of eye shadow inside. It is an ideal size/shape to carry around with you, if you wish to re-apply it whilst out.
I find the two colours do blend and compliment each other very well, and look good especially as they sparkle slightly. They do stay on your eye lid for a reasonably long time, but sometimes bits of the eye shadow do drop down and you end up with some under your eye/on you cheek bone. They don't sting when you put them on, as some eye shadows can.
I would recommend this product, however it is slightly expensive so would be best bought on special offer. They do look good whilst worn and are ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, so are not bad for the skin or eyes.