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review is for the Union Jack palette design compacts **** I''ve got the Glam Eyes quad in Sugar Rush [I think it''s now discontinued, but Purple Reign is still available and has similar shades], which contains a pale pink shade, a grey-tinged purple shade, a bubblegum pink shade, and a orchid shade. I bought this palette because the orchid shade looked pretty in the store, and now having worn it I''m totally in love with it. The shade that looked like a boring sparkly grey was a real surprise as it transforms to a lovely medium purple shade on skin, and it is no more shimmery then the other shades. The two pink shades are pretty and wearable, but as I already own similar shades in a Clinique compact, I''m a bit ''meh'' overall. First up: the quality of these shadows is fantastic. They are well pigmented, blend easily and last all day with none to very little creasing [depending if I bother with a primer or not]. I really want to give the product a higher rating because of the fantastic quality, but... The design of the eyeshadow pan does look great, it really makes this quad a pain to use. Three of the shade sections are tiny - none of my actual eyeshadow brushes fit in the sections easily, so it is a struggle to use. My biggest gripe here is with the pretty purple shade that is intended to be used on the lid, as it is the shade with the smallest pan section. I really love the purple and orchid shades so would to use them for quick and easy one shadow looks, but as the palette is so user unfriendly I''ve never bothered playing around with using the shades for other looks. Seriously: as Rimmel gives a guide on the back of the palette as to which shadow is meant to be used as the highlight shade, which one is the lid colour, the crease colour, and the shade for using to define the outer corner of the eye, why did they then make the pan sections so tiny - for every shade except the highlight shade - that you can''t fit many brushes into them without a major struggle? At the very least they could have made the section for the intended lid colour a bit bigger. My other complaint is that all shadow shades in the palette I have are shimmery. I really think that if I''m going to wear two or more shades of shadow at once then at least one of the shadows should be matt, especially the crease shade as shimmery finishes in the crease move around on me and are more prone to causing fallout. Plus matt shades seem to make blending easier. Is this just me? If Rimmel ever bring the Sugar Rush or Purple Reign out in a different palette I''ll definitely buy it. In the meantime I''ll check out other brands. **** RRP **** 6.99
I have started wearing more make up lately to make more of an effort with my appearance. When browsing in my local Poundland I was very pleased to see a familiar brand in the make up section.
It is the Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow. In Poundland the eye shadows are packaged in a clear plastic bag with a hanging tag at the top.
When I was home I was able to look at the product properly. On the back of the box it says that the colours complement brown eyes. It has an image of an eye with the colours numbered to show you how to apply the eye shadow correctly. I have blue eyes and I find this suits me well for a night out. I chose shade 022 - Thrill Seeker. The colours are pale shimmery grey, dark shimmery grey, green and a dark gold colour.
I find the eye shadow easy to apply. It comes with a double ended applicator. I tend to use an eye primer which forms a good base for the eye shadow to be applied to. It seems to have the eye shadow stay on for longer and prevents the eye shadow sitting in creases of my eyes.
This was a bargain price obviously for £1. This can also be found in places like Boots and Superdrug. At the moment in Boots it is £6.99 so I obviously got a good bargain.
I think this will last me a long time but it is something I would recommend and buy again.
Thanks for reading.
I like to wear make up, especially eye shadows and I have plenty of them, even though most of the shades that I own are browns and golds but there's always room for more. I recently chose the Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow by Rimmel.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to give the eyes a beautiful splash of colour. It promises to be long lasting on the eyes and to be crease resistant so it stays looking perfect for longer. It claims that it will give the eyelids a smooth, intense and saturated colour which blends effortlessly and easily. The collection has apparently been inspired by the London fashion scene.
Each compact contains four different shades which compliment each other. Each compact comes with lovely names such as Sun Safari, Sweet Smoulder, Dark Signature and State of Grace. The colours range from smokey dark shades to bright and vibrant blues and purples. I chose Smokey Brun.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic compact with a clear flip top lid and you can see the eye shadows inside. The powders are shaped into four triangles which have curved edges and the triangles meet in the middle to form a square shape. There criss cross patterns in the powder and a crown shape imprinted in the bottom one. A double ended sponge applicator in included one thin and one fat in order to apply the product. The back of the product shows you how to use the product. The product will cost you around £6 and it can be bought from stores like Superdrug and Boots, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is well protected by the packaging and it doesn't get damaged even when it's knocked about in my make up bag. The diagrams on the back help you to use the product effectively but you can use it however you want. The product has a silky consistency that isn't creamy but isn't powdery even. The brushes provided are of a good quality and make applying the product easy. The colours included in my back are a creamy ivory, a rich dark brown, a chocolate brown and a pale coffee brown.
The colours have a slight shimmer to them which make them look really pretty but it isn't glittery or childish at all so you won't end up looking like a glitter ball. The colours are numbered on the back. You are supposed to use shade 2 all over, with shade one in the middle, shade 3 as a highlighter on the brown and then shade 4 at the outer corner and underneath as an eyeliner. The thin end of the brush can be used when applying shade 4 and a diagram is included to help you with the application.
The shadows glide over the lid without any pulling or dragging and you don't get any excess kick up from the powder so you don't get little bits falling onto the skin beneath your eye which is a pet hate of mine. The colours are easily blendable and have a lovely velvety finish. The colour doesn't crease as promised and the colours are highly pigmented, being highly visible and evident.
The eye shadow is suitable for both day and night wear with the shade that I bought but some of the other shades may be too bright for day wear. The product is gentle on my skin and hasn't caused my skin any irritations or caused any problems with my contact lenses. The product is long lasting and the shadow doesn't fade by the end of the day. The shadows are easily removed using my usual eye make up remover.
All in all, this is a lovely eye shadow set which helps you to create a beautiful look both easily and quickly. The product has a lovely velvety finish which has a slight shimmer. The shades are highly pigmented and make the eyes look very pretty. They are long lasting and crease free. I am really happy with this product and I will definitely be buying it in another set of shades.
I bought what I think may be a limited edition Glam Eyes HD set from Rimmel which featured the quad of colours in the shade 004 Green Park. The unusual thing about this eyeshadow is that it is in the shape of a Union Jack.
The Union Jack houses four different shades in green gold and brown although different colour ways were available. The set is cased in plastic with a hinged lid and you can see the colours through the clear top. Inside are four colours: A highlighter, a lid colour, crease colour and outer corner and there is a small diagram to show you how to apply all the colours.
I loved all the colours in the palette, I was totally drawn to them and have used similar colours in the past to good effect. The green enjoys most of the space in the palette and is in a large cross shape. Next is the gold highlighter which has four diagonals and then the two shades of brown are in eight little triangles (four each). I use a small make up brush to apply eyeshadow and I have to say whilst it doesn't look that sparkly in the box, it is really iridescent on and catches the light beautifully. The colours are all really complementary with each other and create an amazing effect on the eyelid.
I loved the packaging at first but have been shocked by how good the actual product is, especially for the price paid (see below). I haven't used Rimmel in years as I do tend to gravitate towards more expensive beauty and make up but I have really been impressed by how good this compact is. I am tempted to go back and buy some more (in other colours) to play with. I have been using the same eye make up compact for months now and just wanted a change as some of my favourite colours are getting a bit low and I am so glad I found these.
I found this special quad by Rimmel on sale in Poundworld and they had loads of them in stock, brilliant!
This kit is so versatile with four colours to choose from I can create lots of different looks and if I am going for it I can blend all four colours in to a totally eye catching manner. These are a bit shiny so not for the shy retiring types but used in a minimal way can be quite fetching. Layered up these give a fantastic foiled effect, particularly with a wet brush so if you want shiny eye make up you are on with a winner here. The shade I have 004 Green Park reminds me (in a nice way) of a lizard or to put it nicer, an exotic bird. For a pound you really can't go wrong!
My latest Poundworld bargain was a palette of Rimmel's Glam'Eyes eye shadow which otherwise would cost between £6.49- £6.99. I paid £1 of course. I was looking for a sage green eye shadow when my friend tipped me off that the palettes were available at a low price. I was delighted to find one containing the colour I wanted as well as 3 others for less than I would buy one individual shadow in Boots. I also have a second palette that I paid full price for - Sun Safari which is a more neutral selection of browns and beige.
The Glam'Eyes Quad palettes, unsurprisingly offer 4 colour of solid powder eye shadow. There are 9 options currently available - some are mixes of similar colours and some are quite contrasting but there does seem to be a good selection whether you want something bold or subtle. According to Rimmel, the eye shadow is supposed to be long lasting, crease resistant, intensely coloured, and smooth and silky to apply. My opinion on that follows!
PACKAGING AND INSTRUCTIONS
The palette contains 4 wedge shaped colours which are clearly separated from each other. I like that because it is less easy to pick up unwanted colour. Each one is pressed with a sort of quilted look and one also has the Rimmel crown logo on it. It looks distinctive enough but the quilted effect is just for appearances sake - it doesn't affect how the powder arrives on your brush. A double ended applicator is included which does seem a bit smaller than average as well as not very proficient at picking up the colour. I tend to use my own brushes anyway but I have kept the supplied one in each palette as they are good for an emergency and they feel soft and comfortable enough on the eye lid.
The rest of the palette is black plastic which protects the shadow well if you take it out with you - we all know how messy it can be if one breaks up! On the back is a set of instructions suggesting how to wear the 4 colours in each palette together as well as how to blend them for a subtler look. I have experimented with the looks suggested on both the palettes I have, [Sun Seeker and Thrill Seeker], and I have to say I didn't really like Rimmel's suggestions. I feel that with the bolder colours of Thrill Seeker in particular less is more. That palette contains the green I mentioned above plus a mustard yellow and two greys which when used as suggested reminded me of a bruise! Of course, it is all down to personal taste and I do like the principal of being offered some inspiration, especially when it is easy to follow.
The eye shadow has a good texture as it is soft but not crumbly and it doesn't drop too easily from the brush. This means it is quite quick to put on as there is less tidying up to do. The individual colours are just big enough to make using one at a time practical - I did think I would miss having a larger overall surface area to use my brush on but I didn't find that to be the case.
It does blend very easily and I am far from experienced at that. In fact it also blends well with other brands which is useful when I don't want to create the looks suggested by Rimmel. I would also agree that is light feeling and crease resistant, although I rarely have a problem with the last.
I do agree that for most of the colours the pigment is excellent. I did think that the sage green of Thrill seeker was a bit lacking in intensity and I needed to build it up a bit more whereas the others were good with a light sweep or two. Overall though I have been happy with the smooth looking finish. In the palette the colours look a bit sparkly which is the light reflecting mica particles. Thankfully, once on they do not make me look as though I have glittered my eye lids! There is a subtle glimmer if you look closely but for the most part it isn't obvious so don't let that put you off! I am not sure the mica makes a lot of difference to how my eyes look but providing it doesn't turn me into a clown I am happy.
The colour doesn't last all day for me - I am a bit of an eye rubber so I am rather tough on eye shadow. I have to top up the colour midday [having applied it around 7.30am], by which time the colour has faded. So for me it isn't the longest lasting. I don't use it with a primer, as I don't find they make big enough difference to make the extra application worthwhile. It is no surprise that I also find the shadow easy to remove at the end of the day.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE EYESHADOW?
Buying 4 colours of eye shadow at once is good value because the individual Rimmel shadows cost around £4.49 each, although you do get more of each if you buy them separately. I like the idea of having complementary colours in a neat little package even if I don't always want to use all of the shades in the suggested way. I think the product is good quality although it is not the most long lasting for me. In fact, the always £1 basic MUA eye shadow mono's from Superdrug last me longer on the skin. That does limit how often I am now willing to pay more these days. However, the colour selection from Rimmel is appealing and I would recommend the quads to you if you want a product that is easy to blend, apply and remove. You can buy them from Superdrug, Tesco, Boots, Wilkinson's and other beauty stockists - but look in Poundworld first!
I love brown make up, I don't know if it is my age or not but I have a thing about browns. Due to this obsession, I purchased the Glam Eyes Quad Rimmel eye shadow set. I love Rimmel eye shadows especially as there are so many shades to choose from and they vary so much.
Some of the colours are a little strange though:
Smokey Brown - three different shades of brown and cream
Smokey Purple - purple, violet, blue/purple and cream
Smokey Blue - blue/grey in 3 shades and cream
Bold Behaviour - vibrant purple, vibrant green/blue peach and charcoal
Sun Safari - shades of brown
Beauty Spells - charcoal, purple brown and grey
State of Grace - blues and purple
Green Sapphire - one green, cream, white and charcoal
Strange sets but all lovely colours none the less, these do unfortunately come with the sponge applicators and although I never use them does decrease the size of the powder area. They are in the usual black plastic case with clear lid, the Rimmel London logo is on the front but the crown logo is pressed into one of the actual colours which is a nice touch. The colours are bright and have a iridescent look to them, they have a sheen that gives off the impression of cream eye shadow rather than powder. They go on the lids very well and blend with ease. They don't drop or fade during wearing and I can't fault them at all.
I paid a few pounds from Amazon although they do cost more than this on the high street.
==Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow==
I tend to use a fair bit of Rimmel make up due to the fact that it is one of the more affordable brands and I have a few favourite products that they make. There always seems to be some sort of special offer on when buying this brand in Boots and this makes it even more affordable.
This Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow is something I bought when there was a three for two offer on (isn't there always) and although the RRP of the eye shadow is £6.99 pence it worked out a fair bit cheaper when you divide the final amount pain by the three items purchased.
I was drawn to this set of eye shadows because of the fact that there was four different shades in the one little box. All of the tones in the "Sun Safari" shade were right up my street as these (like the one pictured) are browns, creams and generally a fairly natural little pallet so this is of course the set I chose. There were a good few other shades and colours to choose from including a dark, smoky eyes one which I did ponder over as something a little difference but opted for the safe bet.
The set of four eye shadows come all together in a little flip top box although each of the different shades have there own little section. There is a little double ended padded application brush which I have never used as I have a whole ton of larger more professional brushes which I tend to use instead but this is a nice bonus to have for those who don't have their own brushes. The packaging of the eye shadows looks pretty good and works well at protecting the product inside.
The look of the eye shadow is really nice as the product has a high shine and shimmer to it I like the fact that they have printed into the product the Rimmel crown logo although once the eye shadow has been used a few times this will disappear as the product is used up. Each of the eye shadows has a diamond etched pattern to it and this again adds to an overall nice appearance of the product itself.
Using the product couldn't really be any easier and is just like any other product of this type. The eye shadow needs only a few circles with a make up brush in order to get a good amount of the powder released and onto the application brush. I always blow off any excess as I don't want to get this under my eye or even worse in my eye and irritate my contact lenses.
The different tones of the quad box all can be used for different sections of the eye lid and I tend to start with the lightest of the shades at the inner area of my eye and work outwards applying the different tones as I go ending up with the darkest in the outer corner of my eye. There is a brief description on how to apply these eye shadows in the correct manner on the back of the box which is handy to know and good for people who are unaware that this is the best method to get the nicest look.
The light powder is bold in each colour and goes on very true to its appearance in the box. It is smooth and soft feeling and blends in nicely to each of the other shades with perfect ease. The bold shimmer that it has when in the box doesn't' seem quite as bold when applied to the eye lid which is a good thing as I don't like anything way too glittery but the shimmer contained in these eye shadows seems just about perfect to me. A little of the product does seem to go a long way and the lasting effects of the product on my eyes last all day and still look really good when I am taking my make up off in the evening.
I like the fact that all of the tones work well together and none of the shimmer gets stuck in the creases of my eyes like other shimmer eye shadows I have used tend to do. This product offers a lot of choice in the fact that you can either use all four of the shades together or of course opt for using one at a time and it also offers lasting effects throughout the day which is always a really good aspect.
I really like this set of little eye shadows. There is nothing that I can find to complain about as so many boxes are ticked when using it. The price is affordable and the overall use of the product is long lasting and easy. I think it has to be a tops coring product and therefore I am awarding an easy 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommended it to everyone and anyone. Seeing as there are quite a few different quad shades to choose from there has got to be a set that suits your needs!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
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