“ Brand: Rimmel / Type: Eyeshadows / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: Smoothes, „
There are seven different Glam Eye combinations available - my review is on 621 Orion which consists of three neutral brown shades.
These little palettes are £6.49 RRP, but I was fortunate enough to find mine for £1-2 in Wilkinson's. The information on the back states that Orion complements blue eyes and has some information on how to create a subtle or 'London' look.
There's nothing more annoying than opening your make-up bag to find the contents of your palettes leaked everywhere - Glam Eyes has a strong clasp and so, fortunately, there's little chance of this happening! The set comes complete with a double-ended sponge applicator. I much prefer application with brushes, but the sponge does its job.
Orion consists of three shades; a creamy, luminous white ideal for highlighting and the inner-eye, a light brown with orange undertones and a matte medium-dark brown. The colours compliment each other well and you can achieve a nice and subtle smokey eye with a little practise.
The white and dark brown are highly-pigmented, and the lighter brown very soft and subtle. I tend to use the soft brown as a base with the darker on my lash line and wing. The white works very well as a brow bone highlighter. I don't own and eye shadow primer (I really must buy some), but I haven't had any problems with creasing nor the dreaded eye shadow & glitter going all over my face. They're very easy to apply and blend very well - such brilliant quality for such a small price! I've found Rimmel products to be fine as far as cheap brands go, but these eye shadows really are fantastic quality.
I've had this palette for almost four months and it looks like I've hardly made a dent in any of the shadows, and that's with regular use! If you're looking for more dramatic make-up for the evening, I'd recommend investing in one of the darker Glam Eye sets as Orion is quite subtle. It's a long-lasting, affordable palette and I'd definitely recommend it to help build a casual yet glam everyday look!
I originally received my first one of these in a makeup swap a few years ago and was instantly hooked. They all have these great names for instance sumptuous tourmaline but I will just use their everyday names so the first one I got was blue and now they are a firm favourite.
The standard good quality packaging I have come to expect from Rimmel, the shadows are safe and it gives it an air of being more expensive that it is.
There s a large range of these available but I an just four at the moment after a large clear out these are:
They all come with a base colour, one for the crease and one for the lower lashline but they can be see as you please. I always reach pan on the lighter colours first. You can make the look very natural, I feel the brown us best for this or you can really vamp it up, particularly with the purple.
This is standard powder eyeshadow that has very little fallout and is particularly easy to apply and blend. Even the applicator included is easy to use with this shadow it feels almost creamy. The pigmentation is very good there is a kind if jewel tone in t he purple that really stands out due to the high pigmentation. These can also be blended out so no need to worry if you do not want to look to severe.
Of all if the ones I have tried the shadow has been matte, meaning if you want glitter this product is not for you.
Price and Availability
Rimmel everywhere so these are very easy to find these normally retail fir about £4.99 so make a great bargain there are often deals on these too.
In conclusion perfect little eyeshadow sets to carry around with you.
When I recently re-bought my basic make-up kit, I also threw in an eye shadow which is something I don't wear every day anymore. However, I was going to the opera and wanted a bit more make up than usual. I also wanted something I could easily carry around with me/ take on holiday in September. While in Boots, I came across the Rimmel Glam Eyes Trio. As this would suggest, you get three eye shadows and they are available in a variety of colours. I went for the one with black, grey and silver though as smoky eyes are always a good look.
As a Rimmel product, this eye shadow trio is available in shops such as Boots and Superdrug and many places online. RRP is £6.49.
The trio of eye shadows comes in a small, black plastic casing which opens easily as you push up the top lid. Most of the lid is see through although the edges are black. The lid also has the Rimmel London logo printed on in white which is a nice contrast to the black. You can see that inside are three different eye shadows, each of a different size and shape as well as a double ended applicator.
The Rimmel Glam Eyes Trio comes in 7 different shades and I purchased Twilight Zone. Each of the eye shadows feels very soft to the touch when using your fingers. All of the three compartments have a diamond effect carved into the eye shadow which looks really nice. The larger section also has the Rimmel London crown sign carved into it. I think the finish of these eye shadows make them look a lot more expensive than they actually are.
Each of the eye shadow shades in this box are put together to complement each other. While I got black, silver and a dark grey, others have colours such as light blue, navy and a silvery colour. Rimmel make it easy for people to match their colours well and to experiment with the effects of the colour combinations.
These are eye shadows which are very easy to apply. I have to say here that I didn't use the applicator provided but my own eye shadow brushes. I used the silver in the inside of my eye, the grey in the middle and then smudged the black in the crease of my eye as well as the outer area of my eyelid. This created a wonderful smoky effect once all three colours had been blended in. You can also use each colour separately if you wanted and they would still look really nice.
After wearing the eye shadow for about 5 hours, I did begin to notice it started to crease. However, this was without using a primer and with a primer, it didn't crease at all. Unfortunately though, not everyone uses primers and without it, this eye shadow set doesn't really hold up too well. I like the colours well enough but as they don't work very well without the use of addition products, this makes them not quite as good as they could have been.
I wanted some new eye shadow but wanted some that looked quite natural and not too glaring seeing that I am not that young anymore. I wanted something that I can wear for day time and also look nice wearing it of an evening so was looking for something with more than one shade in a pack. I went to Boots and they were doing the Rimmel offer of buy two items and get one free so I thought this would be a good buy.
I saw they had some pallets which contained three colours so looked through these and found a nice one with natural shades in it that are sort of brown shades. It says on the back compliments blue eyes but I have green eyes and it looks fine on me. The pallet cost me £6.49 which I didn't think was too bad seeing as I would get one item free if I bought three things.
The shadow powder has a nice pattern on it which makes it look really nice and expensive. You get a double ended foam applicator with the set which has a round brush one end and a pointy one the other end. I wasn't too sure how to apply the shadow as I am not that up on make up so looked online and found that its recommended you apply the medium shade to the crease of the eye, then the lighter one to the lid. This is sometimes enough for me if I am not really doing much, may be just going shopping, but if I want something a bit more substantial then I can apply the darker shade using the pointy end to under my eyes and may be a bit across the top lid at the outside. It does out line the eye nicely and looks good for evening or going out somewhere special.
The shadow is quite good at colouring so you don't need to put a lot on the applicator as it goes a long way so I can see it lasting me a while yet. I would recommend this eye shadow, they had it in some other lovely combinations but this colour set really suits me so I will be sticking with it.
Rimmel have made eyeshadow more exciting with their powerful silken powder formula that glides onto eyes smoothly and blends effortlessly / Your perfect shade will last as long as you can, neither creasing nor fading, making it the perfect long-wear eyeshadow / Rimmel Glam'Eyes Trio Eyesdadow lets you experiment and get playful with London inspired colours / And for an extra bonus, Rimmel have joined forces with international make up artist Liz Pugh to put together an at-a-glance professional application advice piece developed for each individual shade / So with all that expertise literally at your fingertips, it's impossible to go wrong /