I like Rimmel make up and have been buying it for many years now and have always found it to be good quality and suitable for my skin. I usually choose eye shadows like this one with a few different colours as I find it a lot better value as you get different shades for usually not much more than the price of one and also you can get fed up with colours sometimes so it is always nice to have a good selection to choose from.
I bought these Rimmel Trio eye shadows from Boots when Rimmel had an offer for two products for £10 which makes it cheaper than the recommended retail price of £6.99. 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, but I liked this brown one the best as it suits my colouring. The colours are in small rectangle shapes and look quite matte in the palette but when you wear them they do have a bit of a shimmer 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 and recommend it as a good quality every day eye shadow.
This is very simular to other more expensive brands I have tried and I do like the idea but I just do not like the eye shadow itselfs.
The eye shadow trio comes in a black case with a clear lid so you can easily see the colours you are buying it also comes with a double ended application brush which is really hard and not easy to use to apply the eye shadow.
So on to the eye shadow itself, each colour is pretty especailly the browns and the purple palates however when it comes the eye shadow it is very hard and uneasy to apply to the eye lids not much goes on to the application brush and you really need to apply force. The eye shadow needs to be more powdery and easier to use and blend. IT also does not last and you will find that your eye lids will have a clump of eye shadow in them after a few hours.
There are many different trios to chose from from pales browns to purples and blues they are easy to mix and make your eyes colourful and different but I believe you get what you pay for and when it comes to eye trios I would definatly recommend sticking to more expensive brands other than this £4 palate.
Rimmel Special Eyes Trio Eyeshadow:
I first came across this eyeshadow when I was looking for something to match one of my outfits that I was wearing in the summer months. I have always like to create a gradient type of effect on my eyes and then use loads of mascara to make my eyes really stand out and make a statement!
This is basically a trio of different coloured eyeshadows all closely related (see above image). They usually go from light to dark shades which is great. These come in various different colours but the one that I bought was the same version that is in the above picture. I was looking for something to match cream and brown and this seemed perfect! This product has been around for quite a while now and it never seems to fail to impress!
When I used this, I created the gradient effect that I rave about when I go from light to dark across my eyelids and it looks really nice. But, you can also use the eye shadows individually but then you have a fear of getting them all mixed up which I hate! I have always liked Rimmel as I feel they always make you look fantastic.
The advantages of this are that you can use this to create different effects on your eyes. Also, this is great because I spotted this in pound land! This is also sold in Boots and lots of other health and beauty stores and supermarkets. It also comes in lovely colours which is fantastic.
The disadvantages of this product is that if you drop this lightly, it can crumble which basically destroys the eye shadow as you are unable to use this afterwards.
Personally, I like this product because it is not too expensive (£3.00 odd from Boots sale) and they do some really nice shades.
I managed to pick up a Rimmel Special Eyes Trio for £3.50 at my local Instore, they had a wire basket filled with what I assumed were end of line cosmetics. But I seem to think that the Rimmel Special Eyes make up is still widely available. I have seen it advertised on many websites and the colours seem to be available in single palettes too. The idea of singles always appeals to me, often you get a favourite colour and run out of that long before the others are finished.
My Rimmel eye shadow trio is called Orion, the neat little palette contains a light beige highlighter, a mid brown shadow and a much darker shade of brown that would be mingled in between the light and dark to accentuate your eyes.
The plastic palette that holds the trio of powder eye shadow is neat, compact and would be ideal for taking away on holiday, it would fit into a small make up bag with ease.
Rimmel have put an applicator into the palette which has foam at both ends. I am not a great fan of these type of applicators and have a habit of throwing them to the back of the drawer and using my own make-up brushes instead.
I looked at the trio of eye shadow and thought that the colours were good everyday ones, I always seem to wear far more brown and neutral shades during the daytime.
It seems that you can apply the Rimmel Special Eyes shadow either wet or dry. I am using it as a dry powder and that gives me the soft everyday effect that I want to achieve. If you want a dramatic look then I would imagine that the wet shadow creates a far more striking depth of colour.
There is no sparkle or extra shine, this Rimmel eye shadow is just good plain matte powder. It loads onto the make up brush well and provides good coverage.
The darkest of the three shades is in fact too dark for me, even used in the crease of my eye the colour seems to be too intense.
I am using the lightest shade on my brow bone and the mid brown on my eyelid, then I double up the layer of mid brown in the crease of my eye and this gives a good but natural finish. I find that Rimmel eye shadow has no adverse affects on my skin either.
I admire Rimmel, they seem to be able to offer us affordable everyday cosmetics.
The trio was also on offer in another set of colours, again shades of brown but darker. This trio would have been far to dark for me. I noticed that there was a trio of highlighter too, I seem to use quite a lot of highlighter but maybe not enough to buy a trio.
I would class Rimmel Special Eyes shadow as a good all rounder. The powder is silky and it is easy to apply and though you can wet the shadow and heighten the colours for evening wear on the whole I would only use these colours for daytime wear.
The Special Eyes powder shadow has good staying power and it is very easy to remove. I can just wash mine away using soap and water.
I feel that I had a good bargain and I will be keeping an eye out to see if any other colours in the same range come on special offer.
For everyday wear I feel Rimmel have it in the bag .
Rimmel Eyeshadow collection
I am writing a review on this item as I believe it is an essential make up item to have in your bag!
The eyeshadow pallet contains three colours, a nude, a light brown and a darker brown eyeshadow shade. The pallett has a double ended applicator and a clear see through lid. This is good as if you are a shopaholic like me you can see what shades are in which pallets.
These cost about £6 each. I think this is amazing value from rimmel, I have paid up to £10 per shade before so three for £6 works out at around £2 each. The great thig is aswell that the colours complinent each other so you can use them all and one isn't wasted.!
Open your eye wide and start as close to the corner of your eye as possible and sweep outwards. I cover my whole eye area with the nude shade to start as this gives a base and makes the shade last longer. Use one side of the applicator for the nude and the another for the browns!! For the best effect cover your lid with the light brown shade and then add the darker shade to the outer corners, this creates a real depth and makes you reyes look bigger! If you want to go for a smokey dramatic look add rimmels liquid eyeliner!
The finish I achieve with these eye shadows is greart. I can wear these shades every day, I'm glad my everyday eyeshadow comes at a budget price!
I would rate this product a 9/10
I owned shade 621, "Orion", for a couple of years before I realised that as I have brown eyes, brown eyeshadow doesn't really highlight them and kind of makes them disappear, so I passed it on to my sister.
This compact includes three shades. The first is a creamy pale shade, slightly sparkly, which is meant to be used to highlight up to the browbone. I have also used it as highlighter on the tops of my cheeks in the past, and as eye shadow all over my lid. This is the shade I used the most as I would often use it to highlight, with other eye shadows around the rest of my eyes.
The second shade is brown, slightly bronze and the most sparkly. This one looks fantastic on people with blue or green eyes.
The third shade is a dark brown. It is less sparkly than the others and is actually quite dull. Although it is the darkest and is needed to create dramatic smoky looks I don't really like it as it is quite boring. I prefered to create a brighter look with the other two shades and leave this one just for smudging eyeliner pencil sometimes.
Although they are all shades of brown which should theoretically complement each other, and they look like they do in the compact, I don't think they look right together in practice. The dark brown shade is just too dark and boring whereas the bronze-brown and cream are light, sparkly and more fun.
Unless you can get this free or extremely cheaply, I wouldn't bother as the eyeshadows included just don't go together. The quality is not fantastic, they do fade, but they are not as prone to creasing as other cheap eyeshadows I have tried. There are better trio compacts available for not much more.
For a little under £6 - less if on special offer - the Rimmel Special Eyes Trio Eyeshadow collections are great value for money. They last a long time and are easy to apply, either wet or dry. If you apply them dry the colours are very soft and subtle but wet they become much more dramatic and enhanced and I find they last longer, too. Of course, when you are in a hurry to get to work you won't always have time to wet your brush but the softer shading is much more suitable for daytime.
The sets always include a pale shade to put on the browbone, a slightly deeper one for the eyelid and a much darker one for the eye socket area.
In powder form, they are simplicity itself to apply with just a gentle sweep over the shadow in the palette and then a gentle sweep on your skin. To apply wet, simply wet the applicator and mix the powder in the palette; I usually mix it in the same part of the eyeshadow itself so you end up with one half of the 'cake' for dry application and the other half for wet. For best results, I usually discard the applicator that comes with it because, to be honest, they are not that good, and use one of the brushes in my collection which were bought individually. The eyeshadow is easily removed with your usual cleanser.
Rimmel offer a great choice of colour combinations to suit all colour of eyes so, whether you have blue eyes, brown, grey, green or hazel, there is the perfect palette for you.
I have tried a number of eyeshadows but always end up going back to Rimmel. I particularly like these trio packs as they have the right shading for the particular colour that you want to wear. You put the light one at the top of you eye, the middle one over the eyelid and the darker one in the crease of your eye. My favourite trio set is 621 Orion and my favourite Duo set is walnut and pearls. It claims to be crease free and lasts up to 8 hours. I think it does do this. You can also apply wet or dry - I have never tried it wet! A 10g case costs around £6 and well worth it as it lasts a long time.