In the process of coming up with a “scandalous” look for the Next Rimmel 10 contest, I used the makeup that Rimmel provided everyday to experiment with the different color combinations. One of the eye looks that I really enjoy wearing is a natural day look, which is mostly achieved by the Rimmel glam’eyes HD palette in 005 english rose (dark purple, purple taupe, dark lavender, pink). I use the dark purple color to line my top lash line and outer corner of my bottom lash line. I use the purple taupe color in the center of my bottom lash line, and the pink color in my inner corner and along my brow bone/nose. I finally used black from the 001 black cab (black, dark grey, grey, silver) palette to darken/line my top lash line with a small wing.
Each of the galm’eyes HD palettes consist of four different colors arranged in the union jack pattern. It appears that the lighter more wearable or highlight colors are located in the larger areas, whereas the darker and more dramatic colors are located in the smaller corner areas. I personally think this is a good idea in terms of distributing the colors for the space restrictions caused by the design. However I think the amount in which you get of one color is quite disproportionate. The photos shown were taken two weeks ago, however within that time I have completely used up one of the black and dark grey spaces on the 001 black cab palette, and barely dented the large silver cross area. I wish there was an even amount of each color in the palette, even if the union jack pattern is thrown off a bit.
The consistency of the eyeshadow is surprisingly creamy, soft, and very pigmented (a little does go a long way when applying it with a shadow brush). I use the darker colors to line my top and bottom lash line with an angled eyeliner brush. I find that some flakes of eyeshadow will fall onto the face when applying it with the angled brush. The reason for the fall-out appears to be due to the soft texture of the eyeshadow, such that too much powder clings to the brush and the excess falls off when applying it. However when the shadows are applied to the lid with a shadow brush, there is no flaking and it leaves a really nice lightly frosted sheen finish.
As soon as these become available in my area, I plan on picking up one or two more!
Face: Urban Decay primer potion, MAC SelectCover Concealer NW35 & NW40, MAC Studio Finish concealer NW40 spf 35, Tarte Mineral Pressed Powder in Tan spf 8, Makeup Forever setting powder
Eye: Rimmel lash and brow accelerator serum, Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Natural Lash Enhancing Primer, Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara in extreme black, Rimmel lash accelerator mascara in black, Rimmel glam’eyes HD in 001 black cab and 004 english rose, Bare Minerals eyebrow powder in Auburn
Lips: Burts bees lip balm in Honey, Rimmel Kate Moss 14 (blushed nude) with a little bit of 01 (deep brick red), Rimmel lip liner in 030 natural
Disclaimer: The Rimmel glam’eyes palette in 001 black cab and 004 english rose, Scandeleyes mascara, lash accelerator mascara, and Kate Moss 14 and 01 were sent to me from Rimmel for the Next Rimmel 10 competition. My opinions are not influenced by Rimmel or my affiliation with the Next Rimmel 10 competition.