Friday, October 22, 2010

Review: Rimmel Smokey Brun Eyeshadow Quad

Today's review is Rimmel's Smokey Brun eyeshadow quad. It comes with 4 small squared neutral shadows (4g of product) in a plastic container with a sponge applicator. It's very simple and I was not expecting to like this because it was so cheap. But I think it's great for subtle, everyday neutral brown eyes or you can deepen it and make it more "smokey" by adding more of the dark brown shade. I can't speak for the quality of Rimmel's other eyeshadows, this is the only one I've ever used.

Here is a closer look at the shadows that you get. Top left is a shimmery brown (probably the weakest shade in the bunch see swatch below), shimmery caramel brown, pretty champagne (my favourite) and a cream highlight shade. I've used the sponge applicator, it's okay, it has a pointed end on the other side, which is nice.

Okay here I have included some swatches, the darkest brown is a tad ashy and takes a few swipes to get it to look like that, it has shimmer in it too, I wish it didn't. The caramel brown shade is pretty, no issues with this. The champagne colour is the best, I would buy this quad again and again just for this shade. It's very creamy and applies nicely on the lids, it basically matches my Urban Decay Primer Potion in sin, so it's nice to use it overtop. I think this colour is universal, and a lot of palettes have a colour like this. The cream colour is pretty nice too, I use this in the tear duct sometimes. The colours swatch nicely, but I find on the eye you need a primer to get them to show up as vibrantly and last, which I expect from drugstore shadows. In terms of fallout, I get a bit of the shimmer under my eyes, but nothing terrible.

And here it is on the eye, not the best picture, but you get the idea. I have the champagne colour on the lid and the caramel shade in the crease (mostly what shows here). It is light, not dramatic at all, but I like it.

Have you tried this quad? or any of the other Rimmel shadows?


Cosmetics Aficionado said... Best Blogger Tips

Those shades are pretty! I have never tried Rimmel shadows before.

PoorCollegeStudent said... Best Blogger Tips

I always do a smokey eye with this quad. I love the look, but the quality could be better.

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Poorcollegestudent - agree, but they are better than say ELF shadows.

Renay Shanel said... Best Blogger Tips

I have not tried Rimmel shadows but I almost did about a week ago! Im so mad at myself for not picking them up! They were 50% off at the drugstore!!

Ill deff have to go get me a few quads now! :)

Estefany @ The Helmet Head said... Best Blogger Tips

Those colors are gorgeous!
I love how it looks on your lids.

Pammy said... Best Blogger Tips

I have this quad! Great for an "every day" neutral look! :) I like the darker two colors in this quad the best. Especially the shade in the upper right hand corner. SOOO pretty!!!

Rubinha said... Best Blogger Tips

looooooove it :)

Phoebe!x said... Best Blogger Tips

wow your have beautiful eyes!
and the rimmel quad looks nice, i like the combination of colours!

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aisyah De Cullen said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the look of the quads. =) They look handy to have around.

makeupbykatie said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh pretty! I like how you left out the darker shade to make the eyeshadow seem more neutral(;