Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Rimmel - Glam Eyes Eye Shadow Quad 'English Rose' ♥

This is the second Rimmel eye shadow quad I picked up in my local Dealz store for the bargain price of 1.49! The other was 'Sweet Smoulder' which you can see my review and swatches of here. 'English Rose' boasts four beautiful eye shadows which I think are great for my own particular colouring - the main colour is a mid-toned pink which is surrounded by a golden brown, a taupe coloured shade and a chocolate brown, all great shades for creating a demure looking, daytime smokey eye look. This eye shadow quad sports some unique packaging with it's British flag design but really this design is quite unpractical for trying to get the three smaller eye shadows out of their pots with your eye shadow brush, I couldn't even swatch these shades individually as they're so tiny so I simply ran my finger over the three of them and it created the brown swatch which you can see in the pictures below.

 I always find myself just sweeping over the three shades and mixing them together which luckily forms a nice brown colour but really, shouldn't it be simple to get the eye shadow actually out of it's packaging in order to use it? My favourite shade is the main shade, a very pretty pink which is great for a nice, light everyday eye shadow shade. All the shadows are shimmery so if you're more of a matte fan this isn't the eye shadow quad for you. The shadows are all quite soft which has made them wear down quite quickly but hey, it was only 1.49 so I'm not too bothered about that, plus I've been using this quad almost everyday so I am really getting my moneys worth! Overall, this eye shadow quad does sport some fabulous shades and the pigmentation is lovely, however, I do think if the packaging was remodeled to make it easier to actually use the three other eye shadows it would be something I would repurchase again as it would be better value and far more practical for daily use.
Do you have this eye shadow quad yourself? Are you a fan of the shades?

Stay pretty people!



  1. Hmm - pretty shades, but as you say the design isn't very well thought through, unless you use a very narrow brush to pick up product... Xx

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  2. I don't own any.It's beautiful quad and I like the colors.

  3. Lovely shades, great for everyday makeup...

  4. True said, although it has some beautiful range of color it doesn't stay long even after applying primer on my eyes !!!!!

  5. i'm not a huge fan of quads as there's always one shade u hardly use, but i like the look of this!

  6. I really like these colours! They are really lovely and perfect for a day make-up :)

  7. love it, would definately brighten up my evening makeup

  8. Lovely shades but I's have trouble with my big fat fingers lol :)

  9. Beautiful quad, lovely colours, especially for blue eyes like yours!

  10. I don't have any.
    Lovely colours!

  11. These would suit a lot of eye colors. <3

  12. wow,lovely shade,i think i would love to try this,it looks natural!


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