I’ve wanted these Rimmel Japan Eyeshadow Palettes for ages – but only just recently got to haul them.
Rimmel in the UK doesn’t really appeal to me, although I did recently get two lovely lipsticks from them. The base products and eyeshadows don’t appeal to me at all.
The Japan releases are a different matter – I think these combinations, whilst quite neutral, I still think they are quite funky looking.
I bought two, 3 and 5:
03 is a green and brown based palette, 05 is a pink and lilac set.
I’m not sure why I chose a hot pick eyeshadow palette – I guess its just rather different!
These eyeshadows are fairly soft and are definitely buildable…
In a sense these eyeshadows have a very similar texture to other Japanese brands that are about.
They focus more on the shimmer than pigmentation – however, the darker colours are definitely easy to use:
The first shade is a sheer gold glitter, a light white shimmer, a mossy matte green and a blackened green with gold flecks.
The purple palette:
Once again this has a sparkly shimmery shadow, a while frosty colour, a hot blue based pink and mid toned purple. I actually think pinks suit me, especially when mixed with purples.
I picked one stripy blusher, in 002 – the rose/brown combination.
Its very pretty in the pan but its too light for my skintone – it barely shows up and its more like a light pink highlighter.
03 and 04 would have been better choices, but I wanted to try something different (04 would be my natural choice as I love oranges!).
Overall, not a knock out range from Rimmel Japan, but certainly preferable to the stuff they have over here which I find quite uninspiring bar the lipsticks and sexy curves mascara.
Would you buy products from the Rimmel Japan releases?