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Glam’Eyes Quad Eye Shadow
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$5.42
Category:Makeup > Eyeshadows > Powder Eyeshadow
Last Updated:12.05.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

As the name suggests, each of these eyeshadow compacts contain four shades of powder eyeshadow in coordinating colors, so you can create a wide variety of looks. There are no truly matte options, but most quads contain at least two shades with minimal shine—meaning no large flecks of sparkle, just slight luminosity.

Pros:
  • This has a smooth, easy-to-blend texture.
  • The color of each shade is concentrated enough to create any depth of shading you want.
  • The darker shades work well as eyeliners.
  • Overall this is an excellent value.
Cons:
  • Small, triangular pans make it difficult to use proper full-size brushes.
  • The slightly dusty formula means the powder for each color spills over into the other shades in the container.
  • The color fades by the end of the day.
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Rimmel At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensively priced; a great pressed bronzing powder; several impressive mascaras; a collection of praiseworthy of lip color products including gloss and lipstick; a couple of good foundations.

Weaknesses: Not the most user-friendly packaging; lackluster skincare-esque products; some gimmicky makeup items that turn out to be duds.

Rimmel is a London-based company, under the ownership of Coty Inc. since 1996 (Coty also owns other cosmetic lines such as philosophy and Sally Hansen). A self-proclaimed “edgy” cosmetics line that’s all about experimentation and “setting trends, not following them”, Rimmel livens things up with a mix of trendy and classic shade options and new product launches at a rapid pace.

While not all of Rimmel’s products are an absolute hit, there are some individual standout items (see top-rated reviews) that can compete with the best of what’s out there—at rock bottom prices no less. A few of their lip color products deserve special mention for their elegant texture and fashion-forward colors.

Where Rimmel falls into hit-or-miss territory is with its excessive collection of mascaras (it seems as though they launch a new one every month) which makes it confusing to try to figure out which one is the best. Some are impressive and absolutely worth buying, while others are gimmicky duds. Lucky for you, we’ve put them rigorous testing so you can make an informed decision! Oh, what our lashes go through so you avoid frustration and wasting money!

Rimmel also dabbles in a smidgen of skincare-esque products that claim to go above and beyond the norm. For various reasons mentioned within the individual reviews, these products tend to fall short of being worthwhile purchases, even at their bargain-friendly price point. Overall, while Rimmel has some misses, they earn our praise for several good to excellent makeup items at nearly unbeatable prices. Sort by three-star and four-star rating under this brand to find the best of what Rimmel has to offer!

Note: Many Rimmel products featured on their Web site are not available in the United States; they are exclusive to United Kingdom drugstores. The products reviewed below are those that are consistently found at U.S. stores nationwide, specifically Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.

For more information about Rimmel, visit www.rimmellondon.com.

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11.22.2013
Good for the price

The colors are vivid and saturated, but they do fade with time. You would need to bring them along and re-apply if you needed the color to last all day, something I do anyway. It helps if you put on foundation (on the eyelid) and powder before application. The colors are absolutely beautiful. As far as the more shimmery colors go, they aren't that bad, and once blended are muted a bit.

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