Pretty in the Pan

This Rimmel Glam’ Eyes Quad in 003 Smokey Purple looks incredible in the pan. The Colours look like they would make (as the name suggests) a pretty smokey purple eye. I was excited to try and recreate a cute smokey eye, but these shadows didn’t make that very easy.

Rimmel Quad

Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad

The shadows were chalky and I found it very hard to pick up any colour on my brush. The pigmentation was also lacklustre and the lighter two colours almost have no pigmentation. I wanted it to be good as I thought it would be ideal for travel as the packaging is small and sleek. It’s not!

Rimmel Smokey Purple Quad

Rimmel Quad Swatches

Even looking at it in these photos I keep thinking you look so pretty and the texture of the shadows with that quilted look. It could have been so much more.

Have you tried any Rimmel shadows? I have a few Mono shadows and a particular favourite of mine is 140 Precious Rose. I use this very soft pink as an all over the lid colour or with a darker eye look in the outer corner to brighten the eye and it has good pigmentation, but this quad was dire and I won’t be purchasing any more. I also wouldn’t recommend it.

9 thoughts on “Pretty in the Pan

  1. This is exactly what I found. The single eyeshadows are really good but the quads are rubbish! I’ve found that a lot with drugstore eyeshadows apart from Revlon, their quads are pretty good šŸ™‚

  2. Those colours look super pretty, and look like they would complement brown eyes well. It’s a shame they’re rubbish, I’ve heard so many people complaining about their quads and praising their mono shadows. I’ve yet to try them to be honest.

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I’m sad the palette didn’t work out. They such nice colors and it’s definitely only ‘pretty in the pan’.

    xo, Chaela

  4. Ah that’s such a shame, this is exactly the kind of quad I would be attracted to in the shop but I hate when the shadows don’t live up to expectation. I don’t mind light washes of colour but when something is this chalky and uneven, it’s such a disappointment & unusable – I don’t understand why companies are happy to put these on sale! xo

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