Rimmel London #003 Golden Bronze Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate Review

I love Kate Moss and when she came out with her own range at Rimmel London, I always wanted to try it. I heard a lot about the sculpting kit and thanks to IMBB, I picked this one up! So, read on to know more.
Rimmel London Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate Golden Bronze

What the company claims:
Rimmel’s first Sculpting & Highlighting Kit designed by Kate Moss.
The Kate Sculpting Palette is a clever combo of three powder shades – a highlighter, shading powder and blush – that seamlessly blend with your natural skin tone to create a contoured look. The kit works with every face shape and skin tone, adding definition and structure. Use a little color for a natural, fresh look. Or be bold for an impactful, dramatic sculpted effect.

Price: €10.99 for 18.5g(I got for a discounted price of €7.99 for my extra value card)

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, [May Contain/Peutcontenir/+/-:Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake (Ci 73360), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake ( Ci 15850 )].

How to use:
The kit makes sculpting and contouring as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. The soft shimmer highlighter is used to highlight areas that naturally catch the light – cheek bones, brow bones, the center of the chin, forehead and bridge of the nose.
2. The darker shading powder is used to contour and recede areas of the face that you don’t want to emphasize, such as the sides of the nose, jaw line and hairline.
3. The shimmer powder blush gives definition and color to the cheeks and added warmth to the whole face.

My Experience with Rimmel London #003 Golden Bronze Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate:

The kit comes in 3 shades, #001 for pale skin, #002 for fair to medium skin tone, #003 for medium to dark tone. I picked up the #003 as #002 contour was almost the same color of my skin.
rimmel makeup palette

The palette comes in a plastic case, with the words highlight, contour, and blush written on the cap. Seeing the colors you can clearly get to know what has to be used for contour, highlighter and blush. The palette is sleek and is easy to carry around in your purse/ bag. It doesn’t come with any applicator so you need to invest in a good blush. The steps are self-explanatory on the back of the palette.

The pigmentation of the palette is good. The highlihgter and bronzer are shimmery and the contour is matte. The highlighter is pretty much similar to the highlighter I have in my Maybelline Big eyes eyeshadow palette. I have used it only once and I am yet to learn how to use it correctly. I blend it with the contour and use it like a bronzer! I am not a big fan of the highlighter so I have always skipped using this.

The contouring shade is a dark matte brown that is suitable for pale skin as well as dark skin. It is intensely pigmented and gives you the best contoured look. It is easy to blend. The only downside with the shade is the fallout from the palette when I swipe my brush. When the quantity is so less, and there is fall out, it hurts! But other than that, it is a beautiful brown color and perfect for Indian wheatish tone.

The blush is shimmery coral and I loved it when I first tried, but off late I am not a big fan of the same. The color even though looks pigmented doesn’t show on my face and I have to do a lot of swipes to get the blush to be shown. The buildup is a lot and it kind of looks artificial. This color is more suitable for pale/ fairer skin tones. The color is very subtle and the peach coral blush is apt if you want a light hue of color on your cheeks. But one disadvantage with the product is that, the blush gets transferred to phone/hand when you keep on your cheeks even after 8 hours of wearing it!
open palette

The palette when used together makes a difference to your face. The pigments last long. I have been wearing the contour and highlight shade for almost a complete day and it stayed intact! So, in this case, it is a thumbs up! I always wanted to master the art of contouring but somehow I always fail at it. I still need a lot of practice! But I am sure that I would learn it soon. So summing up,

Pros of Rimmel London #003 Golden Bronze Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate:

• Lasts long.
• Suitable for most of the skin tones.
• Very good pigmentation.
• Easy to Blend.
• Beautiful coral blush.
• Easily available for different skin tones

Cons of Rimmel London #003 Golden Bronze Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate:

• The blush gets transferred.
• When building up the shimmery ones, it looks like a cakey layer and has to be blended properly.
• The contour shade has a fall out.
• The blush is not very suitable for my skin tone.

IMBB Rating: 3/5
Will I Repurchase Rimmel London #003 Golden Bronze Sculpting & Highlighting Palette by Kate?
I love the palette overall. But I want to master the contour art and try out other options.

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