Hello all you pretty ladies out there, how are you all doing? I have been out of IMBB for quite a while now, missed it a lot; still I used to read the reviews of such interesting products and the super awesome OOTD’s of Rati which are always a treat to watch. Loved your THAILAND posts Rati, you nailed it yet again . 🙂
Anyway, I should proceed with my business, I will review an eyeshadow quad today, it’s from the house of Rimmel London. I have read a lot about the brand here and was always keen on trying it. But in my city there is only one outlet of Rimmel. But as they say, “itni shiddat se tumhe mujhse milane ki shazish ki hai blah blah” it proved ditto for me in this case, when my friend went for a US tour and got me this along with other sweeties to add to my vanity. So lets see how I liked my first eyesahadow quad.
Product Description: Eyeshadow collection inspired by the sophistication of the London fashion scene.
• Soft Silky formula for smooth saturated color
• Long wear, crease resistant shadow
• Intense color reveal
• Blends effortlessly
Price: $ 5.99
Quantity: 2.5 gm
Shelf Life: Couldn’t find on the pack.
Color contents in this Pack:
1. Pure whitish Shimmery silver.
2. Shimmery Black.
3. Shimmery Grey.
4. Yellowish Silver.
My Experience with Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad – 001 Black Cab
When I got this beauty in my hand I was thrilled, as I always wanted to use this brand, but was clueless where to find it here in Calcutta. I thanked my friend a lot for listening to my *Dil ki awaz* 😛 the very next day I had to use it. The packaging looked so handy and cute, can be easily slipped into the purse or even a wallet, big plus I must say. It contains four different shades to create a Smokey look. Here we have four different shades to add up to the drama of a smoky look. The color pigmentation is not good in my opinion, its on the chalkier side, had a hard time for the color to show up. One has to use a good primer or makeup base underneath to get the satisfied color. The staying power is bad again, in case you have oily eye lids, but with an eye primer it will stay longer. But with little effort one can create the desired look; sorry I don’t have the patience with this one . 🙁
Pros of Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad – 001 Black Cab
• Great Design of the quad, thumbs up to packaging.
• Pigmentation is buildable, but its not great.
• Variety of shades and quads to chose from.
• Very handy and can be carried anywhere.
Cons of Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad – 001 Black Cab
• All shades given are shimmery in texture; I prefer a mix of matte and shimmer in a quad.
• Packaging is good, but its difficult to use the eyeshadow brush over a particular shade, tend to mess up with the nearby shade, small sectioning you see *sigh*
• An eye primer / base is mandatory for the colors to show well.
• Staying power is poor.
Do I Recommend/Repurchase Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad – 001 Black Cab?
I don’t think so. I will give it a miss and stick to my original eyeshadow palette.
IMBB Rating: 2/5
Though my first experience with Rimmel was not good, but I will still try their lipsticks, which I really lure. This I will give benefit of doubt. Meanwhile, I will see you soon with another review. Take care. 🙂
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