11 March 2014

Rimmel Brixton Brown Palette

Rimmel Brixton Brown

It's always a little bit risky to follow blogger hype in my experience; generally I find hype to be warranted however there have been a few occasions where products just simply haven't worked for me. The most recent product that has failed to grab my attention has been the Rimmel Brixton Brown HD Eye Shadow Palette which I picked up earlier on this year. 

There had been some really positive things mentioned about this palette so I thought I would pick it up and give it a try. Retailing at £6.99 I think this price is slightly creeping up towards being a little expensive for a high street eye shadow palette however I have to say from first glance everything about it appeals to me. There is a nice selection of neutral shades with a little added addition of something a bit different which helps to mix up the palette a bit. The offering of a deep rich cranberry shade alongside the neutrals is something which I appreciate with a palette such as this as it's nice to be able to experiment a little bit, or at least have that option.

Upon using this palette I have however been left quite disappointed despite my first impressions of it. The shades feel really rather hard in the packaging and do not transfer onto the skin very well at all. The pigmentation isn't fantastic in my experience; however some shades are better than others. For instance the top right hand shade will prove to be a nice little highlighter for the inner corner or even the brow bone so I will continue to use that particular shade.

I've also struggled to get these to blend out nicely as they just seemed to be really hard work compared to my other powder eye shadows. Upon reflection I do wonder if I have been a little bit spoilt perhaps by my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette as those are the powder shadows I use most frequently, they are just so much better but of course what do you expect considering the price difference? 

I do however think that Rimmel could have worked better on this as personally I have had much better results from the likes of MUA and Sleek which have given me double the amount of shades with better pigmentation and application. Overall I've been left rather unimpressed by this palette. If you have tried this then please let me know your impressions and thoughts. Maybe I picked up a dud.

*Rimmel is not a cruelty free brand.

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  1. It's a great little quad, perfect for an every day neutral look :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. Visually it is but I sadly struggled with it xx

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  2. Same here! I also picked it up because of the hype but I'm quite disappointed too. I'm used to the fact that drugstore eyeshadows don't blend as nicely as UD or Mac ones, but at least they have a good pigmentation (mostly). But this Rimmel palette is just awful.

    Blu Button Box

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    1. It really is! I was convinced that mine was a dud but at least I know I'm not alone xx

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  3. I've tried a couple of Rimmel's shadow palettes because I love their lip stuffs so much but I just can't get along with the eyeshadows. They are generally poor, in my opinion :-/.

    http://thecosmeticeffect.com/

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    1. This is the first Rimmel eye shadow I've ever tried, I know I won't be going back any time soon after trying this out. xx

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  4. This palette has had so many great reviews, I've not tried any drugstore shadows lately so I'l definitely be browsing the Rimmel shadows
    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. It has received quite a bit of attention you're right, sadly however my experience was not positive :( xx

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  5. Oh no this sounds really disappointing :( drugstore shadows seem to be so hit and miss. I'd love to see some swatches xx

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    1. It's pretty bad Gemma! I was going to do some swatches but I decided against it in the end as I'm in two minds as to whether I want to phase them out or not. Thanks for your input :) xx

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  6. I'd been toying around with the idea of buying this after I hit pan on my Naked Basics palette a little while ago, but having had some questionable experiences with Rimmel eyeshadows in the past, decided to give it a miss, and now I'm quite glad I did, having read your review - I definitely think the fact that I rely so heavily on my Naked palettes has spoiled me when it comes to eyeshadow, though - nothing ever quite seems to stack up anymore, does it? xx

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    1. Personally I would advise not buying it but after all it is completely up to you. I've never tried the UD Basics Palette but I'm aware as to how amazing it is, especially if it is anything like the quality of the Naked 2. I'd probably just re-buy the basics palette if I was you xx

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  7. you are so preofessional in blogging ♥! love xxx

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    1. Aww thank you ever so much, that made my evening when I read that :) Xx

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  8. Oh no, that's such a shame that this didn't work for you and that the colours were not very pigmented. I've literally just bought this on the weekend just gone in Boots 3 for 2 after reading all the hype about it, so will be really disappointed if I don't like it.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I really hope that you have a better experience with it Laura :) xx

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  9. Awwh, this is such a shame the pigmentation isn't great! I've heard such good things about this too so it's such a surprise to hear it isn't that good. Glad I gave it a miss now!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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    1. I'd hold fire and see what others carry on saying for another few weeks or so, I personally really regret buying it xx

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  10. Love this review about the Rimmel palette!
    Always enjoy reading about products i don't know yet.

    Have a nice day.

    xoxo
    Kelly

    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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