Review & Swatches: Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in “English Rose”

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Beauty.com, Drugstores
Price: $6.00 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

Rimmel introduces Glam¿ Eyes HD, Rimmel’s first creamy powder eyeshadow with Velvet-HD technology creates colour that looks perfect under any light. Prismatic pigments catch light at multiple angles, reflecting the ideal colour for the light you are in. Unique palettes of 4 shades expertly coordinated to work in sequence, adapting as light changes to give perfectly complementary effect in any light. Crease-proof colour lasts all day.

Rimmel’s new Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quads are available in 8 different shade combinations. Each includes 4 shades and is designed in the form of the British flag–perfectly in the spirit of the Olympic games!

This review is for the quad in English Rose, which includes a medium tan, a dark champagne, a medium brown, and a pale pink.


Packaging: 9/10

These quads come in square, plastic compacts with see-through, snap shut lids. Each also comes with a duo-ended sponge-tip applicator. The wells inside divide each color along the shapes that make up the British flag.

Quality: 7.5/10

When swatched and initially applied to the lid, all of these colors are richly pigmented. They all glide over the skin like butter, in a smooth and even manner. The entire quad has shimmer in it and each color gives off a healthy dose of frosty sheen.

The formula is very soft, so the shadows transfer onto the skin effortlessly and blend out very quickly. Unlike with the quad in Heart of Gold, I did experience fall-out with this quad. It wasn’t fall-out from application, but I would find specks of the darker-colored shadows around my under-eye area later on in the day.

Despite Rimmenl’s claim that the product is crease-proof, I found these colors creased sooner than the average eye shadow. The exact timing for when creasing started varied over the 4-5 times I tested this product, but it ranged anywhere from 1-3 hours without primer and 3-4 hours with primer. What was also disappointing was that the shades faded after the first few hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

These colors glide onto and across the skin effortlessly. Be careful to blend with a light hand. The formula is so soft that using the same amount of force you would with your typical shadow to blend will end up over-blending this product. I would strongly recommend using a primer under these colors to help with crease-resistance and to decrease fall-out.

I’ll also note that it’s difficult to get your brush into the colors in the corners. The wells are tiny and just barely fit the tip of a pointed/rounded eyeshadow brush.

Price: 9/10

For about $6.00 you get 4 colors for a total of 0.14 ounces (4.2 grams) of product, which is a typical amount of product and price-point for a drugstore eye shadow quad.

Final Grade

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose Swatches

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Rose Swatch


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in “English Rose”

  1. Ana P. says:

    I love these eyeshadows. The colors are stunning, but I HATE the packaging! It is impossible for me to get any type of crease brush in the tiny little corners! It is a shame because this could easily become a favorite product for me! Do you know of any good dupes (high end or drug store) for the shades in this quad? Thanks so much!

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