Review & Swatches: Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in “Heart of Gold”

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold

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 Heart of Gold, which includes a pale champagne, a pale yellow-gold, a chocolate brown, and a medium bronze.


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: 8.5/10

All of the colors in this quad 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. Even though the formula is soft, I didn’t experience any fall-out.

Despite Rimmenl’s claim that the product is crease-proof, I found these colors creased sooner than the average eye shadow. This is most likely because the formula is so buttery. Without primer, the shadow began creasing after 2.5 hours; with primer, the shadow started to crease after a about 3.5 hours. Despite the earlier-than-normal creasing, the shades stayed vibrant all day.

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’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 Heart of Gold

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold Swatches

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Heart of Gold Swatch


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