Review & Swatches: Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in “True Union Jack”

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack

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 True Union Jack, which includes a pale magenta pink, a royal blue, a frosty white, and a black.


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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: 9.25/10

All 4 of the colors in this quad are richly pigmented and vibrant. I am especially surprised by how pigmented the white shade is. All the colors 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 while still maintaining their vibrancy. I didn’t have any problems with the shadows creating fall-out.

The colors also wear well. Without primer, the shades began to fade after 3.5 hours and started to crease after about 4 hours. With primer, the colors stayed vibrant for the first 4 hours and stayed crease-free for at least 6 hours.

Ease of Use: 9/10

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 True Union Jack

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack Swatches

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack Swatch

Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in True Union Jack Swatch


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