So a few days back, I posted swatches of the Rimmel London GLAM Eyes HD in Royal Blue and today, as promised, I’m doing a mini review as well as a step by step tutorial on how to create the eye make up look found on the back of the palette.
Let’s start by taking a closer look at the colors.
Rimmel London GLAM Eyes in Royal Blue has 4 colors. It doesn’t tell you the specific name of the colors in the back but it does say where the colors go. If you examine the back carefully, you’ll be able to see a small picture of an eye labeled with numbers (1-4) to show you which color goes where.
How-to: The Look
The first thing that you should know is that I wanted to stick with using just the applicator on the palette so I can get the feel of it. Now, on to the How-to. The steps are pretty easy so all you really have to do before hand is the usual: foundation, neaten up your brows, concealer, primer and etc. I didn’t use a primer in my case.
TIP #1: Step 3 may be a little difficult for beginners but I found that the best way to do this would be to trace your crease. Take a little bit of the #2 color and trace your crease starting from the outside going in. Next, you’d need a fluffy brush to blend that line out. If you’re not satisfied with the color, take a little bit more until you have the darkness that you want. The sideways “V” that I was talking about should be formed in the outer corner.
The next few steps will finish off the eye make up look.
At this point, you can add the finishing touches like putting on eyeliner, highlighting the inner corner of your eye and then applying mascara.
TIP #2: Since you’re dealing with vivid and dark colors, it’s always a good idea to put a bit of powder underneath your eyes. This will catch the fall-out from the eyeshadow.
TIP#3: Wait 30 seconds or so before applying your falsies. Waiting for the glue to dry a little bit makes it more adhesive — easier to put on.
- Affordable – I got this as a gift but I did search in Amazon and in eBay. The prices there range from 4USD-6USD.
- Good color pay-off – I read on the website that the colors become more vivid when you use wet application with it. Sadly, I wasn’t able to do that. However, the color pay-off was actually good (not great). I’d rate it a 6 out of a 10.
- Handy – Because of its size, it’s absolutely possible to take it anywhere.
- Very blend-able – When dealing with dark colors, I usually use my fluffiest eyeshadow brush so the color blends better. In the case of this palette, I didn’t have to put it a lot of effort into the blending (note that I used just the applicator on the palette).
- Only a few colors available – I checked the Rimmel London website and they didn’t even have Royal Blue anymore. I’m not sure but I haven’t seen GLAM Eyes HD palettes that have neutral colors (love these) and the colors on the available palettes are too bold for my taste.
- The applicator is not that good – OK! I know that most palettes have whack applicators but nontheless, I felt it necessary to review this one. The tips are narrow which make it easier for you to get the colors BUT the problem is when you apply it, it ends up mixing with the other colors on your eyes (maybe it’s just me).
- No mirror – Yes it’s compact but I would have liked for it to have a mirror.
Would I buy it for myself? YES, if they had neutral colors.
How did you do?
We’d love to hear about your experience when you followed this tutorial or maybe you have a tutorial of your own to share here. Leave us a comment! Do you have your own Rimmel London GLAM Eyes HD?