Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette ($6.49) is a new 12 pan eyeshadow palette that’s arriving in three shade selections with the Rimmel Spring 2017 Collection at drugstores this month. Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Shadow Palette is a tempting little morsel at this price tag not to mention it’s a buck off thanks to a handy little coupon located in the display! I got mine for $5.49 thank you very much.
Rimmel launched these in three shade groupings which are golds and nudes, roses, and smoky shades. Sadly, the rose palette was sold out so, I got the Keep Calm & Wear Gold Eyeshadow Palette which is the more nude, brown based eyeshadow palette. Needless to say I was excited to get this home and try it out last week.
Here’s my review and thoughts!
One of the more interesting aspects of the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette is the fact that it contains 12 shades of eyeshadow versus the ones released in the UK that include 8. Hmmm! Wonder why we get the 12 pan palette? But no complains here! I’ll take it.
I have a fairly good track record with Rimmel Eyeshadow as I happened be a fan of their Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow Palette and Rimmel HD Glam Eyes. They have consecutively released some very good eyeshadow palettes over the years but nothing as big as the Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette. Well, let’s face it, most of their product launches lately are awesome like the new The Only 1 Matte Lipstick and the Only 1 Lipstick. Those are some fabulous lipsticks at such a great price.
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette comes housed in a plastic compact that contains 12 shades with a total of 0.499 oz of product. There’s a diagram on the back that groups shades into quads to create three different looks. The first look is a light, natural rose, the second is a more traditional nude brown, and the last is more of a smokier natural look. The palette also contains two dual-sided sponge applicators. It quite reminds me of a variety of budget like the E.L.F. Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, Hard Candy’s Top Ten Eye Shadow Palette, NYC New York Color Lovatics by Demi Eyeshadow Palette, Wet n Wild Milano Collections Photo Focus Studio Eyeshadow Palette, or even some of the Soap & Glory Eyeshadow Palettes like the Ultimatte Eyeshadow Palette.
Not to be weird but the first thing I did when I opened this was smell it. Sometimes these larger palettes smell awful! I’m talking to you E.L.F.! It does not smell at all, thank goodness!
This is a cute palette and you get what you pay for. Another words, six bucks doesn’t get you the moon but it’ll get you a little something something. I don’t think the formula is up to par with the Glam Eyes Eyeshadow formulas they’ve done in the past. These are soft eyeshadows that blend easily and have sheer pigmentation. There’s frost here which was a major turn off for me as I like shimmer just not frosty shimmer. That was a deal breaker. The shades blend well enough and the formula is soft and slightly flaky but not dry nor chalky. It’s what you’d expect to get from a budget friendly eyeshadow palette. Honestly, I’d be more inclined to rave it if the shades weren’t so frosty as at five bucks and some change this isn’t terrible at all. It’s just the frost that turned me off because otherwise the formula applies and blends nicely. You are definitely going to need primer as these tend to crease and fade rather quickly!
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette aren’t exactly the formula I know and love from Rimmel but it isn’t a bad palette either. I do wish the shades were a lot less frosty but if you don’t mind the frost and can find this one for as cheap as I did you might enjoy it. Although, I don’t think it is a must buy!
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palettes are launching now at drugstores and ASOS.com sells a good deal of newer Rimmel releases from the UK plus they will likely pop up on Ulta.com soon as well.
Anyone try these palettes yet?