The only reason I purchased one of the Rimmel London Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit Palettes ($6.99) is because I liked the blush shade. Sorry!? Not sorry! No, seriously, totally went down that way. I saw the darkest shade palette which is called Golden Bronze and I noticed it had this delightfully orange-y golden coral blush in it and the deal was sealed. I had to have it. Even though I KNEW I’d never use the highlighter or the contour palette inside.
This is when you know you have a makeup problem 🙂
In other news, I’m having a terrible case of makeup deja vu because I could have sworn I tried and reviewed a Rimmel London Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kit in the past. I’m also remembering discussing that I purchased it because of the blush but I can find no record of any of that in my blog and nearly two weeks ago when I was scheduling this post.
I swear I’m getting old if I can’t remember if I did or didn’t try a product.
But ok, here’s my thoughts on this new palette and if we discussed it before, you’re welcome to skip over this post 🙂
Rimmel London Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Kits aren’t really new by any means as they already had a UK launch and released a few months ago her in the US. However, they are getting a re-promote for Spring 2017 and appear in many newer displays at the drugstore.
Each palette is available in three shade selections and contain three powders which are a contour, highlighter, and blush shade. The shades run from light to darker so, depending on your skin tone you’ll want to go with the lighter, medium, or darker contouring powder for the best results. I personally went against the grain and got the darkest palette because I liked the blush shade, forgive me? I’ll honestly never be able to use this contouring shade as it is way TOO dark for me but the blush is so pretty, I couldn’t resist. You might find yourself in a similar situation when you see it in person. In my opinion, the blush shades in the lighter and medium palettes aren’t nearly as pretty.
The paid $4.49 for this at Harmons (there’s a dollar off coupon on the display, thus the lower price) so, honestly, I don’t feel too guilty about going with the wrong shade selection for my skin tone. The good news is the highlighter works perfectly for me as does the blush, it’s just the contouring shade that’s a bit wasteful.
All the powders are quite pigmented and blended well on my skin and yes, I even tried the bronzer to see how the finish and feel was 🙂 The texture is a bit dense but color picked up well on my brush and the shades blended very well. A little goes a long way with the contouring powder as it is quite pigmented. The blush was a little patchy at first application but after a little blended it was smooth and seamless on my skin and didn’t adhere to drier areas. Likewise, for the highlighting powder which had a very smooth, soft appearance on my drier skin.
I wouldn’t say it’s the best little contouring kit in the world but it’s not entirely bad either especially if you can get it on sale because truly, the blush shade is really quite gorgeous!