Saturday, 24 March 2012

Review & Swatches: Rimmel Traffic Stopping Shadow Trios

Wouldn't it be funny if eyeshadow could actually stop traffic?  When I first tried these baked trios from Rimmel, I found myself imagining an eye look so striking that it would actually stop the stream of London taxis which makes me wait at the curb for ages in the mornings on my way into work.  If only, eh?

Anyway, the eyeshadows, traffic stopping or not, are actually little gems for their tiny £6.49 price tag.  Each palette contains three shades of baked (although apparently not mineral based) shadow in complimentary shades.

Speeding, Sharp Turn, Over The Limit, No Parking

There are green, smoky, copper brown and purple colourways available, and they're actually surprisingly highly pigmented.  Granted, you will need to load your brush with colour to get the kind of payoff shown below, but you'll still find the colour to be soft and buildable.  And incredibly easy to blend.


Sharp Turn

Over The Limit

No Parking

Of the four colourways, I think the purple has the least pigmentation - it's not bad, but certainly not as full on as the coppery brown or green colourways.  All the shadows have a lovely shimmery finish which really catches the sunlight and glows with a pretty luminosity.  

The packaging is basic, and I do find the plastic closures a bit of a challenge to open, although that might be a case of over-paranoia about the state of my nails on my part!  That said, though, these shadows are excellent for their low price point, and the copper brown combo has become a firm favourite for a quick and easy morning look in my house, not least because it's extremely flattering on hazel or green eyes.  

You'll find Rimmel's Traffic Stopping Shadow trios at Boots, Superdrug and all the usual suspects, where each colourway will cost you £6.49.  They're on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment too.

Disclosure: PR sample

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