When I'm looking for new makeup I'll generally veer towards the Rimmel counter for everything but eyeshadows. I reckon most of their range - from foundation and mascara to lipstick and powder - is fantastic but the eyeshadows have always left me disappointed. They just seem a bit below average in so many ways; not quite pigmented, smooth, or long-lasting enough and the colours aren't even particularly eye-catching when they're still in the packaging, which is generally when they look their best!
When the new Glam Eyes mono shades were released I had a quick glance at the colours available but had no intentions of actually buying any… well not until I saw them on sale in TJ Hughes for £1.49 each! At that kind of price I had to pick up a few to give them a try
Firstly I have to say that these are still not gonna make it onto my favourite eyeshadow list (yep, I do have such a list, albeit a mental one. A clear indicator that I don't have enough hobbies methinks) but they're definitely much better than I had anticipated
The colours are vibrant and fairly pigmented so it means I'm not having to pack on more n more eyeshadow to get a decent level of colour. Also, the texture is pretty nice because the powder isn't too tightly packed so I don't have to dig my brush in or keep going back to the pan again and again to get a decent amount of colour
It's also fairly long-lasting; I've even worn it to work without a primer and it still looked pretty fresh at the end of the day. Overall I'd say they're nothing to write home about but still handy if you fancy a change so they'd get a very average 6/10 from me :)