the ratings on this product are on the OLD Rimmel smokey noir...Rimmel has renewed their line of eyeshadows...with a primer this is a really nice set of shadows. the quad includes: shimmery off white, soft silver, medium dove gray and deep charcoal, perfect for a quick smokey eye. Don't be discouraged by Rimmel's old eyeshadows which were unpigmented....they have stepped up their game :)
This is not a good smokey eye palette. The colors are chalky, and while they apply nice and opaque, they run like crazy. If applied over a primer, they tend to crease and crack. I bought this with a discount from a coupon rimmel sent me, but I absolutely would not buy it again.
This was one of my first DS smokey eye kits that I ever purchased. It does the job...the colors aren't overly pigmented but they all compliment each other. The colors are quite build-able so if you don't achieve the desired intensity try layering. The silver shade makes for a pretty highlight to the inner corners of your eyes. The black color is a little disappointing though but I think this is a nice quad for a novice to smokey eyes. I clicked No for buy again because I rarely use this anymore.
These shadows are fairly chalky and not very pigmented. They're all very weak, dull, matte shades. Even the color that looks like a shimmer in the quad goes on matte. But that's not the worst part.The few times I used them, my eyes stung and burned so badly I actually had to go home and take my makeup off!! Never have I had a problem that severe with any eyeshadow... Those with sensitive eyes or contact lenses, I would say DEFINITELY PASS on these. They are very basic run-of-the-mill shades (black, silver grey, concrete grey, and dark grey) so you aren't missing out, and you can find far better drugstore brand shadows for the same price as these.
The only thing I found passable was the packaging. Just a simple clear-top plastic quad, but I appreciated the inclusion of a double-ended sponge tip applicator and I liked that each end had a different shape.
i really like this colour, i fint it really good for when i want to give myself a little smoky eye and i got it for free which is always a good thing. not too bad.
I bought this just for the black color, and that's really the only one I've ever used, so I can't speak for the rest... but even the black is disappointing. It is not highly pigmented at ALL and is hard to apply. Forget about trying to use it as an eyeliner. The grey colors are kind of blah to me.
I know I'm in the minority but I really liked this quad. I find it very wearable. And the best part is that I can use all four shades. This quad consists of a matte black, a shimmery gray, a shimmery silver and a matte gray. For an everyday look, I use the shimmery silver as a base & a highlighter, the shimmery gray on the lid, the matte gray in the crease and I build it up for the outer V and I use the matte black as a liner. I don't do a smokey eye too often but when I do, this is the quad I reach for because although the colors are nicely pigmented, they come off a little light when you first apply them. I think this is a good thing because it allows me to build up the intensity. The colors apply smoothly and I have found that this quad is not as chalky as my Rimmel Smokey purple quad. Also, there is not as much fallout with smokey noir. I always use an eyeshadow base so I have no problems with the colors creasing or fading. I will buy this again. continued >>
Awww,this got some bad reviews,but I actually gave it a chance & like it alot.I didn't want to go crazy trying to find the perfect *Smokey eyeshadows to achieve the look I was going for.The shadows went on really smoothly,when applying.The colors didn't fade & really liked the look~~ continued >>
The pigment was horrible, to get the full effect of the color you would have to apply it multiple times. There was a great deal of fallout also.
EDIT: i gave this another shot when i did a black smokey eye a couple of weeks ago and not as much fall out this time. the fallout at first use may have been that the shadow just needed to be broken in with a brush. Will keep this on hand but still won't repurchase
i bought this after seeing it as a recommendation from a magazine. too much fall out from every single pan. not a good buy for smokey eye beginners as you end up with glittery raccoon eyes or a glittery punched eye. this is the only rimmel eye shadow i've bought so far, and probably the last (too bad i didn't get it when it was on sale).