Review of Rimmel Glam Eyes - Sun Safari by Christinaann5
wowie! I have since repurchased since Rimmel finally upgraded & updated their shadows & i have to say, Much better than the older version but I still do like the older quad too since they are still decently pigmented & great to use for sheer looks or daytime more natural looks. But if you were disappointed in the previous version, Please go try these now, they are AMAZING EYESHADOWS! they have def upgraded the new formula & these shadows are buttery smooth!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRICE/AVAILABILITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rimmel selection varies for us girls in the US, we don't have some of the products like they have overseas but Rimmel products can be found at local drugstores like Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid as well as Walmart & Target. Availability as well as price will vary depending on your location/sales/discounts but the quads cost around $4-5. the price is pretty good & Rimmel tends to run cheaper than some companies.
~~~~~~ SHADE/FORMULA/PERFORMANCE ~~~~~~~
The formula on the older version wasn't that great but it was pretty good so i'm just going to review the new version of the quads. The shadows are super soft, buttery smooth. Some shadows in each are a tad better than some but overall, all 4 shadows are soft, pressed well with no chalkiness like before. apply & blend very nicely. The pigmentation has increased by 100%. They all show up very well. i was def surprised by how pigmented the shadows are. In this quad, you get 4 great shadows. They are all the same size in the quads and each quad has 4 coordinating shadows to make a complete look or use however you want which is nice to have so many options.. So onto each shade- In Sun Safari- ill start at the top shadow & go clockwise-
Dark milk chocolate brown- this is your defining shadow, its the darkest. Its a great dark chocolate brown with a slight golden shimmer that is very fine, shows up metallic on lid. I love using this to define outer v area or smudging along lash line for a smokey look. this is def dark enough for using as a liner
Bronze mid tone- you get two shadows like this that look alike but have a slight difference. this one is tad darker. its a bronze copper shadow. great for all over lid very pretty metallic shade. can be used for any shadow look
Champagne- this is your highlight shade. does have a golden shimmer throughout so you may need a matte highlight if you prefer. i love using this on the inner 1/3 of eyelid & tear duct area to open up eyes. can be used as a sheer wash of color or a sheer highlight, def very pretty
Bronze mid tone- this is almost the same as the one across from it but a tad lighter. its a light bronze/brown copper. has a metallic finish but still gorgeous nonetheless. i love using this all over the lid or using the darkest color for daytime or nite time smoky look.
All four shadows are great! if you like neutrals or bronze shadows, then this is for you. this quad reminds me so much of the Maybelline Sunlit Bronze quad so if you have that, then you could skip out on this. Either way, i own both & find this one now to be easier to work with since there's less fall out of sparkle than the Maybelline. This also reminds me of my beloved LA Colors "Truffles" quad which is amazing in quality but more metallic than this quad. So i have 3 quads that all look similar but love em all regardless..Overall, i def think its a great quad to add some pizazz to a look, day or nite. It can be used for many different looks. Those more subtle or a little more dramatic with color.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PACKAGING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The quads come in a square hard plastic compact with a see thru window on the front. A step up from the previous packaging. The back is shiny black with labeling/info/ shade name sticker on the front casing. The compact snaps shut/open easily but doesn't feel loose or flimsy. Its sturdy enough where it hasn't broken or cracked. The shadows are triangular shaped and placed so the make a square. I like the triangles but some may hate that the corners make sticking a brush in sometimes difficult but the pans are decent size & run rather deep. you get equal amounts of each shadow. (the trios, they're diff sizes) I love love love the quilted pattern on each shadow. Makes it look so pretty that i don't want to mess it up since it don't run the whole way through. & on the bottom shadow, they have pressed their Rimmel Crown logo in the shadow- WOW rimmel sure stepped up with these. I love how pretty they look! simple yet effective packaging. I love how the shadows look!
Overall, another great quad. If you have the older version of these quads Id def suggests giving the new version a try. I find the quality to be soo much better & i love the shadows. The quads have been reformulated & def a major UPGRADE! Sun Safari is a nice simple quad to make some very pretty looks. I love it!