I won't go into a lot of detail on this since there are already plenty of reviews of it. Basically I bought this because I'm addicted to makeup and this little palette was a good deal for the price, especially with the coupon I had. I got the #1 Golden Sands because it was the only set they had at the store I was at. This lightest combination would be the one recommended for me, since I have very light skin. However, I think Rimmel got the combo of colors in the #1 and #2 palettes a little confused. The #2 palette has a contour shade that seems cooler and less shimmery than the one in #1, which I think is backward. The contour shade in the #1 palette is warmer toned and more shimmery. It's ok--I can use it as a bronzer--but I think it would have been better the other way around.
So here we have a palette with a subtle, shimmery highlighter, a shimmery pink blush, and a warm, medium-brown, shimmery contour (which I think of more as a bronzer). You could basically do all the color aspects of your face (minus the lips) with this one portable palette. Follow the diagram on the back of the package, if you want. Or use the bronzer as eyeshadow, with the highlighter as an eyebrow highlight. Use the blush as blush. Put the contour and highlight wherever they look best on you. The shades aren't super-pigmented, so it's hard to go wrong. I'm glad to have this handy little kit.
I noticed that at least one previous reviewer had a breakout from this. I have a more or less constant mild breakout going on, but this particular product doesn't seem to negatively affect my skin.
The only thing I don't like is that, if you really do your research, Rimmel does actually participate in animal testing. I really need to try and avoid this brand...
Here are the ingredients of the palette from the Rimmel site: talc, mica, zinc stearate, dimethicone, methylparaben, propylparaben, tin oxide, triethoxycaprylylsilane, [may contain/peut contenir/+/-:titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), d&c red no. 30 aluminum lake (ci 73360), manganese violet (ci 77742), fd&c yellow no. 5 aluminum lake (ci 19140), carmine (ci 75470), d&c red no. 7 calcium lake ( ci 15850 )].