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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

RMK 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hi everyone. Does anyone have a weakness for limited edition collections? I know I do. Somehow the special packaging and the fact that it's "limited" seems to be able to rope me in every time.  

When I first laid my eyes on the RMK 15th anniversary eyeshadow palettes, I knew that I had to track them down because these palettes are simply beautiful.



Look at the gorgeous packaging!! These palettes are in such a unique packaging that is unlike anything that I own.


When you remove the lid, this is what the inside of the palette looks like. All the surfaces are mirrored, which looks very pretty but attracts finger prints like crazy though.


 This palette comes with a dual ended brush. 
I am normally not a big fan of the brushes/ applicators that come with palettes because the quality are usually quite "meh". I have to say that this brush is really nice, with the bristles being really soft and quite dense. 


There are 2 palettes in the range. 01 Brown and 02 Gray.


01 Brown palette. From left: satin finish medium tan with fine golden shimmers, sheer shimmery gold (mainly looks like a wash of gold and silver shimmers), shimmery pastel pink with pink shimmers & sheer light beige-tone tan with gold shimmers.


02 Gray palette. From left: sheer grey with silver micro shimmers, shimmery baby blue with blue shimmers, shimmery light gold with gold shimmers & shimmery frosty white.

I swatched these shadows without primer (I don't normally use primers when I do swatches for review) and as you can see, these eyeshadows are really quite sheer and shimmery. The 01 Brown palette does have better colour payoff than 02 Gray, and the only shade that is more pigmented in these two palettes is the first shade in the 01 Brown palette. If you use a primer under these shadows, it will help to improve the pigmentation ever so slightly. The primer will also help to hold the shimmers in place.

These palettes obviously won't appeal to those who seek really intense and pigmented eyeshadows, as well as those who are not a big fan of shimmers. I have used both of these palettes and I think the resulting looks are very subtle, natural looks that are more day-time appropriate. The wear time on these shadows are not too great either. The first shade in both the palettes (the medium tan and the grey) can last for around 6 hours whereas the shimmery shades will only last around 3 hours on my lids. These shadows do have a very smooth texture and they blend very well. So I think they can be used on top of other shadows to add shimmers and dimensions.


I was wearing the 01 Brown palette in this photo. This makeup look was inspired by Hyuna in PSY's Gangnam Style music video. I am obsessed with that song and you have to go listen to it if you haven't heard it already.

The makeup look that Hyuna was wearing in the video has very minimal shadow (if there's any), so I used the shimmery gold all over the lids as a colour wash. Then I applied the light tan colour up to my socket line, and the medium tan colour on my upper lashline and the outer 1/3 of my lower lashline. I applied the shimmery pink on the front 2/3 of my lower lashline. I finished the look with black eyeliner, no blush and a bright pink lip colour (the colour I was wearing is the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in 025 Sweetheart. I had to purchase these off ebay twice because I didn't receive them the first time round. Hopefully the seller can sort out the insurance claim for me asap).


A look wearing the 02 Gray palette. I used the shimmery baby blue all over the lids, then I layered the grey in the outer corners. I then applied the shimmery gold on the front 1/3 of my upper lids and the shimmery frosty white shade on the front 2/3 of my lower lashline as a highlight. 

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49 comments:

  1. The packaging looks like a lipstick! :o I really like your eye makeup here c: Shame that the shadows don't look very pigmented :/

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  2. Lol i thought it was a lipstick from the packaging it look like a pretty palette

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  3. As i was reading this post, my mind-set was that i was definitely going to purchase this because of its packaging. I think the packaging is very unique and i really like the cute little brush. However, i really got put off by the pigmentation of the product. If only it was a little bit more pigmented, then i would have went out and bought it and it would be like one of my new favourites seeing that i am a sucker for pretty packaging :p Thanks for sharing and reviewing xoxo

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  4. The packaging is so cute, love the colors!

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  5. Cute packaging! and the colours look gorgeous!! :)

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  6. It looked quite sheer on you. I have 02 Gray and the color is medium pigmented on me. I love the palette though :)

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  7. Thanks for the swatches, these colors would be great for a soft neutral look.:D

    - Marie
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. I am so jealous of how much cosmetics you own which is also why I love to check out your blog so much <3 You have great variety of makeup and love reading through your review!!! This limited edition of RMK is definitely very tempting to get especially with such cute packaging :)

    ps. glad you are feeling better :)

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  9. Wow, great palette! :D
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  10. omg love the items that you have chosen! your skin is so good too :) following you now on gfc!

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  11. The packaging is so lovely! I really love neutral colors, so I would love this one.

    Have a great weekend,
    Manu Luize.

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  12. i really like the colours of the make-up a lot! it's a really nice palette!

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  13. The brush and eyeshadows look amazing! *o* Especially love the first color in the brown palette! ^^ They seem really small tho :o

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  14. looking great! nice eye shadows!


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  16. it looks great! thanks for sharing!

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  17. they look great(: thanks for the tips!



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  18. Both eyeshadows palette are amazing!!!!
    You look so cute!
    xxx

    S

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  19. Gorgeous make up :) you have beautiful eyes x

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  20. I'm a total sucker for anything that's marketed as 'limited edition', too, so I definitely know where you're coming from, but oh wow, these palettes are gorgeous, and the looks you've created are great, too - loving the browns, particularly xx

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  21. woah, how awesome is this?!? i looooove the packaging. it's really unique.

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  22. These products look so sophisticated - very nicely designed.

    LUXESSED

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  23. i personally like the shimmer palettes. wud make a great gift to girlfriends too :)

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  24. Beautiful! :)

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  25. Pretty pretty shimmery colors!




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  26. I do have a thing for limited item. Because I am like, if I dont buy it now, I will never be able to buy it lol. I understand where you are coming from

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  27. thanks for the comment!:) Ive been wanting to try rmk products! thanks for the review and keep in touch! xx

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  28. Cool packaging - I thought it was lipstick! Hehe. The medium tan shade looks gorgeous, and can imagine it would look great layered under the shimmery light gold with shimmers. Also like your lipstick shade!

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  29. I am such a sucker for limited edition collections too! I always get sucked in haha

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  30. Lovely blog.
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  31. These are really elegantly packaged but the shadows seem a bit on the light/sheer side. Good for subtle and soft day time looks, though I generally prefer my eyeshadows to be more pigmented :)

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  32. oh the packaging is so pretty! I love mirror packaging like this, but you're right, they show grubby fingertips so well! the colours are lovely too, I need a white shimmer like the last one :)

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  33. The palette colors look really natural on you. I love a bit of sparkle on the eyes :) Nice hair color and makeup application girl~ ^_^

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  34. The eyeshadow palette look so cute <3<3
    I don't know where to get RMK here, but nice review ^^

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  35. you look so so beautiful! i used think shimmer shadows look a little lame on palettes compared to plain bright colors but the shimmery ones look best when applied, really brightens your eyes and you only have to apply very little amount!

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  36. i love how you apply your make up. so pretty. and thank you for your comment.

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  37. Haha, that doesn't work for me. But I know a lot of friends who have that as well!

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  38. wow what lovely packaging! happy 15th anniversary, RMK!

    xx rae

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  39. nice shimmer!
    xo
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  40. Love a bit of shimmer, pretty photos <3

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  41. Beautiful packaging, and amazing colors! New follower, I hope you'll follow me back :) Mina.
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  42. the first shadow palette's colours are so pretty!! ^^

    xoxo
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