Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette - review


So, contouring and highlighting a beauty trend that is likely to last forever. It is incredibly popular, with many brands releasing their versions of contouring products, and of the latest is that from Rimmel London; their Kate Moss Sculpting Palette. This one is in the shade '003 Golden Bronze'.

For a few years now I have been using the Sleek version of this product, and I didn't think it would be possible to stop me from using it. It is affordable, pigmented, and travel-friendly. However, this Rimmel palette may just have beaten the Sleek one. This kit only costs £6.99, whereas the Sleek one is £9.99

Firstly, the packaging is very good looking. The lid had rose-gold on it, and it lifts up to reveal the powders nestled in sturdy, black plastic. That being said, this type of plastic lid does have a tendency to break at the hinge. So, if it was to spend a lot of time in a makeup bag or handbag, it may not be the one. On the back, it contains a useful diagram to help show where to place the products on your face. Useful if you are new to sculpting.

As for the actual powders, they are beautiful.

Highlighter; this illuminator has a slightly warm undertone to it, which I personally prefer. I can see it suiting many different skin tones, and can bring a gorgeous glow to the face when applied lightly to the cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and browbone. It has the right amount of pigmentation; not too heavy where you may look like a glitterball, but pigmented enough to give the perfect amount of glow. 

Contour; this is a dark, cool-toned, matte contour colour. It can add depth and dimension when applied to the hollows of the cheeks, jawbone, and temples. However, it is very pigmented and therefore requires a light hand when being applied. This can take practice but it can look stunning.

Blush; this is a very popular shade of blush and is very reminiscent of 'Orgasm' from Nars. This is easy to see why as it seems to match many different skin tones. For this blush, I find that it has the right amount of pigmentation for a blusher with shimmer in it, but for some people, it may be too light for them. Normally, I wouldn't wear a shimmery blush with a shimmery highlight, but these two together do not look over the top. All of these colours compliment each other. This blush colour adds a subtle hint of colour to the cheeks, which is perfect for everyday wear.

Overall, this little palette is very impressive, and I would highly recommend it if you are a sculpting novice or a sculpting master. A lighter shade is also available if you have fairer skin. This product also lasts a long time on the skin if used with the correct base, and/or a setting spray, and are very blendable.

Pros of this contouring kit:
- very affordable at £6.99
- all of the powders work well
- packaging is cute

- not that travel-friendly, as the lid may break
- contour shade may be too pigmented
- blush may be too light, but this does come down to personal preference.

Thank you for reading

This kit is £6.99 for 18.5g of product and can be purchased from Superdrug and Boots.


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