Friday, 2 December 2016

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palettes

Many drugstore brands launched contouring palettes during 2016, containing cream or powder products to help define your cheekbones and contour your face. These two sculpting palettes designed by Kate Moss with Rimmel contain highlight, blush and bronzing powders. They cost £6.99 at Boots.

Coral Glow Palette
The packaging is neat and appealing, with pretty rose gold on the lid and just enough of each product to dip a brush into. Each pan of product is separated which makes them easy to use, and the whole palette is the perfect size to fit into my hand.
The highlighting powder in Coral Glow is very soft and subtly illuminating. The matte bronzer is a pale shade more suited to giving the face a sun-kissed glow than carving out cheekbones on most skintones. The coral bush is very pretty and has a velvety soft texture.

Golden Bronze Palette
The shades in this palette pack a bit more of a punch. The highlighter has a satin effect but not the super-reflective quality you would expect from a Makeup Revolution or MUA highlighter for example. The bronzer here is slightly darker than Coral Glow's, and blends out well.
The stand out shade in this palette is the slightly shimmery blush which reminds me of Sleek's Rose Gold and gives a beautiful, summery flush to the cheeks.
These cost a similar price to some single, separate drugstore highlighters, blushes and bronzers, so represent great value if you spot a shade in here that you like. They are also very handy for travelling with or creating a look on-the-go as both of the bronzers and highlighters multitask as pretty eyeshadows. In the picture below I used the Golden Bronze bronzer on my lashlines as eyeliner. I also used the bronzer lightly in my crease, through my eyebrows and on the cheeks. I used the highlight shade on my eyelids, browbone and inner eye corner, and the blush on my cheeks. So, a whole look with just one of these palettes.
I find all these powders to be smooth, soft and blendable. They sit well on my skin and are perfect for everyday makeup looks.
Thanks for reading,


  1. These look so pretty! I find most of Rimmel's products to be very wearable in terms of shades. I've thought that the blusher in the Golden Bronze trio looks very much like NARS Orgasm blusher. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    1. Yes! I don't own the Nars but this one is lovely. Thank you so much for reading xx

  2. I have the lighter shade of this and love it. I use the blusher and bronzer mostly the highlighter not so much. It's so handy for travelling x x

    1. Yes, a lovely little palette. The blushers are my favourite in them xx