I’m back with a promised review of the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette. It’s one of Rimmel’s new releases here in Australia and I have been getting a few questions regarding this palette so I am going to dedicate a whole post on it.
This Rimmel Sculpting Palette is designed by Kate Moss and contains 1 highlighting shade, 1 contouring shade and 1 blush shade. The packaging is a flip top black and rose gold coloured packaging that is sleek so it is extremely travel friendly and obviously also gorgeous to look at since it is rose gold coloured. In Australia, these retail for RRP$16.95 and available in 1 shade 002 Coral Glow. I am honestly a little disappointed with Rimmel Australia having released only 1 shade instead of 3 as I saw some other UK and US bloggers showing 3 shade options. Shade rant aside, this sclupting kit is pretty amazing for the price! I am really impressed with the texture of the product and how convenient it is.
I used the highlighter shade with my Morphe M510 brush to apply and it gives off a very pretty finish. It is a light gold shade that is shimmery without any chunky glitter and it isn’t too powdery. The intensity is also very decent so you can definitely achieve a strobed look just with the highlighter in the palette. The highlighter shade in this palette is very similar to The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer.
For the blush, there is nothing much I can say about it other than that it is very pigmented, not powdery and matte. You can see some glitter on the pan but it does not transfer on your skin when applied. I do really like the blush but it isn’t the best and definitely not the star of the show in the whole palette.
A lot of people have asked me about the the contouring powder in the palette and how it performs. The contouring shade is honestly quite terrifying when you look at it in the pan. It definitely contain shimmer and looks just a little less shimmery than the highlight shade. I have to say that the contouring powder is workable for contouring; it isn’t orange and it is definitely blendable on the skin but I love it more for bronzing than contouring. I have included a comparison swatch between NARS Laguna and the contouring shade in the palette below.
As you can see, the shimmer between NARS Laguna and the Rimmel Sculpting Kit is pretty identical. In terms of the shade, however, NARS Laguna is definitely warmer in comparison meaning that if you usually use NARS Laguna as a contour shade, this palette might work for you too!
I hope you enjoy this short review on the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette and find it helpful. I definitely think that this product is worth the money especially if it goes on sale!
*The products mentioned in this review are sent to me for PR purposes but all opinions and views are honest.