Rimmel Brixton Brown Eyeshadow Palette | Drugstore Hidden Gem



When I heard several of my favourite YouTubers mention the Rimmel 5-Pan Eyeshadow in Brixton Brown (£6.99), I was dubious to say the least. Firstly, it isn't much to look at in the pan; the packaging is pretty cheap and flimsy and the shades also don't look that impressive. Secondly, £6.99 seemed a little steep for such a small, cheap-looking product when you can get a huge palette  of high-quality shades from Makeup Revolution for the same price. However...I find myself eating my words!

Firstly the shades are really quite beautiful when swatched and combined on the lids, it creates a stunning look. You get two fairly true matte shades: a brown (Top Left) and a beige (Bottom Right). There's the gorgeous pearly highlighting colour (Top Right), an unusual red shimmer (Centre) and finally a pearlescent plummy brown (Bottom Left). The colour payoff is really impressive and you have everything you need for the base, highlight, crease, smoke and pop of colour.

They last so well throughout the day (and my eyelids are seriously oily!) and they have minimal fall out (I only got a little bit with the Bottom Right shade). Brixton Brown looks even more lovely with the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige as a base; it's a favourite pairing of mine. The texture is really nice and soft and I love to apply them with my beloved Zoeva eye brushes.


All in all, if you're a lover of neutral eyeshadows, I'd recommend getting this in your life!

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  1. Wow that centre shade is stunning, might have to pop out and get that. Mind you I have just done some damage in Superdrug!!

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. Haha well Boots 3 for 2 beckons...xx

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  2. This is really stunning little palette! Especially the centre shade! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Yeah I think that shade really makes the palette that bit more special :) xx

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  3. This is probably the best drugstore eyeshadows I have ever seen. This colours are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Jasmine because it was the first I had heard of it! I'm not sure if we have it here in Australia but I'll have to check it out when I'm overseas next!

    G.J - A Personal Style, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

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    1. Aww I hope you can get your hands on it and I'm glad you enjoyed the post :D xx

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  4. Ok you have me convinced I want to buy this purely for that stunning red shade in the centre x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It really makes the whole look pop :) xx

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  5. Those colour are really lovely!! Unfortunately I think that in my country these 5-pan eyeshadows are not available! :(

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  6. such a pretty palette but i agree it is expensive compared to the likes of MUA and Makeup rev who are smashing the palette game out of the park at the moment hehe :)
    Sophie Jenner
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    1. Yeah true - it's nice to know which traditional drugstore brand products are worth it though :) xx

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  7. I have this and am really glad I picked this up, it's so handy to have although I was surprised at how small it was for the price x

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    1. I agree - but still, very portable I guess! xx

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  8. These shades are so beautiful. I definitely need to add this to my wishlist :)

    Jordan Alice

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    1. I'd definitely grab it if you can! xx

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  9. I've seen this before but never seen a swatch and wasn't that over keen on it until I read your post! The shades look amazing swatched!

    Rebecca Coco

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  10. The shades look stunning on your swatches! The top right and centre shades are beautiful.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. They really are something special :) xx

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  11. This looks so beautiful! I've tried some Rimmel Shadows and I was very disappointed in them!
    I'm interested to try this range of shadows though!

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    Krystal @ Little Beauty Bug | Bloglovin'

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    1. I have never tried them before I have to say, so had zero expectations! xx

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  12. I LOVE this palette! So great for a warm-toned smoky eye and really affordable too! Great post :)

    Jess - Follow me on Twitter @MakingItUpBlog!

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  13. Wow this is such a pretty palette! One thing I was REALLY surprised at liking was the Miss Sport Pump It Up Mascara! I bought it in like an emergency once over a year ago and fell in love with it :)

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. I have to say I've never thought to look at that brand for years either :) xx

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  14. I've seen this quint about on UK blogs - it looks so lovely, particular that red shade (which seems to be favorite). Its not in our drugstores (we have a very limited Rimmel selection) but I'll keep a look out!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. That's a shame - if you get the opportunity though then go for it! xx

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  15. That shade in the middle is gorgeous :) Worth the whole palette!
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  16. These colours are beautiful! It would be the perfect palette for Autumn but I think you can get away with the shades in Spring/Summer too xo

    http://lifebeautyandem.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. To be honest I rock brown shadows all year haha xx

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  17. Oh I'm so glad you reviewed this Jasmine, I've been toying over for this for years, literally years... your stunning swatches have tempted me to go and get it. Amazing review :)

    Elle
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  18. This is ideal for me, neutral heaven!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I think if you love neutrals you need this ;) xx

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  19. The shades look so pretty and pigmented xx
    www.heyitscassxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love the cranberry shade! It's beautiful! And you are right, the palette itself isn't a looker, I would have ignored it.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Well worth it even just for that shade :) xx

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  21. I've walked past this a few times and was skeptical for the same reasons as you, but now I want to pick it up. I'm surprised by how much I love the Natural Collection blushes.

    Emily//Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I agree - you wouldn't expect much for the price but Natural Collection do lovely blushers :) xx

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  22. Those shades look so beautiful when swatched! I haven't seen this around but I'm definitely going to keep my eye out next time I see a Rimmel stand. Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  23. I bought this around Christmas and I love it. It's actually something I haven't used in ages but you've made me want to pick it up again. It's so great for a nice neutral eye with a little pop of colour.

    Tara Eavan

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  24. This is a gorgeous little palette, would be great for travel, quite versatile but able to create some different looks with it. I might have to pick it up.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  25. This looks amazing, such good colours all in one palette. I always think that is such a hard thing to find!

    Lifestyle Funxion

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    1. I know what you mean - usually there's one you don't use, but not here! xx

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  26. I know what you mean, I think that is one of the reasons I tend to not look at Rimmel that much hehe. The swatches look stunning, especially the top right and centre shades :) Fab review!

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I don't usually look at Rimmel either but glad I did in this case! xx

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  27. As soon as I saw this picture come up, I was like, WOW! I have not seen this in Boots but I feel like it is one that I would have thought was probably not that great once swatched. But it looks amazing in your swatches - goes to show, dont judge a book by its cover! xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution Highlighting Palettes Giveaway

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    1. It was quite tucked away on the stand I bought it from - I wouldn't have known it was there had I not been looking! xx

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  28. This looks beautiful! The swatches are great as well, loads of pigment. Need to get this next time I'm on a Boots shopping spree. Don't think I can justify yet MORE neutral eye shadows at the moment though haha :)

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  29. The colours are so pretty! I'm seriously tempted by this one xx

    www.graceblogslife.blogspot.com

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  30. I do own this palette and I would love to see a tutorial of this!

    http://anotherfreakyblog.blogspot.com.es/

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