Rimmel have just launched a new range of sparkling eyeshadows. The four palettes are Rimmel’s first range of ‘baked’ eyeshadows – aimed to give maximum colour impact and a smooth texture.

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadows range

Designed to be used dry for a more subtle colour, or wet for full colour impact, the range of colours are fairly varied and cover a majority of the colour spectrum – from lovely coppery shades in Over the Limit, bright lilac and moody purple in No Parking, smoky shades in Sharp Turn and khaki and olive green shades in Speeding.

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow swatches

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow swatches

The swatches above and below are the shadows used dry – which I’ve found is better if you’re using more than 1 of the shades in the palette for blending. For night time smokey eyes, Sharp Turn is a great set of shadows. I’m not a huge fan of lilac eyeshadows, but in the wet swatches further down, I do like the bright shade of No Parking.

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow swatches

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow swatches

To show the full impact of the colour when wet, I’ve used the middle shadow of each compact in the swatches below. When you use water on the shadows, they turn more opaque and as they dry quite quickly, need to be applied fast – which is easy with the applicators included in the compact. I absolutely love the copper shade in Over the Limit – as a blue eyed brunette, it definitely suits me best.

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow wet swatches

Rimmel Traffic Stopping eyeshadow wet swatches

Rimmel Glam Eyes Traffic Stopping Shadows can be bought online or in store at Boots or Superdrug and retail for £6.49.