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Before I talk about the formula, let's show you this luxurious case, which just like the face powder products are in a hefty black case that is firmly held closed by magnet. And this design on the shadows!
I was honestly excited when I swatched these shades. Honestly. I consider myself a tad jaded about most things and hyperbolic statements equating makeup and butter. I mean... seriously. But these were so very nice. The way the shades softly melt and hug the skin was really impressive.
- The palest shade applies more white on my skin than appears in the pan. It is a neutral vanilla.
- Cool mauve pink shade, which seems a little disjointed in terms of color harmony with the other shades. But in practical use terms, it works as an excellent main lid shade.
- Dark neutral brown, with a slight golden sheen.
- RBR calls this final shade a cafe-latte brown taupe, and this one is a gorgeous taupe of medium brown and grey. This shade has the most sheen to the finish.
The soft and light feel of the application is truly marvelous. When applied with a soft squirrel brush, the color payoff is much softer than what you see in the swatches. Applied softly, this palette can be used for create a real polished look on the eye, very soft and just slightly defined. With tight-lining and some mascara, it's a great everyday neutral look.
By varying tools, say by using a firmer goat haired brush, the color payoff can be intensified even more so. And why using a damp applicator, you can get a stronger, more darkly pigmented color payoff, which takes on a stronger sheen to the finish.
I loved how it looks on the skin so much that I started a Youtube channel just to show the swatches in motion. No need to subscribe. :) I just wanted to preserve the video quality and show the texture. I can't imagine doing haul videos or anything ever. On the other hand, *imagines fame and fortune as YT Belly Personality.*
In any case, I hope you can see how flattering the texture is on the skin. The finish is certainly not matte, as I mentioned before. RBR calls it a satin matte texture and it is definitely satiny without as noticeable glitter or any shimmer. It reflects light softly to give that slight flattering sheen. And movement creates some beautiful dimensionality that adds a little special something!
I mentioned the shadows can be applied with a damp applicator. The swatches on top are dry and the ones below are the same shades applied with a damp MAC 217 brush. It makes the color appear more saturated and deeper and slightly intensifies the sheen.
Here's a look from today where I used a damp applicator.
Goddess* that was shown in the last post. I am also wearing a combination of RBR blush in Gracilis, a cool mauve pink and Delicata, a pinkish nude shade. I actually used a combination of the two dark shades in this Antigo palette as a contour shade under my cheekbones. The lip color I am wearing is Hevyn* from Surratt.
I might have gone a little overboard with the contour there! *sweats* Antigo's palest shade would actually make a nice highlighting shade for the face, too!
I posted this on IG but wanted to show off that super pretty glow from the highlighting powder Loves Lights in Goddess.
For my neutral-loving and texture obsessive mindset, this palette from RBR is perfection. I would love to see more singles in this new formula, too. Am I being greedy now?
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