Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rachel Roy Eye Palette

I'm sure most of you know that I am a huge admirer of Rachel Roy. She is like epitome of beauty and brains. So I was so very excited to learn that she was venturing into the world of beauty by lauching an eye palette. I was even more suprised to see it sitting on my desk one day (after a very strong hint to the Mr.). So I thought I would share my thoughts on it.

I have to start with saying that I am a packing girl, it says a lot about the designer and I loved the abstract evil eye on the cover and the recylced packaging. (I'm not sure how it will hold up, but it defnitly looks pretty sitting on the vanity amongs the black sea of eye paletes)

Onto the inside, it's a traditional mirrored pallete with a dual set of shades (day on the left and evening on the right). I've taken two seperate shots so you can see the grouping of shades:  



ShadesTop to Bottom: Galaxy, Balance, Fire, Energy and Dark Magic



 
Shades Top to Bottom: Celestial, Empyrean, Twilight, Infinite and Evil Eye

As for my thoughts, I really love the consistency of the eye shadows, they're smooth (velvety) and have great pigment. I'm suprised by the choice of colors for her day look, the rich amber shades are not what I see in most "neutral" palettes (thinking of UD) and it's a pleasant suprise.

I've only worn a few of the shades, and my favorites so far ar Energy and Dark Magic as well as Empyrean and Evil Eye. I'll have to give you an update on how the rest of the shades do - but I hope this is just the first of many more beauty offerings from her line!

Also, the brushes she includes are a really nice touch, they are soft and easy to wash. They are also perfect for blending in the crease and I like them better than the UD brushes that came in the book of shadows.

The most interesting thing about the pallete was the QR codes on the back, where you see tutorials on the eyeshades by Rachel herself. It's nice to see designers actually sharing their thoughts behind the makeup (or beauty products). It was really nice to hear her view on the "smokey eye" about being lived in and forgiving - not so technical.
 
Overall, I was pretty happy with the palette, I can see myself reaching for both day and night shades in the fall and winter especially - so the timing of the launch is perfect! Have any of you tried it?

3 comments:

  1. This palette looks gorgeous! I'm especially loving the shades for day, so beautiful!

    (I might have to be hinting to my Mister also!) :)

    xoxoo
    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  2. The colors are beautiful, and I love that it looks like they have a bit o shimmer to them!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  3. I really do love this palette, it was a pleasant suprise :)

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