Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rock & Republic Swatches cont'd


Here we are again with some more Rock & Republic cosmetics that just came in the mail. I wanted to do a "Open box" video so that you all can see what my first impression as well as see the way it is carefully packaged. Unfortunately, FedEx comes to my house at almost 7pm every time and the lighting was horrible. Alright here are 8 eyeshadows, 3 lipglosses, and 1 pressed powder. Again, I am blown away from the products and its quality.

Pressed Powder: Comparison to MAC Studio Fix

MAC Studio Fix in C4 vs R&R in Satin
   OMG, I think I am in love again! I know, I know you all are extremely tired of me raving about these products, but I love R&R pressed powder. This is the only product I was extremely worried about because R&R website pictures are HORRIBLE. I did not know if the color was a good match for me. BUT... It is even better than my MAC Studio Fix in C4. Satin is a warm yellow undertone. I wear a NC 28-30 and sometimes 35 and this powder would work for all of those. I hope that helps you all make the decision on whether it is a good match for your skintone. The texture is much more fine than MAC's  but that does not mean it is very loose. It's compact and when you use it with a wet brush it can be layered as a foundation.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Lipgloss - Favorite of all times! As great as the blushes.

Blended & Intense Swatches: 
Drama Queen, Loudmouth, Cougar
     This is the best lipgloss I have ever used hands down. The reason it is my favorite may not be the same for you because everyone's preferences are different. The texture is smooth and NOT STICKY AND NO SMELL!! I would always use it with a chapstick or lipbalm underneath. The color can be very nice when applied thinly or pile on very thick for an intense look. (Note: The blended swatch is paired with an intense swatch so that you can compare how it will be) The lipgloss is more like a stain texture because it is more liquify, but does not leave your lips stained when u wipe it off. After eating and talking for hours the color did not last as well, but did leave a even and beautiful stain color on my lips. 
(True  Red no Shimmer with a Deep Blue Undertone)

( Fushia- Hot Pink with no Shimmer)

(Peachy Pink with fine Gold Shimmer)

    My first impression when I opened these colors was, "Oh gosh, they all look the same." But when I swatched it... they were completely different! If you are a warm neutral person, I think R&R color choices for eyeshadows are for you. If you like vibrant and fun colors then I do not think you will be satisfy with their color selection. Even the brightest colors such as "Electric" turn out to be a warm wearable blue, not over the top at all. Every color can be an everyday wear. All of the colors are not matte and they do have a settle shimmer. On the lid, the shimmer does not show up unless used with a primer. 

Skintight, Sabbotage, Diffused, Snakeskin, 
Ammo, Lost, Nailed, Electric

Skintight= Great highlight color
Diffused= Beautiful all over lid color

Hope this wasn't too overwhelming. 
Tell tomorrow! Have a good day :)