Rodial has a stunning new complexion palette called The Icons Collection Palette ($125 / 8 x 0.08 oz – 2.5 g). Featuring a collection of 8 face powders including 2 contour shades, 2 highlighters, 1 bronzer, 1 blush, and 2 setting powders, the palette offers all you need for a perfectly contoured and highlighted makeup look housed in Rodial’s first vegan leather, on-the-go palette.
The Icons Palette has eight shades in a large, slim compact. There are two contouring shades, two highlighters, one bronzer, one blush, and two setting powders with the formulas provided in either a matte or shimmer finish. The overall tone of the palette is within the light-medium spectrum so from the very fair to medium skintones can benefit from this collection. I do hope they will release a deeper option in the future so other skintones may enjoy this palette as well. The colors themselves appear pretty basic and standard but the quality is on point and each shade is easy to use so it makes for a good everyday option. All eight shades are on the highly pigmented side and gives the face some serious definition but are definitely wearable. The powders are incredibly soft and creamy and very easy to blend. Application is super effortless. The colors glide onto the skin like a dream and buff beautifully for a flawless complexion. Lasting power is very good, every single color stayed in-tact through a whole shift and then some without oxidizing, creasing, separating or becoming patchy.
A look at the color selection and descriptions as I see them
- Contour Light – is a cool/neutral, light brown with gray-ish undertones and has a matte finish. This powder is very buildable so you can start out sheer and layer for controlled sculpting. On my medium skintone, without a tan, this color does show up albeit faintly but does not flatter my skintone that well since it has gray undertones
- Contour Medium – is a warm, light to medium brown with subtle yellow undertones and has a matte finish. This shade suits my complexion much better and creates the perfect shadows for a more defined look
- Bronzer – is a warm, light to medium brown with subtle red undertones and has a matte finish. This one is really close to my actual skintone as you can see by the swatch but is buildable to a beautiful, natural sunkissed look
- Blusher – Soho – is a warm, light to medium peach with pink undertones and has a matte finish. Despite that it has a matte finish the powder itself feels and looks very creamy so the finish takes on more life as a velvety one instead
- Highlighter Gold 07 – is a warm, light to medium golden champagne and has a luminous finish. This has abeautiful shimmer that blends in with the skin nicely and doesn’t emphasize pores or lines
- Highlighter 06 – is a cool, pale light gold with faint blue undertones and has a metallic finish
- Banana – is a yellow-toned setting powder with a matte finish. I actually experimented baking with this powder and loved it!
- Translucent HD – is a sheer setting powder with a matte finish and reminded me a lot of the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Swatched on the arm
Bottom line, I love this palette! Quality is excellent with smooth textures that blend nicely into the skin. It’s a very functional all-in-one palette that while on the larger side lengthwise, is still slim enough to be an amazing travel companion although I do wish it came with a mirror. Lasting power is really good with this one – all the colors stay put for a long time without flaw. Sometimes full complexion palettes can be hit or miss regarding formula and there’s always at least 1-2 pans, if not more, that have some type of pigmentation or texture issues. The Icons Palette is completely consistent across the board, which is phenomenal, with each color performing equally as well as the next.
Many thanks to Rodial for providing The Icons Palette for review. As always, opinions are my own.