Makeup Roundup

9 Things I’m Loving From Rodial

April 16, 2018

Today I have a Rodial makeup review roundup of multiple formulas that I have been testing the last couple of weeks. Rodial was so kind and generous enough to send me a whole bunch of goodies to play with along with their stunning Icons Collection Palette (reviewed + swatched here) and I am happy to report that I am very pleased with everything. This was my first time ever trying makeup from the brand so I was super excited to have the opportunity to put it to the test and see if their cosmetics are as good as their luxury skincare line.

Items featured here today:

Up first is the Eyeshadow Palette. This comes in a small/medium-sized mirror compact similar in size to the UD Naked Basics. The packaging is nicely sturdy and well made. The colors have medium yet buildable pigment and the texture is across the board very soft and smooth. It’s the perfect capsule of complimentary neutral shades for the eyes offering a mix of matte and pearl finishes to create a range of long-lasting day to night looks.

A look at the color selection and descriptions as I see them

  • 1 – is a warm, creamy white with subtle yellow undertones and has a matte finish
  • 2 – is a warm, light brown with yellow undertones and has a matte finish
  • 3 – is a warm, light to medium coppery gold with yellow undertones and has a pearl finish
  • 4 – is a neutral, light to medium taupe brown with soft gray undertones and has a matte finish
  • 5 – is a neutral/warm medium brown with rosy undertones and has a matte finish
  • 6 – is a cool/neutral grayish black and has a matte finish

Swatched on the arm

Next is the Eye Sculpt. This is a double-duty, creamy eyeliner and brow tint that has a soft mousse-like texture in a universal light ashy brown tone. It has medium buildable coverage and is highly pigmented. I like to use this as both an eyeliner as well as a soft wash of color over the eyes.

Swatched on the arm

Onto complexion products. First I have the Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contour Powder in 03. This is a neutral light brown with yellow undertones and has a matte finish. On my medium skin I found that the color, albeit very light, does show up but quite subtle – basically just enough to create definition. The color is quite pigmented but is medium buildable for controlled application. The texture is very smooth and blends nicely on the skin without any streaks.

Next is the Baking Powder which I’m a really big fan because I FINALLY discovered baking. I like this one because while it mattifies it also gives a soft focus velvety finish so skin doesn’t look powdery once its set – even under the eyes! Formulated with unique spherical powders to give it an extra smooth, non-powdery finish, the Baking Powder reflects light to give a subtle radiance, while soft-focus mica gives a smooth airbrushed finish.

The Copacabana Blusher is a beautiful pop of color powder with a smooth, creamy feel for a velvety, satiny matte finish. The texture is smooth, slightly dense yet soft. It blends flawlessly into the skin. The bright coral peach shade is pigmented but applies very naturally. This has a solid longevity factor, this blush lasted for almost 12 hours without losing intensity or fading. Super impressed with this one!

Another cheek product is the Hyaluronic Cheek Sculpt in the shade Rush. I like this because it just glides onto the cheeks and blends very easily to give this soft lovely glow of coral to the complexion. The formula is quite pigmented but buildable if you prefer more color, or if you prefer less it can be sheered out. The consistency almost feels like a gel and keeps the skin hydrated. This is going to be a perfect addition to the Summer wardrobe for both the color as well as the subtle dewiness it gives my cheeks.

Lastly for the complexion is the Highlighter in the shade Yellow. This is a sheer fluid highlighter with a yellow tone color to add highlighted definition to skin. When I first tried this it instantly reminded me of MAC Light Boost, only the Rodial formula is sheer to light but can be build for a little more payoff and intensity. This has a lightweight creamy texture and it doesn’t cake or emphasize pores and skin texture. It lasts pretty long on me with normal wear, although it will be really put to the test once the heat fully sets in and I switch over to all creams and liquids for the Summer.

Swatched on the arm

Up last are two lip products. First is the XXL Lip Liner in Street Style. This is a matte nude pink shade that has a very creamy texture and soft consistency that effortlessly glides onto the lips without tugging. It has fully opaque coverage but does not settle into my lip lines and creases that badly on its own. Like most liners it does emphasize them to a point but much less than some other formulas I’ve tested. Finally is the Glamstick in Blow. Rodial’s Glamsticks are buttery tinted lip balms balm enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres to plump and moisturize the lips alongside nourishing cocoa butter and vitamin E. It has the pigment of a sheer lipstick and is a good everyday swipe and go kind of color that adds just the right amount of shine. I like that it’s smooth and not sticky. It gives a super lush lip look.

Swatched on the arm

Swatched on the lips. For skin tone reference, I am not wearing any foundation and am completely barefaced here. My skin tone is medium with pink undertones.

 

That wraps up the 9 things I’m loving right now from Rodial. You can find Rodial cosmetics on Space NK, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Rodial’s official website.

Many thanks to Rodial for providing makeup items for review. As always, opinions are strictly my own.

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