Friday, February 18, 2022

RITUEL DE FILLE Inner Glow Creme Pigment in Delirium ::: Review & Swatches!!

Today, I am talking about Rituel De Fille's (RDF) Inner Glow Crème Pigment in Delirium. I have acquired a lot of RDF products over some time and I am trying to have my thoughts on each of them with individual posts!

I have already talked about their Color Nectar Pigment Balm in Bloodflower here.

RDF has a few different face products. I love their color nectar balms and I am fond of this Inner Glow Pigment formula too. This is what they have to say about their inner glow crème pigment products
"A spectrum of bold, stunningly versatile multi-use shades that can be worn on any part of the face. Apply to the cheeks, lips and eyes by blending out for a sheer wash, or build up to create bold color.

Inner Glow Crème Pigments also layer and blend to create new colors with our other products: combine them with one another, blend with Forbidden Lipsticks and Enchanted Lip Sheers, and lend depth and a glossed finish by layering over Ash and Ember Eye Soots. Each color comes encased in a starry black compact, inviting artistic experimentation with fingertips, sponges and brushes."

I have had this product for at least a year, so please be assure that I have loved and used this product very regularly. Let's try to share my thoughts!

Shade: Delirium is the burnt orange/coral shade of my dreams. Of course, it looks intense on the pan but it can sheered out or layered on! RDF describes this shade as follows: "This is the shade of fever dreams; a ripened nectarine with golden highlights in a sheer formulation. Part of Fleur Sauvage, a collection of colors inspired by lush overgrowth, the deadly allure of carnivorous plants, and the strange chromatic language whispered between flowers and pollinators." I don't know who writes these description for RDF but it makes complete sense you know! It is the shade of ripened nectarine with golden highlights! Additionally, I love that this color flatters my skin-tone all seasons throughout the year! I enjoy wearing it most during fall season! And winter too! And during summer this such a perfect shade for those golden hour burnt warm makeup looks! 😀  

Formula, Quality & Staying Power: So, the first thing I will say is that it is a little bit of thick crème meaning that you have to warm it up first before applying. If you have used their color nectar pigment balms you know that those are very light, jelly like formula. This inner glow pigment are much thicker that that. So if it is winter time, I will swirl it with my fingertips first, then apply it on the cheeks and then blend it out with a beauty blender. I love to mix it with my color nectar balms (I have Wasp & Bloodflower) for a blush-draping type of application. It actually works well with other brand's cream formula too! 

I have leftover acne scars and pores on my cheeks so I need to be careful with my blushes. And sometimes I use pore filling primer underneath, but I can easily wear it directly on top of foundation or on over bare, moisturized skin. I, do enjoy it using on the lips too for a monochromatic makeup look however I do that somewhat rarely. Not that it is not good as a tinted lip shade, but I just do not regularly use blush on my lips. 

I get very satisfying staying power from it, especially when I layer it with a with a very thin application of powder brush. I don't really wear makeup when I wear mask but when I am wear this for my weekend makeup play looks, I am mostly staying indoors and I can still see the blush on my cheeks at the end of the day. 

Price: This will cost you $29 for a total of 0.13 oz (3.8g) of product.   

Availability: This is available at the RDF website, Ulta Beauty, Cult Beauty and Credo

Packaging: It comes in the peculiar black packaging that RDF offers. And because all of them has the same style, if gets difficult to differentiate them. Especially if you have multiple compacts from them. Also, the clasp can break at times. I have had breakage in some of my other product with similar packaging. I think, this is the only complain I have with them, and I do think that they have room for improvement here.

Here are some looks I did with Delirium! You can see all the different variations I was able to get in terms of depth of the shade and application.

So, yes I love this blush. It was in my 2020 and 2021 Yearly Beauty Favorites and it will probably be in this years' favorite too! Have you tried any RDF product?


Monday, February 7, 2022

Roen Beauty 11:11 Eyeshadow Palette ::: Review & Swatches!

Today I am talking about the 11:11 eyeshadow palette from Roen Beauty! Roen Beauty presents itself as a brand that creates products that are clean and innovative without compromising on performance and wearability! I have been interested in them since they were launched in Sephora but the price of the palette seemed steep,! When it went on sale during holidays (in 2020) I grabbed it! It is worth mentioning that Roen Beauty that they clean, cruelty free, vegan, paraben free and gluten free.

Now that I have it and have used it for more than a year, I think I am finally ready to talk about it.

Formula: To put it in a single sentence - I love the formula! I am an eyeshadow lover; obviously I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes and I still find this formula to be somewhat unique among all my palettes. The shadows has a little not-so-soft texture which is not at all a bad thing. When I swatch it, I don't see the colors that much on the swatch but the sparkles are so freaking good :-)! I have heard some people struggle with the application. The instructions on their website asks to swirl the eyeshadows with fingertips in a circular motion on each eyeshadow shade and to not be afraid to use firm pressure. And that is exactly how I apply them and it works. Situation is a bit more chunkier than the others so it needs a little bit more swirling. 

Color: Roen Beauty has 3-4 (4) pan eyeshadow palettes with these lid lumes formula. And 11:11 palette was the most intriguing for me. It had the perfect balance of cool and warm shades and the extra chunky shade was even more interesting. 

Situation - Situation is a lot of multi colored and different sized sparkles on very pale rosy pink base. I think this is my most favorite shade from the palette! I use it alone or on top of any three of the rest of the shades and it takes my look to a new level of sparkle 😀! 

Hashtag - Hashtag is the most cool toned shades in the palette; lot of multi colored and small sized sparkles on a grey taupe base. It is such a perfect shade to use when I want a smokey, edgy look. I do not really gravitate towards cooler toned eyeshadows but I really do enjoy this one.  

Ciao! - Ciao! is a rosy mauve type of a shade with the same type of multi colored and small sized sparkles. Very pretty shade and perfect for a a simple sophisticated look.  

Rosie - It is funny that this shade is named Rosie but I see this as an subtle orange shade. And of course it has the same multi colored and small sized sparkles like HashtagCiao! and Rosie


How I use the eyeshadows: This palette is perfect for quick and sophisticated looks! I typically love creating unexpected, complex eye looks! That's one of my weekend self care rituals. But there are days when I want to look glammed up with a full face of makeup but I do not really have a whole lot of time to indulge in makeup application. This palette is the one I grab when I want that quick sparkly sophisticated look! All of them would give me pretty nice shimmery & glimmery look, however if I want more glitz I apply Situation on top of either HashtagCiao! and Rosie. In fact, I mix and match these shades on top of any matte shades to create the most simple, classic glittery look! There's is not really a whole lot of application variations for me! In other words, it is the same template eye look - add a matte lid shade, top it with any one of the 11:11 shade or mix and match more shades for more glitter effect! As I mentioned above, I swirl my fingertips on the eyeshadows , tap the product on my lids and if needed I would use more pressure. It helps to get all the sparkles on my lid! I have never tried using these with a brush, I wonder if that works! You can see a demonstrative IGTV here.

Staying Power: I always use eye primer (No need for glitter primer, regular primer works fine) with my eye looks. I haven't had full active days of out and about activities so I have not been able to try these that extensively in this world of Covid 😫! But for a normal day of weekend content filming or regular activities, I have no complaints about the staying power. The shadows stays put till I remove them at night when I wash my face!

After one year of usage! (Keep in mind that I have a lot of eyeshadow so not very frequently used)

Packaging: The packaging is compact, adorable and simple! As found in their website, the outer packaging is 100% recyclable packaging. I think that is great! 

Price & Availability: This palette will cost you $46 at full price for a total of 4.5 gram or 0.16 oz. I got it at $29 when Sephora was running a sale, I am very happy with the price . I cannot find Roen Beauty in Sephora anymore but the palette is available on Roen Beauty and Blue Mercury.

Here are some of the looks I created using these shadows with some additional matte shadows!

Here is a little snippet of me applying Situation on top of  Rosie  I believe!

Have you tried Roen Beauty? Tell me which palette or product you like from them?