| Review | RÓEN Beauty 75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette



| Review | RÓEN Beauty 75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette

Glossy shimmering eyes. If that last sentence made you swoon, you're going to love this new eyeshadow formula from RÓEN Beauty. This new clean luxury beauty brand was created by celebrity makeup artist, Nikki DeRoest and editorial photographer, David Roemer. Designed to be high-performance luxury makeup with clean ingredients, this brand offers formulas that are designed by artists but made for the everyday beauty-lover. Eyeshadows are the first product to be launched from this line and this formula is definitely not for everyone but it is very beautiful. 



PRICE & PACKAGING 

The RÓEN Beauty 75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette retails for $42.00 USD and is available at Sephora and other retailers. The eyeshadow quad is housed in a very sleek and petite highly reflective compact. Because the chrome packaging is SO REFLECTIVE, it is very prone to fingerprints and smudges. The compact is made of lightweight plastic and has a magnetic closure. Everything about this little palette is very luxurious. It even comes with a soft white velvet pouch to store the compact in, not my ideal pouch color, since I know I will probably get it dirty almost instantly but it's a nice extra touch. 



SHADES

This palette contains four beautiful eyeshadows with varying levels of shimmer. These eyeshadows can be used individually, layered with each other, or even be used with other eyeshadows. 





Obviously - This shade is a shimmering yellow-gold with gold shimmer. This shade has a, for lack of a better word, chunkier consistency than the other shadows. You will notice when you dip your finger into the shade that it comes off a bit clumpier but when applied to the lid it still blends out very nicely. The pigment and the glitter seem to be larger particles than the other shadows in the palette. 

Nikki Dust - This shade is a warm medium bronze shade packed with gold shimmer. 

Facetime - This shade is a cool medium bronze shade that is slightly deeper than Nikki Dust and contains a little less shimmer. I don't think both of these shades are necessary since they're so similar but this shade does offer a bit more definition to the eyes. 

J'adore - This shade is a warm muted burnt orange shade packed with a lot of gold shimmer. This shade has a very smooth consistency and the shimmers are quite fine. This is an ideal crease shade and is quite a unique shade.



FORMULA 

This an emollient and balmy formula but it isn't at all greasy or oily in texture. It is actually a unique slightly drier cream formula and when you press your finger into the pan, you can feel the hard surface of the shadow and the drier texture. However, when you apply the product, it feels very balmy and blends out very easily. This being said, these shadows are best applied with fingers because brushes don't pick the product up very well. I find the best method of application is to place the eyeshadow with your finger to get the maximum color-payoff and use a short dense crease brush to blend the edges. You can also use that short dense crease brush to apply your crease shade and definition to the outer corners of the eyes but be aware that the brush doesn't pick up as much pigment and you will have to layer. Even if you layer, it is hard to get the pigmentation that you get when using fingers. RÓEN Beauty offers a synthetic dual-ended brush but I have quite a few dense crease brushes and pencil brushes that serve the same purpose.




Due to the emollience of this product, there will be creasing within an hour. To minimize the creasing, you can use a primer but this will not completely prevent the creasing from happening. The nice thing about this cream formula is that you can just fix the creased parts with your finger but they are really meant to create a very "lived-in" kind of eyeshadow look. These shadows layer quite well on top of one another or with powder eyeshadows. What I do notice is that by about 4 or 5 hours the base color in these eyeshadows will fade and you tend to be left with mostly the glitter. This occurs more often in particular shades than others. These eyeshadows aren't really meant to be worn for really long periods of time because of their emollient formula. Therefore, this formula really isn't for everyone but if you really love a wet eyeshadow look, these are beautiful!

I also want to take time to mention that this formula is a clean formula. This means that the ingredients are very clean and lack the chemicals that are typically found in cosmetic formulations. I have to applaud RÓEN Beauty for keeping their formulas free of toxic chemicals, it is a very rare thing to find in luxury beauty. I appreciate this because as I have gotten older, I have developed some sensitivities to some cosmetic ingredients. I love this formula because it is very comfortable to wear long-term and is non-irritating.



THE LOOK

Using my finger, I took J'adore and placed it into the crease and blended upwards. I took a clean dense crease brush to just diffuse the edges a bit more. Then, I placed Obviously in my inner corner and blended it inwards. After that, I placed Nikki Dust on the center of my lid blending toward my outer corner and finally, I placed Facetime on the outer corners of my eyes and blended it up to the crease for more definition. I really loved how this look turned out and I even received a compliment on it while I was leaving Ulta the other day.






FINAL THOUGHTS

While I don't believe that this formula is for everyone, I do think it is a beautiful formula! If you love glossy, wet, and sparkly eyes, these are the shadows for you! They really achieve that beautiful effortless runway model look with very little effort. These cream shadows play so well with each other or on top of other eyeshadows. These won't be long-wearing and they will fade and crease but that is the nature of this kind of glossy formula. These are meant to look very lived-in and if that isn't your style, then these just aren't for you. There's really no way of preventing the creasing or fading so, you 'll just have to embrace it. I think these shadows still look really good even after they are faded and worn. It's a very nice way to rock that imperfect glossy smokey look. I personally really enjoy this grab-and-go formula! I can pull together a polished look so quickly and get out the door. I love a glossy look and this is by far, the best glossy eyeshadow formula I have ever come across! I highly reccommend them for anyone who loves this style of makeup. One thing I will note about this palette in particular is that the two bronze shades are very similar. I do wish that there was more variety in the shades of this palette but that is a very minor flaw in this palette. If you enjoy warm bronze tones, this palette has you very well covered. 


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