Last week the lovely people at Rodial kindly sent me a beautiful package of makeup, so I could put together a Valentine’s look! I was so excited as I’d heard about Rodial’s new makeup range but hadn’t had a chance to try anything yet! Rodial’s cosmetic range is described as ‘a tightly edited selection of makeup products designed to sculpt and define the face’ and the products do just that. The look I’ve put together is just a really natural, pretty and easy to wear, and I have to say I’m beyond impressed with everything I’ve used so far…
Hylauronic Cheek Sculpt in Rush.
At first I thought this was a liquid contouring product – the word sculpt in the product name threw me! This is actually a gel blush, in a fantastic little pump bottle. I was quite surprised at how bright the shade was when I first saw it, but even though the colour looked super bright, it actually comes out very sheer, and creates more of a tint when applied – so if you’re looking for a more intense colour blush, this is not for you. This Cheek Sculpt gives a lovely light flush of colour while Hyaluronic acid works to plump the skin.
Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder.
This has to be my favourite product out of them all. The Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder is the perfect muted grey toned brown shade to sculpt and contour the face. I used it under my cheekbones, along my jaw line (it definitely works well here to create a more defined jaw) I also used it slightly down the sides of my nose and at the base of my chin. This powder is just spot on, from the shade to the formula, you can easily build up the depth of colour as required, and it even suits super pale complexions like mine.
This is a lightweight eye perfecting and brightening concealer with hyaluronic acid to plump out appearance of fine lines and smooth the delicate skin area around the eyes, for instantly wide-awake, younger looking eyes. The handy pen-style applicator makes touch-ups throughout the day easy. I applied under my eyes using the pen and patted out the product with my fingers.
This is a lovely little pot of cream eyeshadow, which actually has a rather nice mousse like texture. On first inspection the colour looked pretty dark, but it’s actually a really versatile formula that allows you to build the colour up as dark as you like. I applied it to my lids with my fingers and worked into the crease with the Eye Smudge brush. Eye Sculpt is also recommended for use on the eyebrows, or also for contouring the face, so this is a fantastic multi use product!
Again, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from the Glamstick, but it turns out to be a lovely tinted lip butter. It’s enriched with vitamin E and cocoa butter to offer instant hydration, with a tinted formula to give lips a beautiful hint of colour. The Glamstick left my lips super moisturised – which they really need at the moment, and offered a hint of colour which helps to brighten the complexion.
The Eye Smudge Brush.
I love trying out new makeup brushes, and this Eye Smudge Brush is definitely a winner! This brush has an elongated oval shape, and the hairs are densely packed yet soft enough, so they’re perfect for picking up pigments, adding an eye base colour, and blending shadows out. This is an excellent multi-use brush.
So there we have it! I love that Rodial are going for a very natural look and finish with their product range, everything is designed to enhance, rather than cover what you already have. There are no outlandish, garish colours or finishes here, and everything is easy to use and easy to wear. The Insta and Sculpt product names imply a flawless, photo finish – and these products really don’t disappoint. The Contouring powder, Glamstick and Smudge Brush have all become makeup bag staples for me, and I’m really looking forward to trying some more out from the range!
All products are available at Rodial.
(FYI I also used Makeup Forever HD Foundation, Collection Lip Liner, Bourjois Mega Liner, MAC Pigment in Jardin Aires and Benefit Roller Lash in my look)
I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx
This post contains samples provided for review.