Another week, another palette (Bahaha!) ☺️ Becca is well known, and rightfully so, for their highlighters (No need to argue there, they are great, fabulous I should say; as I stated here before), but what about their eyeshadows?!? About two months ago, I was at Winners (Marshalls for my USA girls), a store where you mostly find discontinued products or old collections at a fraction of the original cost. Searching thru all the different displays, I was able to find 2 pressed and 1 loose pigment eyeshadows from Becca. So, the inevitable happened: the next morning I was hooked, in love and I wanted more. A couple of clicks on Sephora’s website and 2 Becca eyeshadow palettes, in all their glory, appeared on my screen: Ombre Nudes & Ombre Rouge. Seriously, I couldn’t justify buying the Nude one since I already own almost every nude palette known to man (well, to beauty lovers!). At first glance, Ombre Rouge seemed a tad too deep in the red department but after I read the review from another blogger, who stated that the shades were lighter in color than the pictures, the Terracotta/Orange feel of the palette was too tempting and voila, this magnificent little number had a date with my virtual shopping cart .
The website description:
Sculpt, widen, and brighten your eyes with Ombre Rouge Eye Palette. Matte shades provide pigment-rich tones to effortlessly create a variety of looks that go from subtle to bold. These shadows are infused with green coffee oil, which awakens the eyes and smooth the lids, while a built-in priming effect extends the wear of your shadow. With warm and cool undertones that are ideal for all skintones, this palette’s versatile formula can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner.
Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and fragrance.
- Neutral Bone
- Pastel Mauve
- Dusty Rose Petal
- Burnt Sienna
- Deep Plum
Like I mentioned in my intro, pictures on Sephora’s website show deeper shades than in reality. As shown below, when I opened my palette, shades seemed a little bit lighter than expected …
To best describe this palette I would call it a TRANSITION shades palette. When I first opened it, I was blown away by the shade selection: in my opinion, Becca put together 5 of the best, most beautiful warm transition colours. I believe they gave makeup lovers the perfect range of light to dark, an “orange/red salsa of colour” eyeshadows.
Note: A transition (also called blending shade) is a MATTE eyeshadow used in between the crease color and the brow bone in order to create a gradient between colors. When using a transition shade, it helps other colors blend more seamlessly into one another. As a rule of thumb, they should be on the warmer side. Along with base shades, these are the most used eyeshadows …
♥ Very nice, sleek elegant packaging. Travel & purses friendly.
♥ At the risk of repeating myself (but hey! it’s my blog after all) it’s a stunning transition shades palette that can convert easily into crease or base shades for a more natural or defined eye look.
♥ Blends like a dream (doesn’t make sense but you know what I mean).
♥ Not overly but still very pigmented.
♥ The texture is buttery. It’s a powdery formula but don’t expect a lot of powder kickoff (You do need to tap your brush!!!)
♥ The staying power is unbelievable. Yesterday after 12 hours in the heat, all my makeup was pretty much messed up with the exception of my eye makeup. (I always use an eyeshadow primer, it’s a second nature for me but for this review, I just used it by itself and the formula is good enough to last and be worn alone !!! )
♥ All matte colours with a slight satin finish (These are not Flat to be clearer!)
♥ Using WET as an eyeliner, blew me away. I feel it won’t budge even if I run a marathon. (I wish!!!)
♥ Suitable from young to more mature (hate that word!!!) women. NO creasing whatsoever, NONE.
♥ Since I prefer dryer formulas, my only TINY complaint is the powdery characteristic. Again you need to tap your brush or do your eyes first.
Note : As a reference, these eyeshadows are LESS powdery than Kat Von D’s & Urban Decay’s.
♥ The eyeshadows have no names: they are labeled 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (I personally don’t care, but it’s worth mentioning)
If you are a makeup aficionado, enthusiast, addict or just a beginner, you need this Ombre Rouge eye palette in your collection. You will surely use it as it’s so versatile and the quality is impeccable. Such a gem! A hidden gem that is!!! I really think that you have the most bang for your buck, since the pans are quite large (0,0285 oz) and the shades are ideal for your daily makeup. (Do not be afraid of the Rouge (red) factor, these are so easy to work with!!!) Matte eyeshadows have come a long way and Becca’s may have concocted the perfect BLENDING/TRANSITION palette (for my taste!).
Disclaimer: Paid by yours truly and all that excitement was free of charge😛.