Trying out Roen’s Warm Eye Shadow Palette
While I tend not to buy a lot of makeup online (preferring to try it at least on the back of my hand in store first), when I saw the shimmering bronzey nudes of Roen’s 75° Warm Eye Shadow Palette (£37 for 4.2 g, Cult Beauty), I completely abandoned any semblance of budgeting/responsibility/general grown-upness and snapped it up.
Created by celebrity makeup artist Nikki DeRoest (who’s worked with names like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid, and brands like Chanel and Armani Beauty) and photographer David Roemer, Roen pairs clean ingredients with high-quality formulas.Best known for their palettes and single eye shadows, (Summer Disco- a warm coppery gold that works well on all skin tones- is one of their best sellers), Roen’s products also go heavy on ease of use, with their formulas designed to be smudged onto lids by finger.Luckily this fits in pretty well into my 20-seconds-or-nothing approach to eye shadow (while my total lack of makeup skills means I definitely shouldn’t be left with any sort of shadow brush unsupervised, so this works well).And as a bonus, the formulas here use mineral pigments in a talc, paraben, fragrance and cruelty-free formula (which also happens to be vegan).
A combination of bronzes, golds, and warm browns in a highly-pigmented and skin-friendly base, this is currently my favourite Autumn palette; and I can see it taking me through the Winter too.The colours include Obviously-a molten gold shade-, Nikki Dust- a flattering, warm taupe-, Facetime- a dark shimmering brown- and J’Adore- a warm dark peach bordering on terracotta. And while this is a warm eye shadow palette, I find Obviously and Facetime are both neutral enough that most cool tones could wear these too.Designed specifically with useability in mind, I find these four shades work well for pretty much any occasion, from work to lazy weekends, to going out.
On the Skin
Although these shadows are actually powders, they’re so silky they melt into a creamy texture on the skin, making them both easy to work onto the lid and easy to wear.Full of sparkle (not glitter, which has instead been substituted with ethically-sourced pearl pigment) these shadows are so shimmery they give the sort of dewy, healthy sheen which I love. Better still, I find they stay in place for hours without creasing.As a bonus, these rich pigments apply just as easily with fingers as they do with a brush (perfect for my lazy girl approach to makeup application).
Great for: Anyone who likes their shadows on the high quality and neutral shade side. Vegans, cruelty-free fans and those who enjoy their makeup without paraben, fragrance or talc.
Not-so-great for: The price makes this something of an investment but the pigment level is such that I can see these lasting me forever, though, and each shade is actually wearable on a daily basis, making this one of my more usable palettes.
The full list of ingredients:Shades J’adore and Obviously: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Capryloyl Glycerin/ Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Synthetic Beeswax, Isopropyl Myristate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain + / – : Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).Shade Facetime: Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Synthetic Beeswax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isopropyl Myristate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain + / – : Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Shade Nikki Dust: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Synthetic Beeswax, Isopropyl Myristate, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain + / – : Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).