I highly recommend that you roll your R’s when you say the name of BECCA’s new crimson tinged $40 Ombre Rouge eyeshadow palette like so: “Ombre Rrrrrrrrrrouge. Rrrrrrr-ooooo-uge.”
BECAUSE IT’S FUN. That’s why. That’s the main reason. And, also, because rolling the R makes the palette seem extra rouge-y, and therefore extra fancy.
Yes, this is irrelevant to most important, thought-provoking aspects of real life, but like I said…IT’S FUN, and this is makeup we’re talking about (not rocket science).
Don’t be scurred, intrepid eye palette addict! All of the shades in this five-pan palette of powder eyeshadows may be tinged with red, but they aren’t straight-up reds, so you won’t be left with your brush in the air wondering, “What the heck am I gonna do with these?” They’re still very wearable and useful.
They’re also warmer and richer than the cool browns in BECCA’s Ombre Nudes Palette, and consequently interesting and different.
The idea is to contour, sculpt and brighten your eyes using gradients with the five shades in BECCA Ombre Rouge, which have both warm and cool undertones to make them workable on a wide range of skin tones.
BECCA even added a primer to the formula, as well as coffee oil to make the shadows feel smoother, but they kept out the fragrances, parabens, sulfates and pthalates.
The palette is new and available now online and at BECCA counters, Sephora and Ulta in the permanent line.
Based on the original Ombre Nudes palette, I had high hopes for this one, and BECCA did not let me down. I’m able to weave the colors into each other with a few swipes of my blending brush and can do so without having to contend with fallout.
Even though the shadows are supposed to contain their own primer, I haven’t tried them without a separate primer yet (using a little NARS Pro-Prime is an ingrained makeup habit!), and I think that Ombre Rouge just might be able to handle my combination dry/oily lids on its own. In fact, when I wore it the other day under Pro-Prime, the shadows looked as good as new after eight full hours.
The only thing is…you kind of have to accept when using this palette that all of the shades are going to blend together to a degree, meaning that they end up not looking very distinct, but if you, like me, get all slack-jawed at the thought of super blended, super blown-out eyeshadow (and you’re into reddish tones and slim cases that travel well), I think it’s totally worth a few swipes next time you visit Sephora or Ulta.
PRICE: $40 for five 0.05-oz. pans
AVAILABILITY: Newly added to the permanent line and available now online and at BECCA counters, Sephora and Ulta
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,