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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder

Image of Rodial Instaglam Deluxe Contouring PowderThere seems to be a little bit of a luxury beauty theme going on in the last couple of posts; definitely not intentional but I do like to treat myself when I work hard and get a little extra bonus. Who needs a mortgage anyway, eh?! I've been keen to try out the Rodial makeup range for a while so here's my thoughts on the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder...
Having pale skin makes it incredibly difficult to find a contour/bronzer that isn't way too dark, harsh and/or overpowering. I've tried and tested countless products that, more often than not, leave me looking like a glittering tangerine. Not really the overall look I'm aiming for if I'm completely honest. Rodial, however, have really delivered with this deluxe contouring powder.
Picture of Rodial Instaglam Deluxe Contouring Powder
The packaging is beautiful as you would expect from a high end brand; a silver, metal case with a soft leather lid really gives the desired luxurious effect. It's definitely a great addition to my dressing table and I always make sure it's on display! It's also got a really handy mirror in the lid too so is ideal for popping in your handbag when you're on the go.
The brand describe this contour powder as a "universal shade to suit all skin tones" but I'm not sure that I would agree with this entirely. The cool tone is incredible for pale skin, it seemed to just adjust to my skin tone and blended to perfection but it is extremely subtle. Although I can't speak for people with darker skin tones than mine, I feel that it would be almost impossible to achieve a contoured look with this ashy shade. Rodial must agree with me as they have recently released a dark shade with red undertones that would be much more suitable for olive-dark skin.
This contour powder is designed with the customer in mind - you really don't have the be a contouring pro to get to grips with it, it's pretty much fool proof and so easy to work with. Besides the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow (another of my favourites), it's one of the only contouring products I've tried that that doesn't leave you with that 'muddy' look. It's a soft brown, matte shade (not even a tiny hint of shimmer) which I absolutely adore and it's buildable so you can opt for a natural shadow or dramatic definition. The longevity is brilliant and I didn't need to reapply once throughout the day. It's expensive at £52.00 but it's impressed me so much that I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase.

Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of the Rodial make up range!

1 comment:

  1. I really want to try some things from Rodial, and this looks so so pretty! Especially as a pale girl I know this will be so right for me! I really want to try their yellow powder too! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver


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