Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rodial Smokey Eye Kit | Review and Swatches

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Longtime readers are aware of my love of Rodial Skincare, but did you know that they also make equally phenomenal makeup?? They do, and Rodial's The Smokey Eye Kit is an amazing starter set to introduce you to their makeup.
RODIAL The Smokey Eye Kit Includes:

GLAMOLASH™ Mascara XXL ($28.00 Value. Full Size. 13ml/0.4 oz): Achieve supercharged volume to the eyelashes with this intense black colour concentration for a more dramatic wide eyed look. With a long-wear formula this ensures eyelashes are maximized from day to night.

Smokey Eye Pen Black ($21.00 Value. Full Size. 1.2g/ 0.04 oz.): Create a bold eye with this kohl eyeliner. With super-rich pigment and gel-effect definition, this long-lasting soft formula can be easily blended to create a dramatic smokey eye.

Sharpener: Custom designed sharpener with dual blade and pull out blade cleaner.

N.B.: The Smokey Eye Kit that I received includes the Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow, and that is not part of the Smokey Eye Kit available in the US at Space NK and Rodial. Therefore, I will discuss the Instagram Magic Pen, but will remind you that it is not a part of this set, and has to be purchased separately, if it appeals to you.)
According to Rodial,

Say hello to every glam girl’s ultimate holiday gift; The Rodial Smokey Eye Kit. This kit contains all the essential products to achieve the perfect smokey eye.
GLAMOLASH™ Mascara XXL ($28.00 Value. Full Size. 13ml/0.4 oz): This is a gorgeous, intense black mascara that volumizes lashes without any clumping, smudging or flaking. If you love gorgeous, full lashes– then this is definitely a mascara worthy of your attention.

According to Rodial,

Achieve supercharged volume to the eyelashes with this intense black colour concentration for a more dramatic wide eyed look. With a long-wear formula this ensures eyelashes are maximised from day to night.

Contains beeswax for lash conditioning, carnauba wax for even adherence to prevent clumping and soluable collagen to provide full body to lashes with added shine.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/ Eau), Synthetic Beeswax, Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cire De Carnauba), Glyceryl Stearate, Polybutene, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Soluble Collagen, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Behenic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Oleic Acid, Mel Extract (Honey Extract, Extrait D Miel), Sodium Pca, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Glycogen, Serine, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
Smokey Eye Pen Black ($21.00 Value. Full Size. 1.2g/ 0.04 oz.): I am obsessed with high quality, classic black eye liner pencils, and this is one of my new favorites! This is a very pigmented, rich black pencil that glides across the skin effortlessly, and it does so without any tugging, pulling or skipping. Furthermore, it deposits color evenly, it does not migrate or bleed, and it is very long-wearing. I have sensitive eyes, and am very pleased to report that this did not irritate my eyes in the least bit. It offers buildable coverage, and once it sets it doesn't budge.

According to Rodial,

Create a bold eye with this kohl eyeliner. With super-rich pigment and gel-effect definition, this long-lasting soft formula can be easily blended to create a dramatic smokey eye.

Tips: Draw generously to the upper and lower lash line and along waterline. Blend the line using the eye smudge brush onto the eyelid and into the outer socket line to create a 'winged' effect for a modern feline flick. Smudge the bottom lash line using the eye smudge brush to create a smokey eye look.

To sharpen the Smokey eye pen, use a makeup sharpener or try our Smokey Eye Pen and Sharpener Black kit.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Synthetic Beeswax, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow (Not part of The Smokey Eye Kit. $13.00 for 3g./0.10 oz. from Rodial): I have only just begun experimenting with Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow, but will say that it most definitely brightens the eyes– particularly when it is blended in the inner corner of the eyes.

According to Rodial,

Fake a good night's sleep with a touch of magic light with this pearly white, creamy texture pencil that blends easily to create a bright eyed wide awake look, helping to erase signs of fatigue. A well known trick used by makeup artists, add to inner corner of eye to add a pop of colour to widen and enlarge their appearance.

Directions: Blend around outer and inner corner of eyes to add brightness. Apply along the waterline to counteract redness and open up the look of eyes. Blend under arches of brows to lift and define their shape.

Ingredients: Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, C10-18 Triglycerides, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Myristyl Lactate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid, C.I. 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Swatches Top to Bottom: Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow and Smokey Eye Pen Black.
Overall Assessment: A lovely set featuring a very high quality mascara and eye liner that are both a pleasure to use, and are intensely flattering. The Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow is a really effective eye brightener that is very flattering, and it will come in handy during the holiday season when I am constantly on the go!

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18 comments:

  1. Ooooooh this looks promising for sure!

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  2. Looks like an excellent set to get experience with Rodial makeup. I was not familiar with this brand till a read a few skincare reviews including your Dragon's Blood Mask review, so I'm glad to know they do everything as I can see from all your reviews above!

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    1. It is definitely a wonderful starter set. Their skincare is really wonderful, and now I definitely want to further investigate their makeup line!

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  3. I love a good black liner! This looks like an awesome set!

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    1. Me too, and this is definitely a good one!

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  4. I never really explored the whole Rodial line to see that they had these cosmetics. I bet the mascara is wonderful.

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    1. Rodial is definitely worth investigating, and the mascara is awesome!

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  5. I just got some Rodial products in the mail, and used their eyeshadow palette today. I need to give it a few more wear tests, but so far I love it!

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to hear what you think about it!

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  6. What a great little kit! I have their liquid eyeliner pen to try out. It looks pretty promising.

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    1. It is a really great little kit, Bailey! I do not have their liquid eyeliner, but if you review it favorably I will probably get it! My favorite liquid eyeliner has gone missing!

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  7. Oooh, these products look great!

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