The Review: Rodial Makeup

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The Review: Rodial Makeup

As a longtime fan of Rodial skincare products (those Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks are sleep-deprived eye saviors), I was ecstatic to learn of their color line launch. Rodial makeup is simple: You won’t find crazy colors or products that don’t really seem to make sense but sound super cool. This is a wearable line of basics – from bronzers and concealers to a few key blush and lip shades – that make you look like you, but a better version. Oh, and that packaging? Yes, it’s gorgeous – a bit heavy, but in the best possible, I-won’t-break-regardless-of-if-you-drop-me way.

If you’re looking for a natural bronzer to add a hint of golden hue to your face, Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Bronzing Powder ($57) is it (and legit). The formula adds the perfect sun-kissed shade to all skin tones. I’m medium-toned and this stuff really gives a natural boost of color. I also use it in place of contour powder because the matte hue serves well to define cheekbones. LOVE.

Season after season, dewy skin has been the go-to. But as the weather warms and T-zone shine goes on overdrive, Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Translucent Powder ($57) comes to the rescue. It looks white in the compact, but it applies totally translucent, so it’s ideal for all skin tones. It’s mattifying and a bit blurring so it’ll soak up that shine while also acting as a primer, smoothing enlarged pores and imperfections. I’m not a big powder girl, but I absolutely love this stuff (especially under eyes to keep mascara from marking the skin).

Nothing wakes up the skin like a little flush. While Rodial only makes two blush shades so far – South Beach, a matte, pale pink that injects pale and light skin tones with a rosy flush, and Copacabana, a matte coral that looks heavenly on medium to dark skin tones – Rodial Blusher ($35) is both pretty and practical. These are the colors you’ll live in all summer, the wearable shades that’ll give your skin a pop. I’ve been living in Copacabana, and it mixes beautifully with the bronzer.

Up next to try: The highlighter pens, mascara, and eye sculpt, which seems to be a multi-use, universal brown that works to define, line, and sculpt eyes and brows. Heaven!

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