Dominque Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Rustic Glam

Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features 12 shades across a few neutrals along with pops of color ranging from blue to pink to green. The color story was interesting–a bit different than what we’ve seen in the past–and most of the shades performed well with good pigmentation, blendability, and eight-hour wear.

I commented previously here (and you can read some of the discussion on that post as well) with respect to the brand using the word g*psy as a shade name; it is a word that’s historical context and use has made it a racial slur against the Romani people. As I said before, I had hoped that the brand would address it/apologize (and learn from it), as it is a limited edition palette and wouldn’t expect a re-run of it, but I haven’t seen anything from the brand at this point (please feel free to let me know otherwise). Here are a few articles of interest for those who would like to understand more: article one, article two, and video one.

Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Fringe Eyeshadow

Fringe

Fringe is a medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, lightly powdery, but finely-milled and not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Evil Eye

Evil Eye is a bright, medium blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well without losing its intensity or coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Free Spirit

Free Spirit is a soft beige with warmer undertones and and a matte finish. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, while the texture was soft and finely-milled but moderately powdery, so it was hard to build up the coverage, and there was some fallout during application. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Cactus

Cactus is a muted, light-medium sage green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, velvety consistency that was slightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. The color blended out nicely and stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. I really wish we saw this type of green more often!

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher is a bright, light blue with strong, cool undertones and faint sparkle over a matte finish. Most of the sparkle disappeared between my brush and my lid, though a few remained (and a good portion of what did transfer dropped over time). The texture was quite soft, moderately powdery, and while blendable, it did sheer out noticeably on my skin despite having more opaque coverage when initially applied. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Wildflower

Wildflower is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial without becoming too powdery or pone to fallout. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Suede

Suede is a medium brown with stronger, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent color payoff that adhered well to my lid and blended out with little effort. The consistency was soft, blendable, and substantial without becoming too powdery or having issues with fallout. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Bohemian

Bohemian is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, moderately creamy texture (seemed quite silicone-heavy) that applied fairly evenly but worked best by pressing and patting on or when applied with a fingertip. Fluffier brushes tended to push the product around a bit unevenly in my experience. It wore well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Desert Queen

Desert Queen is a brighter pop of light-medium orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, velvety consistency that was a touch powdery in the pan but applied beautifully with even, opaque coverage and wasn’t prone to fallout. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a bright, “cooler” gold with a metallic finish. It had intense color coverage that applied beautifully to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture felt cream-like, dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to pick up with a brush and to apply to bare lids. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly.

Moon Child

Moon Child is a deeper black with subtle, cool undertones and a faint iridescent sparkle over the more matte finish. There was some sparkle that translated onto my lid, but it functioned mostly as a matte black hue. The texture was soft, velvety, and more firmly-pressed in the pan but wasn’t too thin that it became difficult to apply or to blend out. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

G*psy

G*psy is a light-medium purple with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had rich pigmentation with a moderately dense consistency that was a smidgen dry to the touch (seemed more owed to the sparkly bits in it). The eyeshadow applied well to my lid and blended out without difficulty. It lasted well for eight hours on me before there was visible fading.



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