Today I'm showing my purchases from the Rock && Republic beauty sale on Hautelook!
(They actually brought it back again today! 1/24- go look, go look!)
I'm sure you already know about HauteLook, so I won't get into too much detail about the site. But in case you haven't, the site offers sales on pricier designer brand clothing as well as beauty products. It makes it so you can access items you wouldn't normally be able to (whether due to cost or sheer availability). You have to register to look at the site, but it's easy and free. Click here for the site
I already knew I liked Rock && Republic cosmetics from my purchasing several items when the brand first launched its beauty line. I am a die hard RR denim lover- so them coming out with makeup was crazy news! The packaging is GORGEOUS and the products are great- buuuuut they are definitely pricey. Pricier than most high end cosmetics (there's a bronzer/highlighter duo that ran for $220. Seriously?!).
I'm not sure if the company is fazing out their cosmetics, but it's SO hard to find these products!! So YAY for HauteLook!
It's nearly impossible to tell the shadow colors from just the display picture alone- while I was shopping I would search the shadow in google images and look up blog swatches that appeared to determine if I liked it or not. I took some pictures that might hopefully help you in case you're also looking to try out some of the items!
I already knew I loved the eyeshadow- the pigmentation is great, they blend easily and they stay on all day. This picture does NOT do the shadows justice! It doesn't show the shimmer in the shadows Snakeskin, Exile, Sabotage, Chronic or Revenge (the others are matte) and I feel like some of the colors look washed out in comparison to their real appearance. (For instance, Revenge is a more purple shade than the brown it photographed) but hopefully this will still give you a basic idea:
The blushes are amazing- you get a HUGE compact and the colors are so vivid and beautiful.
I already owned the shade 'Bedroom' (a peachy coral tone) but here are the three I purchased from the sale, as well as a swatch of a darker pressed powder I plan to use as a matte contour
Forgive my spotted sketchpad
Shameless has shimmer to it and is also not as brown as it is photographing. I'm wearing X-Rated in my 2 in 1 Messy Braided Half Up Do tutorial in case you want to see the color in a video
Here are the two lipglosses I purchased in the sale. I also already owned the shade "Drama Queen", a peachy orange-ish color. Runaway is a golden pink color that is SO pretty- I find that I CAN wear this goldish sheen (unlike Nars Orgasm, which will just never look good on me) and I LOVE loudmouth- it is also what I'm wearing in my last video
I also bought three of the trickery tinted illuminizers- these are great mixed in with your foundation or used as a stand alone highlight. I also purchased a darker color to mix with lighter foundations or lotion for an all over deep body glow
I also bought some of the makeup brushes! I didn't even know they HAD brushes, so I was super excited to see them on sale! They are silver and black (my favorite decorating aesthetic!) so naturally, I was in love. Have you tried R&R Cosmetics? Love or not impressed? Did you get anything from the sale? Hope these swatches help you if you decide to check it out! :)