For me visiting the new Selfridges Beauty Workshop is a bit like a kind in a candy store. So much to look at! So many brands all together! Bright, clean counters with friendly people! I have to say Selfridges reputation increased a lot in my eyes (granted, only been there once) but I used to hate going to their Beauty Hall. The new RMK counter is quite central in this new location and much nicer and bigger than the previous. Settled next to Stila and Ellis Faas it's easy to get distracted with other purposes than my initial one. Which was to go and see the RMK Autumn collection: Deep Iridescence.
I've been in love with the promotional look since the first time I saw it; smoky shimmery eyes are always so pretty! Here I'll show you the eye shadow duos. I adore everything I bought!
The Deep Iridescent Eyes are a combination of a blackened base and a shimmer bright complementary colour in the centre of the pan. You can use the blackened base to smoke the eye, and go as subtle or heavy as you want and then you can use the shimmery bright colour all over it or just highlight the lid, inner corner and brow bone which will bring out the colourful shades of the smoky eyes. The base is smooth and the highlight is a bit grittier with some fallout, but nothing that can't be easily tidied up.
I have these in three combinations (swatches after the descriptions): red, navy and grey. There's also brown, purple and green combinations available which albeit pretty are less impressive.
- #02 Iridescent Deep Red; this kind of shade seems to be a staple in RMK's Autumn collections, there's always one called (something) red and most of the times is not what most people would call "red" but "plum". This one is actually a wearable red, the base is a warm brown and the highlight is light pink. Combined you get a reddish-eggplant shade. Very pretty, what can I say; I'm a sucker for these shades...
- #03 Iridescent Navy is the colour used in the promotional picture, has a blackened navy blue base with a pastel blue highlight. This is wonderful, especially the base colour.
- #06 Iridescent Deep Gray is a combination more easily used in traditional smoky eyes, with a shimmery dark grey base and a yellow-gold highlight. But combined you get a beautiful olive tinged grey.
The swatches were made dry (you can also apply the eye shadows with a wet brush), on the right-side the highlight is layered over the base.
I'm sure I'll use them quite frequently but waiting for the weather to turn colder. There's something about the sun that makes me stay away from smoky eyes :-) Here are some quick looks with Iridescent Navy and Iridescent Deep Grey - very easy to do with these eye shadows, under 5 minutes.
|RMK #6 Iridescent Deep Gray applied|
|RMK #3 Iridescent Navy applied with black eyeliner on inner rim|
Tomorrow I'll show you the blushers and lipsticks. Are you planning on getting anything from this collection?
Thank you for reading xx