So it seemed a good time to update my previous series of RBR swatches (e.g. here and here) with some recent acquisitions, two peaches (Sleeping Under a Mandarin Tree pigment and Fire-Tailed Sunbird eyeshadow) and a pink (Eaten All The Cherries pigment).
(I suspect Friday will also seem a good time to throw all thoughts of twelve-buy out of the window, especially as I'll be amidst the temptations of Japanese summer collections by then...)
Did you like my segue?
Anyway, peachy pinky product collage
And comparison swatches from left to right:
Suqqu quad 11 Himesango peachy pink shade
Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions, a cult pink-gold duochrome
RBR Eaten All the Cherries, a much cooler pink/gold duochrome which looks almost silvery next to Rapunzel
RBR Sleeping Underneath a Mandarin Tree, which shifts from lemon to delicate marigold
RBR Fire-Tailed Sunbird, perfectly described by RBR as "holographic iridescent apricot pink"
RBR Angelic Cockatiels, honeyed golden peach
Paul&Joe Eye Gloss Duo Depth (LE) peach side
Suqqu quad 01 Kakitsubata peach shade
It probably goes without saying that I'm besotted with all of these -- I don't think I've tried a single RBR eyeshadow I haven't cared for (lip and cheek colours were trickier).
I used Sleeping Under a Mandarin Tree for my St Paddy's FOTD and will soon post a look with Fire-Tailed Sunbird, which is supremely delicate in the style of Resplendant Quetzal, the perfect soft brights. On a darker skintone, they tend to pastel, as Makeup Picnic's swatches show.
In the meantime, here's a quick 'n' messy on-eye comparison of Eaten All the Cherries (LEFT) with Fyrinnae's Rapunzel (RIGHT), which shows hopefully some of the duochrome flash, and also how much more refined the RBR shimmer is compared to the reflective metallic foil of Fyr.
Pictures in artificial light with flash, no primer/base