Revisiting Rockabetty Beauty
Update: Due to extreme delays in fulfilling orders (months past TAT), I cannot confidently recommend this company any longer. I sincerely hope that Ber recovers from her difficulties and manages to reopen for public sales again, but until wrongs are made right, I will not be supporting RABB.
A while back, I snatched myself a little reviewer pack from Rockabetty Beauty, and tried out wee portions of their line, along with a full tube of Happy Chappy. While there were some things I absolutely loved from this company, there were some things I was rather iffy on – particularly, the eyeshadows. I said then that I would reserve my final opinion until a later date, as they were undergoing reformulation. Today, after months of collecting and testing (and just plain laziness), I’m finally getting around to throwing these up on the ol’ blahg.
To the swatches!!
All swatches are taken over Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Please excuse the gnarly hairband grooves on my wrist! Yikes!
Again, I find myself rather mixed. The new forumaltion, as with the old, applied… well, somewhat lighter than I had expected. The colour is most definitely true to pot, as well as shimmery and dimensional, but still rather sheer in a lot of cases. It takes quite a bit of building to get high impact for most shades. They also lose some vibrancy as you try to blend, so you will need to touch up once you have your look mapped out. A sticky base does help quite a bit with this. Once the colours are on, finished, and perfected, however, they do wear for a full day without fading.
Of the shades I have, I must admit I am crazy in love with Nutella Whore (a rich, chocolatey brown with pink sparkle), and I do use this shade quite frequently. Cupcake Not A Muffin is another favourite (light, candy pink with orange shift which takes some building, but is well worth it), and Beware Falling Houses is a rather impressive yellow that does not take a lot of building to achieve true colour with good opacity. Betty Vidi Vici is also a quite gorgeous, ultra-shimmery lavender, and apparently a bit of a cult favourite – I can definitely see why! If you want to check out any eyeshadows from RABB, these are the ones I’d say to grab with no hesitation.
As far as outright passes go, I’d skip Cannibal and OHBYSM. They’re beautiful colours, but they take far too much effort to work with.
When you come down to it, I will say that I am still a fan of RABB in general. The eyeshadows may be hit or miss for me, but I will rave day and night about their Pinup Complexion enhancers, and the Happy Chappy lip balm is the bee’s knees for wearing to bed. The product range is also ever-expanding, always exciting, and always very useful (a skincare line? I’m so down!). Plus the shop owner, Ber, is passionate about her work. If it’s a labor of love, I can support that completely.