Sunday, January 23, 2011

HG Spotlight: Rock & Republic Eyeshadow Review/Swatches

Since there is a Rock & Republic Beauty sale on Hautelook TODAY 1-24-2011 I wanted to post up this video I recorded this weekend. I didn't even realize there would be a sale so soon but I hope this review will come in handy for those of you who are interested in the eyeshadows!


If you don't already have an invite to Hautelook you can use mine to join here: http://www.hautelook.com/invite/836240
You don't need to use my link to join, but it does give the referrer credit after your first purchase if you do. I'm not an affiliate of Hautelook or Rock & Republic or anything, but I do think it's a great site and I've bought a ridiculous amount of great deals from it. :)

Here are the colors I own of the Rock & Republic Saturate Eyeshadow (click to view larger):


Veil - matte eggshell
Carat - creamy golden sheen
Exile - warm metallic honey-bronze
Vintage - warm matte brown with depth
Diffused - cool taupe (maybe similar to MAC Satin Taupe)
Lawsuit - duochrome with green flash over a burgundy-brown base


Snakeskin - grey-green-brown dusty awesomeness
Chronic - olive green with golden sheen
Envy - perfect forest green (maybe a MAC Humid dupe)
Jaded - a bright, shiny jade green
Electric - a saturated, glowy electric blue


Tempting - dusty, shiny purple
Paranoid - awesomely warm, matte, saturated purple
Twisted - glowy cool purple with a purple-blue flash

The colors that I LOVE the most from this collection are Carat, Lawsuit, and Snakeskin. Seriously, I could call nearly all of them my favorites on any given day though. I hope you can see from my swatches how high-quality and saturated these colors are. These swatches were with no primer at all, and they are the very swatches I did while making the video so it's not like I was trying extra hard to get great swatches.

Definitely HG material for me! :D

I also wore these during the video, but I'll talk about them in the future.
Rock & Republic Exhibition Pressed Powder in Satin
Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush in Spank

Hope these swatches are helpful for those of you wanting to purchase from the Rock & Republic sales going around but were curious about the eyeshadows. My opinion? Absolutely try them out! You won't be disappointed, at least in the colors that I own. :)

If you bought some or own any already, let me know what you got in the comments!

(I bought these all myself. No disclaimers needed. :)



50 comments:

  1. I only have White Heat and love how pigmented it is! I was planning on hunting online tomo but I'll be on the road so I'm hoping stuff doesn't sell out :(

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  2. Make sure to purchase through Hautelook. There is a sale starting this morning, Jan. 24.

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  3. They're so bright and vibrant! Very nice shadows :)

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  4. I also love green shadowssss, green is basically my neutral color. After seeing your vid I really want Chronic but I already have 2 of MAC's Sumptuous Olive and it looks pretty close... can never have too many olive shadows I 'spose.

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  5. Hi Jen! Just wanted to ask how much was one of the eyeshadows?

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  6. NICE swatches!! my favorite is the Exile :) It's so nice and pigmented ^_^

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  7. Hey jenifer i tagged you for a blog award :) http://obsessiveness4makeup.blogspot.com/2011/01/finally-blog-award-and-two-together.html

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  8. these colors really are so great. i agree with what you said with blue. i am korean with tanner skin, and i have tried blue eyeshadow before and i it ends up looking sort of cheap and not elegant. the greens and purples look so pretty and i bet they really flatter asian skintones.

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  9. I got really into R&R b/c of you =D You always get the BEST colors! I own Tempting, Exile and Lawsuit, and I tried to recreate the look you did in the OOTD post where you were only wearing Lawsuit alone... but it did not look as good as it does on you. It got very muddy for me when I tried to blend it.

    Can you give any tips for applying duo-chrome shadows? I think I would like Lawsuit more if I could apply it correctly =P

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  10. I love their eyeshadows! I actually bought lawsuit and snakeskin based on your recommendation a couple months ago. And I loveeee them. I bought about 5 more a couple months ago, love them also. And thanks for your review on the face powder as well! I've been wanting to try them for awhile but had a hard time color matching my skin based on the online pics. Now I can get it. Thanks Jen! You're so helpful.

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  11. Nice swatch Jen! I'll keep on eyeing for R&R e/s now after see your review! ;)

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  12. What brand and color of lipstick are you wearing in this review? I absolutely love that color.

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  13. Thanks Jen! Got vintage, snakeskin, and lawsuit : )

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  14. Hey! I just recently found your blog and wanted to thank you for all the great recommendations. Even at 38 I think women should look their best and I think you can certainly be an inspiration to even us older moms! I'm very impressed with your maturity and the way you present yourself...not to mention how beautiful you are. I have a little girl and even though she's only 9 she sits up on my lap and we watch all your fun videos together. I hope she grows up to be as sweet and as beautiful as you are! We need good roll models these days (unfortunately the pickins are slim these days where roll models for young girls are concerned). Thanks again for such a great blog!

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  15. Hi Jen! I recently came across your tutorials on youtube for tips on how to apply makeup for monolids, and was blown away by how thorough, detailed, and helpful your videos/blog posts are! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making them; I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your advice! I am only starting out in makeup and afraid that I need a lot of help...I purchased lawsuit and snakeskin on your recommendation, and hope that someday I will be skilled enough to wear them properly!

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  16. Thanks so much for the post, the swatches & description are very helpful. I've been interested in their eyeshadows but hautelook never describes them in depth (matte, shimmery etc). I've just picked up Veil & Vintage b/c of your blog & review :)

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  17. I love your lip color... What are you wearing in the video?

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  18. such pretty colors =D
    especially the shimmer ones ~

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  19. thanks for sharing jen - hehe it's not just you, my makeup changes with seasons too =)

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  20. Hi Jen! Your reviews are so good and so bad for me! I just bought 10 eyeshadows!!! And I rarely ever wear eyeshadow!!!! Oh boy....I guess it's time to start. LOL

    petitemom.blogspot.com

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  21. Just bought 2 Lawsuit Eyeshadows! One for a birthday gift for my housemate! She will be thrilled! Enjoy the $10 you got from me purchasing!

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  22. i was literally just looking at these too! like right before i landed on your page and was also looking at veil....i love highlighting colours like this I can pplay with them when my skin is tanned/fair.

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  23. Thanks so much for the timely review! Got the eyeshadow in Snakeskin and the pressed powder in Suede. This is my first R&R purchase / first foray into wearing make-up. Love your blog :)

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  24. I can't wait! I just ordered your top 3 picks because the swatches were absolutely gorgeous. Plus they look so versatile, and I like the idea that you can just put one shade on and still have a lot of dimension ^^. Thanks for your review! It definitely helped.

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  25. I don't like when you do this Jen, it makes me itchy and want to buy EVERYTHING you reccomend XD I especially like how Tempting looks *_*

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  26. Jen -i just bought snakeskin and lawsuit on your rec (you are very bad for my wallet!!). Any chance you can do a tutorial on how to apply these shadows? You're the best!

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  27. Thank you so much for letting us know about this sale! i've always wanted to get some! please do a tutorial with some of those eye shadows :)

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  28. Thanks for the review! I wasn't even going to look at the Hautelook sale, but somehow I ended up ordering 6 shadows. Hmmm... I picked out Snakeskin, Lost, Lawsuit, Tempting, Spy and Skintight. I found some really great swatch reviews (including most or maybe even all the colors in the HL sale) at KarlaSugar.net. ;)

    BTW, I just started following your blog and I LOVE it! One of my faves. :)

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  29. I bought Lawsuit because of your glowing review, and I am so happy with it. It magically creates the easiest, sultriest rocker smokey eye in the world. I wish I could use it more!

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  30. Hey Jen! I've been following your blog and YT for a while now! I loveee all of your tutorials; you are so thourough and explain everything so well. I'm a monolid so its hard for me to find tutorials out there lol.

    Thanks so much for mentioning the sale, I would not have known otherwise! I bought lawsuit becuase the swatch looked great and I remember you posted a picture of you wearing lawsuit on your blog. :) any chance you could do a tutorial for us on your look? I loved it, so nice and simple. <3

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  31. Thank you for your review, I got lawsuit and tempting. I really wanted to get the blush but they were all sold out :( maybe next time.

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  32. the eyeshadows are also on sale on the rock and republic site, limited colors but they are 14 and with promo code ROCKCOSMETICS it takes 50% off, so only $7. :o)

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  33. Thanks for the swatches! It seems like R&R cosmetics are always going on sale now. I really love how Exile looks :)

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  34. hi jen, do you have any videos or pictures with you wearing lawsuit?

    thanks love!

    -stella

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  35. Jen, thanks for your recs! I wanted to go crazy, but ended up getting your top 3 recs, plus the Satin pressed power. I was tempted to get Tempting (haha) as I loved purples, but maybe next time =). You just look good in everything!

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  36. Wow I wish I had a better paying job I would get Wicket, Carat, Revenge and Femme.

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  37. Very nice shadows:)
    Check out my giveaway on my blog:)

    http://frkbilmerke.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-giveaway-with-twist.html

    xoxo

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  38. Hi Jen.
    This is a little off topic but I picked up a bottle of vanicream from walgreens and I love it. Its definitely something I would repurchase. I bough the lite lotion which absorbs pretty quick and keeps my skin moist. Thanks for the recommendation. I would never picked it up.

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  39. Hi Jen, love your blog and your videos!

    I've been following you for a while now, and I love all your posts :)

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  40. I was always wanted a pressed powder but was afraid to order R&R's because nobody reviewed it. It was always the blush or eye shadows. So I thought it wasn't very good. But after I saw your video I ordered it lol :D
    So, How do you like it so far?? Mine has not shipped yet so I'm very nervous to try it out :P

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  41. Aw i love the R&R packaging. I just wish that it wasn't so hard to buy them in Australia.

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  42. love your blog! i think you're absolutely gorgeous. i've tagged you with the stylish blogger award!!

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  43. where are you earring from??

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  44. My favorite so far is Ammo. The color shows up although it is a lighter brown color. I actually have snakeskin, lawsuit, chainlink, whiteheat, exile, provocative, spy, and scene. I am ashamed I have not really tried the others because I love Ammo.

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  45. I just purchased my first 5 Shadows. Thank you so much for all of the recommendations! I got Carat,Veil,Diffused,Snakeskin and Vintage. I can't wait to try them out! thanks for the wonderful post!

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  46. Hey jen! There's another haute look r & r sale today but all of the blushes were sold out within minutes of the sale starting. Would u recommend using any of the pinkish r & r eyeshadows as blushes? I was wondering if the formula was similar to the blushes. I was interested in buying privilege as a blush. I also plan on buying the matte brown r & r eyeshadow and using it as an eyebrow powder.

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  47. Because of you I got really crazy into R&R and I've bought over 30 different eyeshadows... Well at least I got almost all of them at just over $6 a pop, thank you sales. The ones I use daily are veil, skintight, vintage, and ammo. They make a fantastic neutral combination that isn't too much on a regular day. And for the person who asked, I use Privilege and Corset as blushes, the first one is a medium pink with gold shimmer, and the other one is a baby pink.

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  48. Sorry, one other thing. Does Exile have a good dupe in the Naked Palette?

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  49. Hi Jen...
    How about R&R brushes?
    any comments on them?
    thanks!

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  50. how and where can i get teh eyeshadows/ any store names?

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