Ok so I was lemming Rubenesque for a really long time. I did a CP with a lady in the US and seeing as MAC is cheaper there, I figured I'd ask her to swap me for it. So here I was really excited to get it and I was over the moon when it came to my door but I'm so disappointed with this product. I think I actually dislike/don't use most of my MAC products because they can be sooo hit and miss, the only thing I KNOW I like are the lipsticks.
I read the reviews here and saw people complaining that it applied patchy and stuff, well I didn't take it that seriously because I was so in love with the pretty Rubenesque I had swatched in store. I just had to have it. I'm so disappointed because It applies so patchily and uneven! I can't get an even wash of colour on my eyelids at all. I've tried applying with my fingers, with a dense concealer brush, with primer, without primer, with moisturiser and without, you name it, I have really tried to make this work because it is very pretty. Such a disappointment. Although I don't like it, I will give it one point - it doesn't crease when used over primer. I know people like to use this as an eyeshadow base but I can't vouch for its effectiveness as one, I just intended to use it as a cream eyeshadow. The patchy and uneven application actually makes my eyelids look horrendously dry, flaky and crusty. Lol. What a disappointment.
Packaging's good, this is just a little glass jar with the black lid, pretty typical of MAC, nothing special or OTT about it.
Would I buy this again? LOL wut, never in my life. When I finish 6 of my other MAC products I'll gouge this crap out of the pot with a smile on my face and take my containers back for a pretty lipstick. BACK TO MAC YOU GO.
I have had this for six months and use it most days. You would think it was brand new! Not even a dent. It's such a good colour for yellow toned women (NC20) as a base under neutrals, browns and golds. I also use it as a base for bright colours, it adds slight iridescence and lasts for like 24 hours. The only time I don't where this is when I wear a blue based pink blush or lipstick. It clashes because Rubenesque is really warm and peachy. Smooth as butter and gorgeous! Also I apply with my finger, the warmth makes it so smooth going on to the lid. I know some people like to use a synthetic brush.
I don't know why the MAC gal chose "rubenesque" for me, it was so orange and frosty, I didn't like it. The Bare Study is PERFECT..I have NC-20 skin, dark hair, green eyes, and its a beautiful shimmery champagne beige that is perfect for an everyday look or to glam up bolder colors. I will definitely recommend this one.
I really liked this product! The color was so gorgeous! The consistency was very creamy! This color really goes well with a lot eyeshadows! I will absolutely be repurchasing this again!
I love this product! Beautiful as a sheer wash of color over the lid or built up for a more intense color. Also great as an eyeshadow base. I'm looking forward to trying the Bare Study paint pot!
My gripe with this is the color. I have pale skin, medium brown hair, and brown eyes. For some reason this color doesn't do much for me. However, the product is creamy and does not crease on me. If this color works for you then this is a good purchase.
This is one of my favourite shadows to wear. I was told that it is a base primer but i just wear it alone and the color is amazing on its own and the lasting power is amazing. I normally apply UDPP underneath eyeshadows but there's no need for this. It just stays on all day and doesn't crease at all. Love this product though I find a bit expensive it's a great investment because it will last you a long time !
I love this product and wear it almost every time I wear shadows. It makes a fantastic base for powder shadows to adhere to. Even if I wear it alone, the goldeny peach color makes my green eyes absolutely pop :) Totally worth the price.
I love this shade it is so lovely! I would describe it as a golden peach. It does have a large amount of peachy orange but with the beautiful golden sheen it pretty much will look good on anyone. I love how unique it is. It does not crease on me..though I still do like to wear a primer with all my shadows. However it probably isn't needed. Love this!
I love this. It's one of my favourite items of makeup. I love the shade, it's so beautiful and shimmery and golden (but not straight up gold, gold with lovely apricot/peach tones). It kind of reminded me of Benefits Gilded pencil upon first glance. I think this is perfect for summer, I love to just slap it on my lids and swipe on some mascara, it looks nice with my slightly tanned skin and I don't like to wear scads of makeup in the summertime. Sometimes I'll add a deeper shade to the outer corner and crease (love Wet 'n' Wild's Vanity palette for that). I don't use a primer and this really doesn't crease badly on me at all. By the end of the day if I wear it from 7 AM to 10 or later in the evening it will have faded and creased a touch but it's still there and honestly, that's good enough for me. If I have to go out after work I always redo my makeup anyway so it doesn't bother me that it does not last 15+ hours.