Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Luxury Brand to the Stars - Rodial Cosmetics Review

Hi Bellas,

I recently had the chance to try out some products from Rodial - a high end British cosmetics and skincare line.  I had heard of them after watching Pixiwoo rave about their products on their YouTube channel.  I reviewed a wide range of items - spray tan, concealer and makeup remover wipes.  It's nice to try some luxury products once in a while.  The line has been endorsed by all sorts of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, and Posh Spice - you know, all the hot ones!  If you're interested, make sure to check out my review!

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First off, this is definitely a luxury brand.  You can find this British product line at high end department stores like Nordstroms and Bloomingdales.  The packing is gorgeous with a slick metallic wrapping - it definitely feels like upscale goods.  I have three different products to try and I will of course give you all my honest review.

Glamtox Eye Pen - 36 pounds
What the company has to say:
Rodial glamtox™ eyelight pen is a revolutionary tinted formula that immediately erases any signs of fatigue and brightens the complexion. Infused with moisturising ingredients and cooling agents, Rodial glamtox™ eyelight pen treats eyes to an instant ‘pick me up’!



This new fantastic pen is a combination of a fast-acting eye cream and concealer all-in-one. The glamtox eyelight pen works to illuminate and brighten the under eye area and instantly diminishing dark circles.


Apply under the eye area and blend. A few strategic strokes (dark circles, hollow of the chin, contour of the lips and along the sides of the nose) immediately makes your skin appear rested, rejuvenated and radiant. A must have for the upcoming party season!

My Thoughts
PROS - This is a sheer coverage brightener/concealer.  It's pretty easy to use in that it has a built in brush and a few clicks dispenses product.  When you apply it correctly, it's gorgeous on the skin.  It looks super natural and you can't even tell you have makeup on.  Also good for highlighting.

CONS - Sometimes the cap doesn't snap on properly.  The tube is very sleek but sometimes it's a bit slippery...I find that when I'm handling the product I'll accidentally click the button and dispense product whn I don't need to.  The application can be too wet or too dry depending on the # of clicks you use and how much old product is on the brush.  I'm not sure how I feel about re-using the same brush applicator for sanitary reasons.

Glam Balm Wipes - 15 pounds
What the company has to say about it:
  • 25 extra gentle cleansing towelettes
  • The Rodial glam balm wipes are ideal for delicately removing all traces of makeup from the face, lips and around the eyes.
  • Natural, luxurious and paraben-free.
  • The special formulation is enriched with natural bisabolol, vitamin E, provitamin B5 and chamomile extracts which give these wipes their protective and moisturizing properties.
  • Opthalmologically tested, suitable for even the most delicate skin types.
  • Size: 100 cm x 100 cm

My Thoughts
PROS- The wipes have a nice smell and are soft and durable.  They gently remove makeup and are great for sensitive skin.

CONS - IMO, this is a bit pricey for 25 wipes.  The extra gentle formula doesn't do well in removing all traces of makeup like mascara and eye liner.

Brazilian Tan Airbrush 40 pounds
What the company has to say about it:
With the huge success behind Rodial's brazilian tan DARK, DAILY and LIGHT, Rodial is proud to present the new brazilian tan AIRBRUSH!


This innovative tan-in-a-can is a revolutionary new product to make self-tanning the easiest job ever!

360 degree spray technology for the perfect all-over coverage revolutionary formula sprays a fine tinted mist that gives an immediate glow,tan develops into a gorgeous golden long-lasting and even tan contains coconut oil and aloe vera to hydrate the skin and make the tan last longer tan formula is enriched with a beautiful gardenia scent to leave the skin smelling fabulous!

My Thoughts
PROS - The tanner is very easy to use.  I achieved a gorgeous wawm brown shade that wasn't too orange or red looking.  The spray features makes it convenient and less messy.

CONS - The spray feature is covenient but you still need to rub in areas where you may deposit too much product.  Like other tanning products, it does have that unpleasant tan smell.  To avoid this, I wait a few hours then I do a quick shower with scented body wash.  Unfortunately, I found that all the product washed off.

Final Thoughts
In sum, if you feel like splurging, these are definitely worth a look.  The packaging is truly gorgeous and their are a lot of really healthy ingredients in the products.  I'm really enjoying the Glamtox Eye Pen.  It reminds me of the YSL Touche Eclat and I've been lemming that for a really long time.  Happy shopping!

You can find these products at http://www.rodial.co.uk/ or at high end department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.  Check the website for availability in your area.

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review.  I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

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