here, so I'm not going to bang on about that again. I do admire Rose-Marie Swift's dedication to producing high fashion products that are pure and beneficial for the skin, and I also enjoy the ease of use and pretty, flattering finish these products give me. I can see myself ending up owning all the colour products from this line in time (and probably not that much time; I have my eye on the Luminizer and Seduce eyeshadow already.)
Rapture is a warm brownish red that gives a natural flush to the cheeks and lips. It is very pigmented and I do have to apply quite sparingly to my cheeks to avoid the 'Aunt Sally' look, but it's very flattering and the colour is particularly winter appropriate; it gives a warm and lovely 'just-come-in-from-the-cold' look. I love this on the lips; if you find a lot of red tints turn pinkish on you, this is one to try. This would be absolutely beautiful on darker skins.
Solar is a sheer yellow gold. It doesn't give an Illamasqua Solstice block metallic look, it gives a wash of golden sparkle to the lid. I could see this working well on cheekbones and collarbones as a highlighter too. As I've mentioned before, the cream eyeshadows do crease, but I don't mind as they're easy to fix and I love the look of them. If creasing bothers you particularly, skip these though. I really like this just with black mascara and the Rapture on the cheeks and lips; it gives a subtly brightened natural eye that works very well with a reddish lip.
Both products cost £28 each, and are available at www.beingcontent.com. These were Christmas gifts.
Swatches: (please note, this is quite a heavy swatch of Rapture, it can also be sheered out on the cheeks.)