Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow Palette (2020) Review & Swatches

 

Rust

Melt Cosmetics Rust 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new–probably permanent–palette that extends the original Rust Eyeshadow Stack with five additional shades. The brand indicated that Rott was changed slightly, but in terms of being better in quality but also a bit in color.

Melt Cosmetics Classic Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Classic EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Classic Eyeshadow

Classic

Classic is a light, buttery yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and more substantial–a huge step-up from the original shade–and held together better on bare skin.

It had opaque pigmentation that applied similarly as it didn’t sheer out as readily but was blendable along the edges. There was still light powderiness in the pan and a touch of fallout during application. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Melt Cosmetics Antique (2020) Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Antique (2020) EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Antique (2020) Eyeshadow

Antique (2020)

Antique (2020) is a light orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. I found the color to be a bit darker and richer compared to the original in the Rust stack, but I think that could have had a lot to do with improvements in texture and general pigmentation.

The consistency was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out, so while it was blendable, I was still able to get nearly opaque coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Melt Cosmetics Erode Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Erode EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Erode Eyeshadow

Erode

Erode is a rich, tangerine orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was smooth, velvety, and substantial without being too powdery. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours and left a faint stain behind after removal.

Melt Cosmetics Rubbish Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Rubbish EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Rubbish Eyeshadow

Rubbish

Rubbish is a rich, yellowed, light brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that applied evenly to my lid and diffused well along the edges but wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. The consistency was soft, smooth, and not too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

Tarnish

Tarnish is a medium-dark gold with strong,w arm undertones and a lightly sparkled, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the texture felt a bit drier and more loosely-pressed so there was light fallout during application. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or fingertip for application if fallout is a deal-breaker. It was still better than some of Melt’s recent shimmer shades, though. On me, I noticed faint fading after eight hours of wear and a smidgen of fallout over time.

Melt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Rust EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Rust Eyeshadow

Rust

Rust is a richer, medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges without sheering out too readily.

The texture wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush but didn’t kick up tons of product in the pan either. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Redox

Redox is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture felt more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it needed to be used a few times, which helped it yield more coverage with less effort.

It had opaque pigmentation once I got through that first layer or two, but there was some fallout during application. It lasted well for eight hours with faint fallout over time.

Melt Cosmetics Mar Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Mar EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Mar Eyeshadow

Mar

Mar is a deep brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The consistency was a little drier to the touch, but it wasn’t too powdery and wasn’t prone to fallout. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Ravage

Ravage is a deep brown with muted, more olive undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly pressed into the pan, which made it one of the brand’s better shimmers in the slim palette format. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and didn’t show signs of fading until after eight hours of wear.

Melt Cosmetics Rott #2 Eyeshadow

Melt Cosmetics Rott #2 EyeshadowMelt Cosmetics Rott #2 Eyeshadow

Rott #2

Rott #2 is a blackened brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were very faint micro-shimmers visible in the close-up photo but not so much in practice. It was a much deeper take on the original Rott with better performance with respect to pigmentation and texture.

It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture felt more velvety, less powdery than the original, but it worked best applied in sheerer layers or else blending the edge wasn’t as foolproof. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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