I have a few other RMK items I still haven't gotten around to photograph (brow powder, cheek stick, etc.), but this Ingenious Powder Eyes N in 23 Red Brown was a 2017 summer release that Selfridges UK never picked up, which meant I had to hunt it down personally (thank you, Rakuten JP!).
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
Since this is in a series, I'll just go straight to the color description.
- 23 Red Brown: shimmer, medium intensity. Is more like a red or tawny beige. I've been seeing red beige around, though mostly in the form of lipsticks. Over the years, pretty much every lipstick line I saw in Japan had at least a few red beige variations. It wasn't until these past couple of years that red beige trended in eye shadows, and for good reasons, I think. It's not really red, as you can see. For someone with really warm yellow skin tone like me, a certain degree of red makes me look like I just came in from a horrible seasonal allergy day--red eyes, red nose, red cheeks. It's not just beige either, which I think is best for a base wash and for highlighting but is otherwise boring. This particular red beige gives me just the right around of depth without turning red or being boring. I love it and am so glad I hunted it down.
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