The quint comes in a glossy navy blue, sturdy plastic compact that can easily fit in the palm of my hands. Both of the eyeshadow palettes are made in France and contain 6g/0.21oz.
Now at first glance, the compact looks rather simple - just a glossy dark navy compact. Nothing special.
However, slightly tilt the compact in the sun and you'll discover a beautiful glossy marine blue background with the initial CD. It's like a hologram!
Here's another shot for fun. The packaging went from simple to oh-so-pretty. Yes, I surely was having a fun time trying to capture this color difference.
Inside the compact houses 5 beautiful eyeshadows, a mirror, and two sponge tip applicators.
All of the eyeshadows in Rosy Tan are silky smooth and slightly frosty. I chose this palette because it has beautiful brown and taupe shades.
A close up of the individual shades. There is some angle distortion from the lens here. The most noticeable is the rich burgundy brown shade on the top right hand corner. You can see the gold shimmer infused in the pan.
Looking at the eyeshadows in the compact alone, I knew I was going to love 3 out of the 5 shades in this palette. When I swatch each of the colors, I fell in love with the bottom two shades the most. I was rather disappointed with the burgundy shade because I thought it would be richer and more multi-dimensional. Regardless, each of the shadows are very nicely pigmented, smooth, and not overly frosty.
Swatch by the window:
Swatch with flash:
As beautiful as they look in the swatch, I was underwhelmed when I applied the colors on my lid. It's not that the colors are not gorgeous, I guess I have to say they are not entirely unique. The overall result was similar to what I would achieve using similar MAC eyeshadows. I think as a beauty lover who owns a lot of similar neutral shades, I was expecting Rosy Tan to blow me out of the water. It surely impressed me with the texture, but not so much with the shades themselves. At the end of the day, I could not find the justification to keep Rosy Tan.
Bottom line: If you don't have similar shades to these in your collection, I highly recommend Rosy Tan because it is a high quality quint with lovely texture. The shades are all nicely pigmented with no glitter fallout. If you already have similar colors, check it out and try it on before making your purchase decision. For those who love neutrals no matter what, Rosy Tan will be coming home with you. I was told this will become a part of the permanent collection so there's no rush to grab it for those who are on a budget.
What's your take on Rosy Tan?