Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t be posting the past week, I have been home in Philly with the family and spending lots of time relaxing, and I have lagged a bit in posting. I will try to get back on my schedule as soon as possible!
So I have always wanted something from Melt Cosmetics, so when everything went on sale for Cyber Monday, I decided I just needed to try one of the eye shadow stacks. I chose the Rust Stack because it had 5 shadows (the regular stacks only have four) and the colors were right up my alley. Since I bought the stack, I have been using it non stop. The color scheme is unbelievably stunning and flattering. They match each other perfectly, so creating a cohesive eye look is really easy. I will go into a little more detail about each shade below. Let’s get started!
“soft vanilla matte”
I was a little skeptical about this shade only because of the yellow tinge to it. I usually like a pure vanilla with maybe a touch of pink in it for all over my lid. I was surprised by how flattering I found this shade to be. Instead of using it all over my eyes, I have been using it to blend everything together. It really softens up any harsh edges without looking chalky or powdery. This is also a nice subtle brow bone highlight.
“ultra matte apricot”
This shade is a perfect transition shade for more laid back looks. It isn’t too orange, but it is warm enough to match the rest of the stack. I love using this blended into my crease and a tiny bit above it with some brown liner and little else. This shade blends so easily and flawlessly, and it can be built up without looking overdone.
This is by far my favorite shade in the whole stack. It reminds me of Bobbi Brown’s Camel (and many other ‘ugly’ mustard shades I hoard), and it is perfect for blending into the crease. I don’t know what it is about these colors that makes them so unappealing in the pan but stunning on the lid. I know you can buy most of the shades in singles, so if you can find this one, I suggest grabbing it!
“rusted rich brown”
This is a great color for deepening up a more subtle look. I love to use this in the outer v and crease paired with Rubbish. This reminds me of a darker version of the shade Deep Skin from Morphe. This shade is very pigmented though, so you need to use a light hand if you only want a small touch. Luckily though, this blends easily so if you go a little overboard you can work with it.
“earthy dark brown”
I thought this would be just another dark brown to round out a palette, but it actually really impressed me. Something about it is very neutral and balanced, making it perfect for both cool and warm eye looks. I have been loving to use this in the outer corner of my eyes to makes them look larger and smokier.
All in all this stack was a huge hit for me! I got it on sale, but I would pay full price for this. All of the eye shadows are buttery and easy to blend, and none are patchy or chalky despite them all being matte. I definitely want to buy more of the stacks from Melt now. Let me know if you’ve tried any of the other stacks and what your thoughts are!