Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

July 18, 2016

Eyeshadows with warm neutral colors and velvety matte finish usually means heaven for me. So when I saw the new Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack, I knew deep in my ‘makeup-adoring heart’ that we would be bff’s.

Some of you may remember, I did a review of Melt’s original Dark Matter Stack here, followed by a makeup tutorial featuring four different looks here. The Dark Matter stack practically became my go-to palette since, so I was super excited to add the new Rust Stack into that mix…

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Melt Cosmetics is famous for their “stack” style eyeshadows. The base of each pan is magnetized which means you can stack them on top of each other. The lid has the Melt logo printed on it, with a round mirror on the inside.

These stackable eyeshadows are great for travel and for picking and choosing your favorite colors. There are different stack combinations on the Melt Cosmetics website, however they recently started selling all the eyeshadows in singles too so you can mix and match and create your own custom stacks.

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

As per the name, the Rust Stack was inspired by the colors of rust. With an array of rich warm shades, the colors are complimentary to many different skin tones. Unlike the previously released eyeshadow stacks which featured four eyeshadows, the Rust Stack comes with five colors.

Looking at the color range, one might think they’re very ‘fall inspired’, however the warm undertones provide plenty of variety to create different looks. The hints of orange and red can be used to compliment shimmering bronze summer skin or to create sultry smoky eyes. They also make great transition colors to be used with shimmer or glitter shadows. The options are endless really.

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Left to Right: Classic, Antique, Rubbish, Rust, Rott

As with the original Dark Matter Stack, what stands out the most about the Rust Stack eyeshadows is the velvety matte finish. Usually matte colors can be hit and miss in terms of pigmentation and texture, but these shadows deposit plenty of color, apply and blend evenly throughout.

I also really like the gradient of color through this stack. There’s a vanilla shade with a yellow undertone which is great for adding light and dimension; as well as a cool toned chocolate brown which provides a good balance to the rest of the palette.

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

The color Rubbish in particular is quite unique. It has a yellow/ mustard undertone and looks stunning smudged around the top and bottom lash line against a sharp black liner.

Rust is also another one of my instant favorites. I’m already drawn to warm eyeshadows so this color has just enough brown mixed with just enough orange/red.

I’ve been loving Antique as a transition color in the crease or a wash of color over the eyelids. Paired with Rott smudged into the lash line, it creates a soft everyday look with a pop of color.  So many amazing combinations.

Here are couple of looks as modelled by the founders of Melt Cosmetics, Lora and Dana. How gorgeous are they!

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

Melt Cosmetics Rust Stack

I absolutely love my original Dark Matter Stack, so for me it was a given that I purchase the Rust Stack to add to the collection.

I can foresee Melt Cosmetics expand their line to include more eyeshadows – both matte and shimmer, blushes, and highlighters – which they’re already due to release soon. The stack system makes it very practical to mix and match a variety of products and colors; and who doesn’t love customizing their makeup right? :)

The Rust Stack retails at $58 and can be purchased on the Melt Cosmetics Website. They do offer international shipping too!

 

What do you think of the Rust Stack? Do you have any Melt Cosmetics favorites?

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11 comments

Sam July 20, 2016 - 11:16 am

Such gorgeous colors!!!!!

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MelissaD July 19, 2016 - 11:58 am

I placed my order last week, still waiting for delivery. After seeing your review I’m even more excited!!!! can’t wait to use these colors :D

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Sarah July 20, 2016 - 2:32 pm

I can relate to the anticipation of receiving that package. Enjoy it!! :)

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Zamira July 19, 2016 - 9:17 am

There goes my cash lol Beautiful colours and beautiful photos.

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Sarah July 20, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Thank you Zamira :)

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Katie July 19, 2016 - 7:34 am

Hi Sarah I bought the dark matter stack after seeing your makeup looks on pinterest. I don’t think I used anything else since. I saw this rust stack on IG but your photos confirm it’s another must have. Excited to place my order asap! Thank you!

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Sarah July 20, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Great colors and quality on both stacks so I’m sure you’ll enjoy the Rust Stack just as much :)

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Tracy Manning July 19, 2016 - 7:04 am

I love matte eyeshadows and these are calling my name. I was thinking about buying the Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette after your post but there are some colors in there I know I won’t use. This on the other hand is perfect. Thanks for the review Sarah!

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Sarah July 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Thanks Tracy!:)

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Emily July 19, 2016 - 4:48 am

These colors!! Such a different mix of colors. I think I have a spot for this stack in my makeup draw lol

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Sarah July 20, 2016 - 2:29 pm

my thoughts exactly :)

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