Ever found a product that seems like the perfect one for you? Colour, formulation, finish? That was the Ash and Eye Soots from Rituel de Fille for me. I researched them for weeks, looked up swatches and read reviews until I finally splurged on these three shades: Divinus, Sigil & Half Light.
These shadows are described as a magical concoction of intense, smoldering, everlasting colour with the texture between powder and cream. See why I was enticed?
*Divinus & Half Light both contain carmine. Look at the individual ingredients listing to see which shades are carmine free.
These retail for $58.00 AUD/$38.00 USD for 5.75g. As far as I know they’re only available at Mecca Cosmetica in Australia. I bought mine from Beauty Heroes, but they’re stocked at many places online.
Let’s talk about the packaging. Almost every reviewer complained about the packaging and I understand why. If you have even a slightly long nail, you’ll struggle just as I do. It’s easiest for me to use a brush or a spatula, You’ll achieve a more diffused sweep of colour with a flat eyeshadow brush, so the best one for more impact is the Circle 1. The bristles pick up the most colour with little effort and is also a great size for my little eyelids. Don’t get me wrong, the hexagonal pots are beautifully designed and suit their aesthetic, they’re just not practical.
Sigil, Divinus & Half Light
Coppery Rose Gold
This wears very warm on me and has the most amazing reflex between gold and warm pink. It definitely has the most noticeable, slightly chunkier shimmer. It can crease on me, regardless of whether I’ve used less foundation as a base.
Warm Rosé Champagne
I really like that this shade isn’t like most ‘champagne’ shades, that lean too pink or yellow. It’s actually quite beautifully balanced and comes across as a neutral, but super shimmery light taupe on me. This is the kind of every day shimmer I love using to brighten up my eyes, on the lids, inner corner and lower lash line. This one doesn’t crease as much and can last all day.
Warm, Soft Taupe
I chose this one with the hopes it resembled the RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Myth. It is a fair bit darker than that shade, but that might be because it has better colour payoff. I really like using this creamy shadow as a liner. It has the least amount of shimmer out of the bunch, but it’s definitely not a matte, flat finish. I find the pigment does fade quicker than I’d like (doesn’t last a full eight hours) but it does so evenly. The shimmer on the inner corner of my eye here is Sigil.
I had my hopes up for these and since buying them, I’ve used Sigil and Half Light almost everytime I’ve done a full face of makeup. I really like the soft shimmer of Sigil, very reminescent of the RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Myth. Half Light is great for a softer liner (which I often prefer over pencil liners).
I find these to be a more wearable version of the RMS Beauy Eye Polish. Those are beautiful but with the heavy oil/wax base, there is less colour pay off that fades and creases very, very quickly. They’re great for a very specific, undone look, that you have to accept will look a bit less polished and lived in. I love that these have better colour payoff, that can at least be built up without it feeling slick.
Another great thing is that they will last a long time. There’s a lot of product in such a little pot! I just hope I have more reason to wear them out and about, as I love easy to blend, one and done eyeshadows!
At the time of posting (04/06/2021) Half Light and Sigil are still available directly from Rituel de Fille, however I think Divinus was a limited release.