Rubenesque is the polite way of saying fat, you can actually say "Oh mother you look so rubenesque today" and chances are you won't get a slap, if you do well you really shouldn't be calling your mother names in the first place!
This is my second ever paint pot, what can I say I'm a slow starter. The thing is the paint pot colours never really spoke to me instore (not that any make-up ever actually speaks to me but hopefully you catch my drift) and I always seemed to bypass them in favour of a new blush or lipstick.
A good friend of mine wore Mac Rubenesque on her lids a little while back and I just had to know what she wearing when she said "Just a dab of primer and a quick slick of Mac Rubenesque", I made a mental note of must buy Rubenesque and use the word slick more often!
Rubenesque is described by Mac as a golden peach with golden pearl which is right on the money however they failed to add that it does have a slight pink sheen reflect to it in certain lights. If like me you are fairly new to Mac Paint Pots let me give you a quick run down, basically they are glass pots of cream eyeshadow that dry to a powder finish. They can be used as a base to give any shadow on top a little added kick or alone as a wash of colour. I find the more you use the more it creases and find them to work best with a good primer. When applied properly I easily get a good eight hours of solid wear.
Unlike some Paint Pots this has no glitter so it is soft to touch, has no gritty feel (less chance of it irritating your eyes and surrounding skin) and blends rather well. Like I said for the shadow to perform its best I really do recommend a primer before applying and if you want a solid block of colour let each layer dry properly and don't attempt to pack on one solid application of colour.
The odd thing about Rubenesque is that it shows up so differently on each skin tone, the darker you are the more it transforms into a golden tan shade which is still pretty but not really the reason I bought it. On my super fair friend it gleams a lovely peach shade yet on me it leans far more bronze.
Round Up - A golden peach cream eyeshadow with pink reflects, applies easily and well when applied correctly.
Best For - I find cream eyeshadows to work really well on my oily lids so I do recommend these for oily skin. Shade wise it is pretty universal and will suit the majority of people.
Availability - From all Mac counters and websites priced at £13.50