Romand has been a brand on my radar for a while, but since there wasn’t many reviews out there, I never took the dive.  Luckily for me, W2beauty asked if I’d like to try their products and I said.. HELL YA.  So here we are, the first of many reviews of Romand products.  Those of you who don’t know the brand story behind this brand, Romand was started by a “Korean beauty creator (aka. beauty guru)” named Min Sae Rom. She was actually ranked 4th in Naver beauty blogger.  If you don’t know what Naver is, Naver is kind of like the google of Korea, so to be named 4th is a pretty big deal.  Their price point is around the same as Pony effect, mid range where it is a little over roadshop but not as expensive as Sulwhasoo or Hera.  

Now I’ve been complaining for the longest time that K-beauty eyeshadows need to step up their game in terms of pigmentation.  Heck, I mean even Pony effect was a little disappointing but still better then a lot of other shadows I have tried. Going into trying this pretty new brand, I have no expectations so I’m hoping these will be a lovely surprise.  Let’s get started with this review!  Sorry I always babble in the intro hehe.

Full name of product:
Romand perfect styling eye palette in Glam day

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“This all-in-one palette designed with Korean YouTube star Gaeko’s expert eye (she’s a makeup artist and certified colorist) has everything you need for your day-to-night eye look. Ten matte and shimmery eye shadows help you mix and match to create the perfect eye look, seven days a week. Each shade offers great color payoff and glides on effortlessly without clumping or drying out. Everyday colors, like your base and contouring shades, come in a larger size, while “point makeup” shades are smaller so you don’t run out of your favorite shades too quickly. The gorgeous case and smart magnetic closure makes this palette as gorgeous to look at as it is to use.”

Price:
$44.00

Amount of product:
16 g

Duration before expiration:
3 years

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
W2beauty

Shades available:
Glam day

Temptation night

Ingredients:
#01 Glam Day: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Propanediol, Magnesium Myristate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 30 (CI 73360) Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Nylon-12, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Magnesium Myristate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propanediol, Polybutene, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 30 (CI 73360) Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Aluminum Dimyristate, Polybutene, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470) Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Glass, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Silver (CI 77820), Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polypropylene, Boron Nitride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polybutene, Propanediol, PTFE, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Glass, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 30 (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007) Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Propanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 30 (CI 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77499) Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Nylon-12, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Magnesium Myristate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Propanediol, Magnesium Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77492) Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Glass, Triethylhexanoin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Silica, Propanediol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77492) Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Glass, Nylon-12, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isostearate, Polypropylene, Magnesium Myristate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Propanediol, PTFE, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491) Glass, Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Mica (CI 77019), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Red 30 (CI 73360), Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Magnesium Stearate, Shorea Robusta Seed Butter, Propanediol, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

How to use:
Using make up brushes or your fingers, strategically place the eyeshadows to create your desire look.

Packaging:
First off, packaging from this brand is definitely gorgeous.  When it was first launched about a year ago, I wanted everything from this brand just for the gorgeous print.  Measuring at 5″x 2.8 ” x 0.5″, it comes in a white plastic case with a magnetic closure.

Inside, there is a nice sized mirror which I never really peel off the plastic for some reason.  Maybe it is my need to keep things perfect and clean :P.  I actually really like the placement of the eyeshadows and how the three largest pan of eyeshadows are the matte (and almost matte) shades that we would use the most for blending and what not.  The only matte shade that is a smaller pan is the brown, which is a shade I use the most but it also makes sense that it is on the smaller side since you don’t need that much.  As for the accent colors, they are all smaller since, well you need to use less of it of course.  The reflective gold frame is also a nice touch to make it look slightly more luxurious.

Color/ Pigmentation:
Okay, since I already mentioned that K-beauty shadows aren’t that great in the pigmentation department, I can’t say this is an exception.  When I first got this palette, I actually really liked it.  I thought the pigmentation was on point.  But as I tried it a little bit more, I got a little frustrated with it when I couldn’t use the dark purple (top right) to get a really dark to deepen up my crease.  So for me, although this eyeshadow palette isn’t super pigmented, I think it really depends on my mood for when I will like this palette.   When I’m in a natural, subtle mood and need a fool proof palette, this is a great one to go to since it has everything I need.  But when I want to be a dark goth princess (just kidding of the princess part LOL, but just to get my point across), this palette doesn’t do it for me.

If you were to get this palette, I would definitely use a primer with it since the pigmentation is a hell of a lot better with a primer or some sort of sticky base for the shadows to truly pop.

Top row (left to right):
-matte light pinky beige shade
-matte milk chocolate brown
-dark eggplant purple with gold shimmers

Middle row (left to right):
-Yellow gold with dense gold shimmers
-Satin finish beige champagne shade
-peachy coral shade with slight gold shimmers (satin finish)

Bottom row (left to right):
-Light brown bronze shade with fine bronze and gold shimmers
-Rose gold shade with rose gold and gold shimmers
-Raspberry pink shade with gold shimmers
-Bright orangey coral shade with gold shimmers

I really like the matte light pinky coral shade to the left of the palette but I think I’d actually use it more as a blush.  The milk chocolate brown is a nice transition shade, but it is a little too warm for my skintone.  I personally like shades like Mac cork eyeshadow for all over.  As for the dark purple, it just looks sad without a base.

With a primer, the two shade to the left is definitely more vibrant, and the sad looking eggplant shade is a lot better.  But when applied with a brush, it really doesn’t show up like this unfortunately.

Again, not that great of pigmentation with these shades as well.  The gold shimmer shade is really nice, but I actually think it would be able to perform a lot better if we were to foil it (we your brush and pack on the shade).

Kind of better?

Now the bottom row is a different story.  What on earth happened here LOL.  GORGEOUS shades.

 

Almost the same thing with or without primer but these are definitely slightly more vibrant.

Texture/ Finish:
Texture of the matte shades are really silky, almost buttery but not quite there.  I just wish the pigmentation for the matte shades were a little bit stronger, but matte shade sin general is quite hard to formulate.  The shimmer shades on the bottom row is definitely keepers.  The gold shimmery shade in the middle row needs a little bit of work, but if you want a shade just for chunky shimmers, then that is the shade for you.  Overall I think the texture of these shadows are workable, relatively blendable but you definitely need a primer underneath.

Here’s the most boring shadow look on earth.  I used the top left matte shade (pinky beige) all over the lid, then top row’s light milk chocolate to deepen up the crease.  I tried using the sad eggplant shade to further deepen the crease, but as you can see, it didn’t work out that great.  And this was me layering about four times.  For a slight shimmer and highlight, I used the light champagne shade (biggest pan in the middle) on the middle of my eyelid and some of the gold shimmery shade on the inner part of the crease.

A little bit of eyeliner and mascara and viola.  This is definitely more of a daytime look for me, but then again I don’t go out at night so this is usually all I wear haha.

Lasting power:
Lasting power for these is kind of so so, especially if you don’t use a primer.  With a primer, I get about average 6 hours of wear with slight fading.  I reckon if you have oily lids, lasting power might go a lot faster for you guys.

Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected but I think I have some eyeshadow up my nose from sniffing it HAHA.  I’m going to be sneezing some glitter out of my nose holes.

Pro:
-palette color combo well thought out
-great mix of texture (matte, shimmer, satin, glitter)
-silky, slightly buttery texture

Con:
-not as pigmented as I would have hoped (half of the palette at least)

Repurchase?:
If the pigmentation improved, I would definitely consider it since color combination and textures are well thought out and could be a great palette to travel with.

Stars given out of 5:
🌟🌟🌟

Overall thoughts:
Unfortunately for Romand, this didn’t really pass my harsh roasting test.  There are tons of pros about this palette including the color combinations, texture choices and the size of the pan depending on how much we would use them.  Honestly if that eggplant shade was pigmented right off the bat, this could have easily gotten a four star.  But since I had to work with that shade four times, trying to layer it and for it not to preform, it was a disappointment.  The shimmer shades on the bottom row is gorgeous, but good shimmer shade are easy to find.  Overall I give this palette an average three stars, especially with the price they are charging, I expect more for the money.

Product provided by W2beauty.

Just an FYI, W2beauty has revamped their whole site and they carry tons of products straight from Korea.  They also operate in Korea, so you care guaranteed the latest and greatest products.  Heck, I even see the Cosrx clear fit blemish cushion that I reviewed last week already on there.  On top of that, they have free international shipping for orders over $60 which is a pretty darn good deal if you ask me :P.  I can easily spend $60 on cosmetics HEHE.  Anyways, check out the site!

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