Rubenesque is described as MAC as being a ‘golden peach with gold pearl’ which sold me on the description alone, as I love peach shades. I didn’t research the MAC Pro Longwear Rubenesque Paint Pot as thoroughly as I would normally do for an higher end purchase, and assumed I’d love it from the description but I didn’t expect the colour to be so warm toned against my cool skintone.
It has almost has a duo-chrome effect, where it looks pink in some lights and gold in others. I find the MAC Pro Longwear Rubenesque Paint Pot to have a slightly tackier, thicker consistency than my other MAC Paint Pots and has amazing pigmentation.
For my skintone, I’ve found that the most complimentary way to wear MAC Rubenesque was by applying it very sheerly by dabbing my fingertip across my eyelids for a subtle golden peach wash of colour. When applied more sheerly, Rubenesque appears more golden and makes my eyes look really sparkly and bright.
I do think that this shade would look a lot nicer on a warmer, darker skintone.. or with a tan as opposed to my super pale cool skintone. I wish it was a little more muted as it looks pretty bold on my eyelids, but it is still super pretty just like the rest of the MAC Paint Pots.
Just like all of MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot’s, the formula of is fantastic and has a lovely smooth consistency which stays put for at least 8 hours without fading, flaking or creasing. I love MAC Paint Pots as they’re so versatile, allowing you to wear them alone or as a base for powder shadows.. but sadly this shade wasn’t for my skintone so I sold it in my blog sale so somebody else could love it.