Blackpepper Jay is a very dark, smoky brown colour. For some reason whenever I try and take a picture of it in the pan, it looks much lighter than it really is. The pictures of the untouched pan certainly look much lighter so I have included extra pictures to try and show you how dark the colour is. I have also included a comparison to MAC Carbon to demonstrate that Blackpepper Jay is a very dark brown rather than black.
Hopefully you can see from the swatches that the colour has touches of plum and charcoal grey to it. I find it a much more interesting because of these nuances to the colour. I like to use it both as a crease colour and also along the lash line to create a flattering smoky eye. Like other RBR eyeshadows, it is very pigmented and super smooth. Although pigmented, it is still very easy to blend the colour. As it is a dark brown rather than black, I find it's not as severe and allows me to create a darker eye look without making me feel it looks to harsh on my *ahem* maturing eyes!
|Top - Blackpepper Jay, Bottom - Carbon|
For me, this has been another really successful RBR purchase. I'd hesitated to buy it before as I thought it might be a little 'boring' but I need to remind myself that even staple colours are easier to work with when you buy from a good quality brand.
Do you like to spend money on staple colours or do you prefer to save the splurges for exciting or limited edition purchases?