Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Cream Eye Shadow in Chiffon Ringlet & Atlas Swallowtail

As you know, I am a big fan of Rouge Bunny Rouge's eye shadows.  They also offer a small assortment of cream eye shadows.  Today,  I'm showing the two I have which are both in wearable neutrals: Chiffon Ringlet & Atlas Swallowtail.
A very simple black plastic tube holds the creamy contents and has a small doe foot applicator.  The applicator pulls up a nice amount of product and the applicator is alight firm and looks a bit fuzzy.
I was drawn to these so that I can use it as a quick swipe-and-go eye shadow option.  Both Atlas Swallowtail and Chiffon Ringlet are easy neutral colors to do just that.
 Rouge Bunny Rouge describes Atlas Swallowtail as a
"Satin wash of nude taupe with pewter reflections; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic greyish hue of the same colour"

and describes Chiffon Ringlet as a
"Semi-sheer satin mauvish chocolate with copper reflections; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic hue of the same colour."

I tried to build up to show the opacity in my swatches and tried to capture the more metallic tone that was mentioned, but both sheer and and built up swatches remained satin.  While the colors are great basic colors, I find both the finish and performance very utilitarian.  It lasts well on the lids and blends well and sets.  It does work well as a wash as I originally intended, but I can't capture (in pictures or on my lids!) any complexity to these colors and feels a bit boring to me.
Slightly angled to better show the finish:
I guess neutrals by definition are kind of boring.  I find more success (in terms of look) by using these colors as a base shade, and then layering either my powder or loose powder eye shadows on top of them.

Are cream eye shadows a part of your regular rotation?  What do you use them for and which are your favorites?

This checks off another item on the work list!

11 comments :

  1. mmmmmm......not as wow as I expected- maybe can mark off my must have list!?

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    1. Right, now as WOW is exactly what I thought. The quality and wear time is perfectly lovely though.

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  2. i agree with MR...I had these on my Pinterest wish list, but swatches might have just killed...

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    1. :/ I tried to take prettier pictures, but this was the best I could do!

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  3. Tom Ford cream colour for eyes in Platinum, ABSOLUTE HGH status for me. I'm down to my last backup this week, le sigh! But they are releasing two new shades this summer!

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    1. Platinum was so pretty! I sent it to a new loving home. The texture and color were so lovely but it didn't look very good on my lids.

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  4. I really like the RBR cream shadows and I am not usually a fan of cream formulas as a rule. I know what you mean by neutrals not always being wow shades, but I think as long as you can find the right tone it can really just make the whole end look so much better xx

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    1. These are really nice and light in feel and they apply beautifully. I think I was expecting more of the metallic finish described in the built up color that I was a bit disappointed. I find these to be a nice base to build on though.

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  5. I think those are one of the best cream eyeshadows out there, love them! they are so easy to use as well, I find. I like them all :D / Claire xxx

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  6. i'm not against non metallic shadows ! :) i wish the brand was available in more stores, so i could see it in person! oh well

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    1. Me too! Then again, if RBR were in stores and I had in-person access to them... I could be in trouble. ;)

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