This review is for the newly released Rouge Bunny Rouge Feline Gaze Long-lasting Eye Pencil in Calypso ($35, 3g).
The eyeliners contain natural antioxidants (Vitamin E), Theobroma Grandiflorum seed butter and Argan oil to nourish and sooth delicate eye tissue. The botanicals also help the eyeliner glide on very smoothly. The texture does not have as much slip as Urban Decay 24/7 pencils--it's more what I am used to with the Chanel Stylo Yeux waterproof pencils. The non-business end does not have a removable cap with a built-in sharpener, which is not an issue for me.
The eyeliner is housed in a plastic retractable pen that has a twist mechanism to dispense the color.
There are currently three colors available:
- Salome - Matte intense black
- Lola - Metallic dark brown, with light copper reflections
- Calypso - Jet black base with silver and aqua blue reflections
The silver-aqua shimmer is subtle until you see it in full sun.
In shade, the shimmer recedes into a sooty cool black.
Perhaps this was just the pen I received, but when I twisted it to bring enough of the color out for photo taking, I was unable to get the eyeliner to retract, so be careful the first time you use it and make sure you don't twist out too much product before you verify you can bring it back in again.
UPDATE: The ever-observant Modesty Brown has just informed me that it's written on the box: "non-retractable twist mechanism."
This eyeliner is densely pigmented, and true to its name, it is extremely long lasting. A single application at 8AM lasted until I showered at 11PM. I bet it would have been there the next morning if I had not washed my face.
Once this sets, it sets so work quickly. Don't be fumbling around for your smudge brush--have it ready. The photo below shows my attempt to rub off the color with a tissue. I rubbed over that swatch, firmly, at least 10 times, and this is what was left. Not even the shimmers migrated, and that is impressive because it means I can probably tightline with it, though I have not tried that yet.
Although long wearing, the swatch came off the back of my hand without too much effort using soap. On my eyes, I have used both Bioderma Crealine Micellar Cleanser on cotton pad and also Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, which I just swirled around on my lids with my fingertips at the last minute. Any basic eye makeup remover should do.
Bottom line: A nice one to try if you like black with shimmer.
This item was sent to me for consideration
All photos mine