|promo picture from Zuneta|
I thought it time I reviewed the Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-lasting Matt Eyeshadows, which I have had since last May.
Grey Go-away Lourie is a mid-toned slate grey. No blue or brown undertones, just grey. I like this because it means whatever pigment already exists in eyelids will transform this color into the most appropriate grey for you. Like a mood ring! If your lids are lilac, the way mine used to be, GGaL will appear as a blue grey. If your lids have taken on that teabag tint that comes with age/sun damage, GGaL will appear more taupe. In the pan, the color reminds me a little of wet cement, but it's the prettiest cement I have ever seen.
Blackpepper Jay is a deep, sooty, charcoal brown, which, no matter how many pictures I took, I could not capture the rich depth (and is the reason why I included the promo shot). BpJ is slightly too intense for me to use as a crease color, but I like it very lightly applied to the outer third of my lid to deepen and add complexity to other shadows. It also makes a nice liner, but because these shadows are so incredibly blendable, they can move around a bit, so to stay put as liner, I need to use an aid, such as Paula Dorf Transformer.
I have already lauded the quality and formula in my other RBR eyeshadow posts. Rouge Bunny Rouge does an outstanding job with mattes. They feel so buttery, it's hard to believe they are powder. Rich and superfatted, it's easy to swipe a swath onto lids with a fingertip. But since I want these to last, I treat the pans with care, typically using the Shu Uemura #10 Natural brush, if I am applying on the movable lids, or the Hakuhodo S133, if I am applying to the crease.
If you have dry skin, don't write these mattes off just yet. I am certain this formula can be worn by dry and oily skins alike, though oilier lids might prefer to use a primer. As for older skin, the finish of the matte formula is so velvety it never looks dry, dusty, chalky, or crepey. My only regret is that there are but four colors--all neutral staples--and only two that flatter my coloring. So far.
Bottom line: Best in class. Excellent basic colors that should become classics for many.
All photos mine except (1) from RBR/Zuneta