Sharing the beauty of Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette - Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette - Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge has enchanted me since I first heard of it. I’ve bought almost every one of their eyeshadows yet I resisted the Garden Eye Shadow Palette – Chronos for so long. Now that I have it I wonder what in the world made me doubt that this wouldn’t be for me. It’s so beautiful that I could just stare at it for hours. But instead I photographed it to share with you and now I’m wearing it and loving every minute of it.

Now you ask me why I love Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows, don’t you?? It’s a combination of unusual colors, fabulous pigmentation, and long wearing shadows that don’t fade away into oblivion.

1st three shadows in Chronos

1st three shadows in Chronos

The official descriptions of the first three shadows

Champagne Pewter Highlighter – a peachy metallic champagne
Metallic Rosy Brown – a peacock pink and gold shade
Aged Bronze – an interchanging, cool olive metallic

#1 champagne highlight shade

#1 champagne highlight shade

The first shade applies darker than it looks like it would. I find this a great lid shade but a little too dark for my typical browbone look. It’s a metallic shade with some sparkle to it. It works with every single shadow in the palette.

2nd shade Metallic Rosy Brown

2nd shade Metallic Rosy Brown

I’m mad for this metallic rosy brown, the perfect description of it. A little pink, a little taupe and a little gold combine to make a terrific shade for lid or crease.

3rd shadow metallic golden olive

3rd shadow metallic golden olive

If you know my taste then you know that this golden olive shade was the first I chose to use. While it’s called an aged bronze what I see is the patina of an olive gold.

Rouge Bunny Rouge golden olive and champagne highlighter

Rouge Bunny Rouge golden olive and champagne highlighter

Descriptions for the last two shades:

Aubergine Gunmetal – a dark, gold-tinged eggplant-grey metallic
Midnight Blue Gunmetal – a deep, smoky blue-grey metallic

I didn’t think it could get better but it does with the 4th shade. I’ve always loved purple shadows but as I get older not all love me. This is perfect because it’s a darkened pastel shade. It combines purple with gray to tone it down and then it tempers it with a touch of shimmery gold. Maqnifique.

RBR 4th shadow eggplant gray metallic

RBR 4th shadow eggplant gray metallic

The last shadow in Chronos is one I didn’t think I could wear, what a mistake that was in my thought process. It’s a beautiful smoky teal gray metallic that looks absolutely gorgeous with either of the first two shades in the palette. While it looks muddy on the flocked sponge, it’s a very unusual and wonderful shade once on.

5th Chronos shade

5th Chronos shade

None of these shades are the typical colors you’ll find in other brands. There can be an almost muddy quality to them but that’s not an insult. It’s just that they are unusual and much better suited for someone with sophisticated taste.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Chronos swatches

Rouge Bunny Rouge Chronos swatches

This is a limited edition palette that costs $59. I bought mine at Beautyhabit when they had free shipping. It’s also available at Rouge Bunny Rouge.chronos_1_2

As always Rouge Bunny Rouge shares a story with their Long Lasting Hummingbird eyeshadows: ”

Hints of Darkness is one of the signature ideas of the Enchanted Garden, and one that hides a multitude of shades and shadows locked inside.
Whether it’s the majestic bronze statues, ennobled with verdigris; or the cast iron door knockers, darkened by time; or the ancient garden benches with an occasional velvety patch of pale blue moss – their mysterious, untouched darkness is a constant watcher of time. And so the Artists of the Enchanted Garden have chosen those timeless metallic colours for their astounding new chef d’oeuvre.
In the treasure chambers they found the source of the most beguiling, exotic shine ever seen in the inimitable lustre of Black Pearls, wondrous children of Nature and Time, black and yet aglow with a multitude of colours.
On the edge of metallic and organic, the silky-soft shades of the Limited Eye Shadow Palette RAW GARDEN in ‘Chronos’ are created to beautify every eye colour and each classic look that usually is created in a variety of greys and blacks.”
If you believe in Enchanted Gardens like I do then it’s time to pick this up before Chronos is gone. — Marcia

Makeup Wars shares their favorite purple eyes

Do you think of Crayola purple when you imagine wearing a purple eyeshadow?

photo credit: bemused.typepad.com

photo credit: bemused.typepad.com

The shade that we grew up with if only had a box of 8 or 16 crayons is not the purple that Makeup Wars is in love with. As we’ve grown up Crayola purple is our last love but has led to many other shades within that range of color. Ones we didn’t imagine when we were 8 years old.

My purples are all over the board from lavender to violet to wine to almost black. All are beautiful and all have something special about them.

Makeup Wars loves purple eyeshadows

Makeup Wars loves purple eyeshadows

1. CHANTECAILLE TANZANITE

Chantecaille Tanzanite eyeshadow

Chantecaille Tanzanite eyeshadow

If you’d ask me to name one eyeshadow that was my favorite purple this would be it. I’ve gone through several of these since it’s got just the right amount of blue in it for me. Seeing it in the pot I’d never think it was a blue purple but on my eyes it is. I’m not putting these in any order except to say this has always been my number 1.

2. NARS KAUAI

Nars Kauai duo

Nars Kauai duo

Nars Kauai purple

Nars Kauai purple

I love this metallic violet. Nars describes the duo as Gold Lame and Smoky Iridescent Orchid. I don’t use the gold because it’s very sparkly and gets all over my face. But this purple is to die for.

3. ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE DELICATE HUMMINGBIRD

Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Humingbird

Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Humingbird

I swear this is more purple in person but in reality it’s a taupe purple. It’s not intensely pigmented but it’s beautiful and easy for me to wear. A combo of two favorite colors can’t be wrong.

4. LE METIER DE BEAUTY PLUM

Le Metier de Beaute Plum eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Plum eyeshadow

This is almost a periwinkle shade. It is a typical LMdB eyeshadow in that it’s sheer (sheerer than my swatch) and works well for layering. But most days I’m not in the mood to layer so I use this with a firm brush and get a lot of pigment from it.

5. LE METIER DE BEAUTE FIG

Le Metier de Beaute Fig eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Fig eyeshadow

Alone Fig is not a favorite but it works so well when using the Couches de Couleurs method. This is a very brown version of fig with a touch of red. It can change a look from day to night with ease.

6. CHANEL MAGIC NIGHT OMBRE ESSENTIAL

Chanel Magic Night

Chanel Magic Night

Sadly Magic Night is discontinued but I had to include it since it really is a favorite. The undertone of Magic Night is milk chocolate and it has purple pigment added to create a shade that makes for a beautiful smokey eye. One of the advantages to this shadow is that you can easily use gradient tones so you can get a great look with just this one shadow.

7. TARINA TARANTINO MAGICAL JEWEL EYESHADOW PALETTE*

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

Tarina Tarantino Jewel Palette in Magical

I am totally in love with this palette. I’ve been wearing it at least 3 days a week for the last few weeks. Every shade in this is gorgeous and creates a perfect cool toned eye look. There’s mauve, smoky amethyst, violet, creamy white and a light pink lilac. It wears like a dream. The name Magical fits it completely. A full review will be forthcoming.

Chantecaille, Nars, RBR, LMdB x2, Chanel

Chantecaille, Nars, RBR, LMdB x2, Chanel

Tarina Tarantino Magical

Tarina Tarantino Magical

So there you have my very unCrayola line of favorite purples. I love the variations available and that I don’t have to look like a crayon.

Are any of these in your repertoire? Any favorite purples I should look into? — Marcia

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*TT provided for editorial consideration, remainder were purchased by me