Rouge Bunny Rouge is best known for spinning enchanting fairytales with their makeup, and they rise to the heights of their prowess with their first ever eyeshadow palette. Raw Garden in Chronos is designed around the dark enchanted garden, filled with majestic bronze statues, cast iron door knockers, ancient garden benches and an occasional velvety patch of pale blue moss.
Presented in a black plastic lacquered palette, Raw Garden in Chronos is inspired by the luster and varying shades seen in the darkness and shadows of the Black Pearls. Inside the palette resides 5 full-sized brand new iridescent long-lasting eyeshadows in varying shades of muted metallics.
There is something about these shades that resound deeply with me this season. After seeing lots of bright blues and reds in the last few months, I am ready for deeper smokier colors.
Swatched from left to right according to palette, the shades are:
The textures are all buttery soft, the best of Rouge Bunny Rouge. They are all well-pigmented, and very easy to work with – a light dab on the brush for sheer wash of color, or pick up with a denser brush for easy color application. These can also be worn both wet and dry, although I have yet to try them wet (there has not been a need to!).
I’ve been enjoying Chronos more than any other palette lately (which is saying a great deal). I wear it both as a light wash of color followed by a smokey wing, and all over the lower half of my lid.
For the eye look above, I applied the Metallic Rosy Brown (2nd from left) all over the lid, followed by Midnight Blue Gunmetal (rightmost) on the outer corner. Aged Bronze (middle shade) in the crease to blend, and a dab of Champagne Pewter Highlighter (leftmost) in the middle of the lid and inner corner.
Next for a more intense look, I swept Midnight Blue Gunmetal along the lower half of the lid starting from the lash line up to mid-lid. Then, I blended Metallic Rosy Brown over the top and diffused out. Lined upper and lower lash line with Aged Bronze, and added a dash of Champagne Pewter Highlighter on the inner corners.
Blending the shades is effortless, and incredibly handy for a day-appropriate smokey eye. Black is way to austere, and I generally prefer using colors, so these muted metallic shades are perfect. The only problem I have is these Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows generally do not stay very long on my lids. I get about 6 hours before they start to fade and smudge a little. To ensure they last all day, I wear them with a good primer.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eyeshadow Palette in Chronos is limited edition, and available for sale online here.