Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Caliche
this post features a product provided without charge by the brand / PR for my consideration
Rouge Bunny Rouge released a second addition to the Raw Gardens eye shadow palette format recently. The first is the neutral-toned Antigo and this new one is the cool and mauve toned Caliche. I was very grateful to receive Caliche from the brand because I love cool tones. It's really not very rational because they don't always look very good on me. While I don't possess a golden warm toned skin, I have very strong yellow tones. Some cool shades just look really unflattering, contrasting strongly (and oddly) with my skin.
This does not, however, subdue my irrational love of cool tones. Especially for ones as beautiful as Caliche and with a product that looks so beautiful. *wipes spittle* Look at this thing of beauty. It's a large sized compact (same size as their face products), and the eye shadow forms quadrants with abstract zig zags emanating from the center.
Like Antigo, but even more so, there's a beautiful sheen to the shades when applied. It's more satin than matte. It has some of the nicest and silkiest textures and application of the colors is a breeze. While the shades themselves are not deep, they apply with good pigmentation with the exception of the lightest highlighting shade. I've applied dry, but they can also be applied with a damp applicator.
Here are swatches:
- Palest pink cream shade.
- RBR calls it a cool, medium toned aubergine. A bit reddened on my skin.
- Light cool grey mauve taupe
- A medium cool cocoa. For me, this shade has the most satiny sheen when applied on the lids.
Ah, the shades themselves are beautiful and coordinate cohesively together. And the texture of these Raw Gardens palettes is effortlessly beautiful. Again, as I am drawn like the moth to a flame, it isn't the best most flattering set of colors for me. I think the more neutral Antigo is more wearable on my skin, but I'm determined to make Caliche work for me.
I've tried them in two placements, both with same products actually. I'm wearing RBR Gracilis blush as well as RBR Dazzling Sip Tinted Luxe Balm in Specks of Cerise.
Look one uses the grey mauve taupe as the main lid shade, using the aubergine in the crease and the darker cocoa to define around the lash line (upper and lower). I used the palest pink cream just in the inner corners.
Look two also uses the grey mauve taupe as the main lid shade. I used the darker cocoa as the crease shade and also around my lash line. I used the aubergine in the outer crease for some more depth and used the lighest shade again as an inner corner thing. I used a deep bordeaux liner from THREE to create a little winged line.
Even with a kind of a slap dash application for both looks, it's effortless putting together a polished look. On the other hand, it's not the most flattering shades for me, but very beautiful product indeed. I think on cooler or more neutral toned skin, this would work really well.
(Oh my discount code on the RBR website is RBR-wondegondigo20. I have no affiliation and there's no compensation involved.)
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