Falling For… Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear Long-Lasting Eye Shadow

RBR Embrace of Cashmere, Abyssinian Catbird, Olive Violetear EOTD

Green is one of my favorite colors to wear on the eyes and nails. In the green family, nothing is more appropriate for the autumn mood than khaki and olive. With all the olives and khakis I own however, something was missing from my collection. Something matte or barely satin, something that will work well to give dimension and depth in my outer half/crease. Then Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear Long-Lasting Eye Shadow came into my life!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle on the left, Olive Violetear on the right.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle, Olive Violetear

Some Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eye Shadows come both as potted singles (24 euros) and refills (17 euros), and Olive Violetear is one of them.

RBR Olive Violetear Long-Lasting Eye Shadow

Olive Violetear is a dirty olive with a bit of a satin sheen. It is almost cool-toned, but I have paired it with warm-toned shades and it is quite a team player. The texture is very finely-milled, smooth, and pigmented. The only difference I observed (compared with the other Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows I own) is that it is less “buttery.” I think it has more to do with the finish than anything else. In any case, it produces no fall out and doesn’t require much building up. This is not a shade you can accidentally overdo, as it blends incredibly easily (consistent with my experience).

RBR Olive Violetear closeup

Besides the great quality, what I love the most about Olive Violetear is its versatility. Like I said, it seems to go with every shade I can think of, regardless of undertone. It seems to waltz onto the lid with no effort on my part to give my outer third/crease very natural-looking definition with an olive twist!

Here is how it swatches:

RBR Olive Violetear swatch

Doesn’t look too exciting? You have to see how it looks on!

I have incorporated Olive Violetear in two looks. The first is very simple and everyday with Burberry Pale Barley on the inner two thirds and Olive Violetear on the outer third/crease. See the soft definition and a hint of olive?

Burberry Pale Barley, RBR Olive Violetear FOTD

Burberry Pale Barley + RBR Olive Violetear

Additional makeup worn in this look: Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color (review coming up soon) and Guerlain Flirt Shine Automatique (LE from spring 2013).

The second look sparkles a bit more with Rouge Bunny Rouge Embrace of Cashmere Loose Glitter Pigment in my inner corners/third, Abyssinian Catbird in the middle third, and Olive Violetear on the outer third. I lined my upper waterline and lash line with a black pencil liner before going over with Bobbi Brown Forest Ink:

Dior Mazette Rouge Dior FOTD

RBR Embrace of Cashmere, Abyssinian Catbird, Olive Violetear FOTD

RBR Embrace of Cashmere, Abyssinian Catbird, Olive Violetear EOTD

Additional makeup worn in this look: Le Métier de Beauté Coral Nymph and Dior Mazette Rouge Dior (review coming up soon).

Bottom line: I see Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear working well for those who also enjoy green, and basically everyone who likes soft definition with a barely-satin texture. You can pair it with pretty much everything and it will work! I am guilty of having overlooked this because it seems so bland and perhaps a bit too cool for my skin tone, but it turned out to be a true chameleon and team player!

In other news: I’ve got a new key chain! Rouge Bunny Rouge periodically offers this hefty and well-made key chain as gift with purchase. If you see it, don’t miss out because it’s not one of those flimsy things that you wouldn’t want to use! Mine is already in service.

RBR key chain

Also, Rouge Bunny Rouge is having a 20% discount to celebrate the anniversary of their webshop until the 14th. If you have been eyeing anything, it might be a great time to go ahead!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator (and enabler) xx



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    WOW. I really like this one a lot! It’s so cool toned and amazing!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I thought it’s cool-toned as well but it does seem to work with warmer shades!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    ooo i like the color! Ok i think when i finally bite the bullet on some rbr i’ll get this one!!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Joyce! Go get yourself some RBR eyeshadows: you won’t regret it!

  • FoodGlossEtc

    I have yet to get me some RBR. This might be the one that will finally push me over the edge. Beautiful color! Thanks for sharing, Sunny! xo, Emilie

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Emilie, you reaaaalllly should try some RBR! You have exquisite tastes for makeup, and I think RBR will fit right into your collection!

  • Bella

    I have not yet tried anything from this brand either. Those colours are really lovely. A question, could you also do close-ups of your eye looks in future so we can see exactly how you blended?

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Bella, I’ll try that! I’m still fiddling with my new camera/flash. I’ll try to figure it out soon!

  • Icaria

    Oh why is RBR only available online? I have a blush I have yet to review and based on it’s quality would looove to try their e/s! This one would be a great every day shade for me.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, aww I know! They don’t have any counters around us LOL You should just go ahead and get some though! I love everything I’ve picked up, and I use every piece often enough!

  • http://lippylash.blogspot.com lippylash

    I haven’t tried anything of this brand. Those colors are gorgeous basics!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Natasha, you should take a look at this brand! They don’t have a huge line-up, but everything I’ve tried is amazing!

  • Kate Driveller

    This is such an elegant, unexpectedly seasonal look :D And I LOVE your blouse/dress. Can’t believe I don’t have this shade with my love of greyed greens, but RBR cream in Velvet Fritillary is one of my faves :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kate! It’s a dress that I got a couple of years ago :) You should lay your hands on this! Velvet Fritilary might be a bit too gray for me, but now I’m tempted!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I love that it has a little olive in it, likey likey! Green really works well for me, but so do all other shades that have slightly greenish undertones.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I agree! Green looks GREAT on you! Do you have some olive undertone like me? I have noticed that everything that has some green pulls greener on me than others (and I really like that)!

  • Memoiselle

    This is such a gorgeous taupe! I like this shade for my base eyeshadow color, a great day to night shade!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meryl, ooo I should try to use it as an all-over base color! Haven’t tried that yet!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Olive greens are REALLY flattering on you! Loved the look with Olive Violetear! Beauts! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kristen! It MIGHT be my olive undertone. At least that’s the only explanation I can find!

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    this is a subtle yet alluring beauty! you look fabulous wearing this color.
    (but must you temp us with the GWP and the code, Sunny..??! gah) ;p

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lena! Sorry about that but I had to share! The key chain is not available for the moment, but they offer it often enough!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I really want RBR to reformulate a few things so I can try them, lol. Boo, parabens.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Awww that’s a bummer! I didn’t notice that!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    I often feel like greys can go a bit ashy on me sometimes, but grey mixed with green is always a winner! This looks very classic and elegant on you

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, same here! I’m not big on gray. Fortunately this one doesn’t look that gray on me to begin with. Thanks :)

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    ha enabler indeed! i like the first look a lot. sometimes i forget how awesome really simple eye can look :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jenn! I think everything looks a little “more” in real life, but still. Both looks are pretty everyday!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    This is such a gorgeous shade! I love greens too but not really on my eyes but maybe bc they are green, I do looove it on my nails! 20% off is exciting! If they only shipped to the us though.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, RBR does ship to the US as well, but admittedly it costs more. I thought you guys have a site or two that sells RBR there, too?

  • Krystle Kouture

    Super pretty color! I wish these were more available where I live!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, Rouge Bunny Rouge ships all over the world, but you’re right about them not having a lot of counters at all. I just do research online and I’ve been happy with everything I bought!

  • lola

    This is just such a gorgeous shade– it simply looks amazing on you, Sunny! RBR makes some of my very very favorite shadows!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, girl! They make pretty much amazing everything from what I can see :)

      • lola

        I agree and once you fall down the RBR rabbit hole there really is no going back! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sunny! <3

  • http://www.themistymom.com/ Shari

    Ive always wanted some RBR but always been overwhelmed by their wide selection!
    I love the look with Pale barley – I’m waiting for Burberry to restock that shade (or is it LE?).

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Shari, they have a well-edited collection, so do look into it when you can! I am not sure about Pale Barley anymore. In the beginning I thought it was LE, but then I was told it’s coming back. I think it’s still available here, but it was several months when I checked last time!

  • Replica

    I love this shade as well and I am not normally a fan of greens. It looks great on you :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks Clare! Your post was definitely one of the few that prompted me to make the purchase decision!

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    Love how versatile this shade is and it looks gorgeous on you! RBR shadows always have the prettiest finish too, really have to look into these sometime soon. Pale Barley too….been lemming that shade for the longest time but then I always wonder if I should go for MAC Patina instead. Ahhh, decisions!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, MM! I don’t own Patina so I can’t really tell, but Pale Barley has the most amazing texture, and SO SO much depth! It is truly incredible!

  • peggy timmermans

    Rouge Bunny…that is the perfect name for your make-up!!!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Peggy!

  • http://www.littlemissscb.com/ LittleMissSCB

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. This shadow has such a pretty finish.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, RBR is a smaller independent brand that will most probably steal your heart, so start discovering! :)

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    So pretty! I have ONE RBR eyeshadow and am looking to get more. I just have to figure out which colors~ This might be high up on the list. Thanks for the review! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Carina! You should really pick up a few more. I have 4 and a Loose Glitter Pigment. I normally don’t reach for singles, but RBR ones are exceptions!

  • Lily

    OK I did not need to know that. I nearly NEARLY bought something from RBR but I’ve been spending too much, so I held out. Sigh… I just don’t need it, but I so WANT it. LOL!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww well I’d argue you need this shade. Khaki looks great on you!

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