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.
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.
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).
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:
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?
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:
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.
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