Some eyeshadow adjectives that make me wince a little include blue, gray, frosty, powdery… However, I didn’t have much of a doubt that if a company could make a gray and frosty eyeshadow I would love, it would be Rouge Bunny Rouge! Along came Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eye Shadow, a smokey shade that I see myself reaching for often during the cooler months!
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle (the refill costs 17 euros) is described as the richer and darker sister of the famous Delicate Hummingbird (which I don’t own but have swatched. It is not even a little bit taupe on me. It is a very frosty purple instead). It is one of the shades that I suspect will look very different on different people. On my NC 25 skin tone (with an olive undertone), it is a plummy gray with a silvery frost. If it doesn’t sound like something I would normally wear with ease to you, you would be quite right. However, Rouge Bunny Rouge always seems to work some impossible magic, and Eclipse Eagle makes a great smokey lid shade for me!
Eclipse Eagle is finely-milled and pigmented on its own. It is soft, smooth, and free of fallout. I trust that I have raved enough about the typical Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows here, and saying more would be pretty excessive. In short, they make some of the best eyeshadows I have seen!
Here is how Eclipse Eagle swatches:
In the look, I used Eclipse Eagle on the inner half and Chanel Hasard on the outer half.
Just the right amount of smokey without looking heavy!
Additional makeup worn in this look: Rouge Bunny Rouge Florita Original Skin Blush and Guerlain Lou-Ling Shine Automatique (LE from holiday 2012).
Bottom line: Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eye Shadow is a great lid shade for autumn/winter. It is smokey and somehow dramatic without looking overwhelmingly heavy. It is a shade that will highly possibly look very different on different people, but I doubt anyone would be dissatisfied with the quality!
What do you say? Are you a fan of Eclipse Eagle?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx