The matte eye shadows I have from Rouge Bunny Rouge see a lot of use here. It was time to shift attention to the ones with the satin finish (I already have and love Periwinkle Cardinal, which I think might be discontinued). I chose to focus on some hazy neutral eye shadow colors: Trumpeter Koel, Solstice Halcyon, Olive Violetear.
Trumpeter Koel is a dark charcoal infused with lavender blue iridescence. The blue is more noticeable from certain angles and lends itself to a stunning smoky eye.
Solstice Halcyon is a hard to define brownish mauvish beige. It's a low key but very complex color that can live in the crease or on the lid and requires little more than an ivory base and a dark eyeliner for a complete look.
Olive Violetear is the murkiest dirtiest olive. It's a very sophisticated way to wear khaki and olive colors, makes an interesting eyeliner and is brought to full life with a glossy black eyeliner and mascara.
The texture of Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows is what I call "skin loving". They're smooth, spreadable and blendable. The subtle light reflecting finish is very elegant and grownup even when you use the boldest colors. It's never too much. I always use a primer and I find that it preserves both the intensity and the finish of the eye shadow all day long.
Bottom Line: Love.
Some Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadow colors come only as full size stand-alone pan (like the ones I previously reviewed). Others, such as the three featured here are also available in smaller refill pans ($19 each) that can fit in a 2 or three pan palette ("Keeper", $16 and $18 respectively). They can be purchased from beautyhabit.com, zuneta.com (worldwide shipping), and directly from the company's newly revamped website, rougebunnyrouge.com. The products for these review were sent free of charge by the company.