i literally seem to be in a blue state of mind lately! but this is the last one for the time being :)
in need of a new Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in my life, this time i went for Periwinkle Cardinal. this one i ordered back in February on zuneta.com, it contains 2.4g and costs £22/28€/34$.
as perfectly described by Rouge Bunny Rouge themselves, Periwinkle Cardinal is an "iridescent, pale silver moss green, with a hint of golden highlights".
on my lids, it's a pale seafoam green that doesn't look unmodern at all (or did i come to terms with it?). it has a muted tinge, a bit of grey mixed in which makes the light colour incredibly easy to wear, i love to pair it with all sorts of eye makeup looks these days.
the texture is excellent just as i'm used to from Rouge Bunny Rouge, it's silky and creamy smooth - not too soft though, of the kind where you would pick up too much product from one swipe. compared to my other RBR eyeshadows (Delicate Hummingbird, Solstice Halcyon, Mysterious Tinamou, Bejewelled Skylark, Abyssinian Catbird, A Major/fis Minor), this one starts off rather sheer and is buildable to higher opacity. it's more the beautiful sheer shimmer that i love with this shade, a complex iridescence that plays with its colour in different perspectives so it looks lovely layered over darker shades to enhance this effect but also worn alone. it applies evenly and blends without effort, i haven't noticed any fall outs and can't complain about the wearing time either.
the only logical consequence that appears to me is that i need to get more shades of these!
for this rather dramatic eye make up look i used Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou as main colour and blended Periwinkle Cardinal onto the edges. a bit of Burberry Pale Barley was used to warm up the look and blend the blues into my skintone. then some dark green eyeliner (i think it was the Essence I Love NYC gel liner, but it could've also been Max Factor Metallic Turquoise)
on the lower waterline i applied Le Métier de Beauté eyeshadow in Spicy as a very warm toned contrast.
coveting the beautiful Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Rivière (on Indigo Kir Royale or Drivel about Frivol) that is available everywhere except Europe, i thought i had found a possible dupe in L'Oreal's Color Infallible in Innocent Turquoise, but as i was using Periwinkle Cardinal again to shoot eye makeup photos for the review, i realized this might be a much better dupe. what do you think?
my second look is clearly a copy of the one Kate, the (genius ;) ) Driveller created with Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre in Rivière HERE (but hers looks slightly smokier).
i applied Periwinkle Cardinal all over the lid and lower lashline, then added some Max Factor Metallic Lilac, a semi opaque black liquid liner with pink& purple sparkles. i dabbed MAC Parfait Amour over it to make it a lighter purple, it turned out too metallic for my liking but you work with what you got, eh? on the lower waterline i had some purple P2 kajal.
btw how do you like the bigger full face shots? i worry if they'd be too obnoxious, should i go smaller (like in my previous post) again?