Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Silk Aether Long-Lasting Cream Eye Shadows by Rouge Bunny Rouge & Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye-Shadows/Liners

Dear readers,

how are you doing today? I am soaking up every sunray that touches my skin and in my opinion this season could last forever!

This week-end I received an enchanted package by Nadin who promotes my favorite high-end make-up brand Rouge Bunny Rouge. She kindly sent me two shades, namely atlas swallowtail (no. 56) and brocade skipper (no. 57), of the new Silk Aether long-lasting cream eye shadows to try along with a beautiful letter regarding the latest beauty news: RBR is going to launch a new look next month!
btw: My neat b&w agenda on the right helps to open up the letter in style ;-)

Needless to say, I wore these cream eye-shadows for the last couple of days and this is how they look like:

on the left side: atlas swallowtail (no. 56) is described on the webpage as: "Satin wash of nude taupe with pewter reflections; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic greyish hue of the same colour" which also is a very precise statement. I tried how buildable the colours were by putting on a small layer first and after drying "topping it up" for a slightly more dramatic look. The layers melted together despite the time that elapsed between the applications.

on the left side: brocade skipper (no. 57) is described on the webpage as: "Satin wash of blush champagne cream; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic hue of the same colour" which I would totally agree upon. It gives the eye-lid a subtle note and can be used as a base shadow or for women that prefer a very natural "just there" look for an enhanced glowing effect.

my thoughts:
The cream-eye shadows are really smooth and fool-proof to apply. These shades are excellent for women who are aiming at putting emphasis on their appearance and radiance rather than conspicuous make-up colours and looks. I think this is a motto that runs through the entire RBR range. You can't overdo(se) on any shade as they act as a natural enhancement of the female moods and shapes as opposed to wearing a mask. This is what I love about this brand beside not being an organic brand which is the only wish I still have that comes into my mind. My skin is coping with every single product extremely well, though, and the formula contains many rare natural goodies as well.

If, however, you are looking for more colourful options I am recommending the nostalgic-looking Benefit creaseless cream shadows/liners. You can have a quick look at them in this post, too. My favourites are skinny jeans, strut, stiletto, and birthday suit. The cream eye-shadows work very well when you put them on with the talent brush by Benefit but you gotta be careful to close the lit very carefully after each use or they dry out for good... this is not an organic brand, too, of course. So, I think I would switch completely to RBR if they released equivalent shades in their Silk Aether section.

Please stay tuned for my next post this week as I am holding a GiveAWay just for you, guys, while I am AWay doing a trip through ever-beautiful France :-)

Do you prefer cream eye-shadows or powder eye-shadows? Please tell me as I am curious to know!!

Much love,
ur Sam xx


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  2. Thank you, Brandon, you have great ideas for modern-look pictures! Following you on twitter, hope to speak to you soon again xx

  3. Rouge Bunny Rouge products look amazing! :)

    I own a few of the benefit cream shadows, I like them.

  4. How lovely for them to have been sent to you. I really love these, the colours and the formula, I'll be re-buying the ones I have once I run out. Great post x

  5. @ vintage makeup: thank you for your opinion, I am sure you would like RBR, too! I like the consistency of the benefit pots, they don't melt in the pot even if it's hot & humid in summer. I use and love benefit for going out. I don't like to put on conventional make-up all day&night.

    @ replica: I am definitely going to buy them as well as soon as I've emptied them! I am curious of how long they will last, though, the little sweethearts contain only 4ml each but stay fresh for 24 months after opening. We will see :-)

  6. I use both: cream and powder shadows:) These benefit shadows were in my wish list! I tried it in the store and I fall in love:)

  7. hey sweetie, how are you doing? same thing happened to me a few years ago and I kept using them ever since. be brave and get one, I suggest skinny jeans - it's the best benefit shade I have come across.
    see you, sam xx

  8. Man oh man, after posts like these, then what excuses do I have really to not own one of the more ...neutral shades?
    None really!!! :)


  9. Ha ha, you're right, these shades must be made for you, Miss Neutral ;-)