A while ago Zu from zuneta.com tweeted that Rouge Bunny Rouge would be releasing new cream eyeshadows which of course caught my attention immediately. As soon as these eyeshadows went live on Zuneta (which was about 2 weeks ago) I added one of them to my basket.
The packaging is beautiful, no surprise when it comes to Rouge Bunny Rouge, the tube is very slim and contains 4 mls of shimmery goodness.
The colour that I chose is Chiffon Ringlet, described on Zuneta as
Semi-sheer satin mauvish chocolate with copper reflections; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic hue of the same colour. It does have a slight mauvish undertone on the wand however when applied it's definitely more of a chocolate brown with golden shimmer.
|The right swatch is blended a little|
The consistency is creamy but when you start blending the colour you can sort of feel it setting although it never turns to a truly powdery finish. Also, the more you blend the more you can see the golden shimmer coming through. Because of its texture you don't really get a lot of time for blending and I find it best applied with fingers (I've tried with a brush but the result was a bit patchy).
Just a few photos to show what one layer of the cream eyeshadows looks like when applied to the eyelid:
FYI, I've also used the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink on the upper lashline, Bourjois Smoky Effect in Smoky Brown on the lower lashline and Clinique's High Impact mascara.
As you can see the colour is much lighter when applied and the shimmer is more visible but not over the top which I love. You could build up the colour but I would suggest doing it in separate thin layers.
Now as for the long-lasting claims: I applied the eyeshadow this morning at 7 a.m. (yawn!) and 8 hours later it still looked very good, after 10 hours the colour did fade and creased a bit (my eyelids are extremely oily, an average powder eyeshadow without a primer lasts 2 hours on me!).
There are in total 5 shades of the Silk Aether eyeshadows, all of them in the taupe-brown-grey family and you can get them at www.zuneta.com.
P.s.: My first association to the word aether was ether, the anesthetic, however the free dictionary kindly explained to me that aether refers to The poetic personification of the clear upper air breathed by the Olympians. I guess that makes more sense, I mean, who would want to have a beauty product named after an anesthetic?