Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow: Swatches, Review, FOTD

 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow Review_

Umber Firefinch is a neutral to cool ashy brown in a satin finish. It has a medium pigmentation (although it’s easier to sheer out than it is to build up in opacity), and that silky buttery texture we’ve come to expect from Rouge Bunny Rouge.

Longevity and crease resistance is about average on my (oily) lids, on top of my usual TFSI.

Swatched below, next to Blackpepper Jay (on the left)

 

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Compared with other neutral browns eyeshadows:

Swatched: (from left) Rouge Bunny Rouge Blackpepper Jay, Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch, Tom Ford She Wolf duo (2 swatches), Sleek Storm Palette shadow (second shadow from the right on the bottom row), MAC Mystery eyeshadow

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Posted by on Sep 1st, 2015 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 22comments

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows Grey Go-Away Lourie and Blackpepper Jay: Review

Rouge Bunny Rouge Grey Go-Away Lourie and Blackpepper Jay Eyeshadow Review

 

I’ve been casting my greedy eyes on the Rouge Bunny Rouge matte shadows on Beautybay.com for some time now, and when these went on sale earlier I couldn’t resist picking up two shades. There’s something to be said about having some everyday work horse colours in luxury formulations.

Blackpepper Jay (left swatch above) is a deep ashy brown matte with medium to full pigmentation. It is similar to MAC Mystery, but is slightly darker and ashier (and far, far more blendable). It’s a fantastic brow shade for those with black or very dark brown hair- I’ve been using this as my go to brow filling product every day since getting this.

Grey Go-Away Lourie (right swatch) is a medium neutral-maybe- leaning-slightly- cool  grey. Pigmentation here is also medium, buildable to full.

The texture of these are dreamy- as you would expect from RBR. Buttery, super blendable, and layers well. There aren’t that many mattes around that can compete with RBR mattes in terms of texture. Longevity is about average on my oily lids- no better or worse than most- there is some mild fading at the 5hr mark, and significant fading at the 8 hr mark

Am I glad I bought these? Hell yes, and I recently picked up Papyrus Canary when it popped up on Beauty Bay. Life is too short for chalky eyeshadow.

 

 

Wearing Grey Go-Away Lourie as a wash across the lids and blended out with a beige shade in the crease. NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Dolce Vita on lips.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow Blackpepper Jay EOTD

 

Wearing Blackpepper Jay on eyebrows and as a single wash over the lids, and a little bit of an inner corner highlight. NARS Joyous Red on lips.

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Posted by on Jul 29th, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 19comments

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Kinn Thai, Canberra: Straight, No Chaser

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This morning I was having a conversation with a patient about how it is so ingrained in the Asian mindset that the best Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese food is usually cheap, cheerful, and humble. There’s always a little bit of resistance (from me and my partner) to fine dining or hipster-ized Asian food, even though I readily admit that it’s not really a good attitude to have, because you do end up missing out on some truly spectacular meals.

A good recent example of this is Kinn Thai in Canberra, which opened up a couple of months ago. We must have walked past it 20 times while looking for dinner options, and it was only last week when we tried it for the first time.

The food is out of this world- we ended up going twice in one week.

The second time I took my camera, and these are some of the dishes we tried….

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Posted by on Jul 28th, 2015 in Food and Drink | 0 comments.


Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, Clarins Instant Light Concealer: In Search Of The Flawless Face

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I have been hearing great things about this cult undereye product for years now, but it was only after reading about it on Karima’s post on Shameless Fripperies (she uses this together with Clarins Instant Light concealor- reviewed below) did I seriously think about making it part of my makeup routine.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Review

Applied heavily on the left swatch, blended out on the right.

This is a silica based powder designed to set undereye concealer as well as brighten the area and diffuse light around fine lines. I like to use a fluffy brush to apply a fine layer of this on top of concealer.

The Secret Brightening powder has a very subtle brightening effect, and a subtle light diffusing/mattifying effect when worn on top of my undereye concealor. I’ve photographed myself wearing it under my left eye only in the picture below. As you can see, it’s a very subtle effect, but it does seem to give a more ‘awake and refreshed’ look.

 

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 Secret Brightening Powder worn over concealer in the left eye only (right side of photo). Clarins Instant Concealer worn in both eyes.

 

 

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The Secret Brightening Powder (right) compared with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (left).

 

Clarins Instant Light Concealor 02 Review Swatches

Clarins Instant Concealer is another product I’ve heard great things about, and the other recommendation that I’ve taken from Karima’s post.

This concealer is a liquid formulation with a lightweight feel and a velvety, light diffusing finish which looks natural and not at all cakey on my skin. It wears well with no creasing or collecting in fine lines. This has medium pigmentation, which is easily sheered out or increased with layering.

I have the shade in 02 which has a strong peach undertone to counteract blueish undereye circles- I find this works well on me, although to be honest my undereye circles aren’t that bad and although this is better with colour correcting, a regular (non colour correcting) concealer does an ok job.

It’s available in 4 shades. I feel that 02 is the closest match to me.

 

Swatches: Clarins Instant Concealor in 02 (left), and my foundation shade- NARS Fiji (right)

 

Swatches: Clarins Instant Concealor in 02 (left), and my foundation shade- NARS Fiji (right)

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