Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Editorial: Purple Smoke with Rouge Bunny Rouge


INSPIRATION is such a beautiful word. While it's been said true artists/writers are the ones who slough through regardless of its presence, I'm sure we all can agree that when it's there, life is a million times easier.

I've been meaning to feature a trio of shadows Rouge Bunny Rouge sent to me, but just couldn't figure out how to use them together, until I stumbled upon this photo.

The eyeshadows in question are Snowy Egret, Lilac Reef Curassow, and Eclipse Eagle — an icy gold mint, a lilac, and a purpled brown.


L-R: Snowy Egret, Lilac Reef Curassow, Eclipse Eagle


Here you can see them housed in a nifty little case (RBR' Trio Eye Shadow Keeper)


As you can see, I switched up the colors from the original photo (which are breathtaking, by the way. I want everything used on her), but conformed to the same shading shape. Basically, think of your eyelids in thirds. After applying primer, I patted on Lilac Reef Curassow to the center (2/3) of my lids. I then applied Eclipse Eagle to the inner and outer lid (1/3 and 3/3), making sure to blend, but not overly blend into the lilac. More detail went to shading the inner lid, as the makeup artist extended the shade to the side of her nose bridge instead of stopping at the edge of the lid. I applied Snowy Egret to the inner corners of my eyes and smoked out the bottom lash line with Eclipse Eagle.

I could discern only the faintest inkling of a line on the model's eyes, so I tight-lined using a black pencil liner. Two coats of black mascara, and done.

The Look


Rouge Bunny Rouge products are available internationally on rougebunnyrouge.com and zuneta.com.


Products Used:
Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Foundation in Wheat Cream
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light
Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Paradis
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows in Snowy Egret, Lilac Reef Curassow, and Eclipse Eagle
THREE Flash Performance Pencil Eyeliner in Eye On 08
Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Blackest Black
Addiction Blush Mix in Brown Toast
Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer in #201

Necklace from Intermix, dress from Free People.

Full disclosure: This entry contains sample products sent by PR or the manufacturer for editorial consideration.

28 comments:

  1. This is stunning, Xiao! You are rocking those purples and that eyeshadow placement is just perfect, I don't now why don't do that more often!

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  2. I really love this look. I love the eyeshadow shades because they are within the color range I can use on my eyes without looking drag queenish, but I really LOVE how your hair is growing out. This is the best look yet I've seen with your crop. Hope to see more FOTD with this style.

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  3. I love RBR, but somehow Eclipse Eagle wasn't on my radar - such a pretty shade!

    Also, RBR is also available (in the US only) on Beautyhabit (dot com) - shipping is a bit less than the other websites you mentioned.

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    1. Eclipse Eagle is a new spring shade, I believe. Coming out next week!

      Thanks for the heads up :)

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  4. XIAO, holy cow. You look amazing and the new shades are so pretty! I love your interpretation of the picture. *scribbles shades down for my "to-get" list*

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  5. Such a gorgeous look! I'm really looking forward to the two new RBR shades and I think I might try to recreate this when I get them.

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    1. Awesome! Would love to see your rendition

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  6. absolutely Lovely! you have perfected the purple smoky! which looks so fab on brown eyes especially. I need to perfect that lighter hand with my favorite purples- sometimes I use the wrong brush and instantly look like I have been in a barfight- the curse of the pale skinned beauty, we have to perfect our technique. Thanks for the inspirational FOTD

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  7. I am totally with you... sometimes there are colors I find incredible but don't know how to apply them until I find the right inspiration. Very well done!

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  8. Damn it's a beautiful look on you Xiao! Purple tones really suit your complexion - and I love how it looks smokey but more modern than the usual gray/black look. One of my faves!

    And I had no Eclipse Eagle existed. I need me that.

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    1. Eclipse Eagle will only be available starting next week I believe!

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  9. This look is gorgeous (as is your inspiration photo)! I LOVE smoky, purple eyes so I will have to get these eyeshadows. By the way, where is your top from? It's so pretty.

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    1. It's a dress from Free People! I don't know if they still have it though. I bought it some time ago

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  10. Beautiful colors and the combination you created looks amazing! Also - I haven't seen your haircut (been off from reading blogs for quite awhile) and I have to say, you look stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Sidney! It's growing out already...

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  11. Great job Xiao!! It's a beautiful and edgy interpretation of the look. I actually prefer look you did to the original photo. Also, your posing skills is excellent. I did some photo today for my blog, trying to shoot out different face expressions. Looked more hilarious than pretty. Especially the fierce one. LOL.

    To-buy list: RBR Snowy Egret!

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    1. I am awkward when I smile. You go ahead and show off your teeth :D

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    2. No way, you and your roommate have beautiful smiles. Sweet and bright!!

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  12. I am in LOVE with Lilac Reef Curassow--SUCH a pretty and unique shade!! *sigh* I really need more RBR in my life!

    PS: your necklace is gorgeous Xiao! Where did you get it? You have the same jewelry taste as I do--I've been wanting a gold bar necklace for a long, long time!

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    1. I bought it from Intermix. I added a link to the end of the post if you're interested :)

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  13. Sighh so pretty!! You make asian eyes looks so pretty in that color! Love love love how you blend the eyeshadow :)

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    1. i find lilac to be one of the easiest shades to play with for my particular skintone!

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  14. A surprising take on the bunny Rouge trio. I did not expect them to look so different applied on. The purples go really well with your skin tone and the pale lips is a nice touch. I love this dreamy pixie look on you.

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  15. so beautiful in a romantic way, if colours can do that I think the lilac of the eyeshadow really brings it forward. Fashion-related I really would like to know what perfect little necklace you are wearing: it's so dainty

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  16. Those shadows look incredible on you! I love the colors, and the texture looks amazing on your skin. You should invest in more of those, they look so good!!

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  17. i love lilacs! i have to say, you look absolutely amazing!! :)

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