MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Recently I have posted about the top three affordable new makeup launches that caught my attention. And Max Factor actually kindly sent me their new eye shadows to try out.

They have already made an appearance on my Instagram, and now it’s time for a detailed review.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Onyx and Crystal shades 1And, let me tell you, these eye shadows are absolutely brilliant!  I was a bit worried that with the name Excess Shimmer it could be an overkill (not a fan of too much glitter), but it is not – spot on, in fact!

The brand describes the  texture as “3D silicone gel”, and it does feel like a light mousse-y gel  texture (the only similar product that I have, is my favourite cream eye shadow by New CID) which is foolproof.

You can even use the product with your finger and gently blend all over the lid.  The formula is pretty unique, you can sheer it out, or add layers for a more intense effect.

As for the look, yes it is quite shimmery, but it looks pretty!  It never is flat, but instead, gives dimension, and reflects  the light beautifully.

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I know that a lot of people were  waiting for the review of Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows, but I wanted to take my time, and test them out properly. And, finally, I am ready to share my impression.

This Autumn the brand released 6 shades of  what they describe as “new generation cream to powder eye shadows”:01 Nude Beige, 02 Nude Pink, 03 Taupe,  04 Rosewood, 05 Sparkle Grey and 06 Earth.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Nude Pink RosewoodThese come with a signature red Clarins packaging, in a cute lightweight plastic jar with a golden lid on top.  Despite the fact that it is not glass, the products still looks high-end.

So what about the formula?

I’d describe it as a very well pressed creamy powder. The finish is matte (at least in the shades that I have), so they look very natural on the eye lids.

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Today I want to show you a very special, and, dare I say, magical product from Rouge Bunny Rouge. Their first eye shadow palette -  Raw Garden in Chronos. I know that the brand is really proud of their new creation, and they should be.

It is truly amazing! Let’s take a look.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadow Palette Raw Garden in Chronos Review and SwatchesYou get five limited edition and exclusive shades with a bird pattern on top. They come in a sleek black palette with grey and red floral motives and birds.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadow Palette Raw Garden in Chronos Review and SwacthesHere is a close-up of the shades. I have included a high quality  photo, so you can click on it to see the details:

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I already reviewed one shade of Rouge Bunny Rouge Silk Aether eye shadows, and today I want to tell you about the other one, which was easily my eye shadow of the month, as I’ve already said it my monthly favourites.

It is called  Atlas Swallowtail which is  a “satin wash of nude taupe with pewter reflections; buildable to a darker, more opaque and metallic greyish hue.” And it is the perfect taupe, it gives enough of definition but still looks subtle. I can’t think of anyone who would look bad with such shade on the lids.

 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Cream Shadow Silk Aether in Atlas Swallowtail Review and SwatchesI agree with the brand that their eye shadows have a ” semi-matte, luminous colour”, the texture is silky and smooth. The eye shadows look absolutely beautiful when applied, you don’t even feel them on the skin, as  the texture is so lightweight, and I find that it doesn’t enhance any skin imperfections you may have, as some cream eye shadows can.

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I’ve written about a lot of Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows, but never did a post about their best-seller, maybe the most famous shade, actually (along with Abassynian Catbird)Delicate Hummingbird.

So here we go.Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadows in Delicate Hummingbird Review and SwatchesYes, that is a  RBR bunny in the mirror ;)

The brand describes this shade as “cool, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer”, and as usual it is a very complex shade that doesn’t look flat or boring when applied on the

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