I figure I better post about the limited edition Chronos palette by Rouge Bunny Rouge before it becomes impossibly hard to find, so here goes…
As per the web boutique, RBR likens this palette to black pearls and I can see why – the palette consists of cloudy jewel tones with various degrees of pearlescence. Swatches above were taken in direct, warm sunlight so appear rather saturated, in low light they read more dusty and muted. Regardless, the complexity and clever iridescence is on par with the permanent RBR shadows.
Champagne Pewter Highlighter – Equal parts champagne and pewter, this shade is not so metallic (as RBR describes) and has a soft iridescence that I’ve used mainly for layering to catch the light.
Metallic Rosy Brown – A dusty warm mauve with a metallic finish, the most reflective shade in the palette that performs beautifully when foiled.
Aged Bronze – A warm olive with golden reflect, the warmest shade of the bunch.
Aubergine Gunmetal – A blackened plum with sparse shimmer.
Midnight Blue Gunmetal – A dark gunmetal with a silvered blue shimmer overlay.
The textures are beautiful, some shades are very buttery (Aged Bronze and Metallic Rosy Brown) while others have a slightly dryer texture (Champagne Pewter and Aubergine Gunmetal) but it works to our advantage and allows for textural variation – no walls of shimmer here. RBR formulations are clever like that.
I was sceptical at first, Y NO MATTES? In practice, the Aubergine shade disperses little shimmer and functions well as an eye contouring shade (although a mid-toned matte never goes astray). All shades are pigmented and require no work for maximum impact.
I will say that the tonal colour story lends itself to complex hazes and less so to contrast so if you’re seeking a strong distinction, this palette may not float your boat. I roll with it, slapping the colours on haphazardly and layering for effortless complexity.
Overall, I’ve found the palette to be a unique addition to my collection and I reach for it most when crafting grungey hazes. I also love pairing it with a statement lip, as I’ve found the palette hits the perfect balance of colour that doesn’t compete with other elements on the face. You’ll see that combo in a tutorial to come and I also have a palette to give away so keep your eyes peeled 😉
The Chronos palette is available on the Rouge Bunny Rouge Web Boutique for a limited time and retails at 55 euro. What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up this piece?
The Chronos Palette was provided for consideration, although I would have gladly paid for it myself. All opinions are my own and I am not compensated/paid for any reviews. I am under no obligation to feature any product bla bla.