Friday, 19 August 2011
Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow
Abyssinian Catbird is one of the most popular powder eyeshadows in the Rouge Bunny Rouge line. It's a richly pigmented, metallic olive bronze shade.
Unfortunately the 'olive' in it is, I suspect, why I don't like it on me. The tone of this picks up the greenish undertones of my skin and makes me look a bit sunken eyed. It's also a very similar colour and tone to the iris of my eye, and I personally prefer the look of a contrasting eyeshadow - I find a grey or mauve taupe or a silvery green more flattering to my eye. I've tried Abyssinian Catbird on quite a few occasions, and have always had other people remark that I'm looking peaky or looked in the mirror and thought that myself at some stage during the day.
It works beautifully on other people and there are many very (well-deserved) positive reviews for it, particularly from those with pinker skintones. It looks lovely on the blue-eyed Modesty Brown - Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird and on the also blue-eyed Replica at Visionary Beauty - Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird (scroll down to the bottom of the post). If you do have olive undertones, I'd recommend caution and trying a similar colour in a less expensive range first.