I know there must be some of you who must be tired of my blog...after all...over 90% of my posts are lip stuff.
So for you girls who are all about the eyes, I'm sure you're all interested in Velvet Fritillary ! :D
Packaging: It comes in the signature Rouge Bunny Rouge sleek, black packaging. Pretty straightforward, but part of me wishes I can see how much is left with the cream eyeshadow formula. No big deal, but you know what I mean. It's like a lipgloss in the sense you unscrew the top and the applicator is a doe foot.
Texture and formula: This stuff is really creamy. It's a thin (but not runny) formula. It's wonderful for those who have really dry eyes and feel like eyeshadow primers can be drying or just not the right consistency. Velvet Fritillary is grey, but it has an interesting greenish cast/undertone. So the finish is a bit hard to explain: It's matte from a distance, but if you look REALLY up close, there's a super tiny shimmer. Like super tiny, like almost non-existent. So to me, let's just say it's matte, but it's not a flat matte. I like it because a lot of the cream eyeshadows tend to be very shimmery or sparkly. I'm always one for more options when it comes to finishes in all makeup products.
Longevity: so this is an interesting one...without any other primer, as in just by itself...9 hours and minimal fading. That's not bad at all for something that's a cream texture on my semi-oily eyelids. I'm sure this over my NARS eyeshadow primer, it would last eons.
Size and price: 0.135 fluid ounces, or 4mL. The price is approximately $66 (conversion from GBP to USD).
Is it worth having?: I think the color in of itself is unique, but the tube is very small. So I can understand why some people won't buy it. For those who want a serious splurge, I don't see why not.
Onto the photos !
A standard Bic pen
Velvet Fritillary eyeshadow
A MAC pigment
this was taken so you can see the size reference.
Velvet Fritillary applicator
A closeup so you can see the color.
Left to right:
MAC Sweet Sienna
Rouge Bunny Rouge Velvet Fritillary
Rouge Bunny Rouge Solstice Halcyon