I have to preface this post by a bit of a warning: it's on the lenghty side, and rather picture-heavy. But, if you like a good deal of eyeshadow porn, then you're in luck today - I have four Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Long Lasting Eyeshadow Refills ($19 for 0.071 oz/2 g)
to show you, recently purchased from beautyhabit.com when they had their Rouge Bunny Rouge Gift With Purchase event (it's that sneaky lipstick box in the middle of the photo; but we shall save it for another day). The shades I opted for were Unforgettable Oriole 014, Bohemian Waxwing 066, Delicate Hummingbird 017 and Eclipse Eagle 074
Can we skip the usual oohing and aaahing over the pretty packaging? I'm not sure we can. But on the more practical side, the eyeshadow refills come in simple cardboard envelopes, not terribly padded but mine arrived in pristine condition. The refills are smaller than the usual single Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows, and more or less the size of a MAC eyeshadow - and yes, they do fit in MAC palettes, they're not magnetized however. I store mine in a Z Palette.
Here are the four shades arranged together and below, swatched and photographed in studio lighting (top) and direct sunshine to show rainbow shimmer (bottom). All of these shades actually go rather nicely together, or could be used in pairs or singularly with other shadows for a variety of multidimensional eye looks. All the eyeshdows I purchased are shimmery, with Delicate Hummingbird and Eclipse Eagle being more sparkly (both shades feature multicolored shimmers) than Unforgettable Oriole and Bohemian Waxwing, which are more glowy/ satiny. The texture on all four is very similar: smooth, creamy but slightly on the dry side, well-pigmented. They all adhere to the skin without trouble (both on bare skin or over primer), have virtually no fallout, and last well (I tested over primer due to my oily lids).
If that was all the information you needed about these, then you can safely click off - because we're getting into the nitty gritty of individual colors, with shade comparisons and swatches. Starting from the lightest, first up is Unforgettable Oriole
, described as a 'delicate, metallic white gold'. Rouge Bunny Rouge's shade descriptions are actually pretty spot-on; you could also say this is a neutral beige with intense white gold shimmer, not quite metallic to me but the most shimmery next to my pressed NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Nude (3rd from the left). As you can see, I have quite a few eyeshadows in a similar color group, but Unforgettable Oriole is one of the best textures and also the most cool-toned, which suits my skin a bit better.
|Clockwise, starting with Rouge Bunny Rouge Unfogettable Oriole, then: MAC LE Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Soft Force, pressed NYX Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Nude, MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Ricepaper, Inglot AMC Shine no. 111, pressed Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Nijiro. Swatches on bare arm below are in the same order.|
Next up, Bohemian Waxwing - an 'iridescent bronzed champagne'. Uhm, ok, scratch what I said about the brand's accurate shade description; this is more of a medium warm taupe brown with silver shimmer. I actually have something quite similar by way of Inglot Pearl Eyeshadow no. 402, which is just a smidge rosier. Other shades I was comparing Bohemian Waxwing to turned out to be a lot different; the most interesting comparison may be with MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe, which is a lot darker and plummier.
|Clockwise: Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing, Inglot Pearl Eyeshadow no. 153, elf Custom Eyeshadow in Moondust, Inglot Pearl no. 402, MAC Veluxe Pearl in Satin Taupe. Same order, left to right, swatched below.|
Delicate Hummingbird, 'cool, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer' was the shade I wanted to pick up the least; quite unnecessarily so, as I actually have nothing like it in my collection - hence the very mismatched comparison (sorry, overexposed!) and swatches. It's a true medium plum with neutral undertones and mostly pink, but also some silver, lime and gold shimmers (rather subtle, visible mostly in full sunshine). Beautiful texture and I'm glad to have it in my collection.
|Clockwise: Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird, Inglot Pearl no. 420, MAC Veluxe Pearl in Satin Taupe, Stila Captivate from In The Moment palette, Inglot Pearl no. 439. Swatched left to right in the same order below.|
Lastly, another unique shade: Eclipse Eagle, 'dark brown-grey plum with platinum iridescence (the richer and darker sister of our Delicate Hummingbird)'. This is rather difficult to describe - it's a warm plummy grey with rainbow shimmer; when I first opened up the packaging I was surprised to see almost a navy tone to it. I expected it to be somewhar similar to something like Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans; but no, this one has more of a green tinge and it's less dimensional. Fyrinnae Evocation appeared the most similar in the pan, but it's lighter and more taupey.
|Clockwise: Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle, Too Faced Erotica from the Natural Eye Palette, MAC LE Satin Eyeshadow in Hocus Pocus, Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans, Fyrinnae Evocation. Swatched below in the same order, left to right.|
All this swatching and comparing has made me realize a couple things: a) the Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows are of superior quality and rather unique shades - I'm sure I'll be back for more, b) I own quite a few eyeshadows that, while pretty in the pan, are an absolute dry, sheer, crumbly mess, c) I don't need more taupe eyeshadows (sad face). To finally wrap this post up, here's a look I attempted with all four shades: Unforgettable Oriole on the inner corners, Delicate Hummingbird on the lid blended out with Bohemian Waxwing in the crease (also, on the lower lashline), Eclipse Eagle in the outer corner. If the shades appear to be creasing a bit, it's because I blended some foundation on my eyelids to hide the veins and it turned on me. The rest of the face: YSL Touche Eclat foundation, NARS blush in Sin, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Shalimar on the lips.
Pfff, now that was a long one - thanks for persevering with me! Also, a big thank you to Bellyhead from Wondegondigo
and Kate from Drivel About Frivol
for their awesome swatches, which helped me decide which shades I wanted to buy. Have you tried Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Eyeshadows? What are your favorites?
Hey Monika, I just blogged about Eclipse Eagle today! I also own Bohemian Waxwing, Abyssinian Catbird, and Olive Violetear. Can't get enough of these! Definitely one of the best formulas around, and all the shades I own have this amazing, amazing depth! Love your look <3ReplyDelete
I really like the look of Olive Violetear but I can't be looking at any more eyeshadows right now! It's a great brand for more unique shades though, I will be back for more some time!Delete
LOL you can NEVER have enough taupes haha! I like the look of Eclipse Eagle a lot! But I'm like you-TOO many shadows at the moment.ReplyDelete
Nice color picks! Delicate Hummingbird is sooo incredibly gorgeous and definitely unique based on your swatches! I love it when bloggers give comparison swatches using popular, easy to obtain shadows so I can weed out dupes. But with these, they really do look unique and like must haves.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shades! Been wanting to try Bohemian Waxwing in particular, but I've been hearing great things about Eclipse Eagle! I just own Solstice Halcyon, which is really pretty, too. :)ReplyDelete
Solstice Halcyon is like their number one taupe, isn't it? :) Eclipse Eagle is fantastic and so different from anything else I own!Delete
I really need to use my RBR shadows more (I own 6 of them) but always forget about them. Maybe I should depot them... too bad the old compacts don't fit the palettes they do now. I got more product in them, but I can't put them all together in a pretty palette :-sReplyDelete
They look really pretty on your eyes, in any case!
Wow, gorgeous gorgeous pictures, Monika! I'm so glad you are liking them. Those are beautiful choices and boy, do you wear them well!ReplyDelete
Love the look you created, Monika! So pretty! Eclipse Eagle looks like a stunning shade. I have Delicate Hummingbird too and I love it. I also have Abyssinian Catbird and it is BEAUTIFUL! It's a bronzey olive shade, in case you like shades like that too :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tiffany :) I was looking at swatches of Abyssinian Catbird, especially that a lot of people say it's their best texture, but it seems a smidge too warm and olivey for me... although I'm sure it's stunning on your complexion!Delete
NEVER ENOUGH TAUPE!ReplyDelete
You created such a soft, beautiful mood through this entire post from the fluffy background to the final burnished but feminine look <3 I think any creasiness even adds to the effect -- the worn-down look goes so well with the softly stained lip.
Oh Kate, you always leave the nicest comments <3 The creasiness wasn't intended, but I'll pretend it was! :)Delete
You're so thorough with your review, Monika, with comparison swatches and all. Thank you for the hardwork :-) I also love the look you created. You always do the most effortless soft feminine looks. Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Still haven't tried RBR but some day! All the shades you picked out are so pretty and I always admire how you seem to know exactly what works best on your pretty face. :)ReplyDelete
You remind me that I really want Unforgettable Oriole!!! RBR shadows are so beautiful and the texture is amazing. Gorgeous choices here :-)ReplyDelete
These eyeshadows look gorgeous! I love the look you created.ReplyDelete
So tempting these pictures are ! Lovely swatches ! Unforgettable Oriole is my favourite shade :)ReplyDelete