I have been secretly buying as much Rouge Bunny Rouge as I can get my hands on! Rouge Bunny Rouge has totally captured my heart. I’d love to wax poetic about this brand because it’s the most beautiful and magical one I’ve found in a long time. I do fall in love easily but this time it’s for real. I will probably have affairs on the side because that’s just in my nature but I’m willing to profess true love for Rouge Bunny Rouge publicly now.
I’ll be reviewing the products I bought once a week until I’ve shared them all with you. You’ll have to be patient but in the meantime Everyday Beauty bought RBR along with me and she’s writing a series of posts about the brand too. After reading my post I recommend you bookmark her blog or subscribe to it especially if you think that RBR will win you over too.
Before I go any farther I want to assure you that RBR isn’t as expensive as it first appears to be. It’s only available at Zuneta.com and the prices seem high but they are in the same range as Le Metier de Beaute, Dior, and Chanel (U.S. price of the eyeshadows is $34.12). Plus you reach free shipping very quickly, about 3 items makes that happen. If you are in North America you won’t pay tax either so it really isn’t out of range. Rouge Bunny Rouge is a Russian brand. Their “tale” is so magical sounding . It just sweeps me away with an enchanted image.
The powdered eyeshadows are named after birds. When I first learned about the brand from London Makeup Girl I would read the names and be entranced but they all blended into each other. Now that I own half a dozen (with more to come) I can rattle them off like a Ph.D. student at their thesis reading. The official name of the eyeshadows are LONG LASTING EYESHADOWS – WHEN BIRDS ARE SINGING. Read this and see why I fell in love: “Like this golden froth of musical syrup, ‘When Birds are Singing…’ Eye Shadows are a time defying exotic enigma. This is plumage to adorn you in shades as deliciously mellow as soft silence that flows, or as brilliantly potent as jewelled notes. So addictive are these morsels that you’ll be causing your own kaleidoscopic ripples every time you wear them.’
My first order contained Bejeweled Skylark, Delicate Hummingbird, and Abyssinian Catbird. I’ll give you my color impressions along with the official Zuneta ones.
Bejeweled Skylark scared me a little when I first opened it. It’s described as “rich iridescent chocolate brown, with copper reflections”. I saw the richness when I opened it but I also saw some redness to the shadow. I put off wearing it at first but that was a mistake since on my eyes there is no redness. Instead it is a deep chocolate that can be applied lightly or intensely. It’s up to you. The shadow is almost chameleon in that way. My three pictures were taken in different lights, the bottom picture is the truest. I’m finding it goes well with almost every other RBR eyeshadow I bought.
Delicate Hummingbird is the color I’m drawn to all the time. It’s a purple based taupe that had me drooling when I opened my package. I don’t think my pictures grasped the loveliness of this particular shadow since it is less purple than my photos show. There’s nothing that hits you in the head and says “I’M PURPLE”, instead it’s just a subtleness to the taupe. It’s not a brown taupe. From Zuneta: “Cold, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer”. It is a shimmery eyeshadow but there is no glitter in this. I never have fallout or worry that I’m going to look inappropriate with the amount of shimmer in it.
Abyssinian Catbird is the wild card for me. It’s not a shade that I’d typically pick but I’m so happy that I went for it. It’s described as “metallic bronze with golden highlights” but their swatch doesn’t look very bronze to me. When it came I saw all the gold and khaki that’s embedded in the bronze tone. It stands out in my collection since I don’t really have many colors with any khaki to them. Normally khaki and I don’t get along but the golden tones make this stunningly unique.
Above picture is Angelic Cockatiels (next week’s review) on the lid with Abyssinian Catbird in the crease.
Besides being just magnificent colors the texture is what really sells Rouge Bunny Rouge. The shadows are soft to the touch, they feel creamy. With an eyeshadow base they last throughout the day without a problem. The pigmentation is top-notch. They stand alone or in combination with others by RBR or your favorite brand. But I think if you try them, they will become your favorite brand.
Here’s a picture of the 6 shadows I currently own (more are on the way) to just whet your whistle. — Marcia