It came to my attention that Rouge Bunny Rouge was on Hautelook back in November and I couldn't help but order two eyeshadows I've been oogling at for years. My parcel arrived in early December but I held off from even touching the shadows because I intended to make room in my Z-Palette (see: Project Make a Dent). Last weekend I just couldn't hold off any longer and knew of a store which sells Rouge Bunny Rouge (Junio in Flushing, in case you're in the NYC area) so I bought the duo eyeshadow case to pop in my refills. Now I've had a fair chance at swatching, wearing and admiring these lovelies so I can properly review them!
It wasn't difficult for me to choose two starter shadows. I went for Bohemian Waxing, described as an iridescent bronzed champagne, because it's the shade you can't go wrong with. Delicate Hummingbird was also a no-brainer because it is the namesake of one of my favorite blogs which, unfortunately, is now inactive. The Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows are made in Italy and contain 2 grams of product each. The pans are just the tiniest bit bigger in circumference to the Mac shadows so these will not fit in a Mac palette. Each pan retails for $19 although I purchased them for a bit less on Hautelook. The cases are sold separately and retail for $12 for a duo and $18 for a trio, pretty pricey if you ask me. I personally really like having matching cases and pans so I paid a bit more to calm my organizational anxiety.
Upon first swipe I could tell why Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows are so beloved in the blogging community. The texture of the shadows are smooth and almost creamy. I chose two shimmery shades but the reflects are very fine and subtle on the eye. You won't find any chunky glitter bits here. The shadows blend out easily without fading into nothingness and the color lasts all day when used over a primer.
When I was trying to compare the size of the pans to my Mac shadows, I noticed that Mac Satin Taupe looks like a combination of Bohemian Waxwing and Delicate Hummingbird! If these two shadows had a baby, it would be Satin Taupe.
To further prove my point, you can see the swatches above. Mac's Satin Taupe is a touch darker than Bohemian Waxwing and has that purple tinge that makes it similar to Delicate Hummingbird. Bohemian Waxwing has less of a metallic shine which means it's great for a conservative, everyday look. It has a brightening effect on my eyelids, a my-lids-but-better look. Today I wore Bohemian Waxwing all over the lid and the inner corner and blended out the outer corner and crease with Delicate Hummingbird. The purple was not too noticeable and added just enough depth to my eyes without looking smokey. I imagine using Delicate Hummingbird all over the lid would result in a beautiful, sultry look.