Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rouge Bunny Rouge Rufous-Tailed Weaver & Rain Dove: New Eye Shadows


Rain Dove

Rufous-Tailed Weaver

Rain Dove

Rufous-Tailed Weaver

L: Rain Dove R: Rufous-Tailed Weaver



There are still a few things that excite even a jaded beauty blogger, and new makeup from Rouge Bunny Rouge is pretty much at the top of the list. The two new eye shadows, Rufous-Tailed Weaver and Rain Dove were announced a few weeks ago and I've been waiting eagerly to get my brushes into them and see what they can do.

The official description was:
Rain Dove is a complex and very light taupe with rosy gold highlights.
Rufous-Tailed Weaver is a medium taupe with bronze-gold highlights.
That's pretty accurate, though Rufous-Tailed Weaver appears warmer on my skin and certainly more bronze than taupe. Both eye shadows have the typical Rouge Bunny Rouge satin shine that make the eyes sparkle without any visible shimmer or shiny particles. The texture is the buttery soft one that won Rouge Bunny Rouge its cult status, and pigmentation is superb, even in a light color such as Rain Dove. The complexity is exactly what we were promised: the eye shadows look slightly different from every angle, and the effect of the subtle highlights of the colors changes with the light. All the photos were taken indoors with various degrees of artificial light to show the subtle variations (I love you all to pieces, but I'm not setting up shop outside in the below freezing temperature and snowy tundra that used to be my back yard). I'll do a color comparison post in the coming week with eye shadows from Edward Bess, Chanel, Le Metier, and older Rouge Bunny Rouge ones. If you have particular requests for comparisons please comment and I'll try to help (as long as I actually have the eye shadow in question).

Bottom Line: A worthy addition to a much-beloved line.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Rufous-Tailed Weaver & Rain Dove ($25 each) will be available in the coming weeks from BeautyHabit, RougeBunnyRouge.com and very very soon also at Twisted Lily in Brooklyn. 
The product for this review was a press sample.

12 comments:

  1. Wimpers with weakening resolve and eager anticipation. I was going to be so good and not buy a lot of makeup or perfume this year.

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  2. They are both so beautiful! Thank you for these beautiful pictures. There's really nothing like new gorgeous shades from RBR to make my heart go thump thump!

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  3. I can buy RBR online but have no access to a counter. If I love Rufus-tailed Weaver and would like to put together a trio, which other two would you suggest for a bronzey-browny-Gold look on NC40-42ish skin? (currently more yellow than brown). TIA!!

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  4. I've been patiently waiting on these since I first heard they were coming. Glad to know they live up to the lofty expectations I have of the brand.

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  5. I'm counting down the days to go to Twisted Lily. lol I really like these colors to add to my current group of RBR shadows.

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  6. FYI, there is a sale on the UK website through February 10, with selected products 40% off and reduced shipping costs. These two new colors aren't reduced, of course, but some of the ones that are look interesting, too. No affiliation. nozknoz

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    1. Yes, it's also on the international website. I may have done some extra damage because of the sale ;)

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  7. These are gorgeous! I love my RBR shadows, I think they might have some new friends soon.

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  8. These shawdows are lovely--I have blue eyes and I really like the browns and neutrals. I wonder if you could suggest a shadow for me. I have some vertial lines in my eyelids--from my brown to the crease--every time I use a shawdow these lines are so obvious-I keep looking for shadows that will NOT show these creases!!

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    1. Ally, I don't have any experience with this kind of lines, but I'd suggest experimenting with several eye primers (my favorites: Kanebo Sensai, NARS, Paula Dorf) to find something that makes your eye shadow appear as smooth as possible.

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  9. Hi Gaia! Would you be able to compare these to older shades such as Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon, and/or Bohemian Waxwing, if you have them? Thank you!

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  10. Are these actually out at Beauty Habit? I can't find them there. Sold out?

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