|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.