Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rouge Bunny Rouge Single & Refill Eye Shadow - Swatch Set

If you feel like you've seen this post from me before, it's because you have (here)!  I always harbored the idea (unrealistic, too) that it would be nice to go back and re-take some old photographs.
I featured the matte eye shadows recently (with an appropriate rave- here) and wanted to just put out these swatches of the rest of the singles.
My preference in eye shadows have evolved over time.  It's evolved even over the time I've been doing this blog.  I used to really love rich textures and dense pigmentation. And complex shimmer has and remains steady as a love.

Something I've definitely landed on over time is that I actually enjoy eye shadow formulas that are considered more sheer.  It might even have something to do with my skin tone getting a bit paler so a sheerer color works just fine.  And a big contributor is also changes in my skin as I get older.  While not exactly crepey or even wrinkled so much, there's some loss of evenness of skin texture on my lids and a bit around my eyes.  Some brands (previously well loved), don't look so great on me anymore!  It was a sad realization.  I've gotten rid of my old Burberry Sheer eye shadows (original formula), and all my Addiction eye shadows.

Despite this change in preference, I still love the rich feel, density and texture of my Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows!  I love how they apply, blend and last and how they look on my skin.  You see a lot more of the less pigmented brands like the Japanese SUQQU prominent on my blog, but my RBRs are workhorses and truly well loved.
Taupe of my dreams; Taupe to end all taupes; Solstice Halcyon

Since my last swatch set post, I did get rid of a few shades... namely: Trumpeter Koel, Snowy Egret and Olive Violetear.

The SWATCHES:  (no words, because I think pictures are worth a thousand words!)

All swatches on bare skin (no primer), with one swipe of finger.









Re-hash of the mattes:

Hope you enjoyed the post!  Do YOU also dabble in the RBR shadows?  Which ones are your favorites.

I purchased my shadows from Zuneta (now defunct), Beautyhabit  (here) and from the Rouge Bunny Rouge web shop (here).  (non-affiliate links, just for your convenience)

AHHHHH!  I feel really relieved after retaking all these photos.  AHHHHHHHH!

25 comments :

  1. I prefer sheerer eyeshadow formulas, too, especially in bold colors. You just get so much more control with a formula that allows you to build up the color. And my deep eyelid creases don't play well with super-pigmented formulas.

    That said, I've been meaning to try RBR shadows forever! I almost bought a couple when RBR was on Hautelook recently. Abyssinian Catbird, Delicate Hummingbird, and Eclipse Eagle are my favorite from this (very helpful!) set.

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    1. Totally agree on shades that can build! These are generally v. pigmented. But can be applied pretty sheerly (with specific floofy brushes) and they are so versatile as one-shade lip washes and also to compliment each other and other brand shades. And they execute metallic, satin, mattes all very nicely. Not every shade is amazing as they all tend to have some variation in quality, but overall, they execute so nicely.

      Those three you mentioned are some of the best from the brand. That particular heavy-shimmer formula are gloriously textured.

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    2. "LIP?!" What the ever living heck. I meant LID. But ofc., as a LIP WASH it would be very fascinating! :P

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  2. What Belly own, I must buy at least one. Just like to swatch before I buy, but this is a good place to see the colors swatched.

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    1. It looks like there are a few brick-and-mortar location, but I have enough comfort level to order online as I always have. Only issue for me is that their new releases are very infrequent. I probably have all the eye shadows I can possibly want (or need) from RBR! :D

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  3. What a BEAUTIFUL collection, Belly! I have a small handful of these as well, but probably not even half of what you have! RBR makes such amazing eyeshadows. Sometimes I wish they'd make more new shades sooner, but then again I don't want them to have to compromise on the quality so I'll wait :)

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    1. :D The only major complaint with the brand is that I've run out of things to buy because I think I own pretty much everything! I agree, Sunny, I prefer they stick to their beautiful quality than compromise by spitting out bunch of new releases. PTOOEY.

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  4. Ahh, what beautiful collections AND pictures, Belly!!! Again, I can see clearly the nuances of almost metallic, shimmer, satin, etc. no wonder those picture thieves are hovering like vultures! Thanks for the review of RBR.

    Speaking of sheer shadows, I think then most Japanese lines would appeal to you. I picked up a Japanese magazine the other day, not along the line of Biteki, Maquia or even Voce (gasp) but something more geared toward older woman/stay at home woman (as opposed to OLs) and the beauty section features shadows more from Suqqu, Lunasol and THREE (as opposed to Addiction, Kate, etc.)

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    1. :) Thank you so much for the great compliment, Claire! Made my dayyyy! My macros lens does all the hard work. I just slather & click.

      What's the older woman magazine? Next time I am an Kinokuniya, I can pick one up! The only big disppointment for me was Lunasol with the few palettes I've tried. Sheer is perfectly fine, but the ones I tried also had glitter fallout and a very dry feel (without the silkiness). Probably why I'm not into the brand. (RMK, too).

      In addition to pigmentation level (which is only one aspect that appeals to me), I'm also big on how things "sit" on my skin, how they layer, shimmer complexity, etc etc etc. I'm a pain to please! >:)

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  5. So much eye candy!! I prefer sheer shadows too, less chance of me f-ing it up when I'm barely awake in the mornings. Sometimes on the major swatch blogs, the sheer shadows get a pretty blah rating, and I end up loving it much more than the ultra pigmented ones.

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    1. I love the variety of colors in my RBR stash! I does look like candy. So glad I depotted because I use these all the time.

      Re: sheerness. That is one of the reasons why SUQQU is awesome. I love how in the morning, regardless of effort or skill, it always ends up looking at the very least decent. Can't ever mess up.

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  6. Oh my god those are insanely gorgeous!! I have Delicate Hummingbird and Bohemian Waxwing but I don't use them much. I'm at the point where I have so much freaking makeup that I have forgotten about 75% of what I own. I need to get those out again. I'm loving the Fire-Tailed Sunbird, Tantalizing Lovebird and Bejeweled Skylark. Soooo purrrdy.

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    1. Did you get them as singles or refills? I had to put all of these into one free-form palette because I realize if things are out of sight, I just don't use them!

      Bej Skylark is dc now, as are a few of these above. WHY RBR WHY? :(((

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    2. Bejewelled skylark is such a beauty, I cannot understand why they discontinued it :( I l whined about it in one of my reviews on their website, but I don't think it worked *snif*

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    3. IKR, Cat? It is such a gorgeous rich shade. I guess they discontinue over time due to low sales or something. But then why wouldn't such a shade sell? It is freakin' amazing! *cries*

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  7. Agree with Claire's comment about the pics above, wow! I don't think it's just the lens Belly :P your pics are beautiful and make me want to buy all the shades I don't already own!!!

    I love these eyeshadows so much! I remember your previous set of swatches was extremely helpful for me back then, I don't know if I ever thanked you for that... THANK YOU Belly! The mattes blow my mind, they are so perfect in a world full of patchy dry mattes. I own all except Grey go away Lourie, because I cannot do a true grey justice :( Perwinkle Cardinal taught me to love green eyeshadow. Before it, I thought all green shadows looked tacky on me and made me look ill. RBR does colour so well, always elegant and complex and delicious. I also pine for the return of tantalizing lovebird along with Bejewelled skylark. Such perfect colours. I keep a little spot empty in my RBR z-palette in hope that one of these comes back....

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    1. Thanks, Cat! It's hard to take nice looking pictures of crap products and RBR shadows are definitely eye candy (all those pretty colors and those incredible shimmers!). Even the dust in the Z palette floor have all sorts of pretty twinkles! I remember once I first tried one or two of these I was immediately thinking "NEED DEM ALL."
      I know we are both fans of those mattes! Pretty much all greys go blue on me and this is the only one that stays grey. But I agree, lots of greys are really hard to wear. The yellows on my skin look particularly noxious with the greys! :)

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    2. Yes exactly! I always find them difficult to wear. Mmmmh, but your comment about GGL makes me want to try that one out hahaha! I am hopeless.

      So a bit out of topic, but since you mention getting rid of your Addiction shadows... are they all gone by now?! I would probably trade a kidney for one of the Basquiat palettes, especially king dinosaur Soda Lunch. If by aaaany chance you have any left that you would like to sell, please let me know! :P

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    3. Ugh Cat. I think GGL is either dc or out of stock. I don't see it anywhere. So that might have made up your mind for you.
      Speaking of the Addiction... i KEPT all the palettes which I found more consistent in texture and worked better than the singles. SOWEE!! But as you know, I purge & fall out of love of things all the time. When that happens, you are first on my list to call! ring ring!

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  8. Thank you for the swatches! Solstice Halcyon is one of my very favorites too - I've actual hit pan, which amazes me. Annnnd now I need Umber Firefinch, what a lovely shade!

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    1. Emi! <333
      SH is so gorgeous. I have a big dip in that sucker. I have hopes of hitting pan on this and for this color, it is not such a pipe dream. :) UF is satiny and so dreamy. So many beautiful shades in their eye shadows!

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  9. This post is EPIC. Love how you captured the difference between DH and EE! And I've never looked twice at Volcanic Longname, but I really, really want it now. An RBR black! It's probably fabulous!!

    (Of course, I just ordered... actually not as much eyeshadow as I'd thought! Finally decided to get the Burberry Gold eyeshadow palette from the holidays. I know, super late. BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE A BLACK SHADE IN IT. I can justify anything!)

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    1. That RBR black is freakin glorious! Everytime I open up my Z Palette to use something, I'm like DANG THIS IS BEAUTIFULLLLL! And now that I have my set of mattes, I feel like my world is complete (as complete as a makeup-crazed lunatic can get)
      That one Burberry palette was beauuuutiful!!!!! It definitely needs a black. *sage nod*

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  10. Ahh, I remember Zuneta! Haha that's where I first got my RBR stuff, too :D I think I got an eyeliner and a lipstick... then I found your blog and hunted down the eyeshadows, lol. I remember the first post I read of yours was a depotting RBR shadows one! Man, now I want a ton of those newer shades!

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  11. Oh thank you Belly! You da best! :)

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