Rouge Bunny Rouge Winter Sale madness! When Birds are Singing…

January 27, 2014

Good Monday!  I’ve been running on 3-4 hours’ sleep lately, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet… Rouge Bunny Rouge is having an amazing 40% off Winter Sale on selected items on their site!  Ok, this announcement is selfishly late, because I already received my haul last week.  And am here to flaunt it!

Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Eyeshadow

There are quite a number of different items on sale, but I wanted to focus on their eyeshadows this round, and picked up 4 singles from their When Birds are Singing collection.  These powder eyeshadows are formulated to be lightweight, creamy in texture, and long lasting.  Having experienced them for myself, I must agree that these RBR eyeshadows all felt amazing to the touch, and have beautiful color intensity.

Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Eyeshadow swatches

RBR paints such a magical picture with the color descriptions that it would be churlish if I didn’t reproduce them here (and save myself some brain work).  The swatches, from left to right, are:

It seems mint green is en vogue this spring, and I’ve found all its representations in this season’s palettes to be lacking.  So, I am excited to have picked up Resplendent Quetzal, which is a really lovely neutral mint green.  It is just the right delicate shade to be used either as a gentle wash on the lids, or blended over something else.  It pairs beautifully with Bejewelled Skylark, which interestingly looks more red in the pan but turns into a warm chocolate brown on me.  I have found it possible to lessen the intensity somewhat for a gentler impression that is not full-on smoke, which feels more spring-appropriate.  Mysterious Tinamou surprised me as I had originally wanted the lighter Mountain Bluebird but by some twist of fate, ordered this instead.  This is some kind of “dirty” blue which really does resemble a wild duck’s plumage (or a peacock feather), and I think it works best used as a liner shade to wing out from the middle of the lids, a placement that I’ve been favoring lately.  The greatest surprise yet came in the form of Electrifying Storm-petrel, which comes across almost purple-ish on me.  The best way I would describe it is metallic dove grey.

Perhaps when I have caught up on sleep I will post some EOTDs here.  But, having worn Resplendent Quetzal and Bejewelled Skylark out together, I am a little miffed by the longevity of these.  Granted my oily lids, and hooded double folds be damned; but even with my hummer of a primer aka Tom Ford, I found these shades fade and crease after 7-8 hours.

At their usual price of $27.45 for 2.4gm of product each, these Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds are Singing eyeshadows are not the cheapest (but not bank busting like Chanel duos – recently reviewed here).  But with the current 40% off and greatly discounted EUR5 international shipping (for orders exceeding EUR75), it doesn’t hurt to pick some up just to see what’s the big hoot!  The colors are gorgeous!!

PS: Just a slight whinging here… but I’m not a terrible fan of the RBR packaging.  My Electrifying Storm-petrel fell out of its pan when I opened it… quite electrifying indeed!