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!
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.
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!