Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Long Lasting Eye Shadow: Delicate Hummingbird- Review & Swatches

Rouge Bunny Rouge is an extraordinarily high quality luxury niche makeup company that has developed a cult following in the beauty blogging community that is undeniable, and that is quite infectious (to read more about the company and my review of Abyssinian Catbird click here). The quality of RBR products is on par with any of the highest quality luxury makeup lines currently available in the marketplace. In addition to the astounding quality of their products, the entire line is conceived in the most charming, enchanting, and magical way imaginable. The fairytale narrative that magically shrouds their products makes the spectator feel as though they are embarking on a magical journey in search of the Holy Grail in an enchanted alternative universe (trust me when I tell you- you will find the Holy Grail here). There is a good reason that you will repeatedly find people speaking of "falling down the rabbit hole" of RBR, and this becomes all the more evident when you find yourself "Beyond the Looking Glass." Even their website welcomes you to the entrance of a magical secret land with butterflies flying about beckoning you to enter the Enchanted Garden. It is as though you are defenseless against the charms of this line once it has sprinkled you with its intoxicating fairy dust.

Once you enter the realm of the When Birds are Singing... Long-Lasting Eye Shadow collection you are not only greeted by beautiful collection eye shadows, but you are further educated about their beginnings in this lovely Enchanted Garden. The firefly festival is eagerly awaited all year in the Enchanted Garden. For then on this very special day, the best voices of the bird-world feed on tiny fireworks to embellish their voices and then gather to perform a single concert together. Their jubilant musical notes are inscribed in a syrup of figs and milk and preserved in tiny pots to be enjoyed all year round. Like this golden froth of musical syrup, WHEN BIRDS ARE SINGING... eye shadows are a time defying exotic enigma. This is plumage to adorn you in shades as deliciously mellow as soft silence that flows, or as brilliantly potent as jewelled notes. So addictive are these morsels that you’ll be causing your own kaleidoscopic ripples every time you wear them. Trust me- once you enter you will be hooked!
Delicate Hummingbird is a complex and multidimensional shade that RBR describes as a cool, dusty sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer. This is the quintessential purple eye shadow, it is simply the perfect embodiment of this glorious color, or as Zuzu*s Petals from Everyday Beauty would say it is "Purple perfection." I am nearly irrationally in love with this eye shadow, seriously. Purple has been my favorite color my entire life, and by this I mean to say that never was there a day that I wavered in my devotion to this regal color. My my birthstone is purple, my first bike was a purple Schwinn, I've lived in purple bedrooms at certain points in my life- I think that you get the picture.
The texture of this eye shadow is buttery soft, lightweight, creamy and buildable. In the words of RBR: Discover a new powder eye shadow with an astonishing lightweight, creamy touch and unprecedented adherence. This formula creates pure dynamic iridescence while it maintains second skin effect. It has extended 8-hour wear that will stay perfect and look freshly applied all day. Orange-derived Flavonoid improves blood microcirculation, enhances luminosity and serves as free radicals scavenger. I have never experienced any fallout from Delicate Hummingbird, or any of the RBR eye shadows for that matter. RBR eyeshadows are delightful to work with, and the end result is magical eye shadow that make you see the world in an entirely different light. Okay, the last bit of hyperbole aside- this is a wonderful eyeshadow that is a heavyweight performer. I use it both with and without primer, and while it does last a bit longer with primer I found either way works just fine. Without primer there was some fading at the end of a very long day, but that is to be expected.
 Outdoors Direct Light
 Outdoors Direct Light
Whether you are enchanted by the fantasy that adds to the magical allure of this brand or not, you are sure to be wowed by the unbelievably high quality of their products.

Overall assessment: There's no turning back for me- I am way too far down the rabbit hole for that! Every product that I have from Rouge Bunny Rouge has Holy Grail status in my stash. A+++++

The pricing of RBR products is high given their luxury product status, however their products truly are worth every penny.

Availability: Rouge Bunny Rouge is available through Zuneta out of the U.K., and they ship Internationally. Fear not, Zuneta has extraordinary customer service, and they are delightful to interact with.

$35.13 USD 0.084 oz/ 2.4g


  1. Exciting! I can tell that's an excellent color for you. I am devastated that it turns a little muddy on me. Excellent pics and review! I look forward to more.

    1. Thanks, love! Sadly the camera went back to DH's office today :-( I can't believe it has taken me so long to review this-- I have had it for months and months! It really does work for me. I'm rather surprised that it turns a little muddy on you!! What about if you put it on top of a cool colored Paint Pot, Aqua Cream, or some other type of cool colored base that can tweak the color enough to get it to pull a little cleaner and clearer. I know that you find the MUFE Aqua Creams a little too shimmery in general, but #18 that light lilac shimmery purple might do the trick (I mean applied in a very sheer way. Or anything in your stash that could do the same thing.

    2. Those techniques would likely work, but I'm at a place right now where I'm not wearing dark eyeshadow anymore. I just lost my taste for it. I also almost never wear anything but matte in the crease, partly because my creases are oily but also because the skin there is getting crepey and I feel like anything beyond a satin finish highlights the crepe.

      Oh, and I have a makeup rule you'll probably find silly, given my adoration of all things beauty. An eyeshadow HAS to work on its own. If I have to tart it up with another color or layer it to make it work, it won't work for me. I do love makeup, but I am also lazy. It's one reason the LMdB Kaleidoscopes never appealed to me ... plus those compacts include at least 2 warm colors.

      I also have TONS of product I still need to review, including RBR stuff I have had since last May! I had a marathon picture-taking day many months ago, but I still need to resize and watermark the images ... and then actually review them. I bet dollars to donuts that most of them will go in my blog sale before I write the review, LOL!

      BTW, I notice you're not watermarking yours. Do it! It's only a matter of time before your pictures start showing up on other blogs and on eBay where unscrupulous sellers will use YOUR pictures to sell their stuff. It's happened to so many good beauty bloggers I can't even recount, and you're among the top, so you'll be a target.

      If I forget, remind me to find the one Elvira (Pink Sith) wrote about. The person actually took her picture WITH her pinksith watermark on it, and when E found out, she edited the the hotlinked image to have a giant "I am a photo stealing idiot" before eBay finally took it down. Hilarious how we get our revenge.

      Meanwhile, Mr. Petal's new camera should arrive today. Amazon tracking says "out for delivery," woo hoo!

    3. I totally understand what you mean.I actually think that's a GREAT makeup rule!!-- it's pragmatic and a good way to avoid buying less than perfect shades. These days I often spend the day at home reading, writing and editing- so if I apply makeup it's usually little more than a simple wash of a single color on the lid and a some eyeliner. So the easier the better!!

      I totally agree about LMdB Kaleidoscopes-- while they are truly gorgeous there are only ever a few colors that i would wear making them an impractical and wasteful purchase- so I own exactly ZERO of them!

      That's funny I am in the same boat- I have a pile of things to review, and tons of pictures to crop as well. OMG I can't wait for your Blog Sale-- especially if you will be selling some RBR!!

      Thank you for the nudge about watermarking-- I do it periodically, but certainly not consistently. I will start to do it. I remember reading Elvira's post a long time ago and thinking it was AWESOME!!

      Ooooh the camera's coming!! How exciting. Hopefully you get your EL Shake-It today as well!

  2. This is the 2nd color I have been eyeing! After Abyssinian Catbird :) It's so complex. When I see this I am reminded of Chanel Fauve...which I accidentally gave away :( maybe this will have to replace it? good excuse to buy it!

    1. OMG Nicolle- you would LOVE Delicate Hummingbird-- Chanel Fauve is definitely more of a beigey taupe compared to Delicate Hummingbird. Bummer that you accidentally gave it away! I think that you would be beyond thrilled by the complexity and extraordinary beauty of this shade. Abyssinian Catbird is another must-have, add is Bejewelled Skylark. Keep watching the Zuneta website!!


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