Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows and Blush

These Rouge Bunny Rouge products were an amazingly generous gift from LondonMakeupGirl, one of my international cultural exchange partners (to coin her expression).  I spent most of the car ride home from town trying to explain to my partner just how generous a gesture this was and how exclusive the Rouge Bunny Rouge brand is.  I am delighted to own items from such a niche, high-end brand.

Launched in 2006, Rouge Bunny Rouge is a luxurious Russian brand of makeup inspired by the opulence of Tsarist Russia and the Victorian Age.  The fairytale of the Enchanted Garden is also integral to the brand’s ‘story’, and you will find floral and bird motifs throughout the Rouge Bunny Rouge range.

Grace sent me two ‘When Bird Are Singing’ Long Lasting Eyeshadows: one in Abyssinian Catbird, and the other in Bejewelled Skylark. She also sent me a ‘For the Love of Roses’ Original Skin Blush in Gracilis.

In the photo above you can see Abyssinian Catbird on the left, Bejewelled Skylark on the right, and Gracilis blush at the back.

I considered discussing each of these items in separate posts, but for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with Rouge Bunny Rouge, I thought I would discuss them all in one post and show how some of these  products look together.

Firstly, let’s see the eyeshadows.

Abyssinian Catbird is a greenish-goldish-brown:

Bejewelled Skylark is a chocolate brown with copper reflects :

Here are both colours swatched. This is one swipe:

I’m sure you can tell from the picture above just how beautiful, pigmented, and easy to work with these shadows are.  They also blend out very easily:

I apply these shadows to my lid with my ring finger, then blend out with a MAC 224. I then run some of the shadow along the lower lash line with the small pencil brush from the Essence of Beauty Crease Duo. This is the way I apply all of my eyeshadows, but when I use these Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows it creates an extraordinarily flattering smokey eye.

Here is Abyssinian Catbird applied:

Here is Bejwelled Skylark applied:

I’ve been wearing each of these shadows almost exclusively since they arrived.

Now for the blush!

Gracilis blush is a lovely rose-mauve colour which really brightens the face:

It has a slight irridescence which you can see here:

When I first got Gracilis I thought it was similar to Chanel’s Orchid Rose, but it turns out to be closer to the discontinued Chanel Narcisse.  Here’s a quick comparison to a few other blushes in my collection:

I’m thrilled with the quality of this blush. It’s incredibly flattering and works equally well with bronzer, or on its own to brighten the face.

Below are a few Rouge Bunny Rouge looks I threw together illustrating different ways these products can be worn.

In the first photo – as it’s been incredibly hot and very sunny here – I decided to apply Gracilis blush to the apples of my cheeks and my bronzer (Korres Monoi Bronzer in 01) to my cheeks, temples, forehead, and jawline.  I’m wearing Bejewelled Skylark on my eyes and Rouge Bunny Rouge “Know What Lies Are For” on my lips (which I reviewed here):

This blush goes really well with the bronzer, and the Bejewelled Skylark eyeshadow gives me the right amount of drama behind my specs. I still love wearing the ‘Know What Lies Are For’ lipstick too – it’s so comfortable and seems to go with everything. Check out LondonMakeupGirl’s blog for this beautiful look with Bejewelled Skylark.

The eyeshadow is just the right intensity for me and I love the way it looks on blue eyes.

Next, here is a look with Abyssinian Catbird, Gracilis blush, “Know What Lies Are For” lipstick, and (clearly) no bronzer:

Without bronzer you can see the blush more clearly. It’s a very flattering colour and blends very easily into the skin.

I love the way you can still pick up the nuances of the Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow behind my glasses.  It’s such a unique colour and provides just the right amount of definition and dimension to my eyes.  The hint of gold makes it beautiful to wear in summer.

I really enjoy applying and wearing Rouge Bunny Rouge products.  The colours and textures are so flattering that I find myself reaching for Gracilis and either Abyssinian Catbird or Bejwelled Skylark every day, and I’m looking forward to trying more from their range.

Rouge Bunny Rouge is available from The eyeshadows are £22 each, and the blush is £25. Shipping to Australia is £15, but free for orders over £100.

Grace, your kidney is in the mail ;)

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30 Responses to Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows and Blush

  1. Emily says:

    oooohmyGOSH I’m a total sucker for eyeshadow with awesome packaging and I am DROOLING over these eyeshadows! You’re a lucky, lucky girl!

    They look gorgeous on you, btw :)

  2. swatchgirl says:

    Oh my stars and garters, these are a knockout. I need Bejwelled Skylark in my life and I need it NOW.

  3. Dempeaux says:

    @Emily They’re just as stunning as they look! So easy to apply to :)

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @swatchgirl Just amazing. Re-defines the idea of ‘high-end’. Expensive, but really worth it! :)

  5. Jen W says:

    wowsers, the pigmentation and smoothness are AMAZING!!

    and the COLOURS!! *faints away*

    btw I really love your photos- what camera are you using?

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Jen They are just incredible! I use a Canon EOS 450D camera :)

  7. ki says:

    Expensive… but SO pretty! Abyssinian Catbird must be mine!!!

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @ki You sum it up so well! ;)

  9. Claire says:

    Bejwelled Skylark is gorgeous! It looks like you used a couple of shadows doing a smokey eye when it’s just one. Fantastic!

    Love the way it looks with your glasses too!

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Claire Exactly! Both of them give the impression that I spent a lot more time applying them than I actually did! :)

  11. Klara says:

    These colours look gorgeous on you – the Catbird and Sklyark have been on my WL for ages, they look perfect for a summery smokey eye. x Klara

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Klara Thankyou! They do work very well in summer, and I’m sure they’ll look equally as good in winter too :)

  13. Jennifer says:

    All three look beautiful on you! I only got the blush recently but I find it the most flattering shade on me out of all the ones I own. Bejewelled Skylark is next up on my wishlist, so pretty. I love how you have made quite intense colours look really wearable for day x

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @Jennifer Thankyou very much! Interesting that you find Gracilis the most flattering out of the Rouge Bunny Rouge blush range. Bejewelled Skypark will look fantastic on you, and yes, very wearable for day time x

  15. Jan says:

    I love how you manage to make such highly pigmented colours look easy to wear and subtle whilst showing up, especially as you say, behind glasses. I have not succumbed to RB, I have the fear of eyeshadow, but sometimes one has to feel the fear and do it anyway as Susan Jeffers says. Thanks for this. Jan x

  16. Replica says:

    The shades look beautiful on you. I have these colours and just cannot rate them enough :)

  17. Dempeaux says:

    @Jan Oh you should definitely give them a go! They blend out very easily, so you could apply them in quite a subtle way if you wanted to :)

  18. Dempeaux says:

    @Replica Thankyou! I’m in good company then! :)

  19. These all look wonderful on you, Bejewelled Skylark and Abysinnian Catbird are real standouts of the RBR eyeshadow collection. Excellent choices for glasses wearers too as you say. Gracilis is on my long term list!
    Jane x

  20. Jade says:

    These colours are so damn gorgeous arghhhhhh, beautiful fotds too, catbird FTW!

  21. Dempeaux says:

    @ModestyBrown Thankyou Jane! I’m so happy with both of them. I think Gracilis would look amazing on you – a definite must-buy! :)

  22. Dempeaux says:

    @Jade Wow, that’s a huge compliment from the FOTD queen :D I think you need Catbird in your life!

  23. Celina says:

    Hello, new to your blog! I have to saw wow! Those eyeshadows are amazing O_O The pigmentation is great!

  24. Dempeaux says:

    @Celina Welcome! :) The pigmentation is indeed fantastic. I really enjoy using them!

  25. Stefanie says:

    Whoa those eye shadows are amazing!! I love how thay have that gorgeous ‘sheen’ to them, the shades suit you very well :)

  26. Dempeaux says:

    @Stefanie Thankyou! I wore Catbird out last night and it looked even more beautiful in restaurant lighting :)

  27. These are awesome looking eyeshadows!

  28. Dempeaux says:

    @Kristyn Thankyou! I’ve been wearing them almost every day!

  29. Dee says:

    How did I miss this??? Skimming my Google reader on the sly at work, no doubt….

    I was just watching MsSparkleArkle on youtube reviewing some RBR products so I Googled and there you were on the front page. I must say, that Abyssinian Catbird is diviiiiiiiiiiine, and I sort of wish I had never seen it now. Hmmm, birthday coming up soon…

  30. Dempeaux says:

    @Dee Oh do get it if you can. I’ve been using nothing except these two eyeshadows since I wrote this review. They really are worth the investment :)

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