Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling Long-Lasting Eyeshadow
Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling Long-Lasting Eyeshadow

Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” powder eyeshadow with “unprecedented adherence” that has “8-hour wear.” They’re available in individual compacts at $25 each, but the brand offers them in pan-only form (simple metal pan, same size as the compact version, just stripped of the plastic compact) for $19 through their website. Overall, the formula has a very soft texture that can get powdery or feel a little dry and dusty (depending on the finish/shade), so they are more prone to sheering out on bare skin. The wear is decent but rarely hits the eight-hour mark (without primer), though it isn’t significantly below the eight-hour wear time (six to seven hours), and it should wear longer over your favorite primer. They are blendable with semi-opaque to opaque color payoff.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “metallic silvery-white.” It’s a brightened, pink-tinged white with a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, fairly smooth texture that lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Dior Jardin #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is darker, more muted, warmer. Colour Pop Acorn (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Whimsical (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler. Guerlain Les Nuees #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is darker. Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE, ) is darker. Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Rain Dove Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “lightest taupe with rosy gold highlights.” It’s a light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a dusty texture that was somewhat buildable and lasted for seven hours on me. Urban Decay Echo Beach (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Dior Night Golds #5 (LE, ) is warmer. Too Faced New Romantic (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. bareMinerals Air (P, ) is less shimmery. Dior Golden Shock #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Tarte Go for the Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Kudos (LE, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dark brown-grey plum with platinum iridescence.” It’s a smoky, medium-dark gray-taupe with cool, plummy undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. The texture was slightly dry and dusty, even though it was blendable on the skin. It was the kind of texture that looks dry on the skin for the first half hour to hour, and eventually it “melts” and looks good. It had fairly good pigmentation that lasted for eight hours on me. Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter. MAC Electroplate (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P, ) is warmer. Chanel Illusoire (P, $36.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #2 (P, $23.00) is darker. Inglot #434 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Colour Pop Meow (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Laura Mercier Violet Steel (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer. MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. Disney by Sephora Kill Joy (LE, ) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is warmer. [First 15 dupes listed, for more dupes, please see the links that follow!] See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “iridescent bronzed champagne.” It’s a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm, peachy undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that wasn’t powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Magnetism (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE, ) is darker. NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer. MAC French Clay (P, $16.00) is lighter. LORAC Navy #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Patina (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Era (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Buxom Mink Magnet (P, $12.00) is darker. [First 15 dupes listed, for more dupes, please see the links that follow!] See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “iridescent dark umber chocolate.” It’s a muted, dark brown with a soft, satin shimmer and subtle, yellowed undertones. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out if you blended too quickly. It started to fade after six hours of wear. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Chanel Tisse Vendome #4 (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Rising Passions (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Amberluxe #5 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Tarte Chocolate Kisses (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Fairfax (P, $5.00) is darker. Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Well Put Together (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
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Rain Dove
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Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
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Longevity
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10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
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6.5
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7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
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Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eyeshadow
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eyeshadow

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eyeshadow
Rouge Bunny Rouge Eclipse Eagle Long-Lasting Eyeshadow

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch Long-Lasting Eyeshadow

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Alabaster Starling, Rain Dove, Eclipse Eagle, Bohemian Waxwing,
Umber Fire Finch Eyeshadows; MAC Royal Wink & Blue Peep Fluidlines

Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling Long-Lasting Eyeshadow
Alabaster Starling, Rain Dove, Eclipse Eagle, Bohemian Waxwing,
Umber Fire Finch Eyeshadows; MAC Royal Wink & Blue Peep Fluidlines

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I had heard of it before, and I had only heard rave reviews, but I have no desire to buy more from them after trying, lol.

Reading this from you, Christine, is a big “whew” to me. For probably 5 years now, I’ve really quite wanted a few of RBR’s better known shadows and I read a few blogs where people just raved about these shadows as being better than any other eye shadows out there. So it always sort of niggled away at the back of my mind that “if I won the lottery” or some such thing, I would buy these. Now, having read your opinion and also having seen the dupes, my desire for these has been absolute extinguished.

Glad I could help! If you were ever near a place that had RBR, it sounds like a couple of shades are interesting enough/more complex in person for 1-2 shade looks, but I don’t know that I’d make a special effort or buy blind (at this price point). From just a texture/application perspective, they really didn’t strike me as the best of the best (they reminded me a lot of theBalm eyeshadows, actually).

I feel like Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows are hit or miss – but the ones I love are some of my favorite eyeshadows ever! I’m curious to see what you’ll be reviewing in Part II – if you got Abyssinian Catbird, or any of the mattes (the matte formula is spectacular, my favorite over Face Stockholm, even Burberry). I also really like Delicate Hummingbird and Unforgettable Oriole.

It’s funny, because I thought I’d tried most of the line’s eyeshadows – but I haven’t tried most of these! Only Bohemian Waxwing and Eclipse Eage, and I thought both had a slight oily texture and didn’t last well.

Uh, I guess I won’t be buying Rouge Bunny without reading reviews first. This looks like a really mixed bag. And these are even more expensive than MUFE Artist! Some pretty neutrals here and the packaging is cute, but at $25 each, these will have to be A and a more unique shade for me to buy.

I was pretty disappointed by my experience with them. Some of them are good, but at the price point, I was expecting more consistency and better quality.

This is one of those times that I am glad not to see stellar reviews…RBR is a company I’ve been wanting to try for awhile, but couldn’t bring myself to try yet. Thats a lot of money for some mediocre eyeshadows!

I was in the same boat, Kelly! I don’t know if I’d try anything else (well, I don’t see myself making an effort to do s) any time soon.

I’m afraid a single eyeshadow would need to apply itself while I sit back and nibble bonbons, in order for me to justify $25 a pop. I have *way* too short of an attention span to sink that much money into just one.

I’ve had good experiences with this brand, but since I have oily lids, I pretty much always have to wear a primer or base of some kind, which likely helps with wear. Their neutrals are undoubtedly my most worn shadows.
I do think that they should be differentiating between finishes, though, because there’s clearly a difference between the very pigmented metallic shades (Angelic Cockatiels, Bohemian Waxwing, Abyssinian Catbird), iridescent shades (Perwinkle Cardinal, Whispering Ibis) and satin shades (Likac Reef Currasow, Solstice Halcyon, Umber Firefinch). They give different finishes and unless you know the brand (or read a lot of reviews), it’s not clear. (I have the same issue with Nars shadows.)
Glad to see reviews here, even if your experience wasn’t generally great. Based on things I know you do like, I suspect you’d enjoy the powder blushes and Abyssinian Catbird.

I think I liked maybe one or two shades from what I tried personally (not really looking at specific criteria/ratings/wear) – there’s too much talc in their formula for my tastes, I guess. Do you know if their blushes are like their highlighting powder formula? I didn’t like that either 🙁

I haven’t tried the highlighters, but based on swatches I’ve seen, I don’t think the blush formula is similar. It reminds me more of the Clinique blush formula (keeping in mind I only own one of the Clinique Pop blushes), because it’s firm but smooth and satiny. Might be worth a try if you feel like giving the brand another chance at some point.

Bohemian Waxwing is my favorite shadow of all time! I have a couple in my backup drawer, I’m that obsessed. It’s perfect for a simple, single-shadow look to get you out the door fast. Love, love, love. I have a bunch of other shadows from them I like as well, but I seem to just reach for this one over and over…

That’s a pretty one! I can see it working well for that. In general, these seem really well-suited for more 1-3 shade kind of looks 🙂

Why, oh WHYYYYY did you have to review these? RBR shadows are virtually impossible to come by in Canada and I am unwilling to order online in the hopes that I will totally love them when they are so pricey AND shipping and Canadian duty and taxes will drive the price up even more. Until now, I was able to live in bliss, as there are really no comprehensive, “hit me over the head, be right in my face and worm its way into my heart” reviews. But now….here they are….and I am probably in BIG trouble!

Okay, scratch my earlier comment (sort of). The “up side” of seeing these reviewed is being able to check out the dupes and all the shades I really love seem to be EXCEEDINGLY dupe-able (your suggestion re how the first 15 dupes are listed and check out the link for more sort of says it all). And it seems that a lot of the dupes are better quality (I never thought a RBR shadow would get a D rating). At least now I can look at these reviews without wanting to cry in frustration at not being able to get these.

I had higher expectations re: texture — wasn’t as smooth/finely-milled as I thought they would be at this price point (that extra silky texture seems to be something more commonly found higher up in pricing).

Eventually all of the dupes will show… we are automating the process on the new site (we’re re-coding everything), but the new site is taking a lot longer than anticipated, so I made them give me SOMETHING now. Adding the way we do dupes basically tripled the time it takes to write each post (especially a palette post), because I “handwrite” out the dupes and then enter each one (with how it differs + percentage of similarity), which is doing the same thing twice. But with how it’s set-up, it only gives me page one automatically, lol. Soon, it’ll be the full list and even better, the list will update on the fly – so if in a year, that RBR shade is a dupe for 10 new products, those will all be there 🙂

Christine, I hope you weren’t interpreting that comment as a criticism of the site or the dupe list. It was actually more a comment about just how dupe-able these RBR shadows actually are – that most have more than 15 dupes puts paid to the claims of the uniqueness of these shadows. So it’s a good thing, actually. But the changes you are making to the site sound awesome. My younger son is in school, in Engineering. He’s had co op jobs in some pretty cool places (last one was in San Francisco; next one will probably be there also). Maybe I should put a flea in his ear about co-oping at Temptalia rather than Uber or Facebook!

Ohh, no, I wasn’t! I was previously listing out all dupes (except for palettes or posts with more than 4 shades, then I was just leaving the comparison/dupe list links) as a general practice, so the first 15 is a recent development (I’m trying to remember to write that part out so readers know there are more). It is funny, because originally, we limited comparisons to 20, then raised it to 30 about a year later (because I was always hitting the 20 limit)… and now I’m hitting the 30 limit on a regular basis, so we may end up tweaking and showing maybe the top 15 or 20 dupes (as in most similar to least similar) instead of 40!

Working at Uber/Facebook is so great for the resume! LOL! I don’t think Temptalia has QUITE the same impact 😉

Ah, well, and I’m glad at least the dupes are helpful — so even if you do one day splurge on RBR, you can opt for shades you’ll use often and/or have less covered in your stash 😉

I always read rave reviews for this brand, but the prices have kept me away. In this case, that looks like it was a good thing. These colors can all be duped for less money.

I love your duo eyeliner look today. Those two shades really pop.

I was excited that you are reviewing RBR, but too bad you didn’t like it too much! I bought a bunch of stuff during the HauteLook sale, too.

I’ve read rave reviews for years and I’ve swatched many RBR eye shadows during my Barney visits including 2 popular e/s : rufous tailed weaver and abysinnian catbird. Pretty, but somewhat underwhelming.

They definitely have some pretty colors! I can see them working for more of a sheer, ethereal look – more of a lived in neutral eye, if that makes any sense…

Erica, I’ve always coveted these too but being in Canada, had no way of swatching or trying them out at all and no way of getting them, short of a very pricey ordering process. Christine’s review here comes as such a relief, and your comments just support her findings.

Hmm, the ONLY one that appeals to me out of this bunch is Eclipse Eagle, which is stunning. But based on the review, I’ll be instead waiting with baited breath for either ColourPop to bring back Meow ( love that name, hehehe!) or MAC Electroplate to be re-released ( or found at a CCO?) or something….?

Two of the RBR mattes are my favorite transition shadows. They blend great and flatter my mature hooded,eyes.

The only colour I really like is the Eclipse Eagle – quite unusual. The rest of the colours are way too neutral for me. It is interesting to note the wide variations in quality – from A to D. That’s why we love reading your blog Christine.

Forest fairies… woodie nymphs… That’s what I think of when I see RBR colors ( that might be their companies promo I’m thinking about too). I agree Christine- their look is very “lived in” but some people like that translucency. Not me!
So glad to see you reviewing this brand because I am soooo tempted- but now- no way! Thanks again for saving me some cash.

So SAD that you didn’t like these 🙁

RBS eyeshadows are some of the best I’ve tried for my oily lids. They stay on forever without creasing and they are so easy to blend (they don’t create muddy patches like most eyeshadows do). I haven’t had any problems with pigmentation either (except one shade).

BTW, Abyssinian Catbird is in my top 5 of all eyeshadows in my collection. Smooth, finely milled, creamy and pigmented awesomeness!

I recently purchased the chronos palette, and the pigmentation is pretty decent but the texture is kind of dry and they don’t last as long as they should for the price. for reference it is a 5 pan palette for 65cdn

also, if any canadians do decide to take the leap and purchase them, luxe beauty boutique, an edmonton company, has a walk in store as well as an online store.

I quite like the few RBR eyeshadows that I own, although keep in mind I have oily lids and I always wear primer. Then again, I tend to only wear them when I want something that doesn’t really have much impact. The exception to this rule is their “glitter pigments”, which are great but come in the most annoying packaging. (Remember the old Urban Decay loose pigment packaging?)

I’m glad you reviewed some of them, as your swatches are still the most reliable for me. I’m sorry they didn’t perform very well on you, though. 🙁 Echoing some of the other commenters, you might like Abyssinian Catbird or their matte eyeshadows better. I find the formula to be better for those shades. I also like Delicate Hummingbird although it’s dustier than Abyssinian Catbird.

Now, to decide whether I really do need some of their lip products… I heard they recently reformulated them and cut on the shade selection, but probably what sells it to me is the fact that the new formulas don’t seem to have fragrance in them, whereas the old formulas have some sort of Christmas spice scent that doesn’t seem appealing to me in the slightest.

I could definitely see these working better over primer, since they would sheer out less and probably look less powdery on the skin!

I don’t expect to buy anything else from the brand for awhile – just feel so burned by what I did buy that it’s you know, “once bitten, twice shy” (I think that’s the saying…).

Christmas spice scent — that’s a new scent in a lip product, lol!

They do kick up a lot of excess powder, so primers definitely help. Having oily lids help too, I suppose. (for once XD )

I don’t blame you! You try out so many things as is, so testing time is probably a precious commodity to risk wasting time for products that you may not even like. Especially at $25 a pop, if they don’t work it’s going to be a serious burn. 🙁

Yeah, I didn’t expect the Christmas spice scent, either. I mean, for seasonal lip balm, there’s definitely a market for that, but I think it’s best to leave the cinnamon oil for lip-plumping products. SO glad they’re making the new lippies unscented.

Haha! For once 😉

I don’t mind testing most things, but once I’ve tried a formula more extensively and it falls flat (or even just so-so), then it makes more sense to go onto another new formula/product range to try and so on. Especially when I’m purchasing myself (which I don’t mind), then I can only fit so much into the budget so I try to diversify as much as possible! When a range is REALLY good, then I’ll try to review the full range, but anything more middling and/or so-so AND expensive will get the “move on” treatment. Hopefully that makes some sense…

Unscented is underrated. The older I get, the more I dislike rose/floral scented products, and it’s hard to wear Dior/Chanel for that reason alone!

That makes a lot of sense. I totally understand. 🙂

Unscented really is overrated! I used to love rose, vanilla, and candy-scented lip products, but when they start tasting like anything, it ruins the whole experience for me. I remember before I started wearing make-up (so before I professed my love for certain scented lip products), I had a Barbie lip balm from Avon that I didn’t mind much… Except then I realized it made everything I ate taste like soap. My poor caretaker was so confused as to why everything she cooked suddenly tasted like soap to me, I’m sure at some point she thought I was making it up just to be mean.

I love these shadows and can’t get enough of them I think they do better on fairer skin though. I have much better results than some of the more pigmented choices out there.

Just FYI, I have seen these featured on Hautelook a couple of times at about 50-60% off retail prices (AFTER I purchased them at full-price, of course ;)). I agree with what the oily and fair skinned ladies have said… these are nice everyday shadows but I wouldn’t repurchase most of them unless I saw them greatly discounted.

Too bad, I love my Umber Fire Finch! I just wore it today and I had no fading or blending issues whatsoever. It kicks little more powder than the others, but not that badly to earn a “D” rating in my opinion. 🙂

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