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Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon, Bohemian Waxwing

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon, Bohemian Waxwing

I have heard many, many good things about Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows, and last week I decided to buy three to check them out for myself. I purchased three eyeshadows: Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon, and Bohemian Waxwing. I have a review/swatches of Abyssinian Catbird today, and will have swatches of the other two up soon!

RBR eyeshadows are known for having a really fantastic texture, and I completely agree – all three are very soft, smooth, and pigmented. The colors are complex and lovely, and look just as good on the eye as they do swatched.

For some reason, even though Abyssinian Catbird is described as “metallic bronze with golden highlights” – I expected an olive/green tinge – but it doesn’t have one. It’s a true bronze with a high shimmer/sheen. Below are swatches in natural light and in full sun.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird Swatches

Abyssinian Catbird: natural light, full sun

And, here is a comparison of Abyssinian Catbird with the three most similar eyeshadows I own: Urban Decay Smog, Inglot 433 Pearl, and L’Oreal Gleaming Bronze.

Comparison swatches Urban Decay Smog, RBR Abyssinian Catbird, Inglot 433P, L'Oreal Gleaming Bronze

Urban Decay Smog, RBR Abyssinian Catbird, Inglot 433P, L’Oreal Gleaming Bronze

As you can see, Smog is the brown-toned; Inglot 433P is more golden, and Gleaming Bronze has more green. Two of my favorite and most worn eyeshadows of all time are Smog and Gleaming Bronze, so I’m thrilled to have another eyeshadow that’s in the same color family, but not identical.

You can buy Rouge Bunny Rouge fromBeautyHabit (US only) or Zuneta (worldwide). BeautyHabit is a little less expensive, so if you’re in the US I recommend them – they also have fantastic customer service and include lots of free samples!

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L’oreal Gleaming Bronze Color Infallible Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos

One of L’oreal offering’s for 2012 are the new Color Infallible 24 hour eyeshadows.  In addition to the permanent shades (which vary by country), L’oreal released a few limited edition shades for summer, including the stunning Gleaming Bronze.

Because the internet is oversaturated with reviews of this formula, I’m not going to to do an in-depth review; instead, I’m just going to let the photos speak for themselves!

I do want to note that this is buttery smooth, and practically blends itself.   The color is multidimensional and beautiful. I refrained from buying it for a while because I was afraid it would lean too green, but it doesn’t; it does have some green in it, but mostly, it’s just a lovely, smooth bronze.

Here it is on my eye – I’ve blended it out with Burberry Trench, which did soften the color somewhat – you can see the true “gleaming bronze” color nearest to my eyelashes.

Are you a fan of the L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows, and does Gleaming Bronze look like something you would wear?


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