I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter! Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird Long-Lasting Eyeshadow

Ever since I saw Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, it has earned itself a solid place on my wish list. However, the eyeshadows in pot are rather pricey, so when the refills came out I was really happy to finally get this shade at a greatly reduced price!

The Keeper Refills come with black paper packaging, and I personally adore the whimsical drawing. It’s romantic and girly, but not childish.

As the duo- and trio- eyeshadow keepers come with magnets in them, the pans don’t. One question I had before I purchased this eyeshadow was: would it fit in my MAC palette? It turned out that some magnetic tape on the bottom later, it has found its new home there! Therefore, fear not if you’re thinking about housing it in your MAC palette.

Abyssinian Catbird can best be described as a medium-to-dark warm copper with a golden sheen and green flash. Not only is the shade itself immensely intricate, the quality is also top-notch. In short: I can’t believe it’s not butter! It is incredibly smooth, but not crumbly at all and produces no fallout. It goes on like a dream and blend like nobody’s business. Forget about blending. You barely need to do it even when you want to wear this shade all over your lids. The edges practically blend themselves out!

I compared it with the other coppery shades that I have, but I can say confidently nothing even comes close in my stash. Here you can see it swatched next to the darker shade of NARS Paramaribo duo and Urban Decay Smog:

I would say it is a shadow that’s easy to be paired up as well. In my FOTD I’m wearing it with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #14. It makes a pretty metallic eye that is not overdone (in my humble opinion anyways)! I have tried to wear it on the inner half of my lids as well, and it works just as well there.

Remember how MAC predicted metallic jewel tones are going to be big in A/W 12/13? Why not upgrade your metallic jewel eyeshadow stash with Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird?

Have you tried anything from Rouge Bunny Rouge? What would you recommend? If you haven’t, what is on your Rouge Bunny Rouge wish list?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    Wow, that IS a complicated eyeshadow… and buttery smooth :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Rinny, yes it is! It’s such an intricate color, and the quality is out of this world :)

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    It looks pretty on you! I dont like copper shadows on me :( i never tried any rbr but one day I will! I love soft creamy textures in eyeshadow!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Joyce, I think most copper shadows might be a bit too warm, but this one actually works on a lot of cooler-toned people as far as I can see. I can’t personally recommend any other of their eyeshadows because I haven’t tried, but they do make some other interesting shades!

  • http://brigidbeautyblog.wordpress.com Christine Brigid

    I love that you describe it as “it’s edges blend themselves”… LOL. That’s the ultimate compliment for an eyeshadow. Thanks for the great post, as always.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha but it’s true! I have honestly had no problem whatsoever in terms of blending with this eyeshadow. It’s THAT smooth :)

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.Be/blog peggy timmermans visagie

    I don’t know this brand but i must say, it looks good!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Peggy you should look into it! It’s a niche brand that makes some exquisite stuff!

  • http://www.thebelgianbeautyreview.be Sofie (thebelgianbeautyreview)

    I’ve been dying to try sth by Rouge Bunny Rouge. I’ve heard so much about it. Where did you buy your eyeshadow, that looks amazing btw?

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Sofie, Rouge Bunny Rouge is exclusively available on Zuneta :) Hope it helps xx

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.com/ mjacqueline

    Gorgeous! I am resisting buying RBR, but my gosh it is so darn pretty. Lust!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha I resisted for quite a while as well, but when these came out at a much lower price compared to their single eyeshadows, I cracked :p

  • http://gettingcheeky.blogspot.com Jessica

    Oh my god Sunny your title absolutely cracked me up. When I first purchased this shade I was astonished and thrilled at the smooth texture. I haven’t necessarily found that with all RBR shadows, but this one is just heavenly!

    ♥ Jessica

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha that was really my first thought when I swatched this eyeshadow :) I have of course checked your review out before purchasing, and it gave me a nudge in the right direction!

  • http://www.beauty-reflecttions.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I love RBR! This one is gorgeous on you Sunny! I have Delicate Hummingbird and adore it.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! I’m eyeing Delicate Hummingbird as my next acquisition!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    great, another shadow that I just HAVE to try. I hear so many rave reviews about the RBR shadows–especially this shade. Looks like a definite must-have to me!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Becca, if you like copper/jewel-toned eyeshadows this is one that you just can’t pass! From what I heard this is definitely one of RBR’s best!

  • http://perilouslypale.wordpress.com perilouslypale

    Abssinian Catbird is as good as it gets isn’t it?!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Definitely (PS: what a GREAT honor it is to have you drop by!)

  • http://twitter.com/corallista Ankita Chaturvedi (@corallista)

    Love it! Its similar to Smog but with a more olive tone which makes it so beautiful! I don’t know if I can get my hands on this so I will look for a dupe in Inglot!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Ankita, Zuneta does ship all over the world so you might be able to lay your hands on this. If you find an Inglot dupe though, do let us know because I think many would want to try!

  • LeeAnn

    Looks so buttery I almost want to eat it, lol. Some say it’s a close dupe for GA ETKI #6 Khaki Pulse, what do you think?

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha don’t eat it! I don’t own Khaki Pulse so I can’t say for sure, but I think the green flash in this one might differentiate the two of them :)