For the Love of Taupes & Neutrals, Get Yourself Some Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing Long-Lasting Eye Shadow!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing FOTD

Have you found your taste in makeup changes over time? Mine certainly has. Or rather, I am obsessed with different things at different times. For the moment, I am fixated on the idea of neutral shades I can wear as a wash on my lids. They have to have a lot of dimension to stand out in my stash, because I own enough neutrals as it is. The undertone has to be rather neutral, because I want to be able to incorporate them into both warm- and cool-toned looks. They can’t be too sparkling, but I need enough shimmer to bring light to my eyes. With all that in mind, I proudly present you my latest discovery: Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing Long-Lasting Eye Shadow!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing

Rouge Bunny Rouge (When Birds Are Singing) Long-Lasting Eye Shadows now come in refill pans. Not all shades do, but from what I can see, the line-up does include most of their bestsellers. Rouge Bunny Rouge has duo and trio “keepers,” but this fits in older MAC quads/palettes, and that’s how I store it. It contains a healthy amount of 2 grams (0.071 oz) and goes for 17 euros. All Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows are named after birds, which is a romantic touch true to the brand’s Russian heritage (they definitely have their brand of romanticism up there).

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing closeup

Bohemian Waxwing is described as an iridescent bronzed champagne, but on me it is a shimmery taupe with multi-chrome pearls (I can see some red, silver…). I am sorry for not being able to offer a more precise description, but here is the thing with taupes: they never look the same on two people. I have seen the same shade looking much more cool-toned or bronzed on other bloggers, so it will ultimately come down to your skin and undertone.

Here is how Bohemian Waxwing swatches on me:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing swatch

What I can tell you for sure, is that quality-wise this shade is best of the best! It is extremely creamy and finely-milled, and the color pay-off is out of this world! It is shimmery enough to bring light into my eyes, but not too shimmery for even the most conventional work place. I am trying not to sound like a fan girl, but the dimension Bohemian Waxwing has is incredible! It seems to ooze magic when I blink or turn my head!

I compared Bohemian Waxwing with some shades in my stash that I thought might be similar. From left to right you can see Burberry Rosewood, Burberry Pale Barley, Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing, Urban Decay Suspect, and MAC Satin Taupe:

Burberry Rosewood, Burberry Pale Barley, RBR Bohemian Waxwing, UD Suspect, MAC Satin Taupe comparison swatch

I hope you can see how much more dimension the Burberry ones and Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing have!

A couple more photos with Bohemian Waxwing on the inner half of my lids:

RBR Bohemian Waxwing FOTD

RBR Bohemian Waxwing review

See how it glows? For the rest of my face, I have Bobbi Brown Wheat on the outer half of my lids, Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline on my cheeks, and Dior Diablotine Addict Gloss on my lips.

Bottom line: For the incredible dimension, buttery texture, and excellent color pay-off, Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing Long-Lasting Eye Shadow is definitely a keeper! If you like taupes, or good neutrals in general, I would encourage you to do some research about this one. It might end up looking different on your skin tone, but you will most probably fall in love with it!

What do you think? Too plain for you or right up your alley? What kind of makeup are you obsessed with right now?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    SO PRETTY!!!! Now that’s a taupe!
    I go through phases too-right now I’m loving light greys!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, now come to think of it I really don’t own a lot of grays! I guess I’m not too sure how they’ll look on my pretty warm-toned skin, but you rock them for sure!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com/ TheProcrastinator

    I’m going to be a taupe-wearer the rest of my life and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL in that case get this! GET THIS!

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    Absolutely beautiful! I only have 1 RBR shade, which I like, but I think I should have gone for this. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Carina, I have this one and Abyssinian Catbird, and I’m sure I’ll get more at some point!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Oh yeah, looks like fall-in-love material to me, pretty!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh Melissa you should really look into the RBR line-up! It’s sublime!

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

    OMG OMG OMG–this is sooooo pretty, I MUST have it! Ahhh everyone seems to be reviewing RBR. I WANT EVERYTHING!! :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I think this has a lot to do with the free-shipping offer LOL

      I think Bohemian Waxwing is right up your alley!

  • Lily

    Eeps! I’ve seen the swatches of all RBR shadows and they are to die for. I’m still unwilling to purchase, because I know that if I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop. So, better not start at all, eh? LOL!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, life is short so stop denying yourself RBR! ;)

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Wow, it looks so different on your skin, altho I still see some bronze peeking through. Man, it looks like I’m going to haul some more RBR eyeshadows ^^. Great colour on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Teri, I’m pretty sure this shade looks different on everyone! I’m already eyeing some more RBR too ;)

  • VickyM

    Wow what a pretty eye shadow :) it´s very pretty, I hope I can find a similar one by Mac.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, I’m not sure if there is anything identical in the MAC line-up, but good luck with that!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I just picked this up too! It’s has such a gorgeous glowing finish. It’s my first RBR and I think I’m hooked. I love this shade. It looks really gorgeous on you and I agree it totally stands out amongst my other neutrals. I wish I could come over and go through your stash, lol. Ugh that swatch is gorgeous!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yay, I’m so glad to hear you like it just as much! I don’t own THAT many taupes yet, but I think my collection will keep growing LOL

  • Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    That really is a pretty taupe and it looks great on you! Come to think of it, I don’t own that many taupey shades. I have been a little obsessed with lighter greens lately. Or maybe a lot obsessed lol. :)

    But that Burberry swatch is also looking mighty nice!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha oh I definitely had my green period as well. I don’t think it’ll ever be over, either! You should check the Burberry line-up out! Pale Barley has truly become a go-to!

  • ValleyDoll

    What a gorgeous shade. And indeed, taupes never really look the same on different. That’s what’s so great about those kinds of shades.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, I agree! The only annoying thing is unless you have the opportunity to swatch it, you never really know how it’ll look on you ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Icarias1 Icaria

    The texture looks amazing! I have a RBR blush and the quality is way up there. Taupes are such tricky colors but I do believe I could pull this one off. Atm I’m still in my bronzer obsession phase. :/

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I am beyond impressed with Orpheline so I know what you mean! I’m sure Bohemian Waxwing will work for many, it’s just that it might not look exactly the same!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    OK yes this is one I really need to include when I make my first RBR purchase. Beauuutiful

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, I’d love to see this on you! I bet it’ll look different on your skin tone, but no doubt it’ll be beautiful!

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    Bohemian Waxwing looks like my kind of shade! It looks beautiful on you too, Sunny :) I actually just placed a RBR order for 2 eyeshadows and a blush. I can’t wait to get it and see what all the hype is about :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yaaay can’t wait to find out how you like it! I try not to sound like a fan girl most of the time, but with RBR it’s really hard!

  • http://twitter.com/KrystleKouture Krystle Kouture

    I’m in love with mac’s satin taupe and love how similar this looks. Anything neutral with some shimmer is a hit in my book.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, I’d say this one has more dimension, but Satin Taupe is pretty timeless indeed!