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

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24 responses

  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

    β™₯ Jessica

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

  4. 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?

    • 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 πŸ™‚

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