Rouge Bunny Rouge first impressions...
Rouge Bunny Rouge is a brand I 've been meaning to try for quite some time now, especially after reading the hauls and reviews by two wonderful beauty bloggers: Mizz Worthy and Tali@TheGlossGoss.
Browsing at both the Rouge Bunny Rouge website, as well as zuneta.com, I was mostly intrigued by their beautiful shadows (the swatches are true to life - quite surprising for websites). They don't carry a vast selection, which I rather appreciate if I 'm honest, but I 'm sure that almost everyone would find something to suit their style and colouring.
I decided to go for two of their deeper, darker shades: Abyssinian Catbird and Bejewelled Skylark.
Both are deep, rich, metallic shades and extremely well pigmented - unlike MAC, I need to wash my hands a couple of times and rub a bit too in order to clean the swatches completely off my hands!
Abyssinian Catbird is a dark brownish gold shade with a hint of olive in my eyes, truly stunning and fortunately like nothing I have in my collection.
Bejewelled Skylark is a dark coppery brown, in fact it would be the love child of MAC's Sable, as it gives that same warm sheen, and of any true dark brown.
Super warm, dramatic look I made with these two (photos taken 6 hours after application) over Urban Decay Primer Potion:
However, as pleased as I am about the shadows themselves, I cannot say the same with my zuneta.com shopping experience. The shipping cost to Greece (standard delivery, mind you, not express) is ₤15, quite ridiculous if you ask me (apparently express is ₤30!), especially when these are not cheap items to begin with.
And yes, they did arrive quite quickly, but still, you cannot expect to attract international customers at these rates, when other sites for example offer free shipping within Europe. Clearly though, they 're just relying on the fact that they carry somewhat 'exclusive' and hard to find brands, I just hope that this changes soon.
Also, they never sent the confirmation email that they were supposed to - honestly I was starting to wonder what the heck was taking them so long, but thankfully the order arrived fairly quickly.
And that's exactly why I 'm so hesitant in making another order from them, even though I have a couple of RBR items on my wishlist.
Customer service aside, I 'm very pleased with these shadows and glad I purchased them, even at the steep price of ₤22 each. Obviously, they 're not the average usual eyeshadow purchases, but well worth the splurge every once in a while! :)
What do you think?
And, what's the highest price you 'd be willing to pay for a great eyeshadow?