Sunday, 11 September 2011

Another RBR Delicate Hummingbird Comparison

I recently received an email asking how the plum colours in the Le Métier Silk Road Kaleidoscope compare to Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird. I took some pictures and swatches and thought it would be useful to share them here too. I have previously compared Delicate Hummingbird to other purple and plummy tones in my collection.

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Above you can see how Delicate Hummingbird compares to the Plums in Silk Road (Tapestry and Ikat) in the pan. I have included an Accesorize eyeshadow in Molten as another plummy shade. I was also asked if Delicate Hummingbird was in any way similar to Le Métier Corinthian. As I don't own that particular colour, I have included Satin Taupe to show how Delicate Hummingbird looks compared to a taupe. I'm not sure if Corinthian leans more plum than Satin Taupe. If you own both Delicate Hummingbird and Corinthian, I'd love to know how you think the two compare.

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In the pan, Delicate Hummingbird is most similar to Tapestry from the Silk Road Kaleidoscope. The main difference being that Delicate Hummingbird is more silvery whereas Tapestry has more golden/coppery lights. When swatched the differences are more obvious. Neither of the Silk Road eyeshadows are a dupe for Delicate Hummingbird. Delicate Hummingbird is cooler and more grey. I know some people describe it as taupe but for me that implies a brown undertone or mushroom-y colour which is not the case.

Although I don't own Chanel Illusoire or the Armani Eyes to Kill in Purpura, I suspect that they are both similar colours. You can see how these colours compare to Delicate Hummingbird in Hopelessly Devoted to Makeup's review post.

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Delicate Hummingbird is a beautiful eyeshadow. As well as being a lovely colour, it's also very pigmented and smooth to apply. This was my first Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow and remains a favourite.


  1. Thanks for the comparison Jane, I would like to get Delicate Hummingbird although this still has me lusting after Silk Road too!

  2. Well, that solves that - I need Delicate Hummingbird. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Jane

    I have RBR DH and Corinthian and will do my best this next week to dig them out and take a few photos. I just got my Silk Road on Friday but haven't had a chance to play. I do think it will be a favorite of mine. Thanks for the great post

  4. So many lemmings created by a single blogpost... Are you feeling proud now, are you? :)))
    Have a lovely week Jane!
    Nina x


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