Thursday, 10 May 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge Part II: Unforgettable Oriole, Bohemian Waxwing and Olive Violeteare

My apologies in advance for this being such a picture heavy post. I had a request for a comparison of Bohemian Waxwing and Solstice Halcyon, so I thought it might be useful to do the same for Olive Violeteare and Unforgettable Oriole too.

Unforgettable Oriole

Unforgettable Oriole is a pale creamy gold with iridescent finish. It's a lovely highlighter shade and I like it best for use on the inner third of the eye or just the inner corner. It's perfect for brightening the eye.

Bohemian Waxwing

Rouge Bunny Rouge describe Bohemian Waxwing as an iridescent champagne bronze. It's actually a bit of hard colour to describe but I think bronze might be a bit misleading as this certainly isn't as brown as you might anticipate for a bronze. It's more taupe than bronze and the iridescent finish makes it very pretty. It is a very welcome addition to my neutrals collection.

Olive Violeteare

I was a little nervous about whether Olive Violeteare would work for me but I'm pleased to report that it's a thumbs up. It's a smoky olive green with no brown tones. I've used it all over the lid, in the crease, as a liner, and I find it looks good however I use it. It pairs very well with Unforgettable Oriole.



The pigmentation of all three colours is good but not as intense as Abyssinian Catbird, for example. All of the swatches are several passes of colour over the skin. Unforgettable Oriole and Bohemian Waxwing have a similar refined iridescent finish and are very smooth to apply. Unforgettable Oriole is a little more sheer than Bohemian Waxwing. Olive Violeteare has a satin finish and isn't quite as smooth as the other two shades.



Here we can see Olive Violeteare compared to Edward Bess eyeshadow in Dusk. Dusk is more grungy brown that Violeteare and it has a more complex finish. I think Violeteare looks more 'clean' in comparison.

Bohemian Waxwing+Solstice Halcyon2

Colourwise, I suppose that Solstice Halcyon and Bohemian Waxwing are quite similar but I think the biggest difference is in the finish. Waxwing's iridescent champagne glow makes it look lighter than Solstice Halcyon. Solstice Halcyon also has a mauve undertone which Bohemian Waxwing does not. I wondered whether Caress of Mink Loose Glitter pigment might be similar to Bohemian Waxwing but I think Caress of Mink looks a lot more brown when compared to the other two colours.


I struggled to find any singles in my collection that were similar to Unforgettable Oriole. In the end, the closest I could find was the highlighter shade from the Dior Smoky Nude palette (#571), which incidentally is my favourite powder highlight, it has the most amazing creamy smooth texture. The Dior is more cream coloured and opaque when compared to Unforgettable Oriole.


And lastly here's a group shot, just because.  Do let me know if you have any other colours you would like me to compare to these Rouge Bunny Rouge colours, I am always happy to oblige.

The Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Shadow Keepers and refill pans are available from Zuneta. I believe all of the colours are back in stock now but both palettes are currently out of stock.


  1. Claire - Shrops10 May 2012 at 13:38

    Lovely post, I am so very tempted but have just checked funds position -- Ouch, will have to wait.
    LMdB Monaco is divine, deep pink red, velvet finish. Application needs to be so very precise, not yet plucked up the courage to wear it out of the house!

  2. Thanks - the swatches are really helpful.

  3. Excellent comparison. This really helped me. I'm on a waiting list for Bohemian Waxwing and Olive Violeteare (and Golden Rhea). I didn't look good in Solstice Halcyon but I have hope that BW will be better from your description and swatches

  4. The more I see Olive Violeteare the more I'm convinced that this could be an HG for me. Thanks for the swatches. Maybe I should take the plunge :-D

  5. Beautiful! I think the lilac and trumpeter colors have won my heart most of all, though.

  6. I doubt any of your readers will complain over "too many" photos.
    Thank you for all the swatches, comparisons, and your insights. Posts like these are extremely helpful, and especially appreciated for products I can obtain only online.


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