Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow: Swatches, Review, FOTD


Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow Review_

Umber Firefinch is a neutral to cool ashy brown in a satin finish. It has a medium pigmentation (although it’s easier to sheer out than it is to build up in opacity), and that silky buttery texture we’ve come to expect from Rouge Bunny Rouge.

Longevity and crease resistance is about average on my (oily) lids, on top of my usual TFSI.

Swatched below, next to Blackpepper Jay (on the left)


Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow Review 1 Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch Eyeshadow Review EOTD Dark Grey Brown Eyeshadow Swatches_


Compared with other neutral browns eyeshadows:

Swatched: (from left) Rouge Bunny Rouge Blackpepper Jay, Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch, Tom Ford She Wolf duo (2 swatches), Sleek Storm Palette shadow (second shadow from the right on the bottom row), MAC Mystery eyeshadow

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Posted by on Sep 1st, 2015 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 22comments


Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadows Grey Go-Away Lourie and Blackpepper Jay: Review

Rouge Bunny Rouge Grey Go-Away Lourie and Blackpepper Jay Eyeshadow Review


I’ve been casting my greedy eyes on the Rouge Bunny Rouge matte shadows on for some time now, and when these went on sale earlier I couldn’t resist picking up two shades. There’s something to be said about having some everyday work horse colours in luxury formulations.

Blackpepper Jay (left swatch above) is a deep ashy brown matte with medium to full pigmentation. It is similar to MAC Mystery, but is slightly darker and ashier (and far, far more blendable). It’s a fantastic brow shade for those with black or very dark brown hair- I’ve been using this as my go to brow filling product every day since getting this.

Grey Go-Away Lourie (right swatch) is a medium neutral-maybe- leaning-slightly- cool  grey. Pigmentation here is also medium, buildable to full.

The texture of these are dreamy- as you would expect from RBR. Buttery, super blendable, and layers well. There aren’t that many mattes around that can compete with RBR mattes in terms of texture. Longevity is about average on my oily lids- no better or worse than most- there is some mild fading at the 5hr mark, and significant fading at the 8 hr mark

Am I glad I bought these? Hell yes, and I recently picked up Papyrus Canary when it popped up on Beauty Bay. Life is too short for chalky eyeshadow.



Wearing Grey Go-Away Lourie as a wash across the lids and blended out with a beige shade in the crease. NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Dolce Vita on lips.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow Blackpepper Jay EOTD


Wearing Blackpepper Jay on eyebrows and as a single wash over the lids, and a little bit of an inner corner highlight. NARS Joyous Red on lips.

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Posted by on Jul 29th, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 20comments


Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

  Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

Have you noticed anything new around here? MFV has had a little makeover, with refreshingly minimalistic banner design thanks to the lovely people at Studio Eyeberg   – the older I get the more I enjoy simplicity in design.

I also figured out how to crop images in a circle! All of the image editing software I’ve used in the past have only been able to crop squares and rectangles, but I discovered recently (through a little bit of googling) that there are online editors that will actually crop circles – some do it better than others. I like – that’s what I used for my ‘About’ picture on the sidebar. So easy, I don’t know why I hadn”t done it earlier.

So getting to the topic of this post-here is the look I wore a couple of weekends back. I adore the combination of khaki and mustard yellow/brown- it has a warmth and a certain safari chic (see Lanvin RTW S/S 2011 for the definition of safari chic). MAC Flourishing and MAC Uninterrupted are amongst my favourite MAC mattes in terms of texture (as we all know MAC can be pretty hit and miss with their mattes), and I think they work so well together in an eyeshadow look.
MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup Look

MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup LookAbyssinian Catbird,

Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, NARS Supervixen Lip Gloss, Illamasqua Naked Rose blush


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Posted by on Jul 30th, 2014 in FOTD, Illamasqua, MAC | 0 comments.


Midnight blues: FOTD featuring Laura Mercier Deep Night Eyeshadow


Hello there!

I’m sitting in the Crowne Plaza lobby at this moment using their free wifi and giving myself a pat on the back for having these posts drafted before I left for the Northern Territory.

It’s our last night here in Darwin, and I fly back to Melbourne tomorrow afternoon. I’ve had an amazing time exploring Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu, and Litchfield in Australia’s ‘Top End’ – and of course had a fantastic time working in the Aboriginal Eye Clinic in Katherine. It feels about time to go home to Melbourne though- I’m missing Phil, Dizzy, and decent pho.

Anyhow, here is a FOTD I did a few weeks ago, using my new Laura Mercier Deep Night eyeshadow (reviewed in the previous post here)

As you can see- at that point, I hadn’t gone in with my DIY balayage correction yet so my hair here has that strange brown roots- blonde mid length – orange ends colouring to it. Bad hairdresser experience.

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Posted by on Feb 11th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier | 0 comments.


‘My Perfect Scarlet’ custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and makeup look


I mixed ‘My Perfect Scarlet’ quite awhile ago (around the same time that I mixed the deep blackberry shade ‘Black Cherry‘) and the post has been languishing in my drafts for over a month.

Ah well, better late than never! (hmm I’ve been saying that a lot lately).

I do have a good reason for being so behind on all my posting this last month- I’ve been studying like a madwoman for the final written exam of the Ocular Therapeutics post grad course that I’m doing. I thought doing Optometry was tough when I was an undergrad – I had no idea how seriously draining post grad course work + full time work + blogging was going to be. I guess I shouldn’t complain- one of my colleagues working in our practice is also doing the course with me, and he is a new father.

Now that I’ve finished my exam, I’m looking forward to having time to mix some more custom Lip Tar colours. I’m also really excited about my new empty twist up brush lipgloss containers from (you know, like Stila Lip Glazes) that I can package my custom Lip Tars in.

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and makeup look

I always find red lip colours extremely difficult to photograph accurately. My Perfect Scarlet, for example, looks nothing like a ‘scarlet’ in these photos- but  you’ll just have to take my word for it that in real life, it’s a darker red than it appears here. Like a blood red.

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