I was very kindly offered Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Firefinch by someone who found the colour wasn't working for them. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to get around my eyeshadow ban again and duly arranged a little product swap. I had been really intrigued by this shade when I first read about the new colours but I found it the hardest to judge based on the online images and description.
Now that I have seen Umber Firefinch in person, I would say that the image is accurate but the description isn't quite fitting. Rouge Bunny Rouge describe it as 'iridescent dark umber chocolate'. The use of the word iridescent threw me as I was expecting something more shimmery based on my experience of the other RBR iridescent eyeshadows. Instead, I would say this has satin finish. In fact, I find the finish is similar to Solstice Halcyon in that it has very fine iridescent flecks which stop it from being a flat matte.
Chocolate is another misnomer in my opinion. Chocolate conjures a warm brown for me but Umber Firefinch is a cool, ash toned brown. I'm not the only one to be confused by the description as the person that I swapped with was anticipating a warmer brown and found this turned grey on her warm toned skin. I hesitated over this colour because it sounded too warm but in fact, it is a perfect colour for me.
Here is Umber Firefinch compared to a few other Rouge Bunny Rouge colours for reference. Hopefully you can see from my pictures that it is lighter than Blackpepper Jay but still in the same colour family. I also hope you can see that it doesn't have the same shimmery finish as Bohemian Waxwing, which I believe is also one of the iridescent shades.
When I initially pulled out eyeshadows for comparison, I forgot to include Bejewelled Skylark, another of the RBR browns. Bejewelled Skylark contains much more red than Umber Firefinch. It also has a very different multi-tonal iridescent finish. The other eyeshadow included in the swatches below is Kjaer Weiss Wisdom.
The Eyeshadow Keeper Refills cost £16 and are available from Zuneta. I'm pleased to see that all the colours are back in stock, as well as both sizes of Eyeshadow Keeper palettes.