This is truly one of the ‘girliest’ brands I’ve ever come across. I’ve been playing with a selection of Rouge Bunny Rouge products lately… and wanted to swatch and share:
Smithereens of Stars Eye Gloss, Cheeks In Bloom Blush Wand, Raven Glaze Lacquer Eyeliner, Devilish Nectar Lip Potion, and When Birds Are Singing Matte Eye Shadow.
Fine Spun Light Luminous Skin Wand
Smithereens of Stars Eye Gloss (Angels Play). This is like a ‘thinner’ version of MAC’s lipglass. I use it to destroy makeup, and give it a creased ‘lived in’ look. Or I use just the teeniest bit as a highlighter on a ‘clean’ makeup look, to give the face an overall polish. It works very well on drier skin tones, and works well in editorials.
Cheeks in Bloom Blush Wand (Vermeer). This is one of the nicest cream blushes I’ve ever used. I love it because it’s not ‘greasy’ like some cream blushes can be. The consistency reminds me of the YSL version… because you can use it over powder, and a light touch will blend the color out beautifully. I was worried that it would sit horribly on my oily skin, but I’m happy to report that it blends in with just a ‘flush’ of color, and doesn’t look greasy at all.
Raven Glaze Lacquer Eyeliner. This felt tipped pen is basically fool proof. The tip is firm, so you get the color precisely where you need it. I do wish the color was stronger and had more of a latex finish, but I think that’s the nature of having a felt-tipped pen. Still, it works very well for precision work.
Devlish Nectar Lip Potion (065). This works a bit like DuWop’s Lip Venom. There’s some kind of stimulant in it… I smell cinnamon… that plumps the lips and causes them to naturally flush. Works very well on thin lips that need a little extra ‘oomph.’ I’ve put it on models to temporarily plump their lips, then wiped it off and applied my intended lip color. It’s a very good quick fix for that sort of thing.
When Birds Are Singing Matte Eye Shadow (Bashful Flamingo). I could have SWORN that I had a swatch of this… I can’t seem to find it. It’s a matte light pink. Perfect for a highlight on my warm skin tone. It works very well as a base color for fair skin, particularly skin with a cool undertone. The texture is soft and silky. It glides on, and the color stays put and stays true without the need for a primer.
Fine Spun Light Luminous Skin Wand (Alula). This product behaves quite like By Terry’s Touche Veloutee. It’s a highlighting concealer. It’s not meant to be used to cover blemishes I think; rather it works very well under the eyes and on the high points of the face. It’s fairly opaque (as you can see in the swatches). I love it for any given contour/highlight look.
That’s it! Those are my Rouge Bunny Rouge Goodies. I’ve been getting A LOT of use out of them. Despite their whimsical packaging and message, they are very practical pieces.
Ciao for now!