Lashing Out: RBR Oxblood Panache

Spring has already sprung at Rouge Bunny Rouge! To celebrate the coming season, they’re releasing a new mascara in a deep reddish berry (?), called ‘Oxblood Panache.’

Now before you freak out over the idea of red lashes (I was a bit concerned initially too), consider this: most purple/aubergine/burgundy mascaras look amazing on hazel and sometimes blue eyes. You can boost brown eyes with these colored mascaras at the very tip of the lashes, or even at the base under a black mascara.

Color me intrigued. Burgundy is not a color I typically associate with Spring (it’s more of an Autumn/Winter shade to me), particularly in makeup, but I’d be willing to give it a whirl.

What do you guys think? Yes… No… Maybe?

Rouge Bunny Rouge: Refills and Glassy Goodness

My love affair continues with this lovely brand. Rouge Bunny Rouge is such a girly treat… I always feel like a fairy princess when I use this makeup. Recently, received the refillable Eye Shadow Keeper and one of the new Glassy Glosses.

The individual eyeshadows (Olive Violeteare & Trumpeter Koel are shown) come in these adorable little individual envelopes. They remind me of the MAC Pro palette shadows… same concept.

Now I have to admit, I was worried about the Glassy Gloss. I thought the color (Mousse Fandango) would be too light for me. But the color is so sheer, that it really complements just about any skin tone.

It also works very well layered over other lipsticks and (my personal favorite) lip pencils. You can find out more about Rouge Bunny Rouge products HERE.

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Enchanted Selection: Random Goodies from Rouge Bunny Rouge

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
Swatches:
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!

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FOTD: Shiny Stuff

I went all ‘shiny’ for this FOTD. It as too hot for powder and what not, so I didn’t fight my oily skin and just let it ride…

 FACE
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
YSL Creme Blush in Praline
 EYES
Rouge Bunny Rouge Pigment in Caress Of Mink (lids/under waterline)
NARS Creme shadow in Ponderosa (lashline/outer crease)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
LIPS
YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Aquatique

FOTD: Rouge Bunny Rouge

I used some of the goodies from Rouge Bunny Rouge for this FOTD:

Guierlain Parure Aqua (Dore 24)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Chanel Horizon Blush
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighter
Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops in Embrace of Cashmere (crease to browbone)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops in Caress of Mink (lashline to crease)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in Rehab (waterline)
Guerlain Nor G Mascara
LIPS
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Have Faith

FOTD: Grenat n’ Gold

Okay… maybe not gold. More like Bronze.

I used the new Metal X Cream Shadow from MAC (Venetian Tarnish) and Chanel Pencil in Grenat to get the job done:

FACE
Armani Face Fabric (#5)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid (Sea of Tranquility)
EYES
MAC Metal X Cream Shadow in Venetian Tarnish (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Cherry Black (lashline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (waterline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Grenat (under waterline)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire
Now, I wore this look for about 12 hours (8am to 8pm). When I got home, I took another picture of my lids, to show what happened to the Metal X Cream Shadow:

Creasing… yes. But on these oily lids, I’m not really complaining. It IS a cream shadow in the truest sense of the word. Next time I’ll use a base, and see what happens.

Enchant Me: The Secret World of Rouge Bunny Rouge

What a lovely discovery!

It began with a slip of the finger during a google search… and I ended up with ‘Embrace of Cashmere.’

What?

Turns out, there’s an entire company behind such delicately named pieces of makeup. Rouge Bunny Rouge celebrates all manner of femininity and fantasy with the most adorable collection that I’ve seen… ever.

I started poking around, and found out that Perilously Pale has been blogging about the company for some time. She’s apparently totally in love, and now I see why!

I emailed them to find out more, and they sent me the following lovely items:

 Captured Mist of Serenity: Gentle Cleansing Water
Seas of Illumination Highlighting Liquid: Sea Of Tranquility
Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigment: Caress of Mink
Devotion Ink Quartz Eyeliner: Amethyst Essence 
Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigment: Embrace of Cashmere
Cleansing Water
Highlighting Liquid
Caress of Mink
Amethyst Essence
Embrace of Cashmere
I adore the idea of this brand… and I really like these products! The finish is soft and ethereal… very romantic.
You can find Rouge Bunny Rouge products HERE.