Rouge Bunny Rouge is definitely at the very upper scale of price range when it comes to make up, much like Chanel or Dior. Although I often baulk at their prices, I can't deny that there are a few of the RBR products that never fail to impress me. I love their Amplitude mascara for unrivalled super thick lashes, their Highlighting Liquid in Sea Of Showers for an ethereal glow and the star of this post, their Devotion Ink Quartz Liner in Tiger Eye Essence...
"A soft, water-based formula ensures tender application. We also added Borosilicates - minute particles of artificial quartz that fill the formula with an incredible shine and shed a coquettish lustre onto the lines. The Eyeliner allows for high coverage, dries quickly, is super long-wearing and has excellent skin compatibility. An elegant brush means you can apply both fine thin lines and passionate wide lines. You can use the Eyeliner alone or over your favourite eye pencils or eye shadow. "
The Quartz Eyeliner has a medium-fine felt applicator that makes it incredibly easy to apply. The impressive bit comes when you see this product swatched (in hindsight, given the price of this, I shouldn't have used so much for the swatch!!!).
The reflective properties of this bronzey brown eyeliner are just beautiful and I love the way the gold particles catch the light. It's an ideal liner for this time of year when you want to inject a bit of glamour into different eye looks. It's hard to capture how pretty this is on camera and the best representation can be seen in the swatch above.
Here's a video from Zuneta that gives a good demonstration of how to use the product:
I wore this yesterday and was asked 3 times what I was wearing. It's long-lasting, intense, undeniably eye-catching and would look incredible used as part of a brown smokey eye for festive glamour! My love for this product has totally been reignited after digging it out a couple of days ago. At £27 it's eye-wateringly expensive BUT I got mine in September 2010, I used it a lot and it hasn't dried out so to me, that's pretty damn good!
And now to something which I had high hopes for but unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. The Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero seemed like the perfect peachy pink in a long-lasting pencil formula.
"The convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design. Instantly coats lips with rich pigment, imparting a velvet matte finish for seamless color. The long lasting yet non-drying formula is enriched with special emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, velvety color for hours."
Sounds great right? However, on application, it soon became apparent that this product was not going to work on me. I had exfoliated my lips beforehand and applied a lip balm to prime them. Once the balm had worked it's magic, I applied the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil straight onto my lips and this happened...
It just looks chalky, uneven and made my lips look dry and parched (when they're not). If anyone has any suggestions on how best to apply this then I would really appreciate any advice.