Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush for Love of Roses - Three New-to-Me Shades

My obsession with Rouge Bunny Rouge started two years ago (see this link). That's when I purchased my first two shades of Original Skin Blush for Love of Roses ($28): Delicata and Gracilis. When ordering sight unseen, I gravitate toward light, mistake-proof colors. Delicata and Gracilis turned out to be exactly that.

One day a few months ago, I got the itch to try some shades that might not be perfect for me, but would expand my knowledge of the blushes and possibly give me new blending options. Am I glad I did! I ordered Florita (#035), Habanera (#038), and Starina (#037). They are shown above in that order, from left to right. My photo was taken in bright light, but not full sun, so the colors look a bit flat.

An intricate and luxurious cosmetics brand, Rouge Bunny Rouge, twists opulence and beauty with embellished detailing to deliver a range of color makeup that embraces both romance and whimsy. Wearable, blendable, and adaptable formulas and shades are at the very heart of Rouge Bunny Rouge. The formulas are absolutely outstanding and have been sourced from the world's most sophisticated laboratories. 

Original Skin Blush blends with a sheer, silky touch for a naturally luminous glow. A medley of active ingredients, including Uhaloa from Hawaii, also known as velvet-leaf, and modern technologies impart a long-term brightening effect. Indian gooseberry fruit extract stands guard against free radicals. Sheer pearls amplify the creamy, soft touch and ensure a limpid glow. Innovative powders entwine with your skin to preserve perfection all day long. The result is your skin but better; you'll wonder how you blushed before.

Rouge Bunny Rouge is easily the most imaginative, inspirational, and addictive brand I’ve come across! The formulas are out of this world. They state online, "Be warned, once you fall down the rabbit hole and try this brand there is no going back."Truth!

The packaging of these "darling" compacts is whimsical - adorable, actually. From the box, which has a botanical theme on one side and the Rouge Bunny Rouge coat of arms, with bunnies, of course, on the other, it's enticing. The compacts have a pretty white-on-black floral design. The Rouge Bunny Rouge crest is shown on the inside insert that protects the powder blushes. The blushes themselves have an embossed design too.

I think I ordered these three shades from Beautyhabit. Florita is described as a natural, rich raspberry red with an illuminating radiance. It glides onto the skin imparting a warm rosy glow and is best suited for medium or olive skin tones, i.e., not me. Habanera was listed as a great shade for medium complexions, but I knew I could use it lightly for my pale face. It's described accurately as a medium, sun-warmed terracotta with a hint of rose. Starina is described as a good color for fair skin. It's a pale coral nude with an illuminating radiance.

I took swatch photos in fairly full mid-day sun. I swatched with a sponge-tipped applicator to show you the shades. No one will apply the colors as heavily as I did for these pictures. Florita is shown at the top of my arm, Habanera in the middle, and Starina at the bottom.

Don't you think Florita at the top of my arm is drop-dead gorgeous? Imagine this color applied with a brush, and you've got a medium pink that will look great on nearly everyone. The warm brown-toned Habanera does have rose in it. I hope you can see that. I have to apply it with a very light hand. It's a good contouring shade, as is Starina. Starina is the neutral shade here that's perfect for my skin.

After I took these swatch photos, I got cheeky and decided to play. I mixed Florita with Starina on a dense blending brush and applied the resulting shade to my arm. I got pretty excited when I saw the result - a warm rose pink that lights up my face. Shall I call it Florita-Starina? Can you believe this color (shown below)?

I'm very pleased with my experimental purchases. A blogger has to do what she's got to do, and sometimes that means wandering outside her comfort zone. I wandered right into the Enchanted Garden.

Deep inside a labyrinth of perfectly topiaried winding lanes in the Enchanted Garden lies the Rose Orchard. The sweet and tantalizing fragrance of the roses, combined with the sight of their intense pigments, provokes torturous visions of languorous beauty. The thorns of the flowers, so piercingly sharp, can slice through flesh as though it were air, and the elegant, gorgeous Floribunda-Elves are the only guardians that the roses, with their poisonous thorns, will allow to tend the orchard. The Floribundas perfectly preen and nurture each flower, and in return, they are gifted by the roses with the most effervescent and radiant faces in the whole of the Enchanted Garden, their cheeks exuding happiness and excitement, causing many a lover to fall to his knees. Rouge Bunny Rouge has recreated for you this radiant glow with six petal-soft colors to impart a splendorous bloom and captivate your heart's desires.

We have more options than ever for ordering Rouge Bunny Rouge. Rouge Bunny Rouge's own Web site, Zuneta, and Beautyhabit. Watch for specials on shipping or gifts with purchase, particularly at Rouge Bunny Rouge and Zuneta. You'll be glad you did.

Black and white photo courtesy of Zuneta; other photos by Best Things in Beauty


Carolyn N. said...

Those are pretty colors! I have a growing obsession for blushes. I think I'll look into these. :)

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Carolyn,

I'm a blush addict too. One can never have "enough." :)

bedazzled64 said...

These are so pretty! Will definitely look into these. And I'm with you CG... can never have too many blushes. My new fav right now is the new one from MAC, Ripe for Love. It's so gorgeous, you need to get this one. My fav cream is the YSL creme blush <3

Look into the MAC blush, you will not be sorry. Its sold out online but should be in stores on Monday.

Charlestongirl said...

I'll check it out, Lisa, if it's not sold out.

Anonymous said...

Florita-Starina is my favourite colour of the bunch :)

Charlestongirl said...

Me too Wwendalynne,

I love the lesson - take a blush that's not quite perfect for your skin tone and mix or layer it with a lighter one. The results can be magic.

I love my combo so much I plan to write to RBR to plead for them to make it. Maybe they could name it for me. :)