Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Showers Liquid Highlighter

Rouge Bunny Rouge is a brand I can never sing enough praises of - their products are just high quality and for the most part, more than warrant their high price tag. Their liquid highlighter, this shade in particular, was one of the first products I tried from the brand almost two years ago and it remains a favorite to this day. I am a highlighter junkie which means I have quite a few, whether they be powder, liquid, or cream, in my collection. It's rare that I love one so much that I've used up three-quarters of the product but such is the case with Sea of Showers. It's simply wonderful, read on to discover why.

Per the Rouge Bunny Rouge website:

This multipurpose water-based fluid blends easily with moisturiser, or with foundation, to customise the look - to yours alone. Create an inside-out illumination effect and blend it to a thin, refined wash of pearls. Light fragrance of Cucumber with a touch of Peach Flower will add to your application pleasure. A quartet of shades with Melissa extract to soothe, and Vitamin E to guard against ageing. The highlighting liquid can be used alone or over moisturiser and as a highlighter, over foundation, too.

First of all, this product comes in four shades. There is Sea of Clouds (a pearly white), Sea of Tranquility (an opalescent pink), Sea of Showers (a honeyed beige), and Sea of Nectar (a golden bronze). I own Clouds and Showers and love them both equally, although Showers is just slightly more of a favorite since its warmth compliments my skintone. 

What I love most about this product is the way it illuminates the skin. That is literally the word I would use to describe this product- illumination. It has such a soft, refined glow that can be sheered down to virtually nothing or built up to a gleaming metallic. It's incredibly versatile. I've used Sea of Showers mixed in with my foundation to give a summery glow, used lightly on the cheekbones as a soft, ethereal highlight, or even on my eyelids built up to a beautiful metallic bronze-gold. There is shimmer in the product but the way it's blended into the fluid makes it completely impalpable on the skin. It truly becomes one with the texture of the skin yet gives you a lightly reflective highlight right where you want it. Somehow it manages never to appear greasy, even when I build up the intensity of the shine. The texture is lightweight- a watery gel that blends effortlessly into the skin without disrupting the foundation underneath. 

Sea of Showers also lasts all day on the skin. It doesn't fade nor does the shine migrate. It stays immaculately where you placed it from dusk till dawn. It also smells wonderful, as the description notes- definitely a cucumber-floral fragrance that is only noticeable upon application.

At $55.00, this is an expensive highlight. To be honest though I will repurchase this product as long as it is available. I've had my bottle for years and still have a good amount left- truly less than a pea is enough for a whole face of highlighting. The effect is nothing I've ever worked with in any other highlighting product- hopefully you'll be able to understand it's magnificence from my swatches. Buy it, love it, and realize the search is over for your perfect highlight- RBR has it!

Rouge Bunny Rouge can be purchased from rougebunnyrouge.com, beautyhabit.com, or zuneta.com

Sea of Showers on the cheekbones

T-B: Blended swatch, heavy swatch- direct sunlight

Indirect sunlight

Showers can bestow a soft glow or a metallic gleam

*All products were purchased with my own money for purposes of review. 

3 comments:

  1. can you rougebunnyrouge me one day boo? beat my face!!! xoxo -branflake

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  2. I am not into makeups personally but you are so down to earth and made it so fun and interesting~ :^)

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