I don’t know about you but when I think of spring/summer makeup, I conjure pastel pinks, bright turquoises and cheerful corals. Burgundy shades are the last thing on my mind…
Yet, that’s what Rouge Bunny Rouge wants us to wear right now. I like that. I’m all about shaking things up and doing things a bit differently.
Whether I’d be able to pull it off is another matter entirely. I’ll let you be the judge of that. 🙂
To create the look, I used the Rouge Bunny Rouge Burgundy Spring set. Here’s what it contains:
- Blush Wand in Rubens
- Quartz Eyeliner in Tanzanite Essence
- Magnitude Mascara Ubiquitous in Ruby
- An illustrated tutorial
First, here’s the lowdown about them. Then, I’ll show you the look. Deal?
Blush Wand In Rubens
I love a good cream blush for summer. A cream blush melts into the skin and looks super natural on.
When I first saw Rubens, I wasn’t sure it would work. It’s a cool sangria shade that looks so dark in the tube. Much to my relief, it’s sheer enough to suit pale princesses, too.
A quick swipes gives my cheeks a subtle rosy hue that has only the slightest hint of plum. If you crave a more intense look, you can easily build it up. Either way, it dries to a lovely translucent and powdery finish.
Its creamy texture blends like a dream, too. It’s absolutely foolproof even for newbies.
The best part? You can use it on the eyes and lips, too. I have to confess I haven’t used it on the eyes (bad beauty blogger here!) but I love to use it on my pout. In fact, I think I like it more as a lip stain than blush!
Rubens isn’t the most longlasting. It stays put on my lips for 2 hours and on my cheeks for 6 before it starts to fade. For a cream blush, that’s average, so I can’t complain too much.
Quartz Eyeliner In Tanzanite Essence
In theory, I love the idea of sparkling eyeliners – they’re so much fun to wear! In practice, eyeliner and I don’t get along. How the heck can you draw a straight line without poking yourself in the eye (FYI: not all beauty bloggers are pro makeup artists)?
Liquid eyeliners are the worst. I usually find their applicators way too stiff to glide smoothly on the lid or way too soft to go where I tell them to go. This one’s right in the middle. I managed to draw a line so it’s pretty easy to use (trust me, if I can do it, anyone can).
I am glad even an eyeliner newbie like me can use it because the colour’s gorgeous. Tanzanite Essence is a medium blue with lots and lots of sparkle and a glazed finish.
It takes a few seconds to dry but once it does, it stays put for more than 8 hours. But, it’s not waterproof. If you cry your eyes out, it’ll melt away (I learned that the hard way).
Magnitude Mascara Ubiquitous In Ruby
I’ll come right out and say it. This is the only product in the set I don’t like.
My lashes are pretty invisible. I really on ink black mascaras to give them that gorgeous va-va-voom factor. The darker and more voluminous they make my lashes, the better. (Just to give you an idea, my fave mascara is Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Extra Black).
Ruby, a burgundy shade, is too subtle. My lashes are more noticeable with it than naked but they still don’t stand out as much as I like.
The formula doesn’t give my lashes much volume, either. It lengthens and separates lashes well, creating a beautiful, flattery look. A far cry from the super voluminous look I dig, but one lots of you appreciate way more than me. It’s certainly a lot more work-friendly. 🙂
If you like the look, this mascara has a lot going for it. Its wand is not too thick, so it easily coats every lash (yes, even the tiniest ones). It lasts for most of the day. No smudges of flakiness in sight. This mascara won’t turn you into a raccoon.
Maybe I should try the black version. I have a feeling I will like that a lot more. 🙂
The RGR Burgundy Spring Look
Time for the big reveal!
Here, I’ve used Rubens on my cheeks and lips, Tanzanite Essence to line my eyes and Ruby on the lashes. What do you think? Will you be wearing burgundy all this spring and summer, too?
Price & Availability: £60 at Rouge Bunny Rouge
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