Dec 142011

Rouge Bunny Rouge recently released Beyond the Looking Glass, a collection that is based on lightness and dimension. This collection includes two Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigments– Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink ($37.17 on, less if you catch a 20% promotional/0.064 oz.). These are very finely milled, multidimensional loose powders housed in well-constructed vials that resist spillage. Here’s the vial of Embrace of Cashmere, a light soft neutral gold:

These are made of a lightweight plastic. The vial for Caress of Mink, a soft warm taupe brown:

Inside, the vial has a stopper that can be pulled out directly without twisting:

The vial has a deeply placed, efficient opening that prevents spilling. This picture of Embrace of Cashmere shows that the end of the stopper is a sponge. The product clings to the sponge, which doubles as an applicator:

If you prefer to use your own brushes, you can dab the sponge applicator on the back of your hand to use it as a palette. You can then dip your own brush into the pigment that you’ve placed there. Another:

This system results in virtually no mess as the product is used. The texture of Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops is incredibly fine. Although its a powder, it creates a shimmery sheen where ever the product is placed. According to Rouge Bunny Rouge, Fire Drops contain “a super high percentage of pearl,” that delivers high pigment and sheen with very little product. There is a beautiful complexity to these that places this a mile ahead of most pigments (MAC, for example).

Rouge Bunny Rouge has suggested using this pigments alone, or mixed with their Seas of Illumination liquid highlighters. Here are swatches of Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops in Embrace of Cashmere alone, then mixed with Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination in Sea of Tranquility (reviewed here), and also with Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination in Sea of Showers (reviewed here):

Another, same combination but different angle:

This is Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops in Caress of Mink alone, then mixed with Sea of Showers in the middle. On the right, I’ve applied Sea of Showers alone:

I find these unusually well done and very striking. Applied sheerly, the add a beautiful pearly look to the lids that is never over-the-top. Although these have a luminosity, they look expensive rather than metallic or glittery. Absolutely gorgeous.

Here’s a Rouge Bunny Rouge video using these and displaying the other items in the Beyond the Looking Glass collection:

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