Jun 012011
 

Previously, I introduced the Rouge Bunny Rouge brand (see here) and today I’m looking at the line’s Seas of Illumination Highlighting Liquid in Sea of Tranquility (approximately $70 for 1 ounce, available for shipping to the U.S. from Zuneta.com).  This liquid highlighter is a refined version that gives a smooth glow without any sparkle or heavy metallics.

Sea of Tranquility has a decided pink cast, which shows up with a fair amount of drama on my pale warm skintone.  Those will cooler skin tones will love this color–the pink is believable, healthy and beautiful.  If you like Benefit Highbeam or Nars Liquid Illuminator in Copacabana (reviewed here), you will find that Sea of Tranquility is a slightly pinker, more refined version of either.  The texture of Rouge Bunny Rouge’s offering is more natural and less thick compared to High Beam.  Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Sea of Tranquility is less sparkly compared with Nars Copacabana.  One might expect this from the different price points–Benefit’s High Beam is $24 for .45 ounces, and Nars Copacabana is $29 for 1.2 ounces.

Comparisons:

The Black Panties makeup blog has done this comparison between Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility and Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer #7.

Bottom line: You don’t need all three, but if I had to choose one I’d go with Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Sea of Tranquility because the texture is the most refined.  I find that wearing a color that stands out on my skin tone is really apparent, and softer textures look more natural.  (Thanks to Liz for letting me borrow her Benefit High Beam and Nars Copacabana for the comparison.)

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Jan 112011
 

Guerlain’s Spring 2011 “Sur Mes Levres” includes a limited edition blush, Guerlain Blush G Serie Noir–Secret to a Healthy Glow ($67).  This is a highly saturated blush infused with gold shimmers that melt into a highlight glow on on your cheeks.  This gasp-worthy palette is a stunning combination of finely milled powder, a versatile choice of colors, and the ability to blend colors that allows you to customize your look.

The colors are arranged in horizontal stripes:

  • The top stripe is a rich coral;
  • The second stripe is a deep pink fuchsia, which coordinates nicely with the fuchsia tone in the Rue de Rivoli Ecrin 6 eyeshadow palette;
  • The third is a soft, glowing peach; and
  • The bottom is a very light golden pink with a hint of peach.

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