Friday, May 27, 2011
Rouge Bunny Rouge Cheeks in Bloom Blush Wand in Vermeer
Rouge Bunny Rouge Cheeks in Bloom Blush Wand in Vermeer (around $43) is a soft tea rose that provides a healthy glow. The blush contains a blend of natural oils and spherical powders, providing a cream-to-powder finish. You twist the blush up, like a lipstick, and I love the packaging. Extremely portable and no worries about crumbling compacts.
I have come to appreciate cream blushes for that lit-from-within look, and I really like them in stick form. This blush is very smooth and creamy, not stiff and tacky like some cream blushes can be (MAC), and it comes with a little clear cap to protect it from drying out. It lasts all day and does not settle in pores.
I often wear Vermeer with Rouge Bunny Rouge powder blush in Delicata, which I now wear as a bronzer.
I dot the cream blush onto my fingertips to warm it up, gently blend along my cheekbones, and then follow up with the powder blush in the hollows and across the bridge of my nose. Prettiest combo I have ever used, and I have been anti blush the last 10 years because I always find it so disappointing.
I also like to dot Vermeer on the brow bone over my eye crease for a fresh-faced weekend look. This blush also looks surprisingly decent on my lips, but I prefer a bit more contrast, and I haven't experimented with this look long enough to know if it's drying over time.
Here is Vermeer swatched on my pink-porcelain skin. So subtly soft.
Bottom line: A worthy splurge.
All photos mine.