Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Hues of Enchantment Colorburst Lipstick in Whim of Mine 019

Today's review is on Rouge Bunny Rouge Enchantment Colorburst Lipstick in Whim of Mine 019 (£22.00, €25.95, $34.12), 3.8 grams. The formula is creamy and smooth. Color lasts 2-3 hours.

Whim of Mine is described as a "creamy, satin raspberry-ripple pink."

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I don't see raspberry in the stock swatch or in mine (below). Raspberries are a cool, clear, blue red (or blue black). Perhaps the "ripple" part denotes the color a raspberry swirl would take on as it journeys through cream (as in its eponymous ice cream name) and becomes more muted. But embroidering itself in cream would just make the raspberry color a softer blue pink.

To my eye, Whim of Mine is a warm pink beige. The following photos are tricky because the day was cool and overcast.

This is how Whim of Mine translates on pink-porcelain skin (NW15). I see pale salmon.

I hope you can better see the warm undertones on white paper.

Although not a great color on me, Whim of Mine is a pretty, subtle pink many could wear on any day in any social situation. And the formulation and texture are divine, every bit as silky and smooth as some of the best lipsticks I have worn to date by Edward Bess, Chanel, Laura Mercier, and Guerlain.

Like Edward Bess lipsticks, RBR lipsticks come in a sleek, black metal tube, but they don't click closed, so I'll be interested to see how they last over time (e.g., if they retain their incredible moisture). And moist these lipsticks are. Hydrating and enriched with Vitamin E, this lipstick glides on like softened butter, does not dry my lips after a long day, and a single application, gently blotted, lasts around 4 hours before it begins to fade.

UPDATE: Almost one year later I have experienced no degradation in moisture retention, so cap clicking is unnecessary. 

Bottom line: Nice formula, but my least favorite RBR lip color.

All photos mine except where noted in caption.


  1. I love these lipsticks! They are absolutely fantastic! The texture is divine! I want, want, want more from this line. The shadows are lovely too. Can't wait to read more posts about them. x

  2. That's gorgeous! :)

    I've heard good things about that brand

  3. Wow, you got me mesmerized with your artistic picture taking skills of lipstick-good lipstick porn! *smokes a cigarette*

  4. I'm really glad you like it, Whim of Mine is one of my favourite colours and the texture of the RBR lipsticks is wonderful (there were 2 new RBR lippies in my latest Zuneta haul, shhh ;) Thank you for the lovely mention! x Klara

  5. @Ammie, it will soon be yours. >:D

    @Jeanie, I can't believe how scrumptious these lipsticks are. After a full day my lips felt positively buttery.

    @Vintage, I don't know how these rate on the skindeep database (I seriously doubt they are listed), but I could send you the ingredients, which you could plug in.

    @Olivia, lol! Me?? Your Julie Hewett lip shots are legendary with their sultry pouts. I think I look like I am sneering above, but it was the best shot that didn't show my Billy Dee Williams 'stache.

    @Klara, I can't wait to read your reviews on your new lipsticks. I purchased a total of 4 in my haul, so it will be interesting to see if we overlap. MarciaF at Beauty Info Zone hauled with me, along with another friend (Ammie) who posts on the Everyday Beauty and Beauty Grapevine forums. The more swatches the better!

  6. May I ask for an update on this? Does it retain its moisture despite the tube not clicking closed?

    1. Hi Isla, yes these lipsticks do retain their moisture over time.


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