Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge ¬ Bronzing Glow Liquid - As if it Were Summer Still

I'm going to come out with it: I hate bronzer. It looks unnatural on my pale, pink skin, and I don't think I look that good with a tan, anyway, so I have given up on trying to mimic that sun-kissed glow.

But wait!

In one of my recent orders from Zuneta, I received a generous sample of Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Liquid As if it Were Summer Still, and it has quite possibly made me rethink things.

Because it is not a powder, I can mix it into my moisturizer or foundation to give my skin the most subtle glow. I loved how it looked dotted directly onto my skin and blended high on my cheekbones, in the middle of my forehead up against the hairline, and across the bridge of my nose. I also loved it on my collarbones and plan to wear this lovely liquid bronzer on my deltoids (shoulder caps) this summer.

The bronzer comes in a tall, slender bottle (1.75 fluid ounces, ~$100 USD) with a pump dispenser. Like Rouge Bunny Rouge's packaging for their primers, foundation, and illuminators, this bottle is slightly frosted.


If you are fair skinned, this might be the one for you—if you like liquids, that is. The color is a pearlized honey bronze with zero orange. It imparts a really lovely glow, which is not obviously shimmery.

Indirect sunlight
 
Indoors, natural light






Bottom line: Pricey, but if you have been unable to find a natural-looking bronzer that also gives you a glow, this could be the one.


Zuneta presents RBR ¬ Bronzing Glow Liquid from Zuneta Beauty on Vimeo.

24 comments:

  1. OMG!! I hate bronzers on me and avoid them like the plague. They are generally orange and are so unflattering and unnatural on my skin! This looks simply divine. OH NO- I think that you just created a lemming in me!! I will have to order a sample with my next Zuneta order. I love that it is a liquid that can be mixed in a foundation or a lotion. This looks like everything that I wish the NARS Illuminator was! Thanks for enabling me!

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    1. Have you tried the new camera yet?! Or has Mr. P gone on a walkabout with it to capture the mountains?

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    2. No, I figured I wouldn't jump all over it until he's had a chance to learn it. He's very methodical, so it will be a while for me. Anyway, he's doing the MS walk today, so I get to stay here and do taxes. Wee.

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    3. What self restraint you have. THat's so gracious of you not to tackle him to the door to grab the package- LOL! Him: walk, You: taxes?! That sounds like such a fun day for each of you. I don't even want to think about taxes-- particularly since I just wrote the check for prop taxes- ouch!

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    4. Not restraint--busyness! This weekend is just too full of yucky "must do" stuff, like the above-mentioned taxes and gathering up the last of the donations for next week's charity pickup--which I didn't get together in time for 2011 taxes. Bah.

      I also have to keep as much of next weekend free as possible so I can start organizing my monster blog sale ... which I hope to do before April ends. I want to get rid of this stuff so someone else can enjoy it. My brain is starting to feel the clutter.

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    5. I know just what you mean!! Your impending blog sale is getting me quite excited. I have to have a garage sale before too long. Our garage became the dumping ground for various members of the family to store their crap between moves. Now we can barely get in there. I am notorious for purging- because as you said, my brain starts to feel the clutter when there is too much stuff!! I hate having stuffed drawers, closets etc. when I'm not using these things, and when somebody else could be!

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    6. I hope that you finish up the yucky stuff quickly- so that you can get on to the more pleasant things!

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    7. Unfortunately I wasn't very motivated, so I did not finish all the yucky stuff. Sundays are my days, and I spent some of it doing more of what I wanted to do instead of what I have to do. I made the mistake of sitting down with a throw across my ankles and got trapped by two cats so spent a couple hours reading how to use my iPhone ... via Kindle on my iPhone! I've only had the stupid thing for 8 months.

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    8. You are BRAVE to hold a garage sale. I had a yard sale once. Never again. People amaze me. I had a woman haggling over my almost-new Cole Haan shoes that were worth $$$ and she wanted to give me .50 cents. She actually tried to start a fight with me. I sent her away without any shoes and then when no one else bought them I gave them to charity. I was out the $ but I felt much MUCH better about where they went.

      When I build DH his man cave last summer and the electricians were all over the house, I made myself busy in the basement and filled around 30 garbage bags full of trash and/or donations ... as in who on earth needs four sets of mixing bowls and tea pots and blan blah blah. Somehow the stuff that remained down there gave birth to new stuff and I have to do it all over again. Part if is my need to save empty boxes. What negative feng shui that must be, all that sad and empty space!

      As for the blog sale ... I am afraid neighbors will all hear the beep beep beep of the 18 wheeler backing into my driveway to take all the packages to the post office. ;)

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    9. Well, I think sometimes Sundays really are for lounging about, and being trapped by cats! Yucky stuff always ends up getting done anyway! At least you were forced to take the time to learn how to connect Kindle & your iPhone!

      Oh, trust me I know just how savage and boorish people can behave at garage sales- I just won't tolerate it. I have had similar experiences to the one you describe. I actually took something out of the hand of a man who was SOOO rude that I told him that I wouldn't sell him anything even if he offered 100x what I was asking because his behavior was so shameful and atrocious that I didn't want anything that was mine ever belonging to him! So I get why you donated those Cole Haan's instead!

      Think about how cathartic that beep beep beep will be for you though! Unloading things that you don't want or use, and making some money at the same time!

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  2. I'd LOVE to try this but acck! $100!! Sigh. Maybe some day!

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    1. Tracy, a little goes a very long way. I bet one bottle would last years. Im just sayin'.

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  3. Hi! Funny that you've revieved this now - I also ordered a sample of the bronzing glow liquid recently and I totally agree with you. It's a lot more subtle and natural than any bronzing powder I've tried (even the RBR one), even if applied directly and despite the shimmery bits (I usually hate any kind of shimmer). I'm (very) yellow toned and it's neither too orange nor to "dirty". I think it's not even that expensive because the bottle is huge and I only need a tiny amount on my cheeks to look oh so subtly sunkissed. My small sample will last for a while and then I'm going to splurge on the real thing =)

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    1. Hi, Anon, I agree a tiny bit is needed! I almost hated to post this review--in fact I have had it my drafts folder for many weeks--because I stated unequivocally a few months back that I had given up on bronzer. This is the brozer to end all brozers, though, isn't it?

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    2. oh, definitely.
      It seems you're forced buy the full size now that you've lost your sample. What a clever excuse to justify the expense ;-)

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    3. PS: Have I ever told you that I love your down-to-earth-approach to makeup, aging and everything beauty related? It seems our tastes and our problems are sometimes eerily similar although our colouring is very different (beach tint, RBR, eyeliner). Thank you! I really look forward to your new posts.
      (Sorry for language mistakes)

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    4. Thanks very much! Oh, and as for buying a full-sized bottle ... I am embarrassed to admit it often takes much less justification that makeup becoming a silly old cat toy. Like: I don't actually own any bronzer!!

      I'm still going to sit on it for a little while. The need to wear any bronzer is still a good 2 months away up here. :)

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  4. That does look nice and I agree that on pale skin some bronzers are iffy. Don't want to look like a burnt biscuit!

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    1. Especially a burned biscuit topped with marmalade.

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  5. I love this too!! I've gotten samples with it with my last two orders. It is such a lovely non orange bronzer. I too hate bronzer and had pretty much given up but this is so darn subtle and pretty!

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    1. Peeps, will you buy the full size? I might have to because when I looked for my sample a couple hours ago, I could not find it. I suspect it's been knocked off whatever horizontal surface it was innocently resting on, only to become a cat toy. I'll find it eventually--I just hope the cap is still on it!

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  6. I got a sample of this as well and your review is spot on. I am tempted to buy the full size, though as I am wearing mostly mineral powder foundations these days I tend to use less of my liquid highlighters and go for the powder ones instead x

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    1. I bet you don't wear much mineral powder on your cheekbones ... I wonder how the RBR bronzer would look on the skin with a mineral powder lightly dusted on top. I bet the thin veil of powder would help set the liduiq bronzer and the glow would still come through, especially since mineral foundations are never completely matte.

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