i've saved the best for last, this is my favourite liquid highlighter, the Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas Of Illumination Highlighting Liquid in the shade #009 Sea Of Showers (there are 4 shades all in all).
i bought it on zuneta.com, it contains 30ml and costs 45£. this is really a very hefty price tag, but for me it's worth every cent. so let me explain to you why:
#1: have you ever seen a prettier packaging? i know such few products with a beautiful, whimsical, detailed and luxurious packaging like that, i can easily count them on 5 fingers of one hand. even the cardboard packaging looks so fabulous, i can't throw it away :)
it comes in a frosted glass bottle with a lovely print on it that seems to resemble a myriad of lilac flowers to me. it has a black shiny cap and a pump, which could be more precise i find. you'll need some pumps to get used to it and to find out the right press point to get the right amount of product. for me, only one short light press is enough. never press down completely - you would need like a week to use it up ;).
#2: it's super super pigmented. i think i won't ever need to re-purchase (unless to get another shade :P). even the tiniest amount will be enough to do the entire face, a little goes a looong long way! so please don't be scared if you use the pump for the first time, got too much product, blended it out and received a frosty metallic finish. it was just waaaayyy too much. the texture is rather thick and creamy, not silicony at all. it can be easily sheered out and will give you a gorgeous fine fairy like shimmer that won't be noticed when it's on the face. i use a duo fibre brush with it, a MAC 131 or a small classic skunk brush (MAC 188-type), or a dense synthetic brush like the Illamasqua Blusher Brush #1 to dab it on. it will result in a subtle blended effect.
#3: the effect! Sea Of Showers is a bronzey tan/gold in the bottle, but once sheered out a little, you'll see it's a bronze champagne colour with a pink tint to it, that makes it blending into most skin tones more easily and seamlessly. so you will only see the pretty champagne-gold shimmer but not a bronze tint when you apply it.
as i said before, the first impression was quite scary for me also, i thought it was too metallic and too dark. but applied, it made my skin look like summer immediately with a subtle polished appearance. it's hard to describe, because not natural, not healthy, not shimmery, not dewy, but maybe a mix of all plus a fairy like summery glow. J-Lo glow (i don't like her that much, but she is the epitome for glowy, sunny latina-like complexion for me. the classic one. or Adriana Lima.)
the much i love to mix the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl into my foundation in the cold months, the much i love it to mix the Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid (but only a tiny tiny quarter-of-a-tiny drop!) with my foundation in the sunny months. it makes every foundation look glowy and fresh on my skin without shine or greasiness.
but for this, i like the local application even more (on the cheekbones, the cupid's bow, the bridge of the nose) and also as a wash of bronze shimmer on the eyelids - especially if i got too much product :P - combined with lots of mascara and a bright glossy pout it's a perfect easygoing summer look.
look how i only blended out that little dab. i blends into my skin nicely. in fact it needed to be blended out much more, but i wanted to show you the colour/condensed effect.
|only foundation (i used MAC Pro Longwear in NC20)|
foundation mixed with Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid in Sea Of Showers.
pure foundation + Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea Of Showers on the cheekbones
i'm very glad i bought this, and that Rouge Bunny Rouge didn't let me down again. i'm very excited to get my next supply of this brand (zuneta, i'm waiting! ;) ) as i'm sure i will be pleased with the products.
what about you? have you tried it? did i intrigue you to? or do you find the effect not that great and i'm just overreacting?