Rouge Bunny Rouge Swatches: Face Products

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my excitement last week when I was alerted to the fact that Rouge Bunny Rouge is now being sold at a boutique near me (thanks to Jillian for letting me know!). I’ve wanted to check them out for ages now, and my cravings only got worse when I got my first RBR product – the Blush Wand in Rubens – from my friend Diana who runs the SparklingPink blog. Which I still need to post about, because she got me some other pretty things that I’m really excited about too! But I’m getting off track here.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Circe Boutique Louisville

So, yesterday I headed off to Circe, the boutique that has the treasure trove of RBR. I mentioned them last fall (here), when I found out they carry Jouer. And let me tell you, that store is dangerous for my wallet. They carry great clothing brands – Diane Von Furstenburg, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Mother denim, etc – and all sorts of neat home stuff and accessories. On this particular trip I found out I need to buy some Malin+Goetz candles and I also discovered Gillian Julius bracelets, which are definitely on my wishlist for whatever the next gift-giving holiday is. But as usual, the main point of the trip was to visit their Beauty Bar. Sloan, the makeup artist who runs the Beauty Bar, was out today – wedding season has started – but I’ve spoken to him on previous visits and he’s incredibly nice and knowledgeable. Not to mention having great taste in product lines – aside from RBR and Jouer, they carry Kevyn Aucoin, Lipstick Queen, Paul & Joe, Mario Badescu, Malin+Goetz and Fragonard. If you happen to be in Louisville for the races next weekend (or any other time), I highly recommend stopping by. I think they’re going to be closed on Derby Day (Sunday, May 3), but they’ll be open on that Saturday.

The staff at Circe were kind enough to let me play in their makeup all afternoon – seriously, I was there for at least two hours – and of course I swatched everything in sight! There are just a few too many pictures for one post, so I’m splitting this into three sections – face, lips and eyes. I didn’t spend enough time with the products to form any definite opinions on them, but if you want my first impressions on any of them, feel free to ask! All shade names are listed in order from left to right in the photo.

Sketches on Water Tinted Moisturizer:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Sketches on Water Tinted Moisturizer 41, 42, 43

  • 41 Adansonia
  • 42 Sequoia
  • 43 Quercus

Milk Aquarelle Liquid Foundation:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Foundation Swatches

  • 40 Coconut Milk Parfait
  • 25 Almond Milk Parfait
  • 26 Chestnut Milk Parfait
  • 28 Cashew Milk Parfait
  • 27 Hazelnut Milk Parfait

Skin Sanctuary Time Defying Foundation:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Sanctuary Foundation Swatches

  • 51 Linen Cream
  • 52 Quinoa Cream
  • 53 Wheat Cream
  • 54 Barley Cream

Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder Adagio, Allegro, Piano, Piano Forte

  • 001 Piano
  • 002 Piano Forte
  • 003 Allegro
  • 004 Adagio

Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder

  • This is one of those products where I really just couldn’t capture the effect on camera – but it was very smooth and lightweight. Instead, here’s a picture of the product & packaging. I wanted to buy this, but it wasn’t in stock yet :-(

Bronzers & Highlighters:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Liquid, Powder, Luminous Skin Wand

Seas of Illumination Highlighting Liquid:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid Sea of Tranquility, Sea of Showers

  •  Sea of Tranquility
  • Sea of Showers

Love Lights Highlighting Powder:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Love Lights Highlighting Powder Goddess, Sweet to Touch

  • Goddess
  • Sweet to Touch (this one is really similar to my skintone, so I’ve added lines to show where it is!)

Cheeks in Bloom Blush Wand:

Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush Wand Manet, Vermeer, Rubens, Titian

  • 13 Manet
  • 17 Vermeer
  • 18 Rubens
  • 50 Titian

For Love of Roses Original Skin Blush:

Rouge Bunny Rouge For Love of Roses Blush Orpheline, Habanera, Starina, Delicata, Gracilis

  • 36 Orpheline
  • 37 Starina
  • 38 Habanera
  • 33 Delicata
  • 34 Gracilis


And that’s it for face & cheek swatches! Lip and eye stuff is coming up later this week (update: eye swatches are here), so be sure to check back. Anything catch your eye so far?




  1. Lena L

    April 27, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Thank you for this post! This is the most extensive RBR swatches I’ve seen.
    I have the pressed powder in Piano Forte and the blush in Gracilis. RBR does really well on powder stuff. I’m excited about the new loose powder as well. :)

    1. Nikki

      April 27, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      How do you use the Piano Forte powder? For setting/finishing, or for coverage? The new loose powder swatched really well – I really don’t need another powder, but I think I may have to get it when it’s in stock!

      1. Lena L

        April 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

        I initially bought it for a touch-up powder but I didn’t like it for that too much. It is an awesome setting powder for normal/dry skin, though. I works great over a light tinted moisturizer as well. I’ve reviewed it here if you’re interested. :)

        I will look forward to your review on the loose powder!

      2. Nikki

        April 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

        Ooh, thanks for the link! Off to read that now :-) I’ll definitely review the loose powder if/when I get it!

  2. Sen

    April 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Yay! Great swatches :D

    1. Nikki

      April 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks! More to come later this week too :-)

  3. PBD

    April 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

    How would you say the RBR loose powder compares to the MUFE HD powder? Thanks for the swatches! They’re great!

    1. Nikki

      April 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

      The RBR feels more finely-milled and the application is smoother. Though it’s been a year or two since I used the MUFE HD powder, so I don’t know if they’ve had any changes to the formula since then (I know they’ve changed the packaging).

      1. PBD

        April 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

        Awesome- Thanks, Nikki! Do you have any idea if orders can be placed over the phone with that boutique? I’d like to pick up a few items, and I enjoy supporting local businesses when I can.

      2. Nikki

        April 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

        Hmmm, that I’m not sure of. They’re a small shop so I don’t know if they do phone orders as part of their regular operation, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

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