A while back Rouge Bunny Rouge was kind (of crazy) to feature me on their website as a beauty blogger in their Meet the Beauty Blogger series. In it I was asked to name one new product I would add if I could to their line. I said:
"if I can request one more item, a killer eye brow item in the perfect ashy cool shades across light to deeper colors. These are incredibly hard to find from any brand that is readily accessible!"I said that! Yes, I said that! And then a few months later, I ended up receiving the parcel of my dreams courtesy of RBR and in it were these things. These are the new brow pencils from the brand in the two shades. Things like this when I was a child would make me think I have some serious magical thinking powers. Most likely this wish fulfillment scenario was just a coincidence (I think), but now I may go off and day dream about what sort of harm or good I can do with my new superpower. (Calorie-less bacon. Endless fountain of coffee that don't make the heart go into palpitations. I can't believe it's not butter because it IS butter.)
The application is super straight forward. With its fine tip, I can just apply thin lines to both fill into sparse areas and also define the brows. It is also possible to use a brow brush (or other similar small stiff brush) to pick up color from the pencil and apply. Once applied, I use a spoolie brush (or you can use a clean mascara brush) to soften any harsh lines and to blend.
They say waterproof, so to test this out, the first weekend I had these I wore them and then went to an indoor water park. Let's say I don't recommend that as the normal test for waterproofing, but my brows mostly stayed defined though I had fading. For normal wear with the occasional sweats, or a small rain sprinkle, these liners will perform really well.
Colors offered will cover a good swathe of the population, though I had dreamed of a more extensive range.
- Antimony is my ideal shade. It's a cool dark brown, very close to my all time favorite Moss Green shade from the SUQQU brow products. This will work for dark-haired people what don't like any redness or warmth in brow products.
- Trona is a lighter neutral brown. This would work for many fairer haired people, but wouldn't be as idea if you can't deal with a touch of red.
I rounded up all my bits and bobs of brow bobbins so that I can compare the shades for you. My myopic cool brow obsession is all encompassing. You too?
That's the serious pan I'm sporting in the SUQQU brow palette! I rue the day I run out of that cool brown and get stuck with two pans I never use. :((
Rouge Bunny Rouge's Antimony is very cool and dark. When arranged alongside swatches of the other shades, it's apparent that Antimony and the middle shade of the SUQQU palette are the greenest (coolest).
K-Palette in 02 (grey brown) and the Marcelle in Universal Dark are more grey taupes.
Trona with its versatile neutral brown tones seems to align closely to the Surratt pencil in Raven, the Brown shade in the SUQQU Moss Green palette and also Shu Uemura Hard 9 pencil in Seal Brown (a PAIN to swatch).
Here are the ingredients if you are interested in seeing them.
Here's how the Antimony Brow Liner works on me. First let me show you my brows with no products in them. They are pretty shapely and full-ish. I don't do any real crafting of brows when I apply products in them. Mainly I extend the tails, fill into slightly sparse areas and also darken the front of the brows subtly.
|Antimony on the LEFT side only|
|Wearing the Raw Gardens e/s palette in Antigo. Reviewed here. And Antimony on both brows|
here, non-affliate link) and expect the product to launch shortly on the US side. They also introduced a brow gel as well.
A great, easy to use brow pencil in two versatile shades is a wonderful (and wished for) addition to the Rouge Bunny Rouge line! That's cool!
Don't forget that you can use my special discount code that will give you 20% off the RBR website. RBR-wondegondigo20 is good on the website shipping to any country.
Disclosure: this post features product that was sent free of charge by the brand/PR for consideration. However, all my opinions are my own! Yes indeed! Please check out my full disclosure policy statement here.