The names of Rouge Bunny Rouge things are always poetically mouthful. God forbid sheer lipstick be just sheer lipstick. It is Succulence Of Dew, ok? And this brown color shall be called "Perfume Of His Gaze". A sheer brown lipstick could be the most boring object in the world, but suddenly it becomes so mysterious and irresistible.
I love sheer lipsticks and didn't have a brown one in my collection (really, really). Plus there was a 20% off code with free shipping (this is offered on Wondegondigo blog and still available). I wonder who could resist such a combination.
When it comes to color descriptions though, Rouge Bunny Rouge is always on point. Succulence Of Dew Sheer Lipstick Perfume Of His Gaze is described as "Wet effect, Medium transparency, cool toned rose taupe", and I don't feel that anything should be added. Perfume Of His Gaze is exactly that.
Well, it is brown, of course. It even resembles so many medium brown lipsticks that I owned in the 90's that were perceived as "My Lips But Better" shades (Back then people thought many things differently). I would instantly cringe if I had to wear them now. "Ew, that's so 90's. And I don't even have dark brown lip liners to go with.."
But, Perfume Of His Gaze doesn't make me feel that way although I don't completely exclude the possibility of myself being hypnotized by fairy words of Rouge Bunny Rouge.
The formulation is truly gorgeous. In fact, it is so nice that my other favorite sheer lipstick formulas like Dior Addict and NARS Sheer Lipstick pale in comparison.
It has a perfect amount of slip, a very faint rose-like fragrance, and no paraben. It is moisturizing and hydrating for a long time, actually until you need to put on another coat - a rare thing regardless of the finish, you know?
I wouldn't say it is all that sheer, though. It still provides a decent coverage. I guess (by the year 2015 standard) if it isn't completely opaque like NARS Audacious, it is a sheer lipstick.
To me Perfume Of His Gaze is like the milkier browner version of NARS Sheer Lipstick Damage (reviewed). I need a flawless yet sheer base and certain eyeshadow pairings to pull it off. Which means a few extra steps in my routine, but I don't mind. I like this lipstick.
Thanks for looking.
Any brown lipstick that strikes your fancy lately?