The Sample: Rouge Bunny Rouge Devotion Ink Quartz Eyeliner in Amethyst Essence (Review, Swatches & Photos)

16 Mar

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Rouge Bunny Rouge is a brand I have been dying to try for ages. I have not once read a bad review ever for any of their products! In fact, quite the opposite–apparently everyone who has tried Rouge Bunny Rouge falls madly in love with the brand, so I knew it was just a matter of time before I got my hands on something–anything, really–from the brand. So when they sent me their Devotion Ink Quartz Eyeliner in Amethyst Essence, I just about had a heart attack! It’s every bit as gorgeous as I thought it would be…

According to RBR, their Devotion Ink liners are water-based and contain added borosilicates–a type of glass that is composed of silica and boric oxide, or what RBR calls “minute particles of artificial quartz”–to give them their dazzling shine and “coquettish lustre”. The liner also “allows for high coverage, dries quickly, is super long-wear[ing], and has excellent skin compatibility.”

Amethyst Essence is an absolutely stunning, sheer silvery mauvish-lavender drenched in silver and pale blue micro-glitter. It has a very fluid, watery consistency and an almost wet-looking shiny finish.

The Devotion Ink liner is packaged in your average liquid-liner tube–there is a small pot at the bottom and the tall, slender lid that screws on also serves as the applicator. The tip of the applicator is felt and feels soft but firm, allowing for thin or thick lines. There is a ball-mechanism inside to mix up the product. RBR suggests shaking thoroughly prior to use to “wake all the ingredients up and distribute them evenly through the liquid base.” I failed to read that part before testing it the first couple of times and found that it was applying more shimmery/sparkly than pigmented. After finally realizing my error and mixing thoroughly, I do feel like the color did come through a bit more.

Still, if you’re expecting massive pigment, you won’t find it here–though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Amethyst Essence applies as a sheer veil of mauvish-purple cloaked in a soft film of dazzling diamonds. The point is not to have an opaque, harsh line of color–instead, RBR has meant for these to add just a delicate wash of color and some shimmering light to the eyes. They point out that you can use these alone, as a shadow, or layered over another pencil liner for more depth and intense color.

I like to use this layered over my black Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner on the upper lashline and then by itself on the lower lashline for the most mild hint of definition and a heaping of shine. It really makes the eyes look bright and lively! Another look I’ve been enjoying is just using Amethyst Essence by itself on the upper lashline but drawn into a very heavy, accentuated cat-eye, using the liner to completely fill in my mobile lid (mine is small and the color is sheer, so it doesn’t look too heavy or dramatic at all) and flicking it out at the ends. It makes for a fun look for a night out!

–Amethyst Essence on left, layered over Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes liner in 0L on right–

–3 layers of Amethyst Essence, blended between each layer–

–deliberately fuzzy to show the micro-glitter–

As you can tell from the swatches above, Amethyst Essence can kind of look a bit watery and uneven since it is water-based. This is not noticeable at all if you’re just using it to liner the eyes. 2 layers is usually perfect for me, but if you’re using it as a shadow, you might want to blend out the first layer then reapply til you reach the desired opacity, always blending between each layer. That will eliminated any watery streaks you might get.

Worn on the upper lashline, Amethyst Essence lasted all day on my eyes without a problem. It even made it to the 5-hour mark when used as a shadow without a primer underneath!! With primer, it wore all day without creasing or fading. On my lower lashline, it wore quite well up until the 3 hour mark when I began to see some fading and a bit of migrating from the micro-glitter. Not too shabby at all! Those with dry and normal lids should experience all-day wear–or at least most of the day. Overall, I think these are great–I love the color, love the sparkle, and love the idea of this toned-down liquid liner. From reviews/swatches I’ve seen online, Tigers Eye Essence is a bit more opaque and sooo up my alley, color-wise–I really must have it! What about you? Do you think you will be trying these? What’s your favorite Rouge Bunny Rouge product??

»»Pricing: $28.00/0.084 fl. oz. (2.5 ml.)

»»Availability: (for $31.42), or (they ship worldwide)

»»Recommended for: anyone looking to add a subtle wash of color and a dazzling shine to their eyes!

»»Overall Rating: A


Disclaimer: the product(s) featured in this post were provided to The Beauty Sample free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only. Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.

44 Responses to “The Sample: Rouge Bunny Rouge Devotion Ink Quartz Eyeliner in Amethyst Essence (Review, Swatches & Photos)”

  1. Procrastinator March 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Visionary Beauty has been tempting me for AGES! I missed out on the Zuneta sale, so I’m going to wait for the next one. I cannot get over that insane shimmer — it really stands out when you layer it!

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

      OMG, you should see Tiger Eye Essence–seriously google it! I think the Non-Blond has a really good review. I want it sooo bad–they are just so pretty alone or layered over a simple black liner! *dies* :P haha

  2. Teri March 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I never thought of trying one of their eye liners but this is just gorgeous! It’s very RBR, the delicate sparkles and the shade, amazingly pretty!

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

      It’s really a nice one to have, Teri! It’s so very versatile and SO so pretty!! Ugh, want Tiger Eye Essence SO bad!! :P Have you tried any RBR products? If so, what’s your favorite?? :)

  3. Bellyhead March 16, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    That shimmer is really so pretty! Your pics really captured it. RBR does shimmer really beautifully. <33

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks Belly! I tried really hard and I STILL don’t think I was able to fully capture the intense, gorgeous sparkle!! You just HAVE to see it to believe it! And I tried hard to capture the gorgeous mauvy tones which I don’t think came through as much as it does in real life. Bottom line: you MUST try this!! Tiger Eye Essence is next on my list–it looks so crazy beautiful!! :D

  4. Emi at Project Swatch March 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    This is lovely – I need to try more different types of RBR products, because the ones I have tried (eyeshadow & blush) are just so lovely! I also really, really want to try their milk aquarelle foundation.

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      I am curious about their foundations but I don’t really think any of them are very well suited for very oily skin :/ Hopefully they will release something for us oily-skinned gals sometime soon, because I hear such good things about their other foundations! Oh and I really, REALLY want to try some of their powder products next. I know everyone absolutely raves over the shadows and blushes!! :D

  5. Taylor March 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Omgosh, this is gorgeous! I can imagine it looks lovely on the eye! I love it on top of the black liner.. Just beautiful, and that shimmer!

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

      It really, really does! Topped over black liner in a heavy cat-eye flick, it adds a tint of mauvey-lavender and so much fun, dazzling shine! It’s such a great, versatile product. You have to try it, Taylor! :D

  6. Larie March 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I love glittery eye liners can kick up a look! This looks like a gorgeous option ;) I always hear raves about RBR but most of their products are not Larie-friendly, which makes me sad, haha. Ah, well. Less temptations!

    • becca March 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      Gosh Larie, I really feel for you and your paraben-allergy!! :/ I will keep my eye out for a similar product that is paraben-free. I don’t know about the color though…this one is just so unique and pretty! :/

  7. lola March 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Oh, Becca- now that you have dipped your toe in the pool of RBR there is simply no turning back! <3 It's a long fall down the rabbit hole- and you won't ever want to leave their wonderland! xoxo

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Oh I believe it!! :P I already REALLY want the Tiger Eye Essence version, like ALL of their shadows and their blushes, and that Lola liner that you’ve raved about (though is is being discontinued? Whyyyyy?!! :/)

  8. Makeup Morsels March 17, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    Ah yes, I always hear so many raves about RBR, gotta try it out one of these days. Love this liner, and I wasn’t at all surprised to hear about the staying power! The color and finish are beautiful too.

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      It really is gorgeous! I tried so hard to capture the full effect and I STILL don’t think I was able to–it’s magnificent in person! :D I want more RBR IMMEDIATELY!! :D

  9. Kiss & Make-up March 17, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Not bad! I like the glitter in it, and the color is gorgeous.

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      Oooh it’s glorious in real life. You should also Google Tiger Eye Essence. That one is mmm….:P

  10. Sunny March 17, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    This is not the type of applicator I know how to use, and I might need a bit more pigment on my lower lash line. However, the color is soooo interesting!

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Google swatches of the other ones, Sunny! They really are unique and so, so cool! I mean every brand has opaque liquid liners but RBR, I feel, has done something really different and unique and done it well! :)

  11. Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) March 17, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I know what you mean about RBR – it’s like the products are laced with a magical love potion & everyone immediately falls head over heels! ;) But I’m really dying to try the brand too. This is just sooooo pretty. The practical side of me knows I wouldn’t get tons of use from it, but still. Just soo lovely and I can imagine it looks especially gorgeous on you, BECCA! I think cool purples are completely stunning against really dark hair. I love the pretty banner you created on the first image too :)

    • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) March 17, 2013 at 8:38 am #

      hahaah lol wtf, I totally just spelled your name in all caps like the brand. Ohh gosh #beautybloggerproblems ;)

      • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:52 am #

        LOL! I do that kind of stuff aaall the time, don’t worry :P At least BECCA is a brand that I love so I don’t mind hahahah

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      Aww thank you much Catherine! And yes, it’s definitely not something I would wear everyday but now that I have it, I LOVE adding it over a cat-eye for nighttime. It adds such a subtle bit of dazzle and shine–I really, really love it!

  12. Lily March 17, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Oh, this is gorgeous!! It’s a brand I have to try one day. I’ve been reading a ridiculous amount of positive reviews online. LOL :-)

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      I know, right? Ridiculous amounts indeed–like I said, NO ONE has a bad thing to say about the brand, it seems. MUST HAVE MORE!! :P

  13. Liz March 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I forever associate these shades with you, wifey. So pretty! <3

    I don't do well with eyeliners in general, no matter what the formula. I think I'd love this in a shadow form though. Still haven't tried a RBR anything but some day!

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      Haha you know me–I just can’t ever resist these silvery mauves/purples!! :D And wait…you don’t wear liner? Like, ever?? I never knew that about you, wifey!! I’ve never had a liner in this color before and I must say, I am really loving the delicate touch of color and subtle definition it gives!! LOVE this! I cannot wait to try more RBR–I really need to try some of their powder products!! :D

  14. Angie (@Vanity_Rouge) March 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Wow, Becca – This is just gorgeous! I like that you showed it on top of the black liner. I think it adds a beautiful dimension and the micro glitter is to die for! I have yet to try RBR, but have heard such amazing things about this brand. I will take a look at it!

    • becca March 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      Isn’t it brilliant over the black? I LOVE how it adds a subtle flare to an otherwise simple black cat-eye flick–it’s so, so gorgeous!! :D This is my first RBR item but I have heard incredible things about their powder shadows and blushes so of course, I HAVE to make some of them mine soon! I hope you try RBR soon, too, Angie! Based on what I’ve heard and my experience with this one item, I think you will really love it :)

  15. Tracy@Beauty Reflections March 18, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    WOW this is so PRETTY!! A pretty eyeliner for spring!

    • becca March 18, 2013 at 3:14 am #

      Isn’t it?!! :D I love it so so much–I don’t own anything at all like it! :D Have you ever tried anything from RBR, Tracy? If so, what’s your fave??

  16. Meryl @ Memoiselle March 18, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    I haven’t ventured enough into colorful/sparkly eyeliners yet. I must try new stuffs like this, hope this would look great on me ;)

    • becca March 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

      I think it would look AMAZING on you Meryl! I can just see it on you you now layered over a black liner and paired with one of those cool pink blushes you pull off so well…:) It’d be gorgeous!

  17. Jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty March 18, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    RBR makes very interesting shades!!! The glitter there is breath-taking :D

    i recently caved for their Aqua primer – and a few lipsticks and eyeshadows :P :P I hope that’s the end of it really! once you fall into the rabbit hole…there’s no turning back :O

    • becca March 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Haha that is what I keep hearing about them–once you start buying, you just can’t stop!! :P I can’t wait to hear about what you think about the stuff you bought–especially the shadows! I am REALLY wanting some of their powder products now! :D

  18. Chris March 18, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I’ve been wanting to try this brand myself but I just wish it was at a counter close by.

    • becca March 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Yeah definitely wish there was someplace to go in and swatch RBR products. You would think that with their popularity, more stores would carry the brand! :/

  19. Lisa @ MidwestGlam March 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never heard of this brand before. But that liner looks so pretty! Even the packing is pretty! I’ll have to see if I can track it down somewhere. I definitely need to add more colored liners to my collection.

    • becca March 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

      Oh Lisa you MUST try something from this brand! It seriously gets so much love from EVERYONE I talk to, I am amazed that I have not tried more from the brand, either! Their powder shadows especially seem to get good reviews–they come out with some really interesting and unique colors (and the names of the shades and the back-stories are just so enchanting! Be sure to check out their site to find out what I mean. You won’t be able to resist!! :D)

  20. Toya March 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    There’s something to be said for liners that aren’t densely pigmented – I have one by MUFE that I actually wear just for that reason, it gives the absolute best sparkle (while remaining subtle). This is a great shade Becca! I do love RBR so far (I only own one product but I want more!).

    • becca March 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      I completely agree, Toya! I didn’t really know there could be a use for these types of sparkly, sheer liners until I tried this one. Now I can really appreciate the subtle definition and gorgeous shine it gives without adding too harsh of a line. Which RBR product have you tried, Toya?? Oooh I want their shadows so bad!! :D

  21. svetlana March 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    you know what i think of when i saw the swatches? Labyrinth the scene where Jennifer Connelly sweeps the night away at that masked ball in David Bowie’s arms… the color of her dress? i don’t know… call me random, i just immediately thought of that scene seeing these lovely swatches. :) SO pretty.

    • becca March 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

      Ahhh I LOVE that movie!! I know just what you mean, now that you mention it–very sparkly and magical!! :D

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