Review and Swatches: Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan

RBR blue roan eyeliner3 illamasqua havoc wisdomThe recent Hautelook sale made the Rouge Bunny Rouge (RBR) Nocturnal Ink Satin Eyeliner slightly more affordable, so I ordered Blue Roan. It’s a dark navy blue felt-tipped pen. Previously, my favorite felt tipped liners came from Illamasqua: Precision Ink eyeliner in Havoc (a dark plum, on my second tube and 2 back-ups in my stash!) and Wisdom (a golden olive, first tube and one back up), always purchased during the frequent sales as the one they’re having RIGHT NOW! The Rouge Bunny Rouge felt liner is comparable, at least from my experience with Blue Roan.

As can be seen below, the RBR liner tip is very similar to Illamasqua’s, which is my preferred form for felt liner: long and pencil tipped. Blue Roan indeed gives the promised satin finish, and the staying power is excellent. As with these type liners, you need to give them time to set before moving your eyelids too far up to prevent smudging your upper lids. Flicking the cat-eye with these type liners is relatively easier.

One con of the RBR liner is the cap shuts down with a click, and can be taken off too easily. I personally would not be confident bringing this on my travels. The Illamasqua liner is a screw up one, so I will stick with these when traveling.

RBR top and Illamasqua bottom
RBR top and Illamasqua bottom
Top to bottom: Blue Roan, Havoc, Wisdom
Top to bottom: Blue Roan, Havoc, and two stripes of Wisdom (thicker line and smudged which is how I often wear it in lieu of eyeshadow, and thinner to line).
Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan
Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan