You’re Making Me Blush: Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Florita

Back in May on my birthday, I mentioned that one of the 30 goals for my 30th year was to try 12 new-to-me beauty brands.  Since the Burberry haul was a birthday gift to myself, that was considered 1 brand down – today, I bring you the next: a little treat from Rouge Bunny Rouge, an Original Skin Blush in Florita!

It’s easy enough to find brands I’ve never tried, but the real challenge is finding products that I don’t already have.  While my stash continues to grow, I’m making every effort to fill any gaps I may have rather than just buying the same shades over and over.  Florita was a perfect fit within my blush collection, as I own nothing like the glowing berry shade.  The fact that the blush itself is also absolutely wonderful, and it was a major win.

With flash

How cute is the imprint!?

Natural light

RBR describes the Original Skin Blushes as blending with a ‘sheer, melting touch’ for a ‘naturally luminous silky glow.’  *Ooh, sexy*   They go on to say that the blush contains active ingredients such as Uhaloa from Hawaii (for long term brightening) and Indian Gooseberry Extract (which guards against free radicals) *Sounds good to me!*.  ‘Sheer pearls amplify the creamy soft touch and ensure a limpid glow’ *GAWD, doesn’t that invoke some major imagery??*  Lastly, ‘innovative powders entwine with your skin to preserve perfection all day long. Result is ‘your skin but better’ effect; you’ll wonder how you blushed before.’  *Holy smokes.  If that’s not a description and a half, I don’t know what is!*

Artificial light

With flash

Ok, so after all that, how does Florita stand up?

First of all, the illuminating formula of this blush is what I wish ALL my blushes would be.  It gives me the best glow ever without looking shimmery or glittery in the least.  I only have a couple blushes that do this – MAC’s Early Morning Mineralize Blush, and Burberry’s Russet Light Glow Blush (though the latter does come close to being more shimmery than glowy).  I just love how this looks on the skin, like you’re just radiating health.  The color doesn’t hurt either – it’s a gorgeous berry pink that comes close to how my skin looks when I flush naturally.  It’s a deeper tone (they actually recommend the shade for medium or olive skintones), but the blush is so finely milled and so soft that anyone can wear it – it just requires a bit more building on darker skin.

Sorry for the ‘angry face’ here, it was SOO sunny that day!

Squinty-McGee here lol

The only beef I have with this blush is that on me, the wear time is fairly paltry – maybe 5-6 hours?  I have a similar issue with my Burberry blush, and I think the culprit is that these shades have such soft tones that even slight fading means they all but disappear on my dark skin.  So, I’m not going to hold it against them – it’s my own stupid fault for buying shades that are designed with fair skin in mind.  And I have SO much blush now, that reapplying throughout the day sort of appeals to me, because that means I’ll be using it faster.  Another bizarre quirk of mine, I know!! lol  In any case, I’ve heard much better results from other sources, so I would hazard a guess that on medium to light skintones, you won’t have issue with the wear time at all.

I know some people have an issue with the packaging being sort of cheap, considering the higher price tag (I paid $31 – minus a 20% discount! – from Beauty Habit), but it doesn’t bother me at all – though it’s plastic, it’s sturdy, and it looks pretty to me!  As long as it’s not super crappy/gaudy, and the product inside is amazing, I’m happy as a clam :)  I find Illamasqua’s packaging to be of similar quality, but again, the product inside is so terrific that I couldn’t care in the least.  It just makes those products (like Burberry ~swoon~) seem that much more luxe.

So.  Florita.  Wonderful, beautiful shade that I am pleased as punch to own!  I really love how it gives my skin such a natural lit-from-within look, and the tone (though prone to fading on me) is just perfect with my skin.  The size of the blush is a wee bit on the small size (0.123oz, as opposed to 0.19oz for NARS, 0.15oz for Illamasqua, 0.20 for MAC – though MAC’s Mineralize blushes are 0.10oz) but again – am I ever going to use it all up with all the other shades I have?  Doubtful.  Overall, it’s a fantastic shade, fantastic formula, and a great introduction to the brand.  I was tempted to order some shadows as I’ve heard so much about them, but for the time being resisted.  For now…

What do you think of Florita?  Have you tried the Rouge Bunny Rouge brand yet?  Any suggestions on some must-own products?

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  1. #1 by Tara on July 5, 2012 - 9:18 am

    I’ve never even heard of this brand. Is it exclusive to Canada? This sounds wonderful and looks amazing! I think I need to try this ASAP :) also squinty or no you look beautiful!

    • #2 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:22 am

      Haha aww Tara, thank you!!! It was stupid of me to take photos outside in such bright sunshine, but I’m glad you liked it nonetheless!! Rouge Bunny Rouge is a London-born and Moscow-London based brand actually! I had only heard of it through other blogs. Its quite whimsical and definitely deserves a look – from what I hear EVERY product is amazing!

  2. #3 by Barb on July 5, 2012 - 9:33 am

    looks so pretty and I love the flower imprints…thanks also for posting the names of online stores you shop at… i’m compiling a list!

    • #4 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:23 am

      Haha NICE Barb!! Don’t go to crazy like I have :P

  3. #5 by Maggie (@MaggiesMakeup) on July 5, 2012 - 9:59 am

    Lol! I dig the florid, purple prose in the product copy. It makes me feel like a gorgeous man on a white steed will come and whisk me away as I dab on the makeup. Or the Old Spice dude.

    That really is a fantastic shade on you! Love love love. Makes me want to get a bunch more of these. For what it’s worth, I haven’t found the wear time to be as short, but my skin is quite dry these days, so maybe that’s also a factor?

    I think the packaging LOOKS super cute. I just wish it felt weightier. I dunno, for that price, it feels a little too close to NYX-type packaging (in terms of quality).

    • #6 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:55 am

      Hahahaha so true Maggie!! I never thought of it that way, but that’s the perfect description! :P

      I can totally see this being your kind of shade, it’s very feminine and just lovely! I’m sure having a drier skin vs my oilier one makes all the difference in wear time.

      I also think the packaging is quite cute, if a bit flimsy. The NYX comparison is pretty spot on – it definitely comes close, though the pattern on the product itself helps lean it back toward luxury :)

  4. #7 by Emi (@projectswatch1) on July 5, 2012 - 10:46 am

    This looks so lovely on you! Glad you like it :)

    • #8 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:23 am

      Thanks Emi!! We have good taste :)

  5. #9 by Larie on July 5, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    LOL. The product description is a bit over-the-top, but amusing. It’s gorgeous on you! Definitely your color :)

    • #10 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:24 am

      Thanks Larie!! I don’t own anything like this but I’m sure glad I gave the shade a whirl!! Its so pretty :) And the descriptions are definitely a bit much, but kind of hilarious too lol

  6. #11 by Eugenia on July 5, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    And here’s yet ANOTHER brand that I haven’t tried but so badly want to! The problem is that every time I turn around, it seems like there’s all this brand gorgeousness out there, calling out to me and it can get overwhelming, I tell ya! It’s a really pretty shade and I love how it looks against your skin tone! I’ve read that the packaging feels somewhat flimsy; could be why I’ve resisted getting into this line — I’m a total sucker for pretty packaging and I’ve always felt that if I’m going to fork over the big bucks, I want all angles covered: unique hues, excellent quality of product and superior packaging. Then there’s my curiosity…..will keep this in mind!

    • #12 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:49 am

      I totally know where you’re coming from Eugenia – there’s just SO much I want to try!! (and why my wishlist keeps growing and growing…). This is why this ’12 brands’ idea works well for me, because it focuses my energies on just what I haven’t tried, and I’m somewhat letting other ‘regular’ products stand aside for the time being. But there is a LOT to try out there!!! I’m glad that this blush was a winner (and that you approve!) – I hope I continue to have good luck with my ‘blind’ purchases!

  7. #13 by Amy on July 5, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    RBR is a brand I also really want to try, though I find their product descriptions to be just ridiculous. This blush is gorgeous on you! Delicate Hummingbird eyeshadow is on my buy-soon list, but after seeing this post, I’m tempted to try their blush, too…

    • #14 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:43 am

      The blush is really lovely Amy, well worth adding to your list!! There were a ton of shadows I could have picked up, but refrained from doing so for the time being (I hope I don’t regret that decision!). The product descriptions ARE somewhat ludicrous – I don’t mind being whimsical, but I also get lost in the prose and find it doesn’t really describe the product plainly enough for me to even understand! LOL

  8. #15 by My Lucite Dreams on July 5, 2012 - 5:49 pm

    This blush looks amazing on you… Like really really.

    • #16 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:28 am

      Aww, thanks Taylor! I really really love it :)

  9. #17 by Liz (@Reductionista) on July 5, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Squinty eyes or no, love the pretty smile!

    So two down and 10 more “new” brands for us to look forward to? Yay! RBR had me curious for a while along with Becca, but I decided to ignore things that I couldn’t check out in person first. While Florita is gorgeous and looks superb on you, I think this is the first time in a while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a post on blush without lemming it. Glad to see you enjoying it! :)

    • #18 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:41 am

      Hmm, I’m glad in a way I didn’t inspire a lemming in you Liz, ’cause goodness knows we have enough, but then I wonder if I didn’t do this blush enough justice!?!

      Because I get bored so easily, trying out new brands that I probably won’t get to see in person is really appealing to me right now. I plan on trying Becca soon too :P I do however have to do a whole lotta investigation of shades first!! So far I’ve been lucky that everything has worked out well :)

  10. #19 by Dawn on July 6, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Very pretty. And you’re gorgeous. :)

    • #20 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:34 am

      Woo, thanks Dawn!!! Awwww :) And the blush IS super pretty!

  11. #21 by judit1661 on July 6, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Did you know, and this is a true story, that a semi truck full o RBr cosmetics was stolen sometime in late Feb, early Marxh, mthe truc was headed for Harrods and Zuneta. If you remember there was ka serious lack of product during this time. The truck has never been found nd Scotland yard ask anyone who is offered RbR make up at a greatly reduced price tonpease contact them immediately! Yes, of course after you’ve picked out all your greatly reduced items, then call Scotland Yard will be more like it. I keep looking for the greatly reduced RBR but haven’t found any, and last time I checked, last week, the semi truck has never been found?m it’s a mystery. An honest to goodness RbR mystery. Anyway, i love the blush you picked out, I think you got the perfect starter piece andi have no doubt you will acquire more of this great brand”
    Now onto the real bjusi ess at hand, I have a beatific orange red nail polish on my blog that you would love. Venique, have you heard of it? $7.50 and for a short time FREE SHIPPING , yes to Canada. Contact me if you are I treated. I know you will love it. It’s called Mary Jane Pump.
    Let me know what you think you can co tact me through my website or Judi.tierney@
    Xoxo — judi

    • #22 by Latoya on July 8, 2012 - 10:37 am

      Whoa, I’d never heard that story Judi, crazy!!! I wish I would find me some cheapy RBR products – and yeah, I’d let them know AFTERWARD LOL!!

      I haven’t heard of Venique polishes except on your blog, I tried to check the shade out online – I’ll have to head over to your blog to see it in all it’s glory :D

  12. #23 by BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS) on July 9, 2012 - 8:09 pm

    This is your perfect blush Latoya! It’s simply perfect on you. You look healthy and glowy and radiant! Exactly what blush is supposed to do!

    • #24 by Latoya on July 16, 2012 - 6:52 am

      I agree, Tracy!!! It really does give an awesome glow, I love it! Thanks!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  13. #25 by Niki on July 18, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    I have this blush and it looks wonderful on my caramel skin and I don’t have a problem with color fading – and I wear it for 12-14 hours but then again, I use cream blushes as base for all of my powder blushes. In the case of RBR Florita, I use Illamsaqua’s Cream Blusher in Seduce as a base and they are perfect together.

    • #26 by Latoya on July 25, 2013 - 7:26 pm

      Ooh good suggestion Niki! In the winter I don’t have an issue, but in the summer it’s more tricky. I’ve always wanted to buy Seduce though, so maybe this is a good excuse ;)

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