Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Loose Glitter Pigments in Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink Review, Swatches, Comparisons

Embrace of Cashmere and Caress of Mink have arrived, and they are gorgeous!

RBR Loose Glitter Pigment in Embrace of Cashmere

Details, swatches, and comparison swatches after the jump!

I have pictured only Embrace of Cashmere because my Caress of Mink arrived with a manufacturer's defect in the packaging.  The applicator wasn't placed correctly before the bottle was boxed, and pigment spilled everywhere during shipment.  While handling it I got pigment all over my hands, which is now getting on everything else.  I emailed Zuneta's lovely customer service and they told me they will send me a replacement once it comes back in stock (it sold out over the weekend with the 20% promotion they offered).  Thank you, Zuneta :)  There is still some to swatch though, so I have it here in all its glory.  On to the good stuff!

RBR describes its Loose Glitter Pigments in Embrace of Cashmere as a "scintillating light gold in champagne."  That is an accurate description.  I would say this is on the cooler side, but it is not extremely cool.  It just does not have a lot of yellow.  It's kind of an antique gold with an ever-so-slight pinkness to it.

RBR describes Caress of Mink as a "scintillating medium taupe brown with pewter-plum highlights."  Another bang-on description.  I feel this one leans neutral-cool as well.  Another way to describe it might be a medium chocolate bronze with mauve undertones.

These colors have dimension beyond what pictures can capture and words can describe.  If you like shimmer, you will love RBR's Loose Glitter Pigments.  The sun has been going in and out today, so I'm doing my best with the photos.  They sort of capture the luminosity, but the dimension and shimmer are definitely lacking.

Left: RBR Embrace of Cashmere; Right: RBR Caress of Mink (no flash)
Left: RBR Embrace of Cashmere; Right: RBR Caress of Mink (flash)

The formula for these is divine.  The shimmery powder is so finely milled that it glides on like a cream, and it does not need to be mixed to stay put (although you certainly can mix it for a foil effect).  Once applied, they last for hours and hours; yesterday I tried these out mixed with the Seas of Illumination Highlighting Liquid on top of a lid primer, and I got a full 12 hours of wear without a single crease.

I thought it might be helpful to compare these Pigments to some of the other RBR shadows in my stash.

L to R: Embrace of Cashmere, Unforgettable Oriole, Abyssinian Catbird, Bejewelled Skylark, Caress of Mink, Solstice Halcyon (no flash)
L to R: Embrace of Cashmere, Unforgettable Oriole, Abyssinian Catbird, Bejewelled Skylark, Caress of  Mink, Solstice Halcyon (with flash)

I had originally wondered how close Embrace of Cashmere was to Abyssinian Catbird and how close Caress of Mink was to Bejewelled Skylark, but you can see that they are not similar to any of these other shades.  For me, they were definitely worth purchasing.

As always, I got these from Zuneta.  They shipped from the U.K. on Monday and arrived to my home in Seattle on Wednesday morning.  Enough said.


  1. beautiful shade, love RBR products thanks for this post !

  2. You're welcome, Rakshanda! Thanks for visiting :)