Rouge Bunny Rouge made new felt-tip liquid eyeliner? Count me in! I got to try Blue Roan Satin Eyeliner Nocturnal Ink, and for the most part we get along really well!
Rouge Bunny Rouge Satin Eyeliner Nocturnal Ink (1ml/0.034 oz. 27 euros) has a slightly rubberized part for easy grip. It claims to be quick-drying, transfer-proof, and long-wearing. There are three shades available for the moment, including Friesian (black), Dark Bay (ebony brown), and Blue Roan (Midnight Petrol Blue).
I might have mentioned that I can really only use a liquid eyeliner when it has a felt tip, which is why I am very happy Rouge Bunny Rouge made it that way! The tip of Blue Roan is long, fine, and soft. It is flexible enough not to feel like I am poking myself blind with a marker, but not so flexible that it becomes hard to control. I can easily get a clean and opaque line by lying it down sideways, but I can also gently dot it along my lower lash line with the tip for a softer look. Rouge Bunny Rouge isn’t joking about how quick-drying it is, either. I can pretty much immediately open my eyes without making a mess! At the same time, it doesn’t produce much of a cooling or tightening sensation. I’d like to think the formula is more gentle!
In my humble opinion, Blue Roan is the most interesting shade out of the three in the line-up. There aren’t that many blue felt-tip liquid liners on the market as far as I can tell, and the blue of Blue Roan is not very common at all! It looks more like a blackened teal to me. The finish is more satin than lacquered.
Here is how Blue Roan swatches:
I did a quick look to show you how Blue Roan actually looks on. I used Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing on the inner two thirds, Bobbi Brown Slate on the outer third, and Bobbi Brown Beige Shimmer Wash in the inner corners. I lined my upper and lower lash line with Blue Roan before smudging my lower lash line out with Bobbi Brown Rich Navy (all the Bobbi Brown shades are found in last summer’s limited edition Navy & Nude Eye Palette, though except for Rich Navy, the shades I used are available permanently as single eyeshadows).
Here is how the look turned out:
I would say Blue Roan looks much darker on the eyes (I might have used a lighter hand in the swatch as well), but the effect remains softer than black. I also find it easy to get a sharp wing with Blue Roan, though getting it between the upper lashes takes a little more patience.
Blue Roan is pretty stellar in terms of lasting power as well. It does smudge ever so slightly around my inner corners at the end of the day, but to be honest that is not uncommon for me. Sometimes it is because I didn’t get the primer onto those pesky corners, so I can’t blame it on the eyeliners.
Bottom line: Rouge Bunny Rouge Blue Roan Satin Eyeliner Nocturnal Ink is definitely a very nifty one! I like how easy it is to work with the tip, how fast it dries without producing that weird cooling/tightening sensation, as well as how well it lasts! The shade itself is a great selling point as well. It is dark enough to define the eyes, but it is softer than black. I don’t think I’ve seen many similar ones, either! All in all, recommended! I also hope Rouge Bunny Rouge will add more shades to the line-up. A delicious eggplant plum and a mossy/khaki green will be highly-appreciated!
Is Blue Roan something you might wear? Talking about Rouge Bunny Rouge, I have been jumping up and down for the two new eyeshadows they are launching soon. Again, if you have never tried anything from the brand, eyeshadows and powder blushes are the best place to start!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx