I have not worn bronzer many times in my life, period. Oh sure, I have tried bronzers before- but I have a fair cool-toned olive complexion and as a general rule bronzers tend to oxidize and turn a horrid shade of orange on me. They give me a sickly pallor, and you may wonder whether or not I have malaria when I wear bronzer- so I avoid them like the plague (or malaria). That I am obsessed with Rouge Bunny Rouge is well documented, and if ever there was a line that could get me to consider trying a bronzer it would be RBR. It is therefore unsurprising that I was willing to try their liquid bronzer As If It Were Summer Still...Bronzing Glow Liquid.
When the Sun-God cries tears of joy, each precious drop is collected by the Fire Sprites in the Enchanted Garden. These precious drops are sent to all corners of the realm to bring the light and delight of Summer, in all seasons, in all weathers.
The Order of Rouge Bunny Rouge recreated this liquid-enchantment-in-a-bottle to polish your skin to a natural, even and radiant blissed-out halo of warmth. The subtle softness of the golden micro-particles contained within its heart will burnish you to glistening silk, all laid out on a reserved bed of summer. Anoint yourself, with this delicately exotic liquid, to remind you of spinning until light-headed under the dreamy light of the sun on a mid-summer’s day. Gloriously glamorous and inexorably captivating, you’ll be transformed into a Sun Angel, even in the midst of the greyest winter.
This liquid formula of the future will magnify your youth and summer glow timelessly. Giving a transparent, extremely luminous and smoothing finish. The health and beauty of the face and body are emphasised beyond comparison, by a natural lighting effect. Containing Hyaluronic Acid and a mix of Triglycerides to moisturise and smooth the skin and Grape Seed Oil restores the elasticity of the skin. It is anti-oxidant with the addition of Vitamin E, nourishes with Lime-tree Blossom Extract while Jojoba Oil protects against dehydration. Use on face or body, layer on for intensity or mix with moisturiser for an ethereally soft look.
Small tricks that Rouge Bunny Rouge suggests: For a subtle sun-kissed look use a little amount of our Bronzing Glow Liquid as a highlighter over MILK AQUARELLE and for moistured skin apply it directly over your day cream. Apply the liquid with your fingertips or with RBR Foundation Brush (# 009). Create a completely natural look by mixing the Bronzing Glow Liquid with either Aqua Primer or Anti-ageing Moisturiser.Apply to the body (legs, arms, décolleté), wait for 5 minutes for it to dry and dress. It will not wear off on clothes.
This beauty neither oxidizes, nor turns orange on my skin- instead it imparts a lovely rich bronzey golden glow. Furthermore it is quite wearable- particularly so when it is added sparingly, or better yet mixed in with my foundation or tinted moisturizer (be warned- I applied it quite heavily in the swatches). The smell is unmistakably Rouge Bunny Rouge-- clean and pleasant. Likewise the texture and consistency boasts the high quality finish and refinement that one expects from this exceptional line of products. I received a large enough sample of this bronzer to get to know it well, and I have to say that it really is a delightful product. This just may be the liquid bronzer to end all liquid bronzers. I think that this is one that even fair cool-toned beauties--who have longed to find a bronzer that does not turn orange--will find surprisingly wearable and flattering. There is only one downside that I can think of, and that is the price. The price is quite high therefore it is a bit of a commitment. That said, a full size bottle will last you for a very very long time. My suggestion would be to request a sample on your next Zuneta or Beautyhabit order to see if you love it, and if you do- then you can order the full size without reservation.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Mica, Trisostearin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Choleth-24, Ceteth-24, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cholesteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa, Glycerin, Benzophenone 3, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethicone, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Hectorite, Tilia Cordata, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate. (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007
Overall assessment: It is quite pricey running approximately $78.00 for a 50 ml bottle, but it will last you for ages because so little is needed. This is definitely the most lovely bronzer that I have tried to date. It neither oxidizes, nor turns orange on my skin. It is just as gorgeous as gorgeous can be! I have not decided whether or not I will purchase a full sized bottle because I'm not sure that I "need it" but I sure do love it!
Available at Beautyhabit.
Stock image from Beautyhabit. Video from Zuneta.