Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush #002, Face Contour Brush #012, Highlighter Brush #014, Large Shader Brush #003 and Blender Brush #016, Review & Comparisons

I wish you all 
           Happy Easter Holidays!!

I thought there is nothing more fitting than a Rouge Bunny Rouge post for Easter. I have been testing five of their brushes for the last couple of weeks and today Mr. Bunny and me would like to present you these.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Brushes #002, #012, #014, #003 and #016

Rouge Bunny Rouge Brush line has 16 Brushes to cover all our needs. The range extends from Foundation to Concealer, Eye to Lip, Brow and Cheeks, designed to make the best use of RBR products. Handles are black and made of wood, ferrule is black metal. Except Brow Brush, the hairs are usually medium to dark brown. I believe some of the darker brushes are slightly dyed to unify the color of the hairs since I noticed slightly darker water at the washing process but after a few washes, this is not noticeable anymore.

I would like to start with one of my favorite brushes in this line, #002 Blusher Brush. It is made of natural squirrel hair and it is densely packed. 


Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush #002

I found the density and shape of #002 Blusher Brush is close to Tom Ford #06 Cheek Brush, which is one of my all time favorite cheek brushes after Suqqu Cheek. I use Suqqu Cheek to blend soft shades that I apply with TF Cheek or to apply more pigmented blushes. If I have the time I also use it for less pigmented blushes but since it is very soft, to build up the color takes more time so it is not an option for me in the mornings when I am rushing to work. 



Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush #002 vs. Tom Ford #06 Cheek, Suqqu Cheek and Bobbi Brown Blusher

The softness of Rouge Bunny Rouge is very close to Tom Ford Cheek, which is made of goat but much softer compared to other goat brushes I own. A major advantage of RBR Blusher for me is that it is not white. I found myself getting obsessed about keeping Tom Ford white and washing it way too often, which I am sure has a negative effect on the durability of the brush. I think the effectiveness of application of these two brushes are very close. Considering that Tom Ford is over 80 EUR whereas Rouge Bunny Rouge retails just for 50 EUR makes #002 Blusher even more attractive. 


Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush #002 vs. Tom Ford #06 Cheek


One more shot where Mr. Bunny is showing us the cross sections of Tom Ford and Rouge Bunny Rouge side by side. All of the photos are taken after washing the brushes but I keep Tom Ford in a brush guard at the moment, therefore it appears in a better shape. I need to order brush guard for my new love RBR Blusher to keep a few of its rebellious hairs in place.  

Bottom line: Rouge Bunny Rouge #002 Blusher already replaced my Tom Ford Cheek Brush in my morning make-up routine since it has very similar effectiveness and softness but requires less washing (not white). I am loving it.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Blusher Brush #002 vs. Tom Ford #06 Cheek

Next brush Mr. Bunny and I would like to show you is #012 Face Contour Brush. This has similar qualities to #002 Blusher Brush in terms of softness and density but it has shorter hair. Face Contour Brush is also made of squirrel hair.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Face Contour Brush #012

Once compared to Tom Ford #02 Cream Foundation brush, RBR Face Contour Brush is bigger and has longer bristles. I like using Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush to apply cream blusher. I liked using RBR Face Contour Brush to add a darker shade of blusher or bronzer to contour my cheeks. I like smaller brushes to have more control on the application process. I also tried using Face Contour Brush with Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder but found out that since it is a dense brush, it picked way too much product. If you want to use it for this purpose, I think to get the access powder at the back of your hand is the way to go. To me RBR Face Contour Brush works better with less pigmented contouring powders such as Chanel Notorious. 


Rouge Bunny Rouge Face Contour Brush #012 vs. RBR #002, Tom Ford #06, #02 and Suqqu Cheek

One more shot to show you the cross section of the bristles. RBR Face Contour Brush has slightly smaller cross section once compared to RBR Blusher Brush but it can apply the product in a denser way since the hair is shorter therefore it has a stronger hold of its bristles.

Bottom line: Rouge Bunny Rouge Face Contour Brush promises you to get the best of your less pigmented contouring powders.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Face Contour Brush #012 vs. RBR #002, Tom Ford #06, #02 and Suqqu Cheek

Given that both #002 Blusher and #12 Face Contour are made of squirrel hair, I like using them for powder products. As for the cream products go, Rouge Bunny Rouge has recent additions to their brush line, such as #014 Highlighter Brush which is made of synthetic bristles. 

Highlighter Brush has a very interesting flat shape with short hair and is designed for Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination Liquid Highlighters, which I still need to try out. I tried this brush with Tom Ford Fire Lust Highlighter, Dior Skin Illuminating Base as well as Armani Fluid Sheers and it worked very well with all of these liquid products. I think the best way to use Highlighter Brush is to pick up some product and gently pat it onto the skin so that I don't drag my foundation around.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighter Brush #014 vs. Tom Ford #04 Shade & Illuminate Brush

Once compared to Tom Ford's Shade & Illuminate brush, which is also a short and flat brush with synthetic bristles, Rouge Bunny Rouge #14 Highlighter Brush is thicker therefore stiffer. I think Shade & Illuminate is hard to control since it is short and rather thin. I find Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighter working well with both contour and highlighter products. I recommend though that after contour is applied, you blend it with a kabuki for a natural look. RBR Highlighter Brush retails for 30 EUR and I believe Shade & Illuminate is around 60 EUR. Below Mr. Bunny shows you the cross sections of each brush. 

Bottom line: If you work with creme products, you may want to add Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighter Brush to your stash for its unique shape. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighter Brush #014 vs. Tom Ford #04 Shade & Illuminate Brush

I would also like to talk about two eye brushes from Rouge Bunny Rouge Range: #003 Large Shader Brush and #016 Blender Brush.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Large Shader Brush #003 and Blender Brush #016

Rouge Bunny Rouge #003 Large Shader Brush is a rather large eye shadow brush to pack color over the lid. Although I like smaller laying brushes, I also have a few larger brushes in my stash which I especially use for singles or wash of color for stronger lip looks. Laura Mercier's All Over Eye Color Brush is a little too large for me and doesn't receive much love at the moment. The longer bristles of Tom Ford #11 make it hard for me to control the application and I find this one better for wash of color. My MAC #239 is the least loved of all since it is very thin and doesn't pack many powder all at once. With this one I have to go more times between the pan and my lid, which is no option for me in the mornings. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Large Shader now became my go to laying brush for large areas and singles. For more detailed work, I reach for my Hakuhodo G5507 (horse), which is my holy grail laying brush. Rouge Bunny Rouge also offers a smaller shader brush, which I yet have to try out.

#003 Large Shader is made of pony hair, which is great if you also like applying your eye shadows damp like I do. 

Bottom Line: Great for all over color on your eyelids. It can be used dry as well as damp. 


Rouge Bunny Rouge Large Shader Brush #003 vs. MAC #239, Laura Mercier All Over Eye Color, Tom Ford #11

Mr. Bunny saved the best brush for the last. I would like to introduce you to my new holy grail, #016 Blender Brush which changed the way I apply eye shadows. 

First of all I have to admit that I got the name "Blender" in the wrong context and tried to use this one on the crease, which didn't work all that well for me. Then by applying accent colors on the middle of the lid, I started using this one and it have seen it working wonders. You could see eye shadow applications done with this brush here, here or here. If you apply one shade on the outer lid and one shade on the inner lid, then you have to "blend" these to in the middle, this task is done so well with #016 Blender Brush. I am planning a tutorial that I promised a few of the readers for such a long time and hopefully you will be able to see this baby in action. This one is also made of synthetic bristles and therefore works on cream and powder products alike. It retails for 27 EURs and I can't recommend it enough.

Bottom Line: If you could get just one brush from this line, I would recommend #016 Blender. It makes color transitions so much easier.


Rouge Bunny Rouge Blender Brush #016

All in all I have been loving my Rouge Bunny Rouge brushes. I like each of them at their own task but my favorites must be #016 Blender and #002 Blusher. I would like to stress once more that brushes are very individual choices so milage does vary but I think this line has effective brushes with good quality in reasonable price range.

Here is how I store my RBR brushes at the moment...


Rouge Bunny Rouge Brushes, storage idea

Also check out Queen of Brushes Sonia's review and great comparisons of RBR Face Brushes here.

Have you tried any RBR Brushes? I would like to hear about your thoughts. Are you also so obsessed with keeping the white brushes clean?

This post contains products which are sent free of change for my consideration. 
I am not compensated for this review and all thoughts are solely mine.

16 comments

  1. Thanks for this! I am thinking of getting new brushes in the near future and it's hard to pick one. I really love the sound of the blush brush, the shape and the density seems perfect for what I'm looking for. The blender brush sounds very interesting as well, it's new to me. And yes, I looove white brushes and I want to keep them clean as much as possible, lol. But like you said, it might not be that good to wash it that often ^^.

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    1. I would definitely recommend Blusher Brush from this range. I like the density and effectiveness of this one, works great with powder blushers. Blender Brush is something you should try, on me it worked really well by applying it perpendicularly and drawing small circles. Oh and that obsession with white brushes, lol. I know the darker ones are also dirty but since i don't see it, it doesn't somehow bother me.

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  2. The blush & contour brushes look beautiful!

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    1. Hi Nicci,
      yes they are :-) Loving mine.

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  3. Oh Sara.... you know i have way too many brushes already.... but that contour brush looks goooood...... Oh my goodness....!!!

    Blessed Easter to you & your family (Mr Bunny included)!!

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    1. Thanks Linda, I know you are even more crazy for brushes then I am lol. I wish you and your family and your brushes a great Easter Holidays ;-)

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  4. Thanks so much for this! Been very interested in RBR brushes for sometime, but didn't know where to begin! Now I'm definitely going to get a few of these soon!

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    1. Hi, I hope you like them too, let me know about your experience :-*

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  5. Superb review, also for the brush-ly challenged among us.

    I am glad that TF doesn't always get the best ratings ever: the cream foundation brush of RBR looks more handy indeed. I adore your storeage idea too

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    1. I just started storing them like this, since the bristles don't touch each other, that way they stay in better shape. I like my TF brushes but as I said, I need to clean them each time and I am a little lazy ;-)

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  6. Großartige Review - danke Dir. Ich habe bisher noch keinen RBR Pinsel - überlege aber immer mal wieder. Ich finde die Marke leider so teuer, dass ich Angst habe, die Pinsel seien evtl nicht so hochwertig wie der Preis suggeriert... Du klingst jetzt aber anders... wäre neugierig, da nochmal mit Dir drüber zu reden oder bei einem Kaffee mal Pinsel streicheln zu dürfen... Alles Liebe!

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    1. Vielen Dank für Lesen. Das ist sehr gute Idee das wir bei unsere nächste Treffen einige Pinsel mitbringen! Du kannst deine Rae Morris mitbringen, I wollte gern immer diese streicheln, ich bringe dann TFs und RBRs mit :-)

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  7. I want all the pretty brushes and I especially want Mr Bunny!!! There, I said it! :D

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    1. LOL, they always have pretty bunnies with each order, i love this one, so cute!

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  8. I have heard so many good things about these brushes and they seem to be really great brushes to try out. I will def gonna check on these.

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  9. Oh thanks for the review!! I might have to do a double take on the RBR blusher brush. Looks great :-)

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