I’ve always professed that Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks are my favourite formula, but after trying ‘Know What Lies Are For’ from Rouge Bunny Rouge, I may have to rethink my loyalties.
This lipstick was sent to me by the lovely Modesty Brown when she found it didn’t suit her colouring. I am so grateful to her for this gesture, as this lipstick has become my new favourite.
Originating from Russia, the whole Rouge Bunny Rouge brand is a tantalising blend of enchanted gardens, whimsy, and Tsarist days-gone-by. They have two lipstick lines: Colour Burst Lipsticks and Sheer Lipsticks. ‘Know What Lies Are For’ is a Colour Burst Lipstick, so it has opaque coverage with a creamy, satin finish. The packaging is just stunning. I haven’t got the heart to even throw away the original box; who can resist a bit of cyrillic writing?
The patterning on the lipstick tube itself is simple but elegant.
‘Know What Lies Are For’ is described on the Zuneta website as a “nude taupe with a hint of blue rose”, and that’s pretty much how the colour transfers onto my lips. Looking at Modesty Brown’s post, I can see that this lipstick leans much more brown on her complexion than it does on mine, which I find really curious as our skin tones are not that dissimilar.
The lipstick has a fig scent to it, but for me this is yet another bonus, as figs are my favourite fruit. It doesn’t hang around for long once applied though. Wear time is around three to four hours.
The formula is stunning. Even if your lips aren’t in great shape, this lipstick will glide over any rough patches and make your lips look full and lucious. I’ve never seen a satin-finish lipstick able to create such full lips, and I wonder whether it has something to do with the very hydrating formula. I always thought that you needed some kind of shimmer in a lipstick to create fuller-looking lips, but apparently not.
I was caught without my lip balm yesterday, which is a small crisis for someone with incredibly dry lips like me. With a swipe of this lipstick I could finish running all my errands and make it home without my lips falling to pieces.
This colour reminds me of lipstick colours that were around in the early nineties, and I’m very happy that they are starting to return. These sorts of rosewood-toned colours really suit my colouring and don’t take much thinking to throw on.
Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Know What Lies Are For’ is available from Zuneta.com for £22 plus £15 shipping to Australia.