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Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid in Sea of Nectar +

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hi ho hum it’s June which means it’s time to break out the warm golden colors ! you know bronzers, luminizers, highlighters, sparkly things that make me look like Jennifer Lopez. 

I never really bothered to look golden, well very simply because I can easily tan to NC35+ over the summer. I avoid the sun now, and given my schedule I hardly see it…but that doesn’t change the fact that I still want to look like the sun and I get along sometimes. 🙂

So today we have Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Nectar…It’s a highlighting liquid that’s the darkest shade from Rouge Bunny Rouge line of highlighters. I know most of us like the pretty lighter shades for our cheeks such as Sea of Tranquility. But let’s be real here, I know many of us want to have that warm radiance. Most of my life I always asked myself “What is it with Americans and wanting to be tan? but WHY!?!?!?” Ok, maybe I still ask that question but I get it, some people want to look nice and golden, like a rotisserie chicken (kidding!). 

Packaging: It comes in the gorgeous frosted glass packaging, just like Sea of Tranquility. with black flowers on the glass. I seriously fear the day I’d drop it from being such a klutz. Either way, it’s definitely pretty and luxurious. It’s something that you want out on your vanity because it’s pretty to look at.
Formula and Texture: Sea of Nectar is a metallic warm gold, with a very slight red undertone. It’s neat because it has this high metallic sheen, but when rubbed onto your skin, it’s luminous. This is what I *wish* Becca’s highlighters had been, but that’s ok. I’m not complaining.  It’s an opaque highlighter, which I personally don’t mind because I like to wear it at night. You know…in the club…with all the strobe lights on you. heee. I would use this moreso on my body than on my face. When your skin looks and feels dull on a Saturday night, this would definitely give it luminosity. I can wear it on my face with a light hand as an awesome luminous blush.

Price and Size: $70 (the reason for this approximation is the conversion from GBP to USD),1.01 fluid ounce, or 30 mL
comparison photos: 
Left to right:
Armani Fluid Sheer #10
RBR Sea of Nectar
Le Metier de Beaute Bella Bronze
Left to right:
Armani Fluid Sheer #10
RBR Sea of Nectar

Le Metier de Beaute Bella Bronze

Left to right:
Armani Fluid Sheer #10
RBR Sea of Nectar
Le Metier de Beaute Bella Bronze
see that sheen when you spread it at first? whoaaaa !! 

Left to right:
Armani Fluid Sheer #10
RBR Sea of Nectar
Le Metier de Beaute Bella Bronze
you can see how opaque Sea of Nectar is when rubbed in a bit and the dry down? my fingers are in serious pain so I lazily rubbed in Bella Bronze (my HG body bronzer). nomm

Worth having?: For me I like it, and it has a specific purpose and I think it’s worth it. At the same time, I can see why some people may steer clear from it because it may be too intense or too dark, especially if you’re like a NC15. It can be sheered out a bit more than that, and it’s still luminous . . . but you know what? It’s glorious for us who are a bit darker in skintone…so yay !

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility and Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #7

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I’ve gotten requests as to how Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility compares to Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #7. They’re both very nice highlighters, but there are some differences. For the sake of this review and to make typing easier Sea of Tranquility will be (ST) and #7 will just be #7. 


Packaging: Rouge Bunny Rouge illuminator comes in this gorgeous frosted glass packaging with black flowers on the glass. Definitely pretty and luxurious. The advantage of this is that you can see how much is left in the bottle. #7 is in the standard Armani Fluid Sheer opaque packaging. Minimalist in appearance and slightly shorter in height. With #7 is when you lift the lid, the pump doesn’t come off. At times ST when you lift the lid, the pump can come off and if you’re not careful, you can spill some of the illuminator. The downside to #7 is that you can’t see how much you have left. Ok, so both overall have their small flaw, but the design of the bottle and packaging are pretty solid. 

Formula and Finish: ST layered on it has a nice pearlized finish on your face. Sheered out, the frost is less apparent, and it has a soft sheen. It has a soft smell, like a fresh garden after it rains. I’m not good with smell descriptions. It’s a neutral pink with a very slight peach to it. #7 when layered is a cooler pink, and has a milky finish. When sheered out it’s a super soft cool milky pink. It’s an awesome highlighter, and not as opaque as ST. I can’t detect a smell with #7, but it could be just my nose acting up. Fluid sheers have the claim that it’s oil free, which is an advantage for us combo to oily skintypes. The Rouge Bunny Rouge illuminators didn’t come with a list of ingredients so I don’t know if it has oil or not. 


Size and price: #7 is 30mL for $59. ST is 30 mL for approx $70 (the reason for this approximation is the conversion from GBP to USD).

Keep in mind I layered it on so you can see the color/finish difference, applied both with fingers.


Left to Right:


Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #7







natural lighting. man, my arm looks so WHITE. 










Indoor lighting, with flash; slightly overexposed lighting.















Indoor lighting, I fixed the ISO so it’s not overexposed.















Fluid Sheer #7 ingredients, as listed on the box. Rouge Bunny Rouge illuminators didn’t come with an ingredient list, well at least mine didn’t. 












Are these worth buying: Yes! They’re both different, very nice highlighters with different finishes. I wouldn’t say one is better than the other, because that’s not the case. 🙂

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