Rouge Bunny Rouge make extremely luxurious brushes. The Face Contour (012) brush is made with natural squirrel hair and is the softest face brush I have ever used. Although the hairs are soft and silky to the touch, they're still able to pick up and deposit pigment well. I often find that synthetic brushes feel soft yet lack the required grip to actually pick up colour.
I have included pictures of the RBR brush compared to other contour and
face brushes that I own. The RBR Face Contour brush is paddle shaped and
the shaping is most obvious in profile. It's not as rounded in it's
shape as the MAC 109 or as wide and fluffy as the MAC 129. In fact, I
don't have another face brush that compares to it shapewise. I
certainly don't have anything else as beautifully soft.
I'm sure I have mentioned before that I favour contour brushes for
blusher application. I find it allows me to be precise with colour placement.
So my experience of using this brush is mostly as a blusher brush.
However, the pointed tip and shaping allow you to contour below the
cheekbones with the brush held at right angles to the face. For blusher application, I use the flat of the brush to apply colour to the cheek, sweeping upwards. I find this brush the perfect size for my cheeks and it's good for creating a wash of colour.
I did encounter some shedding with this brush. It lost quite a few hairs in the first couple of weeks of use but this seems to have stopped after a couple of washes. When I washed it the first time, I noticed an animal odour to the hairs but the smell vanished once it was dry. I get a hint of it each time I wash it but it is fading. I believe there is a way to deordorize brushes but I haven't bothered with this as it is odourless when dry. It washes well, dries quickly and retains it's shape.
The Face Contour brush costs £46. There's no escaping the fact that these aren't cheap items but Rouge Bunny Rouge is a luxury brand and the brushes are extremely high quality (I also have their crease and large shader brushes). I think of brushes as investment items and if you take care of them, they will last for years. I find it easier to justify the initial outlay because they will last. I think if you enjoy a splurge every now and again, these are worth it in my opinion.
Rouge Bunny Rouge products are available from Zuneta, who ship worldwide.
Disclosure: This brush was sent to me without cost for consideration for review.