Monday, January 18, 2016

Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence

Rouge Bunny Rouge's SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence ($63) is a creative face foundation that beauty mavens will adore. Highly saturated with pigment and enriched with uniquely processed silica and mica, this concentrated formula with beautiful adjustable coverage will blend to match  most skin tones perfectly (as long as you don't have very dark skin) and is designed to work well with all kinds of moisturizing, serum, dry oil, and primer products to achieve the perfect degree of seamless, picture-perfect coverage.

Rouge Bunny Rouge sent me all three shades, and I've had fun playing with them. I will show you "my shade" below.

The texture is fluid and sheer if you apply it lightly; however, it can be applied more heavily for more coverage. Here's how Rouge Bunny Rouge describes its texture.
  • Lightweight, silky-soft, moisturizing liquid formula
  • High percentage of pigment, perfect color purity (approximately 36%)
  • Blendable with skin-care products to create a custom result - Each shade can flawlessly
  • match with up to four skin tones
  • Demi-matte finish with buildable coverage
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections
  • Absorbs excess sebum and melts seamlessly onto the skin
It has unique ingredients.
  • Anhydrous silicones: for extended wear and ultimate comfort
  • Jojoba esters: superior emoliency, soft with no greasy film
  • Silicone elastomer: a highly engineered sililcone gel for enhanced smoothness of texture, diffuses light
  • Unique mica: highest skin adhesion, supreme softness
  • Special silica: absorbs sebum, gives skin an even finish and look
  • Lecithin-coated pigments: extended wear; excellent skin protection, highest skin-affinity and
  • moisturizing effect
  • Plant-derived (jojoba, mimosa, sunflower) waxes
  • Natural moisturizing texturizing agent: provides for unique blendability and product versatility, combines functionality with sensorial liquid emollient advantages
The formula is free of cyclomethicone, fragrance and preservatives.

Rouge Bunny Rouge suggests these makeup artist tips and tricks. Apply SKIN SOUL DROPS with your favorite treatment product(s). Apply between a pea to coin-sized amount of treatment product and mix it with Foundation Essence (one to four drops, depending on your preferred coverage level) in your palm. Swirl the mixture using a foundation brush or your fingertips. Then apply to your complexion beginning along the center T-zone of the face, brushing down and outward. To spot treat areas around your nose, the orbital bone, or around the edges of the lips, use a concealer or touch-up brush. You can apply a finishing powder to add a velvet or shimmery finish - whichever you prefer.

Directly above, I've provided Rouge Bunny Rouge's snapshot of the three SKIN SOUL DROPS shades: Miriam, Lalla, and Yeshe. I swatched them on my arm in full sun, and I did not blend them. The results are shown below.

I would definitely wear Miriam, shown at the top. The other shades, as you can see on my arm, are much darker. Miriam, when blended in my palm and applied over my moisturizer, provides a lovely, even finish to my face. It is slightly yellow-toned on me, which is good. It hides my winter red, cold, wind-burned skin well. In the summer, I probably would blend it with my moisturizer for a sheer finish.

I like it! You might too. Right now, you can find SKIN SOUL DROPS at the Rouge Bunny Rouge Web site. Although it says "Coming Soon," I think that will be flipped to available very soon. Before too long, you will be able to find it at Beautyhabit.

P.S. It comes in a lovely black box, with a base that nestles the bottle and a tall top that's black with white lettering and shiney black designs. I will photograph it for you when it's not 17 degrees outside.

Photos courtesy of Rouge Bunny Rouge; swatch photo by Best Things in Beauty


Eileen said...

This is an interesting concept; one that really got rolling when COVER FX introduced their Custom Cover Drops. I think that one is probably densely pigmented as it comes in a gazillion different shades rather than just three. The RBR sounds like it would be great for people who love tinted moisturizers because they can continue to use their preferred moisturizer rather than one that is predetermined by the cosmetic brand. (i.e. Laura Mercier, NARS, etc.)

It's been awhile since I've heard much about RBR so it's nice to hear they've launched a more innovative product :-)

Charlestongirl said...

I agree, Eileen. It is easy to wear as either a tinted moisturizer or normal foundation. The amount of product one dispenses controls its coverage.

I have quite a few RBR products to feature. They have been good to me. I have to catch up all the way back to summer! That will be fun because I adore their products.

EllenB said...

This is an interesting product. Thanks for sharing it with us! I would probably try it if I didn't already have 20 foundations in my makeup collection. I'm trying to use up what i already have before i buy any more foundations!

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried this kind of foundation yet. Am a bit of a traditionalist in some ways.

Cindy's Societal said...

Oh my gosh! Do you know where i can order RBR from? I am in Australia and i dont think we have it.

That third (darkest shade) looks like it might suit me and it is so dewy :)

Charlestongirl said...


See this link for RBR England. It shows international shipping options: