I usually don’t go for tinted primers.
Thing is, I don’t need that much coverage. Once you nail your skincare (something that took me years to master), you don’t get that many bad skin days anymore.
On some days, I don’t bother with foundation at all. Most days, a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight foundation is more than enough to even out my skintone.
That’s why I’m worried that, if I used a tinted primer under my foundation, I may go overboard. The last thing I want is to look like I’m wearing a mask.
But when Rouge Bunny Rouge Serene Light Skin Perfector landed on my desk, I was too curious not to give it a go. I’m glad I did.
The sheer beige pink shade works really well for my complexion and its light-reflective diamond core powder gives my skin a luminous, lit-from-within glow.
On good skin days, it hides everything there is to hide and evens out all there is to even out on its own. No help needed. It’s like a sheer foundation with a dewy glow that provides that most natural of finishes. Love it.
But if I have a pimple or other more serious thing to conceal, I’ll mix it with a proper foundation to achieve that full coverage look. It still looks very natural on the skin, helping to create a flawless base for the rest of my makeup.
How can it work so well? Silicones.
I know a lot of you don’t like silicones because you think they suffocate your skin. But, they don’t. They have a particular molecular structure with wide spaces between each molecule so your skin can still perspire.
And you have to admit that they do a great job at filling in fine lines and wrinkles and blurring out imperfections. Ok the effects are just temporary but treating wrinkles is a long process. You need something to hide them in the meantime.
Its texture is luxurious, too. Creamy and smooth, it glides on easily, tinting my skin with just a hint of colour. Oh about that. The shade is perfect for us pale princesses, but am not sure it would suit darker skin tones just as well. I’d definitely like to see RBR release two or three more shades.
Staying power ain’t that bad. I get about 7 hours of wear out of this and am usually home by the time it fades so I don’t even have to bother reapplying. I’m a fan.