Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Foundation +

Hi and I'm back ! :D

FYI: The review on the product I received as a gift from a friend. It's not a sponsored post, nor did I purchase it (although I was planning to). 

I've been busy settling into my new apartment. It's still a barren place (still almost no furniture), but all of my stuff is in the current residence. The downside is that all of my makeup is in bags/boxes. I threw out my old organizational scheme, since I want something that looks more like furniture, than plastic bins. I think I know what I want to get, but it will have to wait until I get it with a coffee table. 

During my little hiatus, as some of you may know, I met Sethakins7 in his area. I consider myself one of his newer fans of his channel and we have always discussed meeting up at some point. It actually happened on St. Patricks Day weekend. He had asked me what I had thought of my samples of the Time Defying foundation, and as much as I loved it, I had to put off on buying it since I was afraid it would be lost in transit since I was moving. Not to mention I was spending a lot of money on my new place. 

To those who are wondering, I have curbed down on my makeup spending by a lot. Even after I get all of my new furniture, I just need to slow my roll. 

So back to the sex machine that is Seth, it was a wonderful time :). It's funny because I had a present from him, which I wasn't expecting. Maybe because I just considered our meet something casual. 

One of my awesome gifts was a full sized bottle of the Time Defying Foundation!! :D :D Since we are similar in skin tone, he knew my shade. 

Now that I've been wearing this foundation for a couple of weeks, I do have some thoughts. 

Packaging: It's in the standard Rouge Bunny Rouge packaging. To those of you who don't own any liquid RBR products, they seriously take the cake when it comes to luxury packaging. The pump is easy to use, although I'm sure there are some people who don't like glass bottles since it's not travel friendly, I love them since you can sit them on a vanity. 

Formula: It's definitely a medium coverage foundation. I do think the name and the skintype it's supposed to be designated for (mature skin) is a bit misleading. Maybe it's my assumption that with mature skin, that the foundation would be luminous in finish. So before I had my hands on it, I was imagining the foundation being something more along the lines of Bobbi Brown Luminous Foundation or a luminous version of Laura Mercier Silk Creme. 

When I actually applied it, I was like "oh". It's a velvet finish, which I actually prefer, but not the finish I had imagined. I've read reviews that it looks cakey, which I don't agree with. I do think it's a foundation that you have to take your time in blending, because it does set pretty quickly. If you don't blend well, you can see the lines of foundation demarcation (even if the foundation is an exact match) since it's a slightly thicker foundation formula. Just because a foundation is slightly thicker, does not mean it's cakey. I've seen thinner formulations of foundation look cakey. It doesn't look like a mask, it covers pores and redness really well, and it looks like your skin, but better. I can't speak how well it applies when the person has wrinkles.  

If the Time Defying Foundation coverage is too high, it's relatively easy to sheer out with a moisturizer. With this foundation I do like to prep my skin with a thicker moisturizer since it helps me apply the foundation with a thin layer for a more "slap and go" application for my everyday rushed routine. 

The biggest win when it comes to this foundation is that it's far longer lasting than Milk Aquarelle. I'm curious to see how this fares over the summer when the temperatures are over 100 degrees. Over a span of 8 hours, the foundation wears into a very slightly satin finish, which I enjoy, with ever so slight fading. 

Price and Size: 48.50 Euros, for 1.01 oz or 30mL

onto the photos to see how it compares to my other foundations:

Left to Right from most luminous to least: 

1. Ellis Faas Skin Veil 103. This doesn't look as pink (it's actually more peach in real life) when blended on the skin. 

2. Rouge Bunny Rouge  Milk Aquarelle in Chestnut

3. Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Foundation in Wheat

4. By Terry Cover Expert in #8 (again, not as pink when blended).

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