Apr 4, 2011

foundation overview #8: Rouge Bunny Rouge Liquid Foundation Milk Aquarelle

i have always been curious about the Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Liquid Foundation, and since i separated from some foundations in my blog sales, there was enough space for this new one. i ordered on zuneta.com. i contains 29ml and costs 47£. quite a hefty price tag, but i always only heard positive voices about this, so i took the risk.
the packaging is beautiful, it's similar to the packaging of the Liquid Highlighter. i have noticed though, that the bottle and the pump mechanism is the same as from the Catrice Photo Finish foundation. maybe the same manufacturer for the packaging (so it's a positive thing for Catrice, i think) - but the content is totally different, i'm sure. it comes in a lovely cardboard packaging. the frosted glass bottle has a fern leaf printed on it. the pump is nice and precise enough for liquid foundation.

this is what the official site says about it:
" [...] These same gentlest of natural phases of tone and transparency are translated here for RBR's Milk Aquarelle Foundations. Five shades of delicately creamy swathes of colour, in a mélange of stirred light, to give your complexion brightness and lucidity. Stroke yourself with innocence and comfort and watch as others sway towards you, helpless, like netted birds, caught by a sudden feeling of tenderness.

The dreamily light gel texture blends and moves with the contours of the face like a second skin and minimises imperfections to give the appearance of a flawless complexion whilst allowing your natural beauty to show through.

Packed with skin-saving protectors and botanicals including Detoxyl, a powerful anti-pollution ingredient to keep the world at bay and Bamboo, which conditions, softens and repairs the skin. Shea Butter nourishes; Panthenol imparts long-lasting moisturisation, stimulates cell regeneration and normalises skin. Egyptian Lotus and White Water Lily Flower Extracts protect, soften and fight free radical damage."

i bought it in the lightest shade "Almond Milk Parfait" and i'm lucky that it is a perfect match. it's light and has a strong yellow tint and matches my NC20(-25) skin very well. it doesn't oxidize on me. i didn't notice a scent.

a drop of: Rouge Bunny Rouge Liquid Foundation in Almond Milk Parfait - MAC Pro Longwear in NC20
Rouge Bunny Rouge Liquid Foundation in Almond Milk Parfait freshly applied
Rouge Bunny Rouge Liquid Foundation in Almond Milk Parfait after 10 minutes

it has a creamy but light and fresh consistency and blends very well. i use my damp BeautyBlender to apply it, which also helps to achieve a flawless finish, but this foundation melts into my skin instantly leaving no streaks or marks at all.
it has a medium coverage, but more on the high side of medium ;) very bright and red zits will still show through, but most little scars or redness will be concealed in one layer.
after the application it feels a bit sticky, i don't like that and was afraid that this would be a real turn-off point. but after about 10 minutes it totally bonded with my skin and felt dry to the touch. the finish is not very dewy and shiny, it's rather a satin sheen like you have just applied a good moisturiser.

this is how it looks applied: no concealer, but a sandy eyeshadow and brows done.

the name and the description of this foundation implies something quite nourishing and soft to me, so i was afraid that it couldn't be able to handle my oily skin.
i checked my mirror-self so often when i wore it for the first time (i hadn't even set it with a powder to test it's real nature), to see if i had turned into a grease-ball in the mean time... but i was proven wrong, it held the soft silky sheen on me for quite a long time without getting a glossy layer on top (after 6 or 7 hours i removed it to go to bed). i was also surprised that the coverage was still there, it didn't sink into my pores or concentrated in fine lines. and even when i blotted it, none to minimal product transferred on the paper tissue. in fact it looked almost as beautiful as freshly applied.
the other day i tested it under hot sunlight, we went for a walk in the park. this time i powdered it with a tiny amount of my Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre.
and after 6 hours of sunny weather and a good portion of sweating, my skin looked totally perfect! even better than after application. tight and even, erased pores, luminous with a beautiful shine. i think it has a lifting effect or so. i couldn't stop looking into the mirror and touching my skin. this is holy grail material!

this is how it looked after over 6 hours of warm sunny weather. great, huh?


  1. Wow, your skin looks amazing and what a great (and thorough) review! I'd love to try this foundation at some point.

  2. DANKE für die Review - es freut mich, dass sie auch bei Dir das HG-Potential hat.
    Sie war ja lange Zeit mein absoluter HG und dann gab es plötzlich kein RBR mehr in D :-(
    Bei QVC bekommt frau ja die Foundation (allerdings ist die Farbwahl eingeschränkt) etwas günstiger.
    Bis jetzt konnte ich mich noch nicht überwinden, da zu bestellen ;-)

    Besonders das Cashew-Milchparfait ist sehr geeignet für olivige Haut ab NC35 - habe sie mir mit dem Mandel-Milchparfait immer jahreszeitlich zurechtgemischt.
    War einfach ein perfekter Teint - und das über Stunden.

    Keto, Dir könnte die Smashbox HD auch gut gefallen, sie ist nicht ganz so cremig und deckend, dafür aber macht sie den Teint schön frisch.

    Was hälst Du eigentlich von der NARS Sheer Glow?
    Mich interessiert ja die Farbe Stromboli, da sie extra für mittlere Oliven empfohlen wird...

    Begeisterte, anonyme Blogleserin,
    liebe Grüße zum Zweiten,

  3. thank you both!!!!

    @prinzessinPaprika: zur NARS Sheer glow: ich hab sie kürzlich im blog sale verkauft. sie ist einfach nicht schön im finish gewesen bei mir. ceylan war zwar schön hell und gelb, aber das ergebnis leicht krisselig und nur kurz haltbar. sie hat nach 3-4 stunden stark abgefärbt und hat einen großteil der deckkraft verloren. eher eine enttäuschung, ich kann hier den hype nicht nachvollziehen.

  4. Toller Review über eine großartige Foundation! Toller Blog im übrigen! Ich werde diese Review auf meinem Blog und meiner Facedesigner-Seite bei Facebook featuren... Thanks a lot! Well done!

  5. Ich finde sie ja ein wenig zu dunkel. Der Gegensatz zur restlichen Haut ist momentan gut zu erkennen. Aber vielleicht passt sie ja perfekt, wenn Du nur ein klein wenig gebräunt bist. :-)

  6. danke, holger weins!

    @anonymous: ja, bei mir ist es schwer, die foundation 100% passend zu wählen. am körper bin ich echt kreidebleich, so ca. nc10-15, im gesicht aber stets brauner, so um die nc20-25. da ich mich nicht häufig sonne kriegt nur das gesicht mal ab und zu ein bisschen sonne ab. trotz sonnenschutz kann ich die bräune dort nicht verhindern.
    ich versuche immer, eher eine helle foundation zu wählen, damit das nicht so auffällt.
    ungeschminkt sehe ich aus wie schlecht geschminkt, dunkler kopf auf blassem körper.
    ein fan von selbstbräuner bin ich aber auch gar nicht, deshalb bleib ich lieber bleich. und wickel mir ein tuch um den hals. hoffentlich wird es der sommer noch richten.


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