Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Primer (& Metamorphosis)

I'm a prime suspect! 
...
Or I suspect I prime? 
Ok, enough dodgy wordplay for someone in the prime of her life...
Speaking about life and ageing: Rouge Bunny Rouge has issued their latest primer aimed for maturing skin. I can discuss all the beautiful explaination and butterfly words that RBR attacted to this products: "If only men came with these wonderful & beautiful wordisms too". But I will leave that up to the skilled word-poets on the RBR website

They call it the Original Skin Primer and also the bibical reference to the beginning: Genesis. Our cult-fans already know that it is not their first primer...Their mattifying Metamorphosis & their moisturizing primer Prelude in the Clouds.

This would be my first introduction to both the cult (Metamorphosis) & the new (Genesis).

The keywords of the information is that they amped up the *special polymers that act as fillers* in Genesis. Also, *Evermat* as THE wonderpotion that is claimed to have "medicinal properties, reduces pores and shine, refines skin texture and reduces sebum secretion"

RBR provided a generous sample that was filled to the brim.:

As you can see: it is a bit past-like, au contraire the thinner & lotiony substance of Metamorphosis:

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And blended: 
Genesis gives a white cast over my (faux-tan) skin. Metamorphosis is almost skin-like

I have been testing it for a couple of days:

day 1 I had Genesis on my left part & Metamorphosis on the right part of my face
day 2 I had it the other way around
day 3 I had a whole day of Genesis alone
same day 4
day 5 I went to Metamorphosis again
day 6 Metamorphosis- whole face & wrinkles- Genesis
Day 7 (well, most of you know the story): makeup-free day

 Verdict:
  • Genesis feels slightly silicony
  • Metamorphosis feels wonderfully absent
  • both primers hold up the makeup for the whole day equally!
  • Genesis diffuses wrinkles & scars a bit better than Metamorphosis
  • However, Metamorphosis feels better on the skin
  • Metamorphosis is better in absorbing oils
  • Genesis leaves out a slight white cast on NW25 skin whereas Metamorphosis is almost sheer
  • I cannot say anything about the anti-wrinkle & other properties due to short testing
  • it does not cause any outbreaks on me
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In general,  my skin is still young enough to reach for the thinner consistency of Metamorphosis. Moreover, I prefer Metamorphosis for the thinner and almost absent feel without compromising on its longevity. I think sampling would be the best option if you can. For the moment I use my sample of Genesis on the parts that need more 'filling' and the rest of my face will be 'Metamorphosis'.
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Availability:
Rougebunnyrouge.com still provides samples of Genesis as a freebie and the full-size is available over here. PeriliouslyPale still has a code going one (a onetimer: RBR-PERILOUSLYPALE) that will last until 31-12-13.

3 comments:

Clare Visionarybeauty said...

I have been wondering about the Genesis, so great to read your helpful review, it sounds good but perhaps not a must have.. for now.. ;)

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Thanks for the review! I do have mature skin, and this was helpful.
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Sharlynn Ng said...

Sounds great, I think Metamorphosis sounds like the one I'd gravitate towards! I still really need to try out some face primers. I really would like to try Benefit's primer, maybelline's baby pore skin one and any other well recommended one too!