Sometimes life takes over. I am going through such a busy time after my holidays. Today I cleaned my desk at work while transferring some of the jobs I have done last year on a teleconference. I ended up throwing away most of the papers I have collected over years. Today we vastly rely on digital data. I can't imagine how it would be to clean a desk in a company after working there for ten years in 1990s. It must have been almost like moving a house. I came home with just two small boxes. I hope your week is more relaxed than mine.
There is no doubt that Rouge Bunny Rouge stepped up the "powder" game. I have been testing the recently released compact powders the brand, Evanescence Imperceptible Powder, for a few weeks now. I took these with me to holidays and ended up wearing with minimal make-up for special evenings. I would like to share my thoughts on those as well as one of my all time favorite loose finishing powders, Diaphonous. I have been meaning to write about it for so long. Now I think I am ready after finishing one up and starting with a second one.
|Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powders & Impalpable Finishing Powder|
When it is Rouge Bunny Rouge we are talking about, it is always about super pretty packaging. Rouge Bunny Rouge Evanescence Imperceptible Powders come in a cylinder sturdy box which has a touch of vintage feel to it but the minimalistic black design of the box and the compact inside makes it look classical and timeless. Inside the box there is the compact and one white puff to apply it. I personally like applying my powder with a face brush to get a sheerer coverage but if you like to pack on more powder, this is useful. Compact is a black plastic which has a luxurious feel. Closure is magnetic (yes!) and it opens and closes effortlessly. The puff which comes inside the box fits inside the compact perfectly for applying on the go.
|Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder in 058 Aura|
The powder has lovely embossment on the surface which doesn't go away by the first use but stays intact for sometime. Mine is half way gone after the 6th use. Rouge Bunny Rouge Evanescence Imperceptible Powders are made in Italy and they contain a generous amount of 10.5 g /0.37 Oz of product.
|Close-up: Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder in 058 Aura|
There are four shades in the range. From what I understand they differ by the undertones more than the tones. These have a little bit of coverage but their transparency is more forgiving. Also it makes it good for fair, light and medium skin tones. For deeper complexions, I am guessing these might turn a little ashy. The shades are as follows:
058 Aura is the lightest shade of all four. If you are very fair of if you would like to highlight some parts of your face, you can look into this one. It is the one with the "white" base.
059 Halo is the one with the "pink"undertone. If you have a light/medium complexion with cool undertones, this is the one of you.
060 Mirage is your choice if you have "peachy" undertones.
061 Eidola is close to Mirage and Halo in intensity but it has natural undertones. If you are natural to warm, light to medium, I recommend you getting Eidola. Although in the pan it appears deeper, I would define Mirage, Halo and Eidola have the same deepness.
|Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powders, all four shades|
|Swatch: Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powders, all four shades|
The ingredient list shows, similar to Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder, this is also silica based. Although there is no sunscreen claim of this product, Zinc Oxide may provide some protection. Talc and Boron Nitride has absorbent quality for combination complexions but it doesn't look heavy nor too much even packed on on my normal to dry skin. There is fragrance and alcohol in these powders in case you are extra sensitive. These didn't irritate my skin and the perfume is not very strong. I can only smell it when I put my nose in the powder, literally.
|Ingredients: Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powders|
Rouge Bunny Rouge Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder, which was released last year is the queen of the loose finishing powders. It is very light weight and almost non existing on the skin although it sets the cream products underneath with a magic touch. I love it all around the face but if you are going for a dewy finish and want no powder at all you can apply a small amount under the eyes and around the nose (girls with glasses unite) or over the concealer. On my "not very powder friendly" normal to dry skin, this is a blessing but at the same time I have heard combinations folks loving it as well. It looks like magic in a box.
|Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder|
Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder is also silica based. Diaphanous doesn't have a particular smell. I am also not brave enough to smell this very finely milled loose powder. It would get into the smallest area of my lungs, whatever they are called ;-) Diaphanous has a slight cooling effect on the skin, feels like a feather and looks like nothing. I am so addicted.
|Ingredients: Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder|
Here is a FOTD of me wearing Rouge Bunny Rouge Evanescence Imperceptible Powder in 061 Eidola which is the best matching of four for me in terms of undertones. I applied it over Guerlain Lingerie BB Cream in Light for the look below. Ever since I got these, I am using Eidola daily. I am happy that the one with the coolest name matches to my undertone ;-)
|FOTD: Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powders 061 Eidola|
Check out Clare's review on Evanescence Imperceptible Powders too.
Final thoughts: I have been using transparent loose finishing powder Diaphanous for over a year now and I can't recommend it enough, especially if you are searching for something which disappears on your face while setting the cream product. Rouge Bunny Rouge Evanescence powders have a little coverage and a transparent to semi transparent finish. The shades differ in undertone. I am loving #61 Eidola for my natural (now tanned) light to medium complexion. It is great to put tiny bit of coverage on a tinted moisturizer for a natural day makeup. It doesn't look heavy nor cakey on my normal to dry complexion. Thumbs up for the new release.
Both of the powders are now available at Rouge Bunny Rouge Web Boutique. Evanescence Imperceptible Powders are 45€, Diaphanous Impalpable Finishing Powder is 40€. You can get 20% discount by using RBR-COLOURMELOUD20 code (not affiliated, just nice to have a code with blog name)
Do you regularly use finishing powders? Do you prefer translucent ones or those with a bit of coverage.
Disclosure: The products in this post were provided free of charge for my consideration.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.