Rouge Bunny Rouge has been busy! They recently added a new primer, Genesis Original Skin Primer, to their line-up.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Original Skin Primer comes in a black plastic bottle with a pump. It contains 33.5 ml (1.13 oz) and goes for 43 euros.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Original Skin Primer is designed to create a matte, flawless canvas that feels velvet soft to the touch. It should instantly fill in wrinkles and smooth pores to give a perfect, flawless finish. It also claims to reduce pores and shine, refine skin texture, and reduce sebum secretion.
Like other primers that claim to fill out pores and lines, Genesis has a rather thick texture. It takes a little effort to work it in. You also really need to give it several minutes to set. Once it sets, it does make the skin incredibly smooth- and poreless-looking. I feel like half of the job is done once this primer is on!
Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Original Skin Primer is not drying, but I personally prefer to avoid using it in the undereye area. Also, if your skin is on the drier side, the layers you apply afterwards could feel like they “drag” a little. Instead of using this all over my face, I prefer to keep it to the target zones such as the T-zone, and just a little bit on my cheeks next to my nose. It holds up the foundation well. The interesting thing is it doesn’t really delay shine in my T-zone, but it does stops the shine from worsening. I would say that if you are specifically looking for an oil-controlling primer, Genesis might not be the best one. I know Rouge Bunny Rouge has a mattifying primer called Metamorphoses, and that might be worth looking into!
I took the ingredient list from the Rouge Bunny Rouge website: AQUA (WATER), CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, HYDROGENATED DIDECENE, TRIBEHENIN, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO), CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, DISODIUM EDTA, TROPOLONE, ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT, OLEANOLIC ACID
Bottom line: Rouge Bunny Rouge Genesis Original Skin Primer takes a little effort to work into the skin, but it does hide pores as lines extremely well. I would recommend this more for people who want a primer that disguises an uneven skin texture. It doesn’t significantly delay shine in my case, but it does stop it from worsening as the day wears on.
For the moment, every order on the Rouge Bunny Rouge website comes with a sample of Genesis Original Skin Primer. If it sounds like an interesting primer to you, this is a great opportunity to test it out (again, I receive no compensation/commission from the link. It’s purely about sharing the information)!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx