So, after I’ve posted a preview of Rouge Bunny Rouge SKIN SOUL DROPS Foundation Essence, it is time for a proper review.
So here are my thoughts about it:
The packaging is gorgeous, the product comes in a black cupboard tube with the signature RBR design. Te bottle itself is a dark matte glass, the foundation comes with a dropper.
The price is almost €60 (€59) which seems really expensive for 15ml but, as the name suggests, it is an essence which means that it is a very concentrated liquid. You need a tiny drop for your face, and it will last you for ages.
The brand describes the finish as demi-matte, and I agree. It gives that flawless coverage and evens out the skin tone perfectly. Just make sure you add some dimension back with a blush or whichever product you prefer.
Skin Soul Drop is not really an on-the go foundation. The application takes some time, and you can’t just “slap it on”. I like applying it with two brushes. A classic flat synthetic foundation brush (something like this one) to spread it out evenly and a kabuki brush (like Sigma) to blend it into the skin.
I personally think that this foundation will work better for oily to normal skin types. Dry skin types (or when you are dehydrated) may find that it enhances the dry patches, unless you use a good cream and/or primer underneath. This is what I personally do. RBR actually suggest that the point of this foundation essence is that it can be mixed with whatever you prefer: cream, oil, primer etc.
I actually find that it works great mixed with the brand’s Aqua Primer PRELUDE IN THE CLOUDS. The other one shown in the photo is the Original Skin Primer GENESIS.
Skin Soul Drops is a great product for achieving the customized coverage and finish. You can mix and layer according to your preferences.
There are three shades:
- ‘Miriam’ – fair to light skin
- ‘Lalla’ – medium skin
- ‘Yeshe’ – tan skin
The products on the skin are: Aqua Primer, Lalla shade of foundation and Trish McEvoy bronzer.
And, although Miriam is my shade, I love Lalla, as it warms up my skin tone but looks very natural ( I apply a very thing layer and blend it really nicely). I don’t know how… but it works. You can’t really tell that I am wearing a slightly darker foundation (as seen above).
Here is a list of the ingredients, click to enlarge the photo.
If you love to customize your base, don’t mind spending more time on it and want to get a flawless finish – this is a great option for you.
However, if you have a dry/mature skin – I’d recommend using it only mixed or on top of a good moisturizer or a primer. Plus, RBR have other foundation options which are better in this case, in my opinion. I am personally a big fan of their tinted moisturizer.