I couple of weeks ago, I received samples of the Rouge Bunny Rouge Time Defying Skin Sanctuary Foundation. My initial post, featuring swatches of the four shades can be found HERE. Since then, I have given this foundation a proper try and am excited to weigh in on the coverage, finish, shades, lasting power and overall effect of this promising new product!
The Skin Sanctuary Foundation provides medium to medium-full coverage with a single swipe. This was the first noticeable difference between this and the Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle foundation (which I own in Chesnut Milk, a light beige shade approximately in the NC25 range). Milk Aquarelle's more gel-like texture offers buildable medium coverage.
The finish of Skin Sanctuary is a lovely satin-matte...there is no need to set this foundation with powder, as it creates a matte, yet natural looking visage. It is similar in "matteness" to the Giorgio Armani Maestro Makeup, though the Maestro is a decidedly thinner consistency.
The most significant drawback to this foundation is the fact that it, as of publish date, comes in only four shades, all in the NC/NW20-NC/NW35 range. Although this reality is fantastic for those in the light to medium skin spectrum, those with very fair or darker skin will have great trepidation finding a match. I am hopeful that, in the near future, Rouge Bunny Rouge releases additional shades to address these needs! **For a bevy of swatch comparisons in a variety of foundation formulas, do scroll on!
Skin Sanctuary is a medium to long-wearing foundation! I found that, when applied over a primer (in this case, Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #2), I got 7 or 8 hours of wear time without fading, patchiness, or turning into an oil slick. In addition, this wears comfortably. My skin stays balanced, hydrated and healthy looking for the duration of wear and even feels great after I remove the foundation with my trusty Koh Gen Do Spa Water. This is longer-lasting than the Milk Aquarelle formula (which gives a respectable 4-5 hours of flawless wear, though dewiness sets in after a few hours!).
This is a beautiful foundation...since I prefer medium to full coverage foundations and appreciate products with wear time longevity, I think I like this (dare I say it?!) a tinge more than the Milk Aquarelle. I hope to get my own bottle in Wheat Cream (a perfect match for NC25 skin) soon!
The following images reflect RBR Skin Sanctuary shades in conjunction with other foundation formula shades in a similar color range (NC/NW20-NC/NW 35)...
|Above: Swatches of foundation in the NC/NW 20-NC/NW 30 range.|
|Above: Close up of watches of foundation in the NC/NW 20-25 range.|
|Above: Close up of swatches of foundation in the NC/NW 25-NC/NW 30 range.|
|Above: Swatches of foundation in the NC/NW 25-NC/N35 range.|
|Above: Close up swatches of foundation in the NC/NW 30-35 range.|
The following images reflect what RBR Skin Sanctuary looks like on the face (in different lighting situations)...
Above and below: Taken indoors with outdoor lighting streaming through...this foundation provides a naturally polished look!
The next three pictures were taken outside in indirect sunlight!
Bottom Line: I am very pleased with Rouge Bunny Rouge's latest foundation installment. The coverage, wear time and finish of Skin Sanctuary are just brilliant and the additional skincare benefits make this a foundation to covet!