I'll start with the bottom line and tell you that right now Genesis, the original skin primer from Rouge Bunny Rouge is my favorite primer. Plain and simple. It gives me exactly what I
Let's be clear: this Rouge Bunny Rouge primer is a silicone product that relies on various polymers to do the work. If you're sensitive to such ingredients this is not the right fit for you. For me, as far as silicone primers go, this is the best. I am a fan of Guerlain Meteroites Perles, but Guerlain's primer is more wet and sticky, so there's a short wait time before you can apply a foundation over it, and the texture is thinner, which is sometimes preferred, but right now I need a better barrier, plush the smoothness of RBR is unparalleled.
Genesis is not luminizing. It's not quite matte, either. I couldn't take an adequate photo of the effect is has on skin, because it's more about texture and feel than about the way it appears. The result is incredibly smooth, which helps reduce the amount of base products I need to use even further (a good primer will always require less foundation). Longevity is perfect, and I find that makeup applied on top of this primer retains its color and finish for a full day.
Rouge Bunny Rouge - Original Skin Primer - Genesis ($44) is available from BeautyHabit, rougebunnyrouge.com, and soon at Twisted Lily in Brooklyn.
The product is this review was a press sample sent by the company.