Review: Rouge Bunny Rouge Metamorphoses Mattifying Primer

//  own purchase //

This is probably the 566669900000451237th time I’m going to write about my oil machinery of a fezz! It’s no joke when you’re in your 30s and still besieged with grease and acne. But see I’m not hating because oily skin has its advantage too, delayed wrinkles y’all (*twerks*).

If you have the same greasy icky dilemma, then you know that makeup hardly stays without a face primer. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing in makeup and skincare. Rouge Bunny Rouge is a new brand to me so while browsing Beautyhabit few weeks ago, I thought I’d try the Metamorphoses Mattifying Primer ($44, 29ml).

Ingredients: Aqua, Silica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cera Alba, Allantoin, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.


This primer is housed in an elegant glass bottle with pump dispenser. According to the website, it’s a face, eye and lip primer in one. So if you factor in the $40+ tag, it seems like a great multi-tasking product. But did it deliver? 

As  a face primer, one pump (pea sized) is enough to cover my face. It is lightweight and feels like a luxurious moisturizer. It instantly mattified my face but didn’t blur out pores. Following my normal makeup routine (tone, moisturize, prime, apply foundation, set with powder), this primer’s mattifying prowess lasted six hours. 

As an eye primer, the wear time of my eyeshadow was rather short-lived. On the fourth hour, I had creasing issues.


Bottom line, nice try but I won’t repurchase. Those who shy away from parabens won’t like this either, it’s loaded if you read the ingredients carefully. However this experience won’t dissuade me from exploring the brand, in fact I have another review coming up so stay tuned beauties.

til next,

Kathryne

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19 Comments

  1. November 21, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I'm trying to stay away from parabens, but, it sounds like a decent primer.

  2. November 21, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    I don't have oily skin, but I think I would buy this just for the pretty bottle!

  3. November 21, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Looks good, but the price tag made me cry a little.

  4. November 21, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    I love that this is an all in one one primer! That saves so much money!

  5. November 21, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    If you like all in one primers, OCC Makeup has one.

    • November 22, 2013 / 5:22 am

      thanks for the reco! I'll definitely check that out.

  6. November 22, 2013 / 3:17 am

    It's so hard for me to get on board with a face primer. Very few thrill me. Like one or two make me happy lol All the rest, even some of the "cult faves" can go pound salt.

  7. November 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    i wish it didnt have parabens!

  8. November 22, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I've got excessively oily skin as well, and I just turned 50! I've been using a mattifying powder as a face primer, and it's helping. It's called Mattify! Ultra by Mattify Cosmetics, and it works both under and over makeup. It's all natural and doesn't cause the dreaded white powder look in photos.

  9. November 25, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the review on this! I probably wouldn't spend the $45 on this if it didn't actually function as a face and eye primer that lasted a long while.

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