Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer
ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE introduced Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer as part of the Atlantis Collection for Summer 2013. The Atlantis Look is very soft and natural with fresh and healthy looking skin. As with many other face products from Rouge Bunny Rouge, the Aqua Primer contains a host of skin-loving ingredients: antioxidants, anti-aging ingredients, as well as ingredients that smooth out fine lines and wrinkles; leaving the skin soft and smooth and making a perfect base for face makeup application. This luxuriously lightweight and refreshing primer has become a must-have in my daily routine.
Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer is packaged in a frosted glass bottle with pump-top.
I love the unique product packaging! Prelude in the Clouds comes packaged in a spherical tube.
The water-based primer is lightweight and absorbs into the skin, leaving a smooth finish behind.
“Your face will be cushioned with an invisible layer of comfort and hydration, pores minimised and make-up lasts all day long.” – ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE
BECAUSE of my skin type, I was a little hesitant to try out a product whose description referenced hydration, and did not mention mattifying the skin or absorbing oil – two things I typically look for in a makeup primer. (To clarify, Rouge Bunny Rouge does have such a product as well, their Metamorphoses Mattifying Primer, which is now on my wish list!). That being said, I am very impressed by this primer, and it has quickly become my favorite – even for my skin type!
The texture and feel of the product is very water-like; slightly like a gel (but not sticky) but less like a lotion (no pigment or whitecast). It smooths onto the skin easily, and doesn’t leave a dry film on the skin as many primers do. The feeling is not sticky either– just smooth. The Aqua Primer sinks into the skin without a trace, except that instead of being completely undetectable, what I can actually see is smoother skin. It smooths over pores, and softens my complexion. The smooth surface makes application of foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB Cream or even powder foundation all work beautifully with this primer. I was worried that this product might be too hydrating, or that it would cause my skin to look more oily, however, this was not the case. While it does not control oil (it does not claim to do so) it still functions as a primer, making my foundation last all day.
ANTI-OXIDANT AND ANTI-AGING INGREDIENTS – The Aqua Primer contains several anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients to promote: hydration, firming and smoothing (Saccaride Isomerate); cell-tissue regeneration and antioxidants (Sea-Buckthorn Berry Extract); an anti-irritant and anti inflammatory ingredient (Bisabolol), as well as Vitamin E Acetate and Retinol Palmitate to improve skin texture. (Full ingredients list below.)