Review, Swatch - Rouge Bunny Rouge Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder Piano Forte (002)

2.02.2014

I needed a powder foundation for touch-ups at that time, but had to settle with Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder, which is the only powder makeup offered by Rouge Bunny Rouge.
Why I didn't buy one from other brands?
No, no, you don't understand. It had to be something from RBR since I was making a "Rouge Bunny Rouge haul".
(I thought we knew each other better than this?)


Rouge Bunny Rouge Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder
Piano Forte (002)




RBR Flawless Face Powder comes in a sturdy round case that looks like a mini hat box, and now I keep my barbie pins in it.


The compact itself is simple and elegant with the usual fuzzy flowery prints that I adore so much.
Unfortunately, it comes with a rather flimsy puff that is thin with little flexibility.


I chose Piano Forte (002), which is a "pale milky beige with subtle apricot tones".
This is the lightest shade from the four shades available.


Actually, the color match is great.
This is definitely a yellow-based color but just so enough to correct the uneven tones.
It is probably the prettiest beige I have seen in a while.


You can't really see anything on my arm, but this is how silky and light it goes on and melds with my skin.
I put it on rather heavily, too.



I was hoping RBR Flawless Face Powder would be enough to cover the blotchy uneven spots that would show often in the middle of day (or those super red cheeks after a few drinks), but it wasn't the case.
I am not saying this powder is bad or anything, because it is quite great for what it is.
It is just that Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder is not what I was looking for except that it comes in a pretty compact that I can easily carry in my makeup bag.
Naturally I put it aside and soon started carrying some other powder foundation.

Then one day, when I used Flawless Face Powder to set my foundation, it finally dawned on me.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Precious Velvet Flawless Face Powder is a setting powder!!
I never understood the "medium coverage" claim before, but it is true Flawless Face Powder adds a light veil of coverage which is more than I would get my translucent loose powder.

Unlike other talc based pressed powder, Flawless Face Powder feels much comfortable on since it contains rice powder.
I have recently mentioned how it subtly corrects a foundation tone and evens out the complexion beautifully.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Precious Velvet Flawless Powder is also great for "no-makeup" makeup looks. 
Since the finish is truly natural and non-powdery, I find it goes nicely with dramatic lip colors, too.

It seems the price widely varies depending where you order from, but I got mine from Beautyhabit
I am not sure if I want to repurchase although now I am enjoying this pressed powder tremendously in this harsh winter.
It is only because I prefer using loose powder to set my makeup in general, but I would certainly pack my Flawless Face Powder for travel.
I would highly recommend this for someone with dry skin as well.


Thanks for reading.
Have you tried Flawless Face Powder from Rouge Bunny Rouge?
Do you use pressed powder to set your makeup?





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30 comments

  1. I don't use a pressed powder for my whole face, usually - I do have NARS's pressed translucent powder to set it for days that I am going to be photographed, but not for every day use. I do want to try something from RBR! Maybe a bronzer :)

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    1. I gather the NARS pressed powder photographs well!
      I think RBR does nicely on pressed powder formulations. Everything I've tried is so finely milled and has this amazing texture. :)

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  2. I still have yet to try something from RBR, love the packaging of their products! I don't generally use pressed powder either, though I did love the one from Laura Mercier - it's great for touch ups and the coverage is really good too!

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    1. Sometimes I like pressed powder for touch-ups if it provides decent coverage! I will consider the LM next time.
      I think you'd enjoy RBR a lot. Especially their blushes and eye shadows! :D

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  3. Hey Lena, I love all the RBR stuff that I own, but I haven't tried this one yet! I do use pressed powder to set my makeup and touch up on my T-zone. Thanks for letting me know it's actually a pressed powder instead of powder foundation! The description is indeed a little confusing.

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    1. Hey Suuny, this would be another great example of RBR excellency in pressed powder formulations.
      The coverage could be better but then it would be a totally different thing in texture, I guess. ;)

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  4. Ooooh RBR is on the top of my wish list to try.. but they are quite expensive so I always hesitate to order online.. T.T
    this powder sounds good, I don't know whether it suits my combination skin..my favorite pressed powder so far is the blot powder from MAC, it is the best I have tried so far ^^

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    1. I totally agree! The price range is not something we can liberally click away online without swatching stuff. I'm now really curious about their base makeup lineup!

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  5. I didn't know this brand, I like so much the packaging, is so cute and elegant!

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    1. I would say it is on the niche side. The packaging and the quality of products are exceptional, though. Give them a try. ;)

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  6. I use Rimmel Stay Matte to set my makeup. Haven't really used a true pressed powder. I haven't tried anything from RBR but the packaging is so too cute to pass up :)

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    1. Oh, I remember loving the Rimmel Powder. It does great job controlling oil!
      I recommend their eyeshadows and blushes. They are so nice. ;)

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  7. This sounds like a great one! I use my Guerlain Meteorites to set foundation and that works well for me! But this has a bit of extra coverage which is kind of cool-might have to look into this at some point!

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    1. You are lucky if you can kill two birds of setting makeup and highlighting with the ballz! I love the glow that Meteorites gives but still need something to set my foundation first.
      I think you'd like this powder. It is not drying at all and has one of the best textures!

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  8. i haven't tried this product but i'm glad you figured out what it was meant for. i find loose powders sort of annoying with the sifter and everything so a pressed powder is nice for me. i think i would totally use this during a no-make up day. its sort of why i use the mac careblend powder though from the sounds of it, the careblend would have a little more coverage.

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    1. I am glad, too! A lesson learned for me - "Thou shall not misunderstand thy makeup".
      I did not know about the careblend powder. I will look into it! :)

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  9. I kind of want a weighty foundation powder like Estee Lauder Double Wear, but I haven't tested out any yet and you make this sound so lovely! ALSO DON'T LIE, YOU WANTED SOMETHING CALLED PIANO FORTE. :D :D :D

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    1. LoL. I do like the name although I thought it was not smart of them naming them "piano" and "piano forte" since they could mean the same thing unless they meant dynamics, which I won't bore you any more with. ;D
      Flawless Face Powder is indeed nice. It is a seasonal powder for me, but still.. ;)

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  10. Oh, the packaging is really pretty here! I've never used a pressed powder before. I don't have dry skin though, so I'm not sure if this would work for me, haha.

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    1. I don't have dry skin, either. It controls oil fairly well but is not drying, so my skin stays comfortable in this harsh weather. :)

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  11. In terms of formula, totally a dream but a setting powder sounds actually pretty good to me, I'm sorry you may not have realized! I always top my foundation off with powders but often a light coat of foundation powder which can be a bit heavy. I've yet to pick up anything from them but I think I'll probably want a face product as I feel it's more worth my money! Thanks for reviewing, that color is a very pretty light shade, not too orange either!

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    1. I'm so used to setting with loose powder now so it was a quite different experience with this pressed powder. I must say I like this, too!
      Rouge Bunny Rouge seems to do very well on pressed powder formulations.
      My favorite is actually their blushes. :)

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  12. What a gorgeous packaging! That can draw me in just looking at that. It doesn't hurt that it works well too. :)

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    1. Totally!
      For me, my compact powder has to be pretty otherwise how can I flaunt it ever so often? ;D

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  13. I was gonna have a short rant about how really light setting powders are a waste of time in this hot and humid country, and then I remembered how the Guerlain Meteorites actually do work. For me, I don't have a preference for loose or compact powders. While I have enough setting powders to last for quite a few years, this one does sound really tempting :-P

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    1. I just realized not too long ago the Meteorites controls oil quite well!
      This one has a totally different texture, though. I know I would enjoy and use it up! :)

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  14. The packaging is so cute and the names... the names! They're so elegant! I used to use a pressed powder to set my foundation, but these days I go back and forth using loose, pressed, and a luminizer.

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    1. All Rouge Bunny Rouge products have long poetic names! Their marketing is so girly and fairy-like, which gets on my nerves something, but that doesn't mean I can resist them! LOL

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  15. I always use pressed powders to set my make-up, I think I'd love this one too. Yet to try RBR, but I so love their packaging!

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    1. Then you would really like this! I've never had a good result setting with pressed powder but this powder was the first! :)

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