Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder in Diaphanous

Sometimes, the Belly internal head dictionary lacks the level of comprehension that a real dictionary has to be pulled out.  What... is... implappy...impulapapab...implubpluble?

im·pal·pa·ble

  [im-pal-puh-buhl]  
adjective
1.
not palpableincapable of being perceived by the sense oftouch; intangible.
2.
difficult for the mind to grasp readily or easily: impalpabledistinctions.
3.
(of powder) so fine that when rubbed between the fingers nogrit is felt.

One more word.  Deefanou...deeahfa....duh... duhfanny?

di·aph·a·nous

  [dahy-af-uh-nuhs]  
adjective
1.
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
2.
delicately hazy.

Such big words, Rouge Bunny Rouge!  Such the big of the words to name this new finishing powder!  I kind of admire a brand that will make me ponder the best base product combination in addition to pulling out the figurative dictionary.

 I wrote a while ago debating whether or not I was going to purchase this powder (here) after seeing Gaia the nonblonde, posting about her favorite powders (here).  You can see I did splurge on this one.  I still have a bit left in my tub of Suqqu Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural and it serves me beautifully still.  One flaw of that powder is that it really lacks oil control.  With my drier skin during the cold weather months, that is really no big deal.  After all, Suqqu sets my foundation nicely and the finished effect is soft and perfected.

While I was waffling this way and that way, Karima's Shameless Fripperies post tipped me over.

I like the thoughtfulness of Rouge Bunny Rouge's design of the container.  The black plastic lid has a protruding flat thingymaboggabiggin.  See the jar in the background of this picture?  The round part of that opening is held flush against the thingymaboggabiggen.  What this means is no loose powder flying around all over the place (Hi, Suqqu).
The nice design extends to the container holding the powder.  Instead of the the usual opening of small holes that allows the powder to be shaken out, there is a fine cloth mesh.  Pressing a brush against the mesh will allow some powder to be released.  Or, the tub can be gently shaken to release the powder.

And so that powder.  Is it really implappy duhfanoo?  Oh yes, oh yes it really is!  They call it a finishing powder rather than a setting powder and it really is a finishing powder.  It is an impossibly light finishing powder.  I notice that if I attempt to use this as a setting powder on top of my normal rotation of whatever foundation, I can feel the foundation underneath the powder moving around a bit.  This confused me when during the day, I would swipe a finger on my normally oily nose and feel oil, and then look in a mirror and see a perfect and softly matte nose.  I thought it was some ingredient in the powder doing that, but it seems to actually be my unset foundation, underneath the dusting of the RBR powder doing that.  WEIRD.

This is a silica heavy powder.  I've tried silica powders before, but those have felt very drying and slightly itchy on my skin.  This feels like a big pile of fairy dust.  It feels like absolutely nothing.  Nada. Something so fine and silky that is almost impossible to load up on the skin looks like.... magic!  I was very pleased to hear all the compliments I received on my skin for some of my recent looks.  I don't retouch anything in the photos of my face, so it's the combination of the lighting and this powder.

Swatching this is kind of a ridiculous exercise, but let's try.  This picture is my bare skin.
And this one is with the powder sprinkled on.  The powder is a soft white color.  The brand mentions something called Actiwhite that is to "whiten and brighten."  I do notice a slight effect that does whiten and brighten.  I'm pretty pale still, but I wonder what this would be like on a more tan or darker skin tone.  The brand mentions this is a universal shade, though.  If you've tried this as well and have a darker skin tone, please comment and let us know how it's been working for you.

Also the powder is so fine and light that I had inadvertently inhaled some in while trying to load the powder on my face.  Now I hold my breath.  I don't want any tiny particulates going into my lungs.
I've blended the powder into my skin here.  Not sure you can see much, but to my eye, it is slightly brighter, slightly hazier and slightly more matte than my naked skin.
It works gorgeously over all my foundations, but what made me think "WOW!" was how it looked over my bare skin.  I'm wearing no foundation in the picture below -- just brow stuff and some cream blush.  My face looks bright and the finish is a very natural soft matte.  (You can see my naked naked face, sans powder or blush in my post on the Addiction Tinted Skin Protector here).  And you can see it as a finishing powder over a fully made up face in my recent Sisterhood of the Traveling Palette post here.
I bought it for the oil control and yes, I get very good oil control which is a great improvement over Suqqu in that aspect.  I tend to blot four hours into my day with my normal Suqqu powder routine, but these days, I am seeing nearly no oil break through and can reasonably get away with no blotting if I can tolerate a tiny bit of glow around mid afternoon.  And since I'm lazy, works for me.

I may have rudely mentioned fairy farts on makeupalley, but uh... I sort of really meant it.  It's magical on my skin and I hope to get some awesome use out of the new Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder.  Hot and sweaty (and oily) summer up ahead.  I'm crossing fingers that this powder continues it's awesome magic.

Have you tried this powder yet?  What are your favorite finishing powder and oil control powders?

ingredients:
SILICA, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BORON NITRIDE, MICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, MALTODEXTRIN, SUCROSE DILAURATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, AQUA (WATER), SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT, PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT), CARBOMER, SODIUM LACTATE, POLYSORBATE 20, OLEANOLIC ACID, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7

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