Not long ago Rimmel released a new foundation that’s created to let your skin breath. This sounded extremely appealing to me, even though I’m used to using full coverage foundations. Because it is designed to leave you with a shine free finish and not clog pores, I just had to try it out for myself and see if I could enjoy a light coverage foundation.
I’ve got to admit, the packaging is a bit disappointing, I much prefer a pump bottle, it’s a lot easier & a lot less messy, but overall, the product does make up for it. It comes in a little glass tub with a screw off lid and an extra cover to keep the product from getting everywhere. The smell is exactly the same as Rimmels other foundations too.
The consistency feels quite different to the other foundations Rimmel have, it’s very light and a bit watery I guess, but that’s what we expect from a foundation that’s made to let your skin breath. Once it’s applied to the face, it does feel like it starts to thicken up which makes application and blending so much easier. For a complete no makeup makeup look it’s best applied with a brush, but you can get a bit more coverage from it if it’s applied with a sponge.
It’s definitely not full coverage, but there is quite a bit there, probably light to medium depending on how it’s applied, it’s buildable too, and of course, you can apply a bit of concealer if you feel you need it anyway. The foundation also contains Aloe, Chamomile and Sea Algae to reduce the appearance of redness and even out your natural skin tone. I’ve not noticed any long term difference so far, but it does work while it’s on the skin. Redness is definitely blurred out a bit, but concealer is pretty much a must for spots & blemishes.
It quickly starts to turn matte too, with completely no shine. I feel I only need to add a bit of powder here and there to set it completely. This means that you don’t need to apply half as much product to you face, so you’re left with the feeling of fresher skin. If like me, you do suffer with quite oily skin, a top up of powder around the nose might be needed later on in the day, but overall it really lasts well without creasing or patching.
When comparing it to the other foundations in the Rimmel range, it’s definitely got the least amount of coverage, but it’s very even and soft. It’s matte rather than dewy and it feels a lot more natural and light on the skin. It does what it says on the tin – it’s fresh feeling, not clogging in the slightest and it leaves your skin looking naturally beautiful all day.
Recommended if: you want a fresher natural looking makeup look.
The Good: Fresher feeling foundation, doesn’t clog pores, looks natural
The Bad: The packaging
Worth the money? Yes Would I repurchase? Yes
Available online: here Available in store: Boots/Superdrug Try a sample: here