Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

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


Have you tried this foundation?

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  1. 09/30/2016 / 6:49 pm

    I was thinking of picking this up, but the packaging was definitely the thing that put me off!

    • 09/30/2016 / 8:17 pm

      The foundations really good if it’s what your looking for though! But the packaging is a bit of a pain 😑 haha xxx

  2. 09/30/2016 / 7:05 pm

    I’ve got a sample of this so I need to try it out! I love the rimmel base products ive tried before so definitely want to try this now!! Xxx

    • 09/30/2016 / 8:18 pm

      Oh you should definitely give it a go! If it’s the look you want you’ll love it! Xxx

  3. 09/30/2016 / 8:07 pm

    Rimmel foundations are my all time favourite drugstore foundation. I can’t wait to try this out. Great review xx

    • 09/30/2016 / 8:18 pm

      They’re one of mine too! But try a tester first (there’s a link in the post) because it feels quite different to their usual xxx

  4. 09/30/2016 / 8:12 pm

    You’re picture for this post is too cute! I have loved my Rimmel primer so I’m interested to check this out! Also , I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger award! You can see the post about it on my blog! Have a great weekend:)

    • 09/30/2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you! Yes you should try out a tester! It’s really good!
      And thank you so much! & you too! Xxxx

  5. 10/01/2016 / 2:10 pm

    This foundation looks very interesting, I have oily skin so this sounds wonderful but the packaging will take a while getting used to 🙂

    • 10/06/2016 / 1:59 pm

      Yeah it’s probably perfect! & I know that’s it’s only downfall! It’s okay I suppose though xx

  6. 10/01/2016 / 8:13 pm

    Never tried this one before – I’ll be sure to add it to my list though!

  7. 10/01/2016 / 8:39 pm

    It’s so hard for me to find good foundation – my skin is extremely dry yet it could be very oily at times as well. I have always liked Rimmel products, maybe it’s worth of a try. Thanks for this informative review 🙂

    • 10/02/2016 / 8:03 am

      It’ll work perfect with a moisturiser all over & a oil control primer where you need it! It’s really light on the skin
      Thank you! Xx

  8. 10/02/2016 / 12:52 am

    As always, absolutely love the photography in your post! I’m usually a full coverage gal but lately have been thinking of trying some lighter coverage foundations for “no makeup makeup” days. I love Rimmel’s foundation with the red lid (I can’t remember the name and I just woke up so I can’t be bothered googling it.. don’t judge) but this one sounds great!

    Thanks for sharing beautiful.
    Elley xx

    • 10/02/2016 / 8:04 am

      Thank you Elley!! So am I but this one definitely changed me a little, its so good! That’s one of my favourites too haha!

  9. 10/02/2016 / 10:15 am

    I really like the product.. I saw it here a few days ago but the thing that made me not buy it was the PACKAGING!

    • 10/02/2016 / 5:09 pm

      Definitely! I can cope with it but I’d much prefer it in a bottle! Xx

  10. 10/02/2016 / 1:57 pm

    It sounds great but I think I need more coverage personally. The texture is completely unique isn’t it? Xx

    • 10/02/2016 / 5:11 pm

      Yeah I prefer more coverage, and use more coverage foundations more often but I have used this quite a lot, especially when I’m having a good skin day, I just love the way it feels on my skin! Yes definitely I didn’t expect it like that, a bit like youniques foundation I think but doesn’t feels as heavy, I love it haha!

      • 10/02/2016 / 5:13 pm

        It looks great for a “no makeup” makeup day, love that it’s matte x

  11. 10/02/2016 / 5:06 pm

    wow i must say u have a beautiful blog. We dont get this foundation here in India but will definitely try if v get here..

    • 10/02/2016 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you!! Yes you should if you can get your hands on it, it’s really nice on the skin xx

  12. 10/04/2016 / 10:19 am

    I’ve heard many good things about Rimmel foundations and since Rimmel finally came to Slovenia, I will sure give them a try in the near future 😉
    Xoxo, A.

    • 10/04/2016 / 11:12 am

      Yes you should! They have sooo many good products! X

  13. 10/04/2016 / 2:48 pm

    Great review! I’d definitely purchase if it just had more coverage.

    • 10/04/2016 / 8:21 pm

      It’s got a nice even coverage though! You can try a tester for free with the link above too ☺️ xx

  14. 10/07/2016 / 8:40 am

    I have all good things about Rimmel but I have never purchased one as I get confused when I reach the kiosk. I am going to start with this product I guess. Great review!

    • 10/07/2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you!
      There are so many good Rimmel products out there! You should definitely try some xx

  15. 10/07/2016 / 8:19 pm

    Love the sound of this foundation, hopefully it will release in the states as well!

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