I’m in love with everyone’s blogmas posts,so many of you take part,it’s a bit hard keeping up but i’m trying to read and comment on them all.Are you enjoying the festive season so far?I’m finally done with christmas presents and only need to grab a few stocking fillers for my little ones.
Stepping back from all that for a minute,i want to share my thoughts on the Rimmel fresher skin foundation.
I’ve been using it everyday for a little over a month now and it’s become one of my favourite foundations.It’s described as being a light-weight,breathable,natural-looking and shine-free foundation.All of which i agree with,especially natural-looking.
I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again,the shade of your foundation is everything.When i was younger i didn’t even look at any shades and just winged it,the result,looking back were horrendous.Thankfully as i’ve gotten older i’ve learnt what shade i am,ivory – I’m this shade in almost all of the foundations i use.Sometimes foundations oxidize after a while and it turns slightly darker than when you applied it,but this foundation doesn’t. It’s the best match i’ve found so far for my skin tone,it’s not too light or too dark,it looks extremely natural and rather than masking my skin, it enhances it.
There’s 3 things that i look for when buying a foundation:
I’d class the coverage as light to medium,it’s very similar to my Garnier bb cream-which i adored during the warmer months.Using a beauty blender you can build it up easily to a medium coverage but if you’re just wanting to cover blemishes and reduce some redness,whilst evening out your skin tone,a buffing brush does the job,just as good.If you have dry skin bear in mind that using a brush to apply your foundation can lift your foundation in areas that are driest.On my base i’ve been using my smashbox hydrating primer,which works really well with this.I have tried my laura mercier tinted primer,but i just couldn’t build it up very well-felt slightly tacky together and my foundation was being lifted in areas.In terms of how well and how long it wears is amazing,i’ve not had any issues with patchiness,apart from when i used the laura mercier primer.For me personally it lasted all day,sometimes i use my pixi fixing mist on top but even without that it lasted all day.It’s so light-weight and allows my skin to breath,i’ve not broken out once and with the smashbox primer i can get a gorgeous dewy look.
It costs £7.49 for 25mls,compared to the Rimmel wake me up foundation which costs £8.99 for 30mls,i think it’s a good deal.
The only thing i don’t like about this foundation is the packaging!I thought it would have a cushion to dab your brush/beauty blender into,but clearly it doesn’t. They might have done this to keep cost down,but if i’m honest i really hate having to dip my finger in and wipe it onto the back of my hand to apply.I hope they rethink the packaging.
Overall the shade is perfect and the formula is beautiful.It complements your skin tone really well and is affordable.
If you haven’t spent all your money on gifts yet,why not treat yourself?
It’s available in 6 shades,from light porcelain to natural beige.