I picked up the Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation on a whim really.
I came across it while I was having a nose around Meagher’s Pharmacy and it was on special. Sure the rest is history 🙂
The Boots website describe the Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation as: ‘A revolution in lightweight foundation. Fresher Skin Foundation offers light breathable coverage for an even, natural-looking, fresh finish that stays shine-free all day. The ultra-smooth texture is easy to apply & blends perfectly, for a barely there feel that does not clog pores and lets skin breathe. Formula with mineral powders helps absorb excess oil preventing shine, while the formula with Aloe, Chamomile & Sea Algae extracts help reduce the appearance of redness and evens out natural skin tone. For a freshly applied natural-look and feel, shine-free throughout the day!’
Off the bat, the packaging of it doesn’t really float my boat. It comes in a 25 ml glass jar.
It means you can get every bit of the product out, which is a pro. But, it also means you have to dip your finger into the jar to get the product out. Ideally, you would use a spatula or something, but ain’t all of us got time for that 🙂
The formula is like a thick gel. I’ve read that the formula was developed in Japan and this is the first time it is has been used in the colour cosmetics industry. I thought that was an interesting fact to add it 🙂
It is firm to the touch, but then as you blend it, it does thin down. However, it dries super quickly, so you have to work fast with it. I find using a damp beauty sponge the best way to apply it on me personally.
Here it is in action on my skin:
It gives a light coverage to the skin, you can build it up to light medium coverage though. I usually apply a couple of layers. It contains SPF 15 and it has the strong sweet scent to it that will be familiar to you if use or have used Rimmel foundations.
Here is my makeup for that day completed just to give you an idea:
I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation. For me, as someone with oily skin, using the damp sponge gives it a more satin finish. I like the coverage it gives for lighter makeup days. I find it glides over larger pores that sometimes lighter coverage foundations don’t always do for me.
The staying power on my skin is pretty good. I always use primer and powder regardless of the foundation I am using. This is me after about five hours of wear. I have definite shine, but no makeup breakdown.
Overall, I quite like it. The jar isn’t ideal but the foundation itself I like. I have the colour 100 Ivory, the second lightest shade. It matches my skin really well. It does come in six colour choices though.
You can buy the Rimmel Fresher Skin from Boots in store and online here for €10.49. I did buy it from Meagher’s Pharmacy on special for, I believe €6.95, which is a much better price.