6 January 2017

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Hi everyone! It actually has been so long since I did a foundation review, I feel like I've just been returning to old favourites quite a lot rather than trying new products. However Rimmel recently released a new foundation which I thought looked so interesting so I decided to give it a try. I've never actually tried a Rimmel foundation before and I have very little experience with their products so I bought their Fresher Skin foundation with no idea what to expect, other than reading a few reviews online which were all pretty positive. 


This products claims to be a 'revolution in light weight foundation' that offers 'light, breathable coverage for an even, natural looking finish that stays shine free all day'. I'm so much more into lightweight foundations with a natural finish rather than full coverage, so this sounded perfect for me. I also choose a dewy finish over matte any day plus I love the idea of having fresher looking skin. One downside right off the bat though which I know will annoy quite a few people is that there is only 6 shades, with the darkest shade being natural beige so this will not cater to all skin tones. I wear the second lightest shade which is 100 Ivory, I'd read that this can oxidize so I got a shade on the lighter side but it turned out to be a really good match for me anyway.


One of the most interesting things about this product is definitely the packaging, as it comes in a small jar almost similar to how the Dream Matte Mousse product comes however this is not a mousse product, I would say it's similar to a gel when you first apply it and then it blends out similarly to a liquid foundation. I feel like a lot of people won't like this packaging because they hate having to dab their fingers in and apply the product straight to their face, I personally don't mind this and one bonus of having packaging like this is that you will be able to use every single drop of product, not like foundation in a bottle when you can't get the last few drops out. Plus you can see exactly how much product is left which you can't really do with a bottle foundation. 


You can see from the swatch that it's actually got a very runny formula, and doesn't have the most coverage. I would say it's light to medium if you build it up. I actually love the texture though, it is similar to a gel when you first apply it and it feels really cooling on the skin. It also has a very fresh scent which I personally really like. I've been apply this with a buffing brush as I feel like a sponge would absorb too much product with this formula, the only downside is that it takes a bit of work to apply as it can be fairly streaky at first but I love the finish of it once blended out! I feel like it is really dewy and definitely fresh looking, obviously it doesn't cover all blemishes as it is a natural finish but for a lightweight foundation this is one of my new favourites. 

At this time of year when I don't want to be a dewy as in the summer, I do apply powder with this, however I can't wait to take this on holiday for a really dewy healthy finish especially with a tan! I bought this from Boots for £7.49 which is really affordable, it does have slightly less product than the standard 30ml foundations with 25ml instead but for the price it's still really good value plus I love the finish of it. I've been using this a lot since I bought it especially when my skin is looking really dull, I think I'll get a lot of use out of this. Let me know in the comments if you've tried this product and what you think!
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  1. I've never seen this foundation before! Probably wouldn't be enough coverage for me but sounds really lovely for those who just want a light base. x

    Kate Louise Blogs / Wonderbra Giveaway

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    1. It's such a good light coverage foundation!x

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  2. The pot definitely has pros & cons - like you say, you can use every drop of it but the hygiene aspect would both me! It sounds nice but I think I'd need a little more coverage! xx

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  3. I haven't tried any drugstores in a long time and this sounds great if you're looking for a light weight coverage, though as you mentioned the pot ca The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe n be quite unhygienic and messy so it would probably put me off!

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  4. As soon as you said about lightweight coverage I was like oh no haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  5. I've never heard of this foundation. Thanks for sharing!
    -Maria
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  6. I have never seen or heard of this foundation before. Is it new? I'm not really a fan of foundations in pots anyway. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Yeah it's fairly new, I like the pot!x

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  7. I've been seeing this foundation everywhere and it's making me curious to try it. x

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  8. This looks amazing! Perfect for the summer, I will have to give it a try out!
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    1. I can't wait to wear it more in summer!x

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  9. So pleased to hear this foundation works well for your skin and that you picked the right shade - that can be half of the battle! Also, I don't think I've ever seen a gel/liquid foundation presented in a jar rather than a pump/bottle - how interesting! :)

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    1. I know yeah finding a shade can be an absolute nightmare!x

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  10. I think I'll have to give this a try - it sounds right up my street!! Just found your blog and given you a follow. xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  11. This looks really interesting I haven't tried any of their products in a while!

    Lauren x
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    1. I've never really tried Rimmel products before!x

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  12. I've never tried this foundation but it sounds really nice :)

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  13. That is a really good price for it! I need to try a base from Rimmel, haven't tried one since my teens!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. It's so cheap, won't mind repurchasing this at all!x

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  14. I definitely expected this to be a mousse formula and I'm not sure how much I'd love it with the amount of work you'd have to do since it's quite runny! That said, the packaging is definitely a bonus in getting all of the product!

    Musings & More

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    1. It's a really good formula actually, takes a bit more work but looks nice!x

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  15. this sounds really cool, bit weird that its in a jar though!

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  16. Looks like it matched you well!

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  17. Sounds like a really good product. I don't have much experience with foundations as I love my BB creams so much but this one I might try. I also heard a lot of good reviews about the brand so why not. Thanks for the comprehensive review! :)

    Jenn
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    1. This is really good if you prefer lighter coverage!x

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  18. I really want to try it now.
    Great review!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  19. I know a lot of people don't like packaging like this but I don't mind it either. I don't find it that hard to wash my hands and then apply foundation. I actually keep hand sanitizer with all of my makeup so I remember to use it.

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    1. Yeah I feel the same, I like the packaging!x

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  20. Ooo I've never seen this. I love Rimmel foundations so I might have to give it a try, perfect for spring/summer :)

    Katie | https://katieameliaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't wait to wear it more in summer!x

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  21. I've tried this foundation before, and I loved the sheer/light coverage, and that it was so easy to build up to higher coverage. I didn't like the jar packaging though

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  22. I don't think I've seen this here in Canada yet but I wasn't looking out for it either so maybe I miss it. I do love light coverage so this might suits my skin however I'm not a fan of the packaging.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It's really good if you like light coverage!x

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  23. Such a great review! I don't think I would like this foundation but I did used to like Rimmels Lasting Finish foundation a few years ago!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  24. Great review! Sounds like it would be great for summer, I'm not keen on the packaging though! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm going to wear it lots in summer!x

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  25. I haven't heard of this foundation before! Great review, to be honest I haven't had much luck with Rimmel foundations myself. My skin is super oily and I need heavy coverage, so perhaps this wouldn't be the best one for me. Thanks for sharing! <3 xoxo

    Kay
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  26. I've never heard of this foundation before but I really like the look of this!

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