ok i am totally backtracking. i just deleted a review i wrote for this foundation a couple of months ago and upgrading my rating. i dunno if i was just in a bad mood or something, or i was pissed off that i'd bought the wrong colour, but i recently purchased this in my correct shade (ivory) and it is so beautiful on my skin. there is definitely a bit of glitter in this foundation but i'm learning to accept it, because it's not garish or anything. i mean i'm probably the only one who can see shimmer on my face, because really it doesn't look like POW! GLITTERRR!
i can get a really decent 8-10+ hours wear out of this foundation. it looks lovely all day long on my skin. while i think you do look a bit more fresh and radiant after application, it's certainly not dewy, and errs more on the semi-matte/satin finish side (which i much prefer). the colour is a tiny bit too pink for me, but it's workable and doesn't look weird if i take the foundation down my neck a bit. i've also added a couple of drops of a more yellow foundation which corrects the colour just fine. i would say the coverage is a solid medium, which is the perfect amount for me, but could be sheered out a bit. i haven't really tried/wanted to build it up but i haven't experienced any cakiness so i'd say it'd probably be ok to be build up a bit.
bottom line, i think this is a really great offering by rimmel that favourably compares with something like the bourjois healthy mix foundation. the finish is so good and natural and disappears into the skin. plus the packaging is also brilliant (pump!)
ETA: of course, two weeks later, it breaks me out in a bunch of tiny bumps! unfortunately i can't use this anymore, but i'd still check it out to see if it works for your skin.
I, unexpectedly, really really like this foundation, particularly for summer. It's light and doesn't feel heavy on the skin, and hardly oxidises at all. The shade range isn't bad, 103 - True Ivory fits me, pale but outdoorsy, perfectly. The coverage is probably medium light, and isn't what I would call buildable, but has a really lovely, flattering semi-matte satin finish which looks good in all lights. I use this as a base foundation, over areas where there is little discolouration/blemishes, and then Rimmel's 25 Hour Foundation and Collection 2000's Concealer in areas where I have scars/blemishes. It looks incredibly natural, and is easy to blend. This is a perfect foundation for someone with clear/semi-clear skin, or for someone who is just starting out with makeup and wants a natural looking, but certainly enhancing, foundation. It also has SPF 15 in it, which is fantastic, and my only major downsides to this foundation is that it only lasts 5 - 6 hours with powder, and that it's not particularly sweatproof/wearproof. But it's a nice foundation and deserves more of a hype than it has - giving illumination and protection in a natural, light coverage perfect for summer.
DO Love this foundation :)
it makes my skin look glowy and fresh. My only gripe is that it could last longer on. Also not loving the packaging especially the bright orange lid which falls off easily whenever I put it in my make up bag.
Where do I start? I was so excited about getting this foundation. I ended up hating it. First of all, it has a terrible, terrible smell that after a few applications became really sickening. Secondly, it doesn;t last. Thirdly, the colour range is not complete for my likinig. It is hard to find something "in between" rather than deciding on a pale or orange dark tan. The bottle seemed cute at first but looks cheap now that half of the foundation is gone. As you see I had to share this with you - it's the worst foundation I have ever tried. Maybe slightly better than the clumpy essence one I used only once.
This is the best foundation that Rimmel has put out so far.
From a distance the coverage and the overall finish looks great and I was very happy with it as I wanted to find a cheaper foundation. It looks nice in dark lightening but if I walked into a shopping centre with all the bright lights I would feel embarrassed as all my imperfections show up and the coverage is suddenly not so great.
The staying power isn't what I expected either, it lasts about 6 hours and my face turned red and broke out after using it:(
i love this product i saw it on sale and had seen so many reviews on it,i thought i might as well give it a go. It suits my dry skin so well and the best way for me to get that flawless finish with it, is to use a sponge it just leaves such a beautiful look to the skin, a dewy look! i gave it 4 out of 5 for the colour range its terrible! i have very fair Irish skin and the lightest one was too dark for my skin so i can only wear it with a bit of tan... yes im extremely pale but if the range was broader it would definitely be 5 out of 5
I colour matched this in the store on the back of my hands and really liked it so as it was on offer I bought true ivory which was a perfect match to my skin. I then went into another store with down lighters and glanced at my hands and lo and behold as another reviewer has mentioned they had a definite Edward Cullen look to them. Since I had shelled out £6 I gave it a go on my face (on a couple of very overcast days!) I still liked the cover and texture however this only lasts about half the day before needing reapplied. Won't be repurchasing.
This is a lovely foundation BUT it seriously broke me out. I think I'm perhaps allergic to liquid products with talc in them but thats very much a guess. Every foundation I've had that has broken me out has had talc in it in some shape or form. A shame because this is actually a wonderful foundation. Great colour match, beautiful and dewy, natural, practical pump, cheap etc. If only it didnt make me itchy, blotchy and pimply. As I say, I shame because it is a great budget foundation and very natural for everyday use.
After a couple years of using higher end, fuller coverage foundations almost exclusively I picked this up on a whim after hearing people rave on youtube about it. I have had bad experiences with drug store foundations in the past so I was a bit weary but.. I absolutely LOVE this foundation! It is sheerer then I'm used to but I really love the way it makes my skin look, so natural and it feels so light. I also really appreciate the pump since I am used to the annoyingly pumpless Double Wear.
I don't like the glitter and it bothers me particularly in natural lighting. This isn't a long lasting foundation by any means and after around 4 hours I really notice it wearing off.
However, I can absolutely put up with these flaws because I truly love the product, packaging, smell and price.. $15 next to Double Wears $70! Me oh my!
Hmm.. this foundation makes my face look great from a distance although it kind of makes me look slightly red in the face up close.. i know, weird.
The glitter in it is horrible!!! I am fussy about glitter and reading the reviews, i was expecting glitter but people made out it wasnt that bad but WOW i looked like a glitter ball, its horrible! If you dont like glitter DONT GET THIS... its like a shimmer! i didnt really notice the glitter until i went out into the natural light, ouch.. not good.
I got about 4 hours out of this foundation on my face before it started to wear off.. i dont like it and wouldnt reccomend.