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Going Fresh Faced – Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Going Fresh Faced – Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Going Fresh Faced – Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation


The latest trend sweeping through NYFW is the natural ‘fresh faced’ look. By a stroke of luck, Rimmel just released their new Fresher Skin foundation.

I picked up the foundation in the shade 200 Soft Beige at my fave, Superdrug, where it was priced £7.50. However, there was a 2 for £10 on Rimmel products so I picked up the Royal Blush in #003 Coral Queen as well.

I used the foundation a couple of times, and I have to say even though I know it’s a ‘natural’ foundation, I’m still not super happy with the coverage. (I’m a full coverage fan so I know I’m biased…) I felt that because coverage was quite sheer, it came out more blotchy and moved around more on my skin rather than seeping in. I used a normal primer and my trusty Real Techniques sponge, but I still found myself reaching for my L’Oreal True Match to add another layer.

I did just take a picture of it on it’s own to give you an idea of the coverage. (Excuse what I’m wearing.)


It does make my skin look fresher which I really like. Then I look at the pot it comes in, and I just think maybe dipping my sponge in there every time I use it has to make it a breeding ground for breakouts (which no one likes), so I do prefer a pump.

It smells a lot like the Wake Me Up foundation. I don’t mind the scent, it’s very floral but if you don’t like strong smelling products, this might not be for you. This foundation has SPF of 15. I don’t find that particularly helpful when they recommend SPF 50 for your face, but I guess something is better than nothing. (Cold)

I think this foundation would be great for days where you’re feeling laid back and don’t want to do too much with your makeup, or you’re in a hurry and you want a bit more radiance. This is more of a BB Cream style formula to me, so I’d use it as that.

The Royal Blush is really nice. It’s a lovely coral pink colour which I love:


It goes on top of the foundation very nicely, and although it’s a cream product it’s doesn’t feel sticky or greasy. It’s more of a cream to powder formula which is great for someone with combination skin like me. It retails for £5.49 but is on offer right now on Superdrug for £4.49 (11/09/16). It’s very pretty and colour builds nicely to give a hint of colour.


Here is the blush with the foundation. (Sorry for the pictures this week omg.)

Overall, the foundation isn’t horrible, and isn’t badly priced at £7.50. If you really like the dewy skin, sheer coverage ‘no makeup makeup’ look it’s definitely a great one to buy. I’m still a full coverage girl and I’m not sure if I’d use this as much as I had intentions to when I bought it. I like the Royal Blush though, I’m sure I’ll use it a lot more.

I hope you liked this post and it informed you of the pros and cons of these products! If you liked this post please leave a like and comment down below what your favourite drugstore foundation is! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to give this blog a follow if you’d like to see me on your WordPress Reader. You can also Like my page on Facebook  and Follow me on Instagram! I just hit 2.5k on Instagram, so I’ll be holding a giveaway very soon! Thanks for your support and I’ll be back for another post next Sunday! <3



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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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