“ Brand: Rimmel / Type: Foundation / What it does: Hydrates, „
Just lately I have had a horrible outbreak of spots, as I am sure a lot of you already know. It isn't that bad but makes me very self-conscious. I don't know why I act surprised because every winter I get bad skin so it was just the inevitable really.
I have been using the excellent Clinique soft finish foundation, which has been working wonders so I was very disappointed when I finished the last drop about a month ago. I made a promise to myself not to buy anymore make up till I went on my holiday and then just get it all then but as I am very self conscious girl I buckled under the pressure, but I must say I didn't buck too bad and purchase another £15 foundation I broke down in my local Tesco supermarket and invested the huge sum of £4.49 on Rimmel Hydrasense.
Rimmel comes in a beige coloured bottle with a brown lid. On the front it has the Rimmel London logo on with slogan "flawless hydrating make-up" You then have the colour and what sort of skin type it works well with. On the back you have a very long list of all the ingredients, the contact details and then some details about the foundation being smooth, flawless, natural looking and dermatological tested.
I must say the foundation bottle doesn't look too exciting very average and didn't really stand out from the rest. I think I only brought the foundation because of the name (Tesco doesn't stock many good brands) If I was in somewhere like Boots or Superdrug I don't think I would have chosen this foundation because it doesn't look outstanding and it blends in with all the other makes.
The foundation inside is very creamy and doesn't feel to thick and clammy like some foundations. I apply foundation by hand my sister who is a beautician uses sponges but I don't have time for that and it rubs on just fine. When the foundation is on it doesn't feel to thick because I like to layer it on just so it all looks even but it didn't clot or anything. I choose the number 001 Ivory as I have quite fair skin and dark hair so I don't tend to go for the darker shades as they look too orange and the lighter shades end up making me look like a ghost. I think the majority of people with pale skin usually go for an ivory colour depending on the foundation make but I would say ivory blended just perfect with my skin which is quite unusual because I always find the cheaper the make the less like your skin colour they are. The other colours you can get are Pale biscuit and Natural beige. Which I would probably have to get in the summer as the natural beige is quite a sun kissed look.
Once the foundation is smoothed all over it looks very natural and your complexion looks very smooth because the foundation works as an excellent concealant and it hides bad spots quite well and makes small spots or little blemishes disappear.
I like this foundation especially no matter how much your layer it you still don't look like your wearing too much make up, and the colour doesn't get oranger every time you re apply.
There where three types of foundation to choose from Normal skin normal to dry and normal to oily. I ended up choosing the normal to dry because in the winter my skin tends to dry out. After the first application I was a bit disappointed as it was probably no different to the normal or the oily because it still make my skin flake. I know some people are thinking god what does this girl want but my Clinique always hid the dry skin and never showed flakiness no matter how much I layered it on.
I would also recommend using a facial powder over the foundation if you have any awkward spots because that makes them vanish altogether.
Usually I wear foundation for work so apply at about 8am and remove at about 10pm which I know isn't good but I am just soooo lazy I would say the foundation keeps you well covered for about 7 hours my overall coverage starts to flag at about 4pm but that isn't a problem there isn't many people that don't look rough after a long day at work.
When I remove the make up I usually use facial wipes because again they are just quick and easy and there always seems to be a lot of foundation on the wipe so it must come out from deep within my pores quite easily and after I rinse my akin shows no traces of make up and face wipes aren't the best at removing make up so the foundation is very good being removed with ease.
I think the foundation is quite good value for money you get a good amount in the bottle and I will expect this bottle to last me about 2 months maybe 3 depending on how many nights out I have.
I probably would get Rimmel Hydra sense again but only if I ran out of my usual stuff and needed some in an emergency. If you have good skin that is fine and I would totally recommend this as it does look very natural especially with some nice blusher and it looks very flawless even if you do have a few blemishes because the foundation covers your face very well.
I must say though this is the sort of foundation you have to use moisturiser underneath so your face doesn't look too dry. I had to stop using any sort of concealer underneath the foundation as to not make the foundation look all lumpy and flaky. I wouldn't suggest using any harsh spot products before either as this makes your skin even drier.
Natural look 8/10
Different skin types 2/10
Value for money 7/10
The tube is 1fl oz 30ml and on average costs around £4.50 and can be purchased in Boots, Superdrug, major chemists and major supermarkets.
Your skin is under assault from the moment you cleanse it in the morning, tone it, pamper it, and pat it dry. It doesn't matter how much care you take with your face your skin will still dry out, flake, and other nasty things! However, you can help to prevent the daily deterioration. Sun, wind, central heating and pollution add to your problems of course but Hydrasense by Rimmel can offer help here. As skin ages it becomes thinner and more likely to get damaged and dehydrated. Moisturising with Hydrasense is a complete solution to this problem and it comes in makeup form. The gel formula gives you lighweight makeup for a fresk look and easy application. It contains 'floral milk' and uses camomile, sunflower and orchid which all help the moisturising, healing and anti-oxidising properties of the product. (Sounds good anyway.) There are three shades available in this makeup. 001 is ivory coloured but I still found it too dark for my skin. (Pale biscuit which is shade number 003 is for darker skins.) This makeup did feel smooth and moist on my face. It was easy to apply evenly and I had no trouble rubbing away those lines that are apt to appear around the jaw line if you aren't careful. I did like the product and it had a pleasant smell but unfortunately it doesn't come in a light enough shade for me.