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I've got pretty good skin for my age (42 later this month) and virtually no wrinkles. I attribute this in part to never being the kind of girl to smother her skin in foundation every day, which I think blocks pores and can damage the skin in the long term. My three daughters disagree though and do wear foundation every day. So, last year, when I decided I could do with getting some foundation on my 41st birthday, I asked my eldest daughter to find a good one for me. She ended up buying me Rimmel Recover foundation as one of my birthday presents.
This was almost a year ago. So how have I been getting on using foundation for the first time?
Well, I have noticed my skin colouring changing over the past few years. My cheeks get a bit red and blotchy at times and I get darker areas under my eyes, all of which I feel more confident if I cover them up. I usually use the Rimmel Recover as a concealer and extend it over my cheeks to make the colour more even. I do sometimes use it as foundation and put it all over my face though. I find it is good at making my skin tone appear more even and I don't tend to need blusher or anything on top of my cheeks.
Rimmel Recover foundation comes in a 30ml bottle, which is small enough to fit into my make up bag. The packaging itself is a bit plain and uninspiring being beige with a pink screw-top lid. Despite it being a small bottle, it does last well and there still seems to be quite a lot left in my bottle after having it for a year, though it is hard to tell as you can't see (or hear) the product to check when it is running out.
I often find if I squeeze the foundation out of the top, the liquid can come out as too much, so I ensure l just take a tiny bit of the product at a time and use it sparingly. It comes out quite creamy and is easy to smooth, though I sometimes find it can look a bit powdery, especially if my skin is very dry. Often I will put Nivea Soft Intensive Moisturising Crème on my cheeks afterwards, so it mixes in well and doesn't end up streaky or too powdery, almost like a DIY tinted moisturiser! I think it could be rather drying though, if I used it without any face cream.
The bottle says it should do several beneficial things. It contains Vitamins C and E and is an "illuminating anti-fatigue foundation." It claims the product "replumps skin and replenishes complexion. Brightening formula for a radiant and smooth finish. All day coverage." Personally, I wouldn't say it quite achieves all of those things, but I am happy with the effects it has on my skin overall. I think it covers blemishes well and makes me much more confident when I am going out. If I look tired, putting some of this under my eyes brightens up my face and makes me look more awake and fresh. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin either. It lasts pretty well and rarely needs reapplying, though I find if I blow my nose, I get bits of foundation on the tissue for a while afterwards.
I am quite pale skinned and the shade I use is 100 Ivory, which is just the right colour for blending in to give a natural look. There are seven shades available with Ivory being the lightest, then Porcelain, Soft Beige, Classic Beige, True Nude, Amber and the darkest shade is Bronze.
The RRP of Rimmel Recover Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Foundation is £6.49 for the 30ml bottle, but you can buy it for much cheaper. As I received this for a birthday present, I don't know how much my daughter paid for it, but you can currently buy it for £3.50 from the Fragrance Direct website, which seems to be the cheapest I can find it.
While it isn't the perfect product, it comes pretty close and for that kind of price, it is well worth a try. My 30ml bottle is still being used regularly, so has last me almost a year and the confidence it gives me is well worth the money. If I wake up with a red mark or a spot on my cheeks, at least I know I can rely on this foundation to cover the imperfection and not have to go out looking silly! For us women in our early forties, this kind of confidence boosting is priceless!
Foundation is the one make-up item that I'm willing to spend £10-£20 on, so I tend to stay away from Rimmel foundation as it's a cheaper brand. However when I saw this come onto the market a few years ago I was seduced by the advert.
This contains what Rimmel call 'EnergyBoost complex', which promises replumped skin and a replenished complexion.
The packaging is fairly plain yet girly, and comes in a curved triangular shaped cream bottle with pink writing and a pink lid. It is small and sturdy looking, the ideal size for your make-up bag.
The foundation itself is rich and creamy, and goes onto your skin smoothly. It doesn't look orange or cakey, and I could see how it made my skin look almost shimmery. The overall effect makes your skin look dewier and glowing. It feels light against your skin and you won't feel as if you are wearing much make-up.
I don't think the staying power was as good as I hoped; it does tend to wear off throughout the day, however for the price I think this is reasonable. I once wore this to an all-day gig in the rain, and there was still make-up on my face at the end of the night!
Unfortunately in the past couple of years I have started to suffer from rosacea and so my skin is drier and redder than it used to be. I can't wear this foundation any more as it doesn't provide the type of coverage that you need for problem skin.
However, this is a very, very good product for the price, and if you have good skin that doesn't require coverage for redness or blemishes, then I would absolutely recommend it. It looks lovely on clear skin, making it seem smooth and healthy. I only wish my skin was clear enough because this would be my foundation of choice!
This costs around £7.19 for 30g.
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My usual foundation was either esther lauder 16 hour or Yves Saint Laurent Radiant touch. As this are pretty expensive nearing the £30 mark I need a daily reliable foundation. As a general fan of Rimmel I was attracted to this foundation, especially as it is fortified with Vitamin C and E which is fantastic for your skin, and is anti fatigue.
From reading the other reviews, I really think that, like any foundation, this all depends on your skin and what you are looking for. My skin is usually blemish free and smooth, it can look uneven in tone and dull. I look for a foundation which brightens my skin, making it look young and fresh and glowing. This foundation certainly does that, everytime I use this I get lots of compliments about how fresh my skin looks and how bright and healthy my face looks. I wear higlither and bronzer but am happy to go out with just this on my fase as it is really illuminating.
Other long lasting foundations tend to dry my skin, exasperating the appearance of dullness, however with this foundation my skin feels fresh all day long and I would deinfately say that it gives lasting coverage all day. In hot conditions though, it can get a shiney appearance which can be corrected by adding a transparent clear powder to your make up regime.
This foundation is perfect if you dont want thickcoverage, it is easy to blend and you are looking for a healthy, youthful glow. It is a perfect base to create 'dewey' make up, adding a pinky/peach blusher and a slick of eye liner creates a really pretty look.
Would recommend to normal/dry skin., with minimal blemishes.
For those of you that have read my 'Loreal True Match Foundation' reveiw, you will know that i absolutley swear by it and wouldn't leave the house without wearing it. However, at best part of a tenner for a bottle it is a bit pricey so when i was purchasing some rimmel products on Superdrugs 3 for 2 offer and i saw this foundation i thought i would live a little and be brave by trying a new foundation!! I really shouldnt have bothered :(
Stockists - Superdrug, Boots etc
Price - £6.99 (I got it for free on the 3 for 2 offer in superdrug)
Size - 30g
Colours - Classic Beige, True Nude, Porcelain, Soft Beige, Ivory.
The packaging has got to be the best thing about this foundation it is in a small plastic bottle with a pink lid, making it really noticeable especially to girly girls. The fact that the bottle is plastic not glass is also a bonus for me as i have smashed a nearly full bottle of foundation before which believe me i was not impressed about!!
The foundation did not live up to my expectations at all, the consistency is more creamy than liquid, it doesnt go on very well or blend easy and for some reason my face looked reeeally sparkly as if there was glitter or something in it, which trust me is not a good look!!
The bottle claims that the foundation provides all day coverage and revitalises your skin and fights fatigue. In reality this foundation made my face look really orange and shiny (despite me testing the colour and it looking ok when i first applied it, it appeared to change colour throughout the day). After a couple of hours the foundation had come off quite alot and had it not looked so hideous and glittery i would have had to re-apply!!
I would NOT reccomend this foundation to anyone!! It awfull!!
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Yes its another Rimmel review I told you there would be a theme developing today with this range. My foundation while it is brilliant I feel my skin needs something much heavier when I look tired or hungover and liquid foundation tends to be a lot thicker than normal mousse foundation + this one is designed for tired skin so I thought Id give it a try. That and the fact that I got this for £1 LOL. Im not a fan of liquid foundations normally because I just think they make me look messy but after a night out I cant get much messier so Ill give anything a go.
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug ETC
Shades: Bronze, Amber, True Nude, Classic Beige, Ivory, Porcelain & Soft Beige.
They do have a really good range of shades here as they cater for most skin colours especially plae skin - my mom is pale skinned and she finds it hard to find a foundation so I know how good that is. If your dark skinned though you wont find a foundation from this range. My shade was True Nude and it matches my skin perfectly so shade wise Im happy.
I normally find with liquid foundations that they are one of two things: either very runny or very thick but I think this particular one has just the right consistency. The little tube at the top makes it perfect for sqeezing out just the right amount meaning you arent wasting any of the liquid or creating to much mess when your applying it either. I dont need a lot of this to cover my whole face and to create a really smooth finish without looking like Im caked in make-up so a little goes a really long way with this foundation. So overall one bottle even though it is quite small will last you absolutely ages especially if you only wear it when you need a little bit of extra coverage.
This rubs into your skin so easily and while it is a little harder to blend than mousse foundations Ive never had any trouble with orange lines or tide marks when Ive used this and for me that is a big advantage as I always get them when I use liquid foundations. When this is on your face it gives a really matte finish - not shiny in the slightest and it does give great coverage. I dont need to apply any concealer underneath my eyes when Ive used this although I do apply powder over the top just to make it last extra long.
Ive found this lasts around 8 hours whenever Ive used it and I think thats great. It does promiise to last at least 12 hours but I dont think it does 8 hours is plenty long enough for me though. And even though this is a bit thicker and offers more coverage than most foundations it is still light enough for everyday wear without looking like your really caked in foundation. Im really impressed with this foundation overall and I recommend it to everyone for everyday wear or just for those days when you need a thicker foundation.
Looking hungover? Then wear this and I guarantee no-one will be able to tell.
Highly recommended from me.
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I've tried a few foundations in the past, and have always looked like I've caked myself in make-up so me and foundation have never really had a great relationship. With Rimmel Recover Foundation, it was totally different - as soon as I put it on it felt comfortable and I had loads of comments about looking healthier and more natural than I ever had before.
I like the smell of it - others can sometimes be a bit funny smelling, and I know that perfume smelling products can often be frowned upon - and it has the sparkly bits in which can illuminate your skin (a godsend after a night on the pop!!). Some find the 'glittery' effect a bit too much, but somehow it seems to suit my skin
I found that it covered my blemishes well, especially when you combine it with the concealer without feeling too heavy (especially in the summer months) - you can get away with using less, but still getting the same results.
I've used this for nearly a year now, and I will continue to do so - at last I've found a foundation that helps my pale, freckly skin look healthy and fresh!
I have medium, olive skin and in the past I have only used a tinted moisturiser, but I've found recently that my skin needs a bit more coverage. I didn't want to spend fortunes on a foundation, but I knew I wanted something light and preferably in liquid form, rather than a powder or cream. One of the concerns I always have with foundation is that it will look cakey on my skin which does have a slight tendency towards dryness.
After spending quite a while trying out different products, I finally settled on Rimmel's Recover Foundation, as I really liked the smooth consistency and the colour seemed right for my skin.
The bottle is quite dinky - not too big or chunky - and is easy to dispense a small amount, which is all I found I needed. The product has a slight glittery sheen to it which is nice on the skin, but may be a bit much for anyone who would prefer a more matt appearance. I tend to dab a few spots of the liquid on my face and gently rub it in - and I ensure I don't use too much! I should mention that I also put on a small amount of light moisturiser before application,so this may help as a base for the foundation, and to ensure a smoother, more even application.
I find that the overall appearance is very natural with a light glow, and one application in the morning is enough for me. I think this is a good little product at a very reasonable price, and I'm definitely pleased that I purchased this product - and I'll do so again!
My skin can be quite sensitive at times and I have always struggled to find a foundation that suits my skin and that I feel comfortable wearing well that was until I found Recover by Rimmel.
I was recommended by some of my friends to try this foundation as they couldn't find a bad thing to say about it and said that it was the best foundation they had ever tried.
Reluctantly I headed off to Superdrug to scan the Rimmel make up section to see if I could find this foundation. When I arrived I wasn't surprised to find it in the special offers section in the middle of the shelf and was on offer for buy one get one free. The 30g bottle is a pearly beige colour with pink writing on the front and a twistable pink lid, it also states on the front on a little round sticker what colour the foundation is. To be honest if I hadn't been recommended this foundation I probably would have bought it when I saw it in the shop as it is quite an eye catching bottle and I love anything that is pink :) The only thing that I wasn't too sure about was the size it did look very small compared to my usual foundation so I wasn't sure if it would last as long.
What Rimmel Say
Illuminating anti-fatigue foundation. Energy boost complex energises tired skin. Brightening formula helps skin glow. Light to medium coverage. Get up and glow
Where to Buy
You can buy the Rimmel range of make up from most major pharmacies in the UK.
Superdrug, Boots, Tesco all sell this foundation but Tesco only sell a few different colours they don't stock the full range.
You can also get them new and sealed off Ebay for about £2.00 cheaper per bottle so if you aren't in a rush it makes sense to order a few bottles off there before your last one runs out. I would only buy them from the proper pharmacy shops on Ebay though and not the general sellers as you aren't always sure if they have been used and if they have how long they have been open for.
Also if you have an "Original Factory Shop" near where you live they get Rimmel foundation in quite a lot and when they have this foundation they sell it for £2.99 a bottle which is a bargain and they get nearly all the colours. I always make sure I stock up on it if I find my colour!
The recommended retail price is £6.49 for a 30g bottle and this is what most high street shops sell it for. I don't think this is a bad price at all for a foundation, to be honest I think they could get away with charging more but we won't be telling Rimmel that :)
The foundation is available in 7 shades Bronze (402), Amber (401), True Nude (303), Classic Beige (201), Ivory (100), Porcelain (101) and Soft Beige (200).
Those with very pale or darker skin might be disappointed by the shades available as there isn't really any choice available for these skin types.
I always try to stick to the more natural shades like True Nude and Classic Beige. I find that Classic Beige suits my skin better in the summer as my face has more of a natural colour but in the winter months my skin better suits True Nude as my skin is more pale and this just provides a nice natural finish.
If you are sensitive to fragranced products then this foundation isn't probably for you as it does have quite a strong fragrance. I think it is a lovely feminine smell and smells lovely when you are rubbing it in to your face.
Everyone has their own way of applying their foundation either by using their hands or a brush and my preference changes with what foundation I am using. If I am using a more fluid liquidy foundation I use my fingers but if the foundation is of more of a thick consistency I use a brush as I feel this helps blend it in better.
This foundation comes out more as a fluid so I tend to use my fingers, I squeeze a finger nail size amount on to my fingers and dot the foundation around my face evenly. A small amount goes a long way and covers nicely so you don't need a lot! It isn't a quick drying foundation like some so you have a long time to be able to blend it in and make sure that every crevice is covered and that one application is all you need you don't need to use any more foundation. Using the small amount gives you just a nice natural cover without looking too caked! You can also buy a Rimmel Recover Concealer, if you are using this foundation I would suggest buying one of these as you can buy them in the same colour as the foundation so it blends lovely and hides imperfections perfectly.
Rimmel state that this foundation will bring a new lease of life to your skin and say that it will look a lot brighter and radiant. They also state it will last all day which I am never convinced about but this foundation has exceeded all my expectations.
I always try to look after my skin and always take my make up off at night but sometimes it can still look dull and de-hydrated in the morning. However this foundation always brings life in to my skin and makes it look more radiant and it is always so smooth to touch all day.
The foundation has a slight shimmer which leaves the skin glowing and everyone I see always comments on this I think it is a nice touch. It isn't too much though just a very light shimmer which is more radiant when the sun catches it, you wouldn't want too much shimmer for a foundation you were during the day.
The most important thing for me is the cover and if it does actually last all day and this foundation does, I never have to re-apply it or feel that it is starting to rub off. I wear it alone most days and it still last nearly all the day, it does last longer though if you seal it with powder but during the day I just like to wear simple make up so only really wear foundation, eye liner and mascara.
As I said at the beginning my skin can be sensitive at times and I find this foundation very gentle on my skin and it doesn't seem to clog it up so I am very happy with it. I think I have only ever found two foundations that I am really pleased with and they are Rimmel Recover and Revlon Colorstay these are both great foundations for what they cost.
I love this foundation and it offers is a perfect flawless light cover that doesn't weigh your skin down. I would definitely recommend trying it as it really don't think you will be disappointed!
It is a great price and even though it is a small bottle it lasts ages as you only need to apply a small amount each time so it really is a bargain!
I wouldn't say that Rimmel's 'Recover Foundation' leaves my skin any more radiant and replenished than other foundations I have tried but the shade I use 'True Nude' blends really well with my skin tone so looks almost invisible (in a good way!). It's really easy to apply and blend and it lasts throughout the working day. I've never needed to re-apply it as I have with some others. It gives light to medium coverage which is perfect for me, I don't like heavy foundation. I always expect miracles from foundations that promise to 'illuminate' my skin but I've yet to find one that makes a dramatic difference and this one doesn't work miracles either. However, it does provide most of what I look for in a foundation; good coverage, smooth texture which is easy to blend, smells pleasant enough and the bottle seems to last forever! If you're the sort of person who likes to experiment with new foundations rather than sticking to a usual product, then this is worth a go. It's cheap enough and more than good enough for your day-time make-up look, but possibly not thick enough for a more dramatic evening look.
it is a really good recover foundation, but a foundation to last through day.. not so much good!
if your out for the night and want to re touch up its perfect for it, but a daily one not so much
i found on my skin i had to re touch up 3 times with in the day,
as my skin has its bad days and good, its the worst for the bad skin days as it looked bad around my nose area and cheeks showed the bad and had to apply more on them parts then anything else!
if you have good skin and our spot free, flaky skin free and have no redness on you skin especialy cheeks then this is the foundatuon for you. but if you have the 3 problem area's i just said then i would stay clear from this foundation, because you will find yourself caking it on really badly like i have done in the past when using it!
I am very fussy about my foundation because i tend to go off them after a few months but for the moment i quite like this one. I purchased the soft beige shade from Tesco for £6.99 although it is available in a variety of shades for different skin types.
I find that it matches my skin tone and blends well, eliminating foundation lines or blotches. Many people have also commented on how my skin sparkles in the light, and this is because it has a hint of glitter in the foundation which makes it appear radiant. The special recover formula helps to boost skin and allows a glowing complexion on even the worst days. I also apply a fair amount of foundation daily and i only have to purchase a new one every month and a half, so i would consider the product to be quite long lasting.
However, i am very particular about my appearance and have found that i need to reapply it at least twice during the day, but after doing so i am left with near flawless coverage.
The packaging is very attractive and girly as it has a bright pink lid and writing, this is one of the reasons i purchased the product in the first place. The bottle is also a useful shape, allowing the foundation to easily come out and the lid is tight stopping leakages and wastage!
Rimmel is such a well established brand but I had never used their foundations until I saw an advert for this one. I have quite rosy cheeks and terrible dark circles under my eyes and most foundations don't give me the coverage I need. However solid foundation leave my skin looking flaky and dry.
What attracted me to this product is that it is designed for days when your skin needs a bit of extra help: it has light reflecting particles which are supposed to make the skin look brighter. Since I always need a bit of extra help I thought I'd try it.
This foundation goes on quite smoothly although there is a slightly gritty feel sometimes due to the fine glittery particles, it's not uncomfortable though. A little goes a long way and a bottle of this stuff lasts me ages. The coverage I get is great, no other foundation comes close to covering my rosy cheeks without looking like I've used sandpaper beforehand!! The finish is not overtly glittery but there is a lovely sheen to your skin rather than a flat base look. I use this in the daytime with loose powder and don't look as if I'm off into town! The light reflecting particles really help make you look more awake and work wonders on my dark circles (I put this under my eyes before my concealer and it makes all the difference)
Make sure you try all the testers in the shop before you buy this foundation as the colours are darker than you'd expect given the shade names-I am currently using Porcelain which in most cosmetic ranges would be a very pale shade but is actually a light beige. I use shade 201 when I've got a bit of a tan. I find I get the best results when I use a makeup primer between my moisturiser and this product-Ruby and Millie's goes well.
This is very neat packaging and the bottle is easy to grip. it's very easy to get the foundation out and the lid is very secure. Unlike the rest of Rimmel's base products, the packaging for the Recover range really stands out on their shelves due to the bright pink lids. There is a matching concealer which I must try and there's also a pre-base.
Currently priced at around £6 I think this is very reasonable due to the product being unique and very good quality.
I have recently started using this foundation and have found it to be a very good product that as a result, I have stated using as my regular foundation. One of the things I really like about the make-up is the fact that it has a really nice shine to it and has a pearly almost glittery finish on the skin. Despite this being something I love about the product I think this makes it less accessible to older women and this was backed up when I asked my mum what she thought of it. She said that it looked lovely on my skin but didn't think that the finish was something a woman of her age would appreciate. The only problem with this product that I have found is that when I decided to step up from Ivory to Beige I found a drastic color margin and the beige was far too dark for my skin and darker than most other beige foundations in comparison. I now mix it with moisturizer to get the right shade but I think that any good foundation should accommodate as many skin tones as is possible. Despite this it is a good foundation and I find that it really lasts on your skin throughout the day.
i have been using Rimmel Recover Foundation in ivory for about a year now as i suffer with really dark circles around my eyes,caused by depression and also late nights and getting up early with the children.
Rimmel Recover Foundation comes in a beige triangle tube with a peach colour lid,it states on the front what shade it is.
Rimmel Recover Foundation contains vitamins c and e,it states on the tube that it replenishes and replumps your complexion,and gives a brighter,smooth finish.
I purchased my Rimmel Recover Foundation from superdrug for £6.84 for a 30ml bottle.
I find this foundation really easy to use and i tend to put it on under my eyes first whilst getting ready then use a little to cover the rest of my face,this foundation has a nice refreshing fragrance to it,and goes on to the skin really easily and covers well,it is well worth the price and i would recommened this foundation,only trouble is,is that its that good i have to keep battleing my 13 year old daughter for it,who has decided to start using this as well.
Rimmel is a well-established, respected brand, especially within the UK. It's fairly expensive, but with products like makeup, most girls (maybe some men too!) find that the more you spend, the more beautiful you look.
This foundation is part of Rimmel's cosmetics, and found easily within supermarkets, drug stores, and beauty stores in the makeup sections. It's on sale for around £5.60-£5.80, fairly expensive for not a particularly big bottle, but when you take a look at Maybelline and Bourjois foundations, this is generally cheaper.
I use this foundation daily. I have very light skin, and have always had a bit of trouble finding a light enough foundation to match. There have been a few foundation incidents where I have looked a bit orangey! I tried and tested many different foundatons on my vanity-driven quest to find the perfect colour, and came across Rimmel Recover. I've been using it for the past year and am very happy with it.
I find it is light enough to use for most of the day - which is perfect as I'm at work all day, busy at weekends seeing family and friends, etc, and have little time to be constantly re-applying make up. I can use this make up both for work and going out drinking in the evenings, as I'm comfortable with how natural the colour looks on my skin.
The foundation doesn't last all day, I tend to find. If I'm coming home from work and needing to head straight out again, I'll definitely need to re-apply as after a whole working day (about 8/9hours) the make up starts sliding off and its as if I'm not wearing any! But I don't mind having to re-apply before heading out somewhere else again, as it's always nice taking off old make up to refreshen up and putting a new lot on again.
The foundation is in the middle of being watery and thick - a perfect consistency I think, having tried both extremes, where thick foundations tend to cake on and look uneven, and watery foundations don't add any coverage so can be a complete waste of money. This is a nice balance, and can be worn alone (although I find it can be a little sticky) but I think works best with a minimalistic powder over the top.
The foundation comes in a fairly small squeezy bottle, allowing you to use as much or as little as you like. If you're a big heavy handed sometimes you can squeeze out too much and then it goes to waste.
I think the packaging is quite pretty. It isn't fancy, quite minimalistic, but not ugly. It's a beige/foundation-coloured bottle (helping you realise what it is!) with a pretty pink lid. The font on the front is pink too. Across the middle in the front it has what shade the foundation is, so hopefully you won't accidentally pick up the wrong one. I use the lightest shade, Ivory, as my skin is very light, as I mentioned before.
All in all, a nicely packaged (easily fitting in a makeup purse or small bag), lightly textured and subtle foundation that will go with a day in the office or a night out clubbing.