Monday, 26 October 2009

Rimmel Renew and Lift Foundation

RRP: £7.82
# of shades available: 7

--What does the promo say?--
"Powerful Time Reverse Complex with peptides and ceramides helps lift and regenerate skin. SPF15 and natural minerals protect the skin. Even, flawless coverage. Look up to 8 years younger in just 12 days."

I only trialled this on a sample basis, so can't comment on how the packaging is to use or travel with, but it looks nice: it's a good departure from the squarer, more plasticky bottles that we're used to seeing, instead materialising in a cylindrical glass container, with a deep, sophisticated dark lid. I like the circular logo, too. Nice.

Fifteen minutes after moisturising, apply onto face before adding concealer and finishing powder of your choice. Blend into skin using a brush or clean fingers.

Initially worrying: the shade that I had in my sample (soft beige) seemed like it would be far too dark for my skin tone. However, things went far better than expected, resulting in a sheer finish that did match my skin tone after all. This hopefully means that pale-skinned people should have a wide range of choices when it comes to choosing shades (below soft beige, you have true ivory, ivory, and porcelain). However, the flip side of this is that people with more olive or dark skin tones may find the choice of shades available to be limiting.

--Texture and consistency--
Not as creamy as, say, No7's Essential Mmoisture, but definitely not as runny as some foundations I've tried. Of a generally consistent and reliable quality; blends easily.

Generally good; I did have to retouch one particularly bad spot a few times, though.

--Effects on skin--
Very moisturising, so I could believe that you would see positive effects on skin over time in terms of rehydrating the skin and making it appear rejuvenated. However, this sadly can't be achieved in 2-3 days' worth of sample.

--Value for money--
This is a high quality foundation, providing great coverage within a reasonable price bracket, and the inclusion of an SPF (and possibly other anti-ageing qualities) is always a bonus. I would definitely buy this, particularly later into my twenties and in my early thirties when even more concerned about wrinkles.

perfect partners
Renew and Lift Concealer, £4.99
Renew and Lift Pressed Powder, £5.87


Shannon said...

Thank you for this.
I have been thinking about getting this foundation, but I always have trouble finding a right match as I'm so pale. I definately will look into this one. :)

Faye said...

I am only 22 but already worrying about the signs of ageing, so I think this is a brill idea (although If it does take 8 yrs off me I will look like a 13 yr old!) My skin is quite sensitive though, did this sting at all?

BiancaP said...

Didn't sting at all, so no worries there :)