New In: Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation ReviewWhen I here the words ‘fresh’ and ‘affordable’ in relation to a foundation, I always want to check it out. So when I heard about the new Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation, I couldn’t wait to give it a go. After a couple of weeks scouting out my local Boots, the display finally arrived and I finally bagged myself a little jar of this new foundation.

The Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation comes in 6 shades (which isn’t the most impressive from the highstreet, L’Oreal have just launched 23 shades in their True Match line – impressive) but pretty normal for Rimmel. With a SPF of 15, and formulated with aloe, chamomile and sea algae extracts, Rimmel claim Fresher Skin will also help reduce the appearance of redness in the skin and even out skin tone over time. That seems to be a lot of impressive claims, so although it would be interesting to see if the formula really works to help improve skin, it is the immediate finish I was most interested in.

New Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Fresher Skin is lightweight yet buildable in texture. It’s almost gel texture is cooling to apply, smoothing on the skin and leaves you with a natural finish. I found the foundation gave me a light to medium coverage. With one layer the light coverage would be perfect for weekend wear, or everyday if you have good skin. I did like the fact that I was able to get a little more coverage with a second layer of product. I have found the best way to apply the foundation is initially with fingers. This way I am able to dot the product onto the skin and start to blend it in a little. I then use Beauty Blender to bounce the base into my skin to give me a streak free finish.

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Application Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Texture

Rimmel have also used natural mineral powders in Fresher Skin to help absorb oils from the skin throughout the day, which honestly for me, ruins the finish of this foundation. When I first applied it I thought this foundation would give me a fresh, glowing look, but after only a couple of hours of wear I was left with a matte, oxidised finish. For this reason I would suggest choosing a shade lighter than you think you will be, to contract that orangeiness that started to peak through.

I will say that with a good moisturiser underneath, this foundation gave a a very natural finish, almost like skin. I was also pleasantly surprised with the lightness of the product on the skin. It is in no way heavy or cakey.

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Finish

I think the obvious downside for a lot of people will be the packaging. Personally I really like the packaging, I love how luxurious a glass jar feels, but I know that a lot of people will not like the idea of dipping their fingers into the product. There is also the added downside that this product does need shaking before use, as I found it can separate in the jar. This means that the plastic cap inside the jar does get covered in foundation, leaving things a little messy.

The other thing I would mention is that this foundation is scented. It’s a kind of cucumber, floral scent, very fresh (I see what they did there) which may be a problem to some with sensitive skin.

All in all I’m a bit on the fence about this foundation. For the price, it’s a great little product. But then I also feel that for just a little extra money you could get a better quality base – I just cannot forgive that oxidisation!

So will you be trying out the Fresher Skin Foundation by Rimmel? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • The packaging definitely puts me off it, I can just imagine it getting in your nails! But other wise sounds like a wonderful product :)
    Kathy x

    • It does you are so right! Haha!

      Thank you for commenting!

  • LaaLaa

    It looks very light and definitely natural. I wouldn’t be able to tell you was wearing any foundation x

    • It is pretty lightweight, you’re right!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Methinks my skin wouldn’t agree with it (sensitive, so I’m a fragrance free girly!) but I love the luxe of the jar!

    • I am very lucky my skin doesn’t react to fragrance, but I know a lot of people have a problem with it, I don’t know why companies have got to add so much fragrance!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • I currently have this in my basket on the Boots website, I want to try it and thought whilst it had money off it was a good time to try it, shame about the oxidising though x

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • It’s on a good deal at the mo, grab it whilst you can!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • I really like the jar actually – shame the jury’s out on the product, as it’s definitely affordable!

    Milly //

    • The price is really good, but there’s just a few things that I can’t ignore!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • The packaging DEFINITELY reminds me of Dream Matte Mousse! I wish they’d bring out more shades, if it oxidises I can see them being too dark for me!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

    • Thankfully it’s lighter than the Dream Matte Mousse, but I can totally see that now haha!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Francesca Nelson

    Ooo I’m on the lookout for a new foundation this one sounds great! I love that aloe and algee are ingredients and its suppose to be helpful on the skin! It looks great on your skin so I might have to give this a go!

    • Just remember to shade-down haha!

      Thank you for your comment, hope you get on ok with the product!


  • I need to buy a new foundation, but am quite fussy as some feel too thick and cloggy for my liking, this does sound like something I could wear.

    • Let me know if you try it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Joanna

    I like the sound of this foundation I’ll have to see if they have the right shade for me as I’m very pale.

    • You might be lucky, but it’s not a great shade range!

      Thanks for commenting x

  • Angela Milnes

    This looks like a great foundation to use. I prefer this type of foundation to a powder so will keep my eye out for it.

  • It looks like such a nice shade on you but I don’t tend to find with smaller shade counts I can find one for me x

    • You are so right, so little shades!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Whilst the packaging can feel more luxe, it’s definitely not as handy as having a pump. I agree I would rather spend a bit more on a foundation to make sure I get what I need from a base x

    Beauty with charm

    • A pump would have been better absolutely!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I’ve never been much of a fan of Rimmel foundations – they never hold up on my skin X

    • I can’t say they are my favourite, but there are one or two I get along with

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Sarahjane

    I don’t wear foundation but the coverage looks good! Little disappointing about the small number of shades

    • It is such a shame about the shades!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • didnt know rimmel released this but its a shame on the shade choices and the oxidisation

    • It hasn’t been talked about much actually, such a shade about the shades!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Sam Bresnahan

    My issue with a lot of foundations is also oxidisation. Because I am so pale, they look orange on me! Especially high street brands. Like the idea, may give it a go anyway!

    • Yes! I find a lot of brands have this problem, but this foundation was particularly bad for it!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I didn’t know about this new foundation, it looks like it has gave you a really nice finish – I’m just not sure on the packaging, I haven’t used a foundation like this for a loooong time.

    • I know what you mean Gill, it’s undecided about the packaging too!

      Thank you for your comment x