Aceing your base just became so much quicker and easier with Rimmel London's two latest face product releases here in Australia - Rimmel London's BB Radiance Cream & Rimmel London's Lasting Finish 25HR Powder Foundation. Boy that's a mouthful to say and write!
Rimmel London BB Radiance Cream
On the days I work I get up extremely early in the morning and as a result I'm a bit lazy with my makeup on those days. Quite often when the alarm goes off I start doing trade-offs in my head, calculating how much extra time I can stay in bed for leaving out certain steps in my regular morning routine!
My new makeup saviour which allows me to gain quite a few valuable extra minutes in bed is Rimmel London's BB Radiance Cream. This is a 9-in-1 skin perfecting super makeup product! The 9 benefits it advertises fulfilling include:
4. Helps minimise the appearance of pores5. Provides natural looking coverage
6. Moisturises for 24 hours
7. Awakens tired skin
8. Brightens the skin with vitamin C complex, and
9. Gives a radiant finish!
This cream also contains SPF20. Bonus! I save more valuable time not having to apply sunscreen as well! Sun protection is such a vital anti-ageing necessity living in Australia.
This cream also contains shea butter so not surprisingly I found it moisturises and nourishes my skin really well and results in my skin looking smoother, brighter and, yes, more radiant, making it an aptly named product!
This product felt lightweight to use and did not feel at all heavy on my skin yet it still minimised the appearance of my pores and provided good medium coverage to even out my skin blemishes and dark spots. It gave me a natural and healthy glowing look.It really is a great time saving, multi-tasking product for those of you who don't want to use 9 separate products!
Rimmel BB Radiance Cream comes in three shades: Very Light, Light & Medium. The medium shade is the best match for my skin. It retails for an extremely reasonable $12.95 and is widely available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W, Chemist Warehouse and selected Woolworths and Coles.
Rimmel London's Lasting Finish 25HR Powder Foundation
I used this lightweight powder foundation dry as a finishing powder on top of my BB radiance cream. It further helped to give me an even more flawless and shine-free finish. I chose the dry method of application due to it being a bit speedier than applying it wet. Anything to save a bit more time to stay in bed that extra minute or two!
This powder foundation can also be used wet and is buildable with adjustable coverage that masks imperfections. Yay! Using it wet gives it a full coverage look as opposed to the light to medium coverage the dry powder offered. I did not find it cakey like some other products.
Using my kabuki brush I found the finely milled, velvety powder applied evenly and smoothly. It did a really good job of keeping my face shine-free all day. I only touched it up once on my nose at the end of the day when I was heading home. Although I must admit I did not test it for 25 hours straight! My days of partying all night and then working the next day are well and truly over!
This product's packaging includes a mirror inside it which is handy for touch-ups on the go.
Given the great results I experienced with this powder foundation, especially in keeping my face shine-free all day, I am happy to recommend this product to anyone.
Rimmel London's Lasting Finish 25HR Powder Foundation comes in 4 shades: 01 Light Porcelain, 02 Soft Beige, 03 Silky Beige and 05 Warm Honey. Warm Honey was the best match for my skin. It retails for $17.95 and is available at the same above stores as the BB Radiance Cream.
Thank you Coty PR Australia for sending me these products to trial. I will definitely be purchasing both of them once I finish my current trial ones.
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