Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Review & Swatches
By Ree

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Review & Swatches

28 Sep 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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I have been playing with the new foundation from Rimmel which is all about a weightless texture and natural look. Here’s the low-down on Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation. I have before and after photos and shade swatches to share. Enjoy!

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Features

  • Uses a quick-break texture that transforms while blending
  • Starts as a water-gel and changes into a refreshing cream
  • Formula dries quickly and evenly
  • Leaves a shine-free finish
  • Sweat & humidity resistant
  • Smooth, breathable texture
  • Doesn’t clog pores or settle into lines
  • Mineral powders absorb excess oil & control shine
  • Aloe, Chamomile & Sea Algae extract soothe skin & reduce redness
  • SPF15 protects
  • Six shades
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

The texture is pretty unique and has been inspired by gel technology developed in Japan not used in the colour cosmetics industry before.  That’s pretty cool! It’s really interesting – it feels quite firm when you first touch it, and then as you press and blend it into the skin, it thins out with a fresh sensation.


I found you have to work it into the skin fairly quickly as it dries down fast, but this is actually what I like about it as I find it sets itself without having to use powder. If I can skip powder, I am happy!

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Swatches

There are six shades available in this formulation:

  • 010 Light Porcelain
  • 100 Ivory
  • 103 True Ivory
  • 200 Soft Beige
  • 201 Classic Beige
  • 400 Natural Beige

I have 3 shades to show you, 010 Light Porcelain, 100 Ivory and 103 True Ivory:

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Swatches
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Swatches

Before & After

I picked out shade 100 Ivory to try on my skin.


Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation


Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

I enjoyed applying this foundation. As I said, you do need to work quickly, but I find it’s best to apply it in small areas at a time to achieve the coverage you want. I applied it with my fingers all over, and then lightly buffed over the top with a buffing brush to finish. I then went straight in on top with my bronzer, and blush and all that jazz (i.e. a tonne of highlight!).

It lasted on my skin really well, even without powder. There was a touch of wearing on the t-zone but nothing that a little smoothing couldn’t fix. Not bad! The only thing I am not overly keen on is that it’s in a pot. Foundations in pots are notoriously messy!

Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation
Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation

The Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation is £7.49, however, it’s available HERE now for £5.49. That’s quite a bargain!



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