I heard such rave reviews from this from quite a few other bloggers, so I decided to pick it up at Target a few months ago. The price was only $3.99 - one of the cheapest drugstore foundations I've ever seen, but even though the price was cheap, I had high expectations. This foundation claims to make you look 100% poreless, & moisturize with vitamins A & E. Looking totally poreless is a HUGE claim, especially from a $4 foundation. But this product just didn't hold it up to it's crazy claims or my high expectations.
The number one reasons why this let me down is that it doesn't cover up my pores at all. It honestly looks just like my skin looked before I put this foundation on. Their is pretty much no difference at all, & I don't even have very large pores. The pores near my nose are the largest pores on my face, everywhere else doesn't really have larger than normal pores. So I literally can't imagine what someone with large pores all over their face would think of this foundation!
The next reason I was let-down is because this product has parabens in it. Parabens in a product don't make me 100% not buy the item, but they do make me feel a little on edge everytime I use them. Parabens are not a HUGE deal to me, but I know a lot of you guys never wear makeup with parabens, so stay away from this product if you want to stay paraben-free! I have read a few articles that say that parabens have never actually been proven to cause all of the problems people think they do, it's just what they expect - so no one really knows for sure, I guess.
Another reason why this foundation left me disappointed is because the color looks like it would totally match me when it's in the bottle, but once applied to the face - it's too dark for me. It's not a huge color change, but it's enough for me to want to put a light powder over this foundation to help color-match a little bit. I just don't like how this looks like a great color on the bottle, but looks totally different once applied to the face.
I do like the spatula applicator that it comes with because let's face it - foundations that you have to pour out of the bottle just suck. I personally prefer a pump over this spatula, but it's still not bad. The reason I would want a pump instead is that a spatula isn't very sanitary, if you're using it to apply the foundation. Whereas a pump is sanitary because it's not touching your skin.
You can tell by the picture above that once blended in, this foundation is slightly too dark for me. And you can see below that this does virtually nothing for covering up my acne, pores, or freckles. I found this really disappointing because the main claim for this product was that it would leave you 100 percent poreless and that just didn't happen.
I'm confused as to why this is getting such good reviews because it literally does nothing for me. The finish is slightly oily on my skin, the color is totally different than what's in the bottle, it has no coverage at all, & the spatula is not sanitary.
|no foundation, with Rimmel Clean Finish - yeah, no improvement|
In the end, I would not recommend this foundation at all. It did nothing for me! I'm wondering if maybe I'm different than everyone else because it seems to be working for many people!