The Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation launched towards the end of 2021, and I knew I had to try it, as I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the Rimmel foundations.
I enjoyed their Wake Me Up Foundation, Match Perfection Foundation and Lasting Finish Foundation, so I was intrigued to see how the new Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation would compare to their other complexion products.
“Introducing Rimmel London Kind & Free Skin Tint. Vegan & clean, the lightweight formula evens & perfects skin for a natural finish with light-medium coverage. Infused with an antioxidant vitamin complex (E & B5) and aloe vera, the formula gives skin the moisturisation it needs for a fresh, healthy-looking glow. It is free from mineral oil, animal derived ingredients & perfume. The packaging is also made with recycled materials* which is kinder to the environment.“
The Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation is £9.49, and contains 30ml of product within a squeezy plastic tube, with packaging that is said to have been made with recycled materials.
There are a total of twelve shades to choose from, and the lightest shade on offer is 10 Rose Ivory. Whereas the deepest shade is Deep Chocolate.
I knew Rose Ivory was going to be too deep for me from the swatches online, but as it’s a ‘skin tint’ rather than a straight-up foundation, so I thought the shade might be a little more forgiving.
The Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation in Rose Ivory is a lot more warm toned than I’d anticipated, as Rimmel shades with ‘rose’ in the name definitely tend to lean on the cool side.
It’s quite deep for it being the lightest shade, and I can’t use it alone straight from the tube, unless I mix in some lightening drops beforehand (I use the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops).
I think the Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation has decent-ish coverage for a product marketed as being a skin tint. It’s more akin to a light to medium coverage foundation than a skin tint.
Recently, I’ve been favouring lighter coverage foundations, but I’m sadly not a fan of this particular product. I’m rarely disappointed by Rimmel foundations, but this one doesn’t sit nicely on my skin.
I’ve got dry skin, with dry patches, but somehow this foundation manages to look oily and super shiny on my skin within a couple of hours, which never happens for me, so I can’t imagine it sitting nicely on oily skin.
I also don’t like how it sits on my skin, as it ends up looking patchy, and as if I’ve not blended it in properly, regardless of whether I’ve applied it with my fingertips, a BeautyBlender or makeup brush.
You’ve gotta give Rimmel credit for creating a vegan and ‘clean’ foundation, but for me, it’s not a product I’ll continue using. I’m fine with light coverage bases, but you don’t want them to fade within an hour or two, like the Rimmel Kind & Free Moisturising Skin Tint Foundation does.
So, I’ll stick with the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation instead, as that’s light to medium coverage, but it lasts and sits really nicely on the skin.
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