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RMK Liquid Foundation, Creamy Foundation and Make Up Base Reviews

Posted Aug 27 2008 12:00am
So, I've been using RMK's foundation, both the Liquid Foundation and the Creamy Foundation, for awhile now and finally, here's the review! I've also reviewed the Make Up Base. I'm rushing for school so the intro's gonna be short.
Read on. Read on.

Liquid Foundation (30ml, RM155)
(Shade 104)

This foundation is very easy to blend and the shade matched my skin color well. It gave a medium coverage that’s just enough to even out the skin tone. It feels very lightweight on the skin and managed to stay put the entire day without becoming patchy even without touching up. However, there were a few dry areas such as the forehead and the sides of the nose causing accentuated lines. The color became slightly ashy and dull but the luminosity remained. They have a wide array of shades (Tip: Shades starting with 1— is yellow-based and 2— is pink-based) even for those with darker skin color but those with insanely fair skin ie. Carmen, may find it a tad difficult to get a match. The foundation comes in a pour bottle which is rather inconvenient to use but it doesn’t waste as much product as pump bottles. They don’t sell a separate pump. You may have to be careful when pouring the foundation because it is quite watery and you may pour out more product than you need. This foundation is water-based so it is advisable to shake the bottle first because the foundation often separates.
In my opinion, this is a good foundation and I’d recommend it to anyone with normal to oilier complexions. Personally, I prefer Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation because it doesn’t dry up certain areas and doesn’t become ashy when oxidized. Water resistant and sweat proof.

Creamy Foundation (30g, RM170)
(Shade 103)

The smooth creamy texture is easy to blend and the coverage can be gradually built up without looking thick and heavy. The foundation gives medium to heavy coverage but not sufficient to conceal blemishes and spots. The shades are the same as the liquid foundation’s and they’re very similar so if you’re using 104 for liquid, you’d be able to use 104 for the cream. However, I’m using 103 for the cream just to test the color out since 104 is slightly darker than my skin tone but apparently 103’s too fair for me. I’m between 103 and 104. The staying power is just as good as the liquid foundation but after just 2 hours upon application, the foundation looked very dry and cakey. The color oxidized to look grey and rather dull. At the end of the day, my face looked very oily. The packaging is good in the sense that the jar enables full consumption of the product. It is also quite savvy to use as only a small amount is needed to provide ample coverage. The small sample packet lasted me for 5 applications! Also water-based but it does contain oil to moisturize the skin for those with drier complexions. But honestly, it felt even drier than the liquid. Water resistant and sweat proof.
I really wanted to root for this because I love cream foundation especially Giorgio’s Designer Shaping Foundation (but that’s a whopping RM249!) but this one just doesn’t do it for me. Great texture but lines and grey skin are just not pretty.

Make Up Base (30ml, RM135 -- I think, need to double check)

RMK has several makeup bases but I believe this is the most popular one. The peachy white fluid is rather watery and only a small amount is needed to be used for the whole face. When applied, the skin looks brighter and feels smoother. Foundation blends more easily with this incredibly lightweight base and it actually prevents the foundation from turning ashy. Skin looks glowing throughout the day but it does get quite oily at the end of the day. This make up base can be used alone just for a fresher looking complexion. I’m not sure how this base performs in helping foundation to stay on longer because the RMK foundations are already very long lasting. It comes in a pour bottle just like the liquid foundation.
I like this product and I’d recommend it but not a product that I can’t live without. I’ve also tried the Creamy Make Up Base but I didn’t like it as much. Too thick.

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