Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adventures of Walmart: Rimmel

I drafted this post back in November and totally forgot about it. Since I've been super busy with school and work, have had eye surgery, and trying to become a homeowner, my makeup has been minimal or non existent. I promise I'll try to keep up with my blogging duties.

When I shop the drugstore makeup aisles in CVS, Rite Aid, and Target I usually overlook the Rimmel brand in regards to face products. Sure Solange is a spokesmodel for the brand but I NEVER see any shades beyond say, Natural Beige.

One evening while shopping in Walmart (something I NEVER do because I despise Walmart, just saying) I popped into the beauty aisles and to my surprise came across Rimmel foundation in dark shades. While Rimmel still does not have the best shade range, but I did see some shades that looked dark enough for my NC45ish skin tone. I picked up a Rimmel Clean Finish foundation in Warm Caramel and a Rimmel Perfect Match Skin tone concealer in Tan, I believe.

While Walmart is still the bane of my exisitence, the selection of brands as well as the color selection is better than any drugstore I've shopped in in a long time. I give Walmart 2 thumbs up for this.

Below are some pics of me wearing the foundation. At first it looks like a dream: nice coverage, not too heavy/cakey looking. But then...oxidation like a mutha. During the oxidation process the skin becomes oily which causes the base (foundation) to become correspondingly darker which give an orange or red appearance to the face. Not cute.

Needless to say by mid day I looked like an oompa loompa and no matter what primer, or powder comobination I've tried, the results are still the same. This foundation is a no go for me. It retails for less than $7.

Rimmel primer, Rimmel Clean Finish foundation, Rimmel Perfect Match Skin tone concealer, CG Bronzer in Warm Bronze, NYX Terra Coota blush, Quite Natural PP,Stila brown eyeshadow, NYX blue eyeliner, Lancome Hypnose Drama, Revlon Coral Reef lipgloss

Rimmel Clean Finish foundation, CG bronzer, Terra Cotta blush, Quite Natural PP, Korres Lip Butter; 2nd or 3rd day twist out.

Rimmel Primer
Rimmel Clean Finish foundation in Warm Caramel
Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer
NYC bronzer

Elf eyeshadow primer
WNW Vanity palette
UD eyeliner
MAC Chromographic eyeliner
Dior lash primer
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine

1st day twist out using Paul Mitchell conditioner as leave in, Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango butter moiturizer, grease, & Eco Styler gel as stylers.

Has anyone else tried this foundation??

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