By Sheila Arkee
When Megan Murray speaks, I listen, specifically when it comes to her makeup recommendations. Having known Megan as a fellow beauty obsessed individual for going on ten years, I’ve found that she has a knack for discovering some great, under appreciated products – she introduced me to Fyrinnae, Sweet Libertine, and so much glitter, which is why I’m so glad she’s been a Painted Lady from the very beginning. The latest Megan find on my list is Rimmel’s Clean Finish foundation, which I’ve found to be a veritable drugstore treasure.
The ingredients include Vitamins A, E, and Kaolin, aka clay, which is an oil-absorber. The applicator is a paddle with holes, which I think is ingenious – you can swipe it on the back of your hand and apply with a brush, sponge, or your fingers.
The shade selection on the foundations is limited, and I blindly choose the darkest – 420 Warm Sand – which ended up being the perfect match.
What really impresses me about Rimmel Clean Finish foundation is the fact that it looks like something you’d pay a lot more money for. It glides on to my skin, covers any redness, and has a beautiful finish that wears well throughout the day. It’s medium coverage and can be built up to fuller coverage, which is a great feature.
Priced at $4.99 it’s a steal. The only downfall is that the shade selection is extremely limited – a shame for such a great product. Also, it’s packaged without any kind of protection, which makes it risky if you pick it up in a store – who knows who put what into the bottle – huge downfall, in my opinion (says she who took the risk).
You can find Rimmel products at Ulta.