A while ago, I told you that my Holy Grail liquid foundation was the Kanebo Lunasol Skin Modelling Liquid Foundation. I do still like it a lot, but I think I might have found another to dethrone it from HG status. My, my. aren’t we fickle? 😛
Ladies and gents, I give you the RMK Gel Creamy Foundation (not as stated in the picture which amounts to the same thing but different 😛 ) I have owned this one for a while now when I bought it as a value set together with the foundation brush that you see in the picture. But it was only recently that I fully appreciated just what a great foundation this is, especially if you have slightly drier skin. I can’t tell you how this will fare if you have oily skin so it’s something you’ll have to find out for yourself, I’m afraid, although you may prefer the regular liquid foundation.
But if you have normal to drier skin, you’ll love this! I do! 😀
RMK does excellent foundation bases. Before I really got into wearing foundations, I had come across lots of raves for the RMK Cream foundation but I soon realised that it was a bit heavy for me back then, and also in our tropical weather. But if you have dry skin then that would be the one you want to use.
I used the regular RMK Liquid Foundation for a while and you know, it’s a good one, despite the lack of a pump and everything. It’s light and comfortable and evens out skintone very nicely. But then, I got wind of a foundation that came in a pump bottle and that was this Gel Creamy Foundation.
It comes in plastic bottle with a handy pump and the texture is as the name implies, a creamy gel texture – halfway between a gel and a cream. It is very light and spreads easily yet feels like a cream to offer more coverage than the regular RMK liquid foundation.
I wouldn’t peg this for a full coverage foundation though. It isn’t. I put it as light to medium coverage only so it does a wonderful job evening out your complexion and blurring any imperfections you may have but you will still need concealer to hide things like dark under eye circles or blemishes or pigmentation spots. But if you are comfortable with some imperfections showing through then you can easily apply this and go.
I find that the texture lends itself to easy application with your fingers or with a brush. In fact, when RMK launched their Gel Creamy Foundation, they also introduced their foundation brush which is made of goat hair. RMK make up artists tout this brush as the best for applying liquid foundation because it applies liquid foundation well without streaking and offers a smooth, even finish. I like it but I do tend to use any brush I have on hand or even fingers because it’s just so easy to blend it into skin, like applying a moisturiser.
Here’s how this foundation fares on me. I take it in shade No. 201 which is the lightest pink toned shade, 101 being too yellow for my liking.
You may notice, as I have said, that the coverage isn’t full, but it evens out the skintone and tones down redness, and I’m comfortable with that. I usually dab on a touch of concealer or highlighter and I tend to finish off with the RMK Pressed Powder N or Guerlain Meteorites which usually gives me a better, smoother finish. But I also sometimes wear just the foundation and here’s the great thing – it lasts.
The RMK Gel Creamy Foundation isn’t drying – quite the opposite. It makes my skin feel so much more comfortable as the day wears on which could be attributed to the hyaluronic acid it contains. It doesn’t turn oily at all and feels like I have nothing on. It’s well worth every pretty penny I paid 😀
Here are some swatch comparisons with other liquid foundations.
(1) Kanebo Lunasol Skin Modelling Liquid Foundation OC-01 (2) RMK Gel Creamy Foundation No. 201 (3) RMK Liquid Foundation No. 201 (4) Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation I00 Very Light Ivory (5) Diorskin Nude liquid foundation 010 Ivory
In terms of texture, you may notice that the RMK Gel Creamy Foundation is thicker and more creamy than its predecessor, the RMK Liquid Foundation and also the Lunasol Skin Modelling Liquid Foundation. It is about as creamy as the Diorskin Nude foundation but less thick.
Shade-wise, No. 201 in the Gel Creamy Foundation is a bit more pink and more brightening on the skin than the Liquid Foundation. It is less pink toned than the Diorskin Nude and next to the Lunasol Skin Modelling in OC-01 the difference in tone is significant. I do however wear all these shades quite comfortably. It only shows up differently when put next to each other.
Everytime I wear a liquid foundation by a Japanese company, I wonder why I even bother trying other brands. Japanese base makeup never fails me and is, I dare say, the best that can be found out there. I won’t dethrone the Lunasol Skin Modelling Liquid Foundation from its HG status, but I will place the RMK Gel Creamy Foundation up there with it. It deserves full accolades and if I sound like I’m raving about it, yes I am. Quite justifiably so 🙂
In a nutshell
The RMK Gel Creamy Foundation comes in a pump bottle and has a very lovely light gel-cream texture that feels like you have nothing on your skin. The coverage is light-medium and it does an amazing job evening out skintone, covering redness and just giving you your skin, just better. It doesn’t turn oily, stays on all day comfortably, makes skin feel so comfortable especially if you have drier skin and is very easy to apply, even with fingers. Truly, this is among the best liquid foundations I’ve ever used and it has found its way to holy grail status for me.
Pros: Packaging is portable and user-friendly, Longlasting, Does not dry skin, Easy to apply even with fingers, Evens out skintone and looks very natural on, Lightweight texture feels like nothing on, Does not turn oily at all
Cons: Deeper skintones will have difficulty finding a colour match, Pricey
Who will like this: Anyone with drier skintype, Anyone who wants a good lightweight liquid foundation
I always say the Japanese do base makeup best. I’ve hardly ever been wrong about them so far and RMK is definitely among the best out there for base makeup even if I find their colour makeup a bit lacking. Absolutely worth taking a look.
Have you tried this RMK Gel Creamy Foundation? Have you used other RMK foundations?
This one has been out a while so I’m sure some of you have already used it. I’ve been told the Gel Emulsion compact which is a cream compact foundation is very good too. Might give that a go next time. What can I say? I’m a foundation junkie too! 😉
RMK Gel Creamy Foundation comes in 7 shades Price: RM180 Availability: RMK counters or beautybay.com which ships internationally