Today’s post an RMK Gel Creamy Foundation review which I mentioned that I would be doing in my previous post here. I purchased my first bottle of this foundation in Japan almost two years ago when it was recommended to me by a friend’s friend who was a makeup artist over there. It has been my favourite foundation ever since and I have since bought another bottle.
RMK is a Japanese makeup brand that is well-known in Japan but is still finding it’s feet outside of Japan. I’ve tried a few of their products and have yet to be disappointed. I’ve seen a few reviews on their RMK Creamy Foundation which comes in a tub, but I am yet to see a review on this foundation which is their newest offering. In terms of this foundation, RMK describe it as a foundation that will provide flawless radiant skin. It contains ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid to provide a glow and “sebum-absorbing powder particles” to keep the skin looking perfect throughout the day.
This is a light to medium coverage foundation that is buildable without getting cakey and provides a subtle glow to the skin. It is perfect for evening out your skintone, covering any redness and blurring out imperfections. I always use a concealer afterwards to cover any imperfections that may peek through such as my acne scars. It looks natural on the skin and half a pump can cover my entire face.
During Winter I can get away with not setting this foundation and it will last throughout the day on my “normal” skin, but during the Summer when my skin becomes more oily I have to set it down my T-zone to ensure that it lasts. It has a thicker consistency and as you can see in the picture below it holds it’s shape when pumped out. It is thicker than other foundations such as Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua and L’Oreal’s Lumi Magique however, it feels light on the skin.
The foundation has an SPF of 24 which is an added bonus during the daytime, but this means I steer clear of this when I am going out at night so that I don’t get any white flashback in my photos. The shade range is limited with only 7 available. I have shade 104 which is perfect for me at the moment.
This foundation is blends like a dream and so on a day-to-day basis I use my fingers. You could also use a brush to apply it and for that I usually use my RT buffing brush or RMK’s foundation brush.
The bottle is plastic which makes it perfect for travel if you need to pack a foundation. It also comes with a pump which is always a winner in my books. The great thing about the pump on this foundation is that you can control the amount of product that comes out, whether you need just a drop or half a pump. I love the cute writing on the bottle as well.
The foundation retails for 5,400 yen which equates to around AUD$59.00. It is definitely not the cheapest foundation; however, it is on par with the cost of high-end foundations here in Australia such as Laura Mercier and NARS. It has been my go-to foundation for the last 1-2 years so in my mind it’s worth it. Plus, I have found that one bottle will go a long way. I’ve used the bottle pictured almost everyday for the last 6 months and I haven’t even hit halfway.
The Before and After Pictures
Before: My bare face before RMK’s Gel Creamy Foundation
After: One layer of RMK’s Gel Creamy Foundation
The Final Word
RMK’s Gel Creamy Foundation is a lightweight light to medium coverage foundation that provides a natural finish to the skin. It is long lasting and can be applied with either your fingers or a brush. The packaging is plastic making great for travel and the pump allows you to control the amount of product that comes out. It comes in 7 shades and retails for around AUD$59.00. If you are looking for a natural everyday foundation that provides a subtle glow to your skin, I would highly recommend that you check this one out.
Have you heard of RMK? If so, what products have you tried from their line?