As soon as I saw the forthcoming RMK UV Liquid Foundation SPF50 I wanted to get straight to my laptop and blog it. These new high SPF foundations emerged a couple of years ago, notable for their lightness which is due to redeveloping traditional cosmetic UV filters from powders to liquids. And, no residue.
In terms of texture, it feels like a serum foundation – there is a slight oiliness that doesn’t translate to slick looking skin, instead a light to medium coverage that is the drier side of dewy without being matte. Waiting in the wings, I also have a new RMK Cleansing Oil and a Cleansing Balm to try out but this the foundation is the stand out product because it’s what we’ve been waiting for. As someone who doesn’t mind a bit of sun on my face, this new gen SPF requires a bit of a mind shift but when a high SPF is presented in make up that feels and looks no different to lower SPF foundations it’s easier to see how the future of your face could look quite different when high street versions start to appear. It’s interesting that this formula also contains hydrating ingredients such a shea butter and bilberry – some joined up thinking for the reality of high summer when you are one minute overheating in the boiling sun and the next at the mercy of a fierce air conditioning system drawing out every last drop of moisture from your body.
Price wise, it’s toppy at £34 for 30ml. It’s launching into Selfridges as an exclusive on 17th March.
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