BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
Seasonal changes (in particular summertime) can be frustrating for those with combination skin. Whilst oily or dry-skinned ladies can sit back and sip a pina colada knowing exactly how to manage their skin concerns, the majority – those with combination skin, are left
Combination skin is unfortunately NOT skin that boasts the best of both worlds as the name cheekily implies – rather, it’s when you have both oily and dry patches on your face at the same time. This typically means that what works wonders on one part of the face, works against you on another.
And nowhere is this tricky skin dichotomy more apparent than when it comes to choosing the right foundation. Oil based? There’s a slippery slide on your T-section. Too powdery? Hello, dreaded cakey-look.
As annoying as it may sound, fret not! We’ve found some solutions for your skin that we think you’re going to love.
Rimmel London ‘Fresher Skin Foundation’ – available in 8 shades (RRP $18.95).
In a bid to make things easier for combination skinned girls once and for all (and especially in summer), Rimmel London have introduced a new, specifically-targeted foundation that’s ideal for this skin type.
Featuring SPF15, this new-release foundation (you can read more about it here) gives a natural-looking, fresh finish for combination skin that’s lightweight, breathable, and won’t clog pores.
The formula features natural mineral powders to help absorb excess oil and control shine throughout the day, and it’s sweat & humidity resistant as well.
Boasting a revolutionary quick-break texture, the foundation transforms on the skin from a bouncy water-gel to a refreshing cream. It contains Aloe, Chamomile and Sea Algae Extracts which help to smooth the skin and reduce redness.
Produced in a tub, it comes with a nifty little spatula you use to transfer the product from the jar to your makeup brush, sponge or fingers.
Given the light weight formulation, Rimmel London’s Fresher Skin Foundation is perfect for creating a daytime makeup look when you don’t want anything overly heavy on your face. For this reason (and not forgetting it’s sweat and humidity resistant – a huge benefit in my opinion) ‘Fresher Skin’ is a great summertime foundation, full stop.
And don’t forget – if you’re browsing the makeup aisle and don’t have combination skin, Rimmel London still have you covered, with a full range of foundations to help you create a flawless day or evening look no matter your skin type.
Next up: cheekbones..
For a shapely, healthy flush on the cheek bones there is really nothing better than a cream blush. If you have combination skin and have avoided cream blushes previously, you’ll need to do this no longer.
To compliment their Fresher Skin Foundation, Rimmel London have introduced a new capsule range of cream blushes ‘Rimmel London Royal Cream Blushes’. (Visit Rimmel London’s website for more info.)
A weightless, cream-to-powder blush, Rimmel London’s cream blushes melt upon application and give that soft, radiant flush of colour we all want. They are natural, buildable, blendable, and provide streak-free colour. The formulation is non-greasy, non-tacky and leaves a comfortable feeling on the skin (what more could we ask for.)
In 3 easy-to-wear shades, and priced at only $11.95 ea, these are a great addition to anyone’s makeup kit.
Both the Fresher Skin Foundation and Royal Cream Blushes cream-to-powder are designed to work together giving you a foolproof result every time.
TO BUY: Rimmel London Royal Cream Blushes cream-to-powder and Fresher Skin Foundation can be purchased from: Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, Big W, selected Coles, Woolworths & pharmacies nationally.
So – if you’re looking for a new foundation that’s made for your combination skin be sure to check out Fresher Skin next time you’re browsing the makeup aisle.
* This story was brought to you in collaboration with Rimmel London, though all opinions are our own.