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- It is a lightweight and breathable formula
- It stays on for almost a full workday
- The applicator is really easy to use
- Accentuated my drier areas and texture
- Layed on the skin and looked patchy
- Creased around the mouth quickly
- Not a medium coverage and not buildable either
The Rare Beauty Foundation was part of the initial launch of the brand back in 2020. I’m not going to lie; when I saw that Selena Gomez was releasing her beauty brand, my eyes rolled. Another celebrity beauty brand?!
Nowadays, everyone (especially celebrities) is jumping on the beauty bandwagon, and it’s overwhelming for beauty lovers and customers.
However, the first reviews started rolling in around the launch date, and those intrigued me. It sounded like the brand had a good amount of products that weren’t super expensive and performed really well. I got influenced and bought a lot of products myself.
In my overall brand review, The Honest Truth About Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez, I shortly talked about the Rare Beauty Foundation, but I felt like the product deserved a full review, so I had more space to share my detailed thoughts. I have a lot of things to say about the foundation – and not all of it is positive…
The Rare Beauty Foundation Review
The packaging of the Rare Beauty Foundation is sleek and simple but still looks luxurious. For your reference, I have a fair to light neutral skin tone and a dry to normal skin type. The shade I picked up is 130N, and I used a sponge and a brush several times each to see what worked best.
The Rare Beauty Foundation has a light coverage, so if you’re looking for a fuller-coverage foundation, you’re better off skipping this one. This foundation is worth checking out if you like a lighter, more natural-looking coverage.
The formula is, as the name promises us, relatively weightless. I don’t really feel like I have anything on my skin. Sadly, the foundation doesn’t look like I’m not wearing any makeup as it lays on the skin around my nose, cheeks, and eye area and enlarges my pores.
It makes my skin look dry for some reason, and it seems to accentuate dry patches. Check out the photo below and zoom in on my forehead and around the nose to see what I mean. You can really see how the foundation is sitting on top of the skin, looking very patchy.
I really think “less is more” with this foundation, so it isn’t really buildable. If I added more, the finish only became drier and patchier.
The big doe foot applicator makes it really easy to add some dots to the face. It basically works the same as a concealer applicator but this is a bigger version. It’s just super easy and convenient!
I don’t like to apply products with my fingers so I normally use a brush, however, for this foundation I preferred using a sponge. This helped me press the product a little better into the skin – with a brush I kept seeing the swipes I made while blending and dabbing would make it look super patchy.
I’ve tried different primers, and the Tatcha Silk Canvas works best with this foundation. I also need to make sure to barely use any foundation around my nose to make it look okay.
The Rare Beauty Foundation stayed on for the biggest part of the day. Like I said, I noticed creasing around my mouth pretty early on but on the rest on my face, the foundation lasted longer. After 6-7 hours of wearing, I noticed that the foundation was gone on my chin and nose, plus the creasing around the mouth became slightly worse.
- NARS Light Reflecting Foundation: NARS knows precisely what they’re doing regarding base products. The Light Reflecting Foundation became my new favorite after just one application; my skin looks so sleek and flawless; it covers everything I want to cover but doesn’t ever look cakey.
- Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation: The Beautiful Skin Foundation is one of my favorite products regarding a lightweight, natural, non-powdery, or cakey finish. This foundation looks like I have nothing on while also making my skin look flawless. Honestly recommend trying this!
The Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation is not my thing at all. I wanted to love this foundation so badly but for some reason, it just doesn’t work for me. I still see the potential in this product and I’m pretty sure it’ll work perfectly fine for other people and other skin types, but sadly – it just doesn’t work for mine.
What Is The Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation
An innovative, long-lasting foundation that combines the weightless feel of a serum with buildable medium coverage for breathable wear. The weightless, smooth-glide formula dries to a natural, skin-like finish in 48 shades.
Pure pigments are packed in a superfluid, serum-like base, making it easier to blend and build your coverage just how you like it—a little really goes a long way. It evens out skin tone and smooths the look of pores. No clogging or caking.
It lasts all day without drying you out or changing color on you. Convenient, mess-free doe-foot applicator lets you apply one dot at a time—all you need to cover your entire face!
How To Use
Rare states that this foundation is best for normal and combination skin. I agree with this statement, but with combination skin, you also have to prep the drier areas of your skin. This is how Rare Beauty recommends to use the foundation:
- Have dry skin? Be sure to prep skin with a hydrating moisturizer, then follow with a for best results.
- Have oily skin? Try prepping the skin with Always an Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer (sold separately) and/or set your foundation with a powder.
Shake well before each use to ensure the pigments are evenly dispersed throughout. This foundation has concentrated pigments,, so less is more—add a second layer only where needed!
Because of its innovative, serum-like formula, pressing Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation into your skin with your fingertips is encouraged, but feel free to use the Liquid Touch Foundation Brush or a damp sponge—whichever works for you!
Start with the smallest amount needed. Rare Beauty recommends starting with just one dot of foundation for the entire face. Use fingertips to blend in circular or tapping motions to press the formula into the skin; the warmth of your fingertips will allow the pigments to melt into your skin for the best results.
If you’re using a brush or sponge, blend or stipple the foundation until it looks and feels like skin. For more coverage, add another dot and build as desired.
Things To Note
Rare Beauty is cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, suitable for sensitive skin, dermatologists tested, and non-comedogenic.
Where To Buy
|PRODUCT NAME||Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation|
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Isohexadecane, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Achillea Millefolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Fruit Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Leaf Extract, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].Show All Ingredients +Show less –