Saturday, 31 May 2014

Review | RMK Makeup Base

RMK is a Japanese brand that I first heard about via Birchbox. The RMK Makeup Base is water based and like all primers it's designed to create an even surface for foundation application and is apparently the most loved primer in Japan! Read on to find out why it's the most loved primer in my collection...

RMK makeup base
I received a 15ml sample size of this product in Birchbox and thought it was just another primer to add to my stash. I was wrong. The sample came in a cute plastic bottle which is an exact replica of the full size 30ml bottle, although the full size bottle is glass. The bottle is study and sleek looking - it has a high end feel to it which is confirmed by the £28 price tag! Luckily I had some Birchbox points to use so I only had to pay £18 towards it.

RMK makeup base

The makeup base is a very lightweight formula that smooths and hydrates the skin. It comes out as a very pale peach but doesn't colour the skin in any way once it's rubbed in. I was a convert from the first use - it made my skin feel silky without any stickiness or greasiness whatsoever. It doesn't mattify the skin nor does it make it dewy, it just sinks in and provides a beautiful base for foundation.

RMK makeup base

You don't need a lot; I only use a pea sized amount and I'm just coming to the end of my sample size after using it for about 8 weeks! This means I should get a good 3-4 months out of the full size version if I continue to use it everyday.

  • Lightweight, non-greasy formula
  • Not sticky
  • Water based
  • Beautifully hydrating
  • Makeup lasts longer
  • Pricey
Until I discovered this makeup base I was a huge fan of Laura Mercier's foundation primer but this has definitely replaced it as my favourite makeup base and I would highly recommend it.

What's your favourite primer? Do you prefer a silicone or water based makeup primer? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. This looks very interesting! I struggle with primers so maybe I should give this a go.

    Shelley from Shelley Hearts xo

    1. I struggle too and have a drawer full to prove it! This one is my favourite so far though :)

  2. My favourite primer is Laura Geller's Spackle because it works! It gives my hormonal skin a lovely smooth texture and literally keeps my make up stuck on all day (even on hot sweaty days) with very minimal loss. She has a brilliant range of colours in it including a shimmery champange for a glowing complexion without looking like you are tanned or orange! x

    1. I prefer the matte look myself - I have such oily skin that anything designed to give a "glow" just makes me look like a chip hehe x


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