Quite a few of you are really interested in the RMK Powder Foundation EX SPF 24++, so here is my review!
First of all, you should know that I prefer powder foundations over liquid foundations for my daily makeup routine. Firstly because I find it more convenient, and secondly, because I feel that my skin (which easily gets irritated) for some reason gets along with the powder texture better.
The powder foundation case and the included brush come in grey velvet pouches. I enjoy that, cause it will never become looking as dusty as the black ones like these of Chanel or Guerlain.
The case itself is kept super clean without any embellishment, yet very elegant an chic. The brush is designed for brushing on the pearl shimmer powder on top of the actual foundation. The bristles are quite soft, but I have felt better ones though.
Shade and description
The picture shows the RMK Powder Foundation EX in the shade 101, which is the lightest one. It's a perfect match for my fair skin. I'm happy that the shade doesn't have a pink undertone, nor is it too yellow. I'd say it's a neutral pale beige color that is perfect for fair Asian skintones.
As you can see, this powder foundation features two sections. The upper section consists of the pearly shimmer powder, the bottom section the actual powder foundation. The pearly shimmer powder is to be applied over the powder foundation to create the dewy finish. According to the information sheet, avoid the oilier T-zone area though.
The shimmer has nothing to do with chunky glitter or anything like that, it's just like a veil of iridescent glow - which creates the dewy finish.
You see the fine pearly shimmer, and silkiness of the powder? I wished, you could!
Onto the off / on photo! Indoor lighting without flash.
Please excuse my gross face! But hey, that's me au naturel, haha... (^- ^)
The finish is definitely dewy and absolutely not matte or cakey. Of course, I love the finish. It's the most dewy finish I have ever achieved with a powder foundation.
The staying power is moderate. The area around my nose became shiny after about 2 hours, but the rest of my face stayed fresh and dewy looking. Thus, I think this powder foundation is best for dry and normal skin.
I regard it worth mentioning that I'm not fond of the sponge that comes with the foundation. I feel that the soft and smooth surface of the sponge (as nice as it might sound) actually doesn't spread the foundation evenly, but streaky. On the contrary, the sponge that comes with the Lunasol Skin Fusing Powder Foundation worked very properly.
After 10 hours of wearing without any blotting and touch-ups. Slightly blotchy around the nose, but overall still pretty flawless! Indoor lighting without flash.
Indoor lighting with flash.
RMK's Product Information
As to creating a dewy finish as if you were wearing a liquid foundation, this product totally succeeded. Nevertheless, I'd be happier, if it had a bit more oil control ability. Once again, I recommend it to dry and normal skin.
On the whole, I like this product, since no powder foundation so far achieved such a beautiful dewy finish like this does.
Texture and scent: 5/5
Oil control: 2/5
Stay Ohh... pretty!
Source of Product Information: rmkrmk.com