Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation
In a sea of saturated celebrity makeup lines, Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty has still managed to generate a wave of excitement within the often-cynical beauty industry. As multitasking as her products, the actress, singer and producer has impressed consumers and beauty editors with her considered branding and clever and inclusive formulas. If this is your first venture into the Rare Beauty universe, I recommend reading The Rare Beauty Products Our Beauty Editor Really Rates to get your shopping list started. I can also most definitely vouch for the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush for any of my fellow cream/liquid cheek colour obsessives.

As any Selenator (that’s what Selena’s fans call themselves FYI) worth their salt knows, Selena is a proud advocate for mental health. Not only is this evident in some of her unique shade names across the range, but it’s also the reason why Rare Beauty donate 1% of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund. This fund is committed to giving everyone access to the resources they need to support their mental health, particularly in education settings where Selena herself has highlighted the lack of support.

Her advocacy combined with an array of products that will enter your makeup bag and never leave again, is what sets Selena apart from her many competitors. Trust me when I say the hype is most definitely justified when it comes to Rare Beauty. One of the products I was most excited to try from the brand was the Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, so I put it to the test and wrote up my Rare Beauty foundation review…

Rare Beauty Foundation Summary

Promising a medium, buildable coverage with a serum-like texture and skin-like finish, Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, £ 29,00 ticked all my boxes when it comes to what I look for in a foundation. As you would expect from Selena, the range is inclusive with 48 shades evenly divided across all skin tones and separated into cool, neutral, and warm categories.

Everything You Need To Know About Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

With a range as broad as this it can feel daunting finding your shade, but thankfully Space NK have teamed up with Findation to help you pinpoint your perfect foundation match. All you have to do is enter the details of your current foundation and ‘Find Your Shade’ will do the rest. I found my shade (180W) through this service and can attest it was indeed a match.

The foundation comes with a large doe-foot applicator so you can easily dot it on your face and blend without having to pump it on the back of your hand. It also means you can do a sort of dot and blend technique if you’d rather just apply it to specific areas.

Now trust me when I say that a little goes a long way with this foundation. I definitely went in too heavy handed and what I assumed would cover half my face actually did my entire face and then some. It was super easy to blend with the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Foundation Brush, £ 27,00 and I wore Rare Beauty Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer, £ 15,00 underneath for added glow.

Where the foundation struggled for me however was my forehead. I’m 35 years old and prone to the signs of dehydrating showing their tell-tale signs specifically above my eyebrows. My fine lines and dryness are not the fault of Selena, but unfortunately, I found that her foundation did emphasise that unwanted texture, particularly as the day went on. Forehead aside, Liquid Touch definitely lives up to its weightless claims and covered my unwanted redness without looking heavy.

The Takeaway Point From My Rare Beauty Foundation Review

While I can appreciate Liquid Touch, it’s sadly not the foundation for me. I have friends who I know would love it, but I just think my moisture levels are a little too low to fully reap the benefits. If you have oily/combination skin however and want a foundation that covers without that heavy feeling I have no doubt you will love this. I certainly wish I had this growing up! For future use I would definitely prep my skin with a richer moisturiser in the areas I needed and apply more sparingly.

More on Rare Beauty

Rare Beauty has an extensive range of makeup products – from concealers to eyeshadow palettes. Across the board the textures are lightweight, and the pigment is strong. Keen to learn more about Selena Gomez’s beauty brand? We’ve rounded up The Rare Beauty Products Our Beauty Editor Really Rates. We’ve also tried, tested and reviewed the bestselling Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush and the new Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Luminous Powder Blush, £ 26,00.

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Posted: Friday, 18 March 2022

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