Beauty Bargain: Fabulous foundations and glow

Usually it’s difficult to economize on foundation or luminizer. Often drugstore foundations have limited shades or strange textures. And many well-priced luminizers are too shiny or just odd looking. But things are changing.
I recently took a look at samples from Rimmel London’s Fresh, Flawless Summer Face promotion. I was pleasantly surprised.  Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation at $8.99 is designed to give light natural coverage that is “undetectable in any light.” It has an SPF 18 and is designed to be long-wearing. I found that it blended beautifully, like a department store makeup, and the colour was good. I like the dewy finish. It doesn’t get cakey or end up looking too shiny.  If you need medium or better coverage, this not the best choice. There are 15 shades.
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch at $4.99 was a lovely surprise. The shimmery mousse formula added instant radiance and looked very natural. There are two shades: one in pink and one in peach. This is very pretty, over foundation or alone.
Looks for Rimmel London at drugstores, online and at big box stores.