Foundation Review: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless

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If you haven’t heard by now, Rare Beauty is a fairly new brand that was launched by Selena Gomez last year. According to the brand’s website “this is makeup made to feel good in, without hiding what makes you unique.” All of the promo that I’ve seen with this brand look to promote using makeup in a way that accentuates your features without covering them up. In this post I will share details about the Liquid Touch Weightless foundation, shade comparisons, a wear test, and my overall thoughts.

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Image source: RareBeauty.com

Name: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Cost: $29

Size: 1.0 oz/30 mL

Best Skin types to use it: Normal, oily, combination. Dry skin should use a hydrating moisturizer first.

Finish: Natural

Coverage: Medium

Number of shades: 48 (light, light-medium, medium, medium-deep, deep)

Undertones available: 4 (warm, neutral, cool, olive)

Fragrance: No

Packaging: Foundation comes in a frosted plastic bottle with an off-white top. The applicator is a doe foot.

Claims: A weightless foundation with concentrated pigments that feels barely there while providing buildable medium-to-full coverage with a natural finish (per Sephora.com)

First five ingredients: Isohexadecane, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate. Check full ingredients list on the packaging as well as the brand’s website to determine potential allergens.

Where to buy: Rare Beauty, Sephora


Shade selection & comparisons

First let’s talk about this shade range. It’s so beautiful to see the amount of shades evenly distributed throughout the categories. I judge most complexion products by seeing where my shade falls: if it’s at the end of a brand’s range then it’s automatically a no go for me. Rare Beauty did the shades well as mine falls towards the end of the middle (if that makes sense lol).

The undertones are a bit tricky to navigate, in my opinion even with using the brand’s shade finder and the one on Sephora. I selected 450N because of the neutral undertone but ended up taking it back because it was way too warm on me and slightly too dark. A Sephora rep ended up helping me select a proper shade, 440C, which has a cool undertone. This is something to keep in mind if you’re a true neutral like myself. If you’re unsure of which undertone and shade to select I suggest going into the store if possible.

Here’s what the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless foundation looks like compared to others in my collection. I applied them with a small concealer brush with no primer/moisturizer. Side note: isn’t it amazing to see the diverse range of shades that fit my skin tone depending on the time of year it is?

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  1. Rare Beauty Liquid Touch in 440C
  2. Nars Radiant Longwear in Macao
  3. Nars Soft Matte Complete in Caracas
  4. Nyx Born to Glow in Mahogany
  5. Lancome Teint Idole in 460 Suede W
  6. Dior Backstage in 5N
  7. Cover FX Power Play in N90

Application & Wear Test

The Liquid Touch Weightless foundation comes with a doe foot applicator instead of a pump. I think it’s pretty cool in that it allows you to be more strategic with placement. The product itself is more liquid and surprisingly a little goes a long way.

After shaking the bottle (per the directions) I wiped off the excess so it wouldn’t drip on my clothes because this product has a thinner, almost watery texture. Without re-dipping into the bottle, I swiped the applicator across my entire face until there was no more foundation being applied. I buffed it in with a foundation brush on my right side (side with nose ring) and with a sponge on the left side. It didn’t seem to dry down fast at all which is a good thing for me. The coverage was built up to full on the spots that weren’t fully covered by the first layer.

My face doesn’t feel weighed down at all which makes the claims of it being a weightless formula true. I had no issues applying any of the products over the foundation. From concealer to blush, everything applied effortlessly. Love that!

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Before and after applying foundation

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Taken 9 hours later. Sorry for the crappy bathroom light. I did not touch up my foundation nor did I blot or add any more powder. I think it held up pretty well as far as the oils on my forehead and nose. I didn’t go anywhere today so there’s no test for mask transfer.

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Overall thoughts on Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless foundation

I freaking love how smooth my skin looks. The claim of it being medium coverage is accurate; a lot of my dark spots showed through which I don’t mind sometimes. The foundation applies well with a brush and a sponge so whatever your preference, you shouldn’t feel disappointed. Those of you looking for more coverage can add a second layer by stippling rather than buffing or you can use a high-coverage concealer like the Nars Soft Matte Complete concealer.

The brand has no claims about this foundation being able to control oils so I had no expectations there. Looking at the photos above you can see how well it held up against my oils. If you have oily or combo-oily skin you’ll definitely have to powder to prolong the wear of this foundation.

All in all this foundation seems to hold up to its’ claims and looks amazing on my skin. I will definitely continue to use it for my every day looks. Let me know if you already have and like or don’t like the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless foundation. Check out my last foundation review here.

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