Reviewed by Sam Portillo-Corodeanu
Wouldn’t it just be glorious if we could all achieve picture-perfect, insta-filter skin in real life? It’s not impossible. But most of the time, you’d need to apply a lot of make-up to achieve a flawless finish.
If you’re low maintenance like me, you would prefer a single product that addresses your skin issues and gives you the coverage you need. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. And during wintertime, I get red, dry patches as well.
That’s why I was really excited when I was invited to Rumours bar in Mayfair for the anniversary celebration of Rosalique, a “3-in-1 anti-redness miracle formula”. It’s basically a foundation and concealer in one that is gentle on the skin and provides long term protection.
It also has SPF 50, is paraben-free and cruelty-free. It also contains nourishing ingredients like shea butter and provitamin B5. And it’s especially formulated to soothe inflamed skin, calm redness, reduce the appearance of blemishes and spots and hydrate problem skin- even those with rosacea, couperose or karatosis pilaris. Sounds like a winning formula!
I spoke to one of their brand representatives during the event and found out that Rosalique was developed by Dr. Martin Schiele, a bio-scientist from Germany, who is also the brains behind natural skincare brand, Salcura. He created Rosalique together with his daughter-in-law, Claudia Talsma, who is the Director and co-founder of Rosalique.
After a few Proseccos, I headed home, eager to try Rosalique on my dull and congested skin. It was nicely packaged in a dainty box together with a foundation brush.
I squeezed a small amount of the product into the brush and was surprised to find out that the cream was green. Even so, I dabbed the cream on my forehead, cheeks and chin, then blended everything together with the brush.
It took around 3 minutes for the cream to be completely absorbed by my skin, and by the time it did, the colour adjusted to my natural skin tone as well. It also managed to minimise the appearance of my eyebags and blemishes, and even out my skin tone.
What’s really impressive about Rosalique was that I used it on its own on my bare skin, without layering additional concealer or foundation. So with just Rosalique, eyeliner and lipstick, I could easily create an effortless, everyday look.
For purposes of comparison, I was wearing concealer and powder as my base on the left photo. My eyebags and acne scars were still prominent. On the right photo, I was wearing Rosalique. The coverage is amazing.
I also noticed that I did not have any adverse reactions to it. Usually, when I would try a new brand of concealer or foundation, I would experience itchiness. It also had a lightweight feel, like I wasn’t wearing any make-up at all. I’ll definitely continue using Rosalique as my base, and I reckon it wouldn’t clog my pores even if I use it on a daily basis.
However, the tube only has 30ml of product, so it probably will only last for a few months or less if you plan to use it everyday. Retailing at £29.99, I’d say it’s on the higher end of the spectrum.
But considering how Rosalique cuts down your make-up prep time, provides good coverage and offers multiple skincare benefits, it’s definitely worth a splurge. So indulge yourself. You deserve it.
For more information, visit rosalique.co.uk.