RMK Liquid Foundation Is All Hearts

Japanese brands make pretty decent base products. Another thing that I love is the fact that the bases are usually less pink. I love my Lunasol Water Gel foundation, something which I will write about one day, but I also heart my RMK Liquid Foundation. This is my first RMK product, and this is what I think about it.





The packaging is a cute rectangular bottle which reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.Β Choose me. Open up. Take me.Β Good thing it doesn’t sayΒ Eat Me. While it doesn’t shrink me in size, nor does it make me a giant, it does pretty good things to my face. The bottle has an open mouth without a pump, and this is the only thing that I dislike. When I pour out the foundation, I have to clean the little opening every single time. I also have to be careful of the amount I pour out, but so far, I’ve been controlling my enthusiasm.




I got the lightest shade which leans yellow, that is the number 101. As you can see in the picture below, it goes on quite warm, but once blended, it matches my skin completely. The texture is rather fluid, and application with either a brush or with fingers are both just as pleasurable. The RMK Liquid Foundation is very smooth to touch. It glides on and buffs into the face effortlessly. There are no streaks I have to take care of, doesn’t emphasize pores, doesn’t emphasize lines. I usually like to apply it with a foundation brush, warm up my palms then very gently pat my face. I find that this extra step makes me look that much more natural. Don’t believe me? Try it πŸ™‚


RMK swatch

RMK before after


Picture above shows how my skin transforms. My bare face is quite red and there is some unevenness. I’m also experiencing some hormonal breakout when the photos are taken, hence some blemishes on my forehead. The picture in the centre shows me wearing the RMK Liquid Foundation only. I’m sure you can tell that redness is covered, some dark circles reduced, blemishes appear less inflamed. The last picture on the far right is a completed base routine –> foundation, concealer and powder. I love the combination of RMK Liquid Foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and Chanel Poudre Universelle. It makes my skin look naturally bright and well kept. The foundation doesn’t oxidize on me, doesn’t break me out and doesn’t grease up by lunch time. I can wear it the whole day by just blotting once, and by the end of the day, I received comments saying I looked especially fresh.


RMK ingredients


The RMK Liquid Foundation retails for RM150 and has been available for a while now. Took me a long time to jump on this bandwagon, but I’m glad I did. Have you tried this foundation before? Does it work as well on you?


xoxo Lily



  • Jan S

    Yes I love this foundation too! it works really well with their makeup base too.

    • Glad it works on you too! I’m still trying to get through my makeup base… so I’m being a good girl, getting through it before purchasing another. I hope! LOL!

  • For me, the Japanese make the best base makeup ever. This is among my faves. I should use it more often πŸ˜€

    • I should use it more often too! I get samples of new foundations and I get side tracked but I try to rotate my foundations. It gets harder to use all of them, so that tells me something -_- Haha!

  • Parita

    The coverage is really good n love the fact that foundation looks yellow and not pink

    • Ah, some skin tones need pink foundations, and they do have pink undertones too. You just need to find one with a yellow undertone πŸ™‚ You should go have a try! You might fall in love….

  • Charlotte

    Omg! This looks so good on you!

    • Thanks Charlotte πŸ™‚

  • This has great coverage yet still looks natural. It looks great on you.

    • You have to try it, Taylor. I think you’ll <3 it!

  • gin

    after having this one from rmk, i stop purchasing any other liquid foundation.. that says how much i LOVE LOVE LOVE this haha… i double it as concealer too!wait for the base to dry/settle down, dot more on the places u wanna conceal, wait for 10sec for it dry down, and blend at the side. with this technique i can archieve the highest level of concealing.. really cant see the existance of the previously ugly acne! nyahahaha~
    so far everything i buy from rmk are perfect… totally my number 1 makeup brand hahaha

    • Gin the RMK fangirl! Haha! It’s great when you find something you absolutely love πŸ™‚

  • Laura

    I got some samples from the RMK counter before, and I must say it works as well as you described it! My shade is 102 if i remember correctly, definitely thinking of purchasing the full size one. πŸ˜€

    • Get it! I never regretted it. I rotate my foundations and every time I get back to this one, it never fails to put a smile on my face πŸ™‚

  • I’m warm-toned and pink foundations appear completely orange on me. Realistic non-pink tones that are actual skin tones, versus pure yellow, can be hard to find. This looks lovely. I usually warm up product the same way, I’ll very lightly pat the foundation into my skin with my palms, then blend out with a beauty blender

    • Hi Catherine, pink foundations make me look red and dark like a beetroot! Some foundations that claim to be neutral make me look orange. How odd is that? Hahaha! I haven’t seen a pure yellow foundation myself, and the most yellow foundation I own is from Lunasol in shade YO02. Oh, I have to use my beauty blender again. I seem to have forgotten about it but you and another blogger friend Teri reminded me about it πŸ™‚

  • I have always wanted to try RMK but just haven’t gotten around to it :/ I am curious about Japanese brands’ bases now though! How do you think this one would work for oily skin, Lily? And it really does look great on you! πŸ˜€

    • I have normal/combination oily skin and I didn’t have to touch up much. So, I think it’s pretty good for oily skin too. Also, don’t forget I live in a hot and humid weather. If it stays put here, it should stay put in a drier weather πŸ™‚ I find that foundations that work for those with oily skin (who live in cooler climates) tend to be drier on my skin. You should get a sample. I have good feeling!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Looks good! Japanese brands usually do well in my book, so I might give this one a try once I run out of my current foundation.

    • Hi Kiss & Make-Up, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚ This one is really good, so once you give it a try, I’d like to hear what you think!

  • Liz

    Never tried RMK and can’t get it here, but I love how it looks on you! LOL @ Choose Me. Pretty makeup and their constant look-at-me attitude, lololol.

    • Right? Hahahahaha!!!

  • Great review. Never tried this before but heard tons of good reviews on it. One day, I’m going to give it a try.

    • You must, Angela πŸ™‚ At least go get a sample and try it. Let me know how it works for you!

  • jhoanne Luna

    i have the creamy foundation in 103. I love the natural and flawless looking finish. πŸ™‚ thumbs up for RMK

    • Yay! Glad you like it too πŸ™‚

  • Luna

    I am also using RMK Liquid Foundation and the only foundation that does not dry, or create the cakey look. I use the 104 ( it looks darker than my skin but once it is absorbed it goes right in and blend ).

    I tried other brands too but I still go back to this particular one. I tried the creamy foundation too but I still prefer this one. Very light coverage, very liquid (easy to blend), and blends nicely as if I am not wearing anything.

    How I usually use this in the morning: On my clean face, I just use 5 cents worth of Hada Labo moisturizing lotion (white milky color bottle). Spread it on face and neck and let it sink-in for 2-3 minutes. This time can brush teeth etc. After that, drop 5 cents worth of RMK Liquid Foundation on palm (make sure hands are clean and fingernails are short). Close palm together to spread it on palm, then pat the face and neck till all the foundation transferred. Even out using fingers or brush (I have better luck with fingers than brush). Use a tissue to blot the over-dewy look and that’s it. If I want more coverage, I use extra foundation. I didn’t need to use any other type of powder to set the foundation. My skin is sensitive and dry on the t-zone hence the need to use milk lotion like hada labo. I use other lotions too but hada lado gives me the best result.

    • Hi Luna, thanks for dropping by and thanks for sharing!
      I have normal/combination oily skin, so powder is a must. I’ve used the Hada Labo SHA Lotion and I like it πŸ™‚ However, tried their sunscreen and it broke me out. Isn’t it a great feeling finding something that works perfectly on your skin?