June 4, 2020

Rodial Skin Lift Foundation

A few months ago, Rodial came out with a new hydrating foundation! Available in 10 shades, the Skin Lift Foundation is formulated with color correcting actives and light-reflecting pigments to match your skin tone. The formula is said to visibly firm the complexion and provide medium buildable coverage with a satin finish.

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Rodial Skin Lift Foundation Review Photos Swatches Before After

I love how this product feels on my skin, the formula isn't sticky, oily or thick. The Skin Lift Foundation dries quite fast though, so I suggest to apply it with a damp Beautyblender.

The coverage is medium but buildable, although I prefer to only apply one layer as it can look a bit cakey if I try to build up the coverage.

I would say that the finish is satin matte; it's more matte than I expected. But my skin is oily so the finish is dewier after about an hour, even if I set it with a bit of loose powder. It's not supposed to be a mattifying foundation, so I was surprised that it didn't make my skin look like a greaseball soon after application!

In fact, I only need to use a blotting sheet after 3 hours (not bad for a hydrating foundation!). It lasts more than 12 hours on me, and doesn't separate or settle into my fine lines.

Rodial Skin Lift Foundation Review Before After

I've tried it with these 4 primers and had great results: Clarins's SOS Primers, Benefit's The POREfessional Hydrate Primer, Laura Mercier's new Pure Canvas Illuminating Primer and Urban Decay's new All Nighter Face Primer.

My skin is oily but dehydrated, and I find that it looks best with a smoothing or hydrating primer (like the ones I just mentioned). With a mattifying primer, the formula doesn't blend out as easily and it can look cakey.

By the way it has a sweet powdery smell, unlike the Diamond Foundation, which is unscented.

Rodial Skin Lift Foundation Ingredients

Their Diamond Foundation is amazing, so I was very excited to try out the new Skin Lift Foundation. But sadly, it left me wanting more.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad foundation (it lasts all day on me) but I was really looking forward to that lifting effect and it just wasn't there! I prefer medium to full coverage, too. For that price, I recommend the Diamond Foundation instead!

Rodial Skin Lift Foundation Review Swatches 10 20 30 40 MAC nc15 nw20 nw25 nc20
Swatches on fair skin (NC15)

10 Vanilla is darker than NC10 (but lighter than NC15) and has yellow undertones.

20 Alabaster Crème is darker than NW20 (but lighter than NW25) and has peach undertones.

30 Milkshake is similar to NC20 and has yellow undertones.

40 Biscuit is slightly darker than NW25 and has pinky orange undertones.

Rodial Skin Lift Foundation Review Packaging

The Rodial Skin Lift Foundation retails for $60 CAD for 30ml and is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


  1. I do think it offers nice coverage on you! I haven't tried any base products from Rodial, may have to check out the Diamond one!

    1. I hope you can find your shade, the colors run dark in the Diamond formula!

  2. I actually never heard of Rodial until now. This does sound like an interesting foundation but I'll definitely check out the Diamond Foundation instead!

    1. If you can find your shade, the Diamond Foundation is worth a try!

  3. It's too bad it only works well with a hydrating primer. I would be interested in trying it out still though

  4. What’s your shade of the Skin Lift? I guess I have a similar skin tone to yours!

    1. Hi Agata, I think it was the shade 30 Milkshake!


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