First off I really do like the packaging, it's a glass bottle with a bright orange lid. The foundation claims to 'to lift skin from fatigue with a healthy, radiant glow!'.
It also comes with a pump which is a must for me since otherwise it is impossible to get the right amount of product and just gets rather messy.
As I said above the colour range is very poor. There are 6 shades in totally which really isn't enough. I got the lightest shade 100 Ivory which still isn't a perfect match, however when blended out it is okay. I don't think anyone who is very pale will be able to wear this foundation which is dissapointing, also anyone who has a darker skintone may also suffer.
The foundation itself has a pleasant scent to it and applies like a dream. I've used both my fingers and the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and achieved a lovely finish. It has good coverage, I would say it is medium to buildable but it still feels very light weight on the skin which I love since I hate feeling like I have loads of make-up on. I've found that it even covers most of my acne scars which many foundations don't do.
I would say it gives a fairly matte finish but it also gives a lovely glow to the skin and looks very natural. For me the wear time is also very good, I would say it lasts for about 8 hours before I need to touch up which is very good since I have oily skin. It also doesn't go patchy even on my chin which is the worst area on my face.
All in all this is a very good foundation especially for the drugstore. My main problem is the terrible colour range which is a real shame for such a lovely product. I think this foundation would suit many skin types apart from someone who has extremely oily skin may struggle with it. This is definitely the best foundation i've tried by Rimmel and has restored my faith in them!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation retails for £8.99 and is avialable here.
Have you tried this foundation? Thoughts?