Sunday, 17 June 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Reviewed!

When this foundation first came out I felt like everyone was talking about it, I was personally put off by the fact that i've not had the best of experiences with Rimmel foundations. I've tried a few in the past and always struggled to find a light enough shade and good wear time.
 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. 
 The pump is also bright orange to match the lid. The foundation itself has an SPF 15 which I like, I personally would add my own higher SPF on a warmer day. From the bottle is seems to have slight glitter particles to it which put me off at first but these aren't noticeable on the skin. 
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?

10 comments:

  1. I've read a few good reviews on this product now - I'm always so hesitant when buying Rimmel (my last post is even on how I don't like Rimmel!) But admittedly I've never tried a Rimmel foundation so should probably branch out to their other products.

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm not the biggest fan of Rimmel, I normally don't like there foundations because they look orange on me! This one is definitely worth checking out though :)

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  2. Everybody is talking about this foundation, I really need to give it a go! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't know whether to believe the 'hype' but it is definitely worth trying, the best foundation Rimmel have done imo :)

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  3. thanks for sending me your link! I didn't get on with this foundation it broke me out and made me look like a glitter ball! I love your header btw!

    islaay.com

    xx

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    1. Thank you, glad you like it. Really? Just goes to show that certain foundations aren't for everyone!

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  4. Great review! I really want to try this. I love the packaging, it seems so summery.. and I'm glad to hear the glitter doesn't shop up on he face :) x

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    1. Thank you I love it too, definitely worth giving a go :)

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  5. Nice review! I love the packaging of the product a lot, and also I've only read good to amazing reviews about this so I maybe should give it a go. The shade range puts me off though!

    Fee xx

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  6. I was thinking of getting this for my next foundation as I have been wanting to try it for a while but reading what you put about it not being great for pale people i'm unsure now. I will have to check it out in the shop

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