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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I have seen a few reviews of this working its way around so I thought I'd give my opinion.
I must say that I had absolutely no intention of purchasing this foundation when it was first launched, it just didn't really appeal to me for some reason, however I ended up with two samples, thanks to my magazine addiction, and I thought I had nothing to loose, turns out I ended up loosing £5.98 as I loved it.

Now the magazine sample I got given was 200 Beige which kinda made me look like an oompa lumpa (attractive I know, glad I'm five ft seven, or else I may have been shipped to Cadbury World.) I used my Real Techniques Stippling brush (which I am still in love with) to apply it, and it loved it. (Alot of love/brackets going on in this review it appears.)


I found that the foundation gave a really lovely coverage and my skin looked brighter. It didn't feel heavy and it covered the few spots I had and the acne scars I have. I then ended up in Asda and saw it had £3 pound off so went and got a bottle. I bought the shade 003 True Ivory as that is the shade of my favourite evening foundation, the Rimmel True Match foundation. However when I use it I still feel that is slightly too dark for me.



It comes in a lovely glass bottle, with an orange lid and a pump, which I really like. I just place a couple pumps and the back of my hand and blend it on to my face with my brush.

Here is a picture of me with no foundation, just a freshly washed face and moisturiser:



As you can see, one side of my face is quite clear, but my chin and other cheek have a few spots/scars.

And now here is my face with just the foundation on:



As you can see just one coat of this foundation evened out my skin colour and covered my spots/scars. The lighting here is good and doesn't show the slight orangeness that is true in real life, but I am impressed by the coverage of this foundation, as it really doesn't feel heavy at all. It doesn't really have a dewy glow which I would've expected, especially as it is slightly greasy until I blend the final bits in with my fingers (I always do that so I don't have any brush lines,) which I think may be a concern if you have very oily skin.

Here is my full face of make-up:



This lasted about 6-8 hours, which is fine for me, and I quite like it when I get home in the evening and my make-up isn't as strong as it was in the morning (is that weird?)

So overall I would give this foundation a 8/10. I think I need a different colour for my skin tone (however in these pictures it looks fine, hmm.) It will probably be perfect for summer. It does have a slight greasy feel until fully blended. It gives really coverage, and I haven't suffered any breakouts from it. It is kind of what I was expecting from the Bourjois Healthy Mix.

Speaking of Healthy Mix, I really like the look I get when I mix the two foundations together:


I hope you found this review helpful, and I definitely think you should at least considering trying this foundation.

Have you tried it?  What did you think?

Laura xoxo

21 comments:

  1. i tried the sample and really liked it but it felt to greasy because i have oily skin, other than that i loved the coverage :) xx

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    1. Yeah, I don't think it would work well with oily skin, without a lot of powder :(

      xoxo

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  2. It looks amazing, I will consider deviating from my usual to this next time! xxx

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    1. It really took me by surprise at how good it is, definitely worth a try :)
      You'll have to let me know what you think if you do.
      Also Glamour and Elle and Company all have samples in :)
      xoxo

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  3. I really want to try this! I love your blog ive subbed :) xx

    http://hannahsbeautyblog20.blogspot.com/

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    1. You really should :)
      Aw thank you :)

      xoxo

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  4. Have never tried a Rimmel foundation but this looks great on you xo

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    1. You should, I really recommend the Perfect Match Gel or this foundation :)
      Thank you

      xoxo

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  5. great post hun, you look lovely in these pics. looks as though its a good foundation will have to see if i can pick it up x

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you :)
      It is a good foundation, most places have got £3 off at the moment, worth a shot :)

      xoxo

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  6. I love the name of your blog and the way you write! :) Great review - I'm following <3

    Ellen xx

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  7. lovely review!x

    www.vintagewalls.blogspot.com

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  8. I've stopped myself buying this but now I really want it!!!

    thebeautiful-days.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no, well if it's on other than it's not too bad right?

      xoxo

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  9. Just bought this foundation myself and really love it too! I know what you mean about the sample size making us look like oompa-loompas :) great review :) xox

    f-fancies.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah I'm glad you like it.
      Oh I knowm I actually went out with it on, felt rather silly haha.
      Thank you :)
      xoxo

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  10. I was thinking about trying out this foundation. I think it's the orange cap I am so drawn to! Haha! I might give it a try :)

    heatherhoneyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, it does look good :) (the cap) You should try it :)

      xoxo

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