Sunday, 20 October 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Review

Since giving up the Estée Lauder Double Wear I have been on the search for a new foundation. Having heard good things about this product and then seeing it as part of an offer in Boots, I decided to give it a go.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 200 Soft Beige £8.99





When testing this foundation on my hand in store I was really unsure of which shade to take. In the end I went for Soft Beige and worried about it being on the dark side. When I applied this to my whole face I found that it blends in really well and is a lovely match for my skin tone, although the swatch shows it rather dark.

This foundation is unlike any others I have tried in that it has a dewy finish. The product aims to give your skin a radiant glow to disguise signs of tiredness. Personally I don't often have skin that needs wakening up but I was keen to try something new. The foundation contains shimmer pieces which are lovely and not overpowering at all. In fact, on the face they are barely visible unless in the light. I use two full pumps of this, adding it slowly and building it up. The foundation applies well and has great coverage. I use a little powder over the top which slightly takes away the dewy look but helps to keep my makeup in place.The product has a lovely smell to it and feels very smooth on the skin. 

I use a primer with this product but even with a base I find this foundation doesn't last the day. When I go to remove my makeup in the evening I find that barely any colour is showing on my cleansing pads. Although it is not long wearing this doesn't put me off using it as sometimes, like for work, I am not requiring a long lasting foundation or high coverage. 

My search for a new foundation is not over but this is a lovely product which I will definitely get use out of, especially for lighter makeup days.

Can you recommend a foundation to me?

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16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a pleasant product and I might give it a go at some point. If you're looking for a budget buy the Bourjois Healthy Mix is excellent and if you feel like a splurge the YSL Serum Foundation is without a doubt the best foundation I've ever used. Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it nice enough. Oh thanks il check them both out :) xx

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  2. I've just finished my last bottle of this, I really like it, but I'm still on the hunt for a new foundation too! I've also heard that the Bourjois Healthy Mix is good, so I might give that a go next! :) x

    http://cathearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I'm hearing good things so that might be my next one too! I'm using this a couple of teams a week and using Max Factor Faceinfitiy on the other days xx

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  3. I bought this and Maybelline Fit Me foundation at the same time but always find myself reaching for the Fit Me foundation. Maybe give that a go?

    Www.superwomanchick.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks, il check it out xxx

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  4. My two favorite drugstore foundations are the Maybelline Fit Me and the Revlon whipped.

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Il definitely try the fit me! Thanks xx

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  5. I always rave about this foundation i just think it's amazing for the price!

    http://orange-chic.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  6. A bit disappointed it doesn't last the whole day but love the product :)

    Fashionkween.Blogspot.Com

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    1. Maybe I'm expecting too much by wanting it on all day! X

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  7. I found that it doesn't long ethier but for the price its a brill product.. finding a good foundation that ticks all the boxes is hard so good luck haha im using the rimmel true match at the moment and so far so good! xx

    http://www.el-ann-aura.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh thanks, il have to give that a go! X

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  8. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation :) It's light enough for my pale skin and lasts all day! x

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. Aw great il give that a go xx

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