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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Rimmel London Wake me up foundation

Hello again peeps, this post I'm sharing my thoughts on Rimmel's wake me up foundation. Normally i use Estee Lauder's double wear foundation which retails at £26 which is quite a lot, don't get me wrong i love it and think it's worth the money. However my skin tone seems to have changed since buying it and it's slightly too dark for me now which isn't too noticeable to others but noticeable enough for me, so because of this i decided to try some others out as i have stuck to the double wear for years. 
I decided to try this one as i recently bought the wake me up concealer in ivory and was really impressed with the results, especially on how well it matched my skin tone, if you haven't already seen it here is my post on that. Again i picked up the foundation in shade 100 ivory as it was the closest match to my skin tone. 

"Our first foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates skin with a radiant glow and a flawless, natural looking finish. Instant anti-fatigue effect. With peptides and a vitamin moisturising complex."

The only thing i would disagree with is the natural looking finish, for me this has quite a lot of shine to it which i do dislike as i prefer more of a matte finish, but with a light dusting of a powder over the top it's not a problem. I have patches of bad dry skin and it does feel really nice and moisturising, so if like me you suffer from dry skin it's really good, however i can't comment on what it's like for oily skin. I would say it's a light/medium coverage but it is easily buildable on areas where you need it, i also have red patches and it hides it really well and gives me a really nice natural looking complexion. On an odd note it also has a really pleasant scent which surprised me. 

I picked this up in Boots for £8.99 and yes you guessed it in part of their 3 for 2 offer, Boots i truly do love you. As of yet i don't actually have a bad word to say against it, going from a £26 foundation to a £9 drugstore one i thought i would, but yet again with Rimmel i am very pleasantly surprised. I do hope this review helps you if it was a foundation you've had your eye on. Thank you all for reading i hope you all have a great night and if your a further a field reader from the states than i hope your safe x 



  1. Rimmel is my favourite high street brand. What colour did you use in the double wear? I use that too but I'm worried this foundation would be too dark and orange x

    1. It's fast becoming one of mine it seems i have quite a bit of it in my makeup collection now haha. In double wear i have ecru it is only slightly darker than my skin tone, when i apply it with a sponge it's hardly noticeable but i recently bought a real techniques foundation brush and when i apply it that way i can notice it. I am so pale im grey haha but although Rimmel don't have loads to choose from this is quite a good match for pale tones, and they do have testers x

  2. I've been wanting to try this out for so long now

  3. I haven't tried any Rimmel foundation products, and I should. I hear lovely things about the brand :-) I drool over their mascaras :-)

  4. I'm never convinced with Rimmel products as I seem to like them for a few weeks them find my self questioning why I bought them:/ don't get me althought I sill find myself purchasing their new product x


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