Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation review

I'm a foundation freak, you may already be aware of this if you have read this blog for any length of time, but when I initially saw this a while back in Superdrug I wasn't falling for it as I normally would, no, it appeared that I had malfunctioned or something that day and I didn't even pick it up in fact I had a little chuckle at it rolled my eyes and walked right past without even having a nosey! I think it was the name of it which on any other day would suck me right in but that day it didn't, it irritated me instead I wasn't prepared to be disappointed by another bold claiming high street foundation and remember thinking how very sensible I was and giving myself a little pat on the back for turning a corner.

But then I stumbled across a few reviews on it and became ever so slightly curious, then I noticed it appearing in monthly favourite video's on You Tube, curiosity got the better of me and BAM I was all over it like a tramp on chips, and I'm so pleased I gave in...

 ...never in my life has a high street brand foundation excited me as much as this one does, there are a couple that have come close (Bourjois healthy mix and healthy mix serum and more recently L'Oreal Lumi Magique) but even then I have always found that one teeny tiny reason not to truly love them... ie it breaks me out a'la healthy mix or it isn't long wearing enough in the case of Lumi Magique and with them being from the high street that's fine I had pretty much made peace with the fact that there would never be the perfect high street foundation for me when Rimmel go and come out with this bad boy! In fact, in the past couple of weeks of using this every day I am 99% sure that I shall be declaring it holy grail!
I loves it!!
Half a pump
(the formula reminds me of a lighter cosistancy MAC studio sculpt)
Coverage: Medium buildable
Finish: Radiant, really brightens skin without being shimmery or overly dewy, flawless but definitely doesn't leave skin looking cakey or too 'done' 
Staying power: Rimmel claim 10 hours its more like 8 
Shade range: 7 shades- My shade is 200 Soft beige and I am an NC25/30 in MAC foundations  
Packaging: Glass bottle/pump combo. 
Suitable for: All skin types, it definitely doesn't emphasise dry skin or sink into fine lines or pores nor is it so light and dewy that it will look greasy and slip on oily skin the only down side is the shade range.
Random info: It smells amazing, it must be all the vitamins!! 
 I get the song 'Don't wake me up' stuck in my head for hours every time I get it out of my Make-up bag!
Repurchase? Definitely! this is a product that actually does what it says on the tin.

Have you tried this?


  1. Oh you make it sound so good! I'm the same as you, I always looked at it but walked away.. this and now the Maybelline Fit Me has been tempting me like crazy!

  2. I can't describe how much I love it I really thought it was just another shitty gimmick lol ooh yeah the fit me range has been tempting me aswell!The high street are really on their game atm! xxx

  3. I tried a sample of this from a magazine and absolutely loved it, even on my oil slick face. But then when I see it in the bottle I see all the shimmers and it just freaks me out too much... ugh I just need to buy it, I loved the sample and it's so darn cheap it doesn't even matter if i dont love it it in the end. YOU HAVE PERSUADED ME! xx

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    1. Aah yeah definitely get it especially because you've already tried it..Im sure you won't regret it and like you say for the price it doesn't really matter too much if you do :) xxx

  4. I love I was all over it like a tramp on chips haha! But that aside, I love this foundation too! I thought I would look like a glitter ball instead its radiant and it has good coverage! Not a fan of the concealer though so don't be tempted by that xxx

    1. Haha ;) It's bloody amazing I'm so obsessed I can't wait to put it on every day lol. Oh I was gonna mention the concealer and ask what people thought I'll probably give that a miss then cheers chick xxx


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