29 April 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

With troublesome teenage skin, I'm always on the hunt for a good foundation. These last few months, I've been reaching for the foundations with the heaviest coverage possible, asking ladies at various cosmetics counters for 'the thickest one please' but recently, as summer is on it's way, I've decided it's time I go back to a more natural, less Essex foundation in an attempt to give my skin a bit of a chance to 'breathe' as the aforementioned ladies would probably recommend!

I'd heard that the Rimmel had launched 'Wake Me Up' and after reading review upon review of positive things, I decided to test it out for myself. I hate trying to colour-match my skin to foundations so I swept through Boots in Westfield, picking up my usual staple products then headed over to the Rimmel foundations and grabbed the first two 'not-too-white-not-too-orange' bottles of Wake Me Up that I could see.

In my mad Wake Me Up rush, I ended up with 'Soft Beige' (a bit too yellow) and 'Classic Beige' (a bit too pink) but luckily, a mix of the two are a rather good match for my skin!

 L - R: 'Soft Beige' and 'Classic Beige'

L - R: 'Soft Beige' and 'Classic Beige'
 'Soft Beige' and 'Classic Beige' (blended separately)
'Soft Beige' and 'Classic Beige' (blended together)

The foundation feels really light on my skin but still manages to give good medium coverage which is definitely buildable. The thin consistency makes it really easy to blend and with just a bit of moisturiser underneath, I've found it can last for most of the day which is a nice bonus considering, unlike it's other Rimmel counterparts (25HR Lasting Perfection - I'm talking about you), it doesn't claim to last for crazy amounts of time.
So Rimmel, you've impressed me. At £8.99, a pretty reasonable price, nice consistency and rather impressive staying power. 'Wake Me Up' might not cure my lack of sleep it definitely gives my skin the boost it needs!


Alice Porter said...

I've wanted to try this foundation for a while and this is a really good review!


Philippa said...

I have oily teenage skin too and GCSE stress is not helping at all! love this foundation lots too!.. one reason i like it is becuase it has a slight shimmer, i don't feel completely 2D when i powder :D

thefashionfreak said...

@Alice Porter - Aw thanks Alice, you should give it a go! Let me know if you do!

@Philippa - We're like twins, except I've got oily skin and A Level stress instead hehe! It;s great isn't it?! I was worried it would be crazy shimmery but with a bit of powder, I think it's just right :)

Claire xxx

liloo said...

i enjoyed your review so much. i think i need to try this xx
liloo /@tsunimee xx

RebeccaJaneLatter said...

I bought this foundation the other day, it's lovely and light and gives my skin a young, fresh glow all day long, i defintely recommend it to every girl on the go!
Great review Claire, big love!!xxx

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