Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation...The Perfect Foundation?



Hi everyone, hope you're all well!

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation and I'm always buying different kinds to find out. From reading blogs and watching YouTube videos, the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation has been a big hit. So, following the blogger hype as always, I needed to have this little number in my make up bag. I was on my way to work one day and like usual, I took a little trip into Superdrug because they had a 3 for 2 offer on and well, I can't just walk past it can I?

I'm going to admit, at first I didn't like this foundation and didn't really understand why there was so much hype over it. However, at the time of purchasing this product I was going through my AS level exams and when I'm doing exams I get stressed which makes my skin extremely bad, especially my T-zone. So, when I first started using it, I noticed that it didn't stay on as well as I would've liked, purely because I had such an oily T-zone. Also, even though I have the lightest shade in the collection which is 100 ivory, it still seems to be a little bit dark for my skin because I have pale skin.

After my exams had finished, my skin started to clear up and I continued to use this foundation and I noticed such a difference. It managed to stay on all day without any top ups which is perfect because when I'm at sixth form, I never get the chance to top up my make up so I'd rather have a foundation that is long lasting. Also, I began to work out how much I actually need and by using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, I buff it into my skin more so it gives an even finish. I would say it's more of a medium coverage foundation which is great because it's not too heavy but it covers up any uneven skin.

The foundation does exactly what it says on the bottle which is that it gives an 'anti-fatigue effect + radiant glow' as it instantly brightens the skin and doesn't make you look tired and actually does wake you up. Another bonus of this foundation is that it has SPF 15 which is great if you're out and want to wear make up as well as being protected from the sun. However, you may be able to see by the photo that there are slight shimmer particles in the foundation. The shimmer isn't that obvious when you put it on your face but I have noticed that in certain lights it does show slightly. This isn't a big problem for me but maybe for others it could be.


As I said, I bought this foundation from Superdrug but you can also buy it from Boots at a price of £8.99 it is great value and I would highly recommend this product. It is probably one of the best foundations I've used so if you're interested, get yourself down to your local drugstore!

Hope you have a great rest of the week and enjoy whatever you're doing!

Charlotte xxx