Drugstore Foundations : Rimmel Face Base

Hey internet friends,

Recently I was in my local boots and came across a brilliant offer for Rimmel products, they were selling all Rimmel cosmetics at 2 for £10 so I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about two Rimmel face bases and one Primer. This brand is super affordable making it a desirable choice, but lets find out what its really like shall we?

All 3
So today I will be talking about the Stay Matte Primer, Match Perfection Foundation and Wake Me Up Foundation.
Including on skin examples obviously…

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

What Rimmel Says:

“The new ultra-mattifying primer can be worn as a matte, silky base before applying your foundation, or on top of your make up to keep you looking effortlessly chic without clogging pores.

Ultra lightweight formula that minimizes the appearance of pores.
Controls shine for up to 8 hours creating a soft, perfectly matte complexion.
Won’t feel heavy or greasy.”

Thats a fairly big promise to live up to Rimmel!

Swatch & On Skin Examples
As you can see the consistency of the product is very much like a face cream, on application it has a slight silicone feel it to but not as heavy as the pore professional for example.
I did feel like this mattifyed the skin and I feel thats evident in the image but in terms of pores or blurring out blemishes it did literally nothing at all.
Rimmel claimed that the product would reduce Shin for up to 8 hours?
Lies lies lies – 5 hours tops.

Verdict — 7/10 
Great for daytime and everyday use but for special events and nights out Id spend a little bit more and go for the Body Shop insta blur.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti Fatigue Foundations

Wake Me Up bottle
What Rimmel Says:

“Wake Up & Glow! Rimmel’s first liquid foundation that instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow Light, moisturising texture applies smoothly and leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable all day Gives an instant flawless, natural-looking finish Visible anti-fatigue effect with peptides and a Vitamin Moisturising complex”

Why do cosmetics companies do this? I read this about 10 times and I STILL don’t know what it means, lets try and break down what Rimmel are promising with this product.
Dewy finish with moisturising effect that lasts all day.
Shouldn’t feel heavy on the skin
Contains peptides and vitamins so should be great and healthy for your skin.

Swatch & On Skin Examples

Super thick gel like consistency that once blended doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all, I blend with the Real Techniques buffing brush and find the results lead to a fairly light coverage, I felt like two applications is more appropriate without a concealer to really battle redness.
The finish of this foundation is dewy and I expected it to be a complete nightmare on my oily skin but I can pleasantly say it lasted about 6 hours before I needed to powder or touch up.
Im not normally fond of a dewy foundation as with most oily skin types it can make me look a little greasy but this product just doesn’t do that, it looks healthy and glowing.

Verdict – 8/10
Great lasting foundation with a nice healthy finish, probably not appropriate for an event taking loads of photos due to the glowing properties but for a lovely light and natural look this foundation would be perfect.

Rimmel Match Perfection
Match Bottle
W hat Rimmel Says:

For Invisible Coverage & Visibly Perfected Skin 

• Invisible, mistake-proof foundation for visibly perfected & healthier looking skin.
• Weightless, smooth texture blends with skins real tone instead of masking it.
• 24HR moisture complex leaves skin feeling hydrated.
• Soft-focus powers help reduce imperfections, pores & dark circles.

Swatch & On Skin Examples
Runny and watery consistency – surprisingly this foundation feels a full coverage as appose to the medium you’d expect from a watery consistency foundation.
The coverage is really nice and the finish looks practically airbrushes, its just a well rounded foundation and for the price of £7 its a ridiculous bargain!
I’m really surprised by how much I like this product, it creates a nice, smooth finish, and is really easy to apply and blend using the Real Techniques Buffing brush.

Verdict 9/10
This would be a solid 10 if it wasn’t for the fact that it smells really cheap and typical of all drugstore foundations.
I tend to mix it with my Mac studio sculpt on a daily basis for an amazing skinbase.

I hope you enjoyed this little chat about some of the Rimmel face bases available now.

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?

What other Rimmel bases do you guys love?!

Also guys, if you haven’t already seen Im running a giveaway right now until the 17th October you can enter HERE

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx


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