Saturday, 19 May 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: Review!

Hey Girlies,

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. 
About two weeks ago, I was in Penneys (Primark) 
and came across the Wake Me Up Foundation by Rimmel.
I didn't even know Penneys stock Rimmel, so I was pleasantly surprised. 
Even better, this foundation was only €6.98 which is rather reasonable considering Boots sell the exact same one for somewhere around the €11 mark. 

This foundation is available in six shades. I decided to pick up True Nude (303) as it best matches my skin tone. I really like the shade range. It is in no way extensive but the undertones of the shades are really nice. They are not very orange which is great, as many medium shades tend to lean orange. These however, do not.

The packaging is gorgeous. It comes in a glass bottle which makes it seems much higher end than it really is. I also love the orange lid, it brings a happy element to the product if that makes any sense at all! The pump is one of my favourite parts of the product. It makes dispensing the product easily controllable. Only downside to the packaging is that it's not extremely travel-friendly.

This is a light-weight foundation and something that is perfect for everyday. It applies easily and blends well. The coverage is light but can be built up to medium if needed. Rimmel claims it has an anti-fatigue effect and provides a radiant glow. I do like the look this foundation gives to the skin and it does provide a certain glow and dewiness but nothing too extreme so that it appears oily, don't worry!

There has been a lot of hype about this product and one thing a lot of people have mentioned is the shimmer in the product. This is visible in the bottle and when swatched but I do not see it once applied. The shimmer really just provides the glow rather than an Edward from Twilight effect!

The lasting power of this foundation is average. I would say it lasts about eight hours
It also contains SPF 15 which is always a bonus! I notice a slight scent of it as well, like sun cream  but in the best possible way!

Overall I really really like this foundation. I can see it becoming one of my favourite foundations definitely. It's perfect for everyday wear and it allows skin to breathe whilst still providing coverage. I would definitely recommend picking it up in your local Boots, Superdrug or for better value, Penney/Primark! 

Rating: 8.5/10

Thanks for reading Dolls!
Have you tried this wonderful product?



  1. Replies
    1. It's great isn't it! I haven't heard really any bad reviews


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