Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation | Review & Swatches

Thursday, 12 June 2014






Hello Lovelies, I hope your all having an amazing week! Recently, I was caught out by the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer once again and found myself browsing the make up isles (I can never resist!). Its been a while since I've tried any drugstore beauty items so I thought it was about time to test out a few, and one of the things I picked up was the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory. 

I remember hearing a lot of good things about this foundation last Summer, and with the summer months approaching and my YSL Touche Eclat foundation running low, I thought that now was a good time to purchase it. I bought this on my lunch break, and while the swatch on my hand looked lovely and glowy in the shop, when I caught a glimpse of my hand under the lights in the office...it looked pretty glittery! I then tweeted asking if this was a problem when applied to the face and I got so many mixed opinions about this foundation, so I thought I'd share my thoughts. 

I'm usually not the best at reviewing drugstore foundations as I usually don't get on with them, but I've really been loving this foundation for a dewy glow. The shade range isn't brilliant which is why I never bought this foundation last Summer, but I found that when I'd properly blended my foundation out and down my neck that this wasn't a problem, and neither was the glitter. When I applied this foundation I fully expected my face to resemble a 70's disco ball, but instead my skin looked healthy and glowing, which is exactly what I was looking for. I always like to keep a dewy finish foundation in my collection for those 'natural makeup' days, and this is the perfect one for the job. 

I found that this foundation lasted quite well on my skin, however, I did team it with the Bourjois Matte Primer which probably increased the wear time of this foundation. However, I did need to powder a lot with this foundation. I have quite oily skin, so I expected that I'd need to powder with this, as I would with any dewy finish foundation. But if needed to powder every couple of hours is something that bothers you and you have combination or oily skin, I wouldn't recommend this foundation for you. 

I really love to mix this foundation with either my MAC Studio Fix or the L'Oreal Infallible foundation, as I find that it increases the wear time and lightens the foundation, making it perfect for every day wear. 

Lots of Love, 
Becky x

18 comments:

  1. I love this foundation :) definitely one of my favourite foundations on the high street :).

    emmalouisedreams.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's one of the few high street foundations that I've actually liked! xx

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  2. I really love this foundation but i find that sometimes it can leave my skin looking a little sparkly which is a little annoying
    Laura xx

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I usually pair it with 'natural' make up and avoid any other sparkly products so I don't look too 'disco ball' haha xx

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  3. I love this foundation, too, so much! Glad you like it!

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    1. It has really surprised me, as much as I want to love drugstore foundations, I usually don't get on with them! xx

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  4. This one is not for me I prefer matte finishes but it still looks amazing :) xx

    http://marybloomy.blogspot.pt/

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    1. I sometimes like to mix this in with my matte finish foundations to create a more satin look :) xx

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  5. This looks amazing when blended in, you can barely tell it's there! I love the packaging too x

    daisy-drops

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  6. I really love this foundation, if I'm ever having a bad foundation day, I'll always go back to this!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I've found myself doing this now too, its great for bad skin days! xx

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  7. I really like this foundation too. I recently bought another bottle for when my MAC foundation runs out x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love mixing it with my MAC foundation so that it lasts a little longer! xx

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  8. Never tried this but have heard lots of things about it too. It would make a good summer foundation. I’m using Rimmel Match Perfection light perfecting radiance foundation at the mo (really impressed!) and there shade range is amazing. :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. I didn't really get on with the match perfection, but I can't fault their shade range! Its one of the best drugstore ranges for pale skin! xx

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  9. I've recently discovered this beauty and wondered what I ever did before without it!! Definitely lives up to the hype

    Nicola xx

    www.nicolabishopx.com

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    1. It definitely deserves all the praise it gets, it blends in amazingly! xx

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