Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Review - Rimmel Wake me up Foundation

Hello everyone.

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Sorry I've been a bit quiet over the past couple of days. I've had man flu and just as I was feeling better yesterday I seem to have come down with an awful tummy bug! So instead of work today I've been cuddled up on the sofa in one of the other half's t-shirts feeling very sorry for my self, lol! Oscar (my little boy) is taking good care of me though, lots of kisses and snuggles have been coming my way.


So enough of the me feeling sorry for my self talk and on with the post. So today I'm going to give my opinion or review as such on Rimmel's newest foundation, Wake Me Up Foundation.

So I picked mine up for £5.99 which was the introductory special offer price from Tesco's while I was doing my weekly shop. I must admit I haven't bought a "drug store" foundation in a long while and wasn't even going to bother but when I saw it I thought "all in the name of blogging" and slipped it into my trolley.

Colours/Shade selection

Now one of the reasons I tend to steer away from drug store foundations is the colour/shades. I never seem to get a good match and much prefer the beauty counter where I can be matched up and most of the time get a good match and am good to go. This doesn't happen very much with drug store and I always end up with one that's too dark/light or yellow/pink. Now Wake me up only comes in 6 shades which is a bit rubbish but hopefully they will add more shades. I got mine in Soft Beige (I'm NW20 in MAC).


The foundation comes in a nice looking glass bottle with a orange pump. I really like the packaging, looks really sleek and really like how you can see the foundation runs through the middle with the glass edging (if you know what I mean), i'm rubbish at describing things, lol.

Rimmel's thoughts

"Introducing Wake Me Up, our first makeup that instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow that minimises premature skin ageing. Radiance pearls illuminate for a healthy, radiant glow and Flawless natural finish. Peptides increase elasticity so skin recovers and bounces back more quickly. SPF 15 protects. Wake up and glow!"

My thoughts

Now this is the first drug store foundation I have LOVED. It does everything it says on the tin and more. The soft beige colour I got was spot on and is a really good colour match.
The foundation is medium coverage and has a dewy finish. The consistency of the foundation is really smooth and creamy and goes on perfectly with my Real Techniques Stippling brush.
It really leaves my skin looking so healthy, glowing and revitalised.
The fact that I have been picking this over my Chanel Vitalumiere speaks volumes to me. I've even added it to my Feb favourites as I've been using it so much.
The price has gone to the normal selling price of £8.99 but I would not hesitate buying it at this price.
The great things as well about this is that is widely available in most drugstores, supermarkets and on the web.

Round up

Price: £8.99 for 30ml - very reasonable for a great foundation.
Coverage: Medium, Dewy finish.
Pros: Leaves skin looking healthy and radiant. Wide availability.
Cons: Not a great range of shades.

Hope you enjoyed the review, Danielle x :)


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  3. Wow, I can't believe you're choosing the new Rimmel foundation over the Chanel! I think you've convinced me enough to get my swatch on at a boots counter! Great post!
    Ayesha xx

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