I’ve been on a bit of a hunt for a new foundation recently. Sure, I love my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser a lot. Its just great for every day wear. However, there are nights when I don’t really need or want the SPF and then some days when I just need that little bit more coverage.
I ran out of the MAC foundation I was using. Frankly it was no longer working on my skin anyway – so I wasn’t devastated when I hit pan. It might have had a bit too much oil build up from dipping my foundation brush in it I’m not always the best at cleaning my brushes all the time… I’m trying to get better!!!
I also didn’t really want to be spending out a lot of money on products I didn’t know would work on my skin. I’d already had a botched attempt with the Bourjois healthy mix foundation (which I have now, finally, managed to get to work for me!).
I received a sample of the wake me up foundation in a magazine. One of those mini samples they glue in. It wasn’t the right shade for me but I liked the formulation enough to go back and buy one in the right shade for me. It appears giving samples does work… In fact, this is the second Rimmel foundation I have bought on the basis of trying a sample from a magazine. Well done Rimmel!
Anyway! Onto the actual review!
A picture speaks a thousand words and I think you can see the result of this foundation above.
You can see that my skin is naturally quite pigmented. This foundation hides everything, whilst not looking like I am wearing too much foundation at all. It covers any blemishes and patches of skin that look less healthy well.
I don’t often feel the need for much in the way of concealer after using this. It gives a luminosity to the skin without (after powdering) leaving my skin looking oily. It stays on the skin well. I do use this with a setting spray (to be reviewed soon, I’m just editing the photos!) but even without it, it lasts a long time.
I wore this foundation when I walked my boy to the station for his train back to Manchester after last time he visited me. I managed to cry all my mascara off, mop my face repeatedly with tissues and I still had a fair coat of foundation (except around my eyes) on. I was really impressed.
I was also impressed that when I asked my mum what she thought of my foundation the first few times I tried this. She asked me ‘you’re wearing foundation?’. Whilst not sheer, this is a perfect colour match for me and it blends in perfectly. So it leaves my face looking amazing. Yet not looking like I’m wearing foundation. Perfection.