Hello Beauty Lovers!
There’s been a lot of hype about the Rimmel Wake me Up foundation so I was really interested to see what this product was like. I had never tried any foundations by Rimmel before either so I was excited to try something new.
Let’s start with the packaging. This foundation comes in a gorgeous curved glass bottle which makes the product feel like it is much more expensive than it is. The orange lid contrasts nicely against the foundation which I really like, it’s something different. The pump is brilliant! You can control how much product you want to dispense it really is great, so much better than some I have tried.
The formulation of this foundation is lovely. It isn’t too thick or thin and it blends nicely into your skin. It is a really easy product to work with and it doesn’t dry too fast. This is a really important element I look for in a foundation. I hate it when I’m forced to rush with a product as I find that they tend not to blend very well and end up looking patchy and clogged. I would say this gives medium coverage but is buildable.
This foundation does have a slight fragrance which you can smell on application but it is really nice and reminds me of Chanel’s Vitaluminere Aqua scent. Personally, I don’t mind if products have a fragrance but if you do then this isn’t a foundation for you.
I have combination skin and I find this foundation works really well for me. It doesn’t cling to dry patches and it doesn’t make my oily areas worse. It gives you a nice natural looking glow which helps brighten up your face.
Unfortunately, there are a couple of downsides I’ve found with this product. The first is that the colour range isn’t that vast so some people may struggle to find a match, this is a real shame because this is a lovely product and it would be great if it was available to a wider audience. Ivory matches my skin tone perfectly so this isn’t a problem for me but I’m sure it will be for other people..
Secondly, I have found that teamed with my Nivea Moisturiser and Primer (see the review here) it doesn’t have very good staying power at all. This is really disappointing as this primer works well with other foundations I have tried. By the afternoon i’m having to re-apply the Wake me Up foundation which is a pain but I definitely want to try it out with a different primer (any suggestions of a good one to try?) as I think this could make all the difference!
Overall, I’m really pleased with this foundation, I just wish it would stay on a little longer.
Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation is available from Boots for £8.99.
What is your favourite foundation and primer?