Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review


Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

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?

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  1. Rajvi Bhow @ Straight talk
    February 23, 2013 / 9:05 am

    Ive heard a lot about Rimmel fondation too.. Im on the lookuout for a smooth liquid foundation as my current one is really heavy.. but don't think rimmel is available in India

  2. Sana Sadiq
    February 23, 2013 / 9:15 am

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  3. Lucy Cole
    February 23, 2013 / 9:20 am

    I use this foundation and I bought the Nivea face primer literally yesterday so that's a shame!Xx


  4. Jessica Brown
    February 23, 2013 / 9:22 am

    I love this foundation! I use it more than any other 🙂 x

  5. Angela
    February 23, 2013 / 11:01 am

    I really like this foundation but also found it wasn't very long lasting 🙁 still use it if I know i won't be wearing my male up for very long as I really like the effect it has with brightening 🙂
    Great post xx


  6. Leila
    February 23, 2013 / 11:23 am

    I wear Rimmel not this one Its got a blue lid cant remember ahaha It does stay on though the one that I used, I havent tried a primer before I should maybe try great post
    Leila xx

  7. beautyqueenuk
    February 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    It looks so dark in the bottles that I have always stayed clear, but maybe I should try it xx


  8. Marufa K
    February 23, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Ive always wanted to try this foundation…maybe its time to

    Check out my blog Im a new follower of yours would love it if you would follow me back 😉


  9. Nivedita
    February 23, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Even I have heard a lot about this foundation. Hope to lay my hands on these soon. You look so lovely! What is the lipcolor you are wearing?

  10. LoveFayexoxo
    February 23, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    I've heard endless great reviews of this foundation so I definitely need to pick it up! Looks great on your skin!


    Love Faye xoxo

  11. Siri
    February 23, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    I have heard so much about this foundation. Thank you for this review! I might have to check it out sometime 🙂
    xx, Siri

  12. Jem
    February 23, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I really want to try this foundation! One of my favourite Youtube girls Tanya Burr raves about it!


  13. Alice Waude
    February 23, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I recently bought the Nivea primer and so far so good. I liked this foundation but found it clung to any dry skin that I had but it didn't stop me using it!




  14. Kimberley
    February 23, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Hi Alice,

    I'm glad you are enjoying the Nivea Primer too, I really like it! It's a shame you found this foundation clung to dry patches 🙁 I haven't found this to be a problem but I exfoliate quite a lot using Soap and Glory products.

    I'll check out your blog 🙂


  15. Kimberley
    February 23, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Thank you!


  16. Kimberley
    February 23, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    Awww thank you! I'm wearing the Revlon Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick Passionee. I'll be doing a review on it soon.


  17. Jadirah Sarmad
    February 23, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    Great review! Thank you for dropping by! 🙂 xo

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  18. Jadirah Sarmad
    February 23, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    and I'm a new follower! 😉

  19. Sally
    February 23, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    I've been using this foundation for months now as I used to used just high end ones. It's such a good one, rimmel really are the best on the high street at the moment.

    Nice review



  20. Mary Lee
    February 23, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    this was so lovely to read! i will definitely look out for that product next time i go out

    hope you'll visit back

  21. Nora Aradi
    February 23, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Great post, you look pretty! i really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,


  22. K.
    February 23, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I really want to try this, as I love a light textured foundation! I didn't know it didn't have long staying power, though, so thanks for the great review!
    Visiting from the #bbloggers blog hop xoxo

  23. Christine B.
    February 23, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    I'm so tempted by this foundation! I was worried about the shades and you seem to be around my skintone so it's good to know it matches. Maybe you just need a different powder to make it last? I find loose powders make my foundation last longer than pressed ones.

  24. Vivid
    February 23, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Wow! This post is so great, a lot of nice information! : )

  25. Sarah Ivell
    February 23, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    Great post – I've heard many great things about Wake Me Up, I tried it once but I too found that it doesn't last very long, which is a shame 🙁 Great review though 🙂
    Sarah xxx


  26. Dressed with soul
    February 23, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    Seems that this foundations works really good – because you´re looking absolutely fresh and awake.

    Thanks for following – it´s a pleasure to follow you back 🙂


  27. Eloise
    February 23, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    I love this foundation but completely agree that the amount of shades isn't that great. I bought the palest shade and it's still a bit too dark


  28. Happie Reading
    February 24, 2013 / 2:04 am

    MAC has a great primer although it may be silly to pay more for a primer than the actual foundation! So happy to have stumbled upon your blog!! It's adorable!! AANNDDD I'm your newest follower hey hey hey!

    Xo, Kelsey Belle


  29. Angela
    February 24, 2013 / 4:32 am

    I usually use No7 tinted moisturiser rather than foundation, but when I need foundation i use bare minerals, I love it because it doesn't settle in my wrinkles. I just recently bought MUA's primer so I am using that when I use foundation and find it really good, and so cheap! I came from Jessie's blog hop and started following you on GFC, bloglovin and twitter, hope you can follow back in the same ways, if you like my blog of course.
    Angela x


  30. Paloma in Disguise
    February 24, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    Great review 🙂 x

  31. Ashii
    February 24, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I absolutely love wake me up, I've been using it for a few months now, it really is amazing! I like to mix mine with the garnier bb cream for something different 🙂

  32. Clare
    February 24, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    I really want to try this! You have a great blog and have just gained a new follower!


  33. Miss Angie
    February 25, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    It looks very pretty on you!

    Found your post through Kelly's Weekly Round-Up Post this week! 🙂 She shared it in our Weekly Round-Up Linky!

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