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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I'm a bit too late to jump on this Foundation bandwagon as I do not usually get along with drugstore foundations, firstly due to their texture and secondly due to their limited colouring, both of which I feel are incomparable to departmental store foundations where you can try before you buy.

For under a fiver on ebay however, I thought I might give it a try. The colour reference was much easier to decide on after seeing FOTD's of a few bloggers similar to my skin colour. For reference, if you're a MAC NC30/35, 303 True Nude in this will be spot on for you.

Coming to the Foundation, I knew it would be dewy but had no idea about the coverage at all. To me it's quite medium and buildable. Trust me, I have tried 'light' coverage Foundations in the past and this is definitely more pigmented that that.

If you are someone who judges a Foundation by how it feels on your skin, this one sinks in considerably well and is not at all tacky, wet feeling on the skin like MAC's Face & Body. It is quite light and airy as I cannot personally feel the weight of it on my skin or feel that I want to get out of it as soon as I can. It's comfortable for everyday wear basically.

It apparently has shimmery, glittery particles in it which people cannot stand according to what I came across on the web. I personally cannot see them at all, so it might have to do with my eye sight or personal preference. I have also tried obviously glittery, shimmery foundations in the past and this is definitely not one of them. What this contains is very finely milled shimmer to enable light to bounce off from all angles of the face, in all lighting's.

Who is the Wake Me Up Foundation for? For normal to dry skin ladies of course due to its slightly moisturising feel and dewy finish. I feel it would work great for ladies in their 40's and above who want to give their complexion a bit of a lift. I love how its radiant finish cleverly blurs imperfections such as fine lines and uneven skin tone. 

Believe it or not, it even works on combination skin if you use the right skincare in the first place. I like how you only need a pump and a half for the whole face as only a little amount spreads nicely. It's a dream to blend and you can use your fingers or a flat top brush. A must have in your Foundation wardrobe to mix and match with other foundations in my opinion. 

Now I haven't used Chanel's Vita Lumiere or YSL's Touche Eclat Foundations but by the sound and look of it, this seems pretty much like them, just a gazillion times cheaper.

I personally cannot stand matte foundations as they exaggerate every problem area of my skin in my experience. So even though I have combination, blemish prone skin, dewy is what I opt for. It's quite a personal thing when it comes to foundations but if you're looking for a new everyday one that's radiant, light on your face and medium coverage without being greasy or shimmery, this is it.

Yu said...

Sounda lovely! Who was your ebay seller?


I want to try this!!!

your follower from new york,

Shameera@MyFrostedWorld said...

This one looks good! Chanel Lumiere made me breakout, so if this is similar, I may give it a try!

Get Gawjus! said...

@Shameera - Chanel foundations usually make me break out! Such a shame considering they're so hyped.

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Supergirl said...

This sounds good - maybe I will try it:) I am looking fir a new foundation at the moment.

Mandy Whitaker said...

I really really want to try this! I have been wanting a foundation to give me that dewy look! I'm just hoping I won't be able to detect the shimmer! Thanks for a great review!




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