Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

Well hello,

when it comes to foundations I usually stick to what I know and love, which just happens to be my Catrice Cosmetics All About Matt Foundation. As I was running low on supply I decided to change things up and choose something else. Even though I heard this name being thrown around in the Beauty community I wasn´t really paying attention to what was being said. Still, I picked up the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation shade Classic beige, 201, which was the lightest shade available at the store at that time. Which ended up being a little too dark for me.

Right off the bat, there was something really unique about this foundation. It is quite thick, yet extremely smooth to the touch, which I like quite a lot. It´s not like your average liquid foundation, it has creamy consistency. It blends very easily and leaves the skin looking dewy and natural. If you look really closely you can notice a bit of shimmer in the bottle, which is not noticeable once applied to the face. The coverage is medium, but buildable, without looking cakey. It has a nice creamy smell to it. It also has SPF 15 which is a bonus. I usually don´t mention the packaging, since the only thing that really matters is the actual product. But this one looks quite expensive. I really enjoy it.

On the negative side, I did notice that it doesn´t last very long. After a few hours it starts fading away. I have quite oily skin and I found I had to blot and powder my face many times throughout the day. It emphasized my oily T-zone, which I haven´t experienced with any other foundation before. That is why I would recommend this foundation to people with dry or combination skin or wearing it in cooler seasons.

With all that said I still really like this foundation and use it on a regularly basis. I just mix it with my lighter, Mattyfying foundation and it creates the perfect color and finish for my skin. It is one of those foundations you throw on when you don´t feel like wearing a full face of make-up, you only need a bit and you are good to go. Just remember to always have your fave powder nearby. Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts.



  1. I have oily skin as well so I don't think this would be the foundation for me! I hear so many good things about it but I have always had a feeling it wouldn't work for me!

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  2. I really like this foundation, and find that it gives me a beautiful finish to my overall make up look. A great price point too.