23 April 2012

Review: Rimmel - Wake Me Up Foundation 103

Having owned this for a while now I think it is time to do a review. Many people in the blogosphere have been raving about this, I am adding to this as you can never have too many reviews on something.

What is it Rimmel say?
Introducing Rimmel Wake Me Up, our first makeup that instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow and minimizes premature skin ageing. A light, smooth texture for natural, 100% poreless coverage instantly eliminates signs of tiredness and lifts skin from fatigue. Radiance pearls illuminate for a healthy, radiant glow. Flawless natural finish. Peptides increase elasticity so skin recovers and bounces back more quickly. SPF 15 protects.

What about me?
I don't necessarily think it instantly reawakens skin, as with any foundation it does even out skin tone and makes you feel more confident. A radiant glow, well there is a shimmer factor. Perhaps that is the radiance pearls? For me I think it is very finely milled glitter so when wearing you don't look like a glitter ball.

This foundation takes an average time to dry, great for blending out and getting a light to medium coverage. I cannot comment on the claims of peptides, elasticity and premature ageing. The SPF of 15 isn't too bad but just be careful when being photographed with a flash.

The packaging - has a pump top which I like. Bottle is made from glass though which has its own pros and cons.

Under natural lighting this foundation is nice and natural, under artificial lighting it can look slightly shimmery. So I recommend swatching this before buying to see if the shade you want is too shimmery on your skin.
+ Light, easy to blend coverage
+ Nice for daytime thanks to its light coverage and SPF 
+ Staying power isn't bad, lasts on my combo skin for 8 hours once set with a powder without touching up

- I have to use a primer to stop it sinking in to larger pores
- The shimmer can be slightly noticeable even after using a powder to set it
- Poor shade range, currently only six relatively light shades

I would recommend this, but do swatch it. I wouldn't repurchase this as I have other foundations I prefer more, but I will be using this up.

7 / 10

£8.99 - 30ml
Boots | Superdrug


  1. Thanks for the review, I had been considering this but do my best to avoid anything shimmery!

    1. I feel the same way, only got it because it was a 3 for 2 thing in Boots. Try it out though instore see what you make of the shimmer ness.

  2. Hey between ivory and true ivory, what is the more yellow ?


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