Rimmel’s newest foundation offering is called Wake Me Up and let’s face it – who doesn’t need some waking up in the mornings!
For a long time I’ve heard great reviews about the Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation but have never had the chance to try it out – I imagine Rimmel’s Wake Me Up is in the similar vein, illuminating and waking up the skin.
I like the packaging – the bright orange lid is a real wake up shade, and it comes in a heavyweight glass bottle which doesn’t feel cheap at all.
They 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.
So first off, the shade choices. There are 6 to pick from and I was sent 3 to try. I have been looking on the Boots website for swatches and they’re bad (those little circles with an opaque colour in them!) so it’s hard to say which would be the best colour for me. Of the 3 I have (Ivory (100) – best for lighter skin tones, Soft Beige (200) soft of neutral medium tone, too light for me so most like a NC20 type region (a guess only) True Nude (303) is the best match – a yellow based beige).
It blends in fine but is just a tad light. If there was one shade darker than True Nude I would be happy.
Well my first go I didn’t really like it. It seemed to dry on the skin, but I’ve whipped it out more times this week and actually, it’s a pretty great little foundation.
- It has a sparkly quality to it. That makes it sound horrible and it’s not, but there is sparkle which isn’t noticeable unless you look in the light. Nothing as bad as the Revlon Photoready though.
- It does cover pores really well. I realised after looking at the photos (no photoshop) that it covered my horrible pores up nicely without any primer.
- It does leave the skin looking perkier than some base products.
- It feels nice on the skin. I imagine if you are oily this may look a bit greasy over time. If you are dry, you may find this clings a bit. Perhaps people with extremes of dry or oily skin ( I tend to have a bit of both) need to use some primer to make sure it stays put or doesn’t cling. If you have normal skin, you will love this.
All in all this is a good foundation, much better than some very pricey numbers I have tried recently. I have no hesitation in recommending.
It has a SPF15 and you get 30ml in the bottle. I have a bit of a thing at the moment for affordable foundations! Stay tuned for more reviews….
This foundation costs £8.99 from Boots.