Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – Review

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m quite picky about foundations. I flit from one to another, never truly happy about how well each one suits my skin.

Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation

So… Does this much-hyped product meet my exacting foundation standards?


I bought the product in 010 Light Porcelain, which is the lightest shade on offer. (Yes, I really am that pale…)

I really like the packaging of this foundation. The heavy glass bottle makes it feel like it’s quite a high quality product to be using. The bottle has a pump dispenser, which makes it easier to control how much product comes out.

It’s been my main foundation for the past couple of weeks now. I admit that I like it, but I still have some reservations about it that stop me from using it all the time. I prefer it to Rimmel’s Stay Matte Foundation; mainly because I feel it nourishes the dryer patches of skin much more.

I really wouldn’t recommend this foundation if you suffer from oily skin. I have oily patches, and it does tend to make them worse at times; even if I use primer, powder to set and blotting paper during the day too.

Regarding the longevity of the product, it doesn’t actually tend to stay on my skin for that long. Even with primer, it still needs touching up after four or five hours. I use a setting spray with this foundation too; either Elf Studio Makeup Mist & Set or Anatomicals Stay Misty for Me.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain

As mentioned in my review of Stay Matte Foundation, I love the paler shades that Rimmel are now making foundations in. It means that paler people, like myself, don’t have to look orange, mix loads of foundations together or fake tan ourselves up to the eyeballs just to have bodies and faces that match.

A lot of bloggers comment on the ‘shimmering’ effect of this foundation. I must admit that I haven’t really seen much shimmer on my face whilst wearing this foundation. It does look radiant, yes, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say I look glittery.

This foundation also boasts about its ‘anti-fatigue’ aspect. I’m not sure if it really has that much effect on how tired I look. If I look quite exhausted, this foundation doesn’t really tend to hide it that well for me.

This foundation is great value at £8.99. It reminds me a little of Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation for its moisturising qualities and its finishing texture. (It’s also much cheaper than the Mac Foundation).

Advantages:

  • Large Range of Shades,
  • Moisturising Effect,
  • Great Value,
  • Readily Available in high street stores.

Disadvantages:

  • Doesn’t last as long as some other foundations,
  • Causes spots on oily patches of skin (despite using powder & primer),
  • You have to use quite a lot to get really good coverage,
  • Tendency to ‘slide off’ skin in certain conditions. (Especially when rushing about and busy or in hotter climes).

Thanks for reading!

Katie

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