Thursday, 16 February 2012

Reveiw - Rimmel "Wake Me Up!" Foundation

I will start off by telling you that i can be a very picky person, I have been searching for the perfect foundation for years! (Yes, i literally mean at least 3 years!)
I have tried everything from MAC to essence, & everything in between.
I am in no way fussy with what brand i use, as long as it does the job! When buying a foundation i always look for something that feels pretty lightweight on the skin, i absolutely  hate feeling cakey! I suppose i can say that i have good skin, but i do get the odd breakout especially when i use products that don't suit my skin type. I have combination skin, but it cant also get very dry & flaky which is a bit of a nuisance! Just a tip - On a day that i am wearing foundation i always exfoliate to reduce and flakiness :)

Anyway, i was in my local pharmacy picking up a prescription a couple of weeks ago, and as you do, i had a snoop around while i was waiting.  (which is not always a good thing!)
I don't know how new this foundation is but it was only in that day in my local. 
One thing i will say, i LOVE the smell of all Rimmel foundations, it's a really clean scent, and not too perfumed either. 
I always make sure to test out the consistency of  any sort of face products on the back of my hand before i buy! Yes, yes i know the skin on the back of your hand in totally different than the skin on your face, but i just know whether it will be right for me or not from experience :)

Please excuse the fact that my hand is about 3 shades darker than the foundation! :)

I really like the fact that it is a lightweight/creamy formula, but it still gives really good coverage, and it is very easy to blend. From using "Wake Me Up" the past couple of weeks i would be sure to repurchase when it eventually runs out. 

My shade is 100 Ivory, but when i am wearing tan i would be sure to use bronzer, the is nothing worse than a white face and and tanned body! :)
I would highly recommend this product to anybody, especially those who has the same fussy needs as myself ! :) I forgot to mention that i paid €6.49 this foundation, really affordable! 

Let me know have you tried this? Or is there anything you would recommend? 

Thanks for reading :) 


  1. I really like this foundation too :)
    Rimmel have pulled it out of the bag :)

    Laura xoxo

  2. this looks like a good foundationn, I'm tempted to give it a try now :)

  3. I would defiantly recommend anyone to give it a try, one of my new faves :)

    Thanks so much for reading!! :)

    Shannon xox

  4. Ha! I have just recently bought this foundation after trying loads too, and feel exactly the same! I really like it - and I really like your blog too!:)x

  5. I have herd alot of good reviews about this! i will try to get this since my foundation has ran our :/ Great review! :')