Rimmel-wake me up foundation

Review~Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation



I’m a foundation freak. You may already be aware of this if you have read this blog for any length of time.

When I initially saw this one a while back in Superdrug I wasn’t falling for the claims as I normally would. No. It appeared that I had malfunctioned or something that day! And I didn’t even pick it up! In fact, I had a little chuckle at it rolled my eyes and walked right past.

I wasn’t prepared to be disappointed by another bold claiming high street foundation.

But then I stumbled across a few reviews on it. Then I noticed it appearing in ‘monthly favourite’ videos on You Tube.

Curiosity got the better of me and I was all over it like a tramp on chips, and I’m so pleased I gave in…

 Never in my life has a high street foundation excited me as much. There are a couple that have come close (Bourjois healthy mix and healthy mix serum and more recently L’Oreal Lumi Magique) Even then I have always found that one teeny tiny reason not to truly love them. With them being from the high street I didn’t mind. I pretty much made peace with the fact that there would never be the perfect high street foundation for me.


Then Rimmel go and come out with this bad boy!

I am 99% sure that I shall be declaring it holy grail!

Half a pump

(the formula reminds me of a lighter cosistancy MAC studio sculpt)

Coverage:  Medium, buildable

Finish: Radiant! Really brightens skin without being overly dewy. Flawless, but definitely doesn’t leave skin looking cakey or too ‘done.’

Staying power: Rimmel claims 10 hours. It’s more like 8.

Shade range: 7 shades- My shade is 200 Soft Beige. I am an NC25/30 in MAC foundations

Price: RRP £8.99 for 30ml. *Amazon have it for £6.00 + free delivery

Packaging: Glass bottle/pump combo.

Suitable for: All skin types. It definitely doesn’t emphasise dry skin or sink into fine lines & pores. Nor is it so light and dewy that it will look greasy and slip on oily skin. The only down side is the shade range.

Random info: It smells amazing, it must be all the vitamins!!

 I get the song ‘Don’t wake me up’ stuck in my head for hours every time I get it out of my Make-up bag!

Repurchase? Definitely! This is a product that actually does what it says on the tin.

Have you tried this?
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  1. Yu

    Oh you make it sound so good! I'm the same as you, I always looked at it but walked away.. this and now the Maybelline Fit Me has been tempting me like crazy!

  2. I can't describe how much I love it I really thought it was just another shitty gimmick lol ooh yeah the fit me range has been tempting me aswell!The high street are really on their game atm! xxx

  3. I tried a sample of this from a magazine and absolutely loved it, even on my oil slick face. But then when I see it in the bottle I see all the shimmers and it just freaks me out too much… ugh I just need to buy it, I loved the sample and it's so darn cheap it doesn't even matter if i dont love it it in the end. YOU HAVE PERSUADED ME! xx

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    • Aah yeah definitely get it especially because you've already tried it..Im sure you won't regret it and like you say for the price it doesn't really matter too much if you do 🙂 xxx

  4. I love I was all over it like a tramp on chips haha! But that aside, I love this foundation too! I thought I would look like a glitter ball instead its radiant and it has good coverage! Not a fan of the concealer though so don't be tempted by that xxx

    • Haha 😉 It's bloody amazing I'm so obsessed I can't wait to put it on every day lol. Oh I was gonna mention the concealer and ask what people thought I'll probably give that a miss then cheers chick xxx

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