Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I'm posting everyday at 6.00pm this week: let me know in the comments if you would like me to post at set times like this more often :)
Hey Everyone!
I'm sure you've already read a lot about Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, but since I got this for Christmas and have been using it more or less everyday since, I thought I'd throw in my tuppence. 

I actually tried this months ago as a sample came free with ELLE magazine and I had a pretty bad experience. A colour that was way too dark + an extremely generous sample = disaster. I was firmly put off. However, now I have Ivory- shade 100 which I think is the lightest available. The fact that it actually matches my skin gives me a much better judgement of how good it is! 

Firstly, I really like the bottle as its glass rather than plastic which gives it a more expensive feel and really sharp and eye catching with the orange lid. The consistency is really smooth and pretty liquidy (liquidy isn't a word but you know what I mean!) and gives a light coverage. I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting with the name 'Wake Me Up', but thankfully it doesn't scream and pour freezing cold water on you at 6am but leaves your face noticeably radiant. It's very brightening and perfect for early mornings. 

What I was most concerned about when trying this foundation was the glitter flecks through it. I was relieved to discover that you can only see slight shimmer if a really bright light is shining on your face. For this reason, I would recommend it as an ideal winter foundation, though I'm not sure how well it would fare in summer (in Scotland it would probably work all year round!)

Something which is annoying about this foundation is that is doesn't stay in place all day. It transfers quite easily (hello glittery hands) and tends to gather in some areas of my face by the end of the day. I have went back to Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation on the odd day and I notice how well it stays in place compared to Wake Me Up, although it isn't as brightening.

Overall, for the price and visible complexion enhancing payoff, I would say this foundation is definitely worth a go, though I think I will revert to Lasting Finish when this runs out!


  1. Haha lol I'm from Scotland and I did realise you were and then I saw a Scotland joke and thought 'Steady on, she better be from Scotland with a wee joke like that!' haha and you were, yaaay! I like your blog very much :) I'm from the West :)

    1. Lol yeah that could be pretty offensive but its all good! Thank you! Me too!xx

  2. Since buying this foundation i have been using it every single day. Mine does stay in place until late evening. I use the natural collection loose powder (£1.99 from boots) over the top,so that might be why mine lasts. Great review :)

    1. Ooh I use powder occasionally- I'll start doing it more thanks for the tip! Thanks xx