Heya Ladies, Take a look at my new Rimmel ‘Wake Me Up’ Foundation Review.
Now. I swore faithfully to Jemma Kidd Light as Air foundation. It has become my holy grail foundation for suuuure, and I promised myself that I would never stray from it. But I did. At £25 a pop, its not cheap. So, when I heard that the lovely Rimmel had brought out a foundation that promises a radiant like glow, I had to investigate! Sucker.
‘Wake Me Up’ is Rimmel’s first ever illuminating foundation that promises to pep up skin in an instant, and ‘wake up’ the skin after you have awoke from your slumber. Well I am pleased to report that I am a convert! I frikin’ love this stuff!
You get 30ml with an SPF of 15, in this tall glass bottle with a zesty orange lid. There are six shades in the collection; I would describe myself as ‘Ivory’ as I’m quite pale, although this is actually quite warm toned, and although obviously a light shade, its not super duper Casper- fied. I was expecting this to be a ‘pour’ foundation, so I was pleasantly surprised that it actually has a pump! Pumps are super easy to use and always grab the product better.
The first thing that struck me was the super duper creamy consistency; compared to my Jemma Kidd which is very watery, this is much thicker. It reminds me a bit of a gel formula actually. I also have to mention the smell- its lush! Its a cross between mangos and ripe red berries. Good enough to eat actually.
It blends so very well, it disperses quickly and efficiently all over the face without bunching together giving that ‘ dirty foundation face’ type of look. I would personally say it has a bendable medium coverage. A few reviews I have read have said its a fuller coverage, but I would disagree. Granted, I only needed two pumps which covered my entire face, but after application some of my skin was still visible if that makes sense. On inspection I did notice the shimmery particles; there are flecks of gold running through it, and this amounted to the slight shimmer that built up on my cheekbones when they caught the light, although it doesn’t give the skin massive illumination.
The namesake suggests it helps pep up tired skin and I would definitely agree with this. When I awake from my slumber, my skin lacks lustre- any foundation helps improve its general look! But I was really impressed with this, and felt it did a great job in making my skin look fresher.
Currently on offer at Boots for an introductory price of just £5.99 (normal price £8.99) this is 100% the best drug-store foundation I have tried. I can’t praise it enough! My Jemma Kidd light as air is tucked away for now, and I’d never thought I’d see the day….