25/01/2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

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After hearing every Youtube guru talk and seeing every blogger write about it, I decided to get the ever so popular Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. I've been testing out this foundation for a few weeks now and I wanted to share what I think about it with you.
First of all, I paid about €15 for it, which is not the cheapest price for a drugstore foundation. But then again, everything in Italy is overpriced. About the packaging, I really like the fact that it comes in a glass bottle - it feels a bit more expensive!
The very first thing that you notice when applying this foundation are the glitter particles, which I find quite big and noticeable. However, you can't really see them from a distance - that's why I think this foundation is best worn in a sunny day, if you're not planning anything that requires close encounter! It has a creamy consistency and it glides onto the skin with no effort. This foundation provides a light to medium coverage; it will definitely cover up red areas, but for spots you'll need concealer.
I have oily skin and this foundation will give a dewy look by itself, so I like to wear it applying some blotting powder to the oilier areas on my face. However, I've worn this foundation for 6+ hours without problem.

I find the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation the perfect foundation to brighten up a tired face on a Monday morning! Have you tried it? What do you think about it? x

PS: I'm selling a Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Adjust for €15 on Ebay! Is anyone interested? (:

10 comments:

  1. I've actually avoided this as my skin tends to be quite oily, but I might have to try it for S/S!

    Jesss xo

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    1. Maybe that's not the best idea since this foundation could potentially make your skin look even more shiny :/

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  2. I haven't tried it, but its on my list. Btw, you can buy it online, cheaper, I think. I find many drugstore products half the price than they cost in Greece (Example: Revlon colorstay has 26€ in Greece and 11 in amazon!)

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    1. In Italy it's the same! It's insane how overpriced US drugstore make-up is! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  3. I always use this foundation, I love it! x

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  4. i really want to try this!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, RT brushes and essie polishes! click here.

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    1. thanks for letting me know about your giveaway :)

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  5. Ne sto sentendo parlare così bene che effettivamente anche io sono tentata di provarlo. Ormai sto facendo incetta di qualunque cosa la Rimmel produca, dopo i rossetti di Kate Moss ho cominciato a guardare lo stand con più attenzione (: Ti ispira qualche altro loro prodotto? Hai visto gli Apocalips Laquer?

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    1. Li ho visti giusto ieri in profumeria e infatti mi sono stupita, visto che sono usciti pochissimi giorni fa in Inghilterra! Ho dato un'occhiata a consistenza e applicatore (gigante!) ma non li ho swatchati.. ti dirò, non mi sembra che meritino grande attenzione x) però voglio assolutamente provare qualcuno dei rossetti di Kate Moss, quelli sì che mi ispirano!

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  6. I might give this foundation a try for those days where I'm just not feeling 100% and where I'm ready to crawl back into bed. Thanks for this review!

    JennifHsieh

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