Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Vs Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

Rimmel foundations are, in my opinion, the best high street/drugstore foundations. I find the colour range to be good, the price to be excellent and the product you get is fantastic quality.
I own and regularly wear both their Wake Me Up foundation and the Match Perfection foundation and I thought I'd do a little comparison post about them!

Without a doubt Wake Me Up is the most popular of the two, with practically every beauty blogger raving about it, and the hype that surrounds it is deserved but I can't help but feel it's a bit exaggerated.
Wake Me Up claims to have an anti-fatigue and radiant effect on the skin, which is achieved by the dewy finish and the sparkly particles that run through the liquid….which I'm not a fan of. If you're wearing this foundation and you're under strong light, or bright sunlight you will end up looking like Edward Cullen, I just find it a bit too shimmery. The coverage is medium and buildable, and I love how smoothly it glides on. If you have dry skin though I do find this sticks a little bit, so exfoliating before is a must. The wear lasts all day on me (I have normal, sometimes dry, skin).

Match Perfection is the less talked about foundation of the two, but I prefer it. The colour range of this foundation is great, if you're super pale go check it out because they have a shade that is very very pale! I have the shade 100 Ivory. This foundation I find gives me a more anti-fatigue look than Wake Me Up, however it contains no glittery bits! The liquid goes on really smoothly and is a dream to blend, it looks lovely and natural on the skin while still giving a good coverage - I'd say this is  medium coverage foundation, but it can be sheered out or built up a bit as well. It's quite dewy but with a little bit of powder over the top it looks perfect. The wear is amazing too, lasts all day on me and my skin continues to have a healthy look about it. Another thing I adore about this is it doesn't make my skin feel clogged up, with some foundations I feel like I just want to get a cleanser and get everything off my face, but with Match Perfection that isn't the case at all. I also find you need less of this compared to WMU.

Wake Me Up is £8.99 and Match Perfection is £6.99.
Overall I'd definitely say Match Perfection is my favourite, and it's my most worn foundation.

What's your favourite highstreet


  1. I was considering getting the Wake Me Up because of the good reviews about it. Have you tried Revlon Photoready? If so, would you say the sparkles in Wake Me Up are like Photoready? Thanks for your time :)


  2. Thanks for the review and comparison! I don't think I've ever tried Rimmel foundation...

  3. I have read good review about both of these, think I would prefer Wake Me Up though!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. They're both good…I just don't like the sparkles in WMU x

  4. I was put off the wake me up foundation as I thought it might give the cullen effect in sunlight, so I am glad I gave this a miss, I haven't tried match perfection!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

    1. If you wouldn't like that then no, I wouldn't suggest this foundation haha. Match Perfection is great, very similar to WMU but without sparkles.

  5. Such a great idea doing a comparison, I've only tried Wake Me up and it's okay but I think it got overly hyped up! xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  6. Hmmm. I don't wear foundation that often but I've been looking for one I can wear on occasion and I think I'll try Match Perfection. Thanks for the help! X


  7. i've never tried match perfection but i've heard its a dupe for nars sheer glow! x



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