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Friday, 10 February 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation

At the weekend I picked up this month's Elle Magazine, mainly for the free Soap and Glory mascara (which I think I'm allergic to, WAH! Anyone else had this problem?). In the back pages I found a sample of Rimmel's new foundation, Wake Me Up. I don't usually use foundation sachet samples for a couple of reasons: they're not usually in my shade and they normally aren't too generous with how much product they give you. However, I decided to give this one a go, and opened my mind to foundation samples!

And I'm so glad that I did. This foundation is brilliant. I'm usually very hard to please with foundations, my skin isn't very open minded when I'm trying out something new, and will dry up in the most irritating of places, i.e. around my eyes :( But Wake Me Up is so creamy, it's like it acts as a moisturiser. It's so smooth and rich, and I could instantly tell with one swipe that I was going to love this foundation.


The coverage is amazing. I usually put my foundation on, then to build up the coverage and keep it in place and use  two different pressed powders. But after applying this foundation to my face, I didn't even feel like I needed to put any powder on at all!


It really does give you that fresh faced glow they advertise, really evening out my complexion well. It has a beautiful dewy finish to it and my skin just looked flawless for hours on end. It's really easy to apply, spreads and smooths nicely across my skin, and covered a couple of blemishes on my chin amazingly. So well in fact, that I didn't even worry about apply concealer. 


The sample came in the shade Soft Beige, which matched up to my skin well considering it wouldn't be a shade I would usually go for. I'm looking forward to picking up a full size bottle, especially since they're £3 off at the moment!

25 comments:

  1. It looks really great on you, so flawless! As you say, the sachet samples NEVER match my skin tone, I picked up I think Glamour because it had Chanel foundation sample in it (I think?) and wtf that freaking colour was like.. dark orange?! Yuck! And this Rimmel one did not match either, although it wasnt such a massive fail. Btw allergic to mascara? Poor you:( I happen not to like it to say the least, but dont think I have any side effects:S Just chuck it, better be safe:) xx

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    1. seriously fat eye after using it for two days! so bad!
      I know, that's why I hate samples, majority of the time I look like a burnt orange!

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  2. I got this too and I LOVED it. The shade made me look like an ommpa lumpa but the coverage and everything else was amazing, it was what I was expecting from the Bourjois Healthy Mix.
    I went and got a bottle in my shade y'day and can't wait to use it :)

    Laura xoxo
    http://call-of-beauty-xo.blogspot.com/

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  3. I got a sample in Glamour Magazine but it was in shade Beige which is too dark for me :( It looks great though, great reveiw.

    Em

    x

    http://www.emsmixedbag.blogspot.com

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  4. I've always wanted to try this. Great that you had a little review on it. One question, does it give u that wet sticky feeling after applying like all foundations? Let me know so I can give it a try. Thanks

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    1. Definitely wouldn't say I got a sticky feeling from it, I've never experienced that before actually. Can't fault it, it's a great foundation

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  5. That looks lovely on, your skin looks amazing! xx

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  6. Sounds amazing, i have the same problem with dry skin. Another reason to pick up this months ELLE issue!


    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  7. i haven't any reaction to the mascara. :/ and im so glad you posted about this sample, i was a little iffy about trying it out but it looks great on you.x

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  8. im writing a review on that foundation tomorrow and i am so happy with it too


    http://fashion-journal-bysuzannemarie.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh gosh, I am so tempted to buy this now, sounds like a fantastic mascara!


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  10. nice blog, super lovely, if you'll like to visit mine I'll be very happy !

    have a nice day XOXO -P

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  11. I got this sample in Elle and Glamour so I'm tempted to try it after reading your review, I don't think I've used a Rimmel fondation before but I might have to give this a try, it looks really good on you and matches really well!

    Hev x
    farewell-tothefairground.blogspot.com

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  12. It looks like it works as your skin is flawless!

    xx

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  13. just found your blog! Now following you're so gorgeous! xxx

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    Thank you xx

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  15. this foundation is gorgeous. love your blog!

    if you have the chance would you mind checking mine out?

    thanks lovely - look forward to reading more of your blogs!

    natalie xoxox

    http://thetimetomakeup.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looks really nice!!! Did you try the Rimmel 25 hour foundation? I really like it, but now I'm tempted to try this new one!

    Vic

    http://vicspicks.blogspot.com/

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    1. No never tried that one. seriously recommend Wake Me Up though!

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  17. Wow this looks so good on you! Been thinking about getting this, so I'm glad you've done a review on it. If I can look as good with you in it, I'll be happy! Thanks for the review! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hey! Do you own any of the Revlon colorstay liquid foundation? If you do, what shade are you in? Because I'm thinking of getting the wake me up foundation but not sure if the shade would suit me! Thank you!

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