Bam! Another corny title. I’m on fire this week!
I’ve been rather fascinated with foundations this winter. I’m usually more of a BB cream girl, even during the past few winters. This winter, however, I’ve been experimenting more and more with different foundations and have discovered a number of pretty good ones.
For drugstore brands, most of you know that my favourite foundie’s the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. It still is. But in my search for good (and possibly better) drugstore foundations, I stumbled upon one which is pretty darn good too.
There are plenty of positive reviews of Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation on the blogosphere, which tempted me to give this one a try. I bought a bottle to try when I was picking up medication for Tim. Oh, and since it’s all in one receipt, this is also *ahem* categorised as meds. Shhh!!
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation is a liquid foundation that instantly makes the skin look wide-awake, radiant, healthy and glowing. It helps to minimise signs of premature ageing and immediately eliminates signs of dull, tired skin, leaving skin looking rejuvenated and well-rested. The light texture glides on easily for a pore-less finish, and contains an SPF 15 for added sun protection.
Packaging-wise, it’s a simple glass bottle with an orange cap. I like foundies with colourful caps; it makes it easier to see and pick up when one’s still blurry from sleep .
The foundation is quite thick in texture. It’s not runny like Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Serum or Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua. However, even though it was quite thick, it wasn’t greasy. The foundation has light-reflecting particles and when it’s on the skin, it allows the skin to glow without appearing oily or shiny.
Ahem. Winter hair
I chose True Nude for my skin. I thought it matched my skin tone well when I swatched it on my jaw in the shop, but when I came home and tried it out on my face, it’s actually slightly darker than my skin. I thought it was going to be a problem, but after trying it out for a few days, I actually liked the colour. I tend to look quite pale during the cold months, and this colour, which is just a touch darker, looked natural and pretty good on my skin. It didn’t make my face look tanned at all; it just gave my skin a bit of lift it needs during the cold months.
Do I like it? For something that is not a matte foundation and is quite thick, I honestly didn’t think it would work on my combination skin at all, but it did. I liked using it in winter because it’s rich enough for my dehydrated cheeks and forehead, but it’s not heavy. I don’t look pale and ghastly. The foundation stayed put on my skin without dragging or rubbing off for hours.
Barely any difference of shades on my skin. It also covered the redness around my nose (images were not retouched)
So yes, I do like this one. Something very different from the usual matte or runny foundations I’d choose, but somehow, it works on my skin, and it works well.
The foundation contains SPF15. It’s minimal sun protection, so I’d suggest to still wear a separate sunscreen with a higher SPF (e.g. 30) if you’re to wear this during the day.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation retails at AU$19.95 for 30ml and is available at Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies nationwide.
What I like about it: Gives me glowy skin without the shine, medium to almost-full coverage on my skin
What I do not like about it: A tad thick for my liking