Rimmel London NEW Wake Me Up Foundation Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 27 - 2012

This month sees a new foundation release from Rimmel London which promises to instalntly re-awaken skin with a healthy, radiant looking glow.  Otherwise known as Wake Me Up Foundation.  We could all do with a bit of that no?

The formula contains tiny ‘radiance pearls‘ to help illuminate the complexion… but I can’t see them, so they really must be erm, tiny.  It’s not one of those sparkly foundations that luminize by turning your face into a disco-ball, put it that way.  It’s medium/full coverage and conceals an uneven skintone brilliantly… I can also feel some significant silicone going on with a primer-y slip that effectively conceals larger pores better than many foundations I’ve tried.  And I’ve tried a lot.

I’m using the lightest shade (Ivory), which as you can see above – is a hair too dark and a hair too warm for me.  This isn’t groundbreaking stuff… when you only have six shades in your range, you’re not going to have a shade for everyone.  Something to bear in mind if you’re on the pale end of NW15 (I’d class myself somewhere inbetween NW15/NW20).

It claims to last 10hrs, I’d say it gets close to that for me, a little bit of slip down the bridge of my nose but it wasn’t sliding off my face by lunchtime.

Infact, I think this is pretty darn amazing for an £8.99 price tag.  Except for one thing.  It hates dry skin… if you have any flakes, no matter how invisible they may be when you’re bare-faced – once you’ve applied this, you’ll be scratching at them in an attempt to dislodge.  I can’t comment on how this would work for oily skin types, I think you may experience a little too much slip as I didn’t feel this was particularly mattifying.

On my cheeks, where my skin is ‘normal’ - this foundation worked flawlessly, better than flawlessly thanks to it’s pore-busting properties but over my problem (dry) areas, it struggled.  In other words… I’m coming back to this when I get my dry skin under control and I may not stray for a while.

Rimmel London’s NEW Wake Me Up Foundation is available instore now from Boots, Superdrug, etc. Priced at £8.99 for 30ml.

* press sample


20 Responses to “Rimmel London NEW Wake Me Up Foundation Review”

  1. WOW, the coverage is amazing!

    And boy, you are rocking that fringe!

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  2. Lauren Alice says:

    I was all excited about this until I got the the part about dry skin… Ah well back to my Bourjois HM!

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  3. Kathrine says:

    Um, this is exciting stuff. Do you think it would work well on oilies?

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    • I wouldn’t bet my life on a high-street foundation going the course on oily skins – BUT, I wouldn’t have bet my life on getting such surprisingly good pore coverage from this one either. So, I guess I’m saying that I don’t know. Helpful aren’t I? I don’t get *too* much slip on my nose… but it’s not perfect at the end of the day. I’d say that it’s worth giving it a try.

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  4. Robyn says:

    Darn dry skin! Mine is getting much better so I mught try this soon! The silicone-yness sounds interesting.

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  5. liloo says:

    oh noooooooooo. I love everything about this foundation. The name, the design of the bottle, the fact it has little particles of radiance pearls in it but especially THE ORANGE LID. I think everything orange is wonderful and orange is now I think my favourite stuff. I am obsessed with anything orange.
    but you said that bit:
    ‘It hates dry skin… if you have any flakes, no matter how invisible they may be when you’re bare-faced – once you’ve applied this, you’ll be scratching at them in an attempt to dislodge’ <— and my skin is super dry.
    I am still going to have to help myself from a mini drop from the foundation in a little tester and check it for myself but I am not hopeful.

    Any recommendations of foundations for sahara dry skins?
    xx

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  6. Luiza says:

    Could you please explain what “Something to bear in mind if you’re on the pale end of NW15 (I’d class myself somewhere inbetween NW15/NW20)” means? Thanks :D

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    • I mean that I think this foundation (in Ivory) is darker than what’s considered a pale shade by a big cosmetic player such as MAC (who use the NW/NC rating to guide users into buying the correct foundation shades).

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  7. HeidiB says:

    This has nothing to do with the foundation, but I have to say you look super awesome with that fringe!

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  8. Maria says:

    Hmmm, interesting…! Was just playing with it in Superdrug this morning…liked it, but have dry skin too :(

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  9. Catriona says:

    Is this anything like the Recover foundation they used to have? I loved it as a teenager but I remember it being on the sparkly side.

    I see it’s currently £5.99 in Boots…might just have to try it as I don’t have much to lose at that price.

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    • Catriona says:

      £5.99 in Superdrug too in seems. I’m off to the shop now, your blog is such a bad influence! :P

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  10. RaeRae says:

    This sounds divine. Rimmel’s foundations are always so orange though. They need a bigger shade range asap.

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  11. Rachel says:

    You really should try the new 24hour Lancome foundation, it is amazing, brilliant for dry skin, the coverage is light to medium and it is beautiful. I have so many unloved foundations in my collection but this is a keeper. Get to the Lancome counter now for a free 7 day sample. Its the best I have tried in a while and I think it sounds like something you might like.

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  12. luxiehoney says:

    Your skin does look pretty awesome with it on (and before too. Obvs.) It’s a shame Rimmel’s ‘Ivory’ is so dark- I’d love to use this, and I’ve tried ones like the Stay Matte which I liked, but they are just SO. ORANGE. One of the worst Ivory shades on the high street! xxx

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  13. Just discovered your blog and glad I did :) I am madly in love with Rimmel’s 25-hour foundation… interesting to hear about this one. Shame it hate dry skin– won’t fair well over here in L.A. with negative humidity and desert winds blowing about. Thanks for posting. xo Christine Brigid

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  14. Claire says:

    I think you look great with that fringe, and the coverage looks perfect!
    Did you not get any sparkles with this? I swatched it earlier today and later noticed glitter all over the back of my hand (although I was touching a few eyeshadows as well so can’t be 100% sure it was the foundation)…

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