Friday, 1 June 2012

My Review of: Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' Foundation

Its quite unusual for me to try out a Rimmel foundation, as being honest, I have never got on with them and gave up trying. But when I saw that the foundation YouTuber Zoella is in fact Rimmel's 'Wake Me Up' Foundation I wanted to give it ago as her skin always looks great.

I picked mine up at Tesco during my little 3 for 2 Clubcard Spree. It is usually around £8.99.

As you know I pride myself on being completely honest when I do my reviews, and I was presently surprised when I tried this out. It has a lovely refreshing smell to it and glides on to the skin beautifully. I have applied this with a brush and with my fingers, and both times it was flawless.

It really does make my skin look radiant, which is good as the bottle claims, "Anti-Fatigue Effect and Radiant Glow". It is also SPF 15 which is pretty standard in foundations these days, but all the same a good feature.

The foundation is only available is six shades, which compared to over leading brands, is a pretty limited selection. I am lucky enough to get on well with Shade 103 True Ivory. It has a pump action dispenser, (hurrah no un-washable brushes here!) which doesn't dispense to much at one time. 

I have to say, this is more than likely going to become one of my regular buys, and may well take the place of my L'Oreal True Match Foundation. It is no where near as cakey or thick. So I have been won over again by Rimmel, who for a long time I have avoided. as you know, my most loved foundation is Elizabeth Ardens Flawless Finish, but this is a great alternative, if you don't really fancy the £25 price tag of that one.

You can find this product in all good drugstores, and Rimmel stockists.
I hope you enjoyed the review :)


  1. I've been wanting to try this for ages, and it was also finding out that Zoe had it on in one of her videos that started it. I've heard so many good things about it but I'd never normally consider going for a Rimmel foundation either. In this case though, I'm really intrigued!
    Mel x

    1. It is well worth trying it out! It is definitely up there with my favourite foundations! Really refreshing on the skin! x

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