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      19.02.2014 15:11
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      A fabulously matching foundation, absolutely perfect for normal or dry skin

      I'm somewhat of a foundation addict, always on the prowl for a new product that is going to make my (less than satisfactory!) skin rival that of Victoria's Secret models, so I thought I'd give this 'light reflecting' foundation a try for radiant skin. *Packaging* This product comes in a glass bottle, quite large compared to other foundation bottles, which I am not one to complain about as it means more foundation for your money, but it can sometimes struggle to fit inside a full-to-the-brim make up bag. A pump is attached to the top, meaning there is a firm guidance as to how much to use (usually one pump is more than enough to cover my entire face) but as there is only a slip on lid covering the pump the top it more often than not ends up looking like the bottle itself has wanted to get in on the promise of radiant skin, as a good bit of the product ends up on the pump and inside the lid, a disadvantage in my opinion. *Product* I have quite oily skin, so am always apprehensive about using liquid foundations. In this case my cautious nature did me good, because if I didn't apply powder regularly throughout the day this foundation would make - and has made - my skin look very oily. This is probably due to its light reflecting properties, which were phenomenal as it made my skin glow straight after applying, but made my face look like it had been dipped in a frying pan after a few hours. I also found that it did not last more than a few hours without sliding off and letting my redness shine through like Rudolph, refuting its claims that it 'lasts all day', another reason I would not recommend this product to people with oily or combination skin. Conversely, the range of shades is extremely comprehensive in my opinion, with everything from light porcelain to natural beige and each shade is very true to what it looks like in the bottle . The name of the foundation (Match Perfection) means that the colour blends in perfectly for a seamless finish and undetectable wear - literally match perfection! I have very pale skin and usually cannot find a foundation that doesn't look orange on me, but this foundation gave me an English Rose complexion. Also a positive, the fact that it contains SPF 18 to help protect from daily UV rays and prevent premature wrinkling and sun damage. As soon as it was applied my skin felt velvety and soft albeit a little greasy. *Price* Personally, I think at £6.98, this is an average priced foundation for what you get, and definitely worth it if you're looking for a brilliant, blendable match. Often on offer at ASDA though, making it a great deal and a must have! I wouldn't mind shelling out only £6.98 for such a perfect colour match without a consultation. *Overall* A brill foundation for dry or normal skin because of the light reflecting properties and the way it makes skin glow, but not necessarily recommended for oily or combination skin as it makes skin look too greasy. The range of shades is exceptional and they blend perfectly with natural skin colours.

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      07.02.2014 09:43
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      Works for me!

      I've been using Rimmel Match Perfection foundation for about three years now. At £6.99 per bottle it's affordable, and can often be bought on offer or as part of a 3 for 2 at boots. The bottle is clear glass but you can never quite see how much is left as the thickness of the product means that the inside glass is always coated. There is a lid which snaps off and there is a pump inside, personally I like the pump as it means a less messy application, although the pump never quite gets the dregs at the bottom so I always end up leaving the bottle upside down towards the end to make sure I get all the product out. The foundation is a thick liquid. I usually pump onto the back of my hand and apply with a cosmetic sponge. Being a pale type, I use the 'True Ivory' shade. My skin is normal and I'm lucky in that I rarely have problems with blemishes. Being 27, my skin is quite young so I am conscious of being 'caked'. This foundation goes on quite thin. However that does well for me - it evens up my skin tone and gives me a touch of colour with added SPF 18. However, I don't think it would be effective for people who had skin blemishes or discolouring which they wanted to cover. This foundation meets my needs and if you have similar skin to me I highly recommend it. However I appreciate that people use foundation for different reasons, and this foundation might be too light for some people. If you just want a bit of even colour which is affordable and goes on easily, you could do a lot worse than Match Perfection foundation.

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      19.12.2013 00:19
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      Great budget foundation.

      For the past few years, I have always stuck to using the same foundation. Because my skin is quite oily, I just find it a nuisance to try out new foundations as they never seem to deliver. The reason I actually picked up one of these Rimmel Match Perfection foundations was because I was in the airport ready to fly on my summer holiday. I realised that I had not purchased a shade of foundation to suit my soon to be tanned skin. In a bit of a rush, I just picked up one of these in the shade 'Soft Beige' and hopped on my flight. It comes in a standard sized bottle with a pump to dispense the foundation. The lid is blue, and I find this handy when rummaging through my make up and wash bags as it is easy to spot! The lid is secure, and I find the pump really effective. You only need one pump to get enough product to cover your whole face. This means that the product lasts for a long time which I think is great. Unfortunately, because of how it is designed with the pump, when you get towards the end it becomes difficult to get the foundation out - even when there is quite a lot left in it. This is a shame because a bit is then wasted. One thing I have to rave about with this foundation is the range of shades. I am quite fair skinned usually, and I normally use one of the palest shades on offer. Because I was buying this for my holiday, I opted for a darker shade. But I was really impressed with how many shades were on offer. This foundation caters for very fair skin as well as darker skin tones - so there really is something for everyone. As far as coverage goes, this foundation is great. I am quite fussy with my skin, and I like a heavier coverage so that my spots and blemishes are well hidden. I would say that this is a medium coverage foundation, however it looks really natural on the skin. I have found that my skin looks flawless, which is really surprising for such an affordable foundation! Although I have been using this throughout the winter months as well - a great benefit of it for the summer months is that it contains SPF 18. This is one of the reasons I chose this particular foundation for my holidays. With a high SPF, this means that your skin can be protected well when out in the sun. If you are interested in purchasing this, it retails for a very affordable £6.99 at Boots, Superdrug and some larger supermarkets. For the price, I feel it is an excellent foundation and I would recommend it. The only bad thing I could say is that it doesn't last all day on more oily skin tones. I have quite oily skin, but I find it lasts around 8-10 hours which is perfect for me! Thanks for reading and hope it helps.

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        22.11.2013 22:26
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        One to try for a nice dewy finish

        I had been looking for a new foundation for a while and decided to purchase one as part of the Superdrug 3 for 2 on all makeup offer. As you can imagine there were quite a lot of foundations to choose from but as I am very light I found a lot of the brands didn't do one that looked light enough for my skin tone within my price range. I think I paid £6.99 for this foundation. Its 30ml of product and I only use around one pump per application so this will last me quite a while. I believe there are around 10 shades to choose from and I picked up the shade porcelain. It comes in a nice glass bottle with a plastic lid, pump comes as standard. Rimmel claim that this foundation adapts to your skin tone and gives traceless coverage and has smart-tone technology that gives you flawless skin no matter what light you are in. It completely covers imperfections and leaves no noticeable lines or a mask like finish. It is enhanced with sapphire radiance to give an illuminating glow. Claims to last all day. I have had this foundation for around a month and it has become my go to foundation. I have normal to dry skin and no matter how much I moisturise I still have dry patches around my nose. This foundation applies well and blends easily giving a medium to full coverage. As it's kind of a satin finish it doesn't make my dry skin noticeable and leave my skin looking radiant with a nice glow. As far as completely covering imperfections I would say that's false. Although it evens the skin out, it doesn't cover the odd spot I have or the slight redness in my cheeks. It does slightly tone it down making it less noticeable but I still need the extra concealer for a flawless look. It does seem to stay the same in all lights but doesn't last all day. I use it over the Rimmel fix and perfect primer but would say on me it doesn't last more than 5 or 6 hours. That's not to say it wouldn't last on someone with a different skin type. The glow it claims is there though. It feels nice and light on the skin and doesn't feel like you have a lot of makeup on even when powder is used to set it. The pump is mess free and easy to clean. There is a slight scent to the foundation but it's not unpleasant and it doesn't last once applied. I have looked for ages and tried loads of different foundations but I never found one that suited me until now. I would definitely repurchase this product as I found this really works well for me. For a nice medium coverage and a healthy glow I can deal with it not lasting all day. It helps if I blot or add powder during the day so that's not a big problem for me. I would recommend this to someone who wants a foundation that's quick and easy to apply and doesn't want to spend ages blending the makeup line out. It does match skin tone perfectly, even without blending down the neck there is no noticeable line. Definitely one to try.......

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          08.11.2013 23:10
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          One of my favourites!

          I am a lover of all things Rimmel. I think they have great prices and the quality of their products is superb and this product is no exception here are my thoughts: Packaging This comes in a lovely rounded glass bottle with a blue pump and lid the pump is quite small but it is still very easy to dispense too much, so users beware. This bottle is very hardy (I have dropped this in the kitchen a couple of times and it is still with me) and makes the product look so much more expensive. The one problem I found is the pump does not reach right to the bottom so I ended up with 10% of the product being unusable. The Colour Rage I am pale my shade is Ivory. I believe in this collection that is the second lightest - this is a first for me I am normally the very palest! I did note there were not very many darker colours and I feel is you are much deeper than Olive you are going to have real trouble. Did it work? This product is very easy to blend and I wear one layer if I want my freckles on show and two if I want to hide them. The product is not too think making it very easy to apply with a sponge and it takes around 30 seconds to set. I always wear this with powder. This is not matte so if that is the look you are going for you will need to try something else. This lasts all day even without a primer. Pricing I have seen this retail from anything between £5.99 - £8.99 but it is even worth the top of that scale. This is a good product that is a very good match for me. Conclusion One of the best drugstore!

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          18.09.2013 10:04

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          I've found my 'perfect match!'

          For so many years i've been wearing the complete wrong colour foundation. I would keep buying numerous different brands to try out but you could always 'tell' i was wearing foundation - and the wrong colour at that! When i brought Rimmel Match Perfection Liquid Foundation (Ivory) i wasn't expecting big things but i was completely hooked straight away! The foundation was very easy to apply and blend - left no streaks or marks! When i've previously worn foundation, my face and skin felt 'caked' and unable to breath but with the match perfection foundation it feels so light and airy on my skin. Its the closest match to my skin colour i've managed to find and covers imperfections and blemishes well. I don't apply makeup every day but at least 2 or 3 times a week and each bottle has managed to last me at least a few months If you want a good, long lasting foundation i would definitely recommend this. To make your skin look even more 'flawless' i would apply the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder on top! I think i've found my 'perfect match!!'

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          31.08.2013 21:31
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          A good match for my rather pale skin

          I'm not usually one for foundation but I had a sample of this and thought I'd buy it for the odd 'special occasion'. Given that I'm not a big make-up wearer anymore (gone are the days of applying it every day and not being able to leave the house without it!) I've been relatively pleased with this foundation in terms of ease of application and coverage. Rimmel is one of my favourite go to brands for make-up because it's often on offer and comes in at a slightly more reasonable price than many other options. It's a very popular brand and one I have a fair amount of trust in; the product range is ever expanding so they're obviously doing something right and have a lot of experience when it comes to creating cosmetics. The range of foundation options seems endless so it can be hard to know what to choose. I had seen some good reviews for this one and had tried a little of it prior to buying, so I knew roughly what to expect. Having very fair skin, I wanted something not too heavy, that wouldn't be overly noticeable and that would be fairly creamy to apply. The last foundation I had seemed to be a bit dry going on, leaving a less than flawless finish! Match Perfection is designed to be, as we're told on the label, a 'Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation'. Sounds quite fancy but it gives the image of a subtle coverage to enhance the look of healthy skin. This comes in a rather elegant looking glass bottle, which is transparent in order to show the shade of the foundation. It has a shiny blue lid that's slanted, showing the Rimmel logo on the top. This lifts off to reveal a push down nozzle with a fairly small outlet for the foundation. It definitely looks quite sleek and minimalistic, giving the impression of it being a good quality product. Applying this is quite easy, with the nozzle able to dispense just a small amount each time. I have found it a little messy though, so cleaning the nozzle after use is something I end up doing each time. The consistency of the liquid seems just right, striking a balance of a creamy foundation that's neither too runny nor too thick. I tend to apply this using a small cosmetic sponge, though it's down to personal preference as to whether you apply with this or by hand, brush etc. I find the sponge works quite well given the consistency of the foundation; it glides over skin easily without dragging or clogging, and feels smooth going on. It doesn't dry out my skin, which I have found with previous foundations, so I was very happy with that. The product claims to provide a 'match so perfect, it's undetectable in any light'. It's designed to provide 'traceless coverage and perfectly flawless skin', whilst also apparently lasting all day. On the back we're told that it's enhanced with 'sapphire radiance' for a healthy glow, which sounded appealing to me. It has an SPF of 18, though this isn't something that I tend to be bothered about. The result for me was a foundation that felt soft on my face. It really does provide a light coverage, both in the sense of the shade and the feel of it in general. I use Light Porcelain (010) as I'm very pale, and it does seem to 'match' with my skin tone, which again is fairly rare to find in a foundation as even the lightest tones can look too dark/obvious on my skin. The slight downside to a lighter foundation is that it provides a little less coverage over imperfections. If, for instance, you have spots you want to cover up, I would suggest additionally using a concealer. I found that this foundation was about right for my needs in terms of smoothing over my skin to provide a fresher glow, more even skin tone and a light coverage of imperfections. I wouldn't say it left my skin too shiny, though I do apply a little power afterwards on certain areas, like the 'T Zone', because that's where shine is more noticeable. Otherwise, it does seem to do what it claims in terms of giving skin a more radiant look about it, which is, I think, what they mean by reflecting light. You get 30ml of the stuff inside, which is about average for foundation and at a fairly reasonable price when you compare across some other brands available. I find that not a great deal is needed per application so the bottle is lasting me quite well. All in all, this is one I'd recommend if you want a foundation that will 'match' your skin tone by providing a lighter coverage. I'd especially suggest giving it a try if, like me, you have quite pale skin and often find foundations to be too harsh or a little too dark. It doesn't provide great coverage of blemishes or imperfections. However, it does feel light, it easy to apply, and leaves skin looking that bit healthier with a subtle glow. Retails for around £6.99 for 30ml (Boots).

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            21.07.2013 11:46
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            Found it very average.

            I tried this because I ran out of my usual mousse foundation - and this was sitting on my daughter's dressing table. She rates this foundation quite highly. It always looks natural on her and goes on well. She is the same skin tone as me - and despite a twenty year age difference and a few lines, our skins are pretty similar in other ways - slightly sensitive/ tendency to dryness etc. - anyway, I decided to borrow some. The shade I tried was 010 Light Porcelain. After having used a mousse foundation for a long time the cold, wetness of this product was strange at first and I applied lightly. It is a creamy - yet fairly runny liquid foundation. It has a soft, pleasant fragrance to it. The foundation made my skin feel soft - but wet. It seemed to sit on my skin surface at first and rather annoyingly seemed to highlight the hairs on my face - especially the stragglers around my mouth. After a few minutes, however, things seemed to be looking a bit better. When it dries it produces an even skin tone and gives good coverage. It didn't seem to do as good a job at hiding my flaws and blemishes as my usual foundation, though - but it was O.K. It appeared to stop on for most of the day and my skin felt soft when it was removed in the evening. Although I found this product satisfactory, I don't think I'm going to be buying any for myself. To me, it was alright - but nothing special. The product clearly suits my daughter's younger skin more than it does my own. Currently(21/07/13) Rimmel Match Perfection is £6.99 (30ml bottle) or 2 for £10 at Superdrug.co.uk. It is available in various shades to match most skin tones: 010 Light Porcelain, 100 Ivory, 101 Classic Ivory, 103 True Ivory, 200 Soft Beige, 201 Classic Beige, 303 True Nude, 350 Warm Honey, 402 Bronze. It is also SPF 18 which is useful. Daughter would recommend. I wouldn't.

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            13.07.2013 12:30
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            Excellent foundation, especially for the price

            I admit it, I'm a bit of a makeup junkie - always having to buy what's new or anything that's in pretty packaging. One of my worst areas, is foundation - I actually have a whole drawer full of half used foundations which I have bought thinking they would give me what I was looking for - flawless, natural looking skin. To say I was skeptical about the new Rimmel Match Perfection foundation is an understatement. I usually go for high end makeup brands such as Estee Lauder, MAC or Lancome. When I ran out of my favourite foundation at the time , Illamasqua Light Liquid the only store that I could get to quickly was a small Boots where I lived. As I wouldn't be able to get into town until the weekend to buy my beloved Illamasqua foundation, I decided to buy something cheap to tie me over. In the past, I have always found Rimmel foundations to be very orange on me. So was very surprised that when I swatched the tester in Light Porcelain for it to be a perfect match for my skin tone. It also felt really light on the skin, which is something I like as I hate my makeup to feel thick and heavy. After swatching about 20 other foundations, none of which colour matched me or were the right texture, I came back to this one and purchased it. If worst came to worst, it only had to last me two days. When I got home I took my makeup off and applied it then and there. To my surprise my skin actually looked quite luminous, which is miraculous because my skin is quite dry. The colour match was also perfect, it just blended right into my skin tone and was barely noticeable that I had any makeup on, apart from the fact that my skin was much better looking. I was expecting the dewy finish to wear off during the course of the day, but it didn't. And unlike many other illuminating foundations this didn't have any glitter particles in it or make my skin look greasy. In fact, I didn't even need to powder my face because it stayed on so well. Needless to say, I haven't gone back to my high end foundations since and many people have been complementing me on how good my skin looks. This foundation actually turned me from being a bit of a makeup snob to trying out much cheaper products from Boots and Superdrug, many of which are just as good as the expensive stuff. If you have dry, pale skin like me, this might just be the foundation you're looking for!

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            01.07.2013 19:16
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            Slightly sticky foundation that leaves a pearly finish

            I have very pale skin, I do suffer with the odd blemish here and there so a good foundation for days and evenings out is a staple in my makeup bag. I purchased Rimmel Match Perfection from Boots, claims on the bottle sounded promising. 'Adapts to skin tone and texture' and 'perfectly flawless finish'. It also states that it contains SPF 15 which is reassuring, my pale skin burns easily. It comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a blue pump, this is protected by a clear cap. It's a pump dispenser, very easy to use and dispenses a good amount each time to apply. I selected '100 Ivory' as I'm quite pale, I tested a little on my hand and it seemed to match my skin colour quite well. I applied the foundation initially with my finger tips, I found it quite hard work, having to rub quite a lot to blend, so I took to a make up sponge instead. The foundation has a subtle nice smell to it, I found it a little sticky to apply and it did feel slightly sticky on the skin afterwards. I wasn't happy with the finish, the foundation left a pearly shine on my skin, it also seemed to highlight any slight lines or indents, not what I was hoping for at all! Wear ability wise it needed to be reapplied after four hours of wear. I would normally expect a foundation to last a little longer, so this was disappointing. It didn't work very well for my skin, disappointing all round. Match Perfection is available in Boots, and online from Feel Unique and Ebay. Prices range around £4.99 - £6.99 with delivery charges for on-line purchases.

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              13.05.2013 10:12
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              Not perfect for me

              I'm always on the look-out for beauty products that keep me looking pale (and interesting!) and I was given this foundation by a friend because it turned out to be too light for their skin tone. This Match Perfection foundation is made by Rimmel and can be found in most high street beauty stores, costing RRP £6.99 for a 30ml bottle. It comes in a choice of 11 different shades and I have this in the shade 100 ivory. Also available as part of the Match Perfection range: Ultra Creamy Powder, Blusher, Fix and Perfect Primer, Cream Compact Founation, Concealer, Cream Gel Foundation. Product description: "A match so perfect, it's undetectable in any light! Light Perfecting radiance foundation. Adapts to skin tone and texture. Traceless coverage and perfectly flawless skin under any light. Lasts all day." This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser underneath a pull-off plastic lid. I'm in two minds about the packaging as I really like the look and the feel of the glass, it appears like a professional looking product and is good quality. It's also helpful to be able to see exactly how much of the foundation is remaining inside. However, for reasons of practicality I usually prefer plastic packaging so that I can carry my make-up around with me in my handbag and not worry about it being heavy or potentially breakable. The pump dispenser is really good and allows you to apply the foundation in small amounts until you have built up the level of coverage that you feel comfortable with. The pump is responsive to the amount of pressure used, so I can pump out a large dollop to spread over my forehead or cheeks, and then just a tiny drip for under my eyes or any finishing touches. I found the pump very easy to control and it was effective even when I was getting near to the end of the bottle as it still managed to get most of the product out. I have tried applying this foundation with a wedge shape make-up sponge, but it did not give a very nice finish. With the sponge it left my skin feeling coated with a slight sticky layer, and also the application was not very even. Oddly enough my face also looked shinier compared to when I didn't use the sponge. I have had much better results from applying this with my hands, and spreading it out with my fingers. This way I get a nice even finish and the colour seems to blend in better, giving a smooth distribution over my whole face. The foundation has a nice creamy texture to it and it spreads over the skin easily. I have very pale skin with loads of freckles so this gives me trouble trying to find make-up products that look natural against my skin tone. I did worry about the colour as it looks very orange when first applied, but this does seem to adjust and it looks lighter once it has settled onto my skin. I have a real dislike for tanning and always make sure to keep my skin protected so that I don't suffer sun damage, so I was happy to see that this foundation contains SPF15. The thing that lets this foundation down is its staying power, or lack of. I apply my make-up first thing in the morning then I'm out at the office all day and so I don't want to be troubled with having to maintain my make-up and re-do it by lunch time. This foundation rubs away easily and I often see little flecks of it coming away on my hands or fingernails if I touch my face during the day. I have a combination skin type with an oily T-zone and when I'm wearing this foundation then by the middle of the day I will get shiny patches breaking out. The foundation seems to wear away quite quickly and the level of coverage does not last. I have tried using this with and without applying moisturiser before I put on my make-up and the results were the same, so I believe that this is just how the foundation performs and is not relevant to any other skincare products that I may also be using at the same time. Because this make-up does not last me all day I quite like to wear it when I am going out in the evening. I will wear this foundation teamed with a highlighter cream and some sparkly blusher to maximise the dewy finish and give my skin a healthy looking glow. For shorter periods of wear this look works well as it does not require topping up to maintain it, but during a normal day I feel like this foundation is not so suitable even though it does cover well and contains SPF. As for the claims that Rimmel make, I cannot agree that it looks invisible, but it does leave my skin with a nice even finish. It can give a radiant look if done in the right way, but because of the poor staying power I tend to downplay this side of it and stick with using a mattifying powder product to keep my skin under control and looking fresh. I would not purchase this foundation for myself, as it doesn't seem particularly well suited to my skin type and leaves my T-zone looking greasy as the day wears on. The Match Perfection Foundation comes in this liquid formula, and is also available as a gel or a cream, which might suit me better than this one does.

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              08.05.2013 13:06
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              Great match for me!

              After deciding that my usual foundation Maxfactors miracle touch foundation was too pale for my skin I went on the hunt for something different. I came across this in boots after I was looking to restock on the 3 for 2 offer. This foundation is slightly cheaper than the other foundation that Rimmel currently offers - the famous 'Wake me up' foundation. I wasn't expecting much from a foundation costing £6.99 as I would normally pay £12.99 for Maxfactors miracle touch, but I was pleasantly surprised. The packaging of this product is brilliant. The foundation comes in a glass bottle so you can easily see the colour of the foundation. However as the foundation sticks to the bottle you can't really tell how much you have left and so I cannot be warned in advance as to when I need to restock. The foundation is dispensed via a blue pump which makes it easy to get the right amount on your fingers/brush. This is protected by a blue lid with the standard crown logo on it. I feel for £6.99 the packaging looks it could have cost more, as you can find yourself spending oodles for a foundation that comes out of a tube. The product is quite thin compared to other foundations I've tried, which makes it easy to blend and spread. However this means it is hard to achieve a thick coverage which for me isn't the best since I have quite bad spots and blemishes. However it evens out the appearance of my skin quite well, and when I don't want to completely smother my skin in makeup this doesn't feel too heavy. The foundation gives a healthy, smooth and natural look which I was really pleased about. I would recommend using a powder after applying this foundation as it is quite oily in texture and does need setting. This foundation teamed with the Rimmel's match perfection powder is a perfect combination for me. The colour is also perfect for my skin. I am quite pale and I find it hard to get a foundation that matches my skin that doesn't make me look like a complete ghost. The colour is natural looking and doesn't look too obvious. Like I mentioned before I don't have the best skin in the world and like most foundations I found that this didn't make my skin any worse which I found surprising considering its oily texture. It is very easy to remove and you don't need a lot to get a medium coverage. As for it lasting I would say that it doesn't last very well all day especially around the t-zone for me because I have quite oily skin. However I am not the one for reapplying so I just put a little bit more powder on and that's good enough for me. Overall, for the price I thought this foundation was a bargain! I have not yet tried Rimmel's other foundation the 'Wake me up' so I cannot compare the two. However it gives me a medium coverage, it looks natural which is great for me and it doesn't dry my skin. It's not cakey either so for me it ticks all the boxes and I will certainly be repurchasing.

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              12.02.2013 01:24
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              A fairly good foundation for the money,

              I go through foundation really quickly although I don't wear that much on a day to day basis. I really like Loreal or MaxFactor but they're around £12.99 which I can't always afford after shopping and other expendetures. I thought I'd look at some cheaper options to see if I could find something similar in quality at a lower price. I buy cosmetics from Boots as they have a large range of brands to choose from as well as a good selection of colours and Boots points to collect when you spend money there. Rimmel is a popular cosmetic brand that's been around for a long time so it's a brand I trust and have used in the past. I normally use their eyeliners and have used the eyebrow pencils but I've not tried their foundations before. Rimmel states that this foundation matches your skin tone and gives your skin an instant glow. The foundation comes in a circular glass bottle with a blue pop on lid. The glass is see-through so you're able to see the foundation inside which is good to make sure you've got the right shade and to see how much you've got left. The foundation is dispensed through a blue pump which is easy to use and is good for controlling how much foundation comes out so you don't end up with too much. I use my fingers to apply foundation rather than a brush as I find it easier to blend it in than with a brush. The foundation is quite a nice consistency and isn't too thick or too runny so it is easy to spread and rub in. It gives quite good coverage, not too thick but thick enough to cover slight blemishes and imperfections. I don't have really spotty or paticularly blemished skin but the foundation makes my skin look much more even and covers redness. The foundation feels OK on the skin, not as light as other foundations that I've used but it's not too heavy. It doesn't last paticularly well, I found it lasted around four or five hours before I needed to re-apply it. It's OK if you have time to re-apply during the day but for those with a busy work or home schedule, it's not great. The coverage level isn't too bad but as I said my skin isn't really blemished. I think if it were more blemished this foundation wouldn't be the best for covering them. I also suffer from a slightly dry T-zone and this foundation doesn't look great between my eyebrows and on my forehead, it goes quite flaky so I do have to add quite a bit of moisturiser or just not wear foundation here. This is more of an issue with my skin though as I've found other foundations to be a bit flaky there too but not normally as much as this foundation. Overall, I like this foundation. It's not as good as some of the other ones that I've used but then it's not as expensive either. I think this is ideal for an everyday foundation, to use for work or to wear to the gym but not really something I'd recommend for optimum coverage or important days out. You can get this foundation at Boots for £6.99. It comes in 10 different shades from a pale ivory colour to a fairly dark bronze colour and everything in between so you should be able to find a shade that will suit your skin colour.

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              12.02.2013 01:21
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              Not for me

              Being a student I am always on the look out for a good foundation on a budget. If it's under a tenner I have more than likely tried it. I saw this foundation at my local B &M for £4.50 which I consider a bargain for a brand such as Rimmel were the products are good quality. According to Superdrug's website this foundation costs £6.99 however this will vary in other stores. If I hadn't used this product before I would happily have paid this price to try it as I believe this is quite reasonable. The bottle is very attractive. It comes in a tall translucent bottle with a blue lid which clashes with some of the more orangey shades of the foundation however as I chose the Ivory shade it looked very classy and expensive. To use the foundation there is a pump nozzle which I am personally not a fan of as there is too much wastage. It is really up to you how you apply the product but I tend to pump a small amount onto a make up sponge and apply directly from there. As I said earlier I chose the Ivory shade as it was the lightest shade the store had in stock however there are 10 shades to choose from which I assume is to ensure there is a perfect match for everyone. In hindsight Ivory is too dark for me. The consistency is very thick and even with only a small amount it feels very heavy once it has been applied. Although it blends very well leaving no unsightly marks around the neck. Once applied the foundation lasts well but it feels heavy and does not look natural. I can see that there are many positives such as a reasonable price and a wide variety of shades to choose from. However it is not for me.

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              28.12.2012 01:46
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              Fantastic price but misleading product name.

              Being a pale redhead, finding a foundation that doesn't match my hair can be very tricky. Over the summer I loved rimmell's Wake Me Up foundation but as the winter came in I wanted something that wasn't as shimmery so I picked up Match Perfection as I figured that since I loved the last foundation I'd try another part of their range. Rimmell promise that Match Perfection give an instant glow to the skin and match the skin perfectly, giving no illusion that you are wearing make up. I picked this up for £6.99 at Boots on offer and I was pleasantly surprised at the packaging, as the sleek glass bottle and lovely blue tones gave the product an expensive touch. The lid has a pump which allows clean product through rather than dipping grubby fingers into a foundation tub letting bacteria grow, I used to apply my make up with a brush when I bought jars of foundation but I found that using the pump foundations really minimised my spots as long as I washed my hands first. The product itself just has the consistency of normal foundation if not just a little thicker and spreads easily onto my face with minimal effort. The colour I chose (Ivory) suited my skin nicely so I was able to see a nice even finish. The foundation itself provides medium coverage, just enough to cover any redness or small spots on my face and I found that I didn't really need to use concealer! Another thing I like about this product is that it doesn't settle in the little lines around my eyes. Sounds like its going okay, right? The product for me only lasts about 5 hours tops, which isn't very useful since I usually work 8 hour shifts and leave work looking even more exhausted than I did waking up that morning. It also sits quite heavy on my skin creating what I'm guessing is supposed to be a dewey effect a seriously greasy look. As the product is quite heavy on my face my blusher (which usually creates a nice wind burned look) looks absolutely ridiclous resting on top of this foundation making me look like a clown. I can't say exactly how this foundation would work on dry or sensitive skin, but as I'm prone to oily breakouts I use primer and a little powder to perfect this supposedly perfect foundation. The product is impressive for the price and certainly doesn't break the bank but I do think that Rimmell have been far too cocky when choosing a name!

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