Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Member Name: ridgeway27
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Advantages: Excellent coverage, hides blemishes well and lasts a long time. Love the bottle!
I am a huge fan of M-A-C so it takes a lot for me to consider another brand because I have practically everything in the M-A-C range, and I've never been let down by them, so why would I change?!
I do sometimes think I should experiment with different products though, and have allowed some products into my make-up collection, but with the vast array of items available in each area of make-up, it can be quite daunting!! So, when Rimmel offered to send me a full-sized bottle of their new Match Perfection Liquid Foundation to trial, I was quite pleased to accept!
I know that the RRP is £8.99 for a 30ml bottle so thought this was quite generous and couldn't wait to try it out.
The product arrived promptly and I remember thinking that the bottle was quite nice and solid. It has a push-down pump which I like because I feel this allows the required amount to be dispensed and isn't too messy or wasteful.
There is a plastic lid on the bottle which protects the blue push-pump which has got a little messy but is easy to wipe clean inside. It means that when I travel I don't need to worry about the push pump releasing foundation inside my make up bag (causing a mess and wasting the liquid!)
The bottle stays quite cold - probably owing to the thick glass (which is transparent meaning you can see how much of the product is left inside) and explains product information quite clearly in matching blue writing.
My bottle is 201 (classic beige) and called 'Perfectly Flawless Finish'. It also has SPF 15 built into it and is designed to adapt to skin tone and texture using 'Smart Tone' technology. The idea behind this being that with an oxygen complex, it allows your skin to breathe.
I have used liquid foundation from time to time years ago, but found that my skin felt tight and really uncomfortable. My skin is of normal tone and I don't need to moisturise it too heavily so the tightness put me off foundation for years until I was introduced to powder products and since then have stuck to these.
I was a little unsure of what to expect, but from the first drop I was surprised at how well it covered my skin, without making my skin feel too tight or uncomfortable and the coverage was amazing!! At the time of using it I was using a great deal of concealer with my powder product because I have been so stressed and have recently had blemishes and things showing on my skin. This liquid foundation was light but covered everything up completely!! I was just a little surprised to say the least but found this took some getting used to because the coverage is slightly stronger to what I usually have.
Thankfully my blemishes/problem skin has reduced somewhat, so I now choose to use this for when I am glamming up for a night out rather than everyday use but that is moreso because I prefer the lightness of powder rather than any fault with the product.
More about the product itself - The consistency of the liquid is smooth, making it easy to apply, and a little goes a long way!! It stays put really well, and I can control the amount I use through the push-pump quite easily. I also find that the products I use afterwards/on top of the foundation (i.e. blusher/bronzer) work well with it.
I like the packaging too as it looks attractive, solid and keep the liquid inside the bottle and intact. The second day on which I had it, I was rushing out of the door and it accidentally fell out of my bag onto a concrete driveway - at first I thought 'Noooo - what a waste!' and then tried to calm myself down thinking well it was free I suppose, and at least I had tried it once so knew I would go and buy another one - but to my surprise, it was perfectly fine!!
I guess the question (which I may already have answered) is whether I would purchase this again.
Pricewise, the Rimmel is considerably cheaper at £8.99, whereas my usual M-A-C is £19.00, but I don't see this as a day-to-day replacement for my M-A-C yet (as the coverage is stronger than I need for my skin) so I am happy to use them alongside one another depending on my needs/the occassion, so the answer is YES I would!!
Summary: I've had this some weeks now, and am enjoying using it.