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I have been having a lot of success with Rimmel cosmetics recently and decided that I would try out another concealer as my under eye area is my biggest problem area with regards to makeup. I had previously tried the corresponding Wake Me Up Foundation, but found the lightest shade, Ivory too dark for my porcelain coloured skin. However, I swatched the concealer in store and really liked the finish of it. As it was on offer for 3 for 2 in Boots I decided to give it a go.
I purchased it in the lightest shade, Ivory, which surprisingly was much lighter than the foundation in the same colour. It claims to be a full coverage concealer and it is definitely the highest coverage liquid concealer that I have come across on the high street. Although I like high coverage concealers many of them are cremes or solids which are difficult to blend and can crease under the eyes. This one does not crease at all and indeed offers full coverage - ideal if you've had a bad night sleep the night before. I rarely if ever have to reapply this during the day because it offers such good coverage, but I have found that it leaves the skin under my eyes a bit dry, which I don't like.
I don't use this as often as the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer, but it is perfect for nights out or days where I need a bit more coverage, but for everyday the product is a bit too drying. It is very well priced, usually in the £5 - £6 mark, but unlike the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer which looks quite professional, this looks very cheap. The orange packaging is very garish looking and I would be embarrassed to take this out of my handbag when retouching.
After falling in love with the Rimmel wake me up foundation, despite having a concealer i loved already, i decided to pick up the matching concealer to give it a go. I wanted something mainly for under my eyes as i don't have dark circles and using MAC concealer didn't seem cost savvy.
This concealer can be purchased for less than £5 if you shop around. Each concealer matches the shade of foundation, which saves buying the wrong shade. There's nothing more annoying than trying to decide whether you're a light or a medium! I'm the shade "soft beige".
The packaging is the main design flaw in my opinion. It's similar to that of most concealers, with a dofut applicator. Meaning, if you run out of this, you're going to have to cut open the tube to get the last of the product hiding at the bottom. However, for the price, you don't have to necessarily do this.
The smell and consistency is nothing special. It isn't too thick but is thick enough to adhere to your face.
Like the foundation, this concealer has tiny bits of sparkle in..I guess to allow the light to bounce off it and create an awake look. It isn't overly obvious, only if you have it on your hand and inspect it. Nothing too sparkly!
This is great for undereyes, it isn't drying although it does need to be set with a powder or it creases through the day. As i previously stated, i don't have dark circles so i can't comment on how this would work on discolouration. I have however tried this on very red spots and although it doesn't cover heavy blemishes as well as a higher end concealer, for smaller ones it's perfect and lasts all day if set with powder.
Overall, this concealer is a staple item in my makeup bag. I do still alternate between better concealers if i'm having a tough skin day but for everyday blemish covering, it's ideal and lightweight.
I'd definitely recommend this!
I bought this concealer because it was on offer in Wilkinsons a couple of months ago. I bought it alongside the wake me up foundation in the same shade thankfully the concealer scores a lot better than the foundation that I was very disappointed with (see other reviews). This concealer claims to have an anti-fatigue effect and to provide a radiant glow. It also claims to completely conceal spots and blemishes and there are peptides included within the formula of the product.
The packaging is standard of a concealer. A thin tube with see through plastic at the bottom so that you can see clearly how much product you have left and then a cylindrical lid, in this case the lid is bright orange matching the "wake me up" range from Rimmel. The front of the tube gives the basic product details and also states there is 7ml of the product. On the back there is a bar code sticker which is also where the shade name is printed and then manufacturer details are given.
This product is currently available in Boots for £5.49.
Thankfully this concealer performs better than the foundation in the wake me up collection. The concealer is true to it's shade in the bottle upon application and is very easy to apply. The cap of the concealer twists away from the bottle to reveal a plastic stick with an angled fluffy sponge on the end which picks up just the right amount of concealer.
When using concealer I always sweep one bit of the product under each eye and then pat it in with my fingers, I will also apply the product to any blemishes I have at the time. Whilst the concealer performs very well when covering blemishes I do feel that it's a bit lacklustre on the under eye area, I feel as though I need to apply more product than I usually would to cover dark circles. The product does however definitely gives a refreshing feel and I feel as though it's claim to have an anti-fatigue effect is a truthful one.
I only purchased this concealer because it was on offer and I must admit that it didn't pull me away from my favourite concealer, the slightly cheaper - Lasting Perfection Concealer from Collection. I would recommend this concealer to somebody who doesn't really get dark circles under the eyes or doesn't mind applying extra concealer to achieve the desired look, I tend to only like to use one sweep under each eye though.
The product had good staying power from my experience, much better than it's sister foundation. I didn't feel the need to touch up the concealer over blemishes however I did need to touch up the under eye area occasionally.
A nice concealer but not my favourite. Would probably buy again if on offer but not at full price.
Just recently I have been out and about buying myself a few new and more up to date make up after having a massive clear out of stuff I either didn't use or was years old and believe me I didn't half dump loads which meant that then I could get to the good bit and go off and do some shopping of some things I did fancy and not feel guilty for it lol.
I bought this concealer in Boots for £5.49 simply cos its called Wake Up Concealer and I felt that this may help lighten and brighten up my skin particularly around my eyes as I always feel tired but it would be nice to look it!
This comes in a plastic see-through tube with a screw on/off orange lid to the top of it and within that an applicator is housed and on the front of the tube we are clearly told what it is and who it by then other information on the back of the tube includes the size being stated which is 7ml and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Nice enough packaging this is, easy to use and robust enough too.
The Concealer Itself:
This comes in four colour options which are Ivory, True Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige and all of these colours are rather light however I am really pale skinned so I went for the Ivory shade which is the lightest of the shades I had to choose from.
So the liquid is quite runny and soft and of good consistency with little fragrance to it, the smell doesn't matter anyway cos that disappears once you've blended it anyway. The applicator is soft and easy to use as well and I simply dot this under my eyes and under my foundation and straight over open pores though if I'm applying this to help to cover any spots I have I don't dot it straight onto my skin but onto a cosmetic sponge so I don't get germs into the tube...yuk!
This is simply ok really. Its easy to blend and does help to cover imperfections and around my eyes it doesn't go heavy or clump up over time crease or crack. It doesn't slide off spots but helps to hide them and helps my foundation to stay on them however I don't agree with it having an 'Anti Fatigue Effect', I don't feel makes my skin look more alive.
However this seems kind to my skin, stays put all day long and does help to conceal problems a bit so I can't really moan about it!
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Wake me up concealer!!! Not sure why they call it that, the fact that the reason I need concealer is because I don't get enough sleep, I don't want to wake up, I want more sleep, I guess Sleep a bit longer concealer doesn't sound so good.
I have to admit I don't like the packaging of this product but that is just my opinion, I don't like orange, especially in connection with face products as it gives me the impression of very orange fake tan. I know the product isn't this colour before you say it, it's just how I feel about orange. The lid is a bright, in your face orange, with the lower clear section housing the actual concealer.
I paid £3.99 for this and one thing I really liked about it was the consistency, normally you get the stick that you rub on your skin, this is a liquid with a delightful sponge applicator. The tip narrows to a point which makes more precise application possible, it is also quite soft so no scratching while applying. I tend to dob it on my problem areas and then use my finger to blend the concealer onto my skin. I wouldn't say you could use this product on its own, with a foundation on top is better as this has a matte finish, so it would change the overall look of your completion if you had the odd few matte areas.
I like this product a lot, it covers dark circles and blemishes well, it blends easily and although there are only four different colours to choose from, I found one that matched my skin, I guess that makes me lucky though. If only I was so lucky with my skin I wouldn't need to buy it in the first place! It lasts on the skin well and I would recommend it, if you can find a colour match that is. Make up remover takes it off easily and I have noticed no skin irritation even though my skin can be a nightmare sometimes.
I am something of a concealer magpie, and so I just had to try this one with its tempting orange lid :-) It is cheaper than similar styles of concealer I usually buy, and on testing it on my hand the formula seemed nice.
The applicator is the usual sponge-tipped variety, which works well. It smells as expected - slightly clinical / makeup-y. It feels very smooth when applied, and blends in really easily with fingers.
I find the coverage is good for under eye area, and it has a brightening / lightening effect that opens up the eye area. In this way, it does give the appearance of "wake me up" as promised, but no more than similar concealers to be honest.
I usually like to use the same concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes / areas where the skin tone needs evening out on top of foundation, and this one does not really have enough coverage for blemishes, although it does blend in well and "set" to a reasonably long lasting finish. It is best doing what it intends to do though - covering, lightening and brightening the under eye area.
I decided to buy this concealer after trying and loving the 'wake me up' foundation.
I bought mine from Boots and paid £5.49 which I think is great value for money considering the quality and a little goes a long way too. Rimmel claim that this 'visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes' and 'completely conceals spots and other blemishes'. They also state that it has a provides an instant anti-fatigue effect. The formula, they say, is moisturising and contains peptisides and vitamins.
To be honest I was a little skeptical about all of these claims considering that this is a reasonably cheap, drugstore concealer but just like the foundation it is actually amazing! The concealer comes in a plastic tube which has the same colour scheme as the foundation bottle - an orange lid and silver writing. The lid twists off and has the wand attatched. The sponge applicator on the end is a good size and is firmly attatched to the wand.
The tube holds 7ml of product and it doesn't take up much room in my make-up bag. The concealer is available in four shades and I opted for classic beige as I currently have a fake tan, but I will be purchasing ivory once I am back to my natural skin tone. I found with the foundation it was darker on my skin than it looked in the bottle but I haven't had this problem with the concealer. The concealer is obviously in liquid form rather than stick form and it is just the right concealer - not too runny but not at all thick or gloopy.
It is easy to apply this evenly and accurately as the sponge tip is smooth and precise. It is necessay to wipe any excess off before use though as the brush does soak some of the concealer up which can ooze out if it is pressed against my skin. I use this mainly on any spots that I have as I use Benefit's lemon-aid under my eyes and I find that this is effective at completely covering up any redness and discolouration that the spots cause and it makes them much less noticeable.
On the few ocassions that I have used it under my eyes I was impressed with the coverage - it completely covered my dark patches and made the skin under my eyes look brighter and healthier. The smooth texture makes the concealer easy to blend for a natural looking finish and it does not leave my skin looking powdery or greasy. I wouldn't agree with Rimmel's claim that it is moisturising, but it is not at all drying. It lasts for a good four hours or so before I need to re-apply it which I think is a reasonable length of time.
I am in my late twenties but I still got the odd spot which needs covering up. I also have a fairly hectic life style and a poor diet which leads me to have dark circles under my eyes. I go through my Touch Eclat by YSL at the speed of lightening and it's expensive so I decided to find a cheaper alternative for work. I chose the Wake Me Up Concealer by Rimmel.
What does the product do?
The main role of the product is to cover up imperfections and blemishes to make your complexion look healthier and clearer. The added benefit of the product is that it contains a anti fatigue complex with vitamins and proteins to nourish the skin. It also promises to reawaken and illuminate the skin under the eye to which should leave you looking fresher and more awake.
How do you use the product?
The product has a spongy applicator wand included and it can be used to dab the concealer onto the skin beneath your eye and then I pat the product gently into the skin with my finger. When applying the product to the skin, it isn't hygienic to touch the blemish with the sponge so it dab some onto my finger and then apply it to the spot in that way. It can be used alone or on top of make up.
They are only four shades available which isn't brilliant but you're only using it on a small area so it should be easier to match. They include two ivory shades and two beige shades.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a clear bottle and you can see the product inside. The lid is a bright orange colour and the wand is in the lid which has a spongy ending. The sponge has a pointed edge in order to allow more accurate application. The concealer will cost you around £5 and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, larger supermarkets and from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product has a liquid consistency so it goes onto the skin in a more natural way than I find stick concealers too. It has a medium consistency and I when I tried the product alone, it didn't completely cover the redness of my blemish. I wouldn't go without foundation however and when I was wearing my foundation I found this concealer was able to banish the rest of the redness and make my blemish no longer visible. It is simple to apply and get the blemish hidden for quite a few hours, although I did feel the need to cover it up again before I finished work which isn't something you want to be worrying about.
As for an under eye concealer, the liquid formula makes it easy to use and the consistency means it gentle on the skin and easy to blend. It does go some way towards covering up dark circles, especially when used in conjunction with my foundation but it didn't reflect the light like my Touch Eclat does. It gave the area quite a matte finish but I wouldn't say that it illuminates the area and it only reawakens the area in that it covers the day circles. It hasn't caused any irritations or discomfort on my skin.
All in all, this is an average concealer. It does cover blemishes when used with a foundation but doesn't completely cover imperfections alone. It does cover dark circles but it doesn't lighten the area in the same way as Touch Eclat and the staying power isn't great either. I was a little disappointed with this product. I didn't expect it to work on the same way as Touch Eclat but this didn't really come close.
Until recently I had been using Rimmel's 'Match Perfection' concealer for the area around my eyes. This concealer came in a overly large tube which had to be squeezed a lot prior to application and this really annoyed me. When this concealer finally ran out I decided I'd buy a different product. After looking around I saw this new Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' concealer. It was within my price range, which was one of the main draws, but it also came in a bottle with a stick and wand applicator. It was priced at around the same as the Match Perfection concealer so I thought I'd give it a go.
The product comes in a 7ml (or 0.23 fl. oz) sized plastic bottle. It has a bright orange lid and silver text on the bottle which reveals details about the product. The text has started to come away from my bottle though, after only having it for a week or so, which makes it look rather tatty.
Rimmel call this a "full coverage" concealer. I was really only looking for a liquid type concealer that could cover up the redness and browness around my eyes. Rimmel say this concealer is suitable for the whole face though and state it will also cover spots and blemishes. However the fact that they also cite this concealer as having "anti fatigue effects" is evidence to me that it will probably be best applied around the eye area. The brand also state this concealer provides a "radiant glow" - just the antedote I need for the awful dark circles around my eyes. The formula is said to be "moisturising" and contains 'peptides' and vitamins.
To access the wand you need to unscrew the top of the bottle. This is an easy process. However when I come to remove the wand from the bottle I find it very difficult. The liquid concealer is quite runny so I guess this is why the brand made the hole in the bottle quite small but the wand is really difficult to remove. So difficult infact that I often find my arm flinging back and the concealer splashing away. I find that pushing the wand against the edge of the bottle hole neck means that it squeezes out more easily. Regardless, it's a clunky extraction and almost as annoying as having to constantly squeeze and roll the Rimmel 'Match Perfection' tube! Please work on your packaging designs, Rimmel!
The wand is designed with a soft furry sponge on the end of it which sucks up the concealer and which feels soft and delicate when it touches your skin. It's very easy to dab at spots around the eye or specific spots and then work the concealer in with a fingertip.
There are several shades in this range for caucasion skin colours. The lightest of these shades is number 01 Ivory which is the shade I have. It's a mix of creamy beige and pink which looks just like a natural skin colour.
The concealer lives up to the promise that is has a "radiant glow' and looks wonderful around my eyes and particularly below the eye, especially counteracting any redness from being tired. I would not describe the concealer as shimmery but it does seem to have a kind of golden glow - like it's made up of light particles. I can use the concealer elsewhere on my face although it does give quite a thin coverage compared to stick concealers. Areas such as pimples and scars I prefer to use my thick stick concealer.
I like this concealer much more than the Rimmel 'Match Perfection' and find it gives much better coverage than it. I also love that it makes me look so much alive and awake. The name 'Wake Me Up' is perfect for this concealer. I think this is a great concealer for all ages and especially for those who want to look fresh faced and made-up. This concealer provides a look that I'd describe as beng healthy, happy and well groomed.
The concealer is available to buy at Rimmel make-up booths in stores such as Boots and Superdrug. It may also be found at some supermarkets.
It cost me £5.99 and I think this is a good and fair price. I would certainly buy this again and would recommend trying it.
Rimmel's first full coverage concealer provides an instant anti-fatigue effect with peptides and vitamin moisturising complex to produce a fresh glow. Visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes. Completely conceals spots and other blemishes while giving a radiant glow.