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I purchase the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation before all the hype started to surround it because I'd ran out of my favourite Bourjois one and the only brands they stocked at my local supermarket were Collection (2000 at the time) and Rimmel so I thought I'd try out Wake Me Up because I hadn't seen it before and I liked the concept behind it- a foundation that perks up your face and makes you like nice and awake.
Unfortunately, the first time I tried it, it left my face looking muddy. And the second time. And the third. And after realising it wasn't going to be a case of third time lucky with this one, I tossed it to one side, never to be seen again.
And then the blog hype started. Everyone and their dog was loving this foundation, so I decided to give it a second chance. Unfortunately, I still found the same problems with it that I had initially.
I can see why people do like it though because it does look fantastic on others. The little particles of shimmer really leave the face looking bright, healthy and illuminated.
The shade range seems quite adequate and it's a good price too, but for me, someone who doesn't have any skin gripes, no oil, no dryness, etc. I can't see why it shouldn't have worked. It just didn't.
I have tried other Rimmel foundations before Wake Me Up and since, and have found the same muddy problem with all of them so I'd definitely recommend giving this one a miss if you've had a bad experience with other Rimmel foundations, but if you've had a positive one, then you'll probably love this too.
I love this foundation so much. It has a low-medium coverage but us very build able. It looks very dewy yet a natural glow on my skin.
I had wanted this foundation for ages but they never had a light enough shade for me and I didn't want to look orange with the 100 ivory. I went into a superdrug that is bigger than my local one and I saw my shade 010 light porcelain there. At £8.99 I didn't think twice about buying it.
The shine it gives is created by small particles of glitter, which I think is so pretty! If the shine isn't for you, you can always take a translucent powder to mattify your skin without looking Cakey.
Overall this is an amazing product that looks flawless on the skin, smells lovely and makes you look more awake. If you haven't already tried it, go buy it now!
With me only being young, I used to get a fair amount of comments about the dark circles that I had around my eyes. Granted, like most older people who blame said issue on work, I work 5 days a week 9-5.
This foundation is an absolute godsend.
I actually got it from Morrisons for around £9 as it was an emergency buy and I've used rimmel products before and really liked them.
My attention was instantly caught by the fluorescent orange cap on the bottle and the words "wake me up" written in big bold letters.
The amount that's in the bottle is also good. I used it everyday and it lasted me about 3-4 months.
The liquid is a good consistency, it's not too watery that it doesn't give you any coverage and it's not too thick that it's difficult to apply. Unlike some liquid foundations, it also doesn't leave you with an unnatural looking shine on your face. The shine that it does leave can be easily rectified with a translucent powder.
It also doesn't leave the stickiness which some liquid foundations leave, after it's dried, you don't really feel like you're wearing it but it leaves your skin soft to the touch.
The foundation applies really well and doesn't look patchy or orange. As for the words "wake me up" it did provide an excellent coverage leaving my skin looking refreshed, and as for the dark circles under my eyes, you'd never have known they were there in the first place.
Another thing that some people might not think about but is a big thing for me was the smell of the actual foundation. I was told once that if a foundation smells nice then it's likely to be good. I don't know how true that is but this certainly makes me think it might be.
The only downside I've found which could be an issue for some people is, there isn't a massive variety in the tones available in this but obviously I found the right one for my skin tone so it didn't really come as an issue to me.
I purchased the Rommel wake me up foundation last year and I was really excited to try it since it's been raved about among YouTube beauty guru here in the Uk, but it was a disappointment ,I opened the foundation opener and the lift the lid and the foundation was dripping all over the place, I thought it was a pump foundation, but it happened to be the lid has a stick attached with it. There wasn't even brush at the end of the stick,so it can't be an applicator, I was really disappointed and end up throwing the new foundation away,because the stick was dipped into the foundation, whenever you opened the lid,there will be awful lot of liquid dripping, I can't even snatched on the back of my hand without putting loads of them and ruin the back of my hand. Unless the Rimmel management do something about the packaging, I won't purchased it again.
After reading many reviews on blogs and watching reviews on youtube, I had to jump on the bandwagon and see if this foundation was worth the hype it was getting. As someone who is constantly on the look for the prefect foundation, I was very excited to try this. The foundation was made to give a healthy, radiant glow and reawaken the skin, so to speak.
Let's start with the positives. The consistency of the foundation is probably its best factor in my opinion. Using a foundation brush it is a pleasure to apply, spreading evenly and smoothly across the face without feeling too 'cakey' as some foundations do. Personally, I also think the packaging is aesthetically pleasing, however because it is in a glass bottle it means you cant get the very last bit of foundation out like you can in a tube. Another positive is that it contains SPF 15 which is always a plus in any foundation! It is well priced at just £8.99 and often on offer for £5.99.
This is not a great foundation for me personally because I have an oily T-zone and this tends to highlight that and make my face look too shiny. Also, when I catch myself in the light it tends to make my face sparkle and look like I belong in the film 'twilight'. Some people may enjoy a foundation that has shimmer to it but this is a massive no no for me. I was also quite disappointed in the color range. There are just six shades which in my opinion does not cover a wide enough range for everyone to find a suitable color match.
However, after saying all this I do believe this foundation would work fantastically for somebody with dry skin and imagine it really would help wake their skin up and give them a nice glow. If you have oily areas like me I would steer clear!
This is one of the several foundations which I have been testing out in the past month or so. I usually rotate a couple of new foundations at the same time... it sort of gives me the chance to compare and see the results of each foundation better when I switch things up a bit. I am sure many of you who follow the UK youtubers are familiar with the hype surrounding the Wake Me Up foundation. I, too was sucked into this hype, and I bought the foundation, matching concealer & the stay matte transparent powder to complete the whole Wake Me Up routine.
First off, I will just start off by saying that I love this foundation!
The foundation has a slightly thick texture when you dispense it out of the pump. I am using the shade 100 Ivory which is the lightest shade - but my experience with Rimmel foundations are the even the lightest shade 100 Ivory isn't really super pale as the name suggests. I would say this is a beige-gy slightly warm shade. Thankfully though, it blends into my skin and matches it quite well. You can't really see a layer of foundation over my skin due to any color mismatch.
When I was living as a student, where money is tight and you have to budget on everything. One of the things I have to have in my make-up bag is a good foundation and I normally pay more money for it than other make-up products I wear. Normally I wear the £11.99 foundation from Revlon, which is either designed for dry or oily skin.
While I was shopping for a foundation, I came across this on by Rimmel London. I have never used Rimmel London foundation before, and from reading magazines and watching the advert on the TV, I heard good reviews and positive feedback, so I was willing to give it a try. It was a good price to at £8.99, and it was in a glass bottle so I had the feeling that the foundation was going to be good. I went for the ivory one because of my fair complexion and the fact it was in the winter I go for a lighter shade.
The product has a good range of shades of colors from ivory to tan. So there is a foundation for every skin type.
I liked the presentation of the bottle as it had a curve-shaped bottle. The lid was a eye-catching orange.
I thought it would be a good time of the year to buy a foundation like this because it's not hot, sticky, it will not slide off my face and I will not have to re-apply the foundation as often, as I would in the summer.
You can buy this product from Superdrug, Boots and various supermarkets, all at the same price of £8.99 but in Superdrug they sometimes have offers for this where you can get this product for £5.99 rather than the usual £8.99 and there are various offers such as buy three for the price of two or buy one get one half price.
I tried this product the day after I bought it and I was disappointed with the outcome. Although the color was ivory, it was way too light for my face as it made my face look white, and when I looked at photos when wearing this I was so shocked to see how bad it looked against my lip and eye make-up.
One of the worse things about this product is that it made my skin more oiler than it normally is, so this product is not designed for anyone who suffers from oily skin like me! It made my face look so greasy, it was horrible.
To get the product out, you have to pump on the lid to get the product out, sometimes too much comes out, and it is quite thick so I ended looking like I was wearing too much foundation.
This foundation is more suitable for someone who has dry skin or does not need to wear a lot of foundation, but it is a good price if you are on a budget or tight on money but I will not be using this again and I think I will stick to paying more money for Revlon's 12 hour lasting foundation as this is more suitable for me.
After hearing so much about this foundation I thought it's about time I finally get it. This was on offer in Tesco for 5 pounds only when this retails 8.99 so I felt pretty epic when I bought. 4 pound saving, OH YH! I love the packaging of this, it's very sleek. The orange lid is very cute and just so bright, definitely wakes me up in the morning just looking at it. When I swatched this at the store I fell in love with how soft it felt on the back of my hand- it was like velvet. Finding my shade surprisingly didn't take that long as I was Ivory (which I believe is the lightest shade in the range). You get 30ml of products in here which is the standard. It has a pump which can be used to easily dispense the product. When I took this home and tried it out for the first time on the back of my hand and I noticed little glitter bits. I had heard of small tiny glitter pieces being in hear but I never really noticed in the store so I completely forgot about it. I was immediately horrified but I tried it out anyways and I really liked it. My sister on the other hand just couldn't stand this foundation. I quote " I look like a disco ball!!!" thats what she said after she tried it. I don't see the glitter being any problems. I really like it. It last quite a long time and the coverage is good. This doesn't have any scent. Overall it's good. I recommend it.
Being very into makeup and watching lots of beauty bloggers' videos on YouTube, I had heard a lot of hype about the Wake Me Up foundation from Rimmel. It sounded like my sort of foundation - it offered medium coverage, had SPF protection and offered a radiant looking glow to the skin. I quickly marched down to my nearest Boots to try it, expecting to fall in love with it and buy it then and there.
However, when I went to swatch it, I saw that the lightest shade (which is what I usuallly am in most makeup brands) was very dark indeed - it certainly did not match the name, Ivory on the front. Hoping that it just looked darker in the bottle than it did in the skin, I pumped a small amount of the tester onto my hand. In fact it appeared even more orange and appeared to have tiny glitter particles in it, something which I didn't want on my face. Knowing that your face and hands can be different colours I also applied a small amount onto my jaw line. If the foundation shade is just right it should blend in to the skin and not look noticeable - nope still orange. I gave up hope on this foundation and bought a different one that day. However, as my skin has got more tanned in the summer I decided to try this foundation. I use another foundation from Rimmel, called Match Perfection and in the summer months I used the second lightest shade Ivory, so thought (incorrectly) that the shade Ivory in this would suit me too. As I was in a rush I simply picked up the bottle without testing it on my skin again (big mistake).
When I got home I tried it on, and to my horror it was still far too orange for my skin. How this can be labelled Ivory is a mystery to me. I tried to make it work by setting it with a lighter pressed powder, but this didn't seem to make much difference. Even worse I could see the tiny glitter particles on my face, which doesn't look good on anyone over the age of 14. I was disappointed because the corresponding concealer was really good.
From this, I have learnt that even in the same makeup brand you have to test the colours even if they are labelled the same and do not buy into hype of beauty bloggers. It might work for them but it won't work for everyone.
This foundation was an unusual choice for me, it's pretty much the opposite to any other foundation I would go for. As I've mentioned in previous reviews I often watch make-up tutorials on youtube and that was where I first saw this product, a few of the different make-up artists were recommending it and at the time I was looking for a cheaper foundation for work as my usual one was working out a bit too expensive so I went for this one and for a drug store foundation it's a nice product.
Rimmel is a high street/drug store brand available in Boots, Superdrug, most supermarkets and even some small, local chemists. It's also available online. Rimmel is one of my favourite drug store brands, the products are high quality and still fun to use.
* Instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow and minimizes premature skin ageing.
* A light, smooth texture for natural, 100% poreless coverage instantly eliminates signs of tiredness and lifts skin from fatigue
* Radiance pearls illuminate for a healthy, radiant glow.
* Flawless natural finish
* Peptides increase elasticity so skin recovers and bounces back more quickly
* SPF 15 protects.
Big claims from Rimmel with this foundation. Let me start by explaining I normally go for oil-free foundations with a matte finish however I was pleased with the results from this foundation. The texture is creamy and not too runny, there are very fine glitter particles in there but these are not visible on the skin. It goes on smoothly with pretty good coverage! It doesn't claim to be a high-coverage foundation but from my experience the coverage is pretty impressive. The finish is dewy and does give the skin a nice awake glow! I wouldn't say it completely covers pores but to be honest I've never found one that does! The scent of the foundation was quite pleasant too, a nice fruity smell. A lot of foundations in the past (particularly ones containing oil) have also caused me to breakout but I didn't have any breakouts using this product.
The only thing I felt could be improved is the staying-power! It wasn't awful but it doesn't last all day and I found I did need the odd powder touch up...maybe that's just my skin being a bit oily.
The foundation does contain SPF 15, this is good for protection from the sun but not so good in photographs and can cause flashback! This is something to consider when wearing this to any sort of event that will include photos!
This IS a problem, there are only six shades available and I found them to be a bit orangey. I don't feel there would be a match for everybody within the range.
I love the packaging, a glass bottle with a pump! Yay! I find the pump so good to get just the right amount of product out without wasting any. The writing and lid are bright orange which I like, very eye-catching!
VALUE FOR MONEY:
A 30ml bottle costs £8.99. I've paid a lot more for foundation in the past and was pleased with the value for money, you don't need much so a bottle lasts well. I will definately repurchase this.
If like me you are in to all things make-up then you will probably have heard a lot about Rimmel Wake me up foundation in magazines etc. The wake me up foundation claims to have an anti-fatigue effect which gives a radiant glow. This immediately sounded good to me and after reading such good things about it I really wanted to give it a try. So, of course, I did.
I picked a bottle up in Boots for £8.99 which I thought was pretty reasonable for a high street foundation. The packaging really stood out on the shelf, unlike many of the high street brands, this foundation is in a glass bottle which gives it more of an expensive feel and also makes it easy to see when the product is running out. The cap is bright orange which I like as it is easy to locate on the shelves and in my make up bag amongst all my other products. The bottle is 1fl oz/30ml and the foundation has spf15.
I have really pale skin so got the lightest shade 'Ivory 100' which I found to be a great colour match. I find it very difficult to find foundations that match my skin as they always seem to be too orangey so I was really impressed with this and there seems to be a good range of colours to choose from.
The foundation has a lovely smooth texture, it isn't thick like many cheaper brands and is very blendable. I found that when I first applied the foundation it gave good coverage (I have a few problem areas such as dark circles under the eyes and a few spots) and soaked nicely into the skin. However, after approx an hour of wearing the foundation it seemed to appear oily on my skin and made me feel like I wanted to wash my face. I guess this is where the 'radiant glow' comes in, now I will not claim that I have perfect skin, far from it but I never considered myself to have particularly oily skin so I feel like this is mostly down to the product. As a result of the foundation turning oily on my skin, the coverage became poor. Maybe if you have dry skin this would be a good foundation for you but for me, it didn't work, which was a shame because I had heard such good things (which proves it must work for some) and it applied so well.
Overall, this is not the foundation for me but it has some good points and I wouldn't completely rule it out for people with dry skin or unproblematic skin.
I bought the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation around Christmas time and I just love it. I bought it after watching a Youtube Gurus video on chemist makeup with department store results. I am so glad that I decided to buy this as it is really a great quality foundation.
This foundation is really easy to apply, I usually use a flat shaped foundation brush to blend it onto my face after dabbing a little on my cheeks, forehead and chin. I find that I do not need to use a lot of this foundation at a time, and that it blends into my skin really easily. This foundation feels really nice on my skin and does not have a sticky or heavy feeling on my face.
What I Thought
This is by far my favourite foundation to use at the moment, I bought the Ivory shade and it blends in well with my skin really well. I did not really find it hard to find a colour that matched my skin tone and it makes my face look really fresh when applied.
This foundation has SPF 15 in it, which helps protect my skin from UV rays, I think that this is great, as usually foundations within this price range do not contain this kind of protection.
This foundation has great staying power and does not need to be reapplied throughout the day. It also does not make my skin looks shiny and keeps a lovely matte texture to it. I have combination skin and I have not experienced greasy skin or dry skin while using this foundation.
I found that the coverage that this foundation provides is great, it covers red blotches up really well and also conceals spots and blemish marks quite easily. I also found that an added bonus of this foundation is that it covers up my black marks around my eyes, which are usually really hard to conceal.
Price and Availability
You can buy this foundation in most chemists and any Rimmel make up stands, I bought mine in Boots on a 3 for 2 offer, however the single retail price is around £8. I think that this is great value as this foundation is fantastic quality and much better than any other foundation I have bought around this price.
I am really glad that I decided to try this make up, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good value make up with SPF 15 and good coverage. Since using this make up my skin has looked great, and it never dries it out. Overall I would give this foundation 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I spotted this foundation on a television advert and was intrigued by it's claim to help basically liven up the skin whilst providing a normal foundation coverage. As a commuter to University if I have 9 o clock lectures I have to wake up pretty early to make my train and I've always had problems with my skin looking tired with early mornings, my eyes are the same too, it takes my face ages to wake up! So after seeing this product I felt as though it was something I could benefit from. This foundation claims to have an anti-fatigue effect and to provide a radiant glow the product also has SPF 15 in something I look for in most foundations I buy and the product is available in 6 shades; True Nude, Ivory, True Ivory, Soft Beige, Classic Beige and Natural Beige.
The product is housed in a rectangular like glass bottle with slight indentations making it easier to hold. The lid of the foundation is a very bright orange colour. When the orange lid is taken off a bright orange pump is revealed, this can be pressed to release a pea sized amount of foundation each time. On one side of the foundation bottle a raised stamp reads "Rimmel London". On the front of the bottle is the basic product name and info and also the shade name and amount of product, in this case 30ml. On the back it states that this is Rimmel's first foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates skin with a radiant glow. It also says that within the foundation there are peptides and a vitamin moisturising complex.
You can currently purchase this product in Boots for £8.99 but keep an eye out if you go into Wilkinsons because I purchased mine on offer in there a couple of months ago, I can't remember how much I paid exactly but it was definitely a good discount.
This foundation was a bit of a hit and miss with me. I was very excited to try the product because as mentioned in the description I was looking for something that could provide a good coverage but also wake up my skin in the morning.
The foundation is rather thick and gloopy in comparison to others I have used and I found that it took a lot of effort to blend in the foundation. The thickness also caused problems later in the day which I will mention later.
In terms of the foundations claim to give an anti-fatigue effect I would say that it performed well, my skin instantly felt less dull on application and I was happy with the general look to start with. The coverage was also good but then I suppose it had to be with the thickness of the product.
The product also scores well in being true to it's shade I would usually test a foundation in store but because I bought the product from Wilkinsons there were no testers available so I had to judge on the colour of the foundation in the bottle. When I first tried the product at home it was clear it was a good shade match.
The main and real negative about this product though from my experience was the flaking/wearing of the foundation later in the day. After just a few hours out of the house one day I noticed after a trip to the ladies that small bits of the foundation had flaked off on my cheeks. I've never experienced anything like this before and was left with a rather patchy look after what originally started as a good coverage. Even after touching up the foundation this only resolved the problem for a short while as it simple wore away again a few hours later. I don't wear foundation as much as I wear mascara for example but I've still tried a fair few brands, this is the first time I've ever experienced visible flaking of a foundation. I was very disappointed with this.
Very, very poor, the foundation begins to flake/wear away as mentioned above. I'm not sure if this would be the case with every person but I persisted with the foundation for a few days and still found it fading quickly each time.
A disappointing product from a well known brand, I was so put off that it just got chucked into a draw, I usually try and mix foundations with other ones to make use of a product as I hate wasting things but I couldn't bring myself to with this one. I also bought the concealer to go along with this product but thankfully that wasn't anywhere near as bad (review up on my page soon).
I have been using Rimmel Stay Matte foundation for a long time so I decided to try another one by this infamous brand. Rimmel wake me up was made infamous by Kate Moss and her partying lifestyle.
Here are my thoughts.
This comes in a lovely fall glass bottle with Rimmel embossed on the side and with wake me up written on the front in orange. There is also an orange pump to dispense the product with. This is one of my favourite parts for he foundation, the pump goes right to the bottom meaning none is wasted and the pump means that there isn't too much dispensed and so less waste.
There is also a big orange lid with the Rimmel symbol embossed right in the middle. This looks really expensive.
This is quite a thin foundation, and normally this is something I normally wouldn't like but it works here. The foundation is easily buildable but just one layer is plenty for a standard skin day. This does get a little orange on the third layer but this can easily be rectified with the right powder. This blends in very easily and does not go patchy throughout the day.
This is not waterproof but I am quite sweaty and don't find I have a problem with this on a hot summer day.
The finish here isn't my usual choice of matte, but it is a nice sheer alternative.
This has the added advantage of not clogging up my pores either, I haven't once had a spot since using it and even occasionally go back to it when I do have a spot as this covers any redness perfectly.
Does this help me wake up?
Actually it does, if I am a drowsy this lovely, invigorating cucumber and aloe smell of this will help me open my eyes. This really does work, it also cover up any dark circles and I have heard good things about the concealer also.
Price and availability
This sells for a little more than the stay matte at £8.99 but the packaging is far better plus there is also the added benefit of the wake up effect. So this is really worth the extra couple of pounds. This is available as all thee Rimmel products, almost every chemist supermarket and anywhere that sells drugstore makeup brands.
Perfect if foundation that does exactly as it says, will repurchase.
I purchased this foundation a few weeks ago now after reading many blogs stating that this foundation was a great choice! I decided to head on down to my local Boots and pick one up for myself to see what all the fuss was about.
My first point to make about this foundation is the price and availability of the product. At the time of purchasing this product conveniently there was a 3 for 2 offer in store meaning that I had a lovely lip gloss free of charge to add to my collection. The bottle is also a good average size and for the price tag of only £8.99 and a free lip gloss after purchasing my other item I thought this was great. On deciding which colour I wanted (which I will talk about a bit later on) there was none available in my shade. After speaking to one of the consultants she quite happily found me one that was stuffed away in the draws with hundreds of other products. After looking around over the last few weeks however, it is available in many other shops and supermarkets.
So on deciding that this was the foundation I was going to purchase, I then had the big decision of deciding what colour I needed. This for me is the part I hate most about buying makeup! Do you ever find that when you walk into a shop they never have the colour that matches your skin tone!? And it always comes out different even once you have decided. Anyways, after looking at all the shades I decided to go for a Soft Beige. I felt this colour suited me most as I have quite a medium skin tone and with summer coming I know my summer glow tan will soon be arriving. I was quite worried at picking this shade as it did look quite dark in the bottle. I hate being pale but being orange is even worse!
On getting this product home I could not wait to try it on the next morning for work! The first thing I noticed about this product is the smell. As soon as I pumped a little foundation onto the back of my hand the foundation had a lovely smell coming from it. This is very rare to get from a lot of foundations that I have used in the past. The next thing I noticed was how easily this applied to the skin. It was very delicate and light on my skin unlike many of my older foundations. Normally I go for a very matte foundation as I like them to have great all over coverage but this did exactly that but with a light feathery feel.
Once I had finished applying this I took a look in the mirror. It was very different to what I was used to as normally I do like quite a thick coverage but it did look great on! And I was very happy that I had managed to pick a colour that matched my skin tone perfectly. I only had to use one pump of this foundation to get all over coverage so I know that this foundation will be long lasting. The name of the product 'Wake Me Up Foundation' was definitely true to its word and it feels great! So far so good! My next test was to see how long this lasted. So off I went to work...
Unfortunately for me, this is the point that this particular foundation did let me down a bit. One thing for me working in London, is wanting my makeup to last all day so when I go out for drinks in the evening I don't have to worry about reapplying too much makeup. By the time my 8 hour work day was done at 5pm my foundation had decided to also say goodbye for the day. There was quite literally not a smidgen of foundation left on my face that was providing any coverage. I was very disappointed that this had not managed to last the day in comparison to other foundations that I have used in the past.
My overall thoughts on this foundation are that it smells great, feels great, has a great price tag and is a lovely product for the summer for that light texture however I imagine that when it gets very hot in those summer months it will wear off very quickly and unless you enjoy reapplying makeup during the day, it's not going to leave you with great coverage for those after work drinks or that special night out!
Rimmels first liquid foundation that instantly reawakens skin with a healthy, radiant glow / Its time to wake up the light, smooth texture glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less and flawless complexion / Spoil yourself with SPF 15 sun protection and illuminating radiance pearls for a natural glow / a peptide formulation helps increase your skins elasticity and a vitamin moisturizing complex also leaves you looking healthy and fresh / Your skin will bounce back to life even if your body is thinking otherwise.