The coverage was great, and it covers all my acne and scars, but the max it lasted was like 4 hours! I tried so many ways to make it work, and it didn't, :(
This was so good. It went on easily on my skin and gave me a gorgeous glow. I got this in the "Ivory" shade. It looked natural on me. Price was great as Rimmel always is, it was 8.99 euro. I felt that the packaging was good and wasn't tricky too. I got a compliment when wearing this. Overall i was extremely satisfied with this. I will be buying this again and I would so recommend it.
This is a great drug store foundation. It is a good light to medium coverage, while not being heavy. It lasts well, especially when set with a powder or finishing spray. It isn't drying or oily, it's a perfect medium. Don't be fooled by the tiny sparkles, you don't see them on your face - it just looks like your skin is glowing slightly. I have acne-prone skin, and this doesn't break me out. It has good coverage for acne and hyper pigmentation, just use a little concealer as well. I use the wake me up concealer with it and I love the two of them together.
Also, it comes off easily when removing your makeup.
I will definitely buy this again, especially because of the great price. I recommend using the testers to figure out what shade you are - they usually have them at Shoppers and Walmart.
I do like this product, I could have probably done with buying a darker colour as buying the lightest colour before I hit the beach and got a tan was a dumb idea.
I bought this before realising there is a rave around it online.
I like it, affordable and good formulation.
It does have glittery particles in it, so it does limit the time of day usage, but it isn't noticeable unless your face is in direct sunlight and the onlooker is very close to ur face, face looks radiant from afar!
The reason I like this formulation; lightweight but has good coverage and does not feel "cakey". Alternatives is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, you guys can try that if you have an issue with the glitter as the Healthy Mix doesn't contain glitter. Personally, I don't like Healthy Mix's lychee scent lol. The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is also similar without glitter and has a pleasing lotus water scent, but more expensive than the other two.
I bought this foundation after seeing many beauty gurus on youtube rave about it, for me it is too sparkly which makes my skin look very unnatural when I wear it it is also thicker than I would like, I will not repurchase this and do not recommend it, I am dreading using the rest up
I bought this foundation a few months ago and I am sadly not as passionate about it as others. Pros: -affordable -light weight -smells good. Cons: -way too glittery -not enough shade selection -cant wear in direct sunlight without looking like you've been to ke$has concert or something
Y'know, I keep flirting with high end foundations but simply put, Rimmel Wake Me Up is the best foundation I have ever tried. It's just amazing. The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a bright orange cap with the signature 'Rimmel slant' and has orange type on the bottle. The bottle also comes with a pump which is super handy and very luxurious given that this foundation is only $11.99 in both the drugstores that I have found it in! The foundation does have that classic Rimmel soap smell which isn't too strong and does go away once it has been applied. I find this foundation super versatile as far as application goes since it looks flawless regardless of if I'm using a sponge, my fingers or a brush. I usually apply with a brush for convenience purposes and buff it in until I can hardly see it. I find that one and a half to two pumps of foundation does well at giving my whole face a very natural looking medium coverage. What I really like about this foundation is that it has a healthy, dewy finish without looking oily and none of the product accentuates my fine face hair which can be a massive problem with some foundations. I have combination skin so it is very dehydrated but is also somewhat oily in places and I find that this foundation is decently hydrating as my skin is never peeling at the end of the day when I take it off and it doesn't melt off with the oil- that being said I set this foundation with a powder. I find this foundation to definitely last the whole day on my face, like a good 10 hours. On an average day, I need a blotting sheet midway through the day and on days where it is very hot or humid I usually will use another blotting sheet however this foundation never starts to melt off or disappear so you don't have to ever reapply when you blot! The only negative thing I can think about with this foundation is the shade selection. I believe that this foundation only has about 6 shades and they only match light to medium skin tones which is a problem for me since I am very, very fair skinned. I do wear the lightest shade '100 Ivory' which works fine now in the summer since I have quite the tan but earlier in the year unless I had a fairly strong fake tan, I had to mix it with Illamasqua Skin Base in white. So as you can probably guess, I am absolutely in love with the foundation, it ticks all of my boxes for being an excellent foundation and as a bonus it just so happens to be cheap- I would gladly spend $50 on a foundation if I knew it was going to work but I don't have to! As much as I love this though, I probably wouldn't recommend it to oilier skin types since I think it will be too hydrating but it truly is an amazing product.
I was so hopeful that this would be beautiful after reading all the glowing reviews. With my oily skin, I tend to gravitate towards foundations that are mattifying but I don't like the sometimes cakey, heavy look they give (ahem, Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily - mind you, the formula for dry/normal skin is excellent).
The shimmer (subtle though it is) put me off a little, but after reading reviews saying that it was barely noticeable (and Rimmel having a 50% off sale at my local Priceline) I took a plunge and bought it in shade 400.
First off, the pump-less tube irritates me but I soldiered on. It applies smoothly enough and indeed, the shimmer is not really obvious when applied on the skin. Freshly applied, it looks lit and natural whilst giving a healthy dewy finish. I was thrilled.
But then, by early morning, I noticed that my skin was getting really oily. I thought, maybe it's the warm day. It wasn't. Nor was it my primer (I've tried several different ones with this), nor my powder (Rimmel Stay Matte which works a treat with any other foundation), nor the aircon at work, nor the way I applied it. I've tried wearing this on and off with various different combinations of products and no matter what I try, I end up as an oil slick, which I don't get with other foundations. By the end of the day, this had disappeared completely, leaving me very disappointed.
For a similar price point, the Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation is an excellent alternative - it lasts all day, even without a primer and is very buildable. If you want that glow, just mix in a little liquid highlighter.
I would recommend against this foundation for oily skinned girls and will definitely not be repurchasing (in fact, Ive just ditched my 3/4 full bottle, I dislike it that much.)
I got a sample of this foundation but would definitely not be buying it.
This foundation is medium coverage and I quite like the bit of shimmer in it. It's not too glitzy, just enough for the whole 'radiance' effect. However, I'm quite fair, NC15, naturally so I decided I wouldn't be able to try it unless I was wearing fake tan and I had chosen the lightest 'Ivory' shade. The first and only time I've ever worn it was during the day, I was going out that night so had put on gradual tan the night before so my face was a lot lighter than my body. Perfect excuse to match just for the day.
It went on quite well, looked alright, wasn't too heavy for daytime. A few hours later I looked in the mirror and to my embarrassment (I had just been back from town) it had turned completely oily and oxidised and bright orange. I had never seen a foundation change such a drastic colour.
Wouldn't buy this for pale skin at all!!