Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

image from google as I received a sample sachet

First things first, I received a sample of this foundation in a magazine. It was a sachet in the colour beige, and as I had used fake tan on the weekend and was still quite tanned, I thought it was the perfect time to try out this foundation as it matched my tanned skin perfectly.  

When I first applied it, I thought it was great. It gave a medium coverage and the finish was amazing. It was a cross between matte and dewy, and did make my skin look very 'awake' and glowing. 

However when I went into my bathroom which has quite harsh halogen lighting, I noticed that my whole face was glittering. Why anyone would want glitter in their foundation is beyond me. Who wants to look like a disco ball? I had visions of when Edward is exposed to the light in Twilight, this is what I felt like!

After about an hour of wearing it, my face became very greasy. I was out and didn't have any powder on me so had to spend the day with a greasy face. The grease lasted all day until I washed it off.

I was really disappointed with this foundation due to the fact that it had glitter in it and that it became greasy after only an hour wearing it. I have combination skin with dry patches, my skin is not very greasy at all so for this to go greasy was not something I would have expected.

Rating: 1/5, glitter in foundation is such a no-no for me.


  1. Ah, I had the exact same experience!! Not impressed by it at all.
    Here's my review:


    1. I was really disappointed as it looked lovely when I first applied it, no idea why they put glitter in it either.

  2. "Edward is exposed to the light in Twilight, this is what I felt like" haha Gem! Glitter foundations are a no no for me! Thanks for the heads up. I was curious about this when I heard about it, and we don't have it out here in the US yet.

    1. haha when I read your tweet I had already written this article, If id gone outside with this foundation on, people would have become suspicious that I might be a vampire lol. I dont know if you get Bourjois in the US, but Id recommend them for drugstore foundation, great quality, no glitter either.x

  3. I am not sure if there is or not. But I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks!



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