Saturday, 23 November 2013

There's a lot of hype surrounding Rimmel's Wake Me Up products. I recently bought the foundation, and I want to share my verdict with you.

Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation is quite interesting for a number of reasons. The shade I bought was Ivory (it's the shade I usually go for in foundations) and it is quite dark once you first apply it to your skin. I'm quite pale so I need to be careful that the products I put on my face don't leave me looking orange. Blending is definitely needed with this foundation - I put it on top of my moistuiser and primer and blend it in with Ecotools Bamboo Foundation Brush. 

Many people have complained about the glittery finish of this foundation. Whilst I can notice some shine, it isn't massively noticeable once you put your powder, concealer and blusher on. I think it's included to achieve the radiant glow but it's not as obvious as some people make out.

The SPF quality of this foundation is a massive benefit. I always favour products with a hint of SPF to protect the skin. It also claims to have an anti-fatigue effect. I've included a before and after photo to show the difference the foundation makes. I have a few scars on my skin from bad acne as a teenager so that's why my skin looks so bad.

I didn't use much foundation for this photo - this is just a tiny bit without any concealer. My skin does look better but that's with a lot of blending. That's the only real negative to this foundation - you need to blend it in quite a bit but other than that I'm liking it at the moment. I do prefer my Max Factor Xperience foundation but it's sadly been discontinued (apparently). 

much love, 


  1. The coverage looks really good, I've wanted to try this foundation but I'm kind of put off by the shimmers in it...

  2. I've seen this a few times, but usually don't take much notice of it on the shelf. As I've already got a shiny face, I prefer matte foundations, but anything with an SPF is a winner for me. Great post :) x

  3. I like it but it doesnt stay too long on me, medium coverage smells great but...only for morning time I guess ♥♥

  4. I like this foundation, but sadly I managed to pick up the wrong color so it makes my face look all pink :P x

  5. I blend it with my RT brushes - they tend to work well with this foundation and give a lovely glow!