For me the key to a ‘perfect’ foundation is for it to be the right shade. Having skin the shade of paper, is a nightmare. Wanting a certain coverage or formula of a foundation goes out of the window! After being recommended the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation foundation during a #bbloggers chat, I knew I had to hunt it down. I must admit, I thought being told a high street foundation was the right shade for me was a joke! One thing I do not like is the tangerine effect and that is normally what you get with Rimmel. Alas, I was wrong. It took a good deal of searching but I finally found a pale shade. 010 Light Porcelain to be precise.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – £6.99
What Rimmel Say…
“Introducing a whole new Match Perfection, a makeup match like you’ve never seen before. Traceless coverage with advanced smart-tone technology reveals a perfectly flawless you, no matter what the light. From the bathroom, to work, to the pub, your natural colour never changes.
Completely conceals imperfections with no foundation line, no makeup mask. Enhanced with Sapphire Radiance for an illuminating glow that never falls flat. Natural, flawless coverage with a fresh finish. Lasts all day.”
What I Think…
First off, the above sounds way too good to be true right?
The foundation itself gives a light to medium coverage, depending on how much you build it up. The build-a-bility of this foundation is definitely one of the best features. The formula is quite runny, but that means it blends like a dream. It buffs nicely into the skin, giving you a natural looking finish. This makes your skin look even and glowing, it is definitely a radiance boosting foundation.
If you are looking for a foundation that makes you look like you are not wearing foundation, then this will be the one for you.
For me this is a perfect colour match, but the colour range in general isn’t brilliant.
The staying power of this is really good too, does it last all day – probably not but it does last a good 8-10 hours, if you set it with powder.
Another thing I really like is the packaging, it is in a glass bottle, which makes it looks more expensive than it is. The pump is also another feature I like, it makes application less messy and more hygienic. But it’s not perfect, I shall explain below…
At the moment I could really use a fuller coverage foundation. I’ve mentioned before that my face is a bit like the surface of the moon and this foundation doesn’t really do much for that. It somewhat hides the blemishes, they certainly aren’t red or angry when I put this on. But, I can’t help feel it draw a lot of attention to the uneven nature of this skin. In all fairness this might just be me being a little paranoid! However it certainly doesn’t make my face look flawless!
If I am being really picky, the pump gives out way too much foundation, about 3/4 of a pump will do your whole face, a whole pump is way too much. The amount you are pressing down on the pump isn’t easy to gauge either (if that makes sense.)
This is a really good foundation, I really like it but more importantly there is a high street foundation that is the right match for me! Hurrah!
If anyone is as pale as me, please leave foundation suggestions below 🙂
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