Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is probably the most raved about foundation of this summer. Every review that I have read was positive, and when I noticed that people describe it as dewy and great for dry skin, I knew that I had to try it.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation ReviewThe foundation comes in a sturdy glass packaging with a pump, which is definitely welcoming. I still don’t know why some companies keep coming out with foundations without pumps. It makes the application extremely messy and the amount of product that gets poured out is ridiculous.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review ivoryMy favourite thing about the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation is that it feels extremely light on my skin, but still offers a decent amount of coverage, which I would describe as medium and buildable. When you observe the foundation in the bottle, you can see that it contains tiny shimmers, but once you apply it, the shimmers are not visible at all. Your face does look quite dewy, though, so I think this is where the invisible shimmers do their magic. In terms of durability, the foundation stays on my dry skin all day long. However, I do have to powder my T-zone if I’m going out in the sun, because the foundations starts to melt off there once my skin gets oily. And now one last thing – dry patches. Dry patches are definitely my main skin problem and I cannot seem to find a foundation that wouldn’t cling to them. This one is no different. But I did figure out what I need to do to minimize this problem. I need to stay away from brushes and apply my foundation with a wet sponge.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review ivory before afterJust to give you an idea how the foundation looks on my skin, I decided to show you the before and after photos. On the left, you can see my makeupless face, and on the right, you can see me wearing the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. All in all, I think that this is the best foundation I’ve tried so far. It is very similar to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, which I was using before, but slightly better. Unfortunatelly, the shade selection is rather poor and on a darker side. I have mine in ‘Ivory‘, which I think is the lightest shade. Right now it is perfect for my yellow toned and slightly tanned skin, but once my tan starts to fade off, I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it anymore…


  1. Maja
    August 22, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    Jst sm tut hotla probat tole podlago, pa so me glih odtenki odvrnili…

  2. Shruti Bapat
    August 22, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    Oooh a foundation that has more darker shades than light?!! I have to have a go 🙂 MISSY IN THE MIRROR

  3. Rachel.
    August 22, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    This is the foundation i'm using at the moment and i'm going off it a bit now. I do think i need to apply it with a sponge instead of a brush! xohttp://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Justine
    August 22, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    I've been so tempted to try this out after all the fab reviews! Looks lovely and you have a great complexion naturally too- jealous much haha! Justine xxwww.fashionmixabg.blogspot.com

  5. Stella
    August 22, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    On your face it looks natural and that's what I like in foundations.I haven't tried this one but I would like to give it a try.xStella from a A Shiny Place

  6. Marvelle
    August 23, 2013 / 12:23 am

    I love this foundation, I think its great for my dry skin but like you, I do find I can only use this while I have a tan! I find even their lightest shade is too orange toned for me, which is a shame as its a really great foundation!

  7. Jessica
    August 23, 2013 / 2:32 am

    It makes no sense that more brands don't put pumps on their bottle foundations! They'd be getting such greater reviews if they weren't so hard to work with. I love this foundation, and I agree that it can start melting off in heat if not set with a powder! Other than that, it's really great and it's nice too look dewey instead of patchy for a change :)- JessThe Mod Mermaid

  8. Fatalna Si
    August 23, 2013 / 6:16 am

    Glede luskic, mogoče lahko probaš s kremo Embryollise, lepo zapolni vse in puder res lepše drsi po koži.

    • Sandra
      August 23, 2013 / 7:16 am

      U, hvala! Potem jo moram pa sprobat. Katera točno pa je?

  9. Beth
    August 23, 2013 / 7:28 am

    It looks lovely on you 🙂 I wish I could try it but I find that Rimmel's lightest shades are too dark for me, such a shame! xx

  10. Cat girl:)
    August 23, 2013 / 9:16 am

    It looks great on you, totally refreshes your face! 🙂

  11. Mateja
    August 23, 2013 / 10:23 am

    Krasno, da si našla odtenek zase :). Meni bi bil verjetno precej pretemen. Imam tudi sama temnejšo BB od Bourjoisa, ki mi ustreza samo ko uporabim samoporjavitveno (naravno jaz ne porjavim) in mi je res škoda, da jo lahko uporabljam samo takrat, ker je res krasna BB.Glede luskic pa, jaz sem imela identične probleme kot ti leta in leta (moje čelo je bilo obupno s pudri), dokler nisem začela uporabljat Clarinsovega Gentle Exfoliating tonika (in REN AHA koncentrata), ter olja/balms za čiščenje obraza, ki jih odstranim s tisto mokro mini brisačko (flannels). Vlažilne kreme seveda tudi zelo pomagajo (meni so najbolj všeč te s tehnologijo aquaporinov npr. eucerionova Aquaporin light in L'Occitane Angelikina vlažilna krema), ampak prave rezultate sem začela opažat šele od kar uporabljam kisline in boljše čistilce. Zdaj vsak puder in BB izgleda super. Res se splača vložit malo več v nego obraza 🙂

    • Sandra
      August 23, 2013 / 11:02 am

      Hvala za vse predloge! Se moram res poučiti o koži in vseh teh sestavinah, ker nikoli ne vem kaj naj si kupim, da bi se znebila teh mojih luskic… Bom prečekirala vse tele izdelke, edino L'Occitanovi angelikini kremi se bom raje izognila. Imam namreč tri druge produkte iz te linije in mi dva od njih na koži naredita rdeče fleke pa ful me je začela koža peči po vsaki uporabi. Zgleda, da sem na eno sestavino alergična… :/

  12. Kathryn
    August 23, 2013 / 11:41 am

    I have the same problem with dry patches too, I've found that applying a moisturiser before foundation really helps, and also to stay away from the dry patches with the foundation helps a lot too. p.s your skin looks lovely with no foundation at all anyway! x

  13. Paula B
    August 23, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    I didn't get on with this foundation. I found it made my dry skin oily?! I also think using a beauty blender type sponge for any foundation is best too but I'm too lazy most of the time!!Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com/ xo

  14. Simply Evani
    August 23, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I LOVE the before and after pic. Whenever I've looking for foundations, I'm always hoping for a before and after pic to show the transformation and I love it!

  15. SandraHong_
    August 24, 2013 / 4:10 am

    This is probably one of my favourite drugstore foundations. It's very similar to a lot of my higher end foundations but a fraction of the price!thinksandra

  16. Karolina Ostrzołek
    May 16, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I came here just to read the review of the foundation and to make sure if its colour is good for me..cause I've got really pale complexion…I didn't plan any comments but I must say this..YOU ARE INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! to be honest..lovey face, even without full makeup. Sorry for my english, I'm from Poland. Greetings !

    • Sandra
      May 16, 2014 / 7:55 pm

      Aww, thank you so much lovely!

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