From time to time I fancy a little break from my outfit posts, where I take the time to share with you my latest finds in the world that is beauty.
I am quite the snob when it comes to foundation and have turned my nose up to a fair few high street ‘holy grails’ for the likes of my favourites Esteé Lauder, NARS and Illamasqua. However every now and then I find myself roaming the aisles in Boots, on the hunt for a new discovery, something that will surprise me. So just before Christmas I took a trip to pick up a few lipsticks from Rimmel and whilst I was there this little blue lidded bottle kept staring at me...
Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation – with advanced smart-tome technology promises traceless, flawless coverage that conceals imperfections and leaves no trace of that dreaded foundation line. It’s enhanced with sapphire radiance for an illuminating finish and states that it will last all day.
Now, that’s quite the statement from a high street brand and it’s offering rather a lot for it’s £6.99 price tag. I was intrigued but certainly dubious – after trying out their Wake Me Up foundation last summer I was hugely disappointed (that’s a story for another time), so I was reluctant to try another from them on that basis. Regardless, I made the purchase and the question is...what’s it really like?
In a word? Fan-bloody-tastic. I am honestly blown away with this foundation – it pretty much matches the coverage I get from my Esteé Lauder double wear, whilst giving the luminosity of my Illamasqua Skin Base which is quite the task. I have a super duper oily t-zone so anything that promises to illuminate my face I usually steer well clear of as it 9/10 results in a foundation landslide on my face after an hour or so of wear. But the staying power of this foundation really is impressive; no congealing, caking or slipping after a full days wear – I was shocked to say the least, but very happy indeed. It’s a full coverage foundation, but definitely buildable – the pump applicator means less mess, no waste and the glass bottle gives a higher end feel. I’ve gone for the shade Ivory which I believe is the second from lightest; it matches my skin almost perfectly and blends beautifully with my Real Techniques expert face brush. The consistency is reasonably fluid so a little does go a long way – I’m currently using one and a half pumps to cover my entire face. I loved it so much that I persuaded my mum and sister to make the purchase; Lily is the lightest shade (centre of pic) and mum the one up from me (left), so you can see the change is quite significant in the three shades.
For such a reasonable price, lovely packaging and wonderful coverage I’ll definitely be purchasing this again. It’s going to be my day-time foundation for the foreseeable future and has opened my eyes to the possibilities with high street brands. Big thumbs up Rimmel!
If you fancy giving it a whirl you can purchase it here and I'd love to know your thoughts if you've already tried it :)