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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation Review

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 EsteĆ© 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 EsteĆ© 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 :)

52 comments:

Rosie W said...

Ooh now I'm intrigued! I've used MAC Mineralize foundation for the past 3 years, but anything with a cheaper price tag is worth a try by me!

Jayne said...

I love this foundation, I've used it for ages and it's never let me down, it's so good!x

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Madeleine S-B said...

I've never really got on with Rimmel face products - the ones every seems to love like the 'wake me up' concealer and 'stay matte' powder just don't sit that well on my skin, but after reading this I might give this foundation a try (: great post (:

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Sophie Rose Hearts said...

Wow you've really persuaded me to give this foundation a whirl, I love Rimmel so much!

Sophie x

janine said...

glad it works so well for you! im the opposite tbh, i really like the wake me up foundation and concealer (in summer when im not quite so ghostly pale!) but didnt like match perfection at all. i found it too tacky and not enough coverage for my skin.

currently switching between the old classics of revlon colorstay (which i prefer in normal/dry, even though im very oily skinned) and estee lauder double wear. finding revlon easier to wear as the weather gets colder, more forgiving on dry patches and gives a nice luminosity to the skin and doesnt need touching up all day. if you havent, try it!

Sylvia said...

With this does it work well with your mum and sister? I always read good reviews but the person normally has different skin type to mine so it's not as good as expected *sigh*
What's their skin like, and does it work for them?
Looks lovely on you! xx

Sara Chergui said...

You look great !
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Beauty Becky said...

This looks lovely! I bought this sometime last year, however the colour was too dark and I never got another one so never wore it! I am definitely going to go and buy this now though, your skin looks amazing :) xx

jessica rose said...

Wow...sounds amazing.....I was looking at this but decided to pick up the Wake Me up....and well say no more...I wish this post came out earlier!!

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Emily said...

This is one of my favourite foundations, especially because they do a super pale shade (010 light porcelain) which is perfect for me as I've never found a drugstore foundation that matches my skin that well. The bargain price is also a bonus for a uni student like me!

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Jackie said...

This sounds lovely and I have been wanting to try more foundations so this will totally be on it. Lovely review of it.

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Georgia Nicolaou said...

It sounds amazing! I hated the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation too.
Happy New Yeat, btw.

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Gina Evans-Forte said...

I have heard such amazing reviews about this foundation but keep purchasing my trusty clinique one, but if it's as good as you say it is then I'll have to give this one a try as soon as mine runs out. Thank you for the review, and you are extremely beautiful by the way, I adore your hair colour too :) xx

CatrinTeleri said...

I'm so tempted to get this but Rimmel foundations break me out like no tomorrow!
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Magenta Spence-ward said...

I've wanted to try this foundation for a really long time! I've tried samplers of it from a magazine and was quite impressed with it! Im currently using the no7 essentially natural foundation which I need to finish before buying this.
-Magenta

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Lauren said...

I love Rimmel foundations but haven't tried this one yet- I'll have to now!

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Kirsty Sheepy said...

I love this foundation, I've been using it as my everyday foundation during autumn & winter. Rimmel are great for their face products I think, I love the Wake Me Up concealer too.

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Rebecca Morgan said...

I think I'm going to have to pick this up now! It sounds perfect! x

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Sophie Jenner said...

Looks amazing ! I will have to give it a try! So pretty! X
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Natalie Bruggemann said...

Just went and bought this for half price today! Gotta love boxing day pharmacy sales. So excited to try it now :) You're the second beauty blogger that has raved about it. Thanks for the review!

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Letitia Harriet said...

My main problem with drugstore foundations isn't the formula or coverage but the colour. I'm an 02 in Illamasqua Skinbase, so I'm very pale and I haven't found a high street foundation with the same colour range.
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Abbey roxy said...

Thank you for the helpful tips! I would never have gotten this on my own! Is it alright to reference part of this on my website basically include a backlink to this webpage?
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estellethea said...

I use this as my summer foundation, but the shade is wayyyyyy too dark for me now!
I may pick up a lighter one, although I'm sturggling to admit that I'm now pale haha!
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Claudia said...

I loved the concealer version of this so much I went and bought the foundation last night. I've used it today and I really like it! Great review :) You should definitely try the concealer :)

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Megan Beth said...

I love the MAC foundation Rosie, this is certainly more affordable and really lovely!xx

Megan Beth said...

So glad you love it too Jayne! xx

Megan Beth said...

Oh no, that's such a shame! Maybe pick up a little tester first if you can? Although, their products don't exactly break the bank do they? You could always chuck it on Ebay if you hated it! Wishing you luck :) xx

Megan Beth said...

Me too Sophie, would love to know what you think of it! x

Megan Beth said...

Oog, I think I will definitely give the revlon colourstay a try - it sounds perfect for me! Thank you! xx

Megan Beth said...

Hi Lovely, my sister has an oily t-zone and dry patches like me and she loves it. Mum obviously has mature skin and has really loved the finish! Hope that helps :) xx

Megan Beth said...

Thanks sweet x

Megan Beth said...

Awe no I hate it when that happens Becky! hope you love your new lighter shade :) x

Megan Beth said...

Oh no, so sorry Jessica! I've popped my wake me up on eBay! x

Megan Beth said...

Here, here Emily :) x

Megan Beth said...

Thank you Jackie, would love to know what you think if you do give it a try :) x

Megan Beth said...

Happy New Year lovely! x

Megan Beth said...

Awe thank you so much lovely. I use the Clinique anti-blemish foundation too, but find it can be a bit dull at times..this one is the perfection combination of dewy and matte! x

Megan Beth said...

Oh no, really? I find everything breaks me out though..haha xx

Megan Beth said...

Ooh hope you like it! x

Megan Beth said...

Hope you love it Lauren!x

Megan Beth said...

It's fabulous isn't it? I picked the Wake Me Up concealer at the same time and really like that! x

Megan Beth said...

Hope you like it :) x

Megan Beth said...

Hope you like it Sophie <3

Megan Beth said...

Whoop whoop!! Hope you like it :) xxx

Megan Beth said...

ooh, hopefully this one might cater for you? My sisters shade (the lightest one), is super light in colour! x

Megan Beth said...

Oooh do it Estelle - pale is the way forward anyways ;) xx

Megan Beth said...

So glad you like it Claudia! I definitely need to try the concealer! xx

Francesca Hearn said...

I want to try this foundation out! I have heard so many good things about it!
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turquoisesteel said...

I wanted Wake Me Up to work so badly I bought a second bottle after the first one I tried didn't match my skin tone at all. Unfortunately I realised the whole range was far too pink-toned for me! :( I'm really tempted to get the Match Perfection after reading your review. But do you know if its more yellow-toned than Wake Me Up?

Jude C said...

Fell in love with this foundation. Today I purchased my 3rd bottle! :) Jude xx

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JessToLetYouKnow said...

Hey, great review! Loved this foundation as well, so easy to apply and seems to stay on okay-ish :) would mean a lot if you could check out my blog? http://spontaneousindeed.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks :) x

Chloe x said...

Definitely got to try this! You are super super pretty by the way xx
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