Time to wake up!

By | February 13, 2012

Hey bellas. How are you all? The other week I bought a magazine after ages, I got ELLE & it’s got a free Soap & Glory mascara – if you’re looking to try it, get you hands on this issue! So, whilst flicking through it I came across a sample of Rimmel’s new ‘Wake me up’ foundation. I’ve seen loads of adverts of this on TV so was actually quite excited to try it. Personally, I felt there was enough product in the sachet for two faces!

It has to be the first time I’ve tried a sample in a magazine & felt the need to have it in my life! LOL. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!! One of the main reasons why I needed it was purely because it has little flecks of gold in it – leaving my face looking very fresh & well… totally awake!

RRP: £8.99 (currently on offer at boots for £5.99!) HERE
I’m shade ‘True Nude’

It comes in a cute glass bottle with a bright orange lid. Smells AMAZING, almost berry-like! I was expecting a ‘pouring’ foundation bottle (which I absolutely hate) but to my pleasant surprise I found a pump! They are way more hygienic & quite frankly much cleaner & easier to use – KUDOS to Rimmel for thinking about us beauty lovers ;) It also has a SPF of 15, I’m big on SPFs & prefer wearing foundations with it in.

I tried to picture the hint of shimmer in the foundation – which you can slightly see on the right picture (with flash). If you like mixing a highlighter into your foundation, this is probably the BEST foundation to give you that glowing finish without having to faff about with mixing two products together at a price that isn’t going to break the bank.

I thought I’d add a picture of what it looks like on, as foundation can look different on the back of your hand to your face. I quite like that I don’t need to powder my face or use any highlighter. I love the LUMINOSITY it leaves behind.

I’ve been wearing this every day for almost a week now & love the results I’ve got from it. For the price you pay for 30ml bottle, it definitely meets the outcome I get from using high end foundations!

If you read my blog/know me you’ll know that I prefer light to medium coverage & this is more medium to heavy which is probably why I would leave this as a ‘night time’ or ‘going out’ foundation rather than an everyday thing. But I’m keen to mix this with my daily moisturiser to create my own ‘Wake Me Up Tinted Moisturiser’. Keep an eye out for any updates I make on this post or on Twitter to let you lovelies know. I think this & myface.cosmetics’ mymix foundations have to be my FAVOURITE high street ones :)

What’s your favourite high street foundation? Have you tried Rimmel’s Wake Me Up?


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  • http://thetimetomakeup.blogspot.com/ Natalie

    It really is a fantastic foundation, thanks for the great post!

    • Kaushal

      No worries my lovely – glad you liked it! xx

  • http://birdcagebeauty.blogspot.com Victoria

    this foundation looks lovely! i must prefer foundations with a pump, makes life so much easier!

    • Kaushal

      Yup! Pumps are a must x

  • hollie walker

    Going to have to purchase this tomorrow!

    • Kaushal

      Hope you like it, hun!

  • http://www.dolcevanity.com LaaLaa Monroe

    Gorgeous, thanks for the fabulous review – wishlist :) xx

    • Kaushal

      No worries, hun! Lol, hope you like it as much as I do x

  • http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com Lauren

    This looks beautiful on you! It looks horrible on me :( xxx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks hun! Really? Do you moisturise before putting your foundation on? Also, the way you apply it makes a huge difference, I feel x

      • shannon

        how do you apply it?

        • Kaushal

          Hi Shannon, I apply it either with a brush or my fingers (depends if I’m in a rush or not!)

  • http://littlemissrosh.blogspot.com/ Roshni

    your skin is flawless! The foundation looks quite good! x

    • Kaushal

      Awww, thanks! It’s really not, it’s the foundation ;) LOL xx

  • http://all-made-up-21.blogspot.com Laura

    Great Review:) I really want to try this foundation now, I just don’t know which shade to go for xx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks doll. Head down to Boots/Superdrug & take someone with you so you can match yourself up! x

  • Kuki

    I like this foundation too! What a surprise considering I hate cheap products! I tried the sample in glamour mag. I’ve not had the chance to swatch them all in real life. Any idea what shade I need or what “true nude” translates to in terms of MAC. I think I’d probably need one shade up from you. xx

    • Kaushal

      It’s very close to NC35 – you need to try them out next time you’re at Boots/Superdrug x

  • http://www.freshairandfashion.blogspot.com sophie strout

    Pretty!! I like it a lot.
    I don’t buy Rimmel because they test on animals. If I want a more glowy look I use a tinted moisturizing or I just use a highlighter later :)

    • Kaushal

      I love tinted moisturisers but I LOVE a bit of highlighter x

  • http://gigglegirliegang.blogspot.com/ Giggle girlie

    Wow that’s a great foundation , it has good coverage!

    • Kaushal

      Thanks doll, it really is amazing!

  • http://badass-senorita.blogspot.com/ Jeniy

    love the post I been trying to decide on a foundation to try, I use MAC Face & Body but I’m trying to cut down on my spending & wanted to find a cheaper foundation that works great, think I’ll give this one a try :]

    • Kaushal

      I love Face & Body! This is a total bargain x

  • Nadia

    Thanks for the review, I love your blog posts! Please make more of em’ :o)
    What shade are you in Mac foundations, just to compare? I’m hopeless at matching my foundation in drugstores. xx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks hun. I am an NC30/NC35 or a C3 in Mac Face & Body – hope that helps x

  • http://www.youtube.com/wildkatmakeup Katherine

    I was curious about this when I first saw it, but you’ve convinced me I definitely need it, now! Thanks for the review (:

    • Kaushal

      No worries – I’m glad you liked it!

  • http://www.ayeshadows.blogspot.com ayesha

    wow your skin looks amazing with this foundation! I’ve done swatches of high street brand foundations in the past and I assumed that they only appeal to people with European skin tones, but this gives me hope in that we’re both asian – so maybe they could have my shade too :D
    thanks for the great post!

    • Kaushal

      Thanks, Ayesha! Yeah, I’ve tried quite a few but this & mymix foundation have to be my favourite high street ones. Hope you find one xx

    • Ruby

      LOVE the name of your blog!!! definatly unqiue lol unlike mines hehe



      • Kaushal

        Awwww, thanks!! I really don’t know if I like it much LOL I like the name of yours xx

  • Sandy

    Your lip colour is amazing! what are you wearing? great post btw.
    sandy x

    • Kaushal

      Hi Sandy, thanks! It’s actually a mixture of ‘Overtime’ by MAC & Nude Beige in YSL Rouge Volupte (& I moisturised my lips with Carmex Moisture Plus in pink!) I hope that help x

  • http://www.withlovefromnisha.blogspot.com Nisha Balwani

    I love what you’re wearing on your lips! What is it?

    • Kaushal

      Hi Nisha! Thank youuu… It’s a mixture of ‘Overtime’ by MAC & Nude Beige in YSL Rouge Volupte (& I moisturised my lips with Carmex Moisture Plus in pink!) x

  • Kelly

    Just got this today in shade True Ivory and cant wait to try it tommorow – looks really nice when I swatched it.

    • Kaushal

      It is really nice! Perfect for Spring/Summer :) Hope you like it x

  • hollie

    Bought this today can’t wait to try it out :D x

    • Kaushal

      Woohoo! I hope you like it xx

  • http://www.theburgundybook.com Rema

    Love the pictures! This reminds me of the Revlon one.

    • Kaushal

      Thanks, hun!

  • mak

    Hey! Love your reviews..
    I have oily skin, do you think that this fondation is good for me?
    Sorry for the english, I’m from Brasil. :)

    • Kaushal

      Hi Mak. Thanks so much! No problem at all. It’s fairly thick in consistency & isn’t oily on my skin. You should be okay with this. It’s a shame they don’t give testers as it’s the perfect thing to have when you’re looking for a new foundation!

  • http://www.martinanasviagens.blogspot.ie Martina

    Nice blog.
    God, is there at least one place where u can not find brazilians? haha
    I bought the foundation too, and I loved it!
    If you have sometime please take a look on my blog, it’s about travels.
    I know that you wont understand much, cause it’s in portuguese haha

    • Kaushal

      Hi Martina. Thanks hun! Glad you liked it. I will definitely check it out :) x

  • Navjot

    Hey! It looks amazing on you. Did you mention what color you use, i couldn’t find it in the review. Rimmel products are impossible to get hold of here in Norway and i’ll probably have to buy it online, which shade do you think will match my NW25 skin?

    • Kaushal

      Hiya, I use shade Nude Beige :) I’m NC25 so I’m sure it’ll be a good match!

  • natasha

    Hi, just seen this post now
    and was wondering if you think this is comparable to the YSL touch Eclat foundation?

    • Kaushal

      Hi Natasha. It’s got a different finish to the Touche Eclat foundation as this one has got shimmer to it. Two whole different balls games but I love both of them foundations x

  • Hinnah
    • Kaushal

      Thanks, Hinnah :) Of course I’ll check it out!