Sunday, March 3, 2013


On My Face:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in True Ivory (103)
MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NW15
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
MAC Studio Careblend Powder in Light
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle
NYX Powder Blush in Dusty Rose
On My Eyes:
NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone
Urban Decay Naked palette
L'Oreal Lineur Intense in Black
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Since moving away from Saskatoon, a city with MAC and Sephora, and all things nice, I decided I needed to start conserving my MAC products a little bit more. I know, I know, I can order online, but I'm also trying to save money for graphic design school. After watching countless reviews of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation on YouTube - a ton of beauty gurus use it often in their tutorials - I decided to give it a shot.

I went to Shoppers Drug Mart and was pleased to see it was on sale. It was $4 off, so my decision to purchase was instantly made! 

I got home, and washed my face right away so I could try it out. I've been using it for four days now, and I have been very pleasantly surprised. I've been applying it with my Beauty Blender from Sephora. It has a slight shimmer to it, but honestly when it's on the skin, I barely see it. I would say it's a medium coverage foundation, but it is definitely buildable. It's very easy to blend. 

It feels really light on the skin, and it is very moisturizing. I have dry skin this time of year - though through the day it sometimes gets oily, and this foundation has really helped my skin so far. I set this foundation with my favourite MAC Studio Careblend powder, and it keeps me from getting too oily during the day. 

The packaging is very nice too - it comes in a glass bottle with a nice pump. It makes it feel more expensive than it actually is. 

It's very good value for the money, and if you're looking for a nice foundation on a budget, then I would definitely recommend this one. I'm going to be using this as my every day foundation, and then I will save my MAC foundations for those special days and my nights out.

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?

xo Raquel


the creation of beauty is art. said...

I'm glad that you like it! I have heard so many positive reviews about it, but when I tried it, it didn't work very well with my skin. I was so disappointed! It actually felt really drying, but I have quite dry skin to begin with.

Vale ♥ said...

I have dry skin so my foundation has to be very hydrating ! Loved this review :) Kisses

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