Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation | Worth the hype?

Hi guys!

I haven’t written a ‘worth the hype?’ post for the longest time, so I’m doing one today on the Wake Me Up foundation from Rimmel – definitely a firm favourite for me.

Let’s get going, shall we?

I’ll begin with the price – £8.99. A pretty standard price for a drugstore foundation, but it’s not very expensive and I won’t mind repurchasing once I run out!

rimmel wake me up foundation

I also really love the packaging of this foundation – firstly, the bottle’s glass which I always prefer; it just feels that bit more expensive even if it’s actually very affordable.

I also love the crazy orange lid, not only because I can see it better in my makeup bag but also because I love having it on display at my dressing table!

I also love the fact that it has a pump. Don’t we all.

rimmel wake me up foundation

I personally think that the shade range is quite a good one – I’m in Ivory which matches me perfectly. This used to be the palest shade but now they’ve actually gone one lighter – so if you are very pale, Light Porcelain might be good for you!

They also go quite dark so if you have a deeper skin tone there should still be a colour that’ll match you.

Now I’ll talk about the formula.

As the name suggests, this foundation really does ‘wake’ your skin up and give you a radiant and glowy finish! There are tiny shimmer particles in it, which reflect the light and give a dewy effect – great for my dry skin but if your skin is anywhere near oily, I would completely avoid it! It’ll slide all over your face and make you look shiny. No go!

It has good coverage – in my opinion. Keep in mind that my preferred coverage is light to medium, and that’s what this foundation gives with the way I apply it (using the Buffing Brush from Real Techniques). I suppose that if it was applied with a flat foundation brush that created a layer on top of the skin the coverage would appear a lot heavier – however, either way it never looks cakey!

It can also easily be built up to nearly full coverage – apply a fine layer and if you don’t think it’s enough, you can always go over it with another.

Final Roundup

Price: £8.99 (both Boots and Superdrug)
Packaging: 4/5 (feels expensive, but isn’t very travel friendly. Bright colours!)
Consistency: 5/5 (hydrating, nourishing and not cakey at all)
Skin type best for: Dry to normal (DEFINITELY not if you’re oily!)
Coverage: Light to medium (but is easily buildable)
Colour choice: 5/5 (very pale to very dark)
Overall quality: 5/5
Recommended: Definitely! (best for dry skin)
WORTH THE HYPE?: Erm, yes! It’s no wonder beauty gurus will never stop talking about this; it’s honestly worth the affordable price tag. It gives a gorgeous dewy finish and has good coverage too!

 Do you use this foundation? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

sshhbeauty x


30 thoughts on “Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation | Worth the hype?

  1. I loved this foundation, but even the palest one is a shade too dark on me, in the winter months I can see the line when I blend it, it’s started to really get me down! So I usually wear it in the summer. I love their concealer from this range, and it lasts ages too. 🙂 I recently swapped from this to their Match Perfection, as I held them up in the shop and Match perfection looked paler in the bottle? It is a good foundation though, and one of the best drug store ones in my opinion! 🙂

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    1. Aw, which shade did you try? I do find that matching a drugstore foundation to my skin tone a tricky task too, you’re not on your own there!
      I’d always test the foundations side by side on your hand as they might look different in the bottles, although I do think that Match Perfection is that little bit lighter.
      Such a big fan of the wake me up concealer too! 🙂 x


      1. It was the ‘100 Ivory’ shade, I had no idea they’d gone a shade lighter, so thanks for noting that! 😀 I may will be looking for the ‘True Ivory’ when the Match Perfection has run out (I literally bought it this week) *face palm*. I try them on my wrist, and I think the Match Perfection is a touch lighter, but not dramatically so. 🙂 x

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      2. Light Porcelain is a lot, lot lighter, although I found it in Tesco – it wasn’t in Boots for some reason.
        Do keep an eye out for it!
        And haha, I’m exactly the same – I buy a pink lipstick and in a week’s time I want another.
        Oh, the trouble of loving makeup 🙂 x

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    1. Is it unavailable in the States? I had no idea! The only other foundation I know to give a similar effect is the Bourjois Healthy Mix – is that available over there? x


  2. I have never tried this foundation but this makes me really want to! i love your blog contents seeing as i am a beauty fanatic as well. I am new to blogging so i would love for you to check out my page x

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    1. You really should try it! Such a good foundation for the price. And welcome to blogging lovely, glad you like my page! Might go and have a look around yours 🙂 x


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