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!
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.
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.
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!