I am a huge fan of a high-street foundation and Rimmel tends to be one of my favourite. I’ve tried a few from Rimmel in the past, one being the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation which is lovely if you are look for a very dewy glow but recently I’ve been giving the Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation a go.
I decided to give this one a go as I was suffering with very dry skin, especially on my forehead. As the UK’s weather can’t make up its bloody mind half the time, I think my skin was feeling a bit confused plus it doesn’t help sitting in an office all day that constantly blasts artificial air, be it the heating or air condition. The foundation I was using before, just didn’t sit nicely on my skin and throughout the day I was looking more and scalier with my cracking dry skin – not a good look. On my search for a more moisturising foundation, I came across Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation. This aims to have 24hr moisture hydration and have a pore blurring effect – two things which I really needed from my foundation.
For moisture, it was really great! The formulation made it really nice to apply over my skin, even when my skin was being problematic and dry. Coverage wise, it’s defiantly more of a medium coverage however it is also quite easy to build it up to more of a fuller coverage if you wanted to. Once applied, this foundation looks great however I wasn’t very impressed with the longevity.
When using the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, I would generally apply over moisturised skin using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush (which is a tool I’m not happy about, but more on that in another post!) and then I bounce a beauty blender over my face for a flawless finish and make sure my foundation is even. I would then follow with concealer and finish with a powder to keep everything in place throughout the day. As some of you many know, I work really long hours by the time to include the commute from Brighton to London every day, so I want a foundation that will stay in place and I don’t have to worry about touching up every hour. Although this foundation does look beautiful on the skin, by the time I check my make-up before heading home, it’s practically all worn away…not great for any late afternoon meetings I’ve been sat in, looking like a mess!
Overall though, I do however like this foundation, especially in the winter month when my skin is on the dryer side but for those days when I need my foundation to last, I will be reaching for something else. Admittedly, I’ve worn this foundation with a primer and it has last a little longer but I did find it did take away some of the mostiurzing benefits – ya win some, you lose some! Would definitely recommend giving this a go if you have dry skin.
Have you tried the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation before? What is your favourite high-street foundation?