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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Rimmel | Match Perfection Foundation


 Rimmel | Match Perfection Foundation | £6.99 (link)

Ever since I found and fell in love with my beloved YSL Touche Eclat foundation (of which I am still madly in love with and probably always will be forever and ever and ever - there's a review I did a while back here, if you're interested) I stopped buying any other foundations and stuck to my trusty new partner in crime. However, when the bottle started to get a little lighter and I realised I was getting down it rather quickly, I decided it would probably be a good idea to opt for a cheaper option to use alongside it. My YSL is all very well and good, but I craved a bit more variety in my routine. So, like a woman on a mission, I took to the shelves of Boots to track down a new purse friendly favourite - my first port of call being Rimmel's Match Perfection foundation. I'd heard a few good things about it, and after swatching a few shades I realised I quite liked the texture of it and promptly put it in my basket.  I've been using this foundation now for a good couple of months or so now, and I really, really like it. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I actually love it. 

The Match perfection foundation is a little heavier than the foundations I usually go for. I'm all for my dewy, light coverage foundations and this one is very much more of a medium coverage - saying this, it does manage to cover more or less every single flaw on my face, and doesn't feel heavy or caked on.  It's also more of a satin finish, not quite matte, but not overly dewy at all; it's what I would call a perfect middle ground.  If you're looking for a general, all round foundation then this would be a fabulous option to go for - I also don't find it drying or oily - it is very much smack-bang in the middle of everything! It makes my skin look virtually flawless and applies really well with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I manage to get a good 5 or 6 hours wear out of this foundation before I need any 'top-ups' - it really does last a great deal longer than any other 'drugstore foundations' I have tried and I've found myself using it over my YSL! I've actually had people comment on my skin when wearing this - I don't know what it is, but something about it just works for me! I've shared a few swatches on the back of my hand above - the consistency isn't runny, but its certainly very blendable and not at all cakey (I'd been swatching products all morning and the back of my hand looked rather mottled to say the least - I can honestly say it's not due to a dodgy spray tan ;)) It feels so light on the skin and almost undetectable in natural light - because it isn't completely matte it gives that fabulous 'second skin' effect.

I really can't tell you how much praise I have for this little bottle.  I always used to think their Wake Me Up foundation was the bee's knees but after trying this one I can fully say I prefer it ten times more - it is miles above any other budget foundation I've tried and lasts one heck of a lot longer!  It just really seems to suit me and my skin. I have combination skin so I find it works very well, as it's moisturising enough for the dry areas but not so moisturising that it slides off my face.  In fact, when this bottle runs out I will be dashing out to grab another quicker than you can say 'product rave'.  The shade selection is fairly good - for reference, I use shade '200 - Soft Beige' which is the darker of the lighter shades, somewhat in between a light and a medium on the shade scale. It's quite yellow based too, which is a massive plus for me as it blends in with my skin tone very well and doesn't make me look orange throughout the day (yippee for umpa-lumpa avoidance!).  All in all, I'm really enjoying using it and it's fast become my go to foundation for daytime use - it even smells nice and fresh. I still love my YSL, but if I'm ever having a cruddy skin day then I tend to opt for this as it provides me with a bit more coverage.  For those of you who prefer a heavier, full coverage it might not tick all of your boxes - although to say it's a medium coverage it manages to smooth out flaws very well and the satin finish means it still gives that 'perfect skin' effect.  It's a smashing little all rounder and if you're after a new foundation to try, I really do recommend you give it a little test in store...It might just become your new budget favourite too.


Have you tried Rimmel's Match Perfection? Did you like it as much as me or did it not float your foundation-boat?

49 comments:

  1. This is the foundation I love to use when I've got a bit of a tan! It sits really nicely on the skin I think, especially for such a cheap foundation. Rimmel is always my go to whenever I want to try a little something new :)

    http://doublegymandtonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree Heather - it sits really nicely on the skin and doesn't feel caked on! I love Rimmel foundations - this one has to be my favourite of them all though! x

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  2. I love this foundation, i do agree it can feel a bit heavier than some foundations i wear as well but i love the coverage! Great little review! xx
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! I love the coverage too - its just enough without being too heavy x

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  3. I've been debated whether to buy this one or the Wake Me Up foundation next and you've just convinced me to buy this one!!

    I would LOVE it if you would check my blog out and maybe even follow too? :D

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/pressure-to-be-perfect-hashtag-life.html

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    1. Definitely go for this one! The Wake Me Up goes very oily on me and i have dry-ish skin! This one is really good and stays put all day :) x

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  4. ahh i think i might have to go for this one after i finish my wake me up foundation! cause i adore the wake me up but you may have swayed me
    xx

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    1. I adored Wake Me Up too - but since ive tried this im converted! I prefer it so much more :) x

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  5. Wow I love this post I use this foundation too great photos!! xx

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  6. i have this in shade 100 (second lightest) and its the best - glad to see rimmel thought against putting 'glitter' in this foundation unlike in rimmels wake me up! Joni X

    www.berry-crumble-xxx.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh yes - Not that i was against the glitter but it looked oily on my sometimes - this is the perfect inbetween x

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  7. I've been eyeing this up for a few weeks now, why did you have to make me want it Beth I have enough bottles of foundation :')
    Xx

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    1. Mwahahaha *evil laugh* sorry Lyndsey :P Its really good though! It deserves a place in your foundation collection! haaha x

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  8. How odd, I use the YSL foundation but I feel that after a while it starts to make my face a little oily. Even so, I love it anyway! But I've also noticed it was disappearing a little to fast for my liking, so I was on the hunt for a foundation to wear along side it just like you! I was planning on trying the boujoirs healthy mix serum (estee from essiebutton convinced me on that), but you've just convinced me with one review to try this first!

    Hazzie xx
    restless-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh goodness even more strange that I tried the Bourjois healthy mix - but i didnt like it :( The coverage is fine and it applies nice but it made my face burn! Dont know if its the ginger in it but be wary if you have dry patches as it stung my cheeks :(

      But yes, this one is my favourite at the moment - definitely give it a whirl! Its worth every penny! xx

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  9. I almost bought this earlier ! In wilkinsons at the moment all the the rimmel products are under £5 , I think this foundation is £4.59 or somewhere around their :)

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    1. Hey - that's so good! I love Wilkinsons for the bargains ha ha! ❤

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    2. Woo! Got to love Wilkos! I got this one from Boots when it was on offer - its good to keep your eyes peeled! :) x

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  10. Hi beaut - this is one of my favourites, if not, my favourite drug store foundation. I agree with everything you've mentioned, however, I do find it quite thick, which isn't a problem for me as I like medium to full coverage! I usually stick to my trusty 'double wear' foundation by Estee Lauder, but my bottle is also getting very light and I think I need to pop into boots to stock back up on this little beauty. I do think their shades need to be worked on though as I end up buying two and mixing to find the perfect match for me. Nevertheless, for the price, it's hardly breaking the bank!

    I also love how your posts are set out, with your crisp and clear pictures and your reviews are always so to the point yet quirky and informative! Love love loveeeeeeeee :-)

    Lots of love ❤
    xxxxxxxx

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    1. aww thanks so much hun <3 :) Your comments are always so lovely :)
      I find it quite thick but it doesnt feel cakey - which is what I like about it :) Ah yes - ive had to buy 2 shades in the Revlon Nearly Naked - such a pain! luckily Rimmel seem to match me pretty well but I agree the shade selection could be expanded a little teeny bit :)

      Thanks so much about my posts/photos. Been feeling a bit 'meh' about them just recently so thats really nice to hear :)
      Hope you're having a fab weekend beaut

      xx

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  11. Love love love loveeeeeeee this foundation! Been using it since it first came out and can honestly say its the best foundation I've tried!!

    Www.calamityjame92.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Its better than I expected! I loves it :) x

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  12. this sounds fantastic, and such a good price! xx

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    1. absoloutely bargainous price tag :) x

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  13. I've been using this foundation for such a long time and I love it! Rimmel are so underated on their foundations!

    xxx

    oliviasword.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree with you there Olivia - definitely so underrated. This foundation is up there with some of my high-end favourites x

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  14. I bought this quite a while ago and really liked it but then tried other foundations... Might be time to give a rummage around my make up drawers and rekindle the love! haha x

    http://justanotherhighmaintenancegirl.blogspot.ie/

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  15. This is my go-to foundation, I alternate between this and the Bourjois healthy mix one but they are both incredible! Great post and I really love your blog!

    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lucy xox

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  16. Love this foundation and have been wearing it daily for the past few months, I mix Soft Beige with Light Porcelain to get a better colour match for me!

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  17. I'm so glad you bought this in the end, it is beautiful isn't it? I just wish it had a little bit more coverage for my skin. Great review hun xxx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  18. I love this foundation so much! X

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  19. Ahh I have been eyeing up this foundation for a while but I think it will definitely be sneaking into my basket next time in boots ;)

    xxx

    sarahslittlegems.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I've actually never tried any foundations from Rimmel! Thanks for the review!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  21. I have this sat on my shelf purely because I used it once and didn't like it, your review has made me decide to give it another go and see if a primer underneath and applying with a brush can improve it! Thank you as you may have saved me a small fortune trying to find a new one :)

    Hannah @ squidoodles92.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I love this foundation, I think I prefer it Wake Me Up as well! It's heavy but not cakey and it masks every flaw or imperfection I have! My only problem is that it slides off my face too easily, so I think I need a better primer for this one.

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com x

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  23. I've had this little beauty since Christmas - I love it! Great review =) Xx

    Thegemmine.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I don't think they are selling this in the US yet, but if they do I will definitely be trying this out.
    thanks for the review xxx

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  25. sounds like a great product!! xx

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  26. We've never tried the match perfection but we use the rimmel wake me up foundatioon and absolutely love it. It honestly does wake up your face
    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  27. Rimmels foundations are amazing! I definitely need to give this a try
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  28. This sounds amazing! I brought the Wake Me Up a few weeks ago and I wasn't that impressed to be honest xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  29. Your blog is amazing! Love it! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know...

    http://magicobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Just come across your blog and I've gone through pages and pages of your posts, I'm pretty sure an hour of my time disappeared... I love it!

    I blog over at lyonsnotes.blogspot.com if you fancy a read :) xx

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  31. Definitely getting this next time I'm in town! xxx

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  32. I wish I loved this as much as you, I bought it because it was so hyped as being a great medium coverage foundation that didn't make me look oily and greasy throughout the day. In actual fact it collected around my eyebrows, upper lip and across my forehead in clumps and looked like I'd just dipped my head in a pan of oil after about 3/4 hours. I was really disappointed in this but everybody else seems to love it so I'm determined not to give up on it just yet and keep trying it with different primer and powder combo's

    xxx

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  33. Such a helpful review. I've just ordered this product off ASOS so I'm excited to try it!

    The Lilly Mint Blog

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  34. Have owned this product since before Christmas and I love it. In fact, I did a review of it on my blog today. It'd mean a lot if you checked it out :)

    http://beautybybarlow.blogspot.co.uk/

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