Sunday, 9 February 2014

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation First Impressions

So, today I thought I would do a first impressions post about the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. 

I went out shopping yesterday and picked this foundation up along the way as I had ran out of my MAC Studio Fix Fluid that morning. I will definitely be repurchasing my MAC foundation as it is my favourite and I always end up going back to it, but I like to try others in-between. I have tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up and I do enjoy it, but it can sometimes be a bit too glowy for me. 

No make up

Foundation applied

I would say that this foundation has a medium coverage but is buildable if you would like to go for a more full coverage. I like the finish of this foundation a lot better than the Wake Me Up as it is the perfect inbetween matte and glowy finish. The foundation is quite a runny liquid and I used my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply it and I was really pleased with how the foundation looked. 

Full face applied

As this was the first day, I wanted to test how long it stayed on for before I needed to touch it up. I didn't have this make up on all day (I had it on for around 7 hours) but the staying power was amazing to me. After the 7 hours had passed, it still looked as though I had just applied it and I was really pleased with how it looked. 

After 7 hours of wear

All in all, I think that this foundation has worked really well for me. My skin is combination. I have some patched which go a bit oily and I also have dry patches around my nose and forehead. I didn't find this foundation to be drying on my skin, I found it nice to wear and I liked the finish of it a lot. Nice one, Rimmel! 

The packaging of the bottle I also really like. The bottle is glass which I really like. A lot of drugstore foundations can be in plastic bottles, so I really like how it is a glass bottle. The lid is blue as well as some of the writing which I also don't mind. I love the fact that the foundation comes with a pump as it is easier to get the right amount out of the bottle. The foundation comes in a 30ml bottle with SPF 18. 

Products used:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in shade 200 Soft Beige 
Collection Lasting Perfection 16 hour wear concealer in Light 2
Korres Multivitamin Compact Powder in MVP5
Nars Bronzer in Laguna
Mac Blush in Fleur Power
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

Eyes, Brows and Lips:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Sin (all over lid colour)
Mac Snowglobe palette from Christmas Collection - Dark brown (crease colour)
Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner in Black
Barry M Kohl Pencil in Black (tightline)
Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Mascara in Black
Laval Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde (I know I'm not blonde, but the other pencils were too dark)
Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in 170 Darling Pink

Hope you enjoyed this post.
Have you tried this foundation? What do you think?
Love Em x


  1. I've never considered trying this foundation as I like the Wake Me Up one, but maybe I should give this one a sounds great!

    Hannah x

    1. I'm a big fan of the Wake Me Up, but I like this one a lot better! :)