The Perfect Christmas + New Years Foundation.

Hey lovelies,

I've been meaning to do a review on this foundation for months and months now, but for some reason I just never got around to it.  However when I was packing my make up bag for our Christmas trip this morning (more on that in a few days) I was reminded of just how incredible this foundation really is and forced myself to stop packing in order to write this review. :)

You see, not only have I found the Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' foundation to be wearable for both day and night, throughout every season of the year, but I've also found that it's warm glow and slight shimmer finish make this the perfect liquid foundation for flash photography.  With all the parties we are invited to attend over the holidays (or any time throughout the year really) the last thing we want is to look overly shiny or too drab/dull in the photographs that are bound to be taken.  What I have found from wearing this foundation is that it provides me with a happy medium - a not too dull, not too shiny, fresh and awake complexion.

Other things I like about this foundation:
- It contains SPF 15, yet it doesn't feel greasy on your skin.
- It comes in a sturdy glass bottle with a cute orange pump and lid (there's something about the colour orange that just makes me feel happy).
- It smells amazing! like a pleasant smelling fruit.. I just can't quite put my finger on which one.
- Although it is only a medium coverage foundation, it is actually very buildable.
- A little goes a long way (In the past when my skin has broken out right before a big night out, just three pumps from this baby gave me an absolutely flawless complexion). 
- Despite the limited choice of shades in this range, I've found that the shades they do have are really good at adapting to different skin tones (for example, 'true ivory' looks flawless on my skin regardless of whether I'm pasty white or completely tan).
- It can be very long lasting when teamed with a mattifying powder, and in winter I found that I didn't need a powder at all.
- It can be applied with ease using just your fingertips, making it a great foundation to keep in your bag for reapplication throughout the day.

I have recommended this foundation to several of my friends during the past 6 months, all with different skin tones/types to mine, and every single one of them fell head over heels for this foundation.  I would honestly be so surprised to meet someone who didn't fall in love with this foundation.  That's just how confident I am about this product.

The last time I checked the Australian regular retail price for this foundation was $19.99, and I have seen this product available in virtually any chemist, Big W, Target, Kmart and Priceline store.  If you're interested in trying this foundation but don't want to spend that much money (who wants to pay more when they could be paying less) you can order yourself a bottle here from the feel unique website for roughly $12.50 Australian with free international delivery. :)

Have any of you tried the Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' foundation before?

What were your thoughts?


  1. i actually saw this on zoellas blog a while ago, its had lots of good feedback hasnt it, it must be good! ie just converted over to tinted moisturisers though, im not sure i can go back now! x

    1. Depending on the amount of coverage you want, it's almost like a tinted moisturiser. Sinks in really quickly though and leaves me skin feeling fresh and dewy. :)



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