Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Review | Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation

I recently picked up a bottle of Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation - I actually grabbed this in Asda without properly looking at it; I just bought it because I spotted the SPF 18 and thought it'd be nice to have for summer, and I have to admit I probably wouldn't have done if I'd read the bottle properly! I have very oily skin, so I tend to favour products which promise a matte finish, whilst avoiding anything with the words "dewy", "glow" or "radiance" like the plague... Thus, the following product description is pretty off-putting... "Traceless coverage foundation with Advanced Smart-Tone Technology for perfectly flawless skin under any light. Enhanced with Sapphire Radiance for an illuminating glow. Lasts all day." "Illuminating glow"..? Um...
Rimmel Match Perfection SPF 18 Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Has A Pump Bottle
Having bought it, however, I had to at least give it a try! The glass bottle is fitted with a pump (thank you, make-up gods!) which makes dispensing product easy and hygienic. The shade I picked up, which is 100 'Ivory', is a decent match for my pale skin; I have to say Rimmel foundations generally seem to suit my skintone pretty well. The formula is quite runny, meaning the foundation is easy to spread over the skin, and it blends in easily with either fingers or my Beauty Blender sponge.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Swatch
The coverage, for me, is not enough. I have pretty blemish-prone skin and as you can see on the left below, it's been quite bad lately, so I need a base that will cover up these flaws. Unfortunately, Rimmel's Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation is quite a light coverage which is buildable to medium without getting cakey or heavy, but that's just not sufficient for me - on the right, there are plenty of blemishes still plainly visible. (Confession: I forgot to take the 'after' photo, so this one is taken the next day - a few of these blemishes had faded a lot in that time. That's also why I have my lip bar in in that photo and not the others!) If you're looking to just even out skintone and maybe hide a couple of minor blemishes, I'd have thought you'll be grand, but if you favour a more heavy-duty coverage I'd skip this. Finish-wise, the radiance claims are abundantly apparent; I hate the finish and would always, always powder it off to a matte finish. It just looks shiny, to me. I realise some people like a bit of a glow but it's not for me.
Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation Before After
In terms of lasting power, this is pretty average. I wasn't expecting it to keep my skin matte and it doesn't; I need to blot and top up my powder after a couple of hours. The coverage lasts around eight hours but once it starts to face, I find it becomes a little patchy around my nose and forehead, where the oiliness is worst. This maybe wouldn't be such a problem for the normal/dry skintypes this is presumably designed for, but if you're with me in the oily-skin-camp, again this is a reason to skip this one.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation FOTD
[Taken the same day as the no-makeup photo above: Benefit The Porefessional Pro Balm;
Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation in 100 'Ivory';
Veil Concealer in 'Oyster'; Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 001 'Transparent';
Milani Baked Powder Blush in 05 'Luminoso'; Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless Palette;
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara; Non:U Brow Pencil in #5]
Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation is priced at £6.99 for 30ml, available at Boots here. For the price I think it's definitely worth a shot if you're after a lightweight, everyday foundation with light to medium coverage, with the added bonus of an SPF thrown in, but if you prefer a fuller coverage I'd give this one a miss. What's your favourite foundation? Have you tried this, or any other Rimmel foundations?

xo

30 comments:

  1. Just like you I picked this up in Asda on offer just to try it but, also like you, I don't like the finish as it's way to shiny for my combination skin and the coverage is not enough, especially when using with BB, I found that buffing it with Real Techinques was the best method of applying it. Have you tried the latest L'Oreal Infallible Matt foundation? IT's fantastic! Great coverage, matte but not flat and it lasts all day! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I'll have to try with my RT brush, thanks for the tip! I've just picked up the L'Oreal Infallible Matte, looking forward to giving it a try :) xo

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    1. As I mentioned in the post, I wasn't too keen on it to be honest.

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  3. Myself and my mum have this foundation and we both really like it but it isn't my fave x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. It's not a bad foundation by any means, it's just not for me! Glad you & your mum like it though :) xo

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  4. Ive never been a fan of Rimmel foundation, ive never liked how it sits on my skin x

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    1. Some of them are great but this one just isn't for me unfortunately! xo

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  5. I have oily skin and I actually kinda like this. But I'm not put off by Dewey skin. This did need to be set and I did need to keep some blotting papers in my purse. But I like how flawless it looked on me. I used it with a natural matte powder and a setting spray and I have to say I really think it made my skin look amazing. I don't have anything major to cover up except for my freckles. And they peeped through the Foundation, but I didn't mind. Even though I get quite oily, I'm not a fan of ultra matte Foundations, they often look cakey and unnatural on me.
    Loevens makeup rambles

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    1. That's fair enough! I think if I didn't prefer a fuller coverage I'd have got on much better and on a good skin day it works okay :) xo

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  6. This actually looks quite pretty on you, but i understand what you mean by wanting a more heavy coverage foundation.

    It's been ages since I've tried a Rimmel foundation, I tend to go for Maybelline or L'Oreal for some strange reason!

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    1. Aw thank you! I've tried a couple just lately, I'm a bit of a foundation addict haha xo

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  7. This looks really good on you, but I can understand about the coverage. Unfortunately Rimmel products bring me out in blotches, but I've heard good things from other people.x

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    1. Ah what a shame! Definitely better to avoid them, then! xo

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  8. This looks really good, I used this on someone for wedding make up, it was their own foundation and it looked amazing. Not used it myself tho. KBxx

    http://beautybykaris.com

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    1. I think it depends on what you're looking for in your foundation - as a light coverage, it would be brilliant, but personally I prefer a bit more coverage! :) xo

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  9. I actually have dry skin, so this formula might work for me. I'll have to scope it out next time I'm at the store!

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    1. Definitely worth a shot, it's super affordable if it works for you! I'd love to hear what you think if you try it xo

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  10. Oh what a shame that you had bought it. I guess there's a lesson in here for us all - read the label! :). Your story also highlights how we're all unique and different, and what might suit one person doesn't the next. But I have to say I think your skin looks lovely in the aftershot. Tx

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    1. Absolutely, I'm usually very good at reading packaging before I buy - just goes to show why it's a good habit haha! xo

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  11. I bought this as well, but I picked it up in totally the wrong shade, so it didn't work out for me regardless. Wasn't sure whether to pick another one up in a better shade or not, but this post has made me decide against it! I need something with a much higher coverage, and I'm the same as you, much prefer a matte foundation! Great review x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Ah what a shame! At least I'll be able to use mine - hope you can pass yours on to a friend or something :) xo

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  12. The coverage seems amazing though and the 8 hour wear doesn't seem too bad. I might pick it up when the weather gets colder as I'm not as oily x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. I think the coverage would be fine for you Laura as you have such lovely skin, but honestly, it's not enough for me!! xo

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  13. I have to say i didnt enjoy this foundation but I think It was because it wasnt suitable for my skin type :) http://ninabargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. great review! i would definitely be skipping this as i don't fancy my face melting from the oils and especially this lovely heat we are currently getting!

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  15. Thanks for the great review, I think I'd want more coverage too xx

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  16. It's such a shame you didn't get on with this as it's actually my go-to foundation! There's the perfect shade for my skin tone and I find it gives me quite a good coverage. It just goes to show that no two skins are the same :)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  17. When it comes to foundations I always go high end so I can't say I tried this but it looks good on you :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  18. I have realy bad skin n looking for perfect foundation

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