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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain

Since I was younger, late teens, I've rarely used drugstore foundations. My main reason being I only ever managed to choose the wrong colour and always ended up with the dreaded orange glow. I was 17 when I first used my first high end foundation, Guerlain Parure Aqua and it was love. The lady at House of Fraser's counter applied it for me and it soon came to be my go to foundation for 3 whole years. Unfortunately feelings change and our relationship ended but that's for another post.
For the past 4 years I've tried foundation after foundation most being high end. I'm yet to find my perfect match but as I search I'm going to be reviewing my finds and sharing my thoughts.

First on the list is Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain, this is a foundation that I had seen many reviews on and is therefore my first drugstore foundation purchase in a long time.
Rimmel describe the Match Perfection Foundation as 'traceless coverage for perfectly flawless skin in any light.'
I absolutely agree with the description of traceless coverage, I couldn't tell that this was applied once on, there were no tell tale lines across the neck which I find can appear the more coverage a foundation has, meaning more blending required. 

I've been pleasantly surprised with what I've discovered, either drugstore foundations have evolved over the years or I simply managed to pick a wrong shade every time when I was younger. I've noticed improvements in shades and colour ranges, there now seems to be so much choice and the lighter shades are amazing and I would be happy to wear them without the worry of looking "orange."
I chose Light Porcelain which seems to be the lightest shade, with what seem to be pink undertones. It's an absolute perfect match for my skin colour which helps boost Rimmel's claims of it being un-detectable.

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain

I've found the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation to have a runny consistency, it's lovely and light when applied but it does take some blending. It's not fast drying which gives us some time to work with but can feel almost sticky to touch afterwards. I apply with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and try to buff it into the skin, I've found applying with fingers decreases the coverage so I'm happy using the Buffing Brush or I may even use a Stippling Brush. 

The coverage is really light. I think I may actually get more coverage from a BB cream, but not everybody looks for more coverage from foundation's so this is down to personal preference. There wasn't quite enough coverage for me to feel comfortable wearing only this, below, my freckles were still showing and the redness in my cheeks is still clearly visible, it's lightened the area's under my eyes but I would need a minimum of two applications and even then redness and imperfections can still be seen. 
This brings me to my next point of it being buildable. Although it's only a light coverage it's buildable without looking cakey, it's possibly the nicest foundation I've come across to layer up. It stayed feeling light and weightless while sitting on the skin, it didn't cling to any dry patches, and it smoothed over the face to give a no make up effect, almost a blur to the skins natural finish.

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
No products on the skin.
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
One application of Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation using a Buffing brush.
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain
Two applications of Rimmel Match Perfection applied using a Buffing brush.

I tend to use this often but not because it's a favourite, rather because it's inexpensive and so I reach for this on the mornings that I can't justify wasting expensive foundations. I use this for the mornings that I need to take Tyler to nursery and don't have the time beforehand to apply make up "properly" knowing that when I am back home and find the time I'll be reaching for other products to complete the look, therefore it's covered over. I find it better than simply having no foundation and it's quick and convenient. 

I found it hard to establish a lasting time since the coverage is so light, I found it difficult to be able to tell any signs of fading. When I applied two layers, although still difficult to tell, I was sure that after about 5-6 hours it needed to be reapplied. It faded evenly and didn't leave any tell tale patches.

The finish is a true skin finish, it's not quite dewy and it's certainly not matte either. It's natural and as Rimmel say un-detectable. Match Perfection is comfortable to wear and I didn't feel as though I was depriving my skin of oxygen.

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation Light Porcelain

While I may not purchase this specific foundation again I would be open to trying further drugstore foundations especially offerings from Rimmel due to the perfect colour match. I feel this has proven to me that we don't need to spend a fortune especially for everyday foundations so with this in mind my search for the perfect base had broadened and I am now able to search the shelves at local Boots and Superdrug as well as high end counters.

Rimmel Match Perfection is available from Boots for £6.99 for 30ml. 

Are there any foundations with a medium finish that you would recommend I try next?

Lots of Love



6 comments:

  1. I have and love this foundation. I too usually build up two layers to get just about enough coverage for me - the colour match is so good! I'd definitely recommend max factor CC cream in 40 pale ivory for medium coverage - it is very light feeling and is actually a light coverage but my main skin problem is redness and this gets rid of that better than most full coverage ones.

    Lovely review :)

    Katydesu.blogspot.co.uk

    Katy xx

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I will be sure to take a look at the Max Factor one. I find redness to be a problem too so generally need a medium to full coverage. Thank you. :) xxxxx

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  2. It looks like it has medium coverage, I have it and I rarely use this foundation, I need to start again x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I've seen a few people say that it's like a medium coverage so it must depend on what the skin is already like, I could imagine it being better for already flawless skin but in my case where I have imperfections it just didn't seem to cover them over very well and had a good amount of redness showing through. It's a nice foundation to reach for especially for the price. xxx

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  3. i love Rimmel foundation, I use Lasting Finish as I feel it suits me more but Match Perfection is really good too :)

    http://nicolabishopx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really need to try out some more of the Rimmel foundations so I will keep this one in mind. The shade choices are great. xxxx

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