Rimmel 3 for 2

I swung by Boots yesterday and noticed it was 3 for 2 on Rimmel (you know whats coming). Here's what I got...

I decided to try out two foundations (I needed a new one anyway so why not get two?) and a BB cream as I've been looking to try one of these hyped up little 'miracle products' since they first hit back on the market.

 BB cream (Light), Wake me up foundation (100 Ivory), Match Perfection (100 Ivory)

I was really eager to try this BB cream as it promises to do so much (9 in 1) but I won't be repurchasing it. It is a very thick consistency and takes a lot of effort to work in to the skin. When it is on the skin it feels rather sticky (I think it is the primer element that does this).

It does make you look more natural but in my opinion a BB cream is full of disappointments as you can get beautiful light coverage from a number of foundations on the market now. It also seems to clog to pores and doesn't mattify as promised (I don't know if you can tell from the above swatch on my hand).

Although this foundation is the same shade as the Match Perfection (Ivory) it looks a lot darker in the bottle. Once it is on the skin however it blends beautifully. It is medium thickness for a foundation and the light reflecting particles give a lovely finish.

Here it is rubbed into my hand you can even see from this how it makes the skins surface look even and bright.

Match Perfection promises to blend perfectly and to merge to your skin tone. When squeezed on my hand it was a very runny consistency which worried me as I thought the coverage wouldn't be very good.

When I rubbed it into my hand it did exactly what I had hoped. It matched to my skin perfectly (I guess in this instance you should trust the name) and also gave a lovely soft finish.

Overall I am really pleased with my purchases. Although the BB cream is not for me I would be open to suggestions of ones that you all like (put any suggestions in a comment below :)) I am really looking forward to using my new foundations more and I'll try to use them in some future posts so you can see them on the face.

Is Rimmel your go- to drugstore brand for foundation? Let me know!


  1. Rimmel is not my go-to brand for foundation but I've had my eye on the wake me up foundation for a while

  2. Ah, I've been trying to find the right BB cream lately, definitely wont try out Rimmel after seeing your review.
    The only one I've found to be some what decent, is Nivea's BB Cream. :)


    1. I've heard good things about Garnier's as well!! xx

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  4. I actually really like the Rimmel BB cream! Each to their own though of course. I have the match perfection one as well but it makes me look very orange! I think I need a lighter shade as I initially brought it when I returned from travelling and my skin must have been darker than I'd thought as its now not a good look at all! I do like it as a foundation otherwise though. Might have to give the Wake Me Up one a go as I only ever see great things about it. Will have to get down to boots and hopefully catch the deal!

    Tasha xx

    1. It's just a strange consistency I feel! Prefer a more liquidy feel! Boots always have a good offer on!! x

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    1. ohhh i wanted to try that one as well! yeah sure x

  6. Rimmel 3 for 2 is always such a draw!I love my Rimmel Stay Matte foundation so am always drawn towards Rimmel when it comes to foundation purchases. I'm not a huge fan of BB creams so would probably avoid that.

    Your pictures are fab by the way, love how big and clear they are :)

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    1. oh thank you!! Yeah i just don't think i get the point of them tbh!! xx