Ransacking Rimmel

Friday, 22 July 2016

Hello everyone! 

Who else is on holiday now? I'm away on a jolly holiday in the south of France with Mr.Gingersnap, but I thought I should keep posting while I'm away, plus it is quite fun :-) Today I thought I'd share my new summer make up with you. I have been surviving on tinted moisturiser for the last 3 months while I decided what new foundation to try. Foundation can be quite a commitment if you don't have the budget to try multiple ones at once, being a poor student this is the case for me...


Bearing that in mind I turned to the high street stores. I haven't used a high street foundation in years! So I had a little look online at what people rave about and thought the best fit for me would be Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation in 100 Ivory. The formula for this sounds ideal, it's anti-fatigue, skin brightening and has vitamin C to help re-vitalise your skin cells and give you that perfect flawless skin glow. It also has SPF 15 which is not amazing, but better than nothing. 

I have been wearing this for about a week now and really love it. The formula is thin, without compromising the coverage. I'd say it's semi to full coverage and does actually give me a lovely glow. It lasts all day without dehydrating my skin and is super easy to blend in with a brush. My one slight issue is the big jumps between shades in this product, it took me ages to find one to match my skin tone! I think after holiday when I have a bit of a tan I may have to mix it with a slightly darker foundation to match my skin completely. Nobody likes a ghost face! 

I can't really say much more to praise this powder, it does what it says on the box and has a lovely peachy finish to it. 

I was planning on repurchasing my trusty Benefit powder, but what kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn't trial new products from time to time! Rimmel's Stay Matte powder hasn't really had much hype around it, which is a shame as it is a truly lovely product :-) It's a long lasting pressed powder to smooth and set your foundation or for touch ups of oily zones throughout the day. I went for the shade 002 Pink Blossom because it is a super pretty peachy tone that goes really well with the pink/rose golds I've been going for this season. I was very impressed with the range of shades in this product as well as how nicely it applies. The packaging is fairly standard and easily portable. Some say that a powder is a powder, but to me I think it is a key part of any makeup routine. 


Finally, as it was 3 for 2 I picked up this gorgeous pastel/dusky rose nail varnish in 405 Rose Libertine. Also from Rimmel by the way! This nail varnish is perfect for summer, I am loving all things pink at the moment and this fits in so well. The only small problems are that the formula is quite thin so needs multiple coats to avoid the dreaded patchiness. This then means it isn't a 60 second dry as it claims to be. Yes it is super shiny and beautiful, but if you want it to be batter proof and smudge proof then wait 30 minutes to dry it! Worth the wait though :-) 

Have you tried these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below :-) 

xoxo

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  1. Hey lovely! You have such a nice blog! Would you like us to follow eachother on GFC so we can keep in touch and keep supporting eachother?
    Greetings from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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    1. Thank you :-) I'd love to follow you, showing support to other bloggers is important!
      xoxo

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  2. I agree about the jumps in shade with the wake me up foundation, I personally love it though as it gives the perfect summery glow!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It does have a lovely finish :-)
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  3. Great post and this nailpaint is fab...xoxo, neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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    1. Thanks :-) It is so gorgeous right?!?
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  4. I thought I was the only one who tends to mix 2 or more foundation just to get the right shade for my skin tone, I haven't tried the Rimmel foundation before but I have used their Nail Polish ,mascaras and their eye liners and I am not disappointed by the results. Hope you are enjoying your holidays in France . Have a great weekend dear.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. Thank you :-) Their foundation formula has really changed since I last had one from Rimmel :-) This one applies beautifully and smells great too, which is a big bonus! Haha mixing seems to be a growing trend, it makes it much easier to match your tone.
      xoxo

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  5. I also like that powder. The nail polish looks so pretty and I need to try and find a shade that matches me of that foundation, to test it out.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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    1. It's a foundation worth testing and is really affordable :-) I'd recommend it to anyone as a summer foundation, it's much more moisturising than I expected!
      xoxo

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  6. Great Post hun...love d foundation...xoxo, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  7. I used to love the Rimmel wake me up foundation, I haven't used in ages but you made me want to repurchase it again! I love the powder too, haven't tried any other it's so good haha :) xx

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    1. You should go out and buy it for the summer :-) I think this powder is going to become my high street favourite!
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  8. Love the nail polish and your blog. It's so beautiful!
    I have never used Rimmel foundation before but I have been thinking about it x

    harrieescribbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :-) You should give this one a try, it's ideal for the summer!
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  9. I love their foundation with the little sparkles, it's lovely in summer!

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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    1. It's so pretty :-) I think it'll be my new summer staple!
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