Match Perfection Foundation
Great Brand... Good Product
As a training beauty therapist I try loads of different foundations and make up product everytime they need replacing. switching products is good for your skin so I do it regularly.
SPF 18 - Great but I always apply a primer and moisturiser as well so I get extra coverage of up to 30SPF.
Thickness - quite runny but applies evenly
Effective - Lasts for up to 6 hours without primer becomes patchy but I am running around all day at work so I do see the need to reapply often.
Overall a good cheap product and it is a great brand which I often buy from.
April 15, 2014
Used this foundation for about 2 and half years cause it really is a perfect match. But it also fades after a few hours and looks patchy. The bottle seems to go darker after a few weeks. Maybe sunlight, not too sure. It's also quite shiny too. Recommended cause like I said, perfect match which is hard to find!
December 31, 2013
My new staple foundation
I decided to get this foundation after hearing lots of beauty bloggers raving about it. I have the Wake me up foundation but it feels quite summery, so I wanted to try this for winter. It is a lovely foundation and deserves the glowing reviews it receives!
It's not a completely matte finish which is nice as it doesn't make you look like you're wearing a mask of makeup! I have combination skin and I did not look oily or unpleasantly shiny with this foundation on at all but I would definitely powder on top. With good quality application (Real Techniques Expert Face brush works brilliantly with this foundation) it can look flawless. The finish is so beautiful and natural. It didn't cake on any of my blemishes and the fine hairs on my nose, chin and cheeks were far less obvious than they are with other foundations which cling to the hairs.
I am also impressed with the match. I am really quite pale (natural blonde) and deliberated for ages between this shade - 101 - and the 010 (Light porcelain). I decided the 010 would probably wash me out but I was a bit worried this would be too dark - it's not! My face matches my neck and chest. It's definitely worth experimenting with a few different shades.
I applied 2 pumps to my face and would say it's given me medium coverage, a teeny bit of the redness on my nose/cheeks and darkness under my eyes shows through but I do have quite severe discolouration and didn't apply much concealer before. Because of the gorgeous finish on this foundation I definitely think you could build it to get more coverage.
The smell is exactly the same as the Wake me up which I'd been using so it didn't bother me at all. I don't think the smell is a big deal at all, I quite like it and it's not strong anyway.
Overall, this foundation has lived up to its name - the match is perfect! It's a wonderful foundation for everyday, it feels light and looks natural. And it's £6.99 which is such good value for money. I think this is one of the best drugstore foundations and it's certainly not the most pricey. This is going to become my staple foundation.
December 28, 2013
Ok Coverage and Price.... But strong smell
The coverage for this was light and at best medium. It covers some redness but you still need concealer and powder. The finish is satin to matte depending on your skin type. The smell was a turn off for me because it is super strong. If the smell wasn't there I would reccomended this.
November 15, 2013
Didn't like it!
Thought I'd try this out as the rimmel foundation product I had used for years was for some reason discontinued :( I found this felt very heavy on my face just couldn't wait to wash it off each night, very shiny, greasy, rubbed off greasily if someone kissed my cheek etc. my skin broke out in what looked like acne when using this which I never suffered with even as a teen! Also doesn't come out of clothing if accidentally smudged onto it.
My skin type : dry
October 23, 2013
When I first got this foundation I was super excited, it was the perfect shade (which is tricky to find), great price and gave pretty good coverage, but after a week I noticed I was coming out in awful breakouts that took a long time to fade (worse than when I was like 14!) stopped using it and my skin cleared up, I assumed it was a coincidence given I've never had a reaction to make up before so tried it again and the same thing happened :( was sooo disappointed and as i was a fan of rimmel but this has made me very weary of using rimmel products again
September 5, 2013
I am very impressed, this foundation feels very light on my skin and it gives it a healthy glow rather than a matte, unnatural finish that I tried(and succeeded) to avoid. I adore the shade (010 Light Porcelain) it matches my very pale skin, I love the dispensing pump, the initial smell surprised me in a pleasant way, the price is good, I wear it every day, I would recommend it, and my positive comments just go on and on! Great product! Five stars.
September 5, 2013
Match skin tone perfectly, great value for money, easy to apply
I love this foundation. It matches my skin tone perfectly. My shade is ivory and it suits me in the winter when I'm paler but also in the summer when I get a bit of a tan. This is so easy to apply and glides over dry patches easily. I love the smell but if you're not a fan of it don't worry it goes away once you put it on your face. The bottle feels expensive because its a glass bottle so looks higher end. If you have oily skin or combination I recommend setting this with a powder. The coverage in this can be light to medium. All in all will repurchase this foundation again.
August 28, 2013
I have very dry fair skin and I find some foundation emphise this by caking on the dry bits, Has great coverage but blends into my own skin tone and goes fair enough I dont have to look slighty orange
June 27, 2013
makes my skin feel great but not great at covering up blemishes & red patches
Brilliant foundation - matches my skin tone PERFECTLY, but it's only down fall is that it doesn't manage to cover up the rosie patches and blemishes I get on my cheeks, I have to use the matte powder as well.
April 10, 2013
love the product but hate the new bottle design, it is so messy
March 13, 2013
Great coverage, perfect match!
I have very dry skin and this foundation gave the perfect coverage and did cause my skin to look patchy or flaky as some foundations have. It also did not add to much shine to skin. I use the light porcelain shade as I have very naturally pale skin. Overall this product does exactly what it says on the tin and matches perfectly!
February 10, 2013