Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation 200 Soft Beige

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I have been anticipating the arrival of the new foundation from Rimmel, now I am a little bit of a snob when it comes to foundation as I usually stick to high end brands like Lancome, Clinque and Estee Lauder. I loved all the advertising campaigns that I had seen, so I was quite excited to try the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. It retails at £8.99 but currently has £3 off in Boots and possibly Superdrug, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me (30ml bottle)

The colour I have is 200 Soft Beige which in Glamour Magazine this month there is a free sample. It says "Our first foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates skin with a radiant glow and a flawless natural-looking finish. Instant anti-fatigue and a Vitamin Moisturising Complex."

Wake Me Up isn't suitable for those of you who like a matte or a full coverage foundation. It is great as a light day time make up, it keeps your face look fresh and doesn't feel as though you are wearing make-up. The only downside of it is that it doesn't keep it's coverage all day.  If you had any blemishes you would have to use a concealer or touch up during the day. But I expected that as it isn't very heavy. 

I love the bright orange packaging for it and with a pump nose it is easy to keep the bottle clean and unblocked. The foundation smells of citrus, which is probably where it gets it's radiant glow aspect. 

It's a bargain product... I recommend a purchase if you like a light day time feel!!


  1. I love these sheer daytime foundations, I find the full coverage can feel to heavy and sicky sometimes when worn during the day, this would be a great summer foundation :) I hope you will follow my blog


    1. Yeah I brought another light one at the same time... will review that soon. :)

  2. oo i haven't seen this yet! i must try


    1. I got a free sample in Cosmo, Glamour and Marie Clare if you wanna try before you buy :)

  3. So pretty! Love the colour!

    PS. We've a DORIS giveaway on our blog, check it out if you'd like! :)

    ox from NYC,


  4. I've got a little sample sachet of this from Marie Claire magazine, so looking forward to trying it!

    Thanks for following my arts blog - pop over to my beauty blog for my giveaway - it ends tomorrow!


  5. Gorgeous blog!! Please come check out my blog and hopefully you will follow me as I have done the same! Thank you!

    Love, Lee

  6. Such a brilliant review. I do like my makeup to look and feel quite light in the day so this might just be worth a purchase for me, and your skin looks gorgeous here so that's all the convincing I need really!