Rimmel Wake Me Up vs Rimmel Match Perfection

You may or may not know that Rimmel is one of my favourite drugstore makeup brands. They are seriously killing it at the moment and I love to try out their products.

I wear 010 Ivory for both concealers and 100 Ivory for the foundations. WMU Foundation RRP £8.99, WMU Concealer RRP £5.49, MP Concealer RRP £5.99, MP Foundation RRP £6.99

Until a few months ago, I never wore foundation. I had a bad experience in my early teens and just stopped all together. But I felt like I was needing more coverage, so I picked up Rimmel Match Perfection as I loved the concealer. I fell in love with the foundation pretty much straight away and after a few months of wearing it, I thought I’d branch out and try something else. Because I knew my Rimmel shade, it made sense to me to buy the Wake Me Up. I know way more people who use Wake Me Up (both concealer and foundation) than people who use match perfection, so I thought it was about time I gave it a go.

In terms of packaging, I think that Wake Me Up Foundation is a lot sleeker than Match Perfection. It looks a lot more high end and I like how it looks in my makeup collection. The associated concealer also looks a lot more like the typical concealer packaging which I much prefer. I know it sounds daft but I do worry that I could pierce the packaging of Match Perfection in my makeup bag with tweezers.

Both foundations come with a pump and I find that half to three quarters of a pump is enough to cover my whole face. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush in order to apply them both. The concealers differ in terms of removal of the product from the tube. The Wake Me Up concealer has a doe foot applicator, like most drugstore concealers on the market, whereas the Match Perfection concealer has a brush applicator. It is nowhere near as soft as the likes of Estée Lauder’s brush on glow but it does the job to apply to the right places. When using Wake Me Up, I apply a blob on my hand, then move it to my face and blend out with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush (somebody please recommend me a concealer brush, I just can’t find one I get on with). For Match Perfection, I brush this under my eyes, as it is a highlighting concealer, and blend out, again with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.

Consistency wise, both of the Wake Me Up products are much thicker than their Match Perfection counterpart. This means they have a much higher coverage, which isn’t really my cup of tea. I’m definitely into light-medium coverage for foundation, and it depends on how many blemishes I have as to the coverage I need for concealer. I wouldn’t use the Match Perfection concealer to cover blemishes, but it’s really good at concealing under eye circles and brightening dull areas of the skin. The Match Perfection foundation is a lot more watery than the Wake Me Up, which means you need the tiniest amount to completely cover your face.

Personally, I find the Wake Me Up range too thick for every day wear, especially in the summer. This is definitely more of a winter foundation, and the concealer is something I save for bigger blemishes. I prefer the Match Perfection range to both the Wake Me Up products, and if I were to choose one or the other, it would be these every time.

What is your opinion on these two ranges? Or do you prefer other foundations and concealers?

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