Rimmel are relaunching their Match Perfection foundation in September and having loved the original version in the past, I was excited to slap this on my face when six of the seven shades available arrived to test out.
Despite it's glass bottle which isn't great for travelling with or lugging around in your makeup bag, I've been enjoying using it over the past week or so. Boasting an SPF20, it promises to hydrate, perfect and protect the skin. It has a slightly thicker texture to a regular liquid foundation, but blends into the skin easily and feels really lightweight once given a couple of minutes to set. One pump generally does my face and if I need a bit more coverage on my cheeks to cover my redness, I stipple a bit more on and I'm good to go.
What I'm left with is really natural looking skin despite it's medium level of coverage and it leaves a lovely soft glow to the skin. Oily skinned bridies like me will need to set their t-zones with powder because it tends to break down on those parts of my face by lunch time. I learned that the hard way the first day I used it, so be warned.
But I love the finish it gives. It evens out my complexion only lovely, covering the redness on my nose and cheeks but without looking cakey. And once I set it with powder, I get the whole work day out of it. I think this is a foundation that'll work really well on dryer skin because it really does leave the skin feeling moisturised, but as I've already said, oilier skinned people will need to either prime their oily bits or powder them.
I enjoy how it doesn't sit in my pores, that it gives me the natural radiance of a 21 year old and that it gives me lovely before and after photos like these! I use the lightest shade, 100 Ivory but can also get away with the second lightest shade, 103 True Ivory, but for anyone paler than me, you'll have to look elsewhere for something that'll match you.
I love how Rimmel's prices for foundations are always on the money (fnar fnar) and at €10.29, it's definitely worth checking out when it launches on 7th of September.
Two thumbs up from me!