Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation


The new Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation has finally reached Australian shores! I was really excited for these to launch, as I'm a huge fan of every other Rimmel London foundation I've tried. The great thing about this new foundation is that it's a new formulation which includes SPF 15. Anything with that added protection get's a plus in my books!

The other great thing about this foundation is that it comes in a whopping 12 shades! That's right, 12! Not 5 shades - 12 shades! That means there is a shade for practically anybody. So, you can see why I'm excited!


I have three of the lighter shades to show you today. My first instinct was to pick the first colour, 010 Light Porcelain. This is the very lightest shade in the range, and I had a feeling this was perfect. I also have 071 Porcelain which is the next lightest up, and then 100 Ivory which is a little bit darker. 


From left to right: 010 Light Porcelain, 071 Porcelain, 100 Ivory



010 Light Porcelain

Like I mentioned before, this was the first one I reached to try. Being the lightest colour with every other brand, I was naturally drawn to the lightest possible shade. After trying it, it was almost too light. When blended, it matches my skin tone almost perfectly. (A little on the lighter side - I'm not complaining though!) After years of having foundation slightly too dark, it was refreshing!



071 Porcelain

This particular shade was pink based, as you can probably see. At first glance, I figured this would be far too pink for me. But, like the first shade, once blended it actually smoothed well into my skin tone, and although it did give me a little more colour than I was used to, it worked well.


200 Ivory

This was the darkest shade I had to try, and my first instinct was to avoid it altogether. It's yellow based, and looked far too dark for my complexion. Once I tried it on my face, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome, and this has since become my favourite shade to wear! It gives the most natural match, which was a shock, as it's the fourth lightest colour in this range!

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Before I tried it, I'd heard a lot of people commenting on the texture of the formula, saying that the coverage was far too sheer. Upon trying it, I did at first feel the same. The formula is indeed sheer, and certainly does not give the amount of coverage that the Rimmel London Match Perfection Gel Foundation gives.

Upon wearing all the shades for a few days each, and then later on when I started wearing Ivory more than often, I decided I actually really liked the formula. Not only was the colour a perfect match for me, but I found that it was not so much a foundation to cover your skin, but to work with your skin - it gave me the appearance of "my skin but better."

It truly did give my skin an illuminating glow, and really did work well with the texture of my skin. Like I said though, this is a sheer foundation which is meant to work with your skin for a better appearance. I did find with matching the Stay Matte powder that the foundation worked even better, so if you are finding that the formulation is too sheer, this could help the problem.

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Overall, I'm actually very happy with this foundation. The range of shades are absolutely brilliant, and I would say this is certainly "Match Perfection!" (Pun intended, sorry!)

Although it is sheer, I feel that any skin type could make this work with the right shade, and with a good powder for a finished look.

You can buy the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in it's 12 shade glory for only $17.95 at leading retailers!


This product was kindly provided for my consideration.

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33 comments

  1. I'm looking for a lightweight liquid foundation so I'll check this out :)

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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    1. Great! I hope you like it! It's definitely lightweight, but wears well! :)
      xx

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  2. It seems good, but sadly I need coverage.. Maybe when It'll get warmer.

    Pluiedevelours

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    1. That's fair enough! I hope they make something with the same formulation but with more coverage!
      xx

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  3. Lovely review, I'm going to have to try this (it's been out for a while in England, why haven't I tried it?!). I like sheer coverage to be honest, so I think this would be perfect for me! All three of the shades you showed look similar in shade, and yet the tones of them are really different - pink based, yellow based... I think Rimmel have really outdone themselves with this foundation!

    Thanks for the great review hun,
    www.whatilovetodayis.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh you should definitely try it then, it definitely sounds like something you would like! :)
      xx

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  4. This sounds great - I must test it out and see how it goes on me! :D x

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  5. I bought this the other day, but didn't see the light porcelain :( I swatched the porcelain but found that it was a bit too pink for my skin, even though I have a pink undertone.

    I'll have to go back and get the light porcelain now!! I also want to try out their matching illuminiser.

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    1. Ohh yes, go back for Light Porcelain, it's a lovely colour! I didn't even know they had illuminiser, I'll have to check that out!
      xx

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  6. I love the finish of this foundation, although I do prefer more coverage.
    I have the lightest shade, which is too pink for me :/ But definitely is light enough! :)

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    1. I agree, I wish it had more coverage, but hopefully they recreate their original Match Perfection Gel line as well with more shades! The coverage on that one is amazing!
      xx

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  7. Great review! I've never tried any of the Rimmel foundations but maybe I should since this one is sheer & I don't need that much of a coverage. Maybe I can use this over my BB cream?

    http://nhiarchibald.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh you should, it's great! You could probably use this over BB cream for just a little bit extra in terms of coverage :)
      xx

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  8. Great review! I think this will definitely be on my list to try (have to finish the other foundation I have first lol)

    Yay for a 'drugstore' brand finally offering a shade LIGHTER than ivory, almost all drugstore ivory shades are too yellow or dark for me!

    I'm currently using Clinique Anti blemish solutions in Alabaster

    xo

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    1. I know right! Ivory is rarely the right shade for me, it makes it really tough! I would like to try Clinique but, I can't bring myself to spend that much haha :P
      xx

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    2. yeah it is a bit on the expensive side, I admit that it's the 1st High End makeup that I've bought! haha I love it though...if this rimmel one is a perfect match, I'll definitely be switching over! xo

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  9. I just bought the Light Porcelain and nearly cried when I tried it on! It's my exact match!! First time that's ever happened. hen applied with my fingers I find it too sheer but with my real techniques buffing brush it gives me a good medium coverage. It's also the first foundation that doesn't show my dry patches. Have to say I'm in love with it. I'm just praying it doesn't break me out like the 16 hour lasting finish foundation did. I think I really would cry then ;-)

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    1. Oh yay! I didn't like it when I applied it with my fingers, but I agree, with a buffing brush it looked great!
      I hope they redo their gel line with the same shades, it would be perfection! :)
      Hopefully it doesn't break you out hun!
      xx

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  10. That's really strange and funny at the same time because everytime when some brand release a makeup with variety of shades for everyone, for our country they always choose middle 5 shades. It's really riddiculous because we are in the center of the Europe and almoust every women has very light skin with pink undertone. We are snow whites :D and they put in stores awful yellow and orange makeups. This can really piss me off :(

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    1. Haha I know the feeling, they always give Aussies really dark colours because they think we're all crazy tanned... but we aren't! :P

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    2. Girls, it's similar in my country (middle Europe too, I think we're coming from same country with Aylin :) Only different region :) All foundations usually are too dark, very pink or orange (do you know someone with orange skin? I don't :) It's impossible to find really light, slightly yellow foundation with some coverage. I loved Estee Lauder DW in Bone, although it's expensive, it was the best foundation. But it was reformulated, the lightest shade is too dark (and orange) now :( The same thing happened with Vichy Dermablend Opal about 5 years ago :( Nothing good can stay in production :( I hate reformulation (because it means destroying good things)
      Nice posting, thanks.

      Delete
  11. Hey you're blog is very interesting and nice :)
    i follow you ^^ can you see my blog ? :)

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  12. I like wearing a sheer foundation all over the face and then using a heavy coverage concealer on problem areas :) this sounds nice!

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    1. Same, it's really refreshing to wear something sheer for a change! :)
      xx

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  13. i swatched the 071 porcelain colour on my neck at kmart and it is such a ridiculous colour - it's pure pink!!! there was no "skintone" about it, no milky colour, no beige, just a bottle of pink foundation. so stupid. i really don't understand why they released that colour.

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    1. I honestly didn't find it that bad, I agree it's definitely on the pink side.. although I wouldn't have said pure pink, but each to their own of course. I doubt a lot of people have that coloured skin!

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  14. I have been using this foundation for around a month now and have to agree, it's your skin but better :) I really like it. xx

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    1. Oh that's great, I'm glad you're enjoying it! :)
      xx

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  15. I just want to say thanks for this review,I've been looking up foundations over the last couple days as I've been looking to change my makeup as I've been in the same routine. I need something lighter I think and this is perfect, will definitely be trying the light porcelain:)

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation


The new Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation has finally reached Australian shores! I was really excited for these to launch, as I'm a huge fan of every other Rimmel London foundation I've tried. The great thing about this new foundation is that it's a new formulation which includes SPF 15. Anything with that added protection get's a plus in my books!

The other great thing about this foundation is that it comes in a whopping 12 shades! That's right, 12! Not 5 shades - 12 shades! That means there is a shade for practically anybody. So, you can see why I'm excited!


I have three of the lighter shades to show you today. My first instinct was to pick the first colour, 010 Light Porcelain. This is the very lightest shade in the range, and I had a feeling this was perfect. I also have 071 Porcelain which is the next lightest up, and then 100 Ivory which is a little bit darker. 


From left to right: 010 Light Porcelain, 071 Porcelain, 100 Ivory



010 Light Porcelain

Like I mentioned before, this was the first one I reached to try. Being the lightest colour with every other brand, I was naturally drawn to the lightest possible shade. After trying it, it was almost too light. When blended, it matches my skin tone almost perfectly. (A little on the lighter side - I'm not complaining though!) After years of having foundation slightly too dark, it was refreshing!



071 Porcelain

This particular shade was pink based, as you can probably see. At first glance, I figured this would be far too pink for me. But, like the first shade, once blended it actually smoothed well into my skin tone, and although it did give me a little more colour than I was used to, it worked well.


200 Ivory

This was the darkest shade I had to try, and my first instinct was to avoid it altogether. It's yellow based, and looked far too dark for my complexion. Once I tried it on my face, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome, and this has since become my favourite shade to wear! It gives the most natural match, which was a shock, as it's the fourth lightest colour in this range!

--

Before I tried it, I'd heard a lot of people commenting on the texture of the formula, saying that the coverage was far too sheer. Upon trying it, I did at first feel the same. The formula is indeed sheer, and certainly does not give the amount of coverage that the Rimmel London Match Perfection Gel Foundation gives.

Upon wearing all the shades for a few days each, and then later on when I started wearing Ivory more than often, I decided I actually really liked the formula. Not only was the colour a perfect match for me, but I found that it was not so much a foundation to cover your skin, but to work with your skin - it gave me the appearance of "my skin but better."

It truly did give my skin an illuminating glow, and really did work well with the texture of my skin. Like I said though, this is a sheer foundation which is meant to work with your skin for a better appearance. I did find with matching the Stay Matte powder that the foundation worked even better, so if you are finding that the formulation is too sheer, this could help the problem.

--

Overall, I'm actually very happy with this foundation. The range of shades are absolutely brilliant, and I would say this is certainly "Match Perfection!" (Pun intended, sorry!)

Although it is sheer, I feel that any skin type could make this work with the right shade, and with a good powder for a finished look.

You can buy the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in it's 12 shade glory for only $17.95 at leading retailers!


This product was kindly provided for my consideration.

33 comments:

  1. I'm looking for a lightweight liquid foundation so I'll check this out :)

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Great! I hope you like it! It's definitely lightweight, but wears well! :)
      xx

      Delete
  2. It seems good, but sadly I need coverage.. Maybe when It'll get warmer.

    Pluiedevelours

    ReplyDelete
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    1. That's fair enough! I hope they make something with the same formulation but with more coverage!
      xx

      Delete
  3. Lovely review, I'm going to have to try this (it's been out for a while in England, why haven't I tried it?!). I like sheer coverage to be honest, so I think this would be perfect for me! All three of the shades you showed look similar in shade, and yet the tones of them are really different - pink based, yellow based... I think Rimmel have really outdone themselves with this foundation!

    Thanks for the great review hun,
    www.whatilovetodayis.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh you should definitely try it then, it definitely sounds like something you would like! :)
      xx

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  4. This sounds great - I must test it out and see how it goes on me! :D x

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  5. I bought this the other day, but didn't see the light porcelain :( I swatched the porcelain but found that it was a bit too pink for my skin, even though I have a pink undertone.

    I'll have to go back and get the light porcelain now!! I also want to try out their matching illuminiser.

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    1. Ohh yes, go back for Light Porcelain, it's a lovely colour! I didn't even know they had illuminiser, I'll have to check that out!
      xx

      Delete
  6. I love the finish of this foundation, although I do prefer more coverage.
    I have the lightest shade, which is too pink for me :/ But definitely is light enough! :)

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    1. I agree, I wish it had more coverage, but hopefully they recreate their original Match Perfection Gel line as well with more shades! The coverage on that one is amazing!
      xx

      Delete
  7. Great review! I've never tried any of the Rimmel foundations but maybe I should since this one is sheer & I don't need that much of a coverage. Maybe I can use this over my BB cream?

    http://nhiarchibald.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh you should, it's great! You could probably use this over BB cream for just a little bit extra in terms of coverage :)
      xx

      Delete
  8. Great review! I think this will definitely be on my list to try (have to finish the other foundation I have first lol)

    Yay for a 'drugstore' brand finally offering a shade LIGHTER than ivory, almost all drugstore ivory shades are too yellow or dark for me!

    I'm currently using Clinique Anti blemish solutions in Alabaster

    xo

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    1. I know right! Ivory is rarely the right shade for me, it makes it really tough! I would like to try Clinique but, I can't bring myself to spend that much haha :P
      xx

      Delete
    2. yeah it is a bit on the expensive side, I admit that it's the 1st High End makeup that I've bought! haha I love it though...if this rimmel one is a perfect match, I'll definitely be switching over! xo

      Delete
  9. I just bought the Light Porcelain and nearly cried when I tried it on! It's my exact match!! First time that's ever happened. hen applied with my fingers I find it too sheer but with my real techniques buffing brush it gives me a good medium coverage. It's also the first foundation that doesn't show my dry patches. Have to say I'm in love with it. I'm just praying it doesn't break me out like the 16 hour lasting finish foundation did. I think I really would cry then ;-)

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    1. Oh yay! I didn't like it when I applied it with my fingers, but I agree, with a buffing brush it looked great!
      I hope they redo their gel line with the same shades, it would be perfection! :)
      Hopefully it doesn't break you out hun!
      xx

      Delete
  10. That's really strange and funny at the same time because everytime when some brand release a makeup with variety of shades for everyone, for our country they always choose middle 5 shades. It's really riddiculous because we are in the center of the Europe and almoust every women has very light skin with pink undertone. We are snow whites :D and they put in stores awful yellow and orange makeups. This can really piss me off :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I know the feeling, they always give Aussies really dark colours because they think we're all crazy tanned... but we aren't! :P

      Delete
    2. Girls, it's similar in my country (middle Europe too, I think we're coming from same country with Aylin :) Only different region :) All foundations usually are too dark, very pink or orange (do you know someone with orange skin? I don't :) It's impossible to find really light, slightly yellow foundation with some coverage. I loved Estee Lauder DW in Bone, although it's expensive, it was the best foundation. But it was reformulated, the lightest shade is too dark (and orange) now :( The same thing happened with Vichy Dermablend Opal about 5 years ago :( Nothing good can stay in production :( I hate reformulation (because it means destroying good things)
      Nice posting, thanks.

      Delete
  11. Hey you're blog is very interesting and nice :)
    i follow you ^^ can you see my blog ? :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like wearing a sheer foundation all over the face and then using a heavy coverage concealer on problem areas :) this sounds nice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same, it's really refreshing to wear something sheer for a change! :)
      xx

      Delete
  13. i swatched the 071 porcelain colour on my neck at kmart and it is such a ridiculous colour - it's pure pink!!! there was no "skintone" about it, no milky colour, no beige, just a bottle of pink foundation. so stupid. i really don't understand why they released that colour.

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    1. I honestly didn't find it that bad, I agree it's definitely on the pink side.. although I wouldn't have said pure pink, but each to their own of course. I doubt a lot of people have that coloured skin!

      Delete
  14. I have been using this foundation for around a month now and have to agree, it's your skin but better :) I really like it. xx

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    1. Oh that's great, I'm glad you're enjoying it! :)
      xx

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  15. I just want to say thanks for this review,I've been looking up foundations over the last couple days as I've been looking to change my makeup as I've been in the same routine. I need something lighter I think and this is perfect, will definitely be trying the light porcelain:)

    ReplyDelete

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