Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation review

DSC_6945There has been a lot of love for this foundation from bloggers over the past few weeks, so I decided that a review was in order. I have been wearing this for the past two weeks and have tried it with primers, powders, and different brushes to make sure that I could give a full and detailed review for you guys.

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 16.05.50Shade range: When it comes to shade range, Rimmel’s Match Perfection kicks most other budget foundations in the ass. With 12 shades to pick from, it means that even pale ladies can find a shade to suit them. It even caters for darker skin tones. It is great to finally see budget brands beginning to cater for dark skin tones in Ireland! I can only imagine the pain anyone darker than a beige foundation colour went through!DSC_6951

Packaging. The packaging is a bit of a nuisance. It comes in a 30ml glass bottle, which is painful for carrying around in your handbag or for travelling with. The bottle is actually quite heavy! I really wish makeup brands would do hard plastic bottles or something like that, that makes it easy to carry. It also comes with a plastic pump .

DSC_6953Texture: I found this to be a lot thicker than most other foundations that I have. Yet even though the texture is quite thick, it blends out very well onto the skin to give good coverage. I also found that you really don’t need a lot of this foundation. I know that some people can get their face covered in one pump, but for me three was the magic number, which was a lot less than what I normally use.

mp 1Finish: I found that the finish all depended on how much product you applied. I have read many reviews saying that it is a dewy finish, but I personally found it to be more of a satin finish. It was neither dewy or matte. I know this might sound weird, but I also found that the finish stayed the same throughout the day. Sometimes, foundation can go very dewy or really dry, but this was the same from first application.

Skin Type: 
As you know, I have normal combination skin. at the moment it is a little on the dry side, especially around my lip and forehead area. I really need to give it a good exfoliation. I found that I had no issues with this clinging to dry patches or showing up patchy. I do think that it if your on the oily side, you’re probably better or using a powder, as it can break down a little here.mp 2Coverage: This is a medium coverage foundation, but i found that if you applied a light layer, then let it set and applied another layer, you could get a little more coverage out of it, without it looking cakey. I applied this with the Nima Kabuki brush and find that it gives a really flawless finish. The foundation gives enough coverage to blur out imperfections, but you can still see your freckles.

Lasting Power: This is where Match Perfection really shines. I found that I could wear this for hours with little or no break down. It does wear better when you powder your t zone if you’re anyway oily, but I really found the staying power of this foundation to be super.

mp3Price: At €9.99 you really can’t go wrong with this foundation. I bought it on a 2 for €12 special in Boots, but I honestly think this is a fantastically priced foundation.

Overall, I really quite liked this foundation. I have found myself reaching for it again and again over the past few weeks. Yes there are days when it doesn’t look as well as others, but I find that this is the case with all my foundations. If you’re on the hunt for a budget foundation, I would highly recommend that you give Match Perfection a go. You can buy it from any Rimmel stand or online from Boots here.

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  • Reply
    Zara dWane
    September 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Sinead,

    I’m just wondering what exfoliator you use. I am same as you normal combination skin but my forehead can get quiet dry everywhere else on my face is fine. Sometimes makeup can look patchy on there and I’ve tried all sorts of primers and moisturisers.

    Love your blog and honest opinions.



    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      September 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      I use the philosophy micro delivery peel I love it for an every so often use.

  • Reply
    October 1, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Hello. I was wondering what shade you use?

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      October 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

      I wear classic beige

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