Rimmel London Foundation, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Rimmel. I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t something or other from the brand kickin’ around in my makeup bag. ‘Birthday Suit’ was my nude lipstick of choice during my early twenties, and I’ve long been a fan of the Lasting Finish 25-hour foundation. Rimmel offers that perfect mix of affordability and performance that you want from a drugstore brand, and the latest offerings are no exception.
Rimmel London Match Perfection Liquid Foundation
The thing I love most about Rimmel foundations is the color match – for me, 103 True Ivory is perfect. In saying that, even if you had to mix a couple of shades together, I still think the newly reformulated Match Perfection is a winner.
The coverage is medium and build-able where you need it, but it’s super comfortable to wear because of its weightless texture. Don’t you all love a foundation that doesn’t feel like a foundation? The formula includes soft-focus powders for a pore blurring effect, but it doesn’t dry powdery or cling to uneven patches. The 24-hour moisture complex really works to hydrate and protect the skin. I’ve never had more questions about what foundation I’m wearing, which is always a good sign. If other people are commenting on my skin, I know it must be good!
Fix and Protect Makeup Primer
I like that this primer feels more like a moisturizer or serum. It sinks into the skin rather than forming a thick, silicone-y barrier. Unfortunately, it was no match for my perpetually oily nose, and by 3 pm, it was an oil slick as per normal. I won’t hold that against it because it did the job marvelously on the rest of my face. It gives your skin a lovely glow when worn alone and really did improve my foundation’s longevity everywhere but my nose – maybe I need to apply more product there, who knows (pun intended).
Overall this is a light-diffusing, glow-enhancing foundation/primer combo that I would recommend for all skin types. If you’re after flawlessly hydrated skin, then give Rimmel Match Perfection ago.