I've finally hit that point in the year where all of my foundations are too dark to suit my skin tone. So, I've been on a mission to find something to avoid dreaded 'tide-lines' and keep my skin looking flawless during winter.
Without doubt, the much-talked-about Rimmel Match Perfection foundation was the obvious choice and after swatching it in store, I took it home hoping that it would do exactly what it said on the bottle - 'completely conceal imperfections with no foundation line'. I'm a huge advocate for the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, however the light reflective particles leave you at risk of looking like a glitter-ball Edward Cullen during the winter. However, this was certainly my favourite high-street foundation... up until now. Rimmel's Match Perfection is absolutely gorgeous...
First of all, I think the packaging is lovely. Rimmel have got it right in a chic glass bottle with an attractive cobalt blue lid. It is available in a massive 11 different shades, which is very impressive for a high street brand, particularly one which is designed to adapt to your own skin tone. I chose 100 Ivory, which is the second lightest shade and I find it really does adapt to my own colouring, leaving my skin looking lovely and natural all day long. The coverage is fantastic and doesn't feel heavy or sticky on the skin once it has dried, which I've found with the Lasting Perfection Foundation. This isn't a high coverage foundation, but it will even out your skin tone, cover any small blemishes and minor redness: if you've got a good concealer, you've got nothing to worry about. In terms of finish, none of my foundations are particularly matte and I'm definitely a girl who likes my skin to have that 'glow'. The Match Perfection Foundation definitely ticks this box and is 'enhanced with sapphire radiance', which gives a gorgeous satin finish that really lasts. I can't speak for dry skin types, but for those with normal/oily skin this will last you for a good 7-8 hours with a primer and only a little less without one. Finally, it also has SPF 18 which I always look for in a foundation. For a high street foundation which costs only £6.99, this really has it all. Rimmel, you've done it again.