Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review

This post will be a review of the Match Perfection Foundation by Rimmel.

 Rimmel Match Perfection FoundationThis match perfection foundation by Rimmel is not a new one, but it is one I have only quite recently started using and it’s actually a lot better than I was first expecting.

I picked it up a few months back when it was on a special offer price in one of the high street stores, and it’s been one of the best “budget” finds I have ever used.

The shade I use is 100 Ivory, the second shade in the range, and even on my naturally pale skin tone, it blends in beautifully with my skin with no hint of orange what-so-ever which is lovely, as that is a problem I have, even with some of my favourite foundations!

This foundation gives a light to medium coverage, but is also completely buildable depending on whether you like a very light natural look, or more of a heavier coverage.

It’s classed as a “light perfecting radiance foundation” which I do completely agree with. Don’t let this statement put you off trying this foundation if you have combination skin though, as that is my skin type and I don’t find it too shiny or oily looking at all.

Admittedly it can look quite shiny when first applied, but I find after a couple of minutes when it has settled onto the skin a little, and then set with powder, the shine disappears, but without making your skin look too matte.

Consistency wise it can seem a little thin when you first apply it – quite possibly why it looks a little wet/shiny when first applied – but this makes it very easy to get a very thin, even coverage if that’s your desired look, or if you want a slightly more full coverage then it easily glides onto the skin without sitting in any lines or looking patchy unlike some other foundations which seems to dry the second they are applied to the skin, making them very tricky to blend into the skin to get the more even/flawless coverage. This I have absolutely no problems blending into the skin.

One of the things I really really like about this foundation (not including everything listed above) is the packaging. It has a pump!

I really dislike when you find an amazing foundation and there is no pump on the bottle, so you either have to try and find/buy a pump top that fits, or end up with the daily struggle of trying to pour out just the right amount, and then it becomes a complete and total nightmare when the foundation level gets quite low.

This has a fabulous pump, which seems to pump out exactly the right amount of product with each full pump press, but you can also just press it a little and just a little will come out without it going all over the place.

Over all I am really impressed with this Rimmel foundation!

It retails at around £6.99 full price, but you can quite often find it on offer also.

Have you ever tried this foundation? What are your thoughts/opinions on it?

Can you recommend any other budget price foundations you love?

Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. zoe lianne

    February 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    This is my favourite foundation! I have repurchased it so many times, its a great match for my skin tone and it sets so lovely! lovely review 🙂 xx

    1. Kammitted

      February 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      I can’t believe I had never tried it before, and even when I did I was never really excited to try it…. really can’t get over how much I love it now though!! Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 xx

  2. emma

    February 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    i have had my eye this for while i have seen some really good reviews i think i am definitely going to pick this up next i see it

    1. Kammitted

      February 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Really do 🙂 you can get some good offers on Rimmel makeup too so keep an eye out! Let me know how you get on if you do decide to get it! 🙂 x

  3. Carrie

    February 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve never tried this foundation. Sounds like it may take a bit of practice to get the finish you want. It’s great that it has shades for pale skin which can be a problem with drugstore foundations. I love Bourjois Healthy Mix…x

    1. Kammitted

      February 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Yeah it would depend how much you needed to build it to get the coverage you wanted, and then how much powder you needed over the top to set it as to what finish you got. Well worth a shot if it’s on offer though! I am ususally the palest shade in foundations and even then they can sometimes still be too dark for me…. this one I wasn’t even the palest! xx

  4. Katy d

    February 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I bought this fairly recently and it’s quickly become one of my absolute favourites – I’ve got the shade even paler than this which is just perfect for my skin.

    Katy xx

    1. Kammitted

      February 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      It’s really good isn’t it! I am not usually a fan of cheap foundations but this one is great 🙂 I could probably get away with the paler one too to be honest. I like the range of shades they have 🙂 xx

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