Apr 19, 2011

foundation overview #9: Rimmel Match Perfection foundation & concealer

because i heard such great  reviews about the new (?) Match Perfection Concealer by Rimmel i bought it to try and also the foundation that goes with it.

the Match Perfection Foundation contains 30ml and costs something about 12-13€.
it claims to adapt to your skin in tone and texture with the Smart-Tone® technology, creating a perfectly flawless natural finish. it also claims to have an Oxygen Complex to let your skin breathe and an spf of 15.
it comes in a glass pump bottle, the pump is very precise. i bought it in the lightest shade, #100 Ivory which is a medium light neutral shade and matches my NC20-25 skin. it doesn't darken or oxidize on me, but also i don't notice a big tone-adapting effect.
the texture is a thick liquidy consistency, it blends out easily and evenly. it has a strong sweet perfumy scent.
i always apply it with the BeautyBlender sponge and achieve a light to medium coverage with it. it sets quite fast and is not very buildable. it feels light on my skin, not weightless-light, but also not noticeable.
the finish is a bit dull right after application, but becomes more of a silky sheen 15-30 minutes later. after 4-5 hours my oils break through and blend in with the foundation to a dewy (but not greasy) finish. i have quite oily skin with enlarged pores and find that it lasts quite well on me. after 10h and no touch ups at all i still have a good and even coverage and a satin-dewy finish. it doesn't creep into my pores or fine lines.
all in all, i must say that this foundation is much better than i have expected, but still doesn't stand out to me.

one drop of: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory + MAC Pro Longwear NC20
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory right after application
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory 10 minutes after application

this is how it looks applied, foundation only here ;)

the Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer contains 7ml and costs about 7€. it's a 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter and claims to banish signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area. it also has an oxygen complex to let the skin breathe. it comes in a squeeze tube with a built in brush applicator (which automatically closes up when you put on the outer cap).
i bought the lightest shade also, #010 Ivory. it's a light, pink based shade. it also has the same sweet perfumy scent like the foundation, but not as strong.
i don't like the brush applicator that much, it's a bit too stiff for me and only applies streaks. you surely need to do some refinish with your fingertips or a small fluffy brush to blend it out. also i find such applicators unhygienical and hard to clean.
the texture of the concealer is quite thick and creamy, but it feels fresh and watery. it blends out quite dry and has a silicone-y matte finish. it's also pretty sheer and doesn't add much to my dark circles. i like a creamy, moist finish much better with under eye concealers. i also don't notice a highlighter/illuminating effect with this, so i haven't tried it as a highlighter-only product on other areas than under eye. am i doing something wrong?
it doesn't crease into my laughing lines, though. i'm not very impressed with the concealer, maybe i have to try it further, but it doesn't beat my drugstore concealer of choice: the Manhattan Wake Up Concealer (or i could layer them both...).

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory right after application.
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory after 10 minutes
without concealer
with Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory

with Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation & Concealer.

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