Friday, 5 February 2016

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer Review

I decided to review this product because one of my followers on Tumblr asked me to. I went out and bought that product and have been trying it out for around a fortnight now. I heard about this product a while ago now when the whole Rimmel Wake Me Up range first came out. I have wanted to try it since then but it has always just been something that I forgot to pick up.

I wanted to try this fairly to see if it does stand up to my MAC Studio Fix Concealer which is what I compare everything to. I know it probably isn’t fair to peg a high-street concealer to a high end one with a large price tag, but to me the MAC is perfect and I want other concealers to work as well as this one.

I used this in the same way I normally use concealer and that is under my foundation to cover my dark circles. That is normally the only time I use concealer, I am quite lucky not to suffer from blemishes so my only need for concealer is definitely my dark circles. I work long hours and it really does show around my eyes which is normally why I use such a high coverage concealer.

I applied a thin layer of my Smashbox Photo Ready Primer. Then I applied 4 small dots of this under each eye and gently blended it in with a MAC 130 Small Duo Fibre Blending brush. With just using this I could see that it had not covered all my darkness. Vast majority had been covered but in areas where it is a particular dark shade of purple it was still visible.

I then went on to apply my Normal foundation, which at the moment is the YSL Touché Clat Foundation. I applied this with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I used small buffing motions throughout my whole face, and under the eyes I gently pat the foundation over the concealer to try not to move the concealer too much.

I found that no matter how gently I applied my foundation on top of my concealer it appeared to move the concealer that was already there, making me dark circles more visible. With just the concealer on top of my skin if you look closely into a mirror you could see the product just sat there, it didn’t look like it had blended in at all.

So, I thought that I would try it the other way around and apply this concealer over the top of my foundation to conceal and brighten. I blended it out using a damp Beauty Blender. Then I used the Rimmel .... Setting Powder in translucent to set it I place. Which did seem to work better but again all of my darkness wasn’t concealed.

After a few hours wear this product I found held up really well and looked exactly the same as it had hours before when it was first applied. However, throughout the day I found that it seemed to break up. it appeared as though there were tiny cracks in the product. This was only showing on the places where the concealer was applied.

I then went back in with the setting powder and a small touch up brush and it did seem to rectify the problem, but it kept happening throughout the day.

In general I find this to be a great product which is really good value for money. I will continue to use this but whether I repurchase it is a different question!

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