Thursday, 2 July 2015

Rimmel Wake Me Up Range

Rimmel is quite possibly my favourite drugstore brand. Although I don't love everything they have, it's probably the brand I own the most of and I do find myself reaching for Rimmel products more frequently. The Wake Me Up range wasn't always a favourite of mine, owing to the more dewy finish, but my skin has recently become a lot less oily, so I'm enjoying reaching for some new products. Rimmel also recently launched the new Wake Me Up mascara in Australia, so I thought it was high time for a review of the whole range.
1. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation ($19.95) in 100 Ivory

I did a little review of this foundation as part of my Ace Yo' Base series a little while ago and my opinion hasn't really changed. Even when my skin was oilier, this foundation gave a nice glow without making me too greasy. It's the perfect winter foundation as it contains peptides and a vitamin complex to leave skin looking fresh and radiant. Now that my skin has dried out a little, this has been a regular favourite of mine.
2. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer ($14.95) in 010 Ivory

Who doesn't love a good concealer? Especially one that hides dark circles and makes you look fresh and flawless. Like the foundation, this contains peptides and a vitamin complex to help hide under-eye bags. It's a little thicker than I like in a concealer and does tend to crease if it isn't set but I love it because it really does mask the dark circles that are the bane of my existence. With this concealer, less is definitely more!

I don't think I'll ever get sick of BB creams, they're perfect for me because I love lighter coverage but still want something that's going to even out my skin tone and hide any redness or blemishes. This is a fairly new addition to the Wake Me Up range but it's a favourite of mine. I do find that it tends to separate through the day if you set with powder so I just leave it to do it's radiant, glowy thing. I also love the shade range. I find a lot of drugstore BB creams come in a range of orange shades but these are more natural, it's refreshing to see some actual skin tone shades!

This is the latest addition to the Wake Me Up range and has only been out in Australia for a few weeks. It's so new that I couldn't find a link on the Rimmel Australia website! I love everything from the packaging (which is similar to the Rimmel Argan Oil Mascara but in green), to the wand to the fresh cucumber scent. The brush is a little tricky to get used to because it's got an hourglass shape but it's good for getting into the smaller lashes. The formula is clump free and easy to layer and I think that this mascara is an all-round winner. My favourite part though is definitely the cucumber scent, most mascaras smell a lot like burnt rubber so it's a nice touch.
What are your favourites from the Wake Me Up range?

Dani xx


  1. Sounds so good! I've wanted to try the foundation for ages but was worried it wouldn't suit my oily/combo skin. I love the concealer though, so good! Must try the mascara, I'm a sucker for a good hourglass wand! XX

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

  2. Wow the mascara smells like cucumber! Definitely want to try that one out! :)

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  3. I'm not sure if anyone oily would like the foubdation, might be a tad too glowy! I agree about the concealer, it's one of the better drugstore ones I think and the mascara is growing on me.

  4. I can definitely recommend giving it a go! It's one of the more unique mascaras I've tried

  5. I love the foundation from this range but the BB cream and I didn't get along haha. I have been looking at the concealer and the mascara is new to me I don't think I have even seen it out and about! I have oily skin and even though the foundation is dewy I just love the finish but don't find it that bad on my skin throughout the day I'm not a total oil slick if I use a primer and set it with powder. Great post Hun.

    Nicole xo |

  6. I really like Rimmel as well, they're so reasonably priced and I'm tempted to pick more of their stuff up while they're 50% off! I bought like 4 of their new nail polishes haha... :P The cucumber scent is so weird but cool haha! The Wake me Up foundation was actually my first liquid foundation and I got a bit of an off shade haha, but I do remember really liking it!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.


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