Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation, Concealer & Powder Review

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and Concealer has been such a cult drugstore duo in the last 7 or 8 years and people were going mad for it. However, Rimmel have recently re-branded and repackaged the Wake Me Up range and it is now called Rimmel Lasting Radiance. As a big fan of Wake Me Up, I was excited to try the new formula out.
First up is the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation (£9.99), which just like the Wake Me Up offers a medium coverage, however it is completely buildable if you prefer a fuller coverage. The packaging is very similar to the original, which a glass bottle and an orange lid. I opted for the shade 070 Porcelain which looks rather dark in the bottle so I was a little worried as most brands offer Porcelain as a fair shade, but this looks more light to medium in the packaging. Again, just the like the original it has a pump applicator and it has a feint fruity scent to it. Once applied onto the skin, the colour of the foundation was a lot better, however I still wouldn't say it was 'Porcelain', and it went on really easily and blended out lovely. With regards to skin type, if you have really dry skin, I would definitely recommend using a primer underneath, and if you have really oily skin I would perhaps give this foundation a miss, mainly because it does give a gorgeous glow to the skin, but if you already have oily skin, then this will just enhance that. Overall, I am very impressed with this foundation, and it doesn't feel extremely different to the original, but it certainly leaves my skin looking fresh and glowy and lasts all day long.
Moving on to the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Concealer (£6.99) and again, the original was such a big hit once Zoella declared her love for it back in the day. The packaging is pretty much the same, with a sponge doe-foot applicator making it super quick and easy to apply straight onto the under eye area. I have a little confession, because when I ordered these from Superdrug they didn't have all of the shades uploaded (which I didn't realise at the time) and so I ended up getting shade 050 Nude, when I should have gone for Ivory, so this is a little dark for my under eyes. However, this does give a good amount of coverage, because of course I tried it out regardless of the shade, and it does have an awakening formula due to the inclusion of Vitamin C and radiance pearls that help give an illuminating effect. I had a slight amount of creasing under the eye, but that is my age (oh hell) and I do get that with 99% of concealers. The concealer didn't budge, and it stayed in place, which is definitely what you want from a concealer so again, I am more than happy with this. I just need the right shade!
The other product I messed up with colour-wise was the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Finishing Powder (£7.49), which is available in three shades, and Superdrug had only uploaded one at the time so I thought it only came in the one shade. However, I have the medium-toned finishing powder in the shade 002 Honeycomb, so it is not terrible as I can use this in the Summer when I have a little more colour on my skin. The pan is a little like the Bobbi Brown Brightening Bricks, with different shades and finishes which you can use individually or all at once. I love that there is a shimmer shade in here, and in the meantime I can use these shades as eye shadows. You can use a powder brush to swirl in all the shades and apply as a setting powder, or you can concentrate on the darker shades and use as a bronzer. Again, I am such a fool, and I will definitely have to pick up my correct shade next time I go out of town to a Boots or a Superdrug! 
You can find the Rimmel Lasting Radiance collection in-store and online at Boots.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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