Everyone has favourite products from a brand and I am no exception so as I was tidying my makeup the other day I realised that I hadn’t actually shared with you many brand favourites posts like this one is going to be! As the majority of my makeup is drugstore I thought I would start with one that I use on a nearly daily basis, so here is my top 5/best of Rimmel.
First of all I have to start with the Wake Me Up Fondation, mine is in the shade 010 Light Porcelain, the joy of pale skin. I have to stand up and applaud Rimmel for this gem, a drugstore brand that actually takes into account the Caspers among us. (Raises hand.) Pretty much all their foundation formulas come in Light Porcelain which makes me so happy because I don’t have to stick to one single foundation, I have a choice, even if this is my favourite. I do have to say those shops, the smaller Boots and Superdrugs I’m looking at you, that don’t put out the lightest shade though really annoy me… Back to the foundation. The consistency of this is really nice, to me it has a sort of a watery gel feel to it, (not in bad way,) which makes it easy to apply. My application method is usually with my RealTechniques Expert Face Brush, which I use in circular motions to buff the foundation into the skin. Wake Me Up gives a medium to full coverage finish – medium with just one layer but fuller with two, though it takes longer to achieve the flawless finish using two layers – the foundation also has some shimmer or light reflecting qualities which help you get that youthful, fresh faced look.
While the orange cap and pump may seem to be a tad to bright, I can’t deny that it is the sort of colour that would ‘Wake You Up’ so I see where they’re going with that, but I would be much more at home with a less neon colour though I can’t complain for the price. The container is actually glass so is rather sturdy, though again slightly let down by the lid as it has been known, on occasions, to come off in my bag… Other than that really I can’t see why you wouldn’t like this.
If you’re looking for a mascara forget all that Argan Oil nonsense and go with Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. The fibre wand on this is an hourglass shape which means it makes contact with the inner and outer corner lashes, giving them definition and volume. I love having jet black lashes and this gives me just that. For packaging it isn’t revolutionary, it’s pretty normal, a sort of oddly shaped tube you twist to reveal the wand.
Stay Matte Powder probably isn’t something that I need to go into too much detail about; it is a matte powder that sets makeup like a dream and is a bloggers cult item to many. The plastic packaging is sturdy and will keep it safe through a couple of drops, I am one of the clumsiest people you may ever know and I may or may not have dropped this countless times…
Next is something that I searched for aaaages to find this the Nude eyeliner it was out of stock for so long but, as you can see I found it! I love this eyeliner, it can take me from zombie to alive simply by lining my waterline, how can I not have owned this sooner? It makes no sense.
My final ‘best of’ product from Rimmel is fairly new to me, it is their gel liner. Considering I am not the greatest at liner as it is, this has really aided my liner application. It is an opaque black so when I apply it I have no need to keep going over the line which I would inevitably mess up. I usually apply this with my RealTechniques Silicon Liner Brush which is one of my favourite liner brushes.