I’ve had such a busy schedule lately and the blog has severed from a lot of neglect. I hope to correct that from today. I think I’ll be reducing the number of posts I make per week just to make it more manageble.
This is foundation I was using quite often last year and most of it is over actually. Sorry for the terrible state it’s in but pumps are so hard to manage. I bought Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation after I read a review online. I wanted something for daywear and wasn’t willing to spend a ton on it.
I got the shade 200 Soft Beige which is a bit lighter than my skintone in some areas like my forehead, so I mixed it with another and used it for those areas. It’s a liquid foundation and the consistency isn’t too thin or runny. It’s very easy to work with. I use a stippling brush to apply it and buff it in.
The finish it gives is a nice satiny one. The foundation gives medium to heavy coverage but I feel that if you apply too much it can look very matte and powdery. Just a thin layer makes it look really even and natural. It claims to adapt to the skin texture and I that it does stay true to this as long as you apply the right amount to give medium coverage. Like I said, too much can look very powdery.
It contains SPF 15 which is ideal for a foundation if you wear it out in the day. But it’s quite unsuitable for flash photography, it can come up too white and ashy.
This lasts pretty well, about 5-6 hours so it’s adequate but not long lasting exactly. I prefer not using this in winters because by sin is very dry and it just looks too powdery on it. I think it will suit people with oily/combination skin better.
The packaging is quite good. The glass bottle is sturdy. The pump is messy but you get a good amount of foundation to work it. It doesn’t spill out in excess. The price really makes this good value for money. I think this is repackaged now, I’m not sure if the formula has changed.
Photos and swatches below!
Name: Match Perfection Foundation
Brand : Rimmel
Colour : 200 Soft Beige
Product Amount : 30ml
Coverage : Medium
Consistency : Liquidy but not too runny
Finish and Texture : Satin but cakey if overapplied
Durability : Starts fading after 5-6 hours.
Fragrance : Not discernible
SPF : SPF 15
Shelf Life : 24 months
Price : Around £7 ~ Rs. 560-600
Available at : Parcos stores
Overall : 3.5/5