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Friday, 7 September 2012

The perfect match

When it comes to make-up, foundation is always a tricky subject. So many women strive for the 'perfect' complexion, whatever the hell that is. I'll level with you now, I am not looking for the 'perfect' complexion because there is no such thing, instead I'm searching for improvement. Everyone has their own skin type and make-up should enhance your features, not change them to match an 'ideal'. However, most foundations I have tried don't seem to 'enhance' my complexion very well. The last foundation I used 'Bourjois healthy mix serum', was ok. It gave me good coverage but after a while, hello Mr shine! 'Benefit playsticks' also used to be a favourite but when my skin was a little dried out in winter it wasn't the best (I should probably mention I have quite oily skin, which can be prone to dryness in cold weather). This time I consulted the Internet and found, from great reviews, 'Rimmel match perfection cream gel' foundation.

I was a little apprehensive-I've not tried a gel foundation before, and was concerned that it wouldn't hide shine, look obvious and not last all day. I was pleasantly surprised when I applied-it gave my skin a creamy, matte texture without looking to cakey. It even passed the 'changing room test'-I felt happy with my skin under the drab, unflattering lights. With a little help from 'Rimmel match perfect primer', it stayed on for hours, I didn't even have to powder my nose once for any shine. It is one of the best foundations I have used. The best part? The price-£6.99.

The verdict? Worth every penny, this excels foundations that are much more expensive. I can't compare it to BB creams though-I'm yet to dip my toe in the water, so to speak. Who knows, maybe that will be my next beauty adventure!

Have a great weekend.

NG <3


  1. I use this powder! It's great and I have never disappointed on it :D


  2. Nice review!

  3. Oohhh I've yet to try this foundation in a cream/gel consistency! Great review, might check it out later on.

    xoxo, Taibah

  4. Loved your review! Such great pics. So natural and pretty.

  5. Ooh, you look absolutely stunning - what a flawless, natural look. Beautiful!! :)

  6. Pretty! Have u tried the revlon colorstay whipped foundation? :)


  7. Wowww...great review!! You look stunningly beautiful :)
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  8. Thanks for your comment!
    Nice blog :)
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  9. You look very pretty and natural!

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  11. I will have to try that foundation.

  12. Very pretty!

  13. yes really great! you are so beautiful too
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  14. Your skin looks amazing! It doesn't even look like you're wearing makeup. I would like to try this one, I only hope it won't make me break out, as my skin tends to be somewhat sensitive.

  15. Such fantastic pictures !
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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment :)
    You have a great blog! Love this review, I ave the same problem, I think I should try this one now :)
    Daniella x

  17. Great review, this foundation does look really good on you !

  18. I've been searching for foundation forever, I just can't seem to commit
    This one sounds perfect though and looks lovely on you
    What a great review

  19. Great necklace! :)

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  20. oooooh you've actually convinced me to go out and buy this tomorrow!!!!! Is it good for oily/combination skin?

    HANNAH †

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    1. Yeah, I have quite oily skin, especially this time of year and it gave a great matte appearnce with little shine without look too cakey like other matte foundations. Obviously powder helped alot :) <3

  21. you look stunning girl <3 love your denim vest!

    Alexa <3

  22. you have beautiful skin so you don't need so much make up, lovely ! I am following you now, hope so you follow me back!

  23. I gave up with Foundation ages ago. Nothing goes with my skin. Your complexion looks stunning in these pictures!

  24. I have the same necklace! It's so pretty! :D

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life


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