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Indeed, where has it been.

This arrived last week from the lovely Dee of Viva Adonis after we organised a swop. I had seen too many blog posts about it on the net singing it’s praises to ignore it but of course, I couldn’t track it down here. After checking with Rimmel Middle East, who sadly told me it won’t be released here (tsk!) I decided drastic measures had to be taken (a tweet to Dee).

All of the blog posts raving about this have been spot on as I absolutely adore this foundation. I’m talking deep love and meaninglful adoration here, a thing not usually seen on this blog (Well that’s a lie, I’ve loved the last 2 foundations I’ve tried but a girl can never have too many foundations).

The texture is beautiful and quite melty. It feels nice and light on the skin and blends very well. I’m using the fairest shade which is 100 Ivory, and luckily it’s absolutely spot on. What I really like about this is that it works with my actual skin. By that I mean instead of creating a layer on top of your skin, it seems to almost lift the complexion and work with the nasties you already have, in my case redness and pigmentation. The result? A flawless skin-like finish. Anything else I’ve left out? Oh yes, it lasts a bajillion years. Seriously. When I sit down at the end of the day to take off my makeup it’s still there and it looks the same. A complete bloody revelation.

The price point is stonkingly good value too at 8.99GBP/10.95EURO and the packaging is divine. It’s got a bright orange lid for god’s sake!

I’ve been using this with my Real Techniques buffing brush and so far so amazing-ness. If you have’t tried it and you can easily get your hands on it, then do it! Do it now.

The End.


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  • Reply Katie

    I’ve heard a few mixed reviews of this, but this has swayed me to try it out. Off to Boots!

    April 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Masha Litvinovich Eaves

    LOVE reading ur reviews <3
    and yeah.. I'm so keen to try it, hope they have it here in Australia

    April 8, 2012 at 5:23 am
  • Reply Lavinia

    Hello! I would really need your advice 🙂
    I have to choose between this foundation and Flower Power….Perfection sorry by Bourjois. They both seem to be amazing and it’s hard for me to choose.
    I don’t have many imperfections on my skin….just a little bit of redness on my cheeks and near my nose and a few spots now and then. Therefore, it seems like and don;t need a full coverage, but I cannot help it….I just like a little bit more coverage for that flawless look.
    It’s hard to describe my skin tipe…. I think I have a sensitive skin, some dry patches on my cheeks and forehead, it’s hard to moisturise my skin cause it’s gettin a little bit oily after a while and I get some breakouts. So, I usually alternate my moisturisers. Right now I’m using coconut oil and i like it. By the way, it would be nice to hear your opinion about it 🙂
    Anyway, I should get to the point. Flower Perfection seems to be great, but Wake me up is cheaper… I read some reviews about it and some people said it’s to shimmery, or it causes breakouts after a while. I think it would help if you would make a video tutorial to see how it looks on your skin.
    Well, enough said, I just needed you to compare these to little wonders to see which is best 🙂
    Thank you!
    Have a nice evening! 🙂

    April 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Lavinia

    oh, I forgot. I usually use foundation for my dark circles cause I don’t like to use much coverage. Could you tell me which one covered the dark circles (if it did)?

    April 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Dee

    So glad you liked it! I need to get my hands on that buffing brush x

    April 12, 2012 at 1:54 am
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