If there’s one thing that my blog lacks, then it’s drugstore beauty!
Which makes absolutely no sense to me because if there’s one thing that I very much enjoy, it’s spending a descent amount of time roaming through a drugstore and discovering a heap load of new and interesting products.
A couple of weeks ago, I took the time and had a good mooch around Boots, hoping to discover some new beauty favourites.
Whilst in there, I decided to stop by the Rimmel makeup counter, as I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things about Rimmel lately.
From the Rimmel counter, I decided to pick up a Rimmel True Match Foundation, as I’ve been hearing non-stop how amazing this drugstore foundation is from some of my favourite beauty influencers online for a very long time… and because of this, I thought that it was about time that I tried this (reportable’y) amazing foundation out for myself.
With that, I also decided to pick up another relatively new product, and that is the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara, as I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product too! Whilst browsing over the counter I also came across a Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder in the shade Translucent, which I really wanted to try out, as I use setting powders frequently but never one from a drugstore brand! And for my brows, the Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder also took my fancy, as I saw Victoria (from IntheFrow), using it in one of her recent videos, and I really liked how she used it and how her brows ending up looking afterwards.
Swatches: True Match Foundation (Light Porcelain) • Match Perfection Loose Powder (Translucent) • Brow Shake Filling Powder (Medium Brown) • Volume SHAKE Mascara (Black)
Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powder
Shade: 002 Medium Brown
I actually really like this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for something to (temporarily) fill in the gaps in their brows.
Unfortunately for me, I brought this filling powder in quite a dark shade, especially when considering the fact that I have very light hair. Therefore I have to use a very light hand when applying this product – just to basically ensure that my brows don’t end up looking ridiculously heavy and dark. Otherwise this is a really good product and one that I actually really enjoy using!
One other thing that I feel you must be aware of before purchasing this product, is that it’s main purpose and design is for filling in brows only… it isn’t the type of product that you’d choose to use if you need to draw and outline the shape of your brows NOR would you choose to use this product if you had no brows whatsoever!
Rimmel True Match Foundation
Shade: 010 Light Porcelain
I can confirm that this is a really nice drugstore foundation, and one that I would happily use if my makeup budget was running a little low. As this foundation blends incredibly easily, with either a buffing brush, a duo-fibre brush or even with my absolute favourite and preferred application method; the BeautyBlender or a blending sponge!
It gives the skin a nice medium coverage, and with that, evens out an uneven skin tone pretty well. Although, I would personally say that I find the use of a concealer to still be necessary, because my under-eyes are still pretty dark and need a little bit more of a ‘pick me up’ shall we say. The finish of this foundation is also really nice, as it’s sort of dewy but then it’s also sort of matte, so you almost get the best of both worlds.
Another thing worth taking notice of, is that this foundation has an SPF of 20, which is of course a great thing for a foundation to include. With this SPF factor, I have also noticed that throughout the day and over a duration of time of wearing this foundation, it does oxidise slightly, making it one that you will want to blend down to your neck.
Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder – Translucent
Setting my foundation with a loose setting powder or at least a powder of some sort has now become a normal for me when doing my makeup in the morning. If I don’t set my foundation with a powder, my makeup will never feel quite ‘right’ and I always feel a little bit conscious of how my makeup is wearing and what it will look like it a couple of hours of wear.
To pair with the Rimmel True Match Foundation, I decided to pick up the Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder, as this seemed to be the most ideal product available at the time. I should also quickly mention that this is just a setting powder, so it isn’t going to add any extra coverage, affect the colour of your skin or the tone of your foundation. With it being a loose powder it will mattify the appearance of your skin, so if you have quite dry skin (like me) then be sure to use this with a lighter hand or at least moisturise regularly to ensure that these types of products won’t enhance your skins dryness.
Overall, I would have to say that this is a good product, and one that I would happily pick up if I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on a luxury branded loose setting powder of some sort OR if I was looking to try this technique out for the first time.
In all honesty, I couldn’t sit here and say that this is an amazing, life changing product because it’s not (in my opinion). It’s certainly a good product, don’t get me wrong – especially when considering the fact that it’s affordable and from a drugstore BUT it’s nothing amazing and certainly not one that I could happily rave about. Sure, it’s fit for purpose, as it will set my under eye concealer well and the rest of my face. It will take away that tacky feeling, that I have experienced from the Rimmel True Match Foundation but that’s about it.
Volume SHAKE Mascara (Black)
Claims: Stays Clump-Free
The Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara is in my opinion a really nice product.
As it gives the lashes length and definition, with just a touch of volume and a nice flattering curl.
I really like the style of this mascara’s packaging… because it’s completely different to anything that I’ve ever used before and actually I really like having to do something to my mascara before applying it to my lashes (is that weird?). I guess, I just like having to do something to my mascara before using it because it makes me feel like I’m actually aiding with the effectiveness of my mascara and in turn my actual makeup and how it looks, if you know what I mean?
As I’m sure you’ve probably noticed, this mascara is called ‘Volume Shake’, and I can tell you that it’s called Shake for a very important reason… and that reason is that you do actually have to shake this mascara up and down before using it!
Rimmel say that their ‘patented shaker system, means that you can refresh the volumising formula whenever it’s necessary, as the shaker technology also claims to help keep the mascara itself fresher for longer, whilst also ensuring that your mascara’s formula will remain clump-free.
Regardless of what Rimmel say about this mascara though, I really like it because it’s very comfortable to use and it’s makes my lashes look really pretty and very fluttery in appearance. I would also have to say that the brush head itself gets my seal of approval because it’s chunky but not massive, and it fits into the shape of my lashes just right. I really like the fact that the brush head itself is synthetic too, as hairy bristled mascara wands are my favourite ones out of them all! And whether this is to do with that shaker technology, you know I couldn’t say for sure, but this mascara honestly coats each and everyone of my lashes effortlessly and OH SO evenly! I couldn’t believe it when I first caught sight of my lashes in the mirror, I was very impressed.
Overall, I HAVE to tell you that this is a great mascara, regardless of whether it was luxury branded or drugstore I will be considering repurchasing this particular mascara in the future I’m sure. The shaker technology, which you know baffles me, is also pretty neat, as my lashes honestly appear practically clump free (apart from built up volume of course) and I also remember being completely gob smacked when I saw my lashes after using this mascara for the first time because I couldn’t believe how lovely but dramatic they appeared!
What are your thoughts on the products featured in this post, are there any others that you think I may enjoy using, and therefore should check out?!