Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, £5.49 (HERE)
I normally get so excited about a product a few days after I buy it and can’t wait to write a review; then I carry on using the product and most of the time I continue to like it, but sometimes I actually start to dislike it. Because of that, I’m trying to wait at least 2 weeks before reviewing a product I think I really like, just so I’m 100% sure about it; if I do change my mind about it afterwards, at least I gave it a good go. And this is exactly why I’m reviewing this concealer today, nearly 2 months after buying it.
This is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, Rimmel’s first full coverage concealer, which is packed full of vitamins and peptides to help brighten and illuminate the under eye area with an instant anti-fatigue effect. It’s also supposed to provide full coverage on spots and blemishes, and it’s available in 4 shades – Ivory, True Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige; the shade I have is Classic Beige, which is a good colour match for my current NC30 paler skin tone.
The concealer comes in a clear lipgloss-like tube with a dome applicator, which I particularly like because it’s easy to control the amount of product dispensed. Over-applying concealer is usually one of the biggest makeup mistakes that I was certainly guilty of in the past. The colour scheme is the same as the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, which I’ve reviewed HERE.
Shades & Undertones
There are only 4 shades available, which is appalling; unless you have a light to medium skin tone, you won’t be happy with this concealer. My skin tone ranges from MAC NC35 to NC30; I’m currently NC30 and the shade Classic Beige, which is the second darkest shade, is a good colour match for me. Most shades are also quite yellow-toned, apart from True Ivory, which looks like it has a pink tinge to it.
Formulation & Consistency
This concealer is creamy, but not thick; if you’ve ever tried Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, it’s like a thinned down version of that. It can feel quite slippery when applied to the face, and if over-applied, it becomes difficult to blend, so do not over-apply! Rimmel claims it can be used on spots, blemishes and under the eyes; I, particularly, found it awful under the eyes as it’s too slippery, it settles into my fine lines and throughout the day it starts to melt away.
On redness, however, I found this concealer to be exceptional! I have very dry skin and one of my biggest struggles is to find concealers that cover up redness and pigmentation without clinging to my dry patches or making my skin look flaky; I use this concealer around my nose (redness) and on my cheeks (pigmentation), blending with my fingers with a dabbing motion, until the concealer fully sinks into the skin.
This is one of the best all-round concealer for redness and pigmentation that I’ve ever tried! It’s not perfect, especially if you want something totally full coverage, and if you have oily skin; but it’s affordable and it’s worth a try if you’re looking for something with a medium coverage, or if you like the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer, but want something a bit less heavy that that.
My advice is to dab it into the skin; if you rub it in, this concealer tends to sit on the surface, sliding and melting when you touch the area where you applied it. I’d highly recommend setting it with a powder, and my favourite is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, which can be found HERE.
On the pictures you can see that this concealer really brightened my under-eye area without looking fake or off-tone; you can also see that I made the mistake of applying too much product, so it was really difficult to make it ‘disappear’ into the skin. I wouldn’t recommend this concealer for under the eyes if you have really dark circles, but I would definitely recommend it for redness and pigmentation.
Have you ever tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer? Did you like it? Share your experiences below!Product: Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer Price: £5.49 Shades: Ivory, True Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige Availability: Boots (HERE)