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Wake Up & Glow!

26 Apr

If you didn’t know, I started a new job about 7 months ago… a FULL on job. It’s fast paced with long hours and sometimes I find myself up at the crack of dawn and need to make myself presentable for the 10-12 hours ahead, without the aid of my beloved 8-hours beauty sleep.

Thank heavens for the new Wake Me Up Foundation from Rimmel London, a liquid foundation that instantly re-awakens skin with a healthy, radiant looking glow,whilst also helping to minimise signs of premature ageing. No matter how little hours sleep I had last night, this anti-fatigue foundation immediately helps to eliminate visible signs of tiredness. I should know… it’s been my saviour many a time.

The other reason I love this foundation is because it’s a multi-tasking beauty product, as the foundation is also imparted with illuminating particles. When I only have 15 mins to get my face on in the morning, this foundation is all I need to look “alive” with its radiance pearls to help illuminate skin with a gorgeous, healthy-looking glow. And not an oil slick kind of glow… no no no. It’s a natural ‘I look this good when I wake up’ kind of glow. I sometimes I even wear this foundation without powder over the top to take advantage of the dewy glow (SHOCK HORROR!), and I’ve never looked in the mirror and thought, ewwww look at that oily t-zone.

The foundation’s light, smooth texture glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less coverage with an even, flawless, natural-looking finish, not mask-like. Effortlessly easy to blend and immediately moisturises so skin feels hydrated all day, Wake Me Up also feels so lightweight and comfortable that I don’t even notice I’m wearing it.

But wait! There’s more… the high-tech formulation features peptides, which helps increase skin elasticity, so it can recover and bounce back more quickly. As a result, my skin looks more radiant and fresh. Finally (and most importantly), Wake Me Up Foundation is the first Rimmel foundation to contain an SPF 15 to help protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays. BIG TICK!

There are 5 shades in the range, and I found that I matched well to 103 True Ivory AND 303 True Nude, which is a little bit darker but would be a summer colour for me. The glass bottle is a little bit on the risky side (as in slip and smash risk :P), but it gives it a luxurious feel, and with the added advantage of a pump top (my fave) I am very very impressed with the overall packaging and performance of this product.

Wake Me Up Foundation is AU $19.95 and available now from from David Jones, Kmart, Target, Coles, Big W, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Priceline pharmacy and selected pharmacies nationally. For stockists please call 1800 812 663.

I was kindly sent these products for consideration, as per my disclosure statement, this did not influence my opinion in any way and all reviews are of my own honest opinion.

Bourjois healthy mix concealer

3 Jul

I purchased the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer when Priceline had the 50% off Bourjois products and because I had started to hit pan on my beloved Benefit Boi-ing concealer. I decided I wanted to get a cheap concealer that I can use everyday for work etc., and save the Boi-ing for going out when I want extra coverage.

Another reason I decided to try the Healthy Mix concealer (if the 50% off wasn’t already enough!) was that Lilit from Makeup and Macaroons used this concealer and she was really happy with it.

I purchased it in the colour #52 medium radiance. It looked MUCH lighter than my skintone, but it was the only one left on the shelf. Lilit had said that it’s okay for it to be lighter than your skintone, as it is supposed to give a radiant effect. And besides, I could always powder over the top.

Bourjouis Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer awakens the complexion and conceals imperfections, with a raspberry, apricot and melon enriched formula that work to brighten, regulate and stimulate micro-circulation. Texture works to blend into the skin and erase signs of fatigue, product also leaves behind a subtle fruity scent. 

It looks quite yellow when it is first applied, but then when it dries, it turns a little more pink. This concealer dries to a powder matte finish, and because of this, it settles into fine lines a bit. I do powder over the top of this and I think that helps to smooth the finish out and set it in place.

Apologies for the next photo, I took the ‘before’ photo on my camera and the ‘after’ on my iPhone as my camera decided to chuck a spack attack on me before I could finish taking photos.

I’ve left a little bit unblended underneath the eye so you can see the colour of it on my skin. I apply this just with my fingers as the heat from my skin helps the product blend well. As you can see, the concealer does a great job of covering up pigmentation and dark areas under the eye. It also helps to illuminate the eye area. A little bit goes a looonnggg way so you don’t need to squeeze out much at all. This little tube will last me a very long time.

My only gripe with the healthy mix concealer is that is settles into the fine lines because of its powder finish, but for the $10 I spent, it’s not that noticeable of a problem (I’ve seen worse) and I am happy to keep using this everyday. I just make sure to keep up the eye cream.


Available in Light Radiance, Medium Radiance and Dark Radiance.

Retailers: Priceline, Target, Kmart.


Has anyone else tried the healthy mix concealer? Let me know what you think.

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