Quite a long time ago Rimmel London came out with their ‘Wake Me Up’ collection. About that time I was all about matte makeup, but I did really feel like this range was something right up my alley. I know that sounds very strange since this range definitely wasn’t all about the matte makeup, but I just really wanted to try it. However, at that time it never really happened. I never really decided to buy some of the products and see what they are like. Until a while ago when I finally decided to get the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer. I’ve been testing it out for a while and decided today is a good day to finally review it. So, if you’re interested in reading more about this supposedly amazing concealer, make sure you continue reading!
First things first, the packaging. I have to say that normally I’m not that in love with drugstore packagings. They just don’t strike me anymore. However, there is something about this packaging I like. I like the orange details for instance. I think that choosing orange was a great thing. It’s not a colour you see a lot in makeup packagings and I do think it’s a really pretty colour. It also goes really well with the theme of the product. It somehow really represents freshness and awakeness (if that’s even a word).
The concealer comes with a doe-foot applicator. This is pretty standard for a concealer packaging like this. I have to say that generally speaking I do really get along with this kind of applicator. They work precisely, they do their job perfectly and well, the only bad thing I could say about it is that it’s not the most hygienic type of applicator. But aside from that I do really like working with it.
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer – €7,79
According to Rimmel London their Wake Me Up Concealer erases signs of tiredness and daily stress. The concealer contains vitamin C and radiance pearls, which create a skin-brightening formula that immediately illuminates the under-eye area and diffuses light to conceal dark circles for a radiant, wide-open eye-look. The creamy texture is supposed to conceal spots and other blemishes, blending with foundation for a flawless, smooth complexion. The formula is supposed to be long wearing, it should stay in place for up to 10 hours, and it’s supposed to control shine.
Overall this sounds like an amazing multi-purpose concealer. It should both conceal your under eye circles as well as your blemishes. I have to say that I used to think that this concealer wasn’t meant for concealing blemishes, but I have used it for that many times because I was to lazy to grab another concealer to get that job done. I’m really happy that I’m now reading in these claims that it actually is okay to use it on blemishes because that does make it a more all-in-one product. I mean if I could choose between buying a concealer that does it all or one that only does one of the two jobs, I’d definitely go for convenience and buy the one that does it all.
Anyway, enough blabber about that. Let’s talk about whether or not the claims Rimmel has made are actually true!
When it comes to the texture of texture of the concealer I’m really positive. For some reason the formula feels really rich and hydrating. I feel like that’s a great feature especially when you’re going to use this underneath your eyes. I mean, my under eye area is always a bit dryer than the rest of my face and prone to fine lines. If you use a hydrating concealer on it, it might make sure the fine lines don’t shine through as much. To me that’s already one big fat plus!
It’s also a nice and thin formula. Because of that it doesn’t look cakey at all. You can even build it up without it looking thick and heavy. Especially for an under eye concealer I think that’s a very important aspect.
On the other hand, the thinner formula does suggest that this concealer won’t have that much coverage. Rimmel doesn’t really claim anything when it comes to the coverage, they only say that it hides certain things on your face, but they don’t tell us to what extend. Because it’s a brightening concealer I don’t think it’s that high-covering and therefore it might not be as great at covering up blemishes as some of your other concealers.
To my surprise the results on my under eye area were impressive. It definitely brightens up the area but it also does a great job in terms of coverage. I can’t say this is a full-coverage concealer, but it’s definitely a medium-coverage one. I really didn’t expect that. I also really like the effect of it. It’s not just coverage, it’s also brightening. This means that your eye-area will look more fresh and bright. This will create a less dull and more awake look. For someone like me who doesn’t get a lot of sleep every night, this is a great product.
When it comes to covering up blemishes I don’t think it’s that bad. However, I do feel like, even though they claim you can use it for blemishes, it’s not made for it. It’s a brightening concealer and usually you don’t really want to brighten your blemishes. Like I mentioned I do use this concealer to cover up blemishes quite often, but I do have a lot of concealers that do a better job at that.
In terms of staying power I feel like this concealer is okay. It’s not mind-blowing or impressive. It’s just okay. It’s not something that really caught my attention while testing this concealer which basically means it’s nor disappointing nor impressive. So that’s good, right?!
Overall the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer did surprise me quite a bit. I didn’t have the highest of expectations for it, but in fact I really like the way it looks on my under eye area. It really brightens the area and makes me look more fresh and awake. That’s definitely a look I can use every single morning of the week! It’s not the best at covering up blemishes, but it does do it if it has to. Overall I think it’s a great product for anyone who is tired and in need of a awakening concealer!
With that being said it’s time to end this post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have ever tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, and if so, let me know how you liked it!