Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation | Review and Swatches

For a makeup lover, very few things in life come close to the joy of hitting pan on a product, and when the momentous occasion arrives, you have to blog about it! I hit pan on my Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation in the shade 303 True Nude several months ago, but it still continues to be one of my favorite foundations for my travel makeup bag. When you are traveling, you want a foundation with a leakproof and compact packaging that also provides a good coverage and some sun protection. This gem of a foundation from Rimmel checks all the boxes and, therefore, is a handbag essential for me.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Review

I am not a huge fan of powder compacts because they tend to make my skin look extremely cakey, which is why I was on the hunt for a cream based compact when I stumbled upon the Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation. This foundation is incredibly creamy and blendable and provides light to medium coverage depending on how much you build it up. The shade True Nude is the darkest of the three shades available in India and has a warm, peachy beige undertone. Unfortunately, if you are more than 2 shades darker than me, you will not be able to find a good match for your complexion in India although the brand has released different shades in some other countries.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Review

The foundation comes with a square shaped sponge applicator which does an average job at blending the product on the skin but personally, I prefer using my fingers for getting the job done. The formula is light weight despite providing decent coverage but because it is not a matte finish, it lasts on the face for a maximum of 4-5 hours after which it starts creasing and fading. Reapplication, however, is very easy with this product because it almost has the consistency of a solid concealer, and can, therefore, be applied only to the patches where the foundation has begun to wear off. To assist with the touch ups, the compact contains a mirror that is of excellent quality and is perfect for checking your makeup throughout the day. To top it all, the formula also contains SPF15, which provides light sun protection in case you forget to apply sunscreen.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation Swatches

This product is priced at INR 765 for 7gms of foundation but trust me, it will last you for a really long time. Qualitywise, I feel that Rimmel foundations perform as well as the ones from Loreal that are priced at around twice the amount of money. If you find carrying liquid foundations or concealers in your bag a messy hassle or simply do not like liquid face products then I am sure that you will love the Rimmel Match Perfect Cream Compact Foundation. If only I could find darker shades of this product, I would use them for contouring too! I feel that this foundation is one of the less raved about products on social media although it deserves tons of praise. Hopefully, this blog post will correct the situation to a certain extent.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Compact Foundation here.

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Forgotten Favorites: YouTube Made Me Buy It

Today’s blog post is a nostalgic edition of YouTube Made Me Buy It, which means that I will be talking about a few of the products that were raved about a few years back on YouTube but have now disappeared from the makeup scene, or at least from my makeup routine. In this post, I will be talking all about lip products, and if you guys enjoy it then I will publish similar posts for face and eye makeup really soon! So without much ado, here is a list of the lip products that have been sitting in my makeup drawer for quite some time!

Maybelline Lip Polish

Maybelline Lip Polishes – Does anyone remember Essie Button (Estee Lalonde) talking about the Maybelline Lip Polishes in one of her favorites video a long time ago? These lip polishes were somewhere between a gloss and a lip tint and were preferred by many YouTubers for daily wear. Personally, I found most of the shades too patchy and the only color I ended up wearing was the shade GLAM2. With the matte lip trend taking the world of makeup by storm, these lip polishes seem to have disappeared from the makeup counters.

Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Rimmel Apocalips – This product was all the rage back in the day. I clearly remember watching Dolly Bow Bow (Kate Murnane) swatching all the shades from the collection in a video when I was in college. I did not even know the meaning of a swatch at that time. I purchased just one shade from the Rimmel Apocalips range of lip lacquers but found it too pink and shimmery for my taste. I haven’t thrown away the tube though, being the nostalgic fool that I am.

Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Mat3

Orange Lipstick – If you are a follower of YouTube beauty gurus then you MUST remember Zoella’s (Zoe Sugg) orange lipstick phase. All the lip products in her hauls from back in the day used be some shade of orange although now she has moved on to neutrals and berries. Zoe was such an inspiration that I would buy all the cute shirts that resembled the ones she bought at Primark and pair them with an orange lipstick. This one is the Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick in the shade MAT3, a muted orangey-coral that they seem to have stopped selling.

Lipstick SwatchesIt is funny that I have so many oranges and pinks tucked away at the back of my makeup drawer when all I wear these days are mauves and brownish nudes. Still finding it hard to throw them in the bin though! What do you guys do with the products you fall out of love with? Do you have some products in your stash that you bought on a whim based on the reviews of your favorite YouTuber? Tell me all about it in the comments section <3

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation – 301 Warm Honey | Review and Swatches

When a foundation claims to last for 25 hours and numerous beauty bloggers swear by it, you have to try it out, right? The fact that the said foundation is created by one of my favorite drugstore brands, Rimmel, was another factor that encouraged me to buy this tube that comes with the promise of flawless skin. So, did the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation live up to my expectations? Read on to find out!

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation ReviewI purchased this foundation online, which means that selecting the shade was quite a task. My basic strategy is to go for a darker than medium shade, especially if it is a foundation by an international brand. The shade I went for was 301 Warm Honey, which is a peach toned beige that matches the shade of my skin quite perfectly. Unfortunately though, the foundation tends to turn lighter on my skin with time and gives the appearance of a white cast within a few hours. This was quite a bummer for me because I really loved the texture and coverage of the foundation, perhaps I need to try another shade from the range to form a more solid opinion on the “whitening” phenomenon.

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation 301 Warm HoneyTexturewise, the foundation is quite impressive, it has a liquid consistency but still manages to provide almost full coverage on the skin! This is the reason that I love this foundation so much, it covers all blemishes and gives the appearance of perfect skin without looking cakey. I haven’t really tested the 25-hour claim but I can confirm that it does stay put on the skin for 12 hours without getting shiny or patchy. I would say that the finish is a natural matte that should work with most skin types.

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finsh Foundation Review Swatches 301 Warm HoneyThe foundation comes in a 30ml tube, which is priced at INR 600 in India. I was afraid at first that the tube will make the product go everywhere but it is not as messy as I had feared. In fact, it does dispense the right amount of product with a gentle squeeze. To be honest, INR 600 is a price that I would happily pay for a full coverage, long lasting foundation like this one. If only the white cast issue had not existed, this would have been the perfect foundation for me! I encourage all of you to try out this product but do go to a store and swatch the shades to make sure that the foundation does not change color on your skin. If you find the right shade in this range, you will never reach for another foundation!

I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation in the shade 301 Warm Honey here.

 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in #046 Metallic Shimmer | Review and Swatches

You know that you are a lipstick junkie when you have two lipstick shades from the same brand that are almost identical. What can you do, they each have a tiny difference that makes it absolutely essential for you to have them both! I have already spoken about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade #122 Stylish on this blog and today I will talk about its lighter twin, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade #046 Metallic Shimmer.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick #046 Metallic Shimmer

This lipstick is a reddish copper shade with lots of shimmer in it. The formula is creamy, and semi-opaque and stays on the lips for 3-4 hours. In the bullet, and even when swatched, Metallic Shimmer and Stylish look pretty similar. The only difference is that, on the lips, Stylish looks a little more brown/maroon while metallic shimmer looks slightly lighter, with orange undertones.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Metallic Shimmer Stylish Arm Swatches

I wouldn’t say that you absolutely need to buy both the shades but investing in at least one of them would be a good idea. They are both warm-toned colors that will look great on medium Indian skin tones. This is why I love the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks, they come in a ton of colors that are excellent for daily wear, when you need something more than a nude shade.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Metallic Shimmer Lip Swatch

Priced at INR 275 only, these lipsticks are some of the most affordable ones in the market and they deliver excellent value for money. I would highly recommend checking out the shade Metallic Shimmer, and the range in general, I am sure you will love it too!

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade Metallic Shimmer here.

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick 109 | Review

Warm weather for me is synonymous with coral lips and loose sundresses. Coral is the perfect blend of orange, red, and pink, which looks great on all skin tones. My favorite coral lipstick for this time of the year is the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109 (Rossetto).

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First of all, the packaging of this lipstick is to die for. I love the combination of red and black and the signature with the tiny heart. However, some other shades of Kate Moss lipsticks come in the same packaging and it is a bit hard to tell them apart without uncapping them. I don’t mind doing that in the least because they look so stunning!

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The color itself is a muted orange with hints of red. It is definitely a warm toned coral and therefore goes very well with Indian skin tones. The formula is creamy and buildable. One swipe will give you an almost opaque look but two swipes are needed for the perfect pigmentation. I would call it a comfortable semi-matte texture, with a small amount of shine. It lasts on the lips for around 5-6 hours but fades a little by this time and some of the product may settle in the cracks of the lips.

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Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of this product, as I am with all the other Rimmel lipsticks I have tried so far. Its pleasant scent is the only thing that reminds me that I have lipstick on, it is that comfortable to wear! Priced at INR 275, this lipstick is definitely a steal and a must have for the summer months!

I hope that this review was useful! Buy the Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick here.

Related Articles:

My review of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in the shade #180 Vintage Pink. 

My review of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade #122 Stylish.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in #122 Stylish | Review

 

Sometimes the nude lip colors can be a bit too pale or brown. There are days when you need your lips to look naturally healthy and have a slightly reddish undertone. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 122 Stylish will not disappoint you on such occasions.

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I am a huge fan of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks in general as they are incredibly moisturizing yet stay on the lips for quite some time. This shade is no exception and I do not need to reapply for 3-4 hours. The formula is quite smooth and provides a semi-opaque finish in one swipe. It is a dusty red color with multi-colored shimmer that looks quite subtle on the lips.

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I reach for this shade when I do not want a very bold look but don’t want my lips to look pale either. You can get away without a lip balm with this product, provided that you do not have severely chapped lips. It offers mild hydration and has a sweet, coconutty scent.

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The best part about this lipstick is that it is priced at only INR 250! I think that the Rimmel lipsticks are quite underrated in India. They offer unmatchable quality for the price and come in a ton of different colors and finishes. Do give this one a try if you are looking for a comfortable to wear, foolproof nude red lipstick.

Buy the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks here.

Related articles-

A makeup look I created using this lipstick.

My review of the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in the shade #180 Vintage Pink. 

Bold Party Makeup using Red Eye Shadow | Tutorial

Hey, guys. I had recently posted about the monochromatic makeup trend and had asked you if you would like to see a makeup look with red eye shadow. A bunch of you said that you would be interested in such a look, so I created it! Here is my red themed monochromatic makeup look, be warned that it is not for daily wear and possibly not for the faint hearted 😛

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I do not own a pure red eyeshadow, therefore I used a red lipstick as my eye base for this look. I went with the Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in the shade Big Apple Red and blended the color all over my lids. This acted as a base color and a primer too, thanks to its stickiness. Next, I softened the red by adding the golden shade from the Maybelline Color Sensational eye shadow palette in Topaz Gold to my inner corners and the brownish shade on my outer corners. I also used the white shade underneath my eyebrows to make them pop. Lots of blending, a bold black liner, two coats of mascara, and voila the eyelids are done! I wanted to create a more dramatic look, therefore I used the brown eyeshadow and the red lipstick underneath my waterline too and smudged it out a little bit. You can skip this step if you want a less edgy look. Here are all the products that I used for my eye makeup.

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As the eye makeup is quite fierce looking, I did not go for a bright red lipstick but a reddish nude color instead. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 122 Stylish is a perfect red based nude that goes with the monochromatic theme without looking too over the top.

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Here is another picture of the final look. Remember that you can easily recreate the makeup looks that you see on the internet with products that you have at hand. There is no need to invest in a red eye shadow for a makeup look that you will sport only once a year. Bronzers, blushers, and lipsticks can all work as eye shadows if you just blend them properly.

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I would reserve this look only for parties, however, you can replace the red color with a peachy coral shade for a summery look that is much more wearable. Just play around with colors and let your imagination go wild!

I hope that you liked this unusual look. Here are a few links to purchase the products that I used:

Maybelline Color Sensational Eye Shadow in Topaz Gold.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Big Apple Red.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick.

Read my post about monochromatic makeup here.

See you tomorrow with another post.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

 

 

 

And the winner of the giveaway is…

Hi guys, the day has finally arrived when I will declare the winner of my Valentine’s Day Giveaway. I had reached 100 subscribers when the giveaway was announced, but now we are more than 300! I am extremely grateful for all the support and encouragement and extend my thanks to all those who participated in the giveaway.

I drew chits to come up with the winner from among all the participants, and the name that I pulled out was…Chetna Tripathi!

Congrats

Chetna has a wonderful blog of her own where she talks about insightful topics pertaining to beauty and health, do check it out here. She has won a Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109 and a Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eyeshadow in the shade Topaz Gold. Hopefully, the products will reach her within a couple of weeks and she will like them 🙂

As for the rest of you, another giveaway will be announced soon, so do keep visiting the blog.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

P.S. – Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my lovely friends from Ireland and everyone else who celebrates the day 🙂

 

Giveaway Update!

Hi everyone, as promised, I am here today to reveal the prizes of the giveaway that I announced on Valentine’s Day. So here is a look at the wonderful products that could be yours.

IMG_20170217_154950.jpgOne of you is going to receive a Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 109, which is a gorgeous peachy coral shade with a matte finish. You will also be getting a Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eyeshadow in the shade Topaz Gold, an excellent combination of gold and brown shades for the summer.

Unfortunately, I cannot provide you swatches because I don’t want to tamper with the packaging of the products, but trust me, the colors are stunning. I will be declaring one randomly selected winner around 17th March so enter the giveaway now!

To enter the giveaway, visit my Valentine’s Day post for the rules.

Soft Pink Makeup Look for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I always prefer to go for a pink and floral themed outfit. This look, however, is also perfect for any date in the daytime or a brunch with the girls. I think that the slight hint of green in the makeup adds a special touch and pairs really well with the shades of pink.

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This look is very easy to recreate with basic products and would go well with pastel colored dresses if you tweak the shades as per your outfit.

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I do not like to spend too much time on getting ready, so I usually opt for a simple look like this.

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These are the products that I used on my face today-

1. Foundation – Loreal Infallible 24H Foundation in the shade 250-Radiant Sand.

2. Concealer – Loreal True Match Concealer in the shade Light-Medium

3. Eyeshadow – Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral & the light green shade from the Rimmel Comfort Zone Palette.

4. Eyeliner + Waterline – NYX Eye Pencil in the shade 909 – Vert

5. Mascara – The Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

5. Lips – Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in the shade 225 – Sultry

6. A touch of bronzer from the Makeup Revolution Protection Palette in the shade medium.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day and what are you going to wear?