Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 010 Light Porcelain

četrtek, januar 09, 2014


Everyone who is as pale as me will know how hard it is to find really fair shades to match their Snow White complexion, especially in the drugstore range. 010 Light Porcelain is a very pleasant surprise as far as the shade goes, but in terms of texture and coverage, I think there is room for improvement. 
Texture: A typical liquid foundation that feels light and is runny. If I make a comparison with Bourjois Healthy Mix, which has a similar texture, Rimmel's feels greasier to me and takes a bit longer to blend, it lacks that smoothing effect that Bourjois' has. I finds it applies best with a sponge, however, then it's difficult to get much coverage.

Coverage: Honestly, according to reviews I expected a medium coverage, but this isn't it. It has light, maybe light to medium coverage. It only evens out the skin, but that's it. Also layering doesn't do much more covering. You can see on the pictures that there is very little difference between without and with the foundation. There is a bit of covering of the redness around the nose and circles, but not much. Also freckles still peak though.

Finish: It's shiny from the start and it needs a long time to set, leaving the skin sticky and tacky for ages (my major pet peeve). Once it sets, it leaves a satin finish, though it still has a bit of a glow. I always use a powder on top because I dislike feeling of tackiness and powder helps to it set faster. Without the powder, my T-zone gets shiny fast, something that doesn't happen often to me.

Colour: It is one of the lightest I found and similar to Dior's BB 001, so a pink toned very pale shade. It's a nice match for me, maybe a smidgen too pink, but blends in well in my skintone and doesn't look out of place. Interestingly, the matching concealer, Match Perfection 010 Ivory (the lightest in the bunch), is not just yellow toned, but also darker.


Scent: It has a pleasant fresh, cucumber-melon scent.


Packaging: I already shared my frustration in my New In post about how my bottle arrived without a pump. I replaced it with one from an empty L'Occitane Rice fluid (which works excellently), so I can't really comment on the packaging other than it's a glass bottle and I don't know how well the original pump works.

Price and availability: I got mine on Asos, luckily with a discount and paid 6.07 €. I believe Rimmel is widely available everywhere, except Slovenia (don't get me started), but you can also find it on Feel Unique, just not the lightest shade.

It a nice foundation, but I expected more coverage. The shade is great, however, if you're not a budget and are looking for a similar shade, I prefer Dior's BB in 001, as I find it looks better on the skin and the coverage is similar. I don't like how tacky it feels and that it needs so long to set, but not everyone is bothered by such things. I wouldn't recommend this for oily skin, since even my combination skin gets an oily T-zone fast without a powder. All in all, if you're looking for a really pale shade in the drugstore, then go for it, but if I rate it from 1 to 5, I give it a 3.5 .

The Match Perfection concealer, however, is absolutely excellent and one of my favourite ever concealers.

Have a great day!

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24 comments

  1. Thanks for that! I've been looking for *proper* swatches for a while now (UK Blogs...shh didn't just say that), and I am surprised to find it is indeed so light!
    I am quite into dewy foundations right now since my skin gets drier in winter. Might be worth a shot whenever I get to pick it up.

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    1. You're welcome (and secretly I agree with you) :) . It is very light, though Missha BB is even lighter, but this is definitely the lightest shade in drugstores I've found.

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  2. uuu mene pa bolj zanima Ambre v ozadju :D Po čem diši? sem videla da je znižan pa me zanima če se ga splača vzeti :)

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    1. Sem že enkrat pisala o njem :). Diši pa tako toplo po jantarju in po malo vaniliji, na trenutke malo "smokey", ampak ima tudi malo citrusne svežine. Vintage, bi rekla je najboljši opis. Če so ti taki vonji všeč, se ga zelo splača vzet, gre pa iz prodaje.

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  3. I couldn't find the light shade in Bourjois HM Serum line, 'cause they only import 53 and darker, and I am 52. So, I was going to try the Rimmel MP but now, seeing that the coverage is lacking, I am not really sure... :/

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    1. The coverage is similar to HM Serum, maybe a bit less, but if you're a shade 52 and don't need something exceptionally fair, I'd go for HM Serum. It feels and looks nicer on the skin :)
      They don't import two of the lightest shades? Well, that's a bit idiotic :/

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    2. I know! Especially since they do import 52 in regular formula. And it is slightly pinker than 53. 51 is nowhere to be found.

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  4. Pozitivno presenečenje, da je tako svetla podlaga:) Ampak žal prekrivnost in roza podton ni zame:) Tebi zelo lepo paše, ker imaš itak lepo kožo, da niti ne rabiš neke hude prekrivnosti:)

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    1. Ja, prekrivnost ni najboljša in bi bilo tudi meni ljubše, če bi bil bolj nevtralen odtenek, čeprav mi kar ustreza.
      Hvala :). Prav zdaj je moja koža v najboljšem stanju, ker se našla en nov "balm" za čiščenje :),

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    2. Uuu..yey:) Torej se že veselim ocene tega;)

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    3. Se strinjam z Adjusting Beauty ;) res imaš že brez vsega lepo kožo, tako da skorajda ne potrebuješ pudra, mogoče edino za tvoj boljši občutek.

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    4. @Petra gre za Balm Balm frankincense deep cleansing balm, če te zanima. Prav super mi je popravil kožo po L'Orealovem serumu. Krasen je :)

      @UnlimitedLifePlan hvala :). Trenutno res ne nosim kaj dosti pudra, ker vem da ga ne rabim. Je pa zadnji mesec moja koža bila v kar slabem stanju zaradi L'Oreala, ampak zdaj je pa prav super odkar sem ga nehala uporabljat in začela uporabjat ta nov "balm" čistilec :)

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  5. Nice post..I just love this foundation... It was ma fav foundation but sadly am unable to find my match in this range now a days.. :)

    Following your blog now. Don't forget to follow back :)The Lipstickholic

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  6. You have such beautiful skin, you don't even really need foundation!

    <-- super jealous :-)

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  7. I would think it is a good foundation but I wouldn't like the stickiness. Hopefully more brands start making foundations for really light skin (like mine). So far I like Loreal magic nude liquid powder :)

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    1. I dislike the stickiness too. I almost purchased the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in Porcelain, but I'm concerned about the shade :)

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  8. I found that bourjois healthy mix concealer didn't really do anything for me! Where as I love Rimmel Match Perfection, it covers all my blemishes and looks great. Its good to hear other peoples opinions! Thanks for the swatches :)
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  9. I love this one! It smells soo nice and does great things for my skin! :)

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    1. Rimmel's foundations don't tend to look the best on my skin, but I'm a huge fan of the 010 Light Porcelain shade :)

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  10. Oh and I forgot to ask... I saw that the new formula is a lot darker and even more pink toned, have you seen her and if so what do you think? Many people say that the new color range of the lightest shade is awful :(

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    1. I'm sorry, no, I haven't seen it yet :( What about Lasting Finish Nude in 010 Light Porcelain? As far as I know they didn't make any changes at that one and the lightest shade is very light.

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    2. Yeah but the thing is my skin is reaaaallly dry :D So lasting formulas are not for me.. I've tried Revlon Color stay and seems like all people love it, except me :/ so I am trying to find some light and radiance formula and I though this one might be perfect, but here (I am from Bulgaria) could be found just the new formula and color range unfortunately :(

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    3. It's actually nothing like Revlon's Colorstay :) It's lighter and more moisturising. It's not my favourite, like this one, but people seem to really like it. Do you have Deborah or Manhattan in Bulgaria? From Deborah you could give Radiance Creator a try (shade 00), they have a very light BB cream too and I think both are quite neutral in terms of undertone. Manhattan's Easy Match in Soft Porcelain is neutral-yellow and pale.

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