I've spoke about my love for Nars Sheer Glow (once paired with a gorgeous radiance enhancing primer), but I've never really shared my feelings for a drugstore goodie with a light - medium coverage. I've been using it since late 2012, it's been repurchased not once, not twice but three times, and I've got it in two shades, one for my previous fake tanning days and one to showcase my Snow White complexion...
Enter Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, a drugstore foundation that seems to be a rather new discovery for many beauty bloggers as of late. Now I'm not one to follow suit but I thought my two pence worth was deserving considering this foundation has been a regular to my complexion for around a year and a half now. With two shades in my stash, the super light 'Light Porcelain' and middle of the range 'Soft Beige', the shade range selection for Match Perfection had me jumping for joy from the moment I laid eyes on it. It's a sad but true fact that I'm in the minority with just how pale my complexion is and it's not often that I actually find a foundation from the high street that I'm able to use. However, Rimmel have excelled with the shade range for their Match Perfection foundation offering 10 shades to choose from (which in terms of a drugstore foundation is rather impressive) and ones that I feel would suit almost everybody.
Shade range rave aside, the foundation itself feels lightweight on the skin and doesn't leave me itching to take it off half way through the day like a lot of heavier foundations seem to do. The MP foundation imparts a slightly dewy finish with no shimmery particles in sight that leaves skin looking alive and radiant whilst also somehow blurring imperfections. That's not to say that if you're having a bad skin day that you won't need a helping hand from your concealer too, but it just seems to soften things up slightly and doesn't settle into your pores or any dry areas. In fact, I'd definitely recommend this one for those of you with normal - dry skin like myself but oily girls may need a touch of powder to finish things off. Boasting an SPF 18, there's a little bit of sun protection in the formulation too and I know normally SPF should be avoided at all costs during a night out where photos will be taken but truth be told, I've worn this on a night out many times and haven't looked washed out or experienced the dreaded ghost face. One to two pumps rubbed into the skin using your fingers (my favourite way to apply it) and you're done and left with healthy skin that doesn't really look like you're wearing foundation (but of course you are!).
Want to see it in action? Your wish is my command. Take a peek at this makeup look from way back in 2012 and all your Match Perfection uncertainties will disappear. The thing that shocks me about this foundation is it's price, it's a mere £6.99. So what are you waiting for ladies, make sure to add it to that wishlist or snap it up from Boots or Superdrug as well as online here. Trust me, it's a goodie!