Rimmel Match Perfection Light Porcelain Foundation Review

Friday, 7 February 2014

Rimmel Match Perfection Light Porcelain Foundation Review

Rimmel Match Perfection foundation & Fix Perfect Pro Primer 002
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation
and Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer
A few weeks weeks ago I ran out of my favourite products for covering face. I went to Boots to look for them, but they were out of stock. I kept going back to see if my favourite foundation and concealer was there, but they weren't, then I decided to be more adventurous and get something else instead. I bought a few new products for making my skin look more even and radiant.

One of the products that I bought was Rimmel Match Perfection Light Porcelain 010 foundation for £6.99. It's a very light perfecting radiance product, which also came with Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002. The primer came for free when you buy Rimmel foundation, otherwise, it's £6.99.

What does it say on the bottle?


  • It's a traceless coverage foundation with advanced Smart-tone technology for perfectly flawless skin under any light. Enhanced with Sapphire Radiance for an illuminating glow. Lasts all day.
  • Rimmel Perfection foundation before and after pictures
    Top pictures - bare skin with no products, middle pictures - after application
    of Rimmel primer and foundation, bottom pictures - after adding
    some extra different foundation on top of Rimmel Match Perfection
  • Has SPF 18.

What are the pros?


  • Adds some radiance to my skin; the skin reflects light better and looks a bit smoother.
  • It has SPF 18, which is a perfect SPF factor for me.
  • It comes with a pump, so its convenient to use.
  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer came free with the product.

What are the cons?


  • The formula is a bit too thin to my liking. It covers up my skin, but I need something thicker to get better coverage. I use Rimmel Match Perfection foundation as the first coat and I add something thicker on top.
  • The Light Porcelain colour makes my pale skin even lighter. The foundation could be a touch darker, but given that all the other colours would have been too dark for my very fair skin, I decided to go for Light Porcelain colour. 
  • My skin looks a bit grey or white after application. It's a bit like a chalk. It takes away the natural yellow or pink tones and turns me into a mild version of geisha or a vampire.

My verdict


  • I am using this product, but I would not settle with it. I will definitely look for a more suitable foundation for myself.
  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer is reasonable, but not amazing. I have tried better primers, so I would not buy this again.

Updated on 3 June 2014 - YouTube video


Please watch my Youtube video and a little demonstration about Rimmel Match Perfection Light Porcelain 010 colour.


Final word


Have you tried Rimmel Match Perfection foundation? What foundation is your favourite? Do you use a primer? If so, which one?


Also, please read a review of Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer on Lia's blog FashionHappenss.
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