Before I start this review, I have to do my usual mumble jumble. Guys, I finally got to that point when I need concealer:< When I was at Uni I used to sleep 5 hours per night (studying, partying, all things ending in ing), but in the morning, I still looked fresh as a daisy. But now, the long working hours are starting to catch up. Now, I am not one of those persons that are horrified to go outside without makeup and I am very comfortable in my own skin, but I like feeling pretty. Does that make me a stupid, shallow person? Contrary to stupid people on the internet, no. So yeah, if I have time in the morning I like to do my makeup (if not, then again, no worries) and one thing I love lately is a good concealer. I tried several, but nothing beats my trusty Match Perfection one from Rimmel. (
I`ll definitely write a review when I buy another pretty one, that will look good in pictures) However, that ran out and both Boots and Superdrug sold out my shade, so I decided to try another one from Rimmel, the one and only Wake Me Up. (when September, all autumn/winter ends)
The Wake Me Up Concealer seems to be a hit or a miss with so many people. While some beauty bloggers love it, other seem to hate it and this has to do a lot with the formula, but we`ll talk more about this later. First of all, the packaging. It`s very simple and bright, just like any Rimmel product. The applicator is a doe foot wand, which makes it very easy to apply. I use this under my eyes and I draw the infamous triangle, to brighten up the zone. Now, the reason why so many people hate this concealer is the formula. To be honest, it won`t give you lots of coverage and it does a better job at highlighting than concealing. For me this is OK, as I don`t have to fight many blemishes or scars, I just need something to erase those pesky dark circles. The main reason why I like this concealer is the consistency, not too heavy or thick, perfect for the sensitive eye area. While it does not seem to crease too much, it`s better to set it with a powder.
Overall, if you are looking for something that will brighten your eye area, this is your product, as it will give you a dewy, healthy glow. If you have other skin problems, it`s best if you team it with another concealer, one that will offer medium coverage. At this price, it`s an absolute bargain, but I still prefer my Match Perfection concealer and I will totally repurchase that if I find my shade.