Sunday, 18 April 2010

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: Review


I picked up the new Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer (£5.99) from Boots last weekend as a filler so I could make use of a Boots Advantage bonus points voucher.  So far, I'm really impressed by this concealer when used on my undereyes.

Here's the product description:

"Skin Tone adapting concealer. 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter. Banish signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area. With an oxygen complex. Lets skin breathe."

I'm not exaggerating when I say I've bought and tried virtually every single "wand" concealer on the high street.  I find most of them either too watery (and thus rubbish at concealing dark circles) or too chalky, making my undereyes look dehydrated and lined.

The concealer comes in three shades.  I bought the one in the middle, "030 Classic Beige".  It's the perfect beige - no overriding yellow or pink tones... just beige.  Here's a swatch on my hand:

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer Classic Beige

The tube is flexible and squeezy rather than the "twist and click" type that you get on most wand concealers.  It makes it a little difficult controlling the amount that comes out of the brush head, but there's something nice about the packaging - it's very... umm... playful..?

The Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer really knocks the socks off any other high street wand concealer I've ever used.  It's just the right consistency for under the eyes... it's not so thin that it just disappears when you try to blend it out, nor is it so thick that it pulls on the skin and dries before you get a chance to blend it.

And I'm not sure how it does it, but this concealer really does seem to "adapt" to my skin tone.  It takes no time to apply because it becomes invisible as soon as I start to spread it out under my eyes.  And at the same time, my dark circles suddenly look less visible with just one quick layer.

This concealer is meant to be a 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter, in the sense that it brightens up the eyes.   But it only does this by concealing any darkness - not by reflecting any light.  There's no mica or any other reflective particles in the formula.

In terms of staying power, I find it lasts much longer than most liquid concealers I've tried - I don't get the usual situation where I catch myself in the mirror after lunch and realise that my dark circles are on show loud and proud.  There is a tiny bit of settling into lines by the end of the day - but it's really not too bad (I've had much, much worse from Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer for example).  The creasing is more noticeable if I've used multiple layers of the concealer in the morning.

This concealer contains talc, so it can be a little drying if too much is used, but it really only needs to be used sparingly to cover up moderate dark circles.

The full ingredients of Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer are:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, TALC, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, PEG-10, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) JUICE, PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT JUICE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, EUTERPE OLERACEA JUICE POWDER, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, SAPPHIRE POWDER, PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT, 2-ETHYL HEXYL ACRYLATE, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].

So if you're looking for a cheap undereye concealer that is quick and easy to apply in the mornings, this stuff is worth a go.

16 comments:

  1. great review! i'm a concealer junkie and love trying out concealers too. i'm curious to check this out now :) xx

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  2. This sounds great! I've been looking forever for something like this. I haven't seen this yet on Canadian shelves but I hope it comes here too.

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  3. Fantastic review hunny. Im a bit of a concealer addict, so I'll definitely be picking this up this week.

    xxx

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  4. Great review! this look slike it will be a little too light for me though :(

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  5. This sounds great! It makes me want to run out and buy one, even though it's probably not out here yet :)

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  6. I usually have a hard time looking for the right concealer for me, but this really looked good, I want to try this for myself :) Thank you for sharing this!

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  7. thanks for this review...have been tempted to buy this....think i'm gonna jump and get it! Have you tried out the foundation from the same range? x

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  8. @Eemas: No I haven't tried the foundation! I wonder if it's any good too.

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  9. Wow- you have beautiful skin! I love your blog :) I am a makeup novice so hopefully I can get some help from you!!!

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  10. I bought this on the basis of your review, as I was looking for a good concealer, and havn't been able to find 'the one'.
    This really is a perfect concealer. I got the Soft Beige.
    Your review was so helpful, thanks :)

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  11. @katie: I'm so pleased you're liking the concealer - I would have felt really guilty if you told me you bought it based on my review and it was rubbish on you!

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  12. I would never have guessed that this was a brush concealer, I thought it would just be a tube. I do have some Boots points that need spending so I will be looking for this when I go out shopping.

    x

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  13. @Rhamnousia: Haha yes I suppose some people might not guess it has a brush under the lid!

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  14. do you know whats the difference between soft beige and classic beige??
    thanks :)

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  15. @rebecca: Hmm off the top of my head, I think "Soft Beige" is a little darker and/or with more yellow undertones. I have "Classic Beige" but having been on holiday for 3 weeks, it's looking slightly too light and ashy on me. "Soft Beige" might be better for tanned/olive types...

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  16. Next in my 'To-Buy' list, this concealer ^_^ Nice review

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