The Review Crew® Report: Rimmel Match Perfection

Find out what our testers thought of the skin-matching foundation

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 25 2017

The Review Crew® panel

Beauty Crew sent Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation to 30 women aged between 18 and 35 with normal and combination skin.

What they loved

The coverage: Overall, the Review Crew® testers found the foundation provided light-to-medium coverage that was easily buildable without looking ‘caked on’. Some mentioned the foundation’s ability to cover areas of redness and blur the appearance of pores.

The match: While there were a few testers who didn’t receive the right shade, the majority were impressed with how well the shade of the foundation matched their skin tone, with some surprised to find a shade they thought was a bit off was actually a great match once buffed in.

The feel and wear: Most testers found the foundation felt lightweight on their skin and the coverage lasted throughout the day, with some commenting on how they noticed less shine towards the end of the day.

80% of testers gave the foundation four or more stars

This may not be for you if...

You suffer from dry patches: Testers prone to dry patches or areas found that the foundation didn’t blend in or adhere as well to the rest of their face, with some suggesting the formula is ideal for those with normal and combination skin.

The verdict

“It matched up perfectly with my freckled,pale skin and provided great coverage without leaving me looking like a I need a spatula to scrape it off and without going greasy!”
Review Crew® member
“The product itself is just lovely. It is nice and thin and goes on much like a moisturiser. I didn't have any trouble with uneven coverage or cakiness so I was very impressed. This product didn't build up in my pores and fine lines even without a primer and made my skin look smooth and youthful.”
Review Crew® member
“I am prone to breakouts and red spots and this product provided surprisingly good coverage. It wore really well, no touch-ups required during a 12-hour period.”
Rebekah, Review Crew® member

To read more reviews of Rimmel London Match Perfection, click here 

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Rimmel London to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Beauty Crew members.

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.