Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation Review (Light Porcelain)

 Rimmel says their Match Perfection Foundation will provide a "match so perfect its undetectable under any light. Light Perfecting radiance foundation. Traceless coverage and perfectly flawless under any light. Lasts all day." This recently reformulated foundation is available in 8 shades in the US - or 12 in Australia, where I bought mine in the lightest shade, Light Porcelain. This foundation offers SPF 18 sun protection. Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation contains 30 ml (1 fl oz) and sells for around $6, or $18AUD. Rimmel is not cruelty free. This liquid foundation was made in England.

 Rimmel's Match Perfection comes in a glass bottle topped with a bright blue cap. The ~international~ version has a great pump, which I love. The American packaging does not include a pump, instead it just has a gaping pour spout. The front label features the Rimmel logo and product and shade name. The back label offers plenty of product information and a full ingredient list. Packaging is recyclable.
The Match Perfection Foundation has a thin, light, moisturizing formula - the texture was majorly improved upon during the reformulation. Kudos, Rimmel. This liquid foundation is best applied with a dense, angled brush like Bdellium Tools' 956 Kabuki, or fingers (though I like to pat over it with a damp Beauty Blender after manual application). I'm not a fan of how Match Perfection applies with a Beauty Blender, it's thin consistency causes too much product to get absorbed into the sponge. Regardless of application method, Rimmel's Match Perfection blends into the skin beautifully.

Rimmel's Match Perfection is interesting. For some reason this foundation performs much better without a primer than with one - and honestly it really doesn't need one. The way Rimmel's Match Perfection sits on the skin is gorgeous - it melds with the complexion without sinking into pores or clinging to dry patches. This liquid foundation takes two or three minutes to set, and you don't have to set it with a powder. If you do choose to powder Match Perfection, its almost impossible to create a cakey finish - it plays well with just about any loose or pressed powder. 

On my combo skin, Match Perfection wears quite well, easily lasting eight to nine hours, thought it will break down in 90F+ heat. I think this foundation will suit dry to combo skin, maybe a little oily. Oilier skin types should use a setting powder. This foundation should be alright for acne prone skin, though the mild floral fragrance may irritate very sensitive skin. 
Though the formula has changed, this foundation's effect hasn't! Rimmel's Match Perfection has buildable, medium coverage. The finish is luminous and dewy as promised, its a beautiful, healthy finish. The foundation's luminosity can be dialed back with a matte powder. This foundation contains a minute amount of extremely fine shimmer that I didn't even notice until I was looking at Light Porcelain in a magnified mirror under my photography lights. Really, its so subtle its not even worth mentioning. The SPF 18 does cause a very minor amount of flashback in photos. 

Light Porcelain is a great match for my pale skin. This is a very fair, mostly neutral shade with just a hair of yellow. 

I'm quite fond of Rimmel's Match Perfection Foundation! The packaging is great - functional and attractive - I wish the American version had a pump though. This liquid foundation has a lovely, lightweight, moist formula that's exceptionally easy to work with. Match Perfection's formula will suit most skin types, though oily skin may not appreciate the luminous finish. Light Porcelain is a great match for me, but unfortunately it isn't available in the states - I'll have to order it through ASOS. If you can find a shade match in Rimmel's Match Perfection line, try it! This foundation is so good and so affordable! 

Aqua/water/eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Talc, Cetyl Peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Magnesium Sulfate, Bis-peg/ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Lecithin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Laureth-7, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Parfum/fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Dimethiconol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Sapphire Powder, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Geraniol, Bht, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, [may Contain/peut Contenir/+/-:iron Oxides (ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (ci 77007)].

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