Review: The Best Drugstore Foundation & Concealer Duo?

I am forever on the hunt for a perfect foundation, whether that be high-end or from the drugstore. This means that I am currently the proud owner of *cough* 11 *cough* different base products from both ends of the spectrum! I had absolutely no plans to expand my collection any further, however, I was reading Marie Claire magazine the other day and found a sample of Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation inside. Naturally, I thought it would be rude not to try it out…

So I slapped it on my face whilst Tom was getting ready in the other room and when he came in he asked what foundation I had used. I was a little concerned that he was going to say it looked awful or the colour match was off, however, to my great surprise, he said both that it was the best my skin had looked AND that he thought it was the nicest foundation I had ever used on my skin. Now girls, I know that I am lucky to have a boyfriend who is happy to talk beauty every now and again, but from Tom, that is high, high praise!

Always one for a second opinion, I went downstairs to ask Tom’s Mum, an ex Estee Lauder beauty consultant, what her thoughts were. She said it made my skin look really healthy and glowing and with those two comments in the little compliment bag, I called up the stairs to Tom and told him we were off to Boots…

Now, as a Boots employee, I am always a sucker for their infamous 3 for 2 offers and couldn’t warrant only buying one thing. That in mind, I decided to pick up the matching concealer to this foundation and also the new Maybeline Colour Tattoo in Creme D’Nude. I thought if the foundation was good then surely the concealer must be alright too?


I would never normally buy a foundation without at least having it on my face for one full day, however, my initial impressions were so good, I thought I’d take the risk. The foundation has spf 18 in which is great for the day time but wouldn’t very good for nighttime or flash photography. In addition to this, the foundation claims to be a ‘light perfecting radiance’ base so would be more suitable for the day in my opinion. The foundation comes in a glass bottle with both a pump and a lid, something that a lot of high-end brands should take note of! All this for the pricey sum of £7.99. Bargain!

So how does it wear? I am pleased to say that it wears really well, stays even throughout the day and doesn’t break down very quickly or easily. It feels light on the skin and blends in seamlessly. I love this paired with the matching concealer as it really does give my skin a beautiful boost of radiance. The concealer retails for £5.99 and comes with a brush applicator which is great for on the go. It is quite a thick consistency but again, blends in beautifully. I picked up both the foundation and concealer in the shade Ivory and the concealer is considerably lighter than the foundation so you definitely don’t need to pick it up in a shade lighter than the foundation. If you pick them both up in the same shade you will be good to go.

I honestly don’t think I could recommend these products enough, particularly for the price. They are affordable, well formulated and long lasting. I just love it when a product does the job that it claims to do! This is the first foundation I have tried from Rimmel in the last few years and I am seriously impressed, but my love for Rimmel’s BB cream probably should have been a hint that their base products work well with my skin.

Have you tried either of these from the Match Perfection range? If so, what do you think? What foundations do you like from the drugstore?

Much Love


15 thoughts on “Review: The Best Drugstore Foundation & Concealer Duo?

  1. I’ve used the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer and I quite liked it, even with the brush applicator (which I think is so unnecessary). My main issue was how quickly I seem to use up the tube… I felt like it lasted me 2 months and the thing was done! Even at the lower price point, if I used it up so quickly, I might as well stick with higher end concealer that lasts way longer.


    1. I completely know where you are coming from, I did think to myself this morning that I was going to go through it pretty quickly. We’ll have to see how long it lasts, but I agree with you, I do think it will be a product that you use up quickly which is a shame!

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  2. I’ve been using the concealer and I am liking it so far! I’m quite fair skinned so it’s sometimes hard to find a concealer that doesn’t look too dark on me. The only thing I don’t like that much is the applicator because I prefer a doe foot but I can live with the brush for the shade & quality of the product!

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