Phew, that is a mouth full! If you follow any international beauty bloggers or vloggers then you’ve more than likely heard of the Rimmel Wake Me Up line. It’s not been available in the states yet but makeup enthusiasts in other parts of the world rave about it.
I recently took a swing through the makeup section of my local K-Mart and was shocked to see something from that line in the regular Rimmel display. They had this Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue + Radiant Glow Concealer ($4.99) but not the foundation. I’m hoping that’s coming soon cause I’ve heard such great things about it.
I picked up the lightest shade available, Very Fair, and it matches my skin perfectly. The formula is quite thin and runny though. If you’re looking for a creamier, thicker concealer, then this is not for you.
Since it is so thin, it offers very light coverage. It does not hide larger blemishes very well and redness can still be seen after application. It does tone down the redness some but not completely. In my swatches below you’ll notice how one of my freckles is still visible once it’s blended out.
I find that this concealer is best for just using under the eyes to brighten you up a bit. I don’t have really dark circles but I imagine that this won’t hide those completely either as it doesn’t mask difficult blemishes and redness.
For the little bit of darkness I have under my eyes, it does well to hide that while brightening up the area. The best part about this Wake Me Up concealer is that it does not settle into my fine lines at all. Even after 8 hours of wear, it stays put without creasing.
While it’s not the greatest at hiding troublesome spots or dark circles, it’s a nice under eye brightening option. For only $5, it’s a good alternative to some of my other favorite products that I use to brighten under my eyes like the Benefit Fake Up Concealer and the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer.
What do you think of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer? Will you give it a whirl?