Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer review

 My Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer review:

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer review

End of academic year = end of student loan. With time for just one shift at work over summer, about 12p in my purse and some very expensive summer plans (InterRail pass here we come!), it’s probably time to cut back a little!

First to go is my beloved YSL Touche Eclat because, let’s face it, at 25 quid for a concealer I could never afford it in the first place! When it gave its final click, I threw that tube of golden perfection away with a heavy heart and headed to Boots to find my alternative.

I opted for Rimmel’s Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer and Highlighter in 010 Ivory. At £5.99, this is but a snip compared to the high end equivalent. Thrift points: Check. Did I believe it would measure up? Not a chance.
Read on to see what I made of it…

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer test

As a student, whether it’s down to work or play (admittedly more likely to be the latter), late nights are a fairly frequent occurrence. With an already paler-than-pale skin type, I rely on a good concealer to stop me from looking like a member of the Addams family.

What I love about the YSL concealer is its blendability without losing coverage, no streaks, and immediate illuminating effect that works perfectly with the rest of your make-up. I thought Rimmel might be my best bet for a high street choice with its 2-in-1 claim, giving me the coverage as well as a bit of a glow.

Frankly, I had no reason whatsoever to be dubious! Not only is this concealer almost 1/5 of the price of YSL’s little gold pen, it blends in pretty much the same way, albeit with an ever so slightly thinner consistency.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer shades

The shade is more yellow than my YSL, but I expected that from a high street product. As you can see above, it does become slightly more neutral when blended.

This concealer is perfect not only for under-eye combat, but is also pigmented enough to work with minor blemishes. Its non-greasy formula means that it sits well under make-up and I haven’t noticed any caking or fading.

While YSL is obviously still the don of concealers, Rimmel’s Match Perfection is a surprisingly decent alternative at a fraction of the cost. To the extent that, in this case, I may well be a High End to High Street convert.

Which is your favourite concealer – would you rather splash or save when it comes to concealing?

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