Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter Review (Fair 10)

 Rimmel's Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter is an old favorite of mine that I used to rave about. One day, I stopped out of my concealer comfort zone and decided to try new products instead of repurchasing Match Perfection. I decided it was about time to become reacquainted with this old friend. Rimmel doesn't have too much to say about their 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter, other than that it will "banish signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area". This multitasking concealer is available in five shades (just three in Australia). My review features the lightest, Fair. The Match Perfection Concealer contains 7ml (.23 oz) and sells for about $6 ($13.95 AUD). Rimmel is not cruelty free. This concealer was made in England.

 Gotta be honest, I've never really been a fan of this concealer's packaging. This concealer comes in a squeeze tube, the Rimmel logo, product name, and shade can found on the front of the tube. An ingredient list is offered on the back of the tube. Removing the blue cap, you'll find a brush tip that dispenses and applies product. While its convenient, it does tend to absorb a fair bit of product. On top of that, it isn't exactly the most sanitary way to apply concealer, so I clean it every once in a while. This product's packaging is recyclable.
 Rimmel's Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter has a nice, light, thin formula. This concealer is easy to apply and blend; I usually press Match Perfection into the skin with a finger, but it also blends nicely with a Beauty Blender type sponge or a fluffy concealer brush. Rimmel says Match Perfection offers medium coverage - I'd say its more of a light coverage that can be built up to medium. This concealer layers quite well in my experience, I've applied up to three layers before it began to look obvious and a little cakey. Unlike Rimmel's Wake Me Up Concealer, which can do a bit of everything, I think Match Perfection should only be used on the under eye area, due to its illuminating properties. You don't want to draw attention to your blemishes, do you? Rimmel's Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter does work wonders for eyes. It conceals light to moderate under eye circles (heavy circles will need a corrector as well - Pixi's is good), and really helps to brighten the area up. You can use Rimmel's Match Perfection to subtle highlight the face as well, but I don't think its very effective. This concealer wears well on me, lasting eight or nine hours. Match Perfection doesn't need to be set with a powder to last, but it also doesn't hurt. I've never experienced any creasing when using this concealer.
 I can always trust Rimmel to have a good color match for me! Rimmel's Fair is a warm porcelain shade that suits me to a T. The yellow undertone is great for helping to cancel out the bluish purple tones of under eye circles, for a brightened, more awake effect. There is a small amount of shimmer present in Match Perfection's formula, but it is not apparent on the skin in any way; in fact, this concealer has a natural matte finish.
I still love Rimmel's Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer+Highlighter after all these years! It has a great, pliable texture with light/medium coverage. This is definitely a designated under eye concealer, its coverage and consistency aren't appropriate for covering blemishes. I believe Rimmel intends for you to use a slightly lighter shade to brighten and highlight the under eye and high planes of the face, but for someone as fair as myself, that isn't really an option lol. Anyway, what's important here is that Rimmel's Match Perfection is a great under eye concealer with a dependable formula that'll suit most skin types. I will definitely repurchase this concealer and recommend it to everyone! 




Ingredients:
Aqua/water/eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Talc, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Magnesium Sulfate, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Peg-10, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Dimyristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Juice, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Euterpe Oleracea Juice Powder, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dipropylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Sapphire Powder, Palmaria Palmata Extract, 2-ethyl Hexyl Acrylate, [may Contain/peut Contenir/+/-:titanium Dioxide(ci 77891), Iron Oxides (ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (ci 77007)].

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