Review: Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in 330 Sando

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation is formulated with “Smart-Tone Technology to mimic skin’s texture & tone for a match that blends & covers easily”.  It comes in 14 shades.  I purchased the shade Sand.

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The bottle is made of glass and is capped with a screw-on cap. There is no pump or dropper. I tapped some foundation out into my palm and applied it with my fingers.

The scent of the foundation is perfume-y (it smells like real perfume and isn’t fruity or too floral). The makeup applied nicely and blended well. It wasn’t streaky or uneven, and it dried evenly on my face.

This is the swatch.

Rimmel swatch1

The foundation blended on my arm.

rimmel blended


This wore well on me for 8 hours. By the evening I was still wearing the foundation. Rimmel states that this provides “truer, fresher colour” but these were not my results. It was clear that I was wearing foundation, and my face looked smoother but not fresh. It didn’t look cake-y or like pancake makeup, but it was evident that I was wearing foundation. Sand is close to my skin tone but it has neutral/beige tones which clashed with my yellow undertones.  My face had a slight greyish cast to it. I looked at the next shade (Golden Honey) and it also looks more neutral than golden. Many drugstore brands have a difficult time getting yellow into their foundations. I wore this for 8 hours with no powder and my face became oily by the 5th hour. The next day, I wore it again with powder and the powder made a huge difference, although I was still a bit oily after 8 hours of wear.

Pros: Very affordable, glass bottle packaging, lasts for at least 8 hours, applies nicely and blends well
Cons: Has a noticeable fragrance, comes in a limited shade range, doesn’t look natural.

Grade: B


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Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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11 Responses to Review: Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in 330 Sando

  1. Hmmmm I don’t know, I don’t think this one would work for me.

  2. Hm, really noticeable foundation is one of my pet peeves.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Himanshi Sharma says:

    8 hours is a really good time but if its noticeable then its not for me 😦 Thanks for the review dear 😀

  4. I think it gets oxidised..It had happened with couple of foundations i have used too. I will skip it

  5. Too bad about the fragrance. I really don’t like fragrance in my face products. Although 8 hours is pretty decent wear time.

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