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I have a review and swatch for you today, Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in 001 Light. Have you tried it? What did you think? In the name of research I put this product through its paces to see how it stands up. It was a tough choice choosing between the available shades, but instead of going for the usual medium toned colour, I went light/pink-ish. If it’s good enough for Barbie, it’s good enough for me. I hope.

Photo: 1 hour after application

Right off the bat I felt that this wasn’t the best choice for me, but believe it or not, I do like the colour. The colour isn’t bad, it’s the lack of visibility I’m not loving. My skin tone would have been better suited to a darker shade. Ok, so what’s good enough for Barbie might not be good enough for me. We live and learn, right? 😛

I haven’t read any other reviews just yet, but I was disappointed in the lack of pigment. I had to apply the blush quite a few times to get an intensity that was noticeable. The fallout from applying it so many times was totally OTT, and I found it was best to tilt my head to avoid getting covered in blush.

It’s not all bad news though, I think this would suit someone looking for a subtle effect. It may have been a bust for me, but I do think there is potential.

While it’s near impossible to tell, there are actually three shades.

This photo (above) was taken in sunlight to show it does in fact have shimmer. But don’t be afraid, it is so microscopic you probably wouldn’t even know unless you looked at it closely enough.


Photo: flash, indoors.

No, you don’t need glasses, this is my best attempt at swatching the shades 😛

I debated whether it would even be worth posting these swatches, but in the end I thought hey, you gotta keep it real! I also wondered for a moment if I’d bought a botched blush, and perhaps it was meant to have better colour and it was just a manufacturing mistake. But I think not. It just wasn’t meant to be!

The Final Verdict

What I love:
Despite the disappointing result, I don’t hate this blush. I accept that is just wasn’t for me. The three shades mixed together actually produced a beautiful tone that was a natural flush for me (be it a very light one). Had it been more pigmented and easier to apply I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another shade.

What I don’t love:
Well, there’s the obvious. And then there is the mess. The first time I tested it, I applied it so many times I wasn’t paying attention to all the fallout. I checked myself in the mirror later and realised my entire jawline was covered in blush.

I’m also not a fan of the packaging. Sure, the blush was not incredibly expensive (it wasn’t dirt cheap either), the twist-to-open lid has somewhat worn down on mine. I have only had it a week or two, and it already spins freely and doesn’t lock completely.

Would I buy it again? Sadly no. Not for me. Would I recommend it to anyone? That’s a tough call. If you have darker skin, probably not. You’d honestly be better off trying something else. For everyone else, if you can test it first and get a good result, go for it!

16 Comments on Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Review & Swatches

  1. Lisa
    February 27, 2013 at 6:39 am (5 years ago)

    Oh wow! I love those colours! xx

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm (5 years ago)

      They make a beautiful combo! It’s a well balanced shade, such a shame about the intensity 🙂

  2. Luchessa
    February 27, 2013 at 7:04 am (5 years ago)

    The design of the product looks adorable.

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm (5 years ago)

      That’s exactly what attracted me, I’m a real sucker I know 😛

      • Luchessa
        February 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm (5 years ago)

        We all are i guess. At least those of use, who are blogging about beauty. 🙂

  3. Mrs. Gaeul
    February 27, 2013 at 7:38 am (5 years ago)

    Yeah, it is quite light. Fall out would be quite annoying!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm (5 years ago)

      I’ve been using the blush daily and it has definitely left a mess around the house! lol. Note to self, do not apply while sitting on the bed 🙂

  4. satine89
    February 27, 2013 at 7:44 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the review! You covered all my doubts! Hopefully it’ll come to Italy soon so I can test in on my hand to see if it fits my superpale skin! 🙂

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m glad I could help! I hope it works well for you, good luck xx 🙂

  5. Tomiko
    February 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm (5 years ago)

    The design looks cute, sad that pigmentation is not great :(…

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

      It really is. I’m interested to see how others experiences with it were, and there are more shades in the range too. It’s a shame it wasn’t an all-round hit 🙂

  6. My Lucite Dreams
    February 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello beautiful, I’m not seeing your images.. Photobucket is asking for an upgrade I think :-/

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      February 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Taylor! Thank you SO MUCH for letting me know beautiful, it had been down since yesterday but I didn’t notice till last night. I am upgraded but photo bucket is having issues, I see a few other bloggers with complaints too. Hope it’s resolved soon xx

      • My Lucite Dreams
        March 1, 2013 at 1:12 am (5 years ago)

        That’s a terrible pain! I caught a glimpse of the blush in Bloglovin’ 🙂
        I hope PB straightens their stuff out soon!

      • Beautiful Kayekie
        March 2, 2013 at 9:46 am (5 years ago)

        Argh! WordPress keeps sending your comments to spam, beautiful. I have no idea why? lol. You are my top commenter. Note to wordpress, stop it! 🙂

  7. Karima Bowlby
    January 4, 2014 at 6:10 am (4 years ago)

    I want this for my friend 🙂


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