Friday, 7 November 2014

Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

Despite being a bit of a base product-addict, I'd never actually tried any of Rimmel's foundations until pretty recently. My skin is oily and blemish-prone, so for me a foundation has to provide at least a medium coverage which is buildable when I need it to be, and to last well one my skin without sliding around or becoming super-shiny within the hour. Not much to ask, then! I've been trying to expand my foundation horizons, leading me to pick up Rimmel's Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in the shade '100 Ivory'.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation
"Full coverage foundation enriched with a comfort serum. Instant perfect coverage that feels extra comfortable and lasts all day. Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer-proof for up to 25 hours. Coverage that won't let you down."
First things first, the 30ml bottle is fitted with a pump, which shouldn't be a big deal but after using Revlon's ColorStay which is lacking a pump - trust me, I was thrilled to get back to the pump! Pump is beginning to sound like a made-up word now.. How many times can I say the word pump in one review? Pump pump pump. Ahem. One pump of product is pretty much the perfect amount to cover my whole face, although I sometimes add an extra half-pump or so if I'm wanting to really build coverage on a bad skin day.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation Review
I've been blending this into the skin after applying a primer, using either my fingers, my BeautyBlender, or my ELF Stippling Brush, all of which seem to work well; the foundation is easy to blend and gives a smooth, even finish without pooling in pores. I've not had any problems with cakiness when building more coverage, which is a must-have for me. I always set my foundation with powder, so the fact that this has a slightly dewy finish doesn't bother me; if you like a more glowy finish it's there, but if like me you prefer to go for a matte look, it powders down nicely. As you can probably see, this doesn't completely cover redness and imperfections so concealer is still a must for me for a completely even skintone. The shade I have is a good match for my fair skin and doesn't seem to oxidise as the day goes on, which is reassuring for us pale ladies!
Rimmel 25H Foundation
On my skin, this lasts around 4-5 hours before I get an obvious shine coming through on my forehead, which is better than average although not up to the standard of ColorStay. That said, I can easily blot or powder over it at that point so it's not too much of a concern, especially since the foundation seems to stay put even when I start to get a little shiny; it's generally still giving a good coverage when I get home from work, after around eleven hours wear. I haven't found it to settle into fine lines or anything like that, which I'm impressed with. 25 hours is obviously a ridiculous claim and I'm never going to wear make-up for that long, but it's good to know I still have coverage after 12-14 hours wear.
Rimmel 25H Foundation FOTD
Overall, if you have a normal skin-type then I can see this being pretty perfect if you can find a shade match. For oilier-skinned ladies like myself, it's still definitely workable as long as you don't mind blotting or topping up your powder after a few hours. The coverage is definitely there and the ease of blending and setting make this a good choice for me. Rimmel's Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation is priced at £7.99 for 30ml of product, making it an affordable option, and is available in seven shades from Boots and Superdrug, amongst other retailers. Have you tried this, or any other Rimmel foundations? What are your favourite base products?

xo

21 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely lovely on you! xxx

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  2. OMG..the 24 hours claim is too much! However, I am impressed that it is pretty much there after 12 hours. :) will look for it! :)

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  3. I have your same problems but can't get along with colorstay because it feels too heavy on me unfortunately, so I don't think this is for me either. Totally random, have you had the piercing all along? it never showed before!! I have the same placement!! ;) piercing sis!
    lol
    xo
    Alice|­­Alice's Beauty Madness

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    1. This feels a lot lighter than the ColorStay so may be worth a try! I've had the piercing since I was 17, I don't wear it for work so it's absent in a lot of my photos though :( xo

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  4. I've been using this foundations for couple of months and I really like it, it gives me nice coverage and stay well on my combination skin as well. Actually I wasn't expecting to be this good ;)

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  5. This sounds really good! I like that it's long lasting and has a dewy finish. I haven't tried a Rimmel foundation in a long time - maybe I should! x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  6. This makes your skin look amazing!

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  7. I like this foundation has a lot of coverage for a drugstore foundation.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  8. Ooh this looks like a nice foundation! :)
    I love trying new ones to see which works best for my skin and I'd definitely give this one a go, might need to pick one up next time I pop into Boots!
    x

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  9. Looks great, love it when high street foundations have a pump, so much easier to use!

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  11. I've always found Rimmel to be a tad hit and miss and I've never really liked their foundations as I tend to look a bit orange x

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  12. I couldn't find a match for my skin which is a shame since it looks really nice!


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  13. This looks lovely on you and sounds pretty good :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  14. this one downs good! ive always used colorstay and don't dare to move away from it XD

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  15. I still haven't try anything from this brand.

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  16. Sounds like a pretty good foundation, although I do prefer more of a matte finish!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  17. My favorite foundation is one from a drugstore... It's dream liquid mousse & it stays on all day. I haven't tried many Rimmel products. mostly mascara's! But this foundation sounds like a winner.

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  18. Great informative review :) Sounds like a great foundation :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  19. I've never tried this foundation beore - there are so many I want to try!

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