Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

It's been a while since I posted about the foundation I'm wearing currently, and since I just repurchased (!) this little beauty from Rimmel, I thought I'd tell you why I'm enjoying it so much...





Lasting Finish is a foundation that claims to last without fading or transferring for 25 hours. It comes in glass bottle with a pump, which is actually something of a commodity in the modern foundation market so they get ten points for that! It also claims to contain a Comfort Serum, and whilst normally I find those kind of ingredients a little gimmicky, this one actually is comfortable to wear for hours on end. As for the finish, it is surprisingly smoothing and blurs out imperfections, as well as offering medium-level coverage that is very easily buildable. The lightweight, runny formula is incredibly easy to blend, and even better, it contains SPF20 that doesn't cause any ghost-face in flash photography!

I would describe the finish as semi-matte and it certainly lives up to its claims of lasting all day - whilst I've not tried it for 25 hours, I have worn it all day and on a night out and it needed only some slight powdering to re-mattify my combination skin a little. As for standing up to humidity, it works pretty damn well - this is definitely one to take on holiday since it puts up a tough fight against heat. It claims to be hydrating, which I do agree with to an extent, but I wouldn't say it is entirely as transfer-resistant as it hopes to be. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't transfer loads, but if you haven't set it properly with a powder it can rub off on your (or others'!) shirts.

I chose shade Ivory since I'm a pale gal, but there isn't a huge shade range, and I do find that even this second-lightest shade can show up a little on the warmer side than I'd like, though this does seem to fade after a little while. I have also found that it can oxidise a little if you have oily skin, but not to any massive extent - it's simply a case of setting it with a powder and it should stay in place all day!

Overall, I am a big fan of this foundation. For comparison, whilst it is thinner in formula than L'Oréal True Match Foundation and isn't as matte in finish, it does provide a good amount more coverage and around the same length of wear, which is really great! I'd certainly recommend swatching the shades to find one that suits you (like I say, the range isn't blowing any minds), but it is a nice inexpensive foundation that truly does offer a natural, lasting finish. The fact that I repurchased it says it all!

Have you tried this foundation?

16 comments:

  1. I've never considered this I've always assumed it would be heavy but it looks lovely on you! maybe I'll give it a go at some point xx

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    1. I was exactly the same until I ran out of foundation and the only one I could find in the small shop near me was this - I was so surprised!! It really is good :)

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