FOUNDATION ON HALF THE FACE
FOUNDATION ALL OVER
In my first £15 high street challenge, I picked up the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr foundation after some reader recommendations. Being a fan of Rimmel foundations, I thought I'd give it a go!
This is quite different from the usual foundations I wear, it's a bit heavier. I think at the time of photographing this, I was having a good skin day, because in the half and half picture, it's not really showing much of a difference on the foundation covered half!
Without a doubt you can see it's evened out my skin, hidden blemishes and redness, creating a lovely blank canvas ready for the rest of my makeup. I've not tested the 25-hr claim as quite frankly, to do that I'd have to wear it overnight, and that's not something I'm prepared to do :P It does last well during the day, but I do need to smooth it over around the chin and mouth area as it tends to crack a little - this is something most foundations are doing on me at the moment, so not a flaw of this one.
It's not as heavy as Estee Lauder Double Wear, but I would class it as heavy - personally, I think it's much nicer than double wear - that stuff can be a nightmare to try and remove, whereas this comes off pretty easily with cleanser. I set it with a powder, it seems to work well with the three I tried (L'Oreal illuminating powder, Japonesque powder and Glo & Ray powder cake) - my favourite was probably the L'Oreal powder as it just helped to give my skin a little je ne sais quoi.
Overall I liked this - it's not my absolute favourite, those spots are reserved for Chanel velvet foundation and Bourjois radiance reveal, however, it is good and certainly great for those days when you have a breakout or general redness. I did actually have a pretty large spot on my chin when I took this picture and it's covered it really well, I bet you can't even see where it is!? :)
- Please note, I have combination skin - VERY oily t-zone, and dry cheeks.