Thursday, 19 February 2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr Foundation

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr foundation

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr foundation on half my face

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr foundation all over

Finished makeup

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.


  1. I recently picked this foundation up when it was on offer and I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage and how well it lasts throughout the day! I haven't tried a Rimmel foundation in quite some time - I don't remember them being this good! xx

    Ioanna |

  2. I'm currently trying this myself and I'm liking it!
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

  3. I bought this a few month ago because it was only £5 in Asda and didn't expect much but I actually really like it! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  4. I recently picked this up together with Rimmel Wake Me Up and fell in love with both. I do use only very little for my face and both are just equally amazing.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  5. Same here, I actually love this! LOL! But I have to admit that I have dry skin so maybe that's why it is different.

  6. Yeah it's surprisingly good, especially for a heavy foundation, which I don't normally like :) Yeah, Rimmel have really stepped up their game over the last few years I think :)

  7. That's a good price! Yeah - I never expect much from Rimmel (it was a terrible makeup brand back when I was a teenager!) but their foundations are pretty good now :)

  8. Oh I love the Wake Me Up - I really like the scent :) Yeah both are really good :)

  9. I have often thought about buying this foundation and so glad you did a review of it and also good to hear it has pretty good staying power. I love the Rimmel compact powder which I use daily.

    Laura x

  10. I really want to try the Chanel foundation you mentioned :) We need to catch up soon lovely, I will get in touch xx

  11. It's really decent - if you like a heavy foundation, then I don't think you'll be disappointed :)

  12. Ah, the velvet one? Yeah, it's just lovely, I do miss having it in my collection


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