I received a free sample of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation* with an issue of Cosmopolitan I bought back in November 2014. I’ve had the sample for a little while now and I’ve finally gotten around to using it. I thought I’d do a review type post and share my thoughts with you.
*The product featured in this post is the Nude Lasting Finish Foundation as opposed to the Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum.
Rimmel’s Lasting Finish foundation is available in 8 shades ranging from Light Porcelain through to Natural Beige. The sample I received is in 100 Ivory – the third lightest shade.
Description as per Rimmel London Website:
Medium coverage foundation that feels hydrating and moisturising
- Lightweight formula blends instantly into the skin creating a nude, poreless effect
- Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours
The product description in my opinion is pretty accurate as the formula did feel lightweight on my skin but I didn’t notice a nude, poreless effect. (Perhaps, if I had one of the lighter shades?) This shade gives my face a slight orange tinge and isn’t as natural as I’d like. Clearly, I didn’t wear the foundation for 25 hours but I found for the amount of time I did, it was heat proof and lasted well.
The size of the sample is only 1.5ml but because I’m not convinced it’s the right colour for my skin tone I have had more than one use from it and still have some product left.
The first time I used this product was actually my first time using liquid foundation. That sounds kinda crazy because I have dry skin but my normal non-liquid foundation works just fine. Wearing this for the first time I used moisturiser, but second time round I opted for primer and preferred the result. With moisturiser I felt the foundation emphasised lines and the primer provided more coverage.
I also did a concealer test between my Australis Concealer Stick and my old concealer stick. (I don’t know the name or brand because I’ve used it for so long and so much it has worn off). I preferred the foundation with my old concealer as it blended into my skin more smoothly whereas the Australis concealer felt a tad drying.
The most important thing to consider when you’re buying foundation is your skin tone. I’m convinced the reason this foundation isn’t for me is because it would suit someone with a warm skin tone and I think mine is cooler. Despite having red hair and freckles, which sounds like my skin tone would be quite warm, the foundation and freckles seemed to clash. My freckles were half hidden by the foundation and I’d rather a natural look or a foundation with more coverage.
Tip: To find your skin tone look at your veins, green = warm, blue = cool, and greeny-blue = neutral.
Overall, I wouldn’t go out and buy this particular shade of foundation but if you’re looking for a product with reasonable coverage and you’re new to using liquid foundation this would be a great one to try! You could also potentially look into one of Rimmel’s similar products; Lasting Finish Foundation with Comfort Serum (provides full coverage) or Match Perfect Foundation.
Let me know if you use a Rimmel foundation and what you think of it!