Thursday 6 October 2011

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

This week I have been testing the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hour foundation in shade ‘200 soft beige’ which claims to be transfer proof, hydrating and lightweight feel. Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours. I am not sure how often you would need to wear a foundation for 25 hours at a time – a long haul flight to Australia perhaps?! 

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
The foundation comes in a sleek glass bottle with a pump which is more hygienic. It took a little work to blend the foundation into my skin; I found applying with fingers worked the best as with as applying with a brush tended to go on a little streaky. The foundation had a nice fresh scent which disappeared once it settled into my skin and it almost turned to powder and gave a natural slightly dewy finish but with it being so lightweight it felt like I was not wearing any foundation.  It provided a medium coverage without being too cakey or heavy and I hardly needed to apply much as a little goes a long way.  

Foundation swatch on my hand
My skin is normal/combination (slightly dry in some areas) and I think this foundation is perfect for my skin type, with it being enriched with a revitalising Mineral Complex and moisturising Aqua primer my skin felt silky smooth. I didn't apply a powder to set the foundation, or use a primer and it had brilliant staying power – no touch ups were needed after a good 15 hours of wearing this. This is a perfect drugstore foundation is you are on a budget and the only downside I would say to this is that it only comes in 6 shades so if you are any darker than this ‘soft beige’ shade you will struggle finding a match.

Swatch to show the consistency of the foundation
Foundation blended into skin
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation costs £6.99 and is available from Boots. Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? 



  1. Great review!
    I want to give this a try someday. :)

  2. I recently bought this foundation and really like it! The shade range is awful as the lightest shade is too dark for me when I'm pale :/ I love the longevity and coverage of this foundation and it's fab for the price! xxx

  3. i wish we got rimmel here :\


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