Friday, 6 February 2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation

This was a bit of a random purchase for me. I was in Boots stocking up and noticed there was a 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel products. I already had the two, and whilst searching for the third, this foundation caught my eye. I'd not seen it around in stores before and couldn't recall reading anything about it, but thought I'd give it a go anyway - so not like me.

The Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude foundation claims to feel hydrating and moisturising whilst creating a nude, poreless effect which lasts 25 hours. 25 hours?! Seriously?! It baffles me that brands claim their products will last a ridiculous amount of time - who wears their foundation for that long? Anyway, what I can tell you is that this will last you a full days work, maybe a little longer, but unfortunately this isn't one to choose if you're looking for day to night wear.

What I do love about this foundation is that it feels really lightweight, as if it wasn't there. I'd say it gives a light to medium coverage - it makes skintone look even but you are going to have to cover up any blemishes with a concealer. It also applies really nicely. I've had really bad dry skin recently and even on my worst days it's looked really good and hasn't looked flaky.

Although I do like this foundation, it doesn't live up to it's biggest claim of being really long lasting, which is a bit of a disappointment. I also prefer to have a little more coverage, which I can get from my trusty Match Perfection. This may be a foundation I reach for in the summer which I want a more lightweight feel to my base, but if you're thinking of buying it for it's 25 hour claims, you may be a tad disappointed.

Have you tried this foundation? What's your favourite drugstore foundation?


  1. Hmm, I think this foundation looks pretty good but it is disappointing that it doesn't last as long as it claims. As you say, it's somewhat silly to claim a foundation can ever last 25 hours! To be honest though, I quite like lightweight foundations, and at least it lasts for a full working day, so I may still give it a try!

    Emma Alyson x

    1. Exactly, it still lasts really well and I still really like it so I'd recommend it xx

  2. I absolutely love this foundation and wear it on a daily basis. It always lasts from around 8am to midnight which is really long and although it might not be 25 hours, I would never wear it for 25 hours so that doesn't really bother me! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. Wow how did you get it to last so long?! It would only last til around 6-7pm on me xx