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Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation & FOTD

I heard quite a few people raving out about Rimmels Lasting Finish 25 hour Foundation and thought I would give it a try as I had ran out of my trusted Revlon Colourstay and had a wedding to attend.

Now I usually would opt for MAC Face and Body in such situations, however I ordered this and it came right in time so I thought I'd give it a test run.

Now I am on the fence with this one to be honest. I mean, I cannot figure out what is substantially wrong with it but cannot get myself to love it either. I bought this in the shade 'Soft Beige', which is the closest I could find to match my NC30-35 skin tone.

One major fault with this foundation is the lack of shades available for,

- Asian women 
- those with yellow/golden undertones
- women of colour

For some reason, make-up companies like Rimmel and Revlon only introduce shades with yellow/golden undertones in the US and not in the UK. Who on earth told them us Britons only have pink undertones? Even with Revlon Colourstay, I always have to order my exact shade from US.

Back to the foundation, it has a medium coverage which is buildable but it can look a bit cakey if overdone, so one layer is enough to give a good base. Don't try to conceal with your foundation, that's why concealers were invented eh?

Besides that, it has a lovely inoffensive dewy finish to it, which surprisingly enough does not leave a white/grey cast in pictures, hence I would term it as camera friendly which is always a plus. The shine can be toned down with powder though and the foundation absorbs the powder well without further caking.

It does however exaggerate my pores a tiny bit more and I guess this is because I have dry to normal skin for now, on which the foundation seems to catch onto pores. If you have combination/oily skin, I think this would work better.

Basically, I am unhappy with the shade itself, as it does not have any yellow undertones in it to complement my complexion. It just makes me feel a little out of my comfort zone to sport a colour that is not exactly of my skin tone and that is the only problem with this in my opinion.

Besides that, it's quite a decent foundation really considering you can purchase it for under £6. It also lasts a good 6 hours which is not bad at all.  It looks pretty okay doesn't it? Have a look..

(with flash)

(In natural light)

I thought I should include what I wore to the wedding that day as well. I opted for a green and soft brown eye, with full of lashes and a thin smokey liner.

For the cheeks, I am wearing The Body Shop's Bronzer in shade 2 from their Honey Bronze Collection with some Chanel Blusher in Rose Petale. I also opted for hot pink lips which I forgot to take a picture of.

Here's a picture of products I used in case you're interested.

Have you tried Rimmel's Lasting Finish Foundation? 

JC ♔ said...

I agree with just about everything you said. It does look dewy but I'm not 100% feeling the shade? I will say though that you look very beautiful.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Woww you look soo beautiful <3 Great review Shifa!!

Supergirl said...

You look so pretty! Love the weddings look:)
I haven't tried this foundation, but it sounds good:)

nicoletta said...

I have this foundation and love it. It looks beautiful on you in the photos. You look flawless xx

Lived With Love said...

this colour doesn't look too bad on you!


I haven't tried the lasting finish foundation but I've tried their other foundation and I don't like it at all! I think I'll stick to Rimmel nail polishes, eyeliners, and mascara instead! However, Revlon Colorstay is fabulous! I do have a hard time finding the perfecting color for the colorstay :(


Kathryn at Cherries in the Snow said...

I love this foundation, it's got the coverage I need but it causes me to break out :(

Demonicsmurfette said...

Such a gorgeous look on you. I've was tempted to buy this but the palest shade is still too dark for my pasty skin. No wonder so many women have the orange foundation look when the options are limited for almost-albino's like myself.

mediterraneangirl15 said...

Haven't tried the foundation so cannot say anything about it but yes, I hate that about the shades, it's not just in UK, but the whole Europe, like we are all pink:) Your makeup looks gorgeous, especially the lashes, do you have falsies on (which ones) or just mascara (which one):)? xxx

Sheefa F said...

@mediterraneangirl15 - oh I forgot to mention I am wearing Clinique's High Length Mascara. It is simply awesome for definition and length. No falsies :)

Alice at SuperGorgeous said...

Your make up looks gorgeous - as do you, absolutely stunning! x

Unknown said...

Hey, I'm a recent follower to your blog and really love reading it.

I noticed in your pics that you have a lipstick palette - do you mind if I ask where did you get it from? As I would love to store my lippies like that :)

Lots of smiles,


Sheefa F said...

@Sarii - I got the palette off a blog sale from Wayne Goss's blog. These are all MAC lipsticks squashed in a MUFE palette.

and am glad you're liking the blog :)

Anonymous said...

love the eyeshadow - and agree with the foundation comments - i was sent this by rimmel - they GUESSED my asian skintone. fail. x




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