Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation in 200 Soft Beige

I'm always looking for an alternative to Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation* for everyday use as it's expensive and for me is a bit heavy to wear every day so I did a bit of research and decided to try this Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hour Foundation* - not that I'm going to wear foundation for over a day but you know, might as well try it!

I was pretty pleased with the range of colours and the fact that - unlike Double Wear - the bottle already comes with a pump dispenser so it's a lot neater and less wasteful.  At £7.99 a bottle it's about a third of the price of Double Wear so much more purse friendly for every day use!

The consistency feels a bit runny and ever so slightly oily to me.  You do need to be careful to blend well as I've found it streaks a bit during application, that's easily resolved though.  I find it sort of sits on the skin rather than soaking in and the finish isn't totally matte but it's still medium/high coverage - expect your face to be "whited out" in any flash photography - so covers a multitude of sins.  I prefer it to be more matte on my nose so I add a dusting of pressed powder a couple of times a day if I feel like I'm getting a bit shiny.

So does it last 25 hours?  Um, well I haven't worn it for quite that long but I have slept in it (tut tut) and it still looked pretty decent when I woke up!  I'd say it comfortably lasts about 8 or 9 hours, I don't think I'd want to go out after work without retouching it first but I'm not having to do it every couple of hours or anything.  Overall it's a decent enough every day foundation at a budget friendly price and I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again


  1. I used to love this foundation until I discovered Rimmel Match Perfection which is such a beautiful everyday foundation!


    1. Ooh I'll have to check it out, only really used Revlon drugstore foundations until this one, always open to options!

  2. Great review- I haven't tried this before. I might give it a go! I usually need a foundation with staying power for nights out/formals because my skin is kinda oily :/ I LOVE your nails by the way! So pretty!

    1. Aw thank you, I need to get them done again...

  3. I have used this foundation and completely agree I do find it a bit too oily - I don't really use it as much anymore but I used it recently and actually found that liquid came out and not much of the foundation which was worrying! I think garnier bb cream is good for a liquid foundation finish!

  4. Haven't tried this product yet but I am so interested because of its long lasting foundation. I'm not really contented with my current foundation now and its really hard for me to find perfect match because My color is pale. I really wish that this could be the one I'm looking for :)

    xx Alexa
    Lifecell Australia


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