Do you ever try a new product and then kick yourself for not picking it up sooner? This is what happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I went to Boots for deodorant and ended up buying lots of makeup. C'est la vie. I picked up the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 HR Nude Foundation because, well, I'd no reason really. I was having a browse, one of many since this first launched last year and yet it called to me that day.
Promising 25 hours of wear and a medium coverage, I picked up shade 100 Ivory, the second lightest of the six shades available and it's a great match for my skin.
I tried this out on camera for the first time in my Face Full of First Impressions video and was really impressed with how it looked on the skin. And after a week and a half of solidly playing with it, I can tell you that it's love. Let me tell you and show you more though.
This foundation looks so natural on my skin and I am absolutely loving the finish it gives. We're talking a satin luminous glow while feeling weightless. I like to apply it with a Beauty Blender for the medium level of coverage in these photos, but if you want something a bit more sheer, then a buffing brush is the way to go. It's buildable, covers the redness on my schnoz beautifully and despite the soft sheen it gives the skin, it doesn't feel wet or m-word. You know what that word is. Don't make me say it.
As for the 25 hour claim, I can't report back on that. Momma needs her sleep and if I'm ever awake for 25 hours, you can be sure I won't be worrying about whether my foundation is looking good! Without using powder, which nearly killed me because I love my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, I get about 6 hours before the shine appears on my nose and forehead, but when I do use powder to set everything in place, I get the whole work day out of it.
For €8.99, this is one of the best purse friendly foundations I've ever tried and I've actually been reaching for it over my beloved Double Wear! I wanted to wear it out the other night, but knew that there'd be a lot of photos being taken and the SPF 20, while being grand for the aul skin protection, isn't good for flash photography, but hey, this is a fantastic every day foundation!
What else do I need to try that I'm behind the times on?