Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25HR Nude Foundation review, before & after photos!

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?
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  1. I'm on a spending ban so I wouldn't let myself buy this even at half price! It looks lovely on you though, love a bargain

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    1. Half price?!? Man I might need to pick up a second bottle for that price!

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  2. I haven't tried it yet but I do like the other version a lot, the heavier one. Have you tried Catrice Nude Illusion yet? It's gorge.

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    1. Ooh no I haven't tried that one yet, might need to investigate when I use up at least one feckin foundation!

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  3. Ah that looks lovely! I'm kicking myself I meant to pick this up but I was half asleep the day I was in Penneys and ended up picking up the one with the red lid that's full coverage! :( Oh well! Seen as they're 'completely' different I think I can justify getting this one too! ;)

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    1. Is the full coverage one nice? I was thinking about trying it out...

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  4. I love this foundation so much that it has become my everyday foundation! Lovely finish and coverage!

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