Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation Review (+ Swatches)


Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation Ivory Review (+ Swatches)

Hello everyone! Today I'm finally reviewing the foundation I bought for my birthday: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr Nude. I've had enough time to try it out and really form a solid opinion on this one, which is why now is the perfect time to finally talk to you guys about it.

First of all, I got this online, at Asos (you can read all about it here). Since this foundation isn't available in Portuguese stores, I had no way of seeing what the shades were like up close, so I just went with the one that seemed to be the closest to my other foundations, from swatches I saw online. So I bought the shade 100 Ivory, which ended up being a bit darker than the swatches showed. This isn't a major problem, since Summer is coming up and I'm bound to get a tan, so this foundation will work nicely then. Even now I can somewhat wear it, but I prefer to wait until I got a tan than just wasting foundation to try and "make it work".

Shades aside, the actual foundation is pretty good! I had never tried Rimmel foundations before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I did know all about the negative reviews over this foundation's "sister", the original, red cap, Lasting Finish foundation, so I knew this would be the best choice for my dry skin.

The actual formula is very blendable and you only need the tiniest bit to get a decent coverage. In fact, more often than not I don't even need one full pump to cover my whole face. I did notice that layering won't work with this foundation, since the product just seems to build up in the most unflattering way ever. To get the best results, I use my Zoeva Powder Polish brush and just apply one thin layer that usually gives me good medium coverage, while also looking very natural.

The SPF 20 is also a big bonus, since I will be wearing this during the summer (even though it's always good to have some SPF in your foundation anyways).

The finish is definitely not dewy, mind you. But it's not matte either. I find it's a very nice, skin like finish, more in the matte side of the spectre without making your makeup look cakey. Coverage wise, it does cover up any smaller blemishes and all the discolouration in my face, but it won't cover bigger spots or my dark circles. That's not a major problem for me though, since I already have concealers that will take care of both those problems.

As for the staying power, it's honestly the most long lasting foundation I own. I don't know if it will actually last the 25 hours it promises (who even wears their foundation for 25 hours in a row??) but it will definitely last you the whole day (easily 12 hours, in the least). Mind you, I have tried this on during the warmer days, when I was sweating out and about under the scalding sun, and this did not budge. It's definitely sweat proof and it will still make you look matte-ish, which is great if you don't want to look like you're sweating like a pig.

Overall, this foundation is pretty much perfect! The only problem I have with it is that, sometimes, it does cling to some dry patches around my nose. Still, I find that if I do a little bit of extra moisturising on that spot, it won't cling to them anymore, so it's not actually a big problem (unless you have super dry skin, in which case you will need a really good moisturiser or maybe try a different foundation).

Below are some swatches I took, where I compared this foundation to the other two I own, so you can get a feel of what the shades are like!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation Ivory Review (+ Swatches)

(From top to bottom: Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation (Ivory), Kiko Universal Fit Foundation (Light Beige), Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (52)

As you can see, the Rimmel foundation is considerably darker than the other two, but it's still a nice darker shade of the Healthy Mix, so it will definitely work during the summer time.

I hope this review was helpful and, as always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment or email me!

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