Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Rimmel Lasting Foundation 25hrs Rave Review

Hi there lovelies, i know a few of you have already tried this foundation out, but for those of you who haven't i wanted to do a quick review as I'm really impressed.

I read so many mixed reviews on this foundation. Some people love it some hate it. I heard it was really thick and greasy, i read some reviews on boots saying it had no coverage ???
It's on offer at boots just now for just £5 so i thought i would try it for myself.
I have seen so many adverts for this stuff plus the fact that miss jones  gave such a positive review was  reason enough for me to have a dabble.

I picked up shade 200 soft beige as i have not been wearing any fake tan lately and it actually matched my skin perfectly. The shades are a little bit hit and miss so if you are very fair you may struggle getting a colour as the lightest seems quite dark in my opinion.

The first time i wore it i used a really really small amount and buffed it in well with my flat top sigma brush. I applied it immediately after moisturising so the slip of the moisturiser helps blend it into my skin.

These first two photos were taken with no concealer, no powder or bronzer

I love the results. It looks so natural and feels lovely and fresh on the skin. It leaves a slightly dewy look and really covers any redness, imperfections and blends so easily. ( it helps that the colour is perfect )

The foundation lasted all day but i did find my nose area went a bit shiny after about 7 hrs which is not really a problem as such but thought I'd point it out anyway.

 DAY 2
The next day i applied the foundation in the same way but just slightly more. Nearly 1 full pump to be exact lol
I then applied my Mac Skinfinish powder with a big soft brush and applied a little ELF bronzer to warm my complexion up a bit. Again no concealer.

This time the foundation lasted from first thing in the morning till about 8pm before i noticed a shiny nose. I really love how it looks on my skin and it photographs pretty nicely too.
I nipped into boots while wearing it and my friend on the Estee Lauder counter asked me what i was wearing and was shocked when i told her :)

It is very similar to Estee Lauder Double wear and it also reminds me slightly of Revlon colourstay which i also really like except i find colourstay can be a bit cakey looking sometimes and this is not.

If you are looking for a new foundation then i would seriously give this some consideration.
Rimmel have gone up a rank in my books after trying this. This is an ideal foundation for both day wear or an evening out. I will be getting in a darker shade as well so when i wear my fake tan i can still use it. Thumbs up Rimmel.


  1. beautiful - how good is it for the price! finally a product for a budget...ur hair is so lush hun xxx

  2. I'm looking into cheaper foundations lately as I've worn Chanel Mat Lumiere for years. I've just tried Maybellines The Eraser and hated how oily it felt and how obvious it looked, this looks gorgeous on you though!

  3. This is my all time favorite foundation :) but here in the states we have a squeeze bottle not a pump!

  4. You look gorgeous! I have this foundation, but the lightest shade it's too dark for me still...and everyone is raving about this! Bummer! I just keep it in my drawer :(

  5. right, have written it on my (very long) list ... will go in for a peep as soon as I can - it looks lovely on you lady! xx

  6. it looks lovely on you, will defo give this a go next time im in boots! ur hair is gorgeous im contemplating going red myself!!

    darina xx

  7. Great review. Will have to check this out at lunchtime. Hoping the shades won't be too dark for me. x

  8. I have been wanting to try Rimmel foundation for such a long time now, have to order online and give this baby a try :)

    Im having a giveaway going on at my blog, please check it out :) Xoxo Christine

  9. Good thing I'm going shopping today! I needed some new foundation as I'm out! I can't wait to grab some! I'm loving your hair! I think that shade suits you to perfection!


  10. Lou lou, hope you manage to get one in the right shade xx
    corrine its a bargain isnt it. Thanks for the hair comment too. Ive had lots of nice comments :) xx

  11. i just bought it too for a fiver in boots! i was a bit hesitant as the reviews really are hit and miss but i do really like it :)
    also loving the hair nicoletta! xx

  12. Fab review.I will pick this up when i'm in boots next.Thanks Nicoletta xx

  13. I will have to give this a try can't really complain for the price anyway x

  14. Great post, sounds like a good foundation!

    I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award :)

  15. yay so glad someone else has backed me up as I LOVE this i have the exact same shade and love the fact it has a built in primer, I used to love the old rimmel lasting finish too swore by them for years as I find other good coverage foundations like doublewear really clog up my skin

  16. Great review i personally have never been a fan of rimmel foundations i tried the skin matching one (cannot remember name) in 'ivory' which should of been called 'essex orange' or something it was definitely not ivory! lol They really should widen there colour range!
    I will however pop down to boots to check this one out hopefully it will improve my current opinion of rimmel...... I was rather impressed with your pics and the coverage :) xxx

  17. This is the second rave I've heard about this today, might keep a look out for it :) thanks for the review :)

  18. Thanks girls, im glad you like the look of it. Its brilliant when a product works and is affordable for everyone. I love a lot of high end products but if i find something as good as this in this price bracket then i'm twice as happy xx


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