Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

This is the first foundation that I ever used when I started to wear a bit of make-up all those years ago haha. I didn't know much about what I needed to look for so I basically just picked up the first affordable foundation that I saw! 
I then moved onto a couple of others when I started seeing my friends or bloggers using them. I have now switched back to this one for a bit and so I thought I would do a review to let you know my thoughts and opinions about the product now that I know a bit more about it haha. 


"Blends flawlessly, seamlessly, instantly and easily into the skin"

This claim I completely agree with! The foundation is so easily applied and does blend like a dream. I use a flat foundation brush to apply this and it leaves my skin looking even, without any streaks or lumps etc. It gives my skin a nice tone and covers up my redness which is something that I definitely wanted. 
It does blend instantly with a brush or sponge as I used to use a sponge when I last used this product and it just looks good in my opinion; kind of like a China Doll haha. 

"Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours"

This claim I kind of have some issues with. I work in a place that can get quite hot with steam in the air. By the end of my 8 hour shifts, most of the foundation on my nose and other little areas like my forehead has come off completely. So I wouldn't agree that it is sweat or heat proof to be honest; especially not for 25 hours! Also, when I put clothes on or take them off, I find a little rim around the collars or anywhere that touches my face as the foundation has actually transferred onto them. So, to say that it is transfer proof isn't something that I would agree with either. 

Other Points

One thing that I have found with this foundation is that when you apply it, it leaves your face looking very shiny so I normally put a little more powder than usual on so that my skin looks less dewy haha. It's alright to be honest, I just prefer more matte foundations. 

This foundation has SPF 20 which I think is so good for the amount that it costs! This means that you are protected from UVA and UVB rays; perfect for Summer months! :) I never used to understand what SPF meant, but now that I do, I'm so glad that I used to wear this all the time haha. 

I am not sure who would wear foundation for so long, but maybe on a long journey or like a big night out where you will have your make-up on the whole time, this foundation would be very useful. I would say that it does last all day without smearing or looking bad; as long as it isn't too hot! So, if you are going out somewhere and need your foundation to stay intact without having to top it up, I would recommend this one.

Another little thing that I have noticed since switching back to this one is that I have started to get break-outs. I don't normally get spots so when this started to happen I freaked out a little haha. I'm not sure if it is because my skin got so used to my other foundation or what, but I didn't like that this started to happen. I think it may be because this is a full coverage foundation. It has stopped now after a couple of weeks, but yeahh, something to look out for! 

I also have to say that because this foundation is full coverage, whilst it is amazing at blending and covers up anything and everything, it does feel quite paste-y when you apply it; kind of like what Dulux paint would feel like if you put it on your face. You can also feel it when it is on, as in it is quite heavy. I guess those are the small prices you have to pay for a decent and affordable foundation! 

Overall, I would give this foundation a 3.5/5

It is a great price for a good foundation that does last all day in normal heat, looks natural and gives your skin an even tone, blends amazingly and protects against harmful rays! :) I have to say that I will use this one for any little days out or like overnight stays etc, but I will be switching back to my No7 foundation as I do think that you get what you pay for, and I definitely have missed that one! 

I would highly recommend this product for anyone new to wearing make-up or who doesn't really know much about foundations as it is a good one, I have just found one that I get on with a bit more haha. 

What do you think about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation?? 



  1. Hmm, I may skip trying this foundation after this review simply because if it's making your skin look a little dewy and I already have kind of oilier skin, I don't think that'd be a good combo during the humidity of the day. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yeahh I have oily combination skin and this didn't really help that, so maybe look for ones suited to your skin better like I have now :) x

  2. Loved this post! I have never tried using this foundation,but now I may give it a go. Lovely post Paula, lots of love, Marina xx

    1. It is good value for money definitely give it a try! I mean, why not for £8 ay :') Thankyouu! xx


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