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This is a relative old concealer now, and Rimmel have brought out many others which may fulfil different needs. However, I bought this while I was on quite a tight budget because of its lack of novelty, and have found it very satisfactory in most respects.
Looks: the foundation comes in a beige-coloured plastic bottle which stands on its screw-top lid. This means that the foundation moves to the bottom of the bottle, making dispensing it much less tricky. It is also good as unlike with pump-action bottles, you can squeeze out all the last bits.
The foundation comes as a standard 30ml size. This is plenty, and I hope it will last me a few months, wearing it a few days a week (sometimes I like to go for a lighter tinted moisturiser).
Shades: mine is the 'ivory' shade, for my light winter skin. It is also available in several other shades, although not widely due to the fact that Rimmel have now brought out their 16-hour lasting finish foundation.
Coverage: is medium. It's not really strong enough for any major face disasters, but definitely covers up minor spots and blemishes, and does an amazing job evening out skin tone. The packaging states that it is transfer-resistant and breatheable, and I can say that this is fairly accurate. Of course, it's never going to last as long as they say, but 8 hours' wear is easily do-able, and the foundation does feel less heavy on the skin than some others.
Overall: this is a great product and I wish it were more widely available still. I paid around £3 for mine, and am really reluctant to pay double that for the new version, just because I feel this does the job very well, and I couldn't really ask much more.
This foundation is brilliant. Even after testing other foundations, I have always reverted back to Rimmel. It comes at a very reasonable price and it does its job to a high standard.
It covers the skin well and the different shades mean you can almost definitely find the right match for your skin. It has a light and refreshing fragrance, and does not appear heavy or lump on your face or blemishes. However, it is a liquid (quite watery) and therefore has to be used in smallish amounts.
It lasts for the day, however, if you are going out in the evening you would have to reapply for a fresher look. In order to cover larger blemishes you would probably have to use a concealer/ or a powder in accompaniment with the foundation in order to achieve flawless perfection.
For a small bottle, there is plenty of foundation, therefore, you can expect to be using it for quite a while.
I don't wear liquid foundation very much, but when I do I know it has to be a good brand because I hate feeling like my skin can't breathe. Rimmel claims to allow skin to breathe (the main reason I was attracted to it). It is also supposed to moisturise the skin and not clog pores.
The foundation comes in a rather flat bottle each costing around £4.99. It contains 30ml of foundation so it's a rather small product which will easily fit in your make-up bag for when you're on the go. It sits upside down with a twist-off lid on the bottom where you squeeze the foundation out of a small hole. It has a pleasant flowery smell.
I was very impressed my Rimmel's range of shades - I usually fail to find a shade that won't be too dark or too light but this range had one that was just right. The shades range from one for very dark skins to very light skin so you'll be sure to find one to suit your complexion.
With this foundation less is definitely more. I've found I only need a small dot on both of my cheeks, chin and forehead for this to give great coverage. One of the things I didn't like about the application was that the squeezy bottle made it a bit difficult to get the right amount of product out - I usually ended up with too much! However it didn't leave lines or patches so it does blend very easily.
This foundation definitely lasted all day and since using it I have not noticed an increase in the number of spots or break-outs I get so it doesn't clog my pores. It claims to last 16 hours and it definitely does - at the end of the day when I remove my make-up a lot of foundation comes off on the wipe.
However, I don't think this is really moisturizing at all for the skin. If I ever had any dry patches this foundation just made them look more obvious so don't rely on this to moisturize your skin! I've also found my face feels a bit sticky after use, but after dusting some powder on top the problem was solved.
Overall I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a cheap foundation which gets the job done.
Rimmel Lasting finish Foundation
Recently on this site I have just received my first diamond, which has inspired and motivated me to write more reviews. I am a very happy writer on this site, extremely happy with Ciao for the lovely payments I've received and I must express my gratitude by saying what a great site this is.
But anyway, this review isn't on Ciao (I will hopefully get round to writing a review on it someday, though). This review is on Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, a foundation I have had in my make up collection for a while now, and one which I use very rarely.
What this product is, for those who aren't that fimilar with make up, is a foundation, which is like a base that you put on your face before putting anything else on, such as lipstick. It can be used to cover freckles etc, and make your face look a bit nicer. Foundations can also protect the face, because sometimes they contain SPFs to protect your skin against the sun etc.
Why did I buy this foundation?
It was a very long time ago now, probably about two years (!) which is a very long time for me to still have a piece of make up for. I have quite a good memory, and can remember that I bought this foundation from Boots. I think it probably cost around £4 at the time, I will be looking in a minute at how much it costs nowadays.
I can't really see anything that special about this foundation, apart from the fact that it supposedly lasts all day and doesn't come off. On the front of the bottle it is described as "Transfer Resistant, Breathable Make up".
Does it do what it says it does?
To be honest, I don't think this foundation is anything special. I've had much better, longer lasting ones than this one and don't really think this one is all that good.
I would buy it again, but only if it was on offer, or being sold at a special price.
The foundation itself feels quite thick, and dries quite thickly on the skin, I don't really agree with it being called "breathable make up".
The only good point of this make up is that it has lasted me quite a long time (although to be honest this could be just because I hardly ever use it).
The shade I own the foundation in is Natural Beige. I don't really know why I chose this shade because I think it is too dark for my skin. I have quite pale skin and whenever I wear this foundation I think it makes me look very orange.
Once my little sister, when she was only about eight, and she asked if she could give me a make over using my make up. I decided to say yes, as I was in a good mood on that day. I wasn't allowed to look in the mirror until she had finished. And, when she finished I hardly recognised myself! I looked very scary!
She was proud of what she had made me look like, being only little, but to be honest I wouldn't go out dead looking like that! She had covered my whole face and neck in this foundation and I looked very tanned, she had also covered my eyebrows in black eyeliner.
My point of the story is, this foundation is way too dark for me!The shades you can buy the foundation in are:
Although I can't find the exact same bottle as the one I have anywhere online, I have found a similar one on www.boots.co.uk which costs £5. 86.
Both bottles have 30ml of foundation in them.
I have found another similar bottle from Rimmel which is £6.84 on www.superdrug.co.uk.
I'm sure you can also find the foundation in most supermarkets, chemists and cosmetics stores. It can also probably be found on auction sites such as eBay and amazon.
Would I recommend the foundation?
I probably wouldn't recommend this foundation, simply because I think there are a lot better ones out there and the price is a bit steep for what it actually is. I think Rimmel is a good brand but this foundation just doesn't do it for me. That doesn't mean other people won't like it though, and if you do want to try it I'd say ask in the store you're thinking of buying it from for some samples first. I have reviewed other foundations which I think are a lot better, so if you are looking for a good foundation, you could try reading those and get some more ideas.
I only know one other person who has tried this foundation, a girl who is the same age as me. She says she likes the foundation because she thinks it lasts for a long time, she likes the brand and says it isn't too expensive. She says she would recommend it becuase of these reasons.
Thank you for reading my review of this foundation. I really hope you liked reading it and found it a good read.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
I have a habit of trying new makeup products in an attempt to find one perfect for me, ie: doesn't go clumpy, isn't too dark etc.
So my hunt came down to Rimmel's Lasting Finish foundation. Through previous experience, Rimmel's products are generally really good, although as with most products, there are some shoddy items, so was this foundation going to be one of the shoddy ones or the shining ones?
Some people believe that Rimmel's products are for teenagers only due to both the great price and the immense popularity among younger teens, though I can assure you now that this is not the case at all, and why worry about these things if you are getting a good product at a decent price?
Anyway, onto the product itself!
Rimmel's lasting finish boasts to be a unique colour holding TM formula with the pigments surrounded by a protective and transfer-resistant film. It also states that it leaves no tight feeling and no mask effect (which I take to mean that it blends well) with a comfortable lightweight formula which lets the skin breathe.
Lasting Finish is recommended as it apparently helps with your skin and complexion by leaving your skin soft, supple and hydrated and giving it a natural smooth coverage which prevents clogging of pores.
It also states that this foundation will last the whole day.
Rimmel's Lasting Finish comes in a range of colours which includes;
* Natural Beige (A light, medium colour)
* Noisette (A dark brown cover)
* Deep Mocha (For the darker skin complexions)
* Caramel (A medium light coverage)
* Warm Beige (A medium light brown)
* Nude (Very light cream - almost transparent on some skins)
* Oatmeal Beige (Very light medium coverage)
* Pale Biscuit (Slightly lighter than the oatmeal colour)
* Ivory (The lightest cream of the collection)
I opted for the Natural Beige coverage as I have used this colour before and believe it best suits my skin tone. It comes out slightly lighter than it actually is, so perhaps bare this in mind when choosing a colour to match your skin tone.
The foundation was extremely easy to squeeze out of the tube and did not run out like some products I have tried before causing a need for a wet sponge on a newly made bed! I would think that this may stain clothes, though, so if you are anything like me - be careful!
I always use my fingers to apply foundation like this as I find it easier to blend into the skin. When on my fingers, the foundation did not feel oily like some do, if anything, slightly grainy (even though it was applied smooth). It didn't take long to apply and blended really well into the skin without leaving any clumps and seemed to match in with my skin tone perfectly. A slight line was left around the sides of my face at first as the foundation is not transparent, and this needed a little longer to blend in, though once you massage it into the skin, it sits well.
Once on my face, I barely noticed. It did not feel heavy, oily or sticky at all, as some foundations can do. I felt as though my skin could breathe (which is good as that is what it said it would do).
It stated that it would last all day, though by the afternoon I had to reapply a thin layer as the heat seemed to have made it vanish (though it did not vanish in a clumpy or runny way). I didn't need to reapply as much as a fresh application, literally just a touch up which is good. On a colder day, it seemed to last longer, apart from when it began raining, though as in the heat, although it needed reapplying, it didn't vanish with any clumps or run lines.
The foundation was really good at covering most of my spots and blemishes, though I still used a pressed powder over the top to aid with covering any bad blemishes.
When it was time to remove the makeup, it was very easy. A simply wash of the face and a wipe with some face wipes was all it needed - no scrubbing at all so no raw red skin and no makeup marks on the pillow.
After about a week of using this foundation, I did start to notice my skin feeling softer and my complexion looking slightly clearer, though I can not completely guarantee that this is due to the foundation, though it did prove that it didn't cause any reactions or make my complexion worse, which to me, that's a big plus.
This foundation comes in a medium sized oblong squeeze tube in a light creamy brown colour. The lid is harder plastic and twists off easily to gain access to the foundation. The actual opening where the foundation comes out is a nice size so there is no need to squeeze hard to get the foundation out.
The front of the tube holds the name of the product; "Rimmel London, Lasting Finish" and gives a small bit of information; "Transfer Resistant Breathable Make Up" and a small sticker with the colour and name.
On the back there is mainly a huge clump of writing in other languages, all (I assume) saying the same; "Unique colourhold TM formula make up does not come off and stays fresh all day. Breathable Texture".
The size of the tube is 1fl oz 30ml.
I hate having to spend absolutely loads on makeup products and Rimmel products are renowned for their decent prices. This product was a mid range price selling at £4.99 in Boots, and even Wilkinson's sell this at a slightly cheaper price of £3.99 at time of purchase.
For the product, the length of time the foundation lasts, and the coverage, I would say that this price is quite reasonable.
Rimeel Products can be found in any good store which sells makeup such as Boots and Superdrug and most independent chemists. You can also go online to their websites as well as Rimmel's own websites. Prices vary depending on where you buy them. I also found this item being sold in Wilkinsons, a renowned cheaper shop, though there was no real price difference here.
Would I recommend this foundation to others?
The simple answer is yes I would. The price is reasonable and the finish on the skin is nearly perfect. It does not cover all blemishes and spots, though it gives a nearly great coverage and makes the skin feel fresh and breathable.
It is easy to apply and easy to remove and could even be a factor in aiding with my slightly better complexion.
So yes, I would give this product a high rating. It is perhaps the best foundation in this price range I have come across recently.
I bought this foundation due to its name 'lasting finish' as this was exactly what I wanted a foundation which didnt dissapear after only a few hours wear.
I bought this from boots and it comes in a bottle which is squeezable which is great as it means you can get every last drop out! It is a very pale creamy colour and the top is a very pale bronze/brown which I think looks quite nice for foundation. The actual bottle has a lot of writing on it including it's claims as well as brand name and the name of the product.
When I first got this I squeezed the bottle quite hard which was a mistake as it seems this foundation is quite runny and so a lot came out. but once I'd cleared up the mess i found it was the consitency of some mositurisers and had a similar to smell as well. It was a quite pale brown which when I began applying blended well into my skin. The foundation applies easily and as its quite runny feels as though its moisturing your skin at the same time which is a nice feeling. The foundation also feels very light on the skin again this is good.
However after a few ohurs wear I found this foundation felt as though it was drying out my skin, and after checking in the mirror it seemed to have gone slightly flaky across my nose and cheeks. Because of this I had to take it off (it comes off nice and easy), however I didnt reapply it incase it happened again. Because of that I wont be buying it again.
This is the first real foundation I ever used or bought when I was 15 and started wearing make up regularly. Although I don't use it now I think its good for those starting out because its good quality and inexpensive. Its easy to find a shade that suits you and of all the foundations I've used this one was one of the most reliable. The bottle is a nice shape and easily fits into your handbag to take out with you. It lasted most of the day although at 15 I only needed it between 9am and 4pm. Although I was pleased with the product I still think of it as a starter foundation until you find one that better suits. Having said that, if my current foundation was discontinued I would be happy to go back to this. What I liked best was that the consistancy was good without being too thick or too watery and it didnt make me look orange. It was quick and easy to use and is good as a day foundation.
I used to use this foundation all the time, and I have to say, it was a really great product for the price. I like that rimmel give you a really wide range of colours to choose from so that you can always find something which matches your skin tone well... however it is a bit disappointing that they don't match it for you at the counter as they do with more expensive brands.
The foundation itself is a lovely texture, not too runny and not too thick and you don't need a whole lot to get good coverage. In fact, what I would do when I didn't feel like being too caked in make up, is mix it with a bit of moisturiser so it just gives you a tint of colour.
I think this is one of the best foundations you can get in this price range, glides on easily, gives good coverage, and lasts for ages.
Rimmel London recently launched a new 'mineral enriched' foundation in the Lasting Finish range in a differently designed tube and before this new I had not been a customer. I decided to try it after being impressed by the sleek, sexy new packaging design and the brand's promise that this product will last for 16 hours.
The product is sold in a small regal purple coloured 30ml (1fl oz) flat tube. It is a portable product that will fit neatly into your handbag. The tube has a simple screw off top with a thin dispensing nozzle. The top stays secure between uses and none of the foundation leaks into the lid.
The Lasting Finish foundation is mineral enriched and this helps "energise skin" according to the information on the back of the tube. The formula is made to be 16 hour transfer-resistant or "anti-trace" too.
I have the shade 'Ivory' or number 100, which I think is one of the lightest colours in the range. Despite this, the colour is a biscuit brown colour and looks darker and warmer than my natural skin colour inside the tube and when I initially squeeze it out.
The liquid is fluid and has a velvety soft feel to it. It has a mild, pleasant aroma of sunflowers. I find it is very easy to blend the foundation into the skin if you dot it around the face first - a little goes a long way. It provides even colour and coverage, disguising blemishes and marks and evening out the tone of the skin on the face and the neck. When fully blended, it leaves the skin with a warm glow. The foundation does not lie in fine lines or creases and it does not leave an obvious powdery look. The result is semi-matte and helps reduce shine. It is not too dramatic or mask-like and other make-up can be easily applied on top of this.
I am impressed by the fact this foundation really does last as long as it claims to. My face still has a freshly made-up look at the end of a long day and those warm, healthy-looking hues don't reduce or fade away.
The product is quite pricey at about £5.99 at Boots but the quality of the foundation means no need to reapply any make-up throughout the day and a beautiful, flawless finish, so definately worth trying.
More information about this foundation can be found at the brand's website:
I dont tend to wear foundation very often so was a bit clueless when shopping for some makeup for my wedding last month. After perusing the makeup aisle of superdrug for longer than humanly possible I happened upon the rimmel stand. Rimmel is my usual brand of makeup, a brand I trust and have brought for many years so I thought it was worth a try. I chose the foundation in ivory as I have quite a pale face and I believe it was very reasonible priced at £3.99.
Once i'd gotten home, cleansed etc I was ready to go. Armed with the foundation and my index finger I proceeded to spread on a thin layer. And man was I please dwith the results! Although I have minimal experience with foundation, all the other brands i have purchased have required a fair amount of the stuff to cover my face, although I have quite clear skin. However I need only a few little drops from the bottle to gain a smooth and even finish, that I could use as a base for the rest of my makeup.
Best of all it didn't feel like my face was caked with makeup and it was really able to 'breath'. Also the foundation lasted all through my wedding, including the ceremony, wedding breakfast and even 5 hours on the beach after, and the only reason it came off later was when I had a shower.
All in all, for a regular foundation wearer or a novice like me its a excellent product and high recommended.
I bought my Rimmel Lasting Finish Transfer Resistant Breathable Makeup for £2.99 in Boots. I chose Ivory (100) because I have pale skin and always choose the lightest colour.
The bottle was 30ml which lasts for quite some time - about 6months to a year depending on coverage needed if applied once every day. The bottle is a good shape and easy to squeeze the product out from. The cap twists on so there is no problem of spillage.
Upon application it is very smooth, and creamy, but not thick. It blends well with both oily and dry skin types, and can be applied lightly or more concentrated to build up coverage. The colour was just right for me, it was not orange or chalky.
It claims to have a unique Colour Hold formula so that make up does not come off and stays fresh all day. It stays on for around 6 hours in my opinion, and gives good coverage and a dewy complexion.
Not recommended for really oily skin as it isnt mattifying.
I bought this for one very simple reason - it was cheap. I'd run out of foundation and needed something just to tide me over until I could go for a proper look and buy a decent foundation. This one was only £3.99 in Superdrug, and the name 'lasting finish' sounded good, so I snapped it up.
It comes in 11 different shades so most people should be able to find one that suits their skin tone. I chose 'nude' , which I believe is the 3rd lightest shade. The darkest shade, 'deep mocha' does look very dark, and I would say it is probably the only colour which would suit non-caucasion skin-tones, so unfortunately as with most foundation ranges, anyone with non-caucasion skin may find that there is not a suitable shade for them.
The foundation comes in a small, flattish tube which is a kind of peachy colour. It has a twist-off lid and a small nozzle type applicator. It's very easy to control the amount you get out of the tube, so you don't end up with loads of waste.
It goes on smoothly and is extremely easy to blend. You only need a very small amount to cover your face and it easily conceals most blemishes. Any darker blemishes just require an extra layer over the top, which you can do by dabbing some more on gently with a finger, and then they are fully concealed. You can apply it any way you like, with fingers, a sponge, or a foundation brush, and I don't find any way works better than the others with this particular foundation. The only thing I would say is you get a lot more waste if you use a sponge as the sponge soaks up the foundation as you use it.
It feels weightless on the skin and lets the skin breathe. It doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores or making my skin greasy, and it doesn't dry it out. The lasting finish promise is really true with this foundation, if I apply it at around 7.30am, it's still looking great at 7.30pm, so it really works.
As for the look, I think this looks really sheer and natural, whilst giving enough coverage to make your skin appear flawless. It doesn't look like you're wearing foundation at all to people who don't know you are.
All in all I was actually really impressed with this. It was so cheap I wasn't expecting much from it, but it really delivered, and I may even buy it again.
I have always had problems finding a foundation that meets all my requirements and that I am happy with. I found it when I was getting married 7 years ago, Clinique Superfit Foundation, a foundation that lasted all day, didin't go all shiny and I was really happy with the shades that they had available. A bit on the pricey side and when I realised I had ran out last weekend and nothing more was going to come out the tube I was horrified as money wasn't really on my side last week and to purchase a foundation for £17 was a big no no.
I needed foundation, the thought of not having any as any women will agree isn't a very nice feeling. I raided all my old make bags, the ones where you normally throw everything when you don't like it, but keep because you never know when you might change your mind. I was even more horrified when I looked and realised I had given it all away and I was no longer a proud owner of any form of foundation at all to tidy me over.
A trip to Tesco on a Sunday afternoon was what I had to do, and i am not a fan of Tesco when it is really busy however this was an act of desperation. I wandered straight over the make up section, which is pretty big in my local Tesco and I knew I would find something, however I wasn't sure anything would live up to my beloved Clinique. I went straight to Rimmel for some reason, didn't stop to look at anything else. If its good enough for Kate Moss, its got to be good enough for me.
Rimmel goes back a long way and I can remember my nan used to have loads of Rimmel items when I was little and used to raid her make up bag. All the way back to 1834, established in London by a french perfumer and Eugene Rimmel, who was only 14 at the time. The Rimmel empire progressed through the years and was inherited by Eugene Rimmels son's in 1887, who continued to build on the success on an international basis. It was acquired by Robert and Rose Caplin, the owners of an advertising agency just after the second World War. Still changing hands throughout the years it was finally acquired by Coty Inc in 1996 and is now available in 40 countries. As mentioned earlier Kate Moss then became the face of Rimmel in 2001, the first time they had ever signed an exclusive global contract with someone. The company still goes from strength to strength offfering cutting edges products across the world.
There were two products that caught my eye, the first one being another foundation that said it lasted for up to 6 hours, which didn't seem suitable as I work pretty long hours sometimes and ideally want my make up looking good all day and not going messy after 6 hours. Then I looked at the Lasting Finish foundation. The name of the product said a lot to me and I was hopefully the decsription would confirm my initial thoughts. The description being "Unique Colourhold formula make up does not come off and stays fresh all day. Breathable texture" I liked the sound of this, stays on all day, so i began to look through the different colour variations that they had. I am very pale skinned so I really need something that isn't going to make my face look all orange. Ivory is always too light and makes be look like a ghost so I tried a little of the Pale Biscuit on my hand. You can never really tell this way, but it didn't look to bad, so I opted for that one, and the price, a meer £4.98, I was very happy with my purchase.
The product itself comes in a skin colour container, with Rimmel London logo on the front and a decsription of the product in various languages on the front and the reverse. You twist the lid once and then pull to get it off and then appears a small hole in which you can squeeze the foundation out.
Although I was extremely happy with my purchase for less than £5, and the description met with my requirements, it was the outcome that I was more interested in, was it going to live up to my expectations.
I didn't try it til I was getting ready for work the morning after, which I wasn't sure whether it was a good idea if I didn't like it, as I am not a morning person and don't normally have time to mess about. I put a tiny amount in the palm of my hand as I apply foundation with my fingers. Initially I though it was going to be too dark, however as I started to apply it and blend it into my face I was wrong, it was just right.
The consistency of the foundation is relatively thick which surprised me as Clinique's is quite thin and I think this will go a lot further than what that did. It goes onto your skin very smooth and feels nice too, a little like a moisturiser. It blends in great and doesn't turn your face a strange colour. Sometime with other foundations they have not agreed with me and made ,my face tingle a little however this one didn't. I was quite impressed.
Does it stay all day?
The answer to that is yes, and I honestly thought it wouldn't. You make up stays flawless for up to ten hours which is the longest I have kept it on. Your face doesn't start to go shiny and oily and I feel confident that I look good with this on all day.
I am so surprised that i have found another foundation which costs less than a third of what I have been paying for the past 7 years, that is equally if not better. I'm sorry Clinique, but I won't be going back now I have found Rimmel London Lasting Finish, which has now took the proud place in my main make up bag.
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