Product Type: Rimmel makeup
Newest Review: ... you would expect with any foundation I suppose, but this one is quite slick. I had hope this would work well for me as I have sensitive ski... more
Lasting Finish and a Lasting Impression!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation 16 Hour
Member Name: Antha87
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation 16 Hour
Advantages: Good coverage, good price.
Disadvantages: Not much choice in matching skin tone
After spending maybe too long in boots trying to find a foundation for everyday that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg I eventually decided to purchase Rimmel's Lasting Finish 16hour Foundation.
I have to admit what drew me to it was the '16 hour' claim. As I will probably say a lot in any make-up review I need make-up that will last as I start work at 8am. I will admit I'm not a morning person so I never leave myself as much time as I should to put my make-up on. So I need something easy to use and that will last!
I'm not going to go into any detail about the packaging as with products like this you don't really look for fancy packaging-it's nice- but you just want it to do what it says on the tin!
Now it doesn't tell you on the bottle what sort of coverage you get from this foundation but I would say it is a Medium coverage, as it's doesn't go on to thin, it helps cover any blemishes but its really not very thick.
It has quite a wet texture, as you would expect with any foundation I suppose, but this one is quite slick. I had hope this would work well for me as I have sensitive skin which dries out easily throughout the day, especially working in an air-conditioned office.
In an easy to use tube, very handy size also. I often take this out with me as it fits into most bags as it is quite slim line.
*Using The Product*
When I use this in the morning I just apply it with my hands. As I have dry skin using your hands helps keep in the moisture and also helps the foundation colour suit your face better as it warms the foundation as you put it on.
It leaves a satin finish on the skin, quite shiny but this calms down slightly as it sets on your skin. I did feel that on some days it was a bit too shiny and I had to use powder on some areas of my face e.g. forehead & chin. I would also say if you have naturally oily skin you would really need a translucent power with this product. I found that when wearing this product in photos my skin did look quite skinny. I also really need to set the foundation with power on my eyelids as I have oily eyes (and dry skin? A tricky combo) so I try to always use a power just on the lids and a little under my eyes if I am going out.
One thing that isn't so great that although I bought this shade in Ivory as I am very pale, the colour is still a bit dark, almost a tinge too orange for my skin. However, when it sets the colour improves and I blend it into my neck anyway so you don't notice. Plus I sometime like added a bit of colour to my face and it makes me look healthier. So I would try as best you can to rub some of this on your face in store as they don't have much choice of colour so you need to get it right.
When applied with a foundation brush I love this foundation even more! It blends really well and gives a really good coverage. Just put a little drop in the palm of your hand, rub your brush in it in circles to warm it and apply to skin. It's doesn't take long as it goes on really well!
I like that the nice dewy finish really helps my blusher look even nicer on my skin and helps it to look more natural as it sinks into the foundation.
Well to the important part! As much as in places the foundation seemed to slip a little in places it didn't look awful, as my face sometimes does at the end of the day! But normally my face still looks ok , it's the eye shadow and liner I struggle to control!
I would still top this up, but only with a little amount as it wouldn't need much more. I was really impressed with this product and I use it every day - even over my MAC mineralize foundation.
I will buy this product again and would recommend it should someone be looking for a reasonable prices foundation! Also, I bought a darker shade of this foundation for when I have a tan. I found it looked even better when I had some colour!
However, it is not so great that I won't try other brands. As for different occasions, times of day etc. you look for a different finish and coverage. But for everyday this is great for me!
Summary: For the price it's a really great foundation!