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Unlike most women and in particular most girl's my age I very rarely wear any makeup. I am far too lazy and far too busy to really sit down and apply it, plus I must admit I'm not necessarily the most feminine woman about either and so don't tend to bother. That being said however, I do tend to have a makeup bag, a sparse one admittedly, full of little bits and pieces that I pull out when an occasion is big enough or I just feel like it.
The foundation comes in 5 different shades; Ivory, Soft Beige, True Nude, Classic Beige ,Natural Beige. Personally I bought Soft Beige and it was very easy to apply. I haven't used the other shades obviously but just from looking at them there appears to be very little difference so it might be a little bit difficult to match your skin tone exactly (but perhaps because of my own laziness or just luckiness I haven't had this problem). I have heard from friends that this product isn't great because its tricky to apply to greasy skin and sits awkwardly once applied. Perhaps because I don't tend to have issues with dry skin or greasiness, but I haven't really had any issues here. It is very very runny and so sometimes I do apply it a little more hastily than other products, mostly for fear of staining my towels and it is fairly light on the skin but not the lightest I have used. My own personal preference is a lighter feeling foundation however as I only use it if I have some kind of blemish or 'do I don't mind for one offs.
The look is good and it gives full coverage. I haven't had issues with my face looking wet after application but I apply a very minimal amount and to be honest from what my sister has said it looks wet for up to half an hour up to application which is a tad annoying if you need to go out immediately after getting ready. It lasts for a long time and looks the same throughout the day which is definitely a plus. The bottle says 16 hours but I'm not entirely sure if it lasts that long as I haven't ever kept it on that long (I'm impatient and tend to wash it off as soon as I get home).
Overall this is an ok product that while I like to have around the house for just in cases, I wouldn't exactly call a reliable foundation. The look of it is decent enough but sometimes there is patchiness in areas especially as it can rub off due to it being liquid. The price is very reasonable at £5.50ish in various shops but I feel that where you make up for in price you're let down in effectiveness. For greasy skin or uber dry skin I wouldn't advise which admittedly leaves the product with a pretty limited audience, however for me it is about right. As someone who only uses it rarely it gets the job done but for regular usage I would not recommend.
Over the years i tried varies.foundations i saw this in the high street i thought because its rimmel it be really good but to my shockness it werent worth it i payed 10 for this as i got pcos i get spots abit every few weeks and i tried this made me look pachy on.my spots made them stand out more n myscars
I went out and bought this foundation about four months ago because it was reasonably priced and it looked to be a good colour for my skin (200, Soft Beige). I began using it however I have begun to have problems with it. It seemed darker than it looked in the tube when I purchased it and it also seems slightly orange rather than looking natural. The foundation was sticky and wet and even after waiting for a minute it didn't go away. It also didn't do a great job of concealing blemishes and so I use a concealer with it. It was however easy to blend in and there seems to be a huge amount of foundation considering the price. I also like the bottle because it helps to get the most for your money and the package is very light and so travelling with it is great. Overall unfortunately I would not recommend this product because of the problems I have had with it.
I am 'blessed' with pale, combination skin and have for years been trying to find a good, reliable foundation. I have tried many brands, colours and formulas and have usually been disappointed - they all look OK when first applied, but after an hour or so seem to disappear and show blemishes.
I bought the Rimmel foundation out of desperation as I had ran out of foundation and it was the only option. I did not have high expectations as it is so cheap - around £6 compared to the £20 I usually spend. However, I have to say that I love this foundation. It glides on easily with fingertips and blends without tide marks. It is thick enough to cover well, but does not feel heavy on the skin, and it is easy to build up if you need more coverage on certain areas. The fragrance is pleasant, and it is easy to remove at the end of the day.
The claim of 'lasting finish' is reasonable. I find that the foundation does well on a normal day, but does not cope if I get hot. It is also slightly shiny, so a powder is required over the top. The base it creates is natural, not like the mask effect that some full coverage foundations can give.
Overall, for the money this foundation is fantastic. I am yet to find a better one.
My holy grail foundation has to be Revlon's Colorstay, however when you're paying up to £13 a time when you get through a bottle like I do, it becomes an expensive habit, particularly when being a student. After recently finishing my bottle, I decided to pop into the pharmacy near to my house in the off chance that they may sell some make up. Luckily, there was a Rimmel stand, and I chose the Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation.
It cost a mere £5.99 which is a fair price for 30ml of product. It is widely stocked and you can pick it up from drugstores such as Boots and Superdrug. I personally got mine from Lloyds Pharmacy, and I have seen them being sold in Asda also.
It comes in a tube as shown on the image above, which is excellent as it can fit conveniently into your make up bag, as well as meaning that you are able to get every bit of product out when finishing it. The foundation squeezes out easily, but ensure that you do not press too hard as you may get more out than necessary.
It is only available in five shades ranging from Ivory to Natural Beige. Ivory is an excellent shade for paler toned skin, and I find that Rimmel can often cater for pale skin well. I myself am White British and have a normal skin tone. I settled for the second shade which is Soft Beige. Unfortunately, I was very unhappy with the shade that I had chosen, as it does come out quite orange when applied to the face. Do watch out that you don't pick up a shade too dark, as I was surprised this didn't meet my skin tone. This foundation doesn't cater for dark skin tones either, which I think is also unacceptable, and I feel that Rimmel really need to work on the shades in which they have to offer.
The foundation itself has a strong smell, as do many of Rimmel's foundations. It smells slightly like orange ironically, however I prefer when foundations smell this way, as opposed to the paint scent. I am however going to be honest in saying it could put some people off the product.
I found that this foundation was easy to apply using just your fingers, as it blends in easily and does not dry patchy on your face. After application, it allows you enough time to rub it in before drying. It does claim to last up to 16 hours on your face, and I usually find that these statements are far fetched with drugstore brand products. I wouldn't agree that it lasts 16 hours, however it does last considerably well throughout the day, and you do not need to constantly reapply.
For such a cheap foundation, it does also have excellent coverage. It is neither too heavy nor too light, therefore it makes your skin look considerably healthier, however you do not feel it sticking to your face.
Another thing to point out is that this foundation is mineral enriched, therefore it helps to energise the skin, and is much better than a regular foundation.
Overall, I would recommend this foundation as it does give a good coverage for a low price, however the shades are not up to scratch, and unless you find one that suits your skin tone, stay far away! Thanks for reading.
To be honest when I purchased Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation I didn't really know much about it at all. I was just in a rush getting ready to go on a night out, and everywhere was closed apart from tesco, and it was the cheapest available - £5.99 for 30ml. Compared to other foundations I've used this was a bargain and besides, I was only expecting to use it for one night before going to buy my usual!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation is in a small, squeezable plastic bottle which makes it handy for getting the very last bits out. It advertises itself to be transfer resistant, mineral enriched, and to be able to last 16 hours.
Firstly I was surprised by how even the coverage was. Unlike some foundations it didn't go on 'blotchy' and therefore my complexion was even. This I was very pleased with. Also I noticed how a very minimal amount was necessary to cover my whole face. Just a small dot will easily do a good job. Because of this I expect it will last me a long time and I won't need to rush out again!
Another thing i've noticed is the smell. At first this wasn't too good, but after a few seconds I got used to it. It isn't too overpowering and is rather unnoticeable once you start applying. It smells like typical make-up, but perhaps more powerful than others. But because of the standard of this foundation I find this bearable.
On the reverse of the bottle it says the mineral enriched formula helps to "energise skin". It does provide skin with a glow to make you look more alert, however slightly too much at times - typically my skin can get quite oily and so this was too much and I had to apply a lot of powder afterwards.
As for it being transfer resistant, as of yet I have found no fault with this! For the now countless times I have now used it I have never had an issue of this foundation transferring onto my clothing or anything else for that matter.
Like it says on the bottle, it is long lasting. I can apply my foundation before work in a morning and return home looking exactly the same which means minimal need for reapplication throughout the day. However I would definitely not go as far as to say it lasts 16 hours, simply just longer than you would expect.
Overall I highly recommend this foundation. I have now continued to use it after that initial night and will most likely do so for a very long time. As I said earlier I paid £5.99 from Tesco, and after researching have found it available for the same price in Superdrug. It is definitely worth it!
So I was encouraged by a friend to try this foundation, especially helpful as she was rather spotty at the time and her foundation covered it. Personally, I've never been too keen on this foundation. I do keep bying it as it does last a long time without rubbing off or smudging (good for a night out), but I've found that, although it may apply looking fairly matte, if you're going out or you're going to do something that might make you somewhat sticky, the foundation seems to emphasise any shine on your face. If you insist on wearing this foundation, I highly recommend that you keep some pressed powder in your purse (I remember using a fabulous Nivea pressed powder once. However, I bought it in France and I've never seen it in any shop since).
Despite the fact that this foundation certainly does last a heck of a long time, applying it definitely takes time to avoid a streaky look, so if you apply make up in a hurry I don't think this foundation would do the trick. In addition, I find that wearing this foundation makes me feel like I'm wearing a plastic bag around my face. In comparison to other foundations, this one feels thick and uncomfortable - wearing it leaves my face feeling a little clammy and to the touch my skin feels almost sticky.
As with most liquid foundations, there is a tendency to get the wrong shade... if your skin doesn't match the shade of foundation properly, it would be much wiser to get a different foundation because the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation is thick and very opaque. If you find yourself with a shade that doesn't match, often the hideous 'line' appears around the jaw, so definitely find a shade that matches properly. Similarly, I find that my skin is quite normal, if a little dry at times, and this foundation does seem to emphasise the dry patches of skin.
Overall, depending on what you want, this foundation has quite a few benefits and drawbacks. If you're looking for a foundation with good coverage, this one is certainly good at covering up little facial scars, minor/moderate spots, and uneven skintone. However, if you prefer a more natual feel and appearance or your skin is prone to drying out, this one is certainly not for you!
Now, i know this isn't the foundation of everyones choice.. a) its cheap b) its liquid. But i have to admit, this is one of the better of the endless lists of foundations i have 'tryed and moved on from'. After using high rated foundations which cost over 10quid, i was in need of a new foundation asap and decided to choose this cheap one- because it contained minerals and many of my friends seemed to use it. I was abit unsure at first as usually i end up with the good ole' foundation line when using liquid- not a good look! But this foundation is completely different, i really like it. It seems to blend pretty well, and it genuinly does stay on almost all day- looking just a little less by the end of the day, which is guaranteed to happen through absobtion, dirt etc. The foundation blended well and althought you do have to rub it in quite well, the end result was fabulous- my skin looked a lovely(not orange at all) tone, and more flawless than ever! I would add a little face powder over the top of this foundation after applying though, as it can cause your skin to look a little shiney/oily after a couple of hours wear.. but I thoroughly recommend!
I have never been a fan of Rimmel foundations, and was persuaded to try this by a friend...
They don't lie when they tell you that it lasts for 16 hours, I apply mine at 8am, and I'm still good to go after a full days work. So this foundation definately impresses on that score.
It's formulated with a mineral rich complex that is exclusive to Rimmel, these seven essential minerals claim to help to keep skin looking and feeling good.
It's definately comfortable to wear, with a really lightwieght feel. It also claims to be transfer resistant, and I must say I agree. You can't feel that you are wearing it, which in my opinion is the most important deciding factor for foundations.
I would also say that it gave me a really flawless finish, and on that score too I was impressed.
My only negative for this foundation, is that the lightest shade (Ivory) was still too dark for my skintone. Not overly so, and it blends easily so there was no tidemark. I would say though that I now save it for after I have fake- tanned!
This product is available in 6 shades, and is usually around £6.00. I have seen it for about £4.00 online, but then again you will be paying p&p on that...
I bought this for £5.99 at boots in hope of finding a lighter foundation shade that was cheap and long lasting.
The foundation claims to be lightweight, have an oil free texture and last all day long, to be rub proof, fade proof and smudge proof, give a semi matte coverage and make skin look flawless (I've taken this off the Boots website as I threw away the packaging a while ago and emptied the remains into a pot for emergency use and popped it into my make up bag).
The foundation comes in a squeeze bottle which is somewhat convenient, but it quickly fet like there was nothing left inside untill I squirted it all out.
This is average, I've decided nothing can I've tried live up to my colorstay so far.
I bought this in natural beige which was too light for me anyway. So I mixed it with a darker foundation which didn't really make of a difference to the effects.
Now I'll talk over what this foundation claims:
This felt quite heavy on my face, like it was completely caked on.
Make skin look flawless:
It gave a medium coverage which covered up my uneven skin tone. But that was because it had caked itself on.
Oil free texture and semi-matte coverage:
This did make my skin feel quite matte, but I did use a powder to set it, not lots of powder though. My skin didn't feel breathable. However it didn't make me break out so the oil free texture aspect worked.
Last all day long:
This foundation did have a lasting effect, even if it didn't create a very pleasant feeling on my face.
Rub proof, fade proof, smudge proof:
Wherever I go, foundation will smudge off somewhere, it actually goes everywhere! Its a sign I've been there! This foundation did not prove otherwise.
This foundation also has an odd cheap smell which I didn't particularly like.
Overall, this foundation is long lasting, but not lightweight and breathable. I do not recommend this to anybody for daily use but its reasonable enough to be 'emergency' foundation.
Now I have never been a fan of liquid foundations, I find that they dont blend well and they are really messy to apply so why I decided to buy this one is totally beyond me. Anyway I guess Im just a sucker for a cheap price tag and I saw this on offer in Superdrug for about £3 so I popped it into my basket and hoped that this would change my opinions on liquid foundations forever. It didnt. And Ive even put severall of my friends off trying this because I didnt find the results to be that good at all.
Price: Aroud £6
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug, Chemists Etc
I personally chose to buy the Nude shade because although it didnt match my skin tone completely it was the closest one I could find. The range isnt actually that great because to me all the colours look kind of the same so I recommend doing a skin tone test in the store before you buy if your planning on purchasing this.
Freshly applied look for 16 hours. Flawless, semi-matte coverage. Rub proof, fade proof, smudge proof. MINERAL BOOST Breathable formula enriched with minerals, for a healthy, smooth complexion. Skin looks fresh, never dull and cakey. Lightweight, oil free texture. Comfortable all day long.
As soon as I squeezed some of this out of the tube I was shocked to see how runny it was. My experience with liquid foundations in the past is that they are actually quite thick so a little DEFINATELY goes a long way with this foundation. Anyway when I started rubbing this into my skin I was shocked at how thick it felt to rub in despite it being quite runny and it was not blending at all which means I was left with those nasty tide marks all over my jaw line. I feels really heavy as soon as you have applied it and even though I wasnt wearing that much my face felt totally caked in make-up which is not a nice feeling at all.
Een though my afce felt quite thick and caked on the foundation was still really wet which meant I couldnt start doing my ordinary make up over the top because it would smudge so I had to wait about 5 minutes before I could continue. Also with it being wet for so long that means if you get your clothes anywhere near it it will smudge and stain all over them so beware!
I cant believe that this is meant to have an oil free texture because it is one of the oiliest foundations I have ever used an t leaves our face looking shiny and wet for a good few hours after youve applied it.
I only didnt rub this off there and then because I was late for going out and I didnt have time but I hoped that the gresy look would die down and leave my with a nice matte finish. It did die down but I still wasnt happy with the results. I found it went really patchy and a bit flaky so I had to keep re-applying over the top of this to make me look human again. I was wearing a scarf on this particular night and when I got home I found that laods of this had rubbed off onto the scarf and it had a big, orange line right were my neck had been. I know that wasnt down to how much I had applied because I barely put any on my face so even a very tiny bit of this messes up your clothes.
I felt I looked very fake and caked on when I wore this foundation and even my friend said that she didnt think it suited me so I wasnt the only one who noticed the less than perfect results I got from this less than perfect foundation.
Im going to avoid this like the plague from now on and Ive even given my tube to a friend because I never would have used it again. I guess that this would be the holy grail of foundations for people with very dry skin because of its slightly oily texture and appearance but for people with normal to oily skin you really should stay away!
It doesnt do anything that it claims to do and leaves yu looking pretty silly and the tide marks?! Well the less said about them the better!
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I swear by MAC Studio Fix foundation; however whenever I go on holiday no matter how much sunscreen I put on my face or cover up I always seem to end up with a dark tanned face. Because of this my usual foundation colour never matches and being "careful" with my money I refuse to spend £15 on a darker shade of foundation. So whilst in the airport this year I decided to opt for a "dark" foundation the best match I could see colour wise was from Rimmel from the Lasting Finish Foundation 16 Hour Collection.
The foundation comes in a 30ml tube. This is made from clear plastic with a dark navy blue screw top lid. The tube is made from clear plastic which makes it easy to see the actual colour of the foundation but it is still not possible to see how much foundation is left as the clear areas on the tube are completely smeared with foundation even when the liquid inside disappears.
The tube is very durable and the screw top lid remains in place and does not fall of in your make up bag which happens with many foundations. The tube is made from quite thin flexible plastic therefore when the tube is full of foundation you do need to be very careful not to press to hard otherwise you end up with a lot of product squirting out. However the flexible plastic tube is handy when there is only a small amount of product left as it means you can squeeze the tube hard to get the very last drops out.
The claims on the packaging are as follows:
STAY THE DAY Freshly applied look for 16 hours. Flawless, semi-matte coverage. Rub proof, fade proof, smudge proof. MINERAL BOOST Breathable formula enriched with minerals, for a healthy, smooth complexion. Skin looks fresh, never dull and cakey. Lightweight, oil free texture. Comfortable all day long. GO THE DISTANCE, DON'T FADE AWAY!
A 30ml tube costs £6.79 in Boots. This is reasonably priced and pretty much mid market for foundation. The foundation does last quite a long time I have found that a little bit of this foundation goes a long way due to the runny consistency.
The foundation comes in 5 different shades; Ivory, Soft Beige, True Nude, Classic Beige ,Natural Beige. The range of colours is quite small therefore it might be difficult to find an exact match but the colours vary from very light (ivory) to very dark (natural Beige- my post holiday choice) therefore would suit a variety of skin tones.
The Rimmel foundation is very easy to apply. When poured from the tube I immediately noticed that the foundation was extremely runny; more so than other foundations I had used. However it is quite a heavy coverage foundation and very thick. Although thick a small amount of product goes a long way.
The foundation has quite a light floral scent to it and even once applied to your face it has quite a wet feel to it for a few minutes. During this time the floral scent is very noticeable and very strong.
The overall look achieved by the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation is pretty average. As it is a thick foundation it gives full coverage so great for those that prefer a full coverage foundation. The claims on the packaging are that this is a semi matte foundation however I would disagree as it gives a more shiny glowing look than many foundations. The foundation even feels and looks slightly wet on the face for the first 10 minutes after applying. As the foundation is quite thick it is difficult to blend therefore very easy to end up with "tidemarks" on the face therefore it is critical to ensure that the shade you choose matches your skin tone entirely otherwise you will definitely not be able to blend the foundation into the skin.
The Lasting Finish Foundation is definitely not rub proof or smudge proof. Beware if you are wearing a light coloured top as you will find that you end up with orange/ brown smears on clothing.
I have used this foundation whilst pregnant as my skin has been very dry and it has been more suitable as it has kept my face moisturised. For anyone with normal to oily skin it is likely that you will find that this foundation from Rimmel gives quite a shiny look to face and can actually make the face slightly greasy and oily.
The foundation is very long lasting but I would be wary to believe the 16 hour claims; 12 hours definitely 16 hours not so. The foundation is very thick and stay put on face however if you have been wearing for over 10 hours it starts to go patchy and needs retouching or removing and reapplying. I have gone to bed before without taking this foundation off (I blame alcohol) and found that it does stay on the face however you will wake up with an extremely patchy face with some areas of thick foundation and other areas where the foundation has completely rubbed off so it is not advisable.
This is not the best foundation I have ever used but for the mid range price I was not expecting it to be. The Lasting Finish Foundation from Rimmel is a thick coverage foundation that gives lasting coverage but it does not live up to its ambitious claims on the packaging. The claim that the foundation lasts 16 hours is only partially true and after 12 hours skin looks patchy. The product also rubs off very easily.
Due to the running "wet" consistency of the foundation this is definitely suited to those with drier skin types and I would advise those with average to oilier skin types to avoid completely.
This is an very average performing product at a slightly above average price.
~~~Also posted on ciao 2011~~~
I bought this make-up in soft beige a couple of months ago, and i have yet to find a better one, i was using a expensive clinique foundation but i was not completely happy with it, as the colour and coverage was not up to scratch, i have combination dry/oily skin, i also have a bad complexion and some acne scarring,i found this rimmel foundation to be wonderful, it gives really good coverage without looking like you are wearing loads of make-up, i found i needed to put a few layers on to get a good coverage but it doesnt look like heavy make-up and it is light weight aswell so it feels good on your skin, one area on my face is very dry and the foundation doesnt work well there its a bit flaky, but still copes with my skin better than other foundations i have used, i was paying over £20 for my foundations, whereas this one is a quarter of the price.
This was one of the many Rimmel wins I have had over the years. I have started using it recently on my mission to use up some of the thousands of beauty products I own rather than keep buying more. It is currently on sale from Chemist Direct for £5.30. It is available in 5 shades (True Nude, Soft Beige, Natural Beige, Ivory and Classic Beige). The colour I received is Ivory.
The foundation is packaged in a flat tube. It contains 30ml of makeup. It is claimed that the foundation will last 16 hours, and is transfer resistant. It is mineral enriched, which apparently helps energise the skin. There is very little other information on the packaging, the usual list of ingredients, Rimmel's contact details and the symbol explaining the foundation should be thrown away once it has been open for 18 months.
As with all foundations, I applied the cream with my fingers. I always make sure my hands are clean before handling anything like this. I find that using a sponge leads to that horrible cakey, powdery look.
The first thing I noticed was that the foundation was of a thinner consistency than what I am used to. This isn't to say it is completely runny, but it is very easy to squeeze out more than necessary.
Something which I found unusual for a foundation is the strong scent. I was not to keen on this at all.
So, I rubbed the foundation into my skin, it was easy enough to blend. A little goes a long way so the tube of foundation lasts a long time.
I was aware straight away that the foundation had left that awful cakey look despite not over doing the amount of foundation used. It was blended well with my fingers but despite this still looked horrendous.
I also noticed that the foundation had made me look very shiny. I always moisturise before applying any makeup, so I did wonder if the shininess was a result of this. The next day, I decided to apply the foundation without moisturising. The result was the same, a very greasy looking face, not attractive at all.
Rimmel claim the foundation is long lasting. In my experience, this was not true. By the end of the day it looked slightly patchy.
On the plus side, the foundation did give good coverage, evening out skin tone.
I won't be buying the foundation when this tube has run out, yes it is reasonably priced, but personally I would much rather spend a couple of pounds more and get something that doesn't leave that awful greasy shine.
I bought this make up from Boots in the colour 200 Soft Beige. Firstly, this colour is nothing like soft beige. It is a very dark colour, that does not reflect the name. I often find it difficult to evaluate how the make up will look on the skin after seeing it only in a make up bottle, hence tend to rely on the names but I have to say the colour I bought had nothing 'soft' about it.
I apply the make up with a brush (as I have done my previous foundations) but this make up does not go on well at all. It takes another few minutes for me to rub the make up into my face to even it out. The make up does not give me a natural colour at all but rather it looks false and fake on my face.
The make up also makes my (usually very soft and clear) skin greasy and it feels heavy on my skin. Furthermore, this foundation has caused me to break out in spots (which is out of the ordinary for myself). I have also found it to be very difficult to remove after application.
Finally, the make up rubs off incredibly easily onto clothes. It claims to last for 16 hours but there is no way that it does - I have to reapply it every couple of hours. Overall, I have been very disappointed with this product. For its quality, it is overpriced (£5.86 for a 30ml tube from Boots) and I would recommend that it is avoided.
A light weight, semi-matte coverage / Achieve a flawless appearance /