Today I wanted to share a quick review with you on the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation. I’ve actually seen a few reviews of this product in the past week coming up on my feed, which is funny since I actually bought it on a whim having heard nothing about it at the time. However, I had faith in the fact that I’ve enjoyed Rimmel foundations in the past! The Match Perfection is perhaps my favourite drugstore foundation, and I’ve also tried the Wake Me Up foundation which, despite not being something I was 100% on at the start, I do really enjoy using it. The only real reason I bought the 25 Hour foundation was because it was Rimmel, and because I wanted a full coverage foundation.
I’m going to start by saying that out of the three, this is perhaps my least favourite. That is mostly down to the fact that, for me, it’s a very hit or miss foundation. Some days it goes on amazing and looks flawless and I’m like ‘ohmigod just look at my face!’. Other days it won’t blend right and feels like it just sits on top of my skin looking streaky (I think preparing your skin right is key here!). Also whilst, like the other two foundations, the shade I picked up was 010 Light Porcelain (thanks the Rimmel Gods for making a foundation pale enough for my ghostly skin!) this one leans more pink. This was a minor complain I had with the Wake Me Up because that one felt slightly more yellow-toned to me, whilst the Match Perfection sat nicely in the more neutral tones. That’s also probably why I liked the Match Perfection best because my skin doesn’t really lean more pink nor more yellow. However having said that it didn’t look bad on my skin. It looked great when I got it right! The colour match was almost perfect and despite it being a full coverage foundation it wasn’t a nightmare to buff in to the skin. I found that it covered most redness and blemishes quite well, but I probably wouldn’t go without at least a little concealer, and it didn’t bunch up when layering other face products on top and doesn’t look cakey.
So don’t be put off by the fact I said it was my least favourite – it’s probably just because the Match Perfection worked best for my combination skin type (some areas being very dry, others being very oily), and the colour match is pretty damn spot on for me. I know that people (like Karen) rave about this foundation and use nothing else, so if you’re in the market for a full coverage foundation I wouldn’t hesitate to try this out – and I probably might repurchase this again once we come back around to the colder months (I’ll definitely be picking up the Match Perfection as we head into spring!).
Below I’ve put in a few photos for you to see how it looks on my skin.
Overall, as usual, the packaging of this foundation is a lovely and sleek glass bottle with red top and red and white labelling on the front and back – no complaints there! This foundation does have a pump which of course is super handy to control the amount you use and to avoid wastage. When it wants to it goes on nicely, blends out, doesn’t cling to dry patches, and lasts okay on the oily parts – I just wish it did this every time I applied it!
If you’re interested in this makeup look I did a little post on it here, and if you want to see the review I wrote on the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation then that is here! Have you tried this foundation? If so let know. And do let me know what your favourite foundation is, I’m always up for trying something new. Hope you enjoyed this post.