Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

Hey Sweeties,

Continuing with my interest in trying out new foundations and endeavouring to prevent the re purchasing of my failsafe True Match foundation, I have added another to this list. This time it’s the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation with comfort serum in shade 303 True Nude.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

So far, this is the closest foundation I have tried that is most similar (to the point where it could quite possibly be both classed & argued as a dupe) of the L’oreal True Match and applies beautifully. The Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation provides fantastic full coverage yet it doesn’t feel as though you clog up your face in the process. The only thing I got wrong here however is the shade. True Nude is not the colour for me while my complexion is quite pale -although I did enjoy some UK summer sun, not enough to achieve a good bronzing unfortunately- therefore true nude was quite literally a different colour to the rest of me. This is of course my fault as I clearly just didn’t do a thorough enough shade match at the time of purchasing so I do need to go back to Boots (oh the hardship!) and repurchase another bottle of the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in a lighter tone. However, I have learnt the true importance and value of colour matching so it’s not been a total waste. This in fact would even be how purchasing a higher end foundation has its perks as you would of course get colour matched by one of the sales assistants at the counter rather than just smudging a few shades across the back of your hand.

As for the packaging, the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation bottle -asides from being taller- is quite similar to Bourjois Healthy Mix the only real differences being font style and colour. The only thing I would prefer is if the lid attached to the bottle a little firmer. But for a foundation bottle on the whole it is perfectly adequate and the pump is strong allowing for easy distribution.

At the time of purchasing Rimmel were doing a 2-for-£10 offer in Boots which is a great deal so along with the foundation I bought another Rimmel Colour Rush Balm (as seen in my recent favourites post). If I am quick I will be able to make use of this offer again!

Until next time x



  1. Claire Way 29th September 2014 / 8:34 am

    Considering that on it’s own the foundation is about £7-8 the deal really is worth it and if you like a fuller coverage foundation, definitely give this a go… just remember to shade match correctly 😉 x

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