November 14, 2012

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Classic Beige and True Ivory- Review and Swatches

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Classic Beige and True Ivory
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Classic Beige and True Ivory
You  know, I love drugstore foundations because they are affordable, readily available and some brands have really awesome quality. I also like mineral powder foundations but they create a huge mess in my stash and on the vanity so I have decided to stick with liquid foundations only. Although, I really like my Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation but ever since, I started using Rimmel's 25 Hour foundation, my thoughts about Rimmel foundations have changed forever.
Initially, I never tried Rimmel's liquid foundation because I always had other choices, but this time Rimmel sent me two shades of their new foundation, namely True Ivory and Classic Beige.



SWATCHES

Classic Beige: Medium-Dark shade with pink tones
True Ivory: Fair-Medium shade with light yellow/warm tones

Swatch Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Classic Beige and True Ivory
Swatches - Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation in Classic Beige and True Ivory


MY EXPERIENCE
This foundation is really a breakthrough among drug store foundations, as Rimmel has added moisturizing Aqua Primer to this Mineral Complex enriched foundation. Ever since I started using this, I have hooked on to it. It literally stays all day! I haven't worn this for 25 hours but for good 8-9 hours and I was totally shocked to see no oxidation and no signs of cracking up or anything! 

It is also transfer resistant, in the sense that it won't come off on the neckline of my shirt, nor on the screen of my cellphone. The weird thing that impressed me the most is that it did not dry out my skin throughout the day! I mean every foundation I have  used would require me to touch up after 4-5 hours and to look for dryness on face, but the Aqua Primer in there is really at work!

The shade that matched me perfectly is True Ivory. It's a medium shade with light yellow/warm undertones. I do not even need a setting powder on this because the shade looks perfect and it has a natural looking matte finish. This is a full coverage foundation on my normal/dry skin. No primer is needed for this one but I still like to use The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin boost as a primer.

This foundation comes in 9 shades and the good news is that if you are in the medium skin tone range, ie., fair-medium, medium or medium dark, with pink or yellow undertones, you will be able to find a perfect match. Unfortunately, if you are really fair or really dark, it may be a tough luck.

The packaging can be a turnoff for some. It's in a regular tube with 30ml of product and I have to be careful not to squeeze out too much

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25Hour Foundation is available in stores since September 2012 with a suggested retail price of around $12 (PKR 1160)

Hope you enjoyed this review and please share if you have used Rimmel foundation :)