Introducing my latest beauty craze…
The Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation by Rimmel
Since first receiving both the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation and the pairing Concealer in a Superdrug order I made a week or so back, I have been using the foundation in-particular on and off rather happily indeed, which is why I wanted to share my thoughts on these two products sooner rather than later, as the foundation really is an amazing (drugstore-friendly) product in my opinion!
Rimmel’s NEW Lasting Finish 25 Hour Breathable Foundation (with SPF 20) is said to have a lightweight and long-wearing formula that will give skin a light to medium coverage that is buildable too. It is also described by Rimmel themselves to be enriched with moisturising properties, as this foundation will continue to moisturise skin for up to 25 hours of wear apparently. The pairing Lasting Finish 25 Hour Breathable Concealer is again said to have a lightweight formula, which blends easily and gives the skin a healthy, long-wearing medium coverage.
Within this little Rimmel collection, there is, of course, the Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Concealer, that comes in a total of five different shades, ranging from fair all the way to dark!
In my opinion, this concealer applies comfortably onto the skin, although the formula is a little gel-like for my own liking – which makes me want to say that this is better suited to being applied before the foundation as opposed to after and once your nicely blended foundation is already on your skin! This concealer does have a rather lightweight formula – as quite rightly described, although the coverage is more light than medium in my personal opinion. I can’t say that I am a massive fan of the sponge-like cushion applicator either, as it’s just a little too stiff and rigid for me. I definitely would have preferred this to be a lot more squidgy and soft, as I don’t find this applicator to truly apply the formula as well as I’m sure it could. Along with the coverage, I would also have to say that this concealer is better suited to lifting and brightening duller under eye areas, rather than covering imperfections, spots or even blemishes – which isn’t that much of a big deal I’m sure, as the Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable foundation does indeed do most of the hard work as far as coverage goes!
The Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation comes in a total of seventeen different shades! Retailing for around £8.50 – depending of course on where you shop – I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a new, reasonably priced, comfortable yet medium coverage foundation to check this one in-particular out!!
Before I begin to tell you about the formula itself, can I just say that this product has one of my favourite types of applicators! The incredibly large, soft sponge wand applicator enables this foundation to apply easily, mess-free and with practically no wastage whatsoever. You can directly apply this foundation to the skin or straight onto your brush or sponge if you prefer something a little more sanitary. The formula has a lightweight consistency, which really does sit beautifully on the skin and feel incredibly comfortable too in my opinion.
Applied directly to skin
After – Blended into the skin with a damp Beautyblender
*Foundation in the shade: Light Porcelain, does not appear this warm in real life.
For a more skin-like natural finish, then I would definitely recommend applying just a few swipes of the foundation itself onto the skin, and then blend it in with either a damp blending sponge or a duo-fibre brush – depending of course on your own personal preference.
For a slightly fuller medium coverage, I like to apply around five swipes of this foundation straight onto my skin, which I realise sounds a little excessive and perhaps a lot but this comfortable, lightweight formula really does blend away seamlessly into what seems like nothing at all. It gives my skin a beautiful healthy looking even and smooth coverage, that is quite dewy in appearance but definitely not glowy!! In all, I would have to say that I am addicted to wearing and using this foundation each morning – just because it is so easy and quick to use whilst also delivering a beautiful, good medium coverage to my skin!
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