Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review, Swatch, FOTD

I am not a big fan of long lasting foundations. The only long wearing foundation I loved was MAC Prolong wear but the texture changed in 6 months so I had to throw it. When Rimmel launched the 25 hour foundation, I was like OMG 25 hours? Really?

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

The shades were pretty confusing under the store’s yellow light so I picked up Sand 300.
Price: Rs. 550. Available at Parcos.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

When I tried it at home, I was disappointed that it had pink tones in it while I need yellow toned foundations.:(. It does make me look a bit ashy but after sometime, it settles down. I dust some loose powder on top and am done for the entire day. I tried using it with fingers and a stippling brush. A stippling brush gives a subtle and even finish.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

The foundation has a very thin liquid consistency so you need to first shake the tube before taking it out.
I was surprised that it definitely does what it claims. It stays for more than 12 hours on my combination skin. I did not have the patience to keep it for 25 hours but in the 12 hours that I had worn it, I did not sweat. It does not fade even a bit. The only con is the smell. It smells like fevicol. After application, it sticks to your face and does not budge. You would need to wash your face many times to take it off completely.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

It blends easily as the texture is runny. It did not break me out or cause any skin allergies. However, I doubt if the texture would be the same even after 6 months since the long stay foundations expire soon. It provides medium coverage that will take care of pigmentation and acne scars to an extent. It is buildable as well. You would need a concealer for under eyes as I do not prefer wearing this under the eyes, especially because of the smell. I am wearing just this foundation in the below pictures.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation Review

Rating: 3.5/5

It is definitely a good option for working women. You do not need any touch ups at all. If you happen to find your right shade, pick it up. For the price, it seems to be an affordable long wearing foundation. The smell is definitely a drawback.

Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

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