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Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation Review

I’m pretty sure this is a classic drugstore foundation. Everybody seems to have spoken about it at one time or another. I tried this for the first time recently after hearing plenty of good things, and being on the lookout for a good affordable foundation. That also offers full coverage.

 I have the shade 100 Ivory and I find it a little dark, so I add a few lightening drops just to get a better match to my skin. I like my foundations to have full coverage, and this claims to be just that. Do I find it full coverage? Not really. I’d say it’s more of a medium coverage, but it can be built up.

 To apply this I use a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. It applies really nicely and blends easily, even though it is a thick texture. This covers my redness just fine and covers blemishes.

This foundation also has comfort serum which I don’t think the previous version had, so this mist have been revamped somewhere down the line, but as I’ve never looked into this before, I’m not too sure. The comfort serum makes it perfect for dry skin, which is one of the reasons I get along with it really well. It doesn’t cling to dry patches, and doesn’t turn cakey.

Apparently this foundation is supposed to last for 25 hours, but I’ve never had to leave my foundation on for that long. I have worn this from about 7am to 10pm and it has lasted just fine with no touch ups needed.

The packaging is sleek and comes with a pump which is always a bonus, as I really don’t understand why all foundations don’t come with them.

The Swatch

Swatch is without lightening drops and not edited

Overall I have been really loving this foundation!  I’d say it’s more suited to those with dry skin, so if you have oily skin, it might not work as well.

It costs £7.99 and you can get it from places like Boots and Superdrug!

Have you tried this foundation?

Thank you for reading!

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    • 9th August 2017 / 3:02 pm

      It is such a good foundation, and it really does!xx

  1. 9th August 2017 / 3:15 pm

    I have pretty dry skin so I need to check this product out! Thanks for the review 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    • 9th August 2017 / 3:59 pm

      It is a really great foundation for dry skin! No problem, thank you for reading xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 5:37 pm

      It is such a good foundation! No problem, and you too!xx

  2. Candice
    9th August 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I love this Rimmel foundation it gives amazing coverage and works well with my skin.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • 9th August 2017 / 7:24 pm

      It is such a good foundation xx

  3. 9th August 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I have oily skin and I really like this foundation! It doesn’t stay as matte as other foundations I’ve used, but it lasts well enough throughout the day.

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:04 pm

      I’m glad you like it, and it’s great for the price!xx

  4. Kayleigh Zara
    9th August 2017 / 7:18 pm

    This foundation does look amazing! Is it cruelty free? The long lasting stay sounds like something that I would really enjoy as I have very long busy days x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:05 pm

      It really is! Unfortunately I think Rimmel are sold in China, so not really. It is a really great product though xx

  5. 9th August 2017 / 7:21 pm

    I wasn’t so close to picking this one up recently in boots but I ended up going for the Rimmel Wake Me Up instead. I’ll definetely go for this one next time after you mentioning how well it works with dry skin and not clinging to dry patches, that’s always what I’m looking for!
    Zara xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:35 pm

      This is such a great foundation if you love fuller coverage, but have dry skin. The comfort serum makes all of the difference!xx

  6. 9th August 2017 / 7:21 pm

    My skin is quite oily so I’m not sure I’d love this as much but giiirrrrl your photography is stunning!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:36 pm

      I’m not too sure how it is with oily skin sorry! Thank you so much, I’m really trying haha!xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much, and I hope you love it!xx

  7. 9th August 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I’ve tried a few Rimmer foundation, I like this one but I do tend to change my foundation quite a lot aha! For £8 you can’t really complain x

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:38 pm

      You definitely can’t complain for the price! Rimmel have some great foundations xx

  8. 9th August 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I switch between this and the Rimmel True Match and I LOVE THEM! This is a really great review lovely – can’t wait to read more! K xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:40 pm

      They’re both really great foundations! Thank you so much xx

  9. 9th August 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I looked into this a while ago but I never got round to trying it! I may have to purchase it soon as my current foundation is running out and I’m looking for something new x

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Aw no! This is definitely worth a shot, I have been loving it!xx

  10. 9th August 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I love this foundation, its one of the only ones that properly matches my skin tone haha!

    • 9th August 2017 / 8:51 pm

      It’s such a good foundation, and really?! It can be so hard to find a perfect match!xx

  11. 9th August 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I bought this foundation just after moving to France and loved it until I got my french sunshine tan haha! xx Too light for me now and it was the darkest shade! Other than that, I love the consistency of it – I normally go for something more full coverage but on an everyday basis, it’s fab! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 9:25 pm

      No way! It’s pretty terrible that the darkest shade was too light for you! Totally agree that is a brilliant everyday foundation!xx

  12. 10th August 2017 / 1:39 am

    I absolutely loved this foundation! Sadly in the US it didn’t come with a pump for some reason 🙁

    • 10th August 2017 / 11:26 am

      Does it not?! That’s really strange, especially as it does in the UK xx

  13. 10th August 2017 / 7:55 am

    I have oily skin so I don’t how well this would work but if they have a shade to suit me, I’m willing to give it a try! Great review as always xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

    • 10th August 2017 / 11:28 am

      Some people in the comments seem to say it works well for their oily skin. I have heard that the shade range is not the greatest which is a pain! Thank you so much xx

  14. 10th August 2017 / 10:15 am

    I have oily skin and I love it, it lasts so well all day. I need to repurchase it because I am running out, I am actually wearing it today. It is so good, great post Hannah xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • 10th August 2017 / 11:31 am

      So glad that it works for oily skin too! It is such a great foundation. Thank you so much xx

  15. 10th August 2017 / 10:22 am

    That’s one foundation I’ve been wanting to try but I first bought its L’Oreal counterpart. But that one sounds good too based on your review. I wonder if can withstand my oily skin and humid of my country.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • 10th August 2017 / 11:33 am

      L’Oreal foundations are great too! This one is great, and some people in the comments have said that this is good for their oily skin xx

  16. Alice Snell
    10th August 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I really like this foundation for my dry skin however I do find the shade to be slightly too dark for me, which is a shame.

    Alice May Snell ♡

    • 10th August 2017 / 8:13 pm

      It is a really great foundation for dry skin, it’s too dark for me too, but lightening drops really help xx

  17. 10th August 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this foundation as I always heard so many good things about it. It seems like it would be so good for my dry skin, thanks for the review! xx Brynn


    • 10th August 2017 / 8:13 pm

      This is a really great high coverage foundation for dry skin! I hope you love it xx

  18. Velvet Blush
    10th August 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I remember looking at this a few years ago but I didn’t get it as the undertones for the medium shades just weren’t a good match for me. It actually sounds like a good buy, especially for dry skin as I find that a lot of foundations can look cakey on me x

    Velvet Blush

    • 10th August 2017 / 8:14 pm

      From what I’ve seen the shade range in this foundation aren’t great, which is a shame! This is a great foundation for dry skin xx

  19. Nicole Hurst
    10th August 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Oooh does Lighting drops work well then? I am still yet to try this foundation, next shopping trip ill add it into my basket haha!
    Nicole x Nicoleannx

    • 10th August 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Yeah, I have the ones from the body shop, and they’re great! I hope you love it, if you pick it up!xx

  20. Ankita Bardhan
    10th August 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Loved reading your detailed post. I am a combination skin and weather here is very humid, but going by the comments here, I guess I should give it a try 🙂


    • 10th August 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, a few people in the comments have said it’s good for their skin with their oily skin. I hope it works for you xx

  21. 10th August 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I think I have tried this foundation before, but am currently using the Fit Me Maybelline one. It’s really good. I highly recommend it.


    • 11th August 2017 / 11:55 am

      I’ll have to try that one!xx

  22. 11th August 2017 / 8:09 am

    I want to try this, so many people love it!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • 11th August 2017 / 11:55 am

      It is such a great foundation xx

  23. 11th August 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I’ve never tried it but I’ve been hearing so much good things about this foundation! Love that it’s so affordable too – might have to give it a try once my current one runs out x

    • 11th August 2017 / 9:17 pm

      It is such a good foundation! I hope you love it if you give it a go xx

    • 11th August 2017 / 10:55 pm

      It’s such a good foundation isn’t it?! So glad you love it xx

  24. 11th August 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I tried Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation and I quite liked it but it didn’t last very long and sometimes the texture got a bit strange. It’s also got this slight glitter in it which I wasn’t the biggest fan of. This one sounds good though!

    Stella xx

    • 11th August 2017 / 10:57 pm

      I tried the Wake me Up and the glitter is so strange isn’t it?! This one is definitely a good one xx

    • 12th August 2017 / 3:32 pm

      It’s great if you like full coverage!xx

  25. 12th August 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I used to use this foundation all the time when I was younger! Wouldn’t go back to it though!

    • 12th August 2017 / 3:33 pm

      I know loads of people used it years ago, I feel like I’m catching up haha! Would you not, why?!xx

  26. 12th August 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I have yet to try Rimmel, but it’s so nice to hear an honest review and I’m glad you like it! I am addicted to NARS as I just bought one from there so I’m not sure I could make the switch but I’d still love to try it! xx


    • 12th August 2017 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much, this means a lot! Nars have great foundations, and it is definitely hard to make the switch xx

    • 12th August 2017 / 7:16 pm

      It is such a good foundation, I don’t blame you!xx

  27. 12th August 2017 / 7:55 pm

    My favorite foundation is the maybeline fitme foundation. It is super affordable and it does the job like nothing else.
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    • 12th August 2017 / 8:56 pm

      I’ve heard some really great things about that foundation, Ill have to check it out!xx

  28. 13th August 2017 / 9:13 am

    My skin is on the oilier side but this foundation still worked really well! Sounds like a good all rounder xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • 13th August 2017 / 5:02 pm

      It’s good to know that it works for oily skin too! It really does xx

  29. 13th August 2017 / 11:05 am

    I have dry skin and this use to be my go to foundation! i’m gonna have to pick one up when i next in boots!

    • 13th August 2017 / 5:05 pm

      This is so good for dry skin!xx

  30. Ronnie
    14th August 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Lovely review! Wow this foundation sounds fab! I can’t believe it lasts so long without touch ups! Defo one I need to try as I have dry skin xx

    Ronnie // http://www.veronicabizzarri.com

    • 15th August 2017 / 11:30 am

      Thank you! The comfort serum really helps it to work dry skin xx

  31. 15th August 2017 / 10:26 am

    My skin is a bit all over the place as its combination but to know it doesn’t cling to dry patches is a bonus! Can’t believe how dark it looks for “Ivory” though? I definitely think I’d need to pop some lightening drops in there too!
    Alice Xx

    • 15th August 2017 / 11:38 am

      I think this would work for you, as it’s great for dry skin and other people in the comments with oily skin has said it works for them too! I know, from what I’ve seen the shade range isn’t the best xx

  32. 26th August 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I can’t get enough of your blog, it’s literally makeup porn ;p This is my favorite drugstore makeup and it’s just really affordable for the quality! Love your blog, you got a follower 😀

    • 26th August 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, you are too kind! I totally agree, it’s so good for the price!xx

  33. 10th March 2018 / 10:44 am

    I quite like this foundation, most of the time it works really well with my skin but sometimes I notice it has clung to a few dry patches. Overall I do like it though!

    -Sophie xx

    • 13th January 2019 / 1:18 am

      I’m glad it works well most of the time for you! Ah no way, I thought the comfort serum was a great addition. Glad you like it xx

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