Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, €9.99. Press samples featured.
I was bullied into trying the reformulated Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation. An earlier test run went poorly, but all by blogging buddies who heard that I’m nuts about the new Rimmel Match Perfection were adamant that I give Lasting Finish another chance.
I gave it a chance, and I stand by my first impression. It’s not for me. Still, I think it’s worth a mention. It’s a mess on my skin, but only for two reasons that I think would make it lovely on others. Let’s discuss:
Good For You, Not For Me
Super Oil Control – My usual foundation favourites are very dewy. I have to powder my nose a few times throughout the day. With Lasting Perfecting, I didn’t even think about powder or blotting paper. Once applied, it set and it stayed put until I was taking my makeup off.
For me, that total control of oil was uncomfortable, but I bet it would be a godsend for people who find it hard to keep their bases from melting or getting too shiny.
Buckets of Coverage – Coverage is close enough to full, and it layers well. I apply one layer, then pat in extra where I need it. The satin finish helps to lessen the mask effect, but it’s still heavier that I like at the moment. But hey, different strokes for different folks; if you need a lot of help in getting an even complexion, this works wonders.
The Good, For Me
Satin Finish – I’m always going to reach for dewy bases first, but satin is my favourite middle ground. Plonk on a powder and you’re getting close to matte, only more forgiving. Skip powder and opt for highlighter, it’s like a radiant base, only a little bit muted and with less blotting-paper maintenance.
That’s what I’ve done in the mood image – no powder, just lots of highlight (MAC Lightscapade, natch).
So, not my cup of tea, but not a bad foundation either. I’ll be sticking to Match Perfection, and passing this on to a pal who would benefit from its oil controlling, pigmention masking magic.