Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation




Okay okay…. let me explain myself!

I love my fellow bloggers!  🙂

But they review fantastic products and I instantly feel the urge to own those fantastic items too!

Who likes being left out?

Which is how I ended up purchasing my newest foundation.


$6.99 at Target

Available in 10 shades.

I purchased mine in 203 True Beige


Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Foundation last for 24HR. It is party-proof, transfer-proof and leaves you with flawless looking skin around the clock.

Instant perfect coverage that feels extra comfortable and lasts all day

– Blends flawlessly, seamlessly, instantly and easily into the skin
– Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours

Unfortunately, this does not come with a pump.

My Skin:

I have combination skin (oily t-zone and dry/normal everywhere else) and also have sensitive skin.

I have a medium skin tone.  Here are some of my foundation shades just for comparison.

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Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation 842 Medium Beige & 855 Soft Honey

Covergirl Stay Luminous 855 Soft Honey REVIEW

Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 Ivory Beige

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 105 Natural Beige REVIEW

Mac Matchmaster 3.0 REVIEW

Mac Face & Body C3 REVIEW

Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC30

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin 30 Warm Nude REVIEW

MUFE HD Foundation #127

Nars All Day Luminous Medium 1 Punjab REVIEW

Too Faced Born This Way Warm Beige REVIEW

Urban Decay Naked Skin 5.0


This does have a thicker consistency which is why I wish Rimmel gave us a pump!  Thankfully it’s not so thick that it won’t pour out at all.  It just takes a little patience.


This has a medium-full coverage.  I achieved medium coverage with one layer using a beauty blender sponge.

I achieved a more full coverage with one layer using a foundation brush.

You can layer this foundation to get a fuller coverage.


This foundation is very easy to work with.  It doesn’t dry too quickly so you don’t have to rush while applying.

I applied this both with a sponge and a brush and either way works really well.

I will say, I preferred the way the foundation looks using a brush (which I don’t say very often!)

The brush didn’t make the foundation look streaky or uneven and the foundation didn’t feel too thick or heavy on my skin.

That being said, this foundation stayed tacky on my skin all day.  Normally this would be a deal breaker for me.  But, because this didn’t feel heavy, it wasn’t noticeable unless I touched my face.

It definitely isn’t transfer proof (and my husband has a stained white shirt to prove it).

This gives more of a satin finish.  It wasn’t completely matte, yet didn’t look overly dewy on my skin.  I just wish it dried like more satin foundations do.

Wear Time:

This held up pretty well throughout a 8-12 hour day.  It did start breaking down on me around hour 7, but it was very minor.  I was able to conceal any minor breakdown with a little powder.
It did start getting a little oily around hour 5, but once I blotted it was fine after that. I also didn’t notice much shine either.


This foundation has the “Rimmel” scent to it….which kind of reminds me of citrus.

I’m not a huge fan of it, but I don’t absolutely hate it.  And thankfully my skin doesn’t react to it (even though my skin typically hates anything with an added fragrance).

Overall Thoughts:

I’m not sure if this is the same or a different formula from the old squeeze tube version.  (If anyone knows please let me know!!!)

I tried the older version out a few years ago and HATED it!  Which is why I didn’t run out to buy this product when the packaging changed.

I’ve heard countless women talk about how amazing this foundation is and their skin looked absolutely flawless.

So thank you ladies!  Without you, I would have missed out!!

I do like this foundation.  It’s not my absolute favorite, but it does work and is inexpensive as well.

I love the coverage and how flawless my skin looks while wearing it.

The only downsides for me are the tackiness it leaves and the shade selection.  Most shades (at least those available at my Target) were pink toned.  I think Rimmel also needs to add more shades (lighter and deeper) because they are leaving out quite a few skintones.

Have you tried this foundation out?  I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


11 Comments Add yours

  1. I want to try this, but I’m sad to hear about the selection and how it dries… Who knows, maybe I’ll like it! Great review:)

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    1. I was so hesitant to try it too. I’ve been using a mattifying lotion to help control oil and that helps. I think this will be awesome in the cooler months though.

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  2. I LOVE this foundation! In Canada the bottles have pumps 🙂 great post!!

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    1. Lucky You!!! Why doesn’t every foundation bottle come with a pump? Thank you for your comment sweetheart. Hope you are having a fantastic day 🙂

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  3. Little Rants says:

    Lovely post! Instagram?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂 I do have an Instagram and Twitter. My Instagram is lizzielovesbeauty17. Do you have one?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Little Rants says:

        Yes. And I followed you!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Just followed you back! 🙂


  4. plus+beauty27 says:

    I’ve really been loving this foundation! I feel like it works really well for me and it’s so affordable! 😀 xo

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    1. It is! I can’t wait until the weather cools down to see how it works for my skin then. I have a feeling it will be perfect for me then!!

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        Awe well that will be nice!! 🙂

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