I recently needed a new foundation for day-to-day wear, I fancied a change from the usual and I’d heard good things about Rimmel. My weekend foundation is Armani Luminous Silk and I always found MaxFactor Face Finity 3 in 1 to be an affordable day-to-day dupe but I’ve gotten sick of it, it feels quite thick on the skin so I really wanted a breathable foundation.
So many people I know swear by Rimmel so I specifically went to have a look at their range and found the Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation was not only a creamy formula and Shade 200 was a lovely match for my skin but also that it was great value for money, the bottle is so big and I think the RRP is around €11 (I got it on special for €8.50)
The first thing I loved about this foundation was the little sponge applicator, it means you use much less product as you can dot it straight on your face – it’s also super blendable so a little really does go a long way!
I wasn’t actually expecting to love this as much as I do, I honestly bought it with the intention of trying it out, something that looked good but was affordable enough to wear every day to work – I definitely didn’t expect to love it so much that I’d be wearing it on the weekend too!
If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I have various skin issues (dryness, rosacea, oiliness) so I’ve been making a real effort to put time into my skincare routine but I can honestly say that this foundation blends easier and more flawlessly than any other I’ve tried, it says that it’s medium coverage but I actually find it’s more full yet incredibly light – I frequently forget I’m wearing foundation!
I use Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream and Aqua Priming Spray as well as my usual moisturiser and sometimes a few drops of CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops under my foundation just to get the most out of it – I’m wearing all of these in the above unfiltered picture.
I really can’t get over how high quality this foundation is for such a reasonable price, I’ve definitely become a little obsessed, I wear it all the time! If you don’t suffer with oily, dry or combination skin I know they also do a Full Coverage version of this foundation, only difference is that it’s not ‘breathable‘
If you’re looking for a new foundation, affordable or fancy give this a go and let me know how you get on.