Saturday, 4 February 2012

If I know I'm going to be out from 9am till 5pm, this is my go to foundation


Rimmel has been a brand that has followed my through my teenage years. Its affordable, endorsed by some of my favourite celebrities and seems to be on the ball with new products, especially mascaras and foundations, I'll be reviewing their 25 Hour foundation.
Before I review the products, I think it's important to know a little about my skin type. In my early teens I suffered from horrific acne, but thanks to Roaccutane (prescription only acne tablets) my skin improved. I was left with scarring that still knocks my confidence today, so I need a heavy duty foundation that will say on my oily skin, cover scars and last all day. A friend recommended Rimmel's 25 Hour foundation and I've just finished up my first bottle, here is what I thought.
Pros
One of the main pros of this foundation is the pump it comes with, sounds silly I know but to me it makes a difference. I hate that foundations from brands like M.A.C and Estee Lauder don't have a pump or you have to buy one. Pumps are more hygienic and allows you to control the amount.
Another quality I like about it is the amount you get, it comes in a 30ml bottle, I've had mine for a few months and it's lasted so well.
So apart from the little details like pump lid and sizing, what else is good about this foundation? Well for me it's the perfect long day foundation, if I know I'm going to be out from 9am till 5pm, this is my go to foundation. It does what it says on the tin, of course it doesn't stay perfect for a whole 25 hours, but it's close enough for my liking! 
It ticks the boxes, the heavy coverage manages to cover my scarring well, the formula also doesn't seem to let much oil from my skin through. (I use Witch Primer underneath if you were wondering.)
Cons
Seems too good to be true? The only problem I have with the Rimmel 25 Hour foundation is the shade range. I picked up the lightest colour (100 Ivory) and it's a little too dark for me. I just fix this by using a lighter powder over the top or bronzing my neck and chest to match. I don't seem to find many drugstore/high street foundations that match my milk bottle white skin tone, but for the price and good quality that Rimmel has I'm willing to compromise.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation gets 4.5 out of 5!

What's your favourite Rimmel foundation?
Love Kat
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