Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation – Tried & Tested

This was one of those foundations that everyone expected to love, after all the concealer is an undisputed hit among the beauty community.. this would obviously follow suit, right? Unfortunately not and I’m yet to see a positive review. As I have with previous foundations I decided to give it the full day test, I think it’s better than a regular review as you actually see it in action and judge for yourselves, what I consider to be poor coverage or longevity you may be happy with. Lasting Perfection promises 16 hour wear which it certainly doesn’t deliver however for you oily combination girls out there it did maintain a matte finish. Unfortunately this finish is mainly down to the cream to powder formula which upon first application immediately falls in to pores and fine lines emphasising flaws.. not what you want. Coverage wise, it’s medium and potentially buildable but I found it caked easily so I wouldn’t imagine you could successfully achieve full coverage which looked good. Colour wise I picked up the lightest my local store had in stock which was Ivory 2, I’m not sure whether there’s an Ivory 1 but if you know feel free to leave a comment. The tone was yellow based which I personally like as it counteracts my redness as is clear in the below pictures of a bizarrely teenage looking me at the start and end of the day.

If you’ve tried this yourself and love it I’d love to know why. How do you apply it? (I use my fingers) what (if anything) do you set it with? Do you touch up throughout the day? What its your skin type? etc etc. There must be someone out there that just loves this product and if you are that person please let us know! If you’d like to see how I got on with it, watch the poorly made video below..

Miss BB



  1. 13 March, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    I purchased this along with the Lasting Perfection powder and concealer before Christmas because I had heard so many good things about the concealer and like you and many others I was extremely disappointed with the foundation. I usually need the lightest of light foundation and the lightest I found was Ivory 2 (I have looked since and not found lighter).

    I am not particularly thrilled with the powder either… overall a disappointing range for me.

    FAB review as always!!!


  2. Sheri Elise
    13 March, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    I actually love this foundation! I use the shade ‘biscuit’ & set it with rimmel pressed powder (which may help keep it on?its normally had enough by 4-5pm but as I put it on 6am ish I think that’s pretty good going 🙂 my skin type is normal/dry & I find it builds really well over blemishes, although the fact it’s £2.00 from my local market may cloud my judgement slightly 😉 xo

  3. 15 March, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    I used this in high school which must have been a good few 3-4 years ago now and loved it back then! I have just purchased this today again so I’m interested to try it again after so many years. Maybe they changed the formula? Xxx

  4. Ella
    16 March, 2013 / 8:20 am

    I didn’t even like the concealer! I found it a bit cakey.

  5. 17 March, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Hi there! I like your blog so much! hope we can follow each other.
    I hope i can order the concealer that you are talking about because im currently finding a really good concealer that can cover my acne scars and dark undereyes.



  6. 17 March, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    I bought this not that long ago as I forgot my foundation when I was at work and when I first tried it on I thought it was a really nice finish… fast forward an hour or so and I realised it had oxidized really strangely and I was not a weird orangey shade.
    I went for the lightest too. My skin is also pretty normal and doesn’t normally get shiny or oily looking but I found I was a shiny mess by the end of the day.
    Sadly I wasn’t a fan either x

  7. 3 August, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    The lighted shade is supposedly Vanilla 1, but I’ve just tried it and it’s really orange on me 🙁 I have a feeling the shades don’t go in colour order, as surely Ivory would be the lightest?

  8. Eliza
    20 January, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    i have for years been a religious este lauder fan. last year became a student, este ranout and 2 weeks ago i bought my first budget foundation! it was this collection ivory 2. i love it!! it gives a great coverage for my old acne scars and as my face can dry out quickly the shiny look this foundation develops through the day actually makes me look really dewy and healthy. it definetly rivals este lauders max coverage double wear foundation which is about £25 more expensive if i remember correctly. the shade ivory 2 does suit me but i am an olive skin tone so maybe thats something for future buys to considder the colours are odd but if you can find one to suit you id definitley reccomend. great blog btw. x

  9. 19 March, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    I’m completely in agreement here, i was so excited to try the foundation because i’ve loved to concealer for so long but just found that it didn’t apply well and looks quite patchy and uneven.

  10. Katy
    13 November, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    I love this foundation! I have it in shade 1- porcelain and it matches my very fair skin pretty well, I just make sure to blend some down on to my neck.
    I have combination skin, dry cheeks and an oily t zone, and this stays put really well throughout the day. I apply it with a traditional flat-sided foundation brush to get great coverage.
    Overall its a winner for me!

  11. sammi
    25 January, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    I bought this in number one (can’t remember the name) I found that if I used my fingers it felt so so so cakey and disgusting. I bought a foundation brush, never needed one before but recently started using liquid foundation rather than mousse, and it went on a lot better. I do have to set it with powder, mainly to counteract the orange undertone it gives me but it does last a long time. I have insanely oily skin

  12. alexx
    2 August, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    I bought this as I heard it was quite thick (the Rimmel one I use is very thin, and though it gives an even tone to my skin, it does not cover up particularly well) so I wanted it to cover up the shiny redness some bad dermatitis had left on my nose whilst I waited for it to fade.
    Honestly, this is the only foundation I’ve found that can do this. Rimmel, Star Gazer, Mac…all good foundations for regular use but this was the only one that stayed on my nose and covered all the redness; it was practically a concealer.
    However, I only use it there, and once the redness is gone it’ll probably go in the drawer forever, as I find it very cakey if used generally over my whole face. It has a nasty orange quality which shows if not blended 100% also.
    So, great coverage for those nasty areas (lasts all day as well, if pressed with powder) but not a good general wearer.

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