Rimmel Lasting Finish – Nude

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALonger lasting foundations tend to be on the heavy side and much as I want longevity the caked on look isn’t really what I’m after. Because of this I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Lasting Finish from Rimmel but this new ‘Nude’ version is MUCH nicer. It still has good staying power and moderate oil control but the coverage is lighter and the finish is less dry and powdery. The bottle is glass with a pump to meter out doses, most drugstore foundations offer this now but I still think it’s worth mentioning in case any of the powers that be read this.. we like a pump, okay? Another thing I’m really happy about is the new lighter shade that seems to be available across most/all Rimmel foundations now. I’m told this has been out for a while in some areas (some say forever but I’m not convinced) but I know that Light Porcelain is new to my local stores. The previous palest shade was too dark for me so I didn’t try many of the Rimmel formulas but now I can get them to somewhat match my pale skin you can expect to see more reviews of their range from me!

rimmel lasting finish nude before and afterThe coverage is medium, you can still see freckles and redness peeking through which is what I like.. I prefer to layer concealer in the necessary areas than wear a mask of foundation however if you were so inclined you can build this up to a higher coverage without it looking like you’re wearing 10 layers of makeup. With it being long lasting it does settle a little in to fine lines and pores but I find that this looks worse just after applying than it does throughout the day.. the oils in my skin seem to make this disappear and give a dewy (rather than shiny) finish by lunch when I tend to powder again. I don’t seem to suffer than initial not so perfect finish when applying with a beauty blender however.. I used a budding brush for these photos and much as it’s easier it definitely doesn’t give the perfect base. If you can be bothered (or you happy to get ready near a water source) the beauty blender is where it’s at for these drier formulas for sure.

I would say the foundation lasts a full work day, I’m not sure 25hrs is accurate as by the time I’m going to bed at night it definitely looks worse for wear but a couple of things can help extend the wear time. Two products I rely on when it comes to long lasting foundation – 1. De Slick setting spray from Urban Decay (I have the Makeup Revolution one ready to test so if that’s anywhere near as good you’ll hear about it soon) and 2. Maybelline Superstay 24 Powder, it’s waterproof and has decent coverage on it’s own.. it’s practically a compact powder foundation. I apply this as a setting powder with a brush in the morning and then with a sponge at midday to top up my foundation and eliminate the inevitable shine. The foundation alone is good but if you’re looking for other products to help on an extra long day they are my current picks!

If you’d like to see any other specific base reviews from the Rimmel range now I can actually get a colour match let me know, I feel like I’m discovering a whole new brand! – available online here for £7.99

Miss BB



  1. Hannah
    8 March, 2015 / 8:28 am

    I’d be interested to try this, I recently bought the original Lasting Finish which is one of THE WORST foundations I have ever tried. I live in Brisbane so my face can get a little sweaty because it’s so humid, and that foundation wore off completely and looked absolutely horrendous which my other foundations don’t do as long as I don’t touch my face. Would you say the UD de slick spray is “sweat proof” or just for oil control? I have dry/dehydrated skin so don’t really need anything for oil control. Thanks for any tips 🙂

  2. 8 March, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Sounds like it’s worth a try:)

  3. philippa
    8 March, 2015 / 9:52 am

    I really like this foundation and it’s great to see more paler shades too (:

  4. Zoe
    8 March, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Tried this on Friday, i have really pale skin and tend to go with light colours which always make me orange, swatched it in superdrugs and is the first foundation i have found in all my 28 years that is perfect for me, felt like jumping up and down in the shop, maybe i should of.

  5. Rachel
    8 March, 2015 / 10:59 am

    This is my new favourite foundation! I use the Ivory shade which I think is just about right! Rubbish at colour matching though so had to hope for the best, think it works!
    I got it when it was on offer in boots too £4.99 instead of £8.99 (Oxford must be more expensive!

  6. Katie
    8 March, 2015 / 11:21 am

    I used to always use the original 25 hour one by Rimmel but as you said they didn’t do a light enough shade so the Ivory is to dark for me, can’t wait to pick this up in the lightest shade and try it x


  7. 8 March, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Lately I have heard a lot of girls here in the US rave about Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless. I don’t know if you are able to get it in the UK but thought I would share it with you. 🙂

  8. 8 March, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I’m definitely interested in trying this one out. I have two shades of their Match Perfection foundation and I absolutely love it, so I’m sure I’ll like this one as well. It looks great with your skin! I too am a pale girl and know the struggle of finding lighter shades in drugstores all too well!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  9. Rachel
    8 March, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    This foundation sounds really good but if you like this you should try the new L’Oréal Infallible Matte. It has amazing staying power, really light weight and really good coverage.

  10. 8 March, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I LOVE this foundation, its one of my favourites! I love that it provides a medium yet natural coverage and blends seamlessly. Definitely a great drugstore steal!


    Devon x

  11. 9 March, 2015 / 8:49 am

    I love this foundation! It’s become my go-to for everyday, perfect amount of coverage but still natural looking 🙂

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  12. 9 March, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Looks good! It’s nice to hear they’re doing lighter shades too, it’s such a struggle to find light shades!
    Once Upon A December,

  13. ana
    14 March, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    I’m using rimmel lasting finish true nude, which has a good prize (in Spain it’s more expensive though) and gives me a fresh natural look but it transfers! So I prever the unknown even better by clinique, which is les oily for me and the expensive daily wear by esteelauder whose result on muy skin is perfect.

  14. Claire
    17 March, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I don’t usually like anything from Rimmel so I never would have found it by myself but when you mentioned that it was a new lighter shade I had to try it out. It’s perfect for my skin tone, I’m delighted!

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