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{Review} Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation.

Over the past few weeks that I’ve been MIA – waiting for my camera, I have been testing so many different products and one of them happens to be Rimmel’s Lasting Finishing Foundation. Now if you always around these parts of the interwebs then you would know that I am no stranger to the trial and error of foundation hunting. In the past few months I have told you about my endless battle with finding the perfect foundation – to my favourite foundations on rotation. Today however I will be telling you about my new bestie that I picked up for under R150.city-girl-vibe-rimmel-lasting-finish-foundation-in-shade-sand-beigeI am no stranger to the Rimmel London brand and am a firm believer in their lipsticks, mascaras and nail polishes. Rimmel’s lasting finish lipstick in shade 170 alarm is by far the best red lipstick that I have ever used and without a doubt knocks MAC’s Ruby Woo to second place. If I am a firm believer in that lippie then it is only fair that I tried their foundations. city-girl-vibe-rimmel-lasting-finish-foundation-in-shade-sand-beige-reviewFirst off let me start off by saying that spring has barely sprung and this shade is already too light for me. The shade that I currently have is “Sand Beige“. For some reason I tan really easily without even being in the sun. Luckily with a good bronzer or darker setting powder, this foundation can still work for me. As soon as this hits my “empties” pile then I am absolutely going to have to repurchase it in a shade or two darker. city-girl-vibe-x-rimmel-london-lasting-finish-foundation-in-shade-sand-beigeThis foundation comes in a pump top bottle duh everyone can see that , but for for some reason my pump has been giving me some trouble since I bought it so I have to turn off the top completely. The formulation of this foundation is a tad thicker than your normal foundation and I personally prefer that over a runnier foundation. Even though this foundation is on the thicker side, it blends like a dream. This is definitely a medium to full coverage foundation depending on your particular liking in foundation coverage. Below I have included two pictures of how this foundation looks in direct natural lighting.

It took two pumps to give me full coverage but still look natural. With this foundation, I can get away without using a setting powder (before i tanned so much) as this foundation doesn’t leave me greasy looking midday. This is one of those foundations that wears better throughout the day. Below I have attached what this foundation looks like on the skin indoors after the sun has set.

Over the past few months that I have used this foundation, my bottle is still more than half as a little goes a long way. If I could suggest at least one tip for using this foundation then I would suggest using a setting spray such as MAC Fix+ as opposed to Avon’s setting spray. MAC Fix+ would set the layers of makeup in one uniform look preventing you from looking overly caked and more hydrated. city-girl-vibe-rimmel-london-lasting-finish-foundation-in-shade-sand-beige-beauty-reviewI have tried three different tools for applying this foundation and the one that comes out tops (in my opinion) is the flat foundation brush. I tried the kabuki brush from Glamore but it left my foundation looking streaky and the sponge soaked up too much product. I do however love going over my face of foundation with the damp blender when I feel that I went in with a heavy hand.

That is a wrap for today’s post! Have you tried Rimmel’s Lasting Finish foundation? It’s so worth checking out if you ask me.

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