Rimmel • Lasting Finish Mineral Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
** My skin is fair and neutral and I used this in #100 [Ivory]. The ivory shade's of Rimmel's liquid foundations are too dark for me, but this was a good match **
My first impressions of Rimmel's LASTING FINISH MINERALS powder foundation were all good; Good enough to buy some. The powder melted seamlessly into my skin, the coverage was very even, it didn't cluster around dry patches of skin or look 'cakey'.
This product does contain a few glimmery particles, but only a few for a glowy look to skin, rather then a 'on my way to a Ke$ha concert' one.
I was really impressed with the wear; It lasted for the whole working day. I just needed to control some shine using a pressed powder compact. True; the coverage wasn't the fullest out of the various brands I've tried, but but the ease of application and the incredible lasting power made up for it.
Damn. It was all going so well too; After a few uses I noticed that the colour of the product would begin to darken on my skin after a few hours wear. I think this is more of a reflection of my colourless skin, rather than the actual product so I'll still recommend that you give this a try.
The powder comes in a sifter jar with a mini Kabuki brush in the UK. The brush gets the job done; but I prefer to use my Benefit Bluff Puff for application [The mini kabuki brush is handy to have for blush or bronzer application though].
It was sold for £7.99 full price, but I think it's discontinued. Your local Boots or Superdrug may still have remaining stock though. Various online retailers (including Amazon) sell it for between £3 to £6, so it's a bargain if it works for you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased the new Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation. I love it. It goes on a bit thick so use sparingly. It has medium to full coverage. It lasts on me from 8 AM when i put it on till 11 PM when i take it off. I have combination skin with oily tzone. During the day i do get a tiny bit of shine on my nose but i blot it with toilet seat paper (yes, it works and doesn't disturb your makeup at all). Anyway, overall i like it. I live in Florida heat and humidity and it's the middle of July. It's fresh when i put it on in the morning and still on at night. I have acne prone skin and this does not break me out at all. It doesn't feel like i have makeup on at all. I plan to wear it to the beach this weekend and that'll be the real test. I will update. But so far so good. The shade i got was Warm Ivory. It matches perfectly but that's sheer luck because the only downside to this makeup is the shades. There are not enough and that's a shame. Spend the money Rimmel and put some more shades out there! DUH! Also, i would like to ask all the other reviewers, please don't rate a produt till you've worn it for a bit. Don't put it on and immediately review it. Wait till you've lived with it a while otherwise you're not being fair and you're confusing the others who come to Makeupalley and trust your opinions. And when you review it, it helps to tell us what type of skin you have so we can compare to ours. Thanks!
UPDATE! Still loving this makeup BUT i since came across L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum. Compared to this, L'oreal has a better staying power, more flawless coverage and it's a lot thinner when applied. Overall, I still love Rimmel but L'oreal is beating it hands down. As such, i have to take a lippie off. Only good thing is that Rimmel is dirt cheap compared to L'Oreal. But the product is worth the money
UPDATE! Had to stop using it. It's just too heavy on my skin. Too heavy. Gives me that i have makeup on my face feel which is not pleasant in the heat of Florida... Oh well.. Sorry Rimmel. Back to Maybelline.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
First off... the packaging sucks big time on this thing! It's impossible to apply the powder with that stupid puff (if thats what they want to call it). when you finally figure out how to get into this you will find the powder is wayyy too glittery. I will never rebuy
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I refer to this as my crap Rimmel foundation...but honestly, it's amazing! I have never gotten so many compliments on my skin! And my skin is not good. I would have people coming into work at LUSH asking me what products I used to get my skin looking like that...but it was all the foundation.( I switched to BE Minerals when my skin got too light for Rimmel, and that first day I used it, I had people ask me if I was sick...)Goes on light, looks natural, with a hint of shimmer that works for your skin in the best possible way. Terrible, terrible packaging, but everyone before me has gone over that. My only other problem is that Rimmel doesn't make a shade light enough for me to use in the winter. But between this and Borghese minerali foundation, I'm set no matter what the season. If you can find this (seems like they are phasing it out! I bought 3 at London drugs the other day b/c thats the only place I can find it!!!) stock up!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I tried Philosophy's Supernatural at Sephora and was impressed. This stuff is virtually the same only about $20 cheaper. Bad packaging makes it hard to apply properly, so take the power puff off, but overall, a pretty good product. And it does make my skin glow which is mandatory for a pale face like me.
One star deducted for animal testing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
After reading the reviews for this foundation, I am once again amazed at how different skin types can be. Anyway, for myself, this works better than any other mineral makeup I've tried - even the highest end, costs hundreds of my hard earned dollars stuff. I can also use it, if I apply it with a light hand, over liquid foundation for a complete coverage, more evening look. For daytime I use this and L'Oreal mineral concealer and couldn't be more pleased. Like everyone before me has said, either transfer the powder to another container or remove the sifter to increase powder flow to the puff. I mix 100 (Ivory) and the next shade up and it matches my NC20/25 skin perfectly. For $7, who could ask for anything more?!?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I actually really love this mineral foundation...probably one of my favorites both high end or drugstore. I always prime my skin with Rimmel's primer first. As far the stupid packaging, here's what I did, ripped off the sponge, then I removed the screen and put the sponge back on. Once you do this, plenty of product will flow through the sponge, and the sponge actually makes application quicker, easier, smoother, and a lot less messy. The product itself is wonderful! I have oily/combo skin and large pores in my tzone, and this powder is so finely milled it's really blendable and natural looking, and it's subtle shimmers actually don't magnify pores (a rarity with shimmer products) but make skin look radiant and healthy, unlike many mineral powders that just leave skin chalky, dull, and flat. I use Sand 300 and it's a perfect match for my NC37ish skintone. I think it's one of the best mineral makeup I have used (this and Maybelline's Mineral Power loose powder foundation), and I've tried at least 20 diff. brands, including Bare Escentuals and Everyday Minerals.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I would love to use this foundation, if I could figure out how to get it out! I finally took off the sponge and took the screen thingy off, then replaced the sponge. Perhaps this will work better, because I couldn't get it to come out at ALL. I understand they're going for the whole "flawless light coverage" thing, but it's REALLY light coverage because no foundation comes out! Why in the world did they do this? Why not incorporate some kind of brush into the packaging? I love mineral makeup and was excited to try this but would not buy again due to the horrible container it comes in. WTF? How are you guys accomplishing putting this crap on? Anyone else removed the screen with luck? I bought it because I don't like the messy brushes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
[This review is for the foundation in the bottle, WITHOUT the sponge]
I'm not sure why some reviewers are saying this isn't transfer-resistant. This morning, I found a spot I hadn't blended in and it was NOT easy to blend away. A minor annoyance for a product that is obviously transfer resistant! Great coverage too - I use it mixed with a little moisturizer all over my face and then dot on as concealer. Also, it's mattifying without making your face look dull, and doesn't bother the sensitive skin around my eyes. Does not cause my skin to break out at all. All in all, a great product at an amazing price
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I know this product is getting bad reviews, but to be honest, I just love it. It leaves my skin looking so radiant, stays all day, and has just a little bit of shimmer which I love! To those wondering how exactly to get the product through the applicator, it is activated my blotting it onto your face and rubbing it in. Simple! The only fault is that sometimes when I'm applying it the sponge applicator falls off, and if too much is applied it will look orange.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was very excited to try this product on examining its ingredient listing as it is free from talc and bismuth ocychloride. However this foundation did not match my skin tone, easy blendable, affordable, doesnt last all day and worst of all broke me out:( I wouldnt recommend this product unless you can find matching tone and dont break out often!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
At first this looked great but before I was going to leave this turned completely orange. I wore this to a dance and everybody was whispering something about me putting blush all over my face :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I received this free as a 2 pack when I bought Rimmels primer that a girl off of youtube used underneath her everyday minerals makeup. When I saw that you could either get the liquid foundation or powder free with the primer, I decided on the mineral powder because i knew the liquid was too dark for my fair skin. I have not used the foundation powder because, again, this is not a fair color, it is waaaaay too yellow for me. I tried using it as a contour instead of bronzer or a darker color.. but in the sunlight it appeared way too yellow even for that. It is also very very sparkely, almost glittery and that isnt a look Im going for. Maybe I can use it as a concealer or something, like a backup, or maybe even a shadow.. idk.. i would never buy this and probably wouldnt have looked twice at it if i didnt get it free anyways.
edited to add : Of I forgot one of the biggest letdowns. the application! You're supposed to use this sifter that is fitted to the top like a asponge applicator. Seems ridiculous to me and very little product comes out, So you have to take the top off and then its a big messy mess. 2 thumbs down for the designers of this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this product so much but I have to say it did not work for me. WAY too orangey, looks like makeup you would use on a doll. Also too hard to get out of container and it spills all over the place.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't want to write a bad review, and I honestly tried to make myself like this.
1. Terrible "foundation."
2. Way too "sparkly"
3. The sponge application makes it very hard to come out, and usually all that comes out is shimmer and a little powder.
4. VERY MESSY if you try taking off the sponge and working it from the mini sifter inside.
5. It smells weird.
I bought this in a shade I hoped would match my liquid foundation (the lasting finish mineral liquid foundation works wonders!)
But the colour was way too dark. I looked like I was trying to apply self-tanner after I was done.
So basically, nothing good to say for the foundation part. If you get it working for you, good for you! :)
I'd use this for: overall shimmer, bronzer (for a nice glow), for highlighting or for contouring.
^ Would do a decent job for that, minus the sponge.
But it'd still be messy application.
Sorry, not recommended
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hmm...I like the powder but it doesn't give me enough coverage to cove a few pimples i have. And I guess all rimmel foundations run dark so this turned orangey on me :(
So if you don't have super pale skin you should totally try this!
UPDATE! ew it is super sparkly blehhhh
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Edit... this foundation had everything I could ask for and I've gone back to it as a winter foundation. I use Quo during the summer!
Yahoo... I found something to replace my Mark foundation. I wear 103 which has yellow undertones. People have been noticing my complexion lately and commenting how much they like it... so you know you found a winner! I'm very happy with this find and would compare it to most department store foundations
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This works ok after you've tried many times, and if you take off the sponge and take off the filter, then put the sponge back on. After a few tries of nothing coming out, today the product comes out fine:) Its a light finish and good for touchups.
Once you get the powder coming out of the sponge, it is convenient, simple, good for over foundation, or great for I imagine summer.
:)I didnt break out
Also I tried this today after just using the lasting finish mineral enriched fdtn around my nose and areas with red marks, and this stuff was great! 100 Ivory was perfect and felt good and light while still hiding imperfections. Again, taking off the filter helps then putting sponge back on.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i like the consistency - not too runny but not thick - and it blends really well with a foundation brush.
it manages to kind of cover most hyperpigmentation from previous acne and minor flare ups. though you can still see some of the pigmentation, it's not too much of a problem for me, i just dab a bit of concealer on.
the finish is natural semi-matte, a little sticky maybe but nothing that a touch of powder cant do.
and surprisingly, it held quite well it can last from 8am till 5pm and still look good.
and it's wallet friendly! :)
Cons: after using it for about 2 months, i realized that this stuff was making me breakout!! which is always a big no-no for me. it gave me lots of comedones around my forehead and cheeks, and sometimes even cystic acne! i looked at the ingredients and i figured out that there is dimethone in it which is a potential irritant and blocks pores. i switched back to my mineral foundaton and the beakouts immediately lessened. so sadly i had to deduct 2 lippies... sigh its such a shame considering that it looked so natural...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Blue
No Chanel sample packs for sell on eBay. A full size product is out of the question. What to do? Consult Makeupalley, of course. So based on the reviews, I tried this foundation and I'm delightfully surprised. Soft beige blended with my NC 25/30 skin tone perfectly. It has a soft, matte finish that needs no touch ups for hours. Thanks Makeupalley sisters for this great recommendation.