Rimmel 25HR Lasting Finish Nude Foundation

P1060421I’m always on the look out for budget foundations that are long lasting for work day to day, and this summer’s base has come from the Rimmel stand; the 25HR Lasting Finish Nude Foundation. If you didn’t already know (like me), this bottle has the white lid as opposed to the original Lasting Finish with a red lid. I’d read a couple of rave reviews about the new ‘nude’ version, and since I loved Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation I thought I’d give it a go.


Shade: 200 Soft Beige

On first impressions, the bottle is sleek and (yay!) it has a pump applicator. The foundation itself has a fresh fragrance that’s neither overpowering nor hard to love. On the skin, it blends well and sets nicely. A light to medium coverage that is definitely buildable, this foundation still lets my freckles come through whilst lightly covering imperfections. Albeit I use plenty of concealer on my spots/dark circles, but the combination works well without my skin feeling cakey. The finish is satin; perfect for the summer as it gives enough glow without looking sweaty.

For me, this foundation is potentially a go-to all year, as I love dewy skin with a touch of powder on any oily bits. I do find however that its ’25 hour’ claims are a bit far fetched; I get a good 7 or 8 hours out of it with a powder touch up in between. That’s not bad for a £7.99 foundation though, right? It does tend to wear off on my forehead like all foundations, as that’s where my skin is its oiliest.


The promise of a ‘barely there feel’ isn’t a total farce either; the foundation doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin, but you know when you’re wearing makeup!

I definitely rate this budget foundation. Although I’ll be going back to my old faithful L’Oreal’s True Match for the colder months, I’m pretty sure I’ll be keeping a bottle of this aside for next year.

Have you tried out Rimmel’s 25HR Lasting Finish Nude Foundation?



  1. 11 October, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Hey 🙂

    Oh, that seems like such a good foundation! Rimmel, in general, has great foundations, or so I’ve heard. (as I can’t find the right shade for the life of me…)
    I have the 25h Lasting Finish Powder Foundation and it works really well, both as a setting powder and as a foundaiton. 🙂

    Lovely post!

    Have a nice day. 🙂


    • sarahdxo
      11 October, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Hi! I don’t think any of the Rimmel foundations match me perfectly, L’Oreal is a winner for me in that sense, so I know how you feel! X

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