I decided to pick up a new foundation as I don't have that many and I wanted to try out a new one. Rimmel has recently launched a lighter shade (Light Porcelain) which I was excited to try as the previous lightest shade (Ivory) was a little bit too dark.
This foundation is £7.99 but when I bought it, it was on offer for £5.99. Packaging wise, it is similar to the other Rimmel foundations. It comes in a glass bottle and it has a white lid that makes it easy to identify. The original Lasting Finish Foundation has a red lid. One thing I really like about the Rimmel foundations is that they come with a pump which makes it a lot less messy to apply. The formula of this is said to be a medium coverage that feels light weight on the skin. If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know that I usually opt for a light coverage as I don't like my base to feel too heavy on my skin. The foundation claims to be hydrating and moisturising, blends instantly, creates a nude pore less effect and sweat and humidity proof.
I would agree that it is a medium coverage foundation it is a lot more coverage than I usually go for and it is a lot heavier on my skin than I normally have. For this reason I would not want to try the original as I think that would be just too heavy on my skin. I find this foundation to be long lasting and it lasts me all day (a typical day for me is 9am- 8pm) I haven't tried the 25 hour claim as I would never wear foundation for that long. I find that this foundation can cling to dry patches especially around my nose. The shade is a perfect match for me and I am glad Rimmel has created a lighter shade, I will be picking up the other foundations in this lighter shade. I personally don't layer foundations much anyway but for the purposes of the review I did try to layer it but I found that it ended up looking very cakey so I stick to 1 pump for my whole face. The finish is very nice, it looks quite natural. It is more of a satin finish as it isn't completely matte and it is slightly dewy.
Overall I think this foundation is ok, it isn't my favourite formula but I wear it a lot as the shade is perfect. If you do like a heavier foundation then this may be perfect for you.