If you’ve read my previous Influenster post you’ll remember how excited I was to receive my first ever VoxBox, and honestly I was possibly even more excited this time. I had heard that Rimmel were launching a new foundation and concealer that sounded right up my alley, so I was pretty stoked when I found out that was what I was receiving in my second VoxBox.
The new Lasting Finish Foundation and Concealer both claim to be a lightweight and breathable formula that can be built from light to medium coverage. This definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but as a sheer and natural foundation lover I can tell you that I’m a little obsessed.
The foundations that I typically reach for are light-medium coverage with a sheer or dewy finish, and after trying this once I immediately knew I loved it. It definitely has a pretty light coverage that can easily be built up to medium which I really like as I love to have my freckles come through my foundation, and I prefer a more natural look over full coverage. This has a beautiful satin finish that really looks like your skin; it’s not overly dewy so I think that normal-combination skin types will still like this, however if you have oily skin I don’t think that this will be for you. It’s perfect for us dry skinned girls though – it doesn’t feel tight and it won’t pick up any dry patches. This actually really reminds me of the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation (one of my HG’s), so if you find that one too expensive then I think this Rimmel one would make a great dupe!
I love that this foundation doesn’t feel heavy on the skin – it actually doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any foundation! It also blends out within seconds and is really easy to build up without it getting cakey or patchy. I used a beauty blender to apply this, but it’s such a lightweight formula that I feel like you could actually use your fingers.
Although the foundation does include SPF, I haven’t found that it causes any issues with flashback. This actually makes it a great foundation for summer as it’s super lightweight and natural plus it protects your skin! I also haven’t found any problems with oxidisation, so this foundation is a real winner. Despite this being a lightweight foundation, I don’t find that you need to set it particularly as it does pretty much dry down (although I still do because I’m a sucker for routine!).
This claims to have 25-hour wear, and although I didn’t test it for that long I did wear it all day and it stayed completely perfect! I was actually surprised by how well it lasted for such a lightweight foundation, it didn’t break up on me at all and still had it’s satin finish by the end of the day. I can’t say how well it would work on oilier skin types than mine, but it definitely lasts on dry skin!
The applicator on this foundation is one of my favourite things about the product. It has a giant doe-foot applicator that reminds me more of a concealer than a foundation, but it’s great for applying the foundation without making a mess and getting it everywhere – especially as lightweight foundations are notorious for being super runny.
The shade I received is also perfect, it’s the second lightest and it has neutral to warm undertones that work perfectly for my skin tone. They do have thirteen shades of this foundation which isn’t bad, but I do hope they bring out some darker shades in the future so that all skin tones can try this out.
Whilst I absolutely adore the foundation, I’m not 100% sure about the concealer. One issue I have is that the shade I received is too light and too pink-toned for me, so it’s a little difficult to make work. I also don’t love the sponge applicator, it’s quite hard and it makes applying an even amount tricky – plus it’s not very hygienic.
I don’t mind the finish of this, I would prefer it to be a little creamier as it did make my undereyes look quite dry, but it’s definitely not the worst I’ve ever tried. You really need to set this concealer though, otherwise it will crease. They only have six shades of the concealer, so I think they really need to expand their range to make it work for everyone.
I do wish it was slightly fuller coverage – despite loving light coverage foundations, I really need a full coverage foundation to hide my dark circles! – however I don’t think I’d mind it as much during summer when I’m wearing less makeup. Overall I definitely don’t hate this concealer, it’s just not my favourite.
Alongside the foundation and concealer, I also received the Kate Moss Sculpting Palette and a Moisture Renew Lipstick.
I’ve actually received the Sculpting Palette in the same shade (Coral Glow) from Rimmel before, so I’ll be giving this one away to a friend. Although I already have this I’d never tested it out properly before other than swatching it, so I was interested to see how it would look on the skin. It comes across as really glittery in swatches, but when applied to the face it was actually pretty pigmented and beautifully glowy. This seems like the perfect face palette to travel with as it has everything you need and the shades are really great for summer!
I’ve never actually tried one of Rimmel’s Moisture Renew lipsticks before so I was excited to see what the formula was like. The shade I received is ‘Vintage Pink’, which is a pretty pink shade that leans slightly violet. Whilst the shade isn’t quite my thing, I really like how moisturising this lipstick is while still being super pigmented, and it’s fairly long-lasting too!
And this is my final look! I absolutely love how the foundation looks on my skin, it covers just the right amount and still looks super natural! I would definitely recommend picking up the foundation over the concealer, but if you like a lighter coverage with your concealer then this might be right up your street. The foundation retails for £8.99 and the concealer retails for £6.49, you can grab them both here.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on these products and which one is your favourite. See you next time,
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