The Rimmel Lasting Finish foundations (both the original version and the Nude version) are two of my favourite foundations, so when I saw that Rimmel had launched a matching concealer I knew I had to have it. The Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer is available to purchase in just three shades which is crazy in my opinion, especially when there are so many shades within the foundation ranges. The lightest shade is 010 Light Porcelain which is the shade I use in Rimmel foundations so I knew it would be a good shade match for me.
The Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer contains six grams of product and costs £5.49 and is packaged within a red plastic, circular pot with a screw lid. Rimmel describe the concealer as being an high coverage camouflage concealer which hides all imperfections, flaws, blemishes and dark circles and supposedly lasts upto 25 hours.
What particularly intrigued me with this concealer is its claims to be ‘rub, smudge and fade resistant’ which interested me as I’m an awful face toucher, and it’s always my concealer that fades first so I liked the idea of one that wouldn’t disappear within a couple of touches.
Texture wise, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer is very thick and quite dry in consistency and the first time I used it, I realised it reminded me of another product I own; theBalm timeBalm Concealer, which is another thick, high coverage concealer.
I don’t like to throw the ‘dupe’ word around, but the formula and texture of these two concealers is absolutely identical except this one is £5.49 and the timeBalm Concealer is £14.75. Light Porcelain is my perfect shade, and the concealer blends into my skintone perfectly but I wish they did more shades as three shades is just not good enough for a concealer.
Because this concealer is quite dry, I find that I can’t apply it with a brush; it needs the warmth of your fingertip swirled around the pot to pick it up and apply which is exactly the same with the timeBalm Concealer. The coverage is fantastic, and it covers any blemishes and scarring with ease although it’s too dry in my opinion to be used under the eyes but it works amazingly to disguise any other imperfections.
It wears really well too, with it fading at around the six hour mark which is no mean feat for a concealer. I like using this concealer to conceal any blemishes on no-makeup makeup days as it’s relatively lightweight considering how much coverage it gives, and it just makes my skin look better without wearing primer and foundation. If you’d been considering picking up the theBalm’s timeBalm Concealer, I’d recommend skipping it and saving your self nearly £10 and go for the Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer as it’s the perfect dupe…