Whenever Rimmel launch a new foundation, I always snap it up as their palest shade; Light Porcelain is the only shade I’ve found within the drugstore which matches me perfectly. The newest foundation is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation which is available in a total of sixteen shades, contains 30ml with an SPF of 20 and is £8.99. Normally when Rimmel launch a new foundation, you see it everywhere within the bloggersphere but I’ve not seen very much about this foundation at all but after trying it for a good nine weeks I think I know why.
“New Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation is Rimmel’s most lightweight longwearing formula. New Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation is Rimmel’s most lightweight longwearing formula.“
When I purchased the Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation, I just assumed it was a brand new foundation but actually it’s a replacement for the Rimmel 25H Lasting Finish Nude Foundation which I can’t get my head around. The old version was an amazing foundation whereas this new one isn’t anywhere near as good as I couldn’t recommend it to anyone which upsets me to say as I love Rimmel for foundations. Firstly the lid has a massive doefoot applicator which I don’t see the need for, and the smell. The foundation smells like paint and I can smell the paint smell the whole time it’s on my face. I’ve never tried a foundation with such an overpowering scent, and it’s not at all pleasant. I have very sensitive skin so I don’t feel comfortable wearing a foundation which smells so pungent.
Formula wise I honestly don’t understand how it can be described as having medium coverage as it’s very much a light, barely there coverage which doesn’t cover blemishes or imperfections so I don’t really see the point in wearing it as I need coverage. If you have perfect, flawless skin you may enjoy wearing this foundation but if your skin is like mine with acne scarring, blemishes and imperfections it’s not going to work very well. The last negative for me has to be the oxidisation which I’ve never experienced with a Rimmel foundation since their Recover Foundation I used to use religiously in my late teens.
I so wanted to love this foundation as I’ve had such great results with Rimmel foundations but for me, this is a real disappointment.