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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16-Hour Foundation


  • Transfer-resistant, Anti-trace
  • Lasts 16-Hour after application
  • Mineral enriched formula helps energize skin.

My opinion:

I wanted to buy the 25-Hour version but they either had the 16-H one or Stay Matte. I went for the 16-H version. The color seems a bit too dark in the tube. I was afraid I had bought the wrong shade. But upon application, it turned out fine. Also, when applied; it gives kind of a white-cast first but then it blends and the white-cast goes away. It's kind of like a BB cream cause the ones I've tried; they give a white-cast and then blend into the skin and give powdery finish.

Let me start with the-

Consistency/Texture: It seems watery(not too much but much like a thin cream)
when poured out but it dries super fast so if you put a dot on your finger for over 10 seconds, it's going to dry up. So you have to work fast. Just concentrate on one area at a time. Don't dot your face and wait.

Next is the-

 Smell: Well, I like it. Though, it's a typical cosmetics-y smell but it's not bad.

Now for its-

Coverage: Medium to full. Also, It works excellent as a concealer.

Performance: Good news, it doesn't break me out. And it gives a total matte, powdery finish. Perfect for me cause considering I have oily skin; my face is going to get shiny in a few minutes so the dewy effect will come naturally, lol. No need for a foundation to add the shine for me. Also, it is transfer-free but it's not water/sweat-proof. I don't know if it lasts up to 16 hours cause obviously I haven't tried it on that long. But it has a pretty decent staying power, I must say. Usually my undereye makeup disappears after like less than an hour after stepping out. But with this, it stayed put for hours.

Slightly blended.

So the pros and cons are:


  • Easy and convenient packaging. Has a nozzle-top so you control the amount you pour out. Which also gives it the hygiene factor.
  • Gives medium to full coverage and acts as a concealer. Also, as an eye primer. Yes. I wore eyeshadow after applying this foundation on my lids and around the eye area and it stayed on for hours!! On MY lids, which is a big deal cause no eyeshadow tends to stick for more than an hour.
  • Has a matte finish. So you don't need to set it with powder.
  • Lasts for a long time. (I haven't timed it, though :/ )
  • Transfer-free.
  • I'm not sure about the "Mineral enriched formula helps energize skin". But it also doesn't do the opposite so it's all good.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Best for oily/combination skin types.


  • Might not be suitable for dry skin types. Don't take my word for it, though. Cause I haven't tried it on someone with dry skin.
  • Colors/shades are limited. And the Ivory is not the fairest of them all (pun intended). So, if you are really pale, you wouldn't find a shade to fit you.

Do I recommend it?

Yes, if you want a shine-free day. So, yes for oily/combination skin types. Not too sure about dry types.

Price is shown in the second pic. And I got it from Chase Up Store.


Madame Hot Lips said...

GREAT blog!! I always get really excited when i find Pakistani beauty bloggers :)
Do check out my blog, i'm also from Karachi :D <3

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Sara.H said...

Great review. I have heard so many good things about it :) xx

PiNkIsH said...

Thank you all so much! :)

sahar awan said...

hanx for the review i want a foundation for summers i think this one is perfect

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