Oily complexion, a busy schedule and not enough time – life as a student with a slippery face is hard, no doubt. Especially since yours truly struggles with acne as well, needing medium to full coverage most of the times.
My list of previous deceased foundations is never-ending: From Revlon’s Colorstay and Loreal’s Infallible 24H to Makeup Forever HD, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear and even MAC’s Matchmaster – trust me, I have tried them all.
It’s spring, summer knocks on the door and everyone seems to be ditching high coverage foundations for some light ones. However, I am not one for faces sliding off! I picked up the Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25H a bit more than a month ago and I rarely say this about foundations, but well, I’m impressed. Even without a primer, it does its job – not for 25 hours, but it can last up to 10 hours for me and still looks great on the face. Of course, I do need to dust some powder on during the day, but my, oh my, it doesn’t disappoint. It can be built up and surprisingly, it doesn’t look cakey at all. It feels pretty good as well, so it doesn’t create that icky feeling of wearing a mask, probably because of the Comfort Serum it contains, which gives the entire look a velvety finish.
Long day at uni/work and you’re going out afterwards? No problem. Running errands all day, sweating your face off? Bring it on. Night out with the gals dancing your responsibilities away? Rimmel is your best pal.
Now, the primer is surely a debatable product: does it really prolong the wear of your foundation? I certainly think so. Again, I can name lots of primers, but ultimately, I believe the Max Factor Facefinity Primer can compare to MAC’s Prep and Prime. And it’s maybe even better, since it doesn’t have any shimmer, like the Mac one does. It goes on smoothly, dries fast and protects your skin from the makeup to follow. I always have the need to have something underneath my foundation that can act as a barrier – is that weird?
Oh, and both have an SPF of 20! Which makes me cherish them even more.
The primer: a milky, soft and slightly watery texture that perfectly compliments the velvet touch the foundation has.
Yet again, this is a completely unexpected gem from the drugstore. I have always believed that a flawless canvas is what makes the difference between a good look and a great one, so I am down to pay more for a good foundation – looks like I don’t need to anymore!