Rimmel Lasting Finish V. Revlon Colourstay

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I have been using Revlon Colourstay foundation forΒ yearsΒ now, it’s my favourite for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it hasn’t let me down for so long. I fancied shaking things up a bit and trying something new, and I decided after hearing good reviews on Rimmel Lasting Finish, to give it a try! I’m going to review both to give you my honest opinion.

Rimmel Lasting FinishΒ 25 hour

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I bought this foundation because I’d heard many good opinions on it. It mentions that it lasts 25 hours which is pretty appealing too! I noticed the texture of this foundation was a lot stickier than the Revlon Colourstay and it takes a little longer to dry in. When you pump the Rimmel foundation out, it looks thick, but when you apply it to your face it dries very thinly compared to the Revlon one. I have a few freckles and it takes a few coats to cover them with this one. I quite like the colour though, it gives quite a flawless finish with some powder over it. Just be aware that it can cake when you use bronzer, just be sure to stroke the cheeks gently and you should be okay. I noticed that when I apply my eye makeup it leaves white marks where my fingers have been on my cheeks, they’re quite noticeable too, so you have to go over them. It does last me a full day at work and college, but if I was going out for a night on the town after, I would have to reapply it as it would have faded. It is a thin texture, so it is nice and easy to apply to the skin.

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Revlon Colourstay 24 hour

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I have went back to this foundation so many times, it’s around Β£12 so it is pricey for a drugstore product. It gives a flawless finish everytime, it’s easy to build up if you want it a bit thicker. It dries in quicker than the Rimmel foundation, I don’t have the time to be waiting around! This foundation doesn’t come off easily either, if you touch your face it doesn’t move, whereas the Rimmel foundation does come off a little. It’s meant to last 24 hours, it’s fine for a day at college or work, but you would have to reapply it for a night out because it does fade as the day goes on. It is harder to remove than the Rimmel makeup. It also comes in a good range of shades where as the Rimmel doesn’t have as much choice.

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Final thoughts

I have to say that the Rimmel one is wearable, this is good for me as I have stuck with Revlon for SO long. I’ve only had this foundation for a week so I want to keep trying it to get a better idea on what it’s like. At the minute I would say I probably will go back to my Revlon, simply because, to me, it dries a lot quicker and leaves a more natural shade than the Rimmel. I think that the Rimmel one is suitable for days at college or lazy days, but if you want more of a flawless finish that lasts for long hours, I would use Revlon.

Beauty product reviews

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I recently purchased these beauty products myself and my reviews are 100% genuine πŸ™‚

The first product i’d like to talk about is the Waterproof “Volume Flash Scandaleyes” mascara by Rimmel London in 001 black. I never usually go for waterproof mascaras but I was going on holidays and thought it would be more suitable for the beach etc. I’d used this product before in the non-waterproof formula and I absolutely loved it, in fact I used the whole bottle until there was literally not a drop left. It made my lashes full, long and thick; they looked almost like false lashes if you build it up to that level. I was really let down by the waterproof formula, it was completely different in texture; it was thin, light and it felt like it wasn’t opening my eyes the way I wanted it to. To be completely honest the most it did for my eye lashes was make them look black. Over all I would say go for the non-waterproof mascara in this, it is amazing and I will be purchasing it again without fail.

I have big love for pink lipsticks; I think it’s because my lips are quite small and I feel like reds and bright colours can make them look even smaller.I purchased a Max Factor lippy in the colour 610 Angel Pink. In the packaging it looks like a really baby pink colour that you would presume would make the lips look naturally coloured. The colour of the lipstick inside is different as it has a shimmer to it, this makes the colour a lot lighter and not as matte, which is a shame because I think that this baby pink colour would be lovely without the shimmer. To me, I feel like it isn’t noticeable enough for the price I paid, which I believe was around Β£10. It is nice after I put some pink lipgloss over the top, but you would definitely need this if you want to see any real colour to your lips. Overall, I would say avoid this and get a more matte lipstick, or a lip gloss which could give you a similar effect on it’s own.

The next product I recently got was free in “Glamour” magazine and it was a “Model Co” eyeliner. Model Co are a beauty brand from Sydney Australia. I didn’t expect much as it was a freebie, but I needed a new eyeliner and thought I may as well give it a go. I was really surprised by the product itself, it never broke when I used it and it comes with a great sharpener which is always handy. The colour was black 01 and it came out on the eyes fairly dark, it wasn’t dramatically black, but it was good for every day use. I have to say I prefer the “MUA” eyeliner which is cheap and cheerful, but a lot more dramatic looking than this “Model Co” one. Over all I would say it’s quite good and I’ll use it for days when I don’t want to create a statement look.

I also want to review the eyebrow palette that is well known and used these days called ‘HD Brows’ in the shade ‘Foxy.’ This shade is most suitable for brown hair to dark blondes, but I would say it is almost still too dark for dark blondes… I was so excited to try this product out once and for all, it was an investment piece as I usually use the ‘Sleek’ eyebrow palette, but it was sold out in my local drugstore. The packaging was cute and impressive looking, just what every girl likes! It comes with 4 different shadess; one is light (creamy), one is dark (almost black) one is a chestnut brown shade and the last one is a strong, rich brown shade. Having not tried this product before, I went for the darkest colour, not expecting too much definition, well I was wrong. I came out with brows that looked ridiculous against my pale skin and blonde hair. They looked black, not brown at ALL. I knew then that I wouldn’t be using that shade at all, unless I turned gothic. The next shade I tried was the second darkest one, which was a rich, deep brown shade, I was sure to go extra lightly, just in case it was too much; yet again, it was still too dark for me. I was a little annoyed because I knew at this point that I’d paid a pricey amount for this product and 2 of the colours were out of the question already. I tried the light brown next and mixed the cream colour with it, thankfully it turned out in a shade I found exceptable! So to sum this up, I can only use two out of the four shades in the HD palette, and maybe I will go for the lighter pallette next time and hope for the best! Personally, I prefer the ‘Sleek’ palette because you get one shade and you know you are going to get the use out of it! However this product does do what it says on the tin, gives you definitive looking brows that can be prepared in seconds and last all day.

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Images – products reviewed, different shades from the HD ‘Foxy’ palette.