I have been using Revlon Colourstay foundation for years 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 Finish 25 hour
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.
Revlon Colourstay 24 hour
I have went back to this foundation so many times, it’s around £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.
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.