Rimmel London Lasting Finish Powder Foundation Review


Hi everyone,

     Half of the year is almost over and it’s just going fast for me.  I am currently in India for one month vacation, relaxing and unwinding myself.,  I mostly do not buy base makeup products from Finland as it is hard to get a good match to my skin tone.  Most of them have pink undertones, also available mostly in light shades as they are formulated according to the skin tone of the people here.  That’s why in my blog you see myself mostly using products from India.  This time my Revlon compact powder got finished which I reviewed here, and as I was leaving to India for a vacation, I just got myself a compact for me from Rimmel from Turku.  Let’s see how it fared on me.



     € 9.90 for 7 g

About the Product:

     A 2-in-1 wet and dry powder foundation that applies like a powder & covers like a liquid for medium to full buildable coverage that instantly masks imperfections.

     Lasts for up to 25HRS. Coverage that won’t let you down

     Apply in a circular motion using the built in sponge.



     The powder comes in a transparent red color plastic case which is sturdy and travel-friendly and the puff that comes with the powder is also of good quality. I have this in the shade 001 Light Porcelain which is very light compared to my skin tone but blends into my skin and adapts well.  It comes in two other different shade sin Finland and they look pinker compared to my skin tone.   The powder is very finely milled and on application disappears into the skin completely.  It does not feel chalky, blends well give decent coverage and helps in smoothing out pores and some minor imperfections in the face.  I use it with a real technique brush or The Body Shop brush if I am applying it over foundation/bb cream or on top of my moisturizer/sunscreen. But, it can be used to apply as such using the sponge provided to get more coverage. It controls oil decently for 3-4 hours and for more hours in cool climate.  It is is a highly matte compact and hence it is better to apply on top of moisturizer, but people with very oily skin can apply it without moisturizer especially in humid conditions.  People with dry skin might find it more drying and it enhances all dry flakes or areas if the skin is not well moisturized.  I have tried applying it as a wet foundation with the sponge provided but as it is very light compared to my skin tone it does not suit me.  But, at the same time it provides good coverage and stays on face for 6-8 hours and the staying powder might be less in more hot or humid conditions.  But, one has to moisturize the skin really very well otherwise it will not blend well into the skin.  I prefer to use it as a compact and hence it suits me better.




Decent packaging that comes with a mirror and applicator

Powder is finely milled and does not feel chalky

Blends and disappears well into the skin

Gives good oil control

Gives good coverage when used as foundation

5-6 different shades available in other countries to suit various skin tones


Accentuates dry flakes on non-moisturized skin like most compact powders/powder foundation


Does not lasts for 25h as claimed and i don’t think a compact/foundation has to last that long

Not available in India yet

Prettykooll rating: 4/5


  • Lancy 2 years ago

    Great review Preethy! I’m yet to try their makeup range. I’ve been using the L’Oreal Paris reno powder foundation lately and really loving it! It comes in all warm shades. Do check it if possible.
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Lancy 🙂 I have not tried the reno powder foundation yet, will check it out

  • subha bose 2 years ago

    I love liquid foundation, as I feel it is easy to spread.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      I too prefer liquid foundations

  • Swathi 2 years ago

    I saw somethig like this in Rimmel counter but in purple pinky sort of packaging. so many products they have.
    Lovely review 🙂 25 Hours ..lol
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      They might have a different version here I think

  • Anshulika 2 years ago

    Looks to be great product. And worth giving it a try. And your review has made it more tempting and appealing to use.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes it is a good one especially for oily skin

  • anubhuti 2 years ago

    I wanna try it..haven’t tried any powder by Rimmel yet..

  • swati 2 years ago

    nicely written dear…..the 25 hr claim is so weird……
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  • Sanglap 2 years ago

    It sounds great…but dsnt need to stay for 25h!!

  • Pankhuri 2 years ago

    Wow this seems to be perfect for those days when you want to go lite on skin 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes I mostly use it as a setting powder or as such above moisturizers

  • Richa Saxena 2 years ago

    Seems to be a good one for daily wear…Lovely review dear 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Richa

  • Tiya 2 years ago

    25 hours???? Thats insane to claim!!! And who does wear a compact for 25 hours??? I love Rimmel stay matte powder so I suppose some of their products will be good too. Hope they launch soon In India.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, 25h claim is actually unnecessary, otherwise it’s a good compact

  • Komal@ABeautyPalette 2 years ago

    I’m a fan of rimmel powders in general and this one seems to impress too! Will wait till they launch it in India 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Hope they launch it soon

  • ChicPeachyPink 2 years ago

    People have moved way past the healthy mix compact but I am still stuck n it.. this looks quite promising would love to try it after am done with BHM 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      I liked the Bourjois one a lot but it is not available in Turku

  • Vishakha@Reviewwali 2 years ago

    25 hour claim ? That’s way too much !
    Rimmel products are great, sad that this one was not appropriate for your skin tone.
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, this would have been really good if it matched my skin tone

  • nausheen 2 years ago

    Sounds good, but my skin is dry so this one is a big No fr me. Thanks for the review babe 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes it would not be suitable for dry skin people

  • Kiransingh 2 years ago

    Seems good one 🙂 good review

    • Preethy 2 years ago


  • purva 2 years ago

    I wanna try this powder so bad…I havent heard of such a claim for a powder before..seems you like it a lot

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      It is a very good one Purva, hope they launch it in India soon

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