In June this year, the Hubby and I signed the marriage register in Melbourne and we had a small party with family and friends (whereas the big Church wedding was held in August in Scotland).  To cut down on costs and save for the bigger wedding, I decided to let my sister do my make-up.  She arrived 2 days before the special day and we went shopping for a new foundation as my usual Shu Uemura one was a shade too dark and more suitable for the summer months.  We tested a few foundations for shade compatibility and photogenicity (is that a word?) and we settled on Rimmel Lasting Finish Minerals Loose Powder Foundation in shade 100 ivory at RRP $19.95.

Rimmel, mineral foundation

Product Description

A loose powder foundation, with a mineral-enriched formula, that provides the coverage of a fluid foundation and the texture of a loose powder, leaving you with a matte finish that lasts up to 12 hours. The provided kabuki brush ensures a buildable application.

When I went shopping that day, I seriously thought I was going to buy an expensive foundation from a designer brand.  I mean, hello, I was kinda getting married.  But we both felt that the shade of this loose powder foundation was the closest match.

Rimmel, mineral foundation, loose powder foundation, colour match

Rimmel, mineral foundation, loose powder foundation

My Opinions

  • I felt that the kabuki brush they provided was too small for my big face, so I used my usual Red Earth kabuki brush instead for application.
  • But the small kabuki brush is very handy to put in the handbag for touch-ups during the day.
  • The coverage was light and my skin didn’t feel caked with too much foundation.
  • Blended in very well with my skin colour
  • Skin looked amazing in photos (ahem, complimenting myself here)
  • Face started to go less matte after 10 hours and needed a touch-up
  • Affordable with fabulous results 9.5 out of 10

In conclusion :  Rimmel Lasting Finish Minerals Loose Powder Foundation, you made me look amazing on a very special day!

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