BEAUTY | Rimmel Match Perfect and Lasting Finish Foundation and Fix & Perfect Primer Haul

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I recently found myself in a strange predicament and no one you would expect a "beauty blogger" to ever face. I was out of foundation (to clarify this means I had 3 in my make up drawer, 2 the wrong colour and one that was about to run out any day!)

One lunch time I headed over to Superdrug and checked out a few different brands but I find it a real struggle to get a good colour match.

Rimmel is a brand I go back to over and over again but I don't remember ever having a foundation from them.

I had watched a Zoella Vlog the week or so before and she had used the Rimmel Lasting Finish and it looked really good. It's not often I go for celebrity / big blogger recommendations and I do prefer to go off information from friends and smaller bloggers who are more my age and have similar skin type. (I'm an ancient 9 years older than Zoella)


It was 342 so what is a girl to do but to buy three things. I've been using a Laura Mercier Primer for quite a while now, I've been lucky enough to keep getting them in beauty boxes. It's one of the only items I love getting a repeat of.

Before I discovered Laura Mercier the Rimmel Fix & Perfect was my favourite drug store primer. I've tried a few including other Rimmel primers and I haven't liked them at all.

This primer is light and goes on really smoothly and I do think it helps to keep my make up on longer than without it.


The first foundation I chose was the Rimmel Lasting Finish, it has SPF 20 which is always a nice bonus and it's described as full coverage.

I have used this a few times and it's not heavy but it is a fairly full coverage and it's easy to build up for a fuller coverage without it going cakey.

In terms of colour matching, I picked Classic Beige. I find this does match me quite well. I'm happy with my choice and in terms of skin tone, it works well.


For my third item, I went for the Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation. This also has SPF 20 and is described as a medium coverage.

I would agree with this, it is also easy to build up to a fuller coverage if needed. I chose this one as I thought it would be better for every day make up than the Lasting Finish.





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56 comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing these, I'm currently trying to add to my make up collection so it's great to read what others are using.

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    1. I seem to go back to Rimmel over and over again. It's really affordable and seem to be good quality

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  2. I didn't try the foundation from Rimmel, mostly because I don't really wear it. I go for BB cream usually. I did hear however that Rimmel is a great make-up brand.

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    1. I don't get on with BB cream, It always seems to really oxidise on my skin and I look like i've been tango'd!!!! Rimmel do some great products

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  3. It is great that you found the foundation complimented your skintone and was the right shade. Always handy x

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    1. It really is, so many brands sell so many shades and I still struggle.

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  4. I really love both of these foundations. Rimmel in general do foundation well I think

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    1. I'm a convert, I been sticking with number 7 for ages but didn't love them. I'm really happy with both of these foundations x

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  5. I love both of these foundations and they aren't my go to every day but I wear them now and again. I've not tried the primer yet though (although I've heard it's really good).

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    1. I really like this primer, it's my go to one after my Laura Mercier which I think speaks volumes x

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  6. Great haul! I love a good primer, I only started using it last year and it's made a huge difference!

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    1. It really does, this one is one of my favourites x

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  7. I use rimmel foundation and get on well with the match perfect one however not tried the lasting finish one yet.

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    1. I'm really happy with both of these. I'm glad I went for these over other brands x

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  8. I've been using an Estee Lauder primer but I need to find a drugstore one for day to day use - I will have to give this one a go :)

    Dani x

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    1. It's worth trying it, I like this second to my laura mericer but for the price difference I'd buy this every day of the week. I've been lucky getting the LM one in beauty boxes so far

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  9. I have the Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation and I really love it x

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  10. I have one of these foundations and I need to give it a proper try as I've not used it yet x

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    1. give it a try, I've been impressed so far x

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  11. I haven't tried anything from Rimmel in ages! Need to give those products a test x

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    1. I seem to keep going back to rimmel recently and I've yet to be disappointed

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  12. I have tried this foundation before and really enjoyed it. Must go back for the primer too!

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    1. I love the primer, worth getting and the price is good as well x

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  13. I don't think you can ever own too much make up. I am always on the look out for a good a primer!

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    1. Haha I keep telling myself that! I do own way too much but I needed these!

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  14. Ohh I love that its handy and perfect for your skintoy Hope I can do make up tutorials as well.

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    1. I don't do tutorials but I do make get ready with me videos on my youtube channel

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  15. I do love when foundations have a sunfactor in them. It makes it easier to have protection all year around without having to remember the suncream.

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    1. I do prefer it, I find it hard to find a good facial sun screen that I'm happy to wear make up over so this means I don't have to think about it as well

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  16. I love this primer for Rimmel super good value and it makes your makeup last so much longer! x

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    1. Its one of my favourites and so affordable x

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  17. My mummy has nearly run out of her foundation too! She's been using Lancome for years though and refuses to switch. Rimmel pressed powders are the only thing she's tried! Not bad though.

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    1. I've never tried Lancome foundations, every time i think I'll go for a higher end one I get a bit scared that i'll be wasting money if the colour isn't right. I was bitten by MAC colour matches in my early 20s and ended up looking like caspar!

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  18. Its such hard work to find the right make up then he right shade, so thanks for sharing this :) x

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    1. It really shouldn't be this difficult. I go to boots and see all the 100s of shades then struggle to find one that works for me x

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  19. I am not an easy foundation to match and I have never seen anything at Rimmel. But I do love their mascara. People always ask me about the brand I use and I tell them Rimmel. I am however after a mascara with less #toxicchemicals that can perform the way I want.

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    1. It's harder than people think to get a good match. I've used a few of their mascaras but I love maybelline mascaras I'm sure they are no less toxic though

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  20. My OH used to use Rimmel a lot, but ended up moving on to other brands. I may have to show her this and see what she thinks.

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    1. They are worth a look if you're on a budget. I have such a range but I'm always wary about spending a lot as I struggle to get a good colour match even with more expensive brands

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  21. i have used this before and when my pennies are tight i tend to go to this all the time as i know its a great prodct

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    1. I've been impressed with it. I got stuck in a rut and kept buying no 7 foundation which I liked but I knew I didn't want another one but couldn't commit to spending £20+ on something else

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  22. I love Rimmel for not being too expensive but still producing great quality products

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    1. They do seem to be good quality for the price x

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  23. Thanks for sharing information about these products. It's hard to find good foundation now a days and that are also affordable.

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    1. I have been stuck in a rut with the same brand for a while and i'm pleased with my choices x

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  24. I feel like it's time to start using foundation - probably was about 20 years ago - so thank you for sharing this, Rimmel sounds like a good place to start.

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    1. Only wear them if you want to, I only wear it occasionally these days. I love wearing makeup but i'm as happy makeup free x

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  25. I've used the lasting touch finish and i'd actually forgotten how much I like it, so thank you for reminding me!!

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    1. You're welcome, hope you still enjoy it as much now x

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  26. This is crazy!! I was just looking at this today at my drug store but didn't pick it up because I wanted to read some reviews on it first. What a coincidence that you reviewed it and by the looks of things they are worth trying :-)

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    1. They are worth trying and think they represent good value x

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  27. I used to use this foundations but haven't in forever! I'll have to get start re-using them! xo

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    1. happy to provide a reminder. I'm really happy with both of them x

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  28. I'm a big fan of Rimmel foundations. The one with the blue lid is probably my favourite, but I think they may have changed the name since the last time I bought it as I could swear it was called Perfect Match before?

    Louise x

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    1. I think you're right about the name changing. Or have I always said it the wrong way round before? After you're comment I had to double check the photo i'd taken x

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