Rimmel London Lasting Finish 8HR Makeup Primer Review


Another week, another review. Moving on with my drugstore primer review series, last week I tested out the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 8HR Makeup Primer. The primer promises 4 main benefits which are day proof, pore minimizing, evens out skin tone and skin perfecting

I am not the biggest fan of the Rimmel London brand so I was very hesitant to try this primer. Thier motto is “get the London look” yet with the variety of shades in London, their foundations fall very short. Very very short.  I know their primers are quite popular which is the only reason why I picked this up but after this I am happy to report you are not missing out if you don’t have this!

So the primer promises a lot of things which for me I didn’t experience. It promises to reduce pores but that didn’t happen for me and I have small pores. Whatever ‘day proof’ means for Rimmel didn’t really work for me either. It doesn’t control oil. It feels slightly oily/greasy on my skin which I didn’t like as well.  The primer is a white fluid and goes on and leaves a white cast but this quickly disappears as you rub it in. It feels smooth but not as much as I would like. I’m not sure what they mean by ‘evening out skin tone’ as this again didn’t happen for me

It doesn’t give any finish to makeup.

You’re are NOT missing out with this primer or infact the Rimmel brand esp. for women of colour.  I haven’t tried many products from this brand as I have avoided it but I remember receiving one of their mascaras (I think it was in a brown bottle and it had argan oil in it) in a goody bag and it was rubbish. This primer was disappointing for me but it may be ok for dry skin? Because for my normal/combo skin I found it slightly oily. I think they should really work on expanding their foundation shade range, then we can talk

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