If you’ve been following my blog since the start you will know that my most trusted foundation never to have failed me, my holy grail, my makeup bag is essential is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish foundation. However, being a makeup junkie it is my aim to try as many foundations as I can possibly afford (currently not much #studentlife)
I previously did a review on the Nyx Cosmetics Stay matte not flat foundation which you can find here and over the past few months I have been trying out the Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation. It comes in a 30ml bottle that is quite compact and easy to travel with which is a plus for me. It has a squirty pump, again ticking a box of an essential for a good foundation, nothing is worse than having to pour it out of the bottle and loosing half of the foundation because you’ve poured out too much. It comes in a glass bottle and actually feels quite luxurious considering it is from Avon. I purchased the shade medium beige and it matched my skin tone perfectly, to give a rough idea, I am 303 true nude in Rimmel London foundations so that gives an idea of my skin tone if you are familiar with that shade.
One issue I had with this foundation at first was the amount of pumps needed to get the product out. One pump did not get out a lot of foundation, I probably get 4 times the amount out of one pump of the Rimmel foundation than I do with this one. At first it was an issue because when applying foundations I would put the product on the back of my hand, dot it around my face and blend it in with a sponge or brush. It took much longer trying to get the product out of the bottle to have enough on the back of my hand to spread around my face. I did however find a solution to this problem! Rather than pumping the foundation onto the back of my hand I would pump it directly onto my face, 3 pumps across the forehead, 4 on each cheek and 2 on the chin, this gave the same effect of my dotting the foundation round my face from the back of my hand and prevented slowing down my makeup routine so little amounts in one pump of foundation was no longer an issue for me.
Now the formula itself; It has what I think is the perfect consistency for a foundation. Not too thin and not too thick, it blends like a dream and gives a medium-full coverage depending on how much you apply. It covers all blemishes and evens out my skin tone so well with no patchiness or cakey appearance at all leaving a smooth coverage. The longevity is what you would expect as a reflection of the price, it does last me all day but in the evening I notice it begin to fade around my under eye area and around my nose. This can be patched up with powder or more foundation if needed but it is not really an issue for me.