The blendable, full-coverage foundation that keeps oily skin in check

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this oil-controlling foundation

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 17 2020

The product

There is no better feeling than nailing the perfect base; but, by comparison, there is also no worse feeling than the inevitable 3pm oil slick that destroys said perfect base and leaves you looking like a greasy mess. 

Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation gives you the best of both worlds

The full-coverage foundation has a buildable and blendable, oil-controlling formula that keeps your base looking ace ALL DAY.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this foundation to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation to a panel of women aged between 16 and 39 with combination, oily and acne-prone skin, that wanted a foundation that would keep excess oil at bay and last all day.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation.

The long-lasting formula: Review Crew® members were very impressed with the foundation’s staying power, stating that it held up throughout their busy work days. 

The lightweight, mousse-like texture: Reviewers loved the lightweight formula, with many praising how blendable the foundation was; and unlike other matte foundations they’d tried, it didn’t feel heavy on the skin.

The natural-looking full-coverage finish: Our members really like the buildable formula that allowed them to achieve a full-coverage finish without looking cakey. Some members also noted that throughout the day the formula didn’t cake up or separate – their complexion continued to look natural and fresh from morning to evening.

Good to know: Some reviewers found the formula set pretty quickly, so we'd recommend applying the foundation area-by-area and blending immediately after applying.

The verdict

“The formula itself is very lightweight… really easy and smooth to apply and unlike other matte foundations I've used in the past, this was really easy to blend and covered any imperfections. I have combination skin and find that I need to either reapply or touch up my usual foundation, however after applying this foundation in the morning, there was no need to touch up during the day.”
Nas L
REVIEWcrew® Member
“It dried to a silky matte texture and the result was very natural and fresh looking. I tend to have oily skin in summer and found this foundation did a great job at staying matte and controlling the shine for a good 6-8 hours.”
Angela T
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This smooth mousse foundation was great to use, as it was very easy to apply, even without using a sponge! The coverage was great and to be honest you dont need to use alot, given its a matte finish. Given that my skin is oily, this was great to balance it out and lasted all day. Highly recommend just adding a setting powder on top very lightly.”
Clare R
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this long-wearing matte foundation? Read more Rimmel London Lasting Matte Foundation reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Rimmel London to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This average star rating is based on 42  reviews and is correct as of 17/02/2020 

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).