If sweat, sweltering heat and thick humidity has ever wrecked havoc on your carefully buffed and lovingly stippled foundation then you know what a hassle it can be trying to survive summer without your face melting off. The Lasting Finish Primer by Rimmel provides an extra layer of backup to help prolong the wear of foundation, concealer and corrector for up to 8 hours!
Although the formula does not contain sunscreen for UV protection it does have a creamy, easy to use texture that spreads evenly to smooth the surface of skin in preparation for makeup. The lightweight base minimizes the appearance of pores, helps even skin tone and improves the finish of your cosmetics. Although the primer says it can be applied under or over foundation I wouldn’t advise applying it on top as it may smear and disrupt the placement of your makeup. For a drugstore primer this one works well without a slick silicone feel and does a good job at mattifying so your skin remains shine-free with a touch of moisture. In terms of consistency I prefer something that evens my skin a bit more for a silkier finish but this formula mixes well with face cream.
If you are a fan of classic petal hues then the Lasting Finish lipstick by Kate in shade 33 adds flush of flattering baby pink. I love these lipsticks because they smell delectably delicious! The color glides on lusciously creamy, beautifully pigmented and incredibly rich and smooth. The collection includes many flattering, vibrant shades and the black diamond pigment complex reflects light for a stunning, full-coverage finish.
#30 is a bit deep and mysterious for sunny summer days but at night when you want to amp up the intensity for a sultry, seductive lip this shade is gorgeous! The color is a wine-berry-reddish hue that is suitable for all complexions and it looks ravishing with gold shadow and winged liner.
The Provocalips 16 Hour Kiss Proof Lip Color is becoming quite popular among beauty aficionados. One end contains kiss-proof, transfer-proof high impact pigment while the other has a translucent top coat to lock in color, moisture and shine. The formula is designed to keep lips moisturized with no tightness and it takes 60 seconds or longer for the formula to begin to dry. The texture initially reminds me of a cream but once set it takes on more of a lacquer finish that retains some moisture and if you apply the top coat before the pigment has fully dried the color will tint the clear formula. I can get at least a few hours wear when I don't add the balm and it holds up quite well through meals.
Shade: 310 Little Minx
Rimmel is available at most drug stores and mass market retailers across Canada and the U.S
*Press samples featured