♡Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation♡


Soon after I moved back up to Aberdeen around a month ago, to my dismay I discovered I had left my foundation back home! In a state of sheer panic I jumped on the bus to ASDA and picked up the cheapest one I could find in the makeup aisle. I ended up purchasing Rimmel's Stay Matte foundation, which had just been released at the time. I am a massive massive fan of their Stay Matte Powder, which is ultimately what pushed me to choose this foundation.

I have never been a fan of matte foundations, I much prefer a more luminous finish, and this foundation has reminded me why I vowed never to buy a matte finish foundation again! The first issue I had was the formula was SO thick - as you can probably see from the swatch above, it is an incredibly heavy, mousse like texture, which instantly cakes when applied to the skin. It is also really hard to blend, and clings to dry patches on the face. I tried many different primers and moisturisers on my skin before applying the foundation but unfortunately, nothing seemed to help smooth it out.

However, in saying that, this product did have a few good points. It definitely evens out the skin tone and conceals redness and it also has amazing staying power - this is the first foundation i've come across that pretty much lasts all day!

I mean, if you're a fan of thick, full coverage foundation, you will most likely love this product, it's Rimmel's answer to Dream Matte Mousse. As for me, I am just glad to have my beloved YSL Touché Eclat foundation back where it belongs! If you've tried this product, let me know how you got on, perhaps it's just my skin type that disagrees with the formula? Who knows, maybe it's your holy grail foundation!...

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  1. I tried this and hated it! It felt far too heavy on my skin & left me really oily.

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. Yeah totally agree about the heaviness! It just felt like it was clogging my skin! x

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  2. Oh I absolutely LOVE this foundation and have never had any problems with it clinging to dry bits on my face! I'm sad that it didn't work well for you! xx

    www.poptartsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its so strange that for one person a foundation can be perfect and for the other it's awful! I'm happy it works for you though...perhaps its my skin thats the problem! xx

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  3. Don't let that foundation ruin your thoughts on ALL matte foundations..it's notoriously bad. I bought it and hated it too...but I've recently discovered a use for it. I use it to make homemade bb/cc cream. I feel guilty doing that with my more expensive foundations...but if you mix it with your moisturizer it does a really nice job for that. Not that I'll buy it again..it's just a way to use it up so it wasn't a total wash...haha

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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    1. Aww faaab! I'll deffo give that a try! Thanks for the tip! xxx

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  4. this is a rubbish foundation. I tend not to wear foundation as it makes me feel uncomfortable, but I tried this, and it was horrible. exactly the same happened with me as I have many sensitive skin conditions. If you have any suggestions to help, it would be appreciated

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    1. Definitely try a bb or cc cream, a lot lighter and perfect for those with sensitive skin! x

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  5. it does not look to bad on you. I followed you blog before, when did you cut your hair? It suits you!
    xoxo

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    1. Awww thank you! I cut it just at the start of this month-looks so much better and HEALTHIER!! xxxx

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  6. I like a dewy lighter foundation as well! Gives a healthy glow.
    But you still look gorrrgeous in your last photo!!

    notanobession.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally! I think a dewy foundation makes the skin look so much more bright and awake! Awww thank you doll x

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