Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Never Mind Stay Matte... Just Stay Away!!
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Member Name: sparkle1004
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Advantages: It's not too cheap
Disadvantages: Leaves the complexion looking patchy
I have quite an oily complexion and I need to use oil free foundations if my face isn't to look like an oil slick by the end of the day. I have tried quite a few over the years but I do like to try new ones now and again in case I can find something better. My most recent experiment was Stay Matte by Rimmel.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give the skin a flawless appearance with a matte finish which should control shininess for up to 12 hours. It claims that it will hide imperfections and to leave the skin looking fresh. It should leave the skin looking matte in a natural way as opposed to a caked with make up way. It is suitable for use on sensitive skin because it is oil free, fragrance free and paraben free.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within quite a small plastic tube which is a creamy beige colour. It has little decoration other than a green leave and there is some extra information about the product on the back of the tube. It has a twist top lid and it is released when you squeeze the bottle so you need to be careful that you don't squeeze out too much because you won't get it back in. The foundation will cost you around £6 and you can buy the product from stores like Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
The product only comes in a couple of shades ranging from Ivory through to Warm Beige. I think it's a bit daft to think that these few shades are going to suit everyone's skin tone and it wouldn't have hurt Rimmel to create a few other ones too.
Application and Performance
The foundation has a lovely creamy consistency and I thought this was going to do a good job. Unfortunately the that's as far as the good news goes. The colour is wrong for my skin first of all. It was too dark for me even though this was the shade which best matched my skin, hence why I think Rimmel could have done with creating more. The worst part of this product is the coverage. It goes on blotchy seeming to cover some parts thickly and other parts very sparingly. It dries before you have time to blend the foundation in so there's nothing you can do about the blotchiness and it looks really bad on my skin.
It did feel soft and silky on my skin and actually make my face feel smooth but the appearance was such a disappointment that I need to wash it straight back off again and start over with my usual foundation. I can't really comment on whether it would prevent shine because it wasn't on my skin long enough to tell but I rather be shiny than wear patchy make up! For the short time I wore the product it didn't irritate my skin or cause me to develop any blemishes.
All in all, this is just a very bad product. It doesn't do the job of a proper foundation, never mind keeping my skin matte. It looked blotchy and patchy, and I didn't even want to leave it on my skin. Whether you have oily skin or not, I wouldn't recommend anyone buying this.
Summary: A bad foundation which gives very uneven coverage