It may seem odd to be talking about a Mattifying Primer in the height of what is now, for many, the colder months of Fall/Autumn but hey, you can be oily year round, right? Truth be told, I’d planned to review the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer much sooner but let’s just say it got lost in the shuffle. So this is for all of you who are interested in mattifying primers year round for whatever reason. I’ve been using this regularly, so there’s that.
The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer claims to be an “ulta lightweight formula that minimizes the appearance of pores and controls shine for up to 8 hours creating a soft, perfectly matte complexion that won’t feel heavy or greasy”.
It is a thick-ish, white lotion-like formula that is a bit heavy in feel and texture. It’s not nearly as light, for example, as the It Cosmetics primer that I recently reviewed or the Hourglass Veil, but it does go on smoothly and the white blends away.
In terms of keeping me matte, I would say it does a very good job. I was impressed at the end of a 10 hour day to look at my face in the mirror to find zero-shine. It is not as hot now as it can be in the height of Summer, but, warm enough to conclude that this a hot weather beauty product. Also, it worked well as a “primer” in keeping my foundation looking fresh (I used it with the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, Perricone No Foundation Foundation Serum, and Diorskin Star). As far as minimizing pores, however, I can’t say noticed much in that department. Despite this fact, this is a decent and really affordable primer that is worth looking into, especially if you have oily skin.
O.K. that’s it for this review. Are you all shocked? I know I was when I peeked at the word count of this post. Keeping it brief today. Hope you are all well. Hugs. 🙂
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