• RIMMEL LONDON stay matte primer •
ALONG WITH the new release of their Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation (review coming up soon!) Rimmel has introduced the new Stay Matte Primer, which I’m already so head-over-heels for I had to sneak it in first! This is the first budget-buy primer at the drugstore that performs well and does what it says on my skin – stays matte!
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
The product is dispensed in a squeeze tube.
Swatched – The primer is white, shown at left, a heavy swatch, and on the right swatched out. Once blended into the skin it is undetectable.
• review •
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer is a long-lasting, budget-friendly primer that is quite impressive. I love the smooth texture – going on much like a lotion, but after being blended into the skin it immediately dries and gives the complexion a matte – but not powdery look. Rimmel says Stay Matte Primer will minimize the appearance of pores, but I find it does not fill them in, so they are still visible.
Rimmel claims this product will control shine for up to 8 hours I tested this product out both on top of and underneath a foundation. First, I applied Stay Matte Primer underneath a matte foundation that does not stay matte on my skin when worn alone, and ten hours later I was only getting minimal (acceptable) shine-through peeking in.
When applied on top of foundation it gives the skin an immediate matte look (again, not powdery) so it takes away some luminosity from the foundation. This time I tried it both on top of and underneath YSL Touche Le Teint Touche Éclat, which is quite luminous on its own. When wearing it on top I saw no shine peeking through after 4 hours, and when worn under the foundation I saw slight shine peeking through after four hours. Overall I was very pleased in both situations.
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