This is a great foundation! My skin is super oily and every foundation just slides around and comes off by the middle of the day. This doesn't do that! It doesn't keep me fully matte, but nothing ever does. It stays on for about 9 hours before I notice it coming off. Seriously, by the end of the day it looks exactly the same as it did when I applied it that morning!! I use my fingers to apply this all over my face, and then use a stipple brush on my cheeks to help cover scars. My face seriously looks airbrushed! My only complaint is that the shade range is quite pink-toned.
My skin is combination/dry so I didn't expect this foundation to work so well on my skin! I tend to gravitate more towards the more dewy foundations. However, this looks very good on my skin. Especially when wearing a slightly sparkly blush and a highlighter on my cheekbones. I covers my freckles really well, so the coverage is medium to full, which is fantastic. Overall a good foundation for a great price; would repurchase!
-turned greasy on my nose within the hour. I didn't take any lippies off for this because I have never found anything that keeps me matte.
-the coverage diapered within a few hours, my face looked patchy and unhealthy.
I debated on whether to give this 2 or 3 lippies, but since it's called "Stay Matte", and it doesn't, I went with 2. This looks beautiful when first applied.(unless you have any dry areas, which it accents terribly) Within about 3-4 hours it breaks down on me and I look oily and patchy. Not cute. I have other foundations/BB creams that perform much better than this, so I think I'm giving up on it. I've tried it with a few different kinds of powder (including their own Stay Matte powder) and they don't seem to help any. If you don't need major oil control or long wear, this might work for you. The color range is decent, and it's very inexpensive. It didn't work for me though. :(
Ok rimmel really needs to make darker shades of this foundation. I'm Latina and I purchased Sand which is the darkest and its still a little too light. So it seems like all of the shades they have are for the lighter gals. Any who, this product is really good and stays true to their title. Definitely matte!
I'm normally picky about my foundations because I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin but I.was stuck in a tiny town that only had a drugstore. I must say I'm glad I accidentally found it. Its really thick so a little goes a long way and it helped control my oil while not making me break out...the 2 biggest things I look for in foundation. I bought light ivory color and it matches my winter skin perfect but the darker colors looked too pink and I'm worried this won't work for me in the summer. I'll try it though. As long as I dint break out and stay mattified I'll keep repurchasing.
I'm NC20 and I bought the shade 103 True Ivory. Honestly, none of the shades match my skin which is why I lowered the rating. I'm fair with yellow undertones and almost all of the shades of this foundation were super pink !! I apply a thin layer and add bronzer to get some color back on my face because this foundation makes me look ghostly. I only purchased this because it was 40% off at Walgreens and I love trying new foundations. I really do like the thick texture, I like that it is medium to full coverage, and it makes my skin feel soft. My only complaint is the color selection! Rimmel, please make more yellow toned foundations!! Overall, I would not repurchase because the colors suck.
Bought this cause I'm a foundation junky so I really had no control over it lol. This smells disgusting, like plastic. The palest shade is waaaayyyyy to pink. It feels greasy and the coverage is terrible. Also this makes me look older (I'm only 22) for some strange reason. I don't even think its worth the cheap price, will not repurchase.
I bought this foundation because I noticed the packaging had changed from the original.
I have had bad luck in the past with Rimmel foundation, so I wanted to see if they had reformulated. The shades are very light, but the first and second lightest are incredibly pink. Ivory and True Ivory are more neutral/yellow but also a smidge too deep for my skin.
I stuck with Light Porcelain.
The texture reminds me of Tarte Amazonian Clay which I love! But I don't want to spend $36 for the same amount that i get with this product. It can look a little powdery. I don't notice a scent or any breakouts from wearing it.
It does keep my forehead from greasing over.
For a cheap everyday foundation, I would say this is definitely a new favorite.
It was $4.79 And Rimmel will have bogo 50% off at Meijer and drugstores.
Easy to travel with. Worth trying!
I picked this foundation up in the shade 200 Soft Beige because I loved the Stay Matte powder. The first thing I noticed was that this product is extremely thick, almost like a soft clay texture. It mattifies almost instantly on my face. Personally, I love this, because my face is extremely oily, and this is probably the only foundation I own that keeps me oil-free all day. It is a bit harder to blend, but the matte look is so worth it for me. Combined with the Stay Matte primer and pressed powder, this foundation is great for anyone with oily skin. If you have dry, or even normal or combination skin, I would be cautious when using this. I'm sure it would emphasize your dry skin and make it even drier.