I had this up on my SL for a while because I didn't like it the first couple of times I used it. I don't remember what I didn't like, but I tried it again the other day in a pinch and I am in love.
i don't see the 12 hr shine reduction promised on the tube... but i don't really need it because i'm not really that oily. The coverage is not so sheer that I am annoyed/struggling to cover a blemish, but it is not heavy either and can be built/reduced. I like to put on ample lotion first and apply my foundation while the lotion is still settling when i want less coverage, that way the moisture on my skin helps the foundation blend and move/apply easier and with less product, which equals less coverage.
i am around an NC25 depending on the season/sunshine and i have this in "soft beige" 200. The packaging is a squeeze tube which i like for sanitation issues and it is small enough to go through before it spoils! this is a valuable property of MU products for me, because i do not wear MU all day every day. and when I do wear it, I pick from a huge stash, so i never finish anything except mascara, black eyeliner, burts bees, face wash, lotion, and under eye corrector. so a lot of the time i feel like i am wasting my money on a giant chunk of product that gets wasted. in this case, it was wallet-friendly and can be used up before getting gross :)
the consistancy is terrible, ivory is like dark dark brown. its quite expensive for the ..crap? quality it is. do not buy this product.
I bought this foundation at Wal-Mart for very cheap. I wanted to purchase it because I was looking for a foundation that would stay on for a long time. Well, I was a bit dissapointed. First off, the coverage was not so great. I was expecting at least a medium coverage, but I felt like it gave the coverage of a tinted moisturizer. And it did not stay on like it claimed it would. Maybe if I used a primer & setting powder it would. So I might try that out. It's also hard to find the right shade for me. I have uneven skin tone. So the foundation might be just right for some areas of my face, but too light or dark for other parts. I'm most likely a mix of 2 shades. Overall, I don't recommend this. If you only need a light coverage, it should be fine. But other than that, I did not like the product at all. It's a good thing it was cheap!
This product gave me a crazy blistering rash around my eyes....I bought an extremely light shade despite not being all that fair, and it came out orange on my face. I really wanted to like this since it was so highly recommended by my acne-prone friends and I thought it would work well with my sensitive skin. Guess I thought wrong.
This foundation is very light, and maybe medium if you really pile it on. But I have a tendency to wear this on days when I just want something to keep my oily skin at bay for a few hours and to even out my skin tone. The color did not oxidize on me, but it also did not last past 6 hours.I do like the packaging, and the color is a close match for my NW25.
This foundation is awful! I had run out of my usual foundation and i needed to quickly go into my local superdrug and pick up a cheap one as i was going away. As I have oily skin and I have tried a few rimmel foundations before, I decided to try this one as it was on offer for £4.99.
When i got home i decided to try it out and see what it was like. I have never used anything as bad as this! It did not mattify my skin and applied streaky. It was not even worth the £4.99 that i payed and i would have rather spent my money on a more expensive one that would have actually worked.
I really like this foundation because it gives you really nice coverage without the cakiness like some foundations from MAC! I used to think that the more you pay the better the product but not this case this is absolutley wonderful! It gives a matte finish but not completley matte it gives a really pretty glow as well with still staying matte! Rimmel sells a Lasting Finish foundation as well but honestly this lasts just as long with great coverage all day.. I use the fix&perfect primer with it and that is supposed to turn orange but is honestly really nice it goes absolutley transleceunt on my skin! Enough about the primer more the foundation.. Other than it is perfect coverage and matteness it is long lasting and natural looking on a dailey basis, also it is very affordable! Walgreens and drugstores always have sales so you can get it for a discount price. A discount price it already is for this quality! Go follow me on my twitter at Littlemisslolli2 and subscribe to my youtube beautymetwilight123.. Muah!! <3 U!
hate hate HATE this product! such a waste of money!
the coverage was crap, really light and sheer, NO covering of spots, redness etc yet still managed to turn me orange.
it deffinitely didnt keep my skin matte, after about an hour i was a blotchy, shiney, orange mess
the colours are really bad too. theres a small colour range and the product oxidises throughout the day, some parts orange, some parts lighter resulting in a REALLY uneven complexion
another flaw is that it made my face really uncomfortable, itchy and tight and by the end of the day i couldnt wait to take it off. its also in my opinion harder to apply than revlon colour stay. its really difficult to work with and blend.
oh by the way did i mention it BROKE ME OUT?
I bought this product because I am a huge fan of Rimmel's Recover foundation, however Recover's illuminating property (i.e. the glitter) limits my use of this product to night-time in order to avoid the Edward Cullen-look in direct sunlight.
Stay Matte, on the other hand, was a MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT!!
The shade 200 Soft Beige was a perfect match for my skin tone, however I found the formula very difficult to work with. I must have needed to work much faster because the product would not glide across my skin, and I always use a primer underneath. The finish was patchy and the product oxidized and became cakey after a few hours. It looked so horrible that I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off!! Too pricey at AU$16 for such a rubbish product...
Okay, here's my general advice. Get this foundation if you are looking for a light coverage and do not need to coverage up spots or redness. Otherwise, this probably isn't for you.
What I did like is that this foundation didn't feel cakey or heavy whilst on due to it's very light coverage. However, I need a thicker coverage to cover spots so this wasn't the best foundation for me.
This foundation can be very hard to spread out and other people have told me they have looked patchy and needed two coats. I'm not sure if the foundation is as long lasting as it claims to be, it's such a light coverage and by the end of the day looks like it's gone.
I might use this in the summer when I go on holiday because it will be perfect for when I just want a light coverage but for general day-to-day, this isn't good for me.