I don't think this is bad at all despite the low rating. It doesn't come out mate like a powder foundation which is understandable but I wouldn't say it gives a dewy finish. People might complain over the oil control and the "not stayed matte throughout the day" but I actually don't mind because it didn't make me looko greasy or EXTRA oily which is already really nice given it's a drugstore product.
Putting in a new review for this, I apparently tried it in 2007 and HATED it. I guess times makes a difference, perhaps they changed the formula in that time or something. And of course realizing it has been around this long (seriously, these days a product lasting 3-4 years in a drugstore line is nearly unheard of) now that I like it I got money on it that it will be discontinued in the near future.
I wanted to stop using mineral makeups. They'll just never look how I want them too on my skin. I missed liquid foundations which is why I tried this years ago and why I decided to try it again. It is one of the very very few drugstore foundations that does *not* contain silicones. If they discontinue this I'll most likely be shelling out $$$ for high end brands that don't contain silicones since there aren't any really left in the drugstore with the exception of like Jane Oil Free, Wet N Wild, and maybe another brand or product or two that is generally unimpressive. I can't wear silicones, my skin reacts and I get tons and tons of tiny flesh colored bumps filled with nastiness all over my face.
Anyways this time around I really like this foundation. It is NOT matte. I can't state that enough, so anyone with oily skin or looking for a true matte foundation will be extremely disappointed. I know I know, the product name is "Stay Matte"... well....
This actually works on my dry skin (but I tend to get oily in the t-zone). It is sheer and light weight yet covers nicely. Not really a true liquid foundation, has more of a thicker creamier texture. It's good for evening out skintone. I use Classic Beige and it doesn't oxidize. Doesn't last all day but few foundations do on me. Looks nice and natural in finish when set with powder. Doesn't break me out or clog pores. I'm pretty happy with this this time around.
did absolutely nothing for me! just lies on top of my skin as a mask, and if i touch it it comes right off - never experienced this with any other foundation!
Will never buy again!
You will love this foundation if you have oily skin! It covers acne well also!
I just bought the Rimmel Stay Matte + Skinpure Complex Clarifying Matte Foundation and have been using it for three days and I'm extremely happy. I used to use Maybelline's Pure Makeup but it is now discontinued in Canada. I used to get very oily skin by noon with Maybelline's Pure Makeup but with Rimmel's Stay Matte I'm still not oily by 5pm. That is amazing to me.
I will say that this product will be too drying for someone who has normal skin or has non-oily skin. It goes on quite thick and dries right away. I tend to mix a bit of foundation with water and put that consistency all over my face then I put on the regular consistency in order to cover my acne.
Thank you Rimmel!!
P.S. The price is very good too. I think I paid under $7 (Canadian) on sale and regular price is around $8.99.
I thought this would be good - coverage wise and also for controlling oil. It is not good at all. Don't even bother buying this if you have oily skin. I got 300 natural beige and the colour is a really good match for my skin tone (c40). The only other good thing i can say about this is that the tube is user friendly and so no mess. I put this on after applying primer and used a soft blending sponge. I agree with some of the other reviews that it is quite thick and difficult to blend. My face was streaky after application - but i blended this out using the sponge and some concealer as i didn't have much time to spare! I then finished off with pressed powder to 'set' it. The coverage was okay - medium and quite natural - but i was shiny within 5 hours and in need of either powder or blotting paper. Overall i am not impressed. I think i will use this sparingly on 'no makeup' days so it doesn't completely go to waste. After this experience i wouldn't even bother trying another Rimmel foundation - that's how disappointed i am. I must say now that the best liquid foundation for oily skin is definitely NARS Sheer Matte. Hope this helps x
I have oily skin but some drier patches near my nostrils. This foundation looked cakey on these areas instantly and worsened after an hour or two and wears out patchy streaky all over. The application was alright for me but it did not last the 8 hours it claimed and made my skin look grimey, i was better off not putting foundation on at all. Not impressed. Good price and easy application but thats all
I Saw it on sale for 3.50-ish, so i decided to try it out.
~Packaging is Sanitary(I applaud Rimmel for that)
~Lasts a decent amount of time
~Thick (am I the only one who thinks that?)
~Extenuates my blemishes/dry spots
~Sorta streaky(Unless blended A lot)
I Will not be Buying this again. Although it has more Pros, the Cons are Just TOO problematic and outweigh the those pros, in my mind.
So... I Wouldn't recommend this too Anyone with dry skin, But if you have Oily skin with no dry spots at all, go for it, i guess?
This foundation has good coverage. The packaging is fine. It doesn't break me out BUT I feel like it makes my face look dirty. It shows all my dry spots and sits on top of my skin. I would not buy it again. I'm just not in love with this product.
I really like this product, but at the same time I can understand some of the negative reviews. I had previously been using bare minerals on my skin. However, lately I have been noticing my face looks really red and the bare minerals would not fully cover the redness. So I started using this product and it covers nicely. This is a pretty sheer coverage, but I like that because I am used to mineral makeup and this feels light and looks natrual on my skin. I put this on and my skin is not matte but it looks pretty shine free and my redness and imperfections are covered nicely. If you finish off with some translucent powder I think the results are much better than the product on its own. I have very oily skin and I don't think this would work for me in the summer, but for the time being during the winter I really like the results this gives me.
I was looking for a foundation that had full to medium coverage with the convinience of a drugstore (my closes Ulta is quite a drive and so is Sephora). Anyway, I didn't check the reviews that this had in store and I went on only what I had seen in one video on youtube.
I don't understand why she said it was full to medium coverage. To me it wasn't even build-able. I ended up guncking it on my face and my dark under eye circles are still visible. I also have this tiny TINY dry patch which is normally unseen with my powder foundation, however, this foundation just made it more noticeable even though the patch stayed the same size. It's also a bit hard to blend too. As for the color I have cool undertones and this seemed a bit orange-y at first but after working with it a while, it blended well with my normal skin color. I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin AT ALL. Oh! and when I tried to blend it I got streaks with my flat top brush.... This was upsetting. I can normally make products work for me in some way, but this has too many cons for me to have a use for this product.
Bottom line: Sheer coverage, liquidy, hard to blend, light foundation, streaky, not for dry skin.
Will I buy again? I might try it in the summer when I'm slightly oiler. Since its really sheer and light foundation I think it would work in the summer time. However, for the claims it makes and the use I planed for this product doesn't work.
Back to the store you go ><