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Liquid - Rimmel - Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation

rated 2.9(166 reviews)

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rated 2 of 5 on 2/27/2011 6:33:00 PM More reviews by lipglossaddict93

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Ok so I have oily skin and thought it would be great to try a cheaper foundation (I bought this at wal-mart really cheap). Firstly I rarely have a caking problem because I have such oily skin and I apply only a little bit of foundation with a stipling brush, yet still this looked cakey. I tried all of my face brushes with this foundation, sponges, and my fingers and none of them would help me make this work. In the end to use up this horrible foundation I mixed it with other foundations I liked( such as the rimmel anti-fatigue foundation, or covergirl clean), but even doing that it made my face look cakey if I was not careful. The only good thing is the nice clean and easy packaging. So if you want a medium coverage foundation that leaves your skin looking cakey then I would suggest this, otherwise save your money.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/26/2011 8:42:00 PM More reviews by xsuzycx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I think this foundation is not so great. It's very blendable and doesn't make my skin break out at all. But it doesn't give a matte finish and, at the end of the day, it looks like I just bathed in oil. It also has a light coverage, which is not what I prefer since I have bad acne scarring. I just don't think this foundation was for me.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/8/2011 2:58:00 PM More reviews by librarygirl85

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

Amazing. It actually cleared my face, and the oily spots that usually appeared with higher end foundations; gone. I've used Physicians Formula for years because my skin will break out or turn orange by the end of the day with other brands.

Also, this foundation is easy to blend and was a fluke purchase. I was using PF Mineral Wear (which I hated .... so cakey on my face) and my face was breaking out and looking dry. I just needed something different quick and picked this up (it was advertised as new). Instantly saw a difference! Like I mentioned above, my face actually cleared up, my forehead isn't oily by the end of the day, and I use it over my Aloe Vera Moisturizing Cream (now Nivea Soft). My face is so smooth. I get asked all the time why my skin looks so great and what foundation I use. It's so natural looking. I use the 10 True Ivory and it's a perfect match. But like any foundation, personal experience is best. Some people have might issues with it and others may not.

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rated 1 of 5 on 2/7/2011 5:05:00 PM More reviews by jillheartsmakeup

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have to say, I really wanted to like this foundation. However, it was probably the worst foundation I've ever used. The colour was very orangey instead of beige. It was so hard to blend that it ended up being streaky and smudgy. Halfway though the day, it would slide off my face, and i'd be left with random orange smears. It was so awful...
I will never re-purchase this.
Also, false advertisting much? Stay matte? I don't think so. My face looked just as or even more oily than usual while using this product.
I wish I could go get a refund for this product.

If you buy this: i recommend getting it wayyy lighter than your skintone, and applying powder afterwards to assist it in staying on your face. Good luck!

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rated 1 of 5 on 2/5/2011 12:21:00 PM More reviews by nikkohli

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green

I am constantly on the look for a drugstore dupe for MUFE Mat Velvet. I gave this a try but wasn't impressed.
First, I don't feel it is matte. It left my skin with a dewey glow, which is fine at first, but my skin gets VERY oily so I quickly look like a grease spot. I don't have time in my day to blot more than once and I was feeling pretty nasty an hour after my first blot.
Second it oxidizes orange on my face so by the end of the day I look like an oily Oompa Loompa.
Finally, I just wasn't impressed by the coverage--I felt like it was more a tinted moisturizer than a foundation.

On the plus side, the packaging was great but I won't buy this again.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/30/2011 3:44:00 PM More reviews by julietcapulet96

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I personally really like this foundation. I have oily skin that breaks out easily, and most foundations cause my skin to flare up. This one didn't, in part because it's non-comedogenic. Initially I found it a bit hard to blend, but i mix it with just a drop of moisturizer and it works great. It looks a bit shiny at first, but after a couple minutes, once it's blended with my skin, you have that matte look. I use a powder to set it and my face looks great for hours. I rarely have to reapply. I love the tube it comes in, it's so much easier to use than bottles and doesn't clog like pumps. I just with there was more in the package.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/27/2011 11:27:00 PM More reviews by lizzychu

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I have mixed feelings about this product, so bear with me :) I thought for a cheap foundation, it worked alright. I have very oily skin, and truthfully I haven't found a liquid foundation that really keeps me matte for longer than a few hours, so I didn't have high expectations for this one. I wasn't impressed with the color range, I got the lightest shade they offer, and I never have to do that, because I'm usually somewhere in the fair-medium range. So I feel bad for all the ladies out there with porcelain skin, they might have bad luck with this one. This foundation had a sheer to medium coverage, and I found I had to build it up a bit to get medium coverage. I would have like a fuller coverage I guess, but I was happy with how it looked on my face. It evened my complexion and covered some of my blemishes (others I needed concealer for) so i was satisfied with that. I found the formula to be really thin and runny, though I did get it for 75% off at CVS, so maybe Rimmel is discontinuing that shade or formula not sure. It blended ok and seemed to match my skin tone. It looked matte, and I also set it with a translucent powder. Those held up for a few hours, after that I used an oil blotting sheet and applied a bit more powder. I noticed no oxidation through the day, so that's good. When I got home for the day I was fairly oily, but that's the norm for me. All in all, I'm glad I got it for cheap, but I probably won't repurchase. It does ok and probably would be great for someone who has less oily skin than me, but I think I'll keep looking and experimenting with other brands and formulas.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/10/2011 4:34:00 PM More reviews by makemeupchic

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I really love this foundation! I have oily skin but it holds out throughout the day for me. I top it with bare minerals and a translucent powder for extra coverage. I find that it is really easy blend and I was able to find a good color to match my skin tone. This was my first drugstore foundation..I normally don't like to buy them because you can't test them but after using it for about a year, I will continue to purchase it! The price tag is great too!

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/5/2011 1:07:00 AM More reviews by supergir

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I love this product!
It does keep your face matte, to a degree. I have very oily skin. When used alone, I did noticed oil seeping through. Usually around noon. At first I used it with E.L.F.'s translucent powder and there was some oil. Then I used it with Make Up For Ever's HD powder, and there was little bit of oil. Pictures came out good though!!
But once I bought the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder, NO SHINE at all. It has a medium to heavy coverage. You will need to use some concealer around your eyes, nose and whatever red blemishes you have. It's long lasting. I feel like you might have to touch up around 3pm. It will depend at what time you get off work.
The packaging is nice. I like it. No messy liquid. The consistency of it is thick, not runny, almost mousse like in the tube. Easy to apply. Does not cake and blends well. I use it with a stippling brush.
I believe I have found my holy grail in foundations that's cheap. I actually LOVE M.U.F.E. Mat Velvet foundation and this is up to par with the $34 foundation. I would highly recommend to those with oily skin. But I would suggest to use it with it's pressed powder.

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rated 2 of 5 on 1/2/2011 7:09:00 PM More reviews by Calicokatie

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

Not impressed with this product at all. I bought it after seeing some YouTube videos featuring it, and I love a matte look. This is not matte at all! I found the formula to be very sticky and thick, and didn't blend worth a darn. It feels greasy and heavy on. It actually irritated and broke out my normal, non-acne prone skin.

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