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on 10/25/2016 7:22:00 PM
More reviews by tnrickards
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I live in the Caribbean, and after two days of using this primer and sweating I must say that it does keep my foundation in place however I still shine like a disco ball!
on 10/9/2016 1:46:00 AM
More reviews by etavarez
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This is a long review but I promise, you might understand my struggles, so I advise you stick with it!...I have a difficulty buying some drugstore foundations because even though I have a medium skin tone (now light-medium as my tan is fading) I have a yellow undertone and A LOT of drug store foundations are pink. I have a combo oily in the t zone kind of skin type so I love foundations that last all day. I would absolutely love Revlon Color Stay if it didn't pull too pink on me :( Any way... I have been using Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless in the shade warm nude (128). It's kind of light but I think it oxidizes on me during the day and ends up looking perfect.... So on to the product at hand... I love the price point of the Fit Me and was hearing soooo many people rave about it. However, I was trying it with silicon heavy primers in the past and just noticed my make up kind of getting cakey and almost separating about 2 hours into wearing it. To be honest, I don't know if it was because I was putting on too much powder or if it was the primer... But I have used powder in the past and it never really got cakey on me as I wore different foundation....So I decided to give Rimmel Stay matte primer a chance. I was between getting this and the Rimmel stay matte powder but decided on the primer because I already own so many types of powder and didn't want to keep on purchasing powders when I truly in my gut felt it might be a primer+foundation issue... So I purchased this primer, applied it all over my face, mostly concentrating on my t-zone. I used my Fit me with a beauty sponge and applied it in multiple thin layers to get the desired coverage. I used no powder to see if the primer can stay alone. (I plan on trying it out with powder to see if it cakes up with the foundation or if it really was just the primer that was causing me so many issues).Let me tell you! I wore this combination for 9+ hours and my face stayed in place all day. For not using powder, I obviously got oily in my nose area and blotted about 4 hours in (something I don't really mind doing because I usually buy ELF blotting sheets for 1 dollar and don't mind blotting it up)... Any way, Fit Me doesn't claim to be long lasting and I see many people confirm that... So I know that the reason why this foundation stayed in place and lasted just as well as when I've used Revlon Color Stay (before I realized that it pulled pink in bright sunshine). This primer is amazing, and has allowed me to not regret my foundation purchase and is even making me consider repurchasing the 5-7 dollar foundation when I'm up. Sorry if this felt like a foundation review. I felt that the most honest way I can talk about it and give you all an accurate account of Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer is by talking about my current foundation struggle. Since primer is most usually paired with a foundation I feel that most people would hopefully get where I'm coming from. So, I highly recommend this foundation to anyone who 1) gets oily throughout the day, though oils will come through (I'm not incredibly oily either) and 2) wants their foundation to stay in place. Even though as I said my oils did come through, because the foundation stood in place all day, the oil on my face made me look dewey in a beautiful natural way versus a oily sweat fest. And for reference, the day I tried this out it was incredibly humid and drizzling all day and I definitely walked a lot and sweated a bunch. I have not tried this on a dry day, however, if I do it and something goes wrong (which I can't imagine this happening) I will update you all!
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on 10/6/2016 2:11:00 AM
More reviews by ayeshadow
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure
It minimizes the appearance of pores on my face really well, helps to mattify my face for a couple hours and slightly reduces the redness on my nose area. BUT. It doesnt set and moves around in several places that is more oily as im trying to tap my foundation into my face. But it does a great job minimizing my pores although it doesnt last all day. So i'm just using this primer alone for school to make my face looks smooth and less oily without any coverage.
on 9/13/2016 6:54:00 PM
More reviews by mrskb
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This worked for my sister, so I decided to give it a try - and I am glad I did!
The price, straight up $7/8 AU. All other primers are $5+ more.
The smell is pleasant and leaves almost immediately.
The formula is smooth and sheer. A little bit goes a long way. It really makes your skin feel lovely and smooth.
It blurs your pores and definitely does what it says and Stays Matte.
For me it stays matte for a good 8 hours while at work.
I find when I wear powder it can be really dry. Obviously the formula is matte so using powder would be overkill. I find this primer helps my liquid foundation have better coverage as it doesn't slip over my face, so powder isn't necessary.
Overall I will buy this again. I am not even breaking out from it (which is amazing for me)
This is definitely worth my money! Im actually really happy with it!!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/14/2016 4:28:00 AM
More reviews by tarah88
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm not sure why this didn't live up to the hype for me - but it just didn't! Think I actually had to use more of my blotting papers than normal and when mixed with my foundations went a bit blotchy after a few hours.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/11/2016 4:36:00 PM
More reviews by Nacia107
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm trying to get into wearing primers. I've used a primer by Neutrogena before, but this tops that. It really has a matte finish and sits well under makeup for a nice even application. I would buy this again.
on 8/1/2016 11:21:00 AM
More reviews by pempem
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This primer literally does nothing for me I don't even know why I still use it. I have normal skin that gets oily under the sun and this primer has no drying nor mattifying effect on me.
on 7/14/2016 5:03:00 AM
More reviews by tropico
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I used to use this religiously for 2 years and only a few days ago, squeezing the very last of it out of the 2nd tube, I realized that this stuff causes me to break out (giving me small white bumps on my cheek and nose area)! I am so disappointed because generally it's a nice drugstore primer with a reasonable price. It made certain foundations look way better on my skin, also helped them last a little longer. The consistency is thick which makes a little go a long way. I'd say try this if you have combo skin that's not prone to break outs.
on 6/28/2016 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by decophile
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
My skin and foundation turn a bit gooey in the humid summertime months. I tried switching foundations but then stumbled on a better solution - a matte primer! WHOA - made all the difference! This foundation keeps my foundation matte and my face shine-free all day. I apply it after skin care products and sunscreen but before makeup.PROSmatte finishlong-wearingreasonably pricedCONSdrying
on 6/27/2016 7:58:00 PM
More reviews by dmc283
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I have combo skin with a really oily t-zone. Most people say their skin is *really* oily but it's not actually oily at all so I'll describe what mine is like - I have shine on my face after not even an hour of wearing a regular foundation (not mattifying). Without anything on my face, I'll probably get a little shiny after 30 min to 1 hour. With a mattifying foundation, I get shiny after 2 hours (giorgio armani lasting silk foundation). ok onto the review..I LOVE THIS PRIMER! It's a thick (but NOT greasy) lotion-like consistency. it can leave a white cast if you don't rub it in all the way but that's easy to control.It controls oil really well. I know there is probably another primer out there that is better than this one so that's the reason for the 4 stars and because it doesn't do anything for pores. Normally I wear la roche posay anthelios mineral 50 ultralight sunscreen fluid which has some silicones in it that help with oil too so with this lotion and just the primer, I'll start to show some shine (but don't need to blot yet) after 4 1/2 to 5 hours! With the la roche sunscreen and the primer AND my giorgio armani lasting silk foundation, I can get 5 - 6 hours easily :).I really like the lotion texture of the primer vs other thick gel like ones. It absorbs fast and does not pill. I've tried with other foundations too. Price isn't really a big deal for me - I would shell out a small fortune just to not have to deal with shine but the fact that this is cheap is another plus! I use a small pea-sized amount btw and just dab and rub it into my t-zone.In comparison to other primers:I have tried SO many different primers. Sephora is so awesome about samples. I went in a few times and grabbed all the "good" ones - I've tried becca ever-matte poreless, smashbox, hourglass mineral veil, givenchy mister mat, coverfx - the acne one which actually made me break out funny enough, MUFE, benefit porefessional, tarte 12-hr amazonian, laura mercier radiance, diorskin, bobbi brown, etc. I have tried other drugstore ones too: sonia kashuk mattifying primer (liked at first - thought it was close to HG but then it stopped working after a week), neutrogena shine control (barely tried - it was grainy).There are still some that I would still like to try- two faced, dr brandt, and peter thomas roth.But for your reference, I'll rate these and how they stack up to the rimmel. Btw, I tested all of these multiple times, with different foundations, AND always did a half face test - ie right side of face with primer, other side without)My rating - just based on their oil-controlling abilities alone (best first):-becca ever-matte-hourglass-givenchythe rest are irrelevant.Becca ever-matte is SO great - could be HG but it dried out my face and pilled with my armani foundation.Hourglass made me break out :( Tried this one twice and only the side of my face with the primer would break out. But it was really good at controlling oil.Givenchy might be tied with hourglass but not quite as good as becca ever-matte. But I liked the texture of the givenchy the most and it smoothed my pores. The reason I didnt end up buying it though is because I felt like it wasn't the best primer ever since I know becca is better and although I liked the texture more than the others, it wasn't my fav feeling on my face.I would say the rimmel is tied with the hourglass mineral veil primer! The rimmel isn't as good as becca - becca is really something else, but it's definitely close! And the rimmel stay matte doesn't dry out my skin which is why I love it so much!So there you have it, sorry it's long but hope it helped someone!
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