Rimmel Stay Matte Primer Review

This mattifying primer can be found at your local stores such as WalMart, Walgreens and Target and is very affordable. I have oily skin so anything that says matte catches my attention. This primer is white and is on the thicker side consistency wise. When using this product, it is a must you rub it in well. If not, be prepared for a few ashy/white streaks on your face once it has completely dried up. This primer can be worn alone, over or under your makeup. However, I have only used it prior to applying my makeup. When I apply this primer, I can notice that my face is matte. It does not leave the skin feeling dry. I have a tendency of using two primers when I know I will be out and about for a while. I believe this product plays a small part of what help keeps my face as oil free as can be. Majority of my foundation is matte. However, I will say that this primer plus matte foundation does not do the job by itself. I recently applied the primer with a foundation and did not apply my Coty Airspun Translucent Powder. After a couple hours my nose area began to get oily. Even knowing this, I still use this product when applying makeup for extra care. So far this is a staple use for me. Although this primer claims to assist with minimizing pores, I have not personally noticed a difference. Claims:

  • control shine,
  • pore minimizing,
  • hydrating feel,
  • smooths skin

How to Use:
When applying, I place (approximately 3-4) dots of the product on my cheeks and forehead.  I also place a dot on my chin and dot size amount goes on my nose area. I then begin to work the product into my face. Remember the product will leave a white residue if it is not completely rubbed in.


Pick it Up or Put it Down:

I suggest you giving this product a try. Although I use other products to help with keeping my face matte, I don’t think you can beat a primer for less than $10. For me, this is definitely a pick up.

Have you tried this product? If so, what are your thoughts?

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