Apr 9, 2014

REVIEW: Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
hello mon cher reader! I hope you're having a lovely day unlike moi, who's so under the weather and has skipped school today. Oddly enough, I found myself in a mood for a blog post. Which of course is a great outcome under such circumstances. Normally I'd stay away from anything that requires any brain use when I'm feeling down like today. So either my mood's getting better or I've managed to alter these under-the-weather cases to my advantage or something??? Anyways! This is not what the post is about, obviously. I'm reviewing a STAY MATTE Primer by Rimmel.

As always, let's see what it claims to do:

"The new ultra-mattifying primer can be worn as a matte, silky base before applying your foundation, or on top of your make up to keep you looking effortlessly chic without clogging pores. Ultra lightweight formula that minimizes the appearance of pores. Controls shine for up to 8 hours creating a soft, perfectly matte complexion. Won’t feel heavy or greasy."

Rimmel Stay Matte PrimerI must say, this primer does carry out their claims quite accurately! I'd call this product an alternative version for everyone's beloved Stay Matte pressed powder. While the compact takes away the shine and keeps your foundation in place, the primer does the same, only it works from within. I have a combo skin (which is a bit on the oily side at times) and I either use this primer after moisturizing or the mentioned pressed powder on top of my makeup. But I never use both! I guess if you have a really oily skin, then I'd say go for it, but all the other skin types should stay away from this combination. Also, if you have a dry skin, you probably won't like this primer, I mean, why'd you go for a mattifying product in the first place, right?
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

The consistency is probably my favorite one I came across when trying different primers. I like my primer thick, not watery or wet (so, unlike a moisturizer). This one has a silicone-y feel to it, so it doesn't spread so easily, therefore I have to use more of the product than I'd like to for one application. Nevertheless, it does a great job at mattifying, it takes control of any oil excess on my face. I love to wear it alone and actually that may be the reason I love this primer so much. I apply it after moisturizer and bam! - the shine's gone and my face is all matte. Even if I'm not leaving the house I still use it sometimes because my acne's been acting up lately and that leads to a yucky shiny face. Gladly, it doesn't make me break out even more or make my acne even worse.

So basically I'm happy about this primer and I'll definitely be re-purchasing it, probably more for a no-makeup-days, oh I will adore this thing on the hot Summer days! As always, I might have left out a bunch of things so if you have any questions, ask away. See you soon!


  1. Sounds like a lovely product - great for summer! x


  2. Ooh, I really want to try this :) xx


  3. I have tried this. It works great for combination and oily skin. Nice review dear :-)