The ingredients in Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation includes chamomile to calm, cucumber to clarify and cotton to help control shine. It is supposed to last 12 hours but I rarely wear make-up for a full 12 hours and on odd occasion when I am away from home for so many hours, I take make-up products with me to touch up! The Stay Matte foundation does last about 5-6 hours on me, only if I’ve applied a setting powder over it to set it in place.
This is a full coverage foundation which gives a smooth, matte finish. It’s a good make up product to use if you have oily skin as it’s an oil control foundation so it definitely won’t give you is a dewy shiny finish. I like to put a lot of this product over the areas of my face which are prone to a spot of shiny-ness and a lighter layer over the rest of my face and the colour stays even throughout.
I didn’t find this foundation cakey or patchy BUT it’s not the most silkiest of formulas so you do need to be quick when you’re blending it in because it sets quite quickly. The trick is to not apply it on thickly. Using a stippling brush, apply in thin layers and build it up this way to ensure a smooth, non-streaky finish. Then I set it all with a bit of powder such as Rimmel Clarifying Powder for the flawless look.
Rimmel Stay Matte foundation is one of the most affordable yet effective ones I have tried. With primer, it lasts about six hours which I consider a fairly long time. This is also a good foundation to use for photography and photoshoots, especially if you’re on a budget as the liquid takes away any shininess on your face.
A 30ml tube retails at £5.99 and is available in Boots, Superdrug and selected supermarkets.