Hey petalsI bought the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation a few months ago after seeing the amazing advert on the TV and I was totally sucked in. It promises to be a lightweight, non cakey foundation which controls shine. I bought the shade 200 Soft Beige.
After using it a couple of times I didn't really like, although it was matte I found it very thick, cakey and disappointing. Therefore I forgot about it and just put it to the back of my make up stash. However coming into the winter period I wanted more of a matte finish drugstore foundation for everyday purposes as opposed to using my dewy finish wake me up foundation, also by Rimmel. So I decided to dig out the stay matte again and give it another go.
The stippling brush applied a thinner coat and was not cakey at all. In fact I would go as far to say that it actually leaves a flawless airbrushed finish. It is quite heavy coverage even with a thin coat but this is great as it covers mostly all my imperfections and redness. It is extremely matte and lasts all day.
And the next day I used it, I made it even better by using it with my new NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer. I didn't notice too much of a difference when applying it but when taking my daily selfie (vain I know) I noticed my skin looked amazing. In the photo's it was smooth, flawless and the best it has ever looked (high five to self!)
When using the primer with other foundations I didn't notice too much of a difference that's why I have barely used it. I don't have much experience with primers because some have given me allergic reactions. But this has been fine so far and I love the finish. The name really does do it justice because I looked much better in photo's than I normally would.
Sorry I look so rubbish in the photo's above but you get the idea. My face does look a bit flat but I have no blush, bronzer and contour on, this is purely the foundation and primer.
Some people haven't gone on with this foundation at all but I will be using these products loads over the cold months and definitely on those days when I need a little bit of extra coverage. I think I have now found the perfect combination.
Thanks for reading roses
P.S. Here is the infamous selfie that I took when I discovered how amazing my skin looked after using these products.
Its a miracle!