Monday, January 19, 2009

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte + SkinPure Complex Foundation

Quality: 2 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Price: $7.99
Size: 1 oz
Where To Buy: any drugstore
Would I Buy Again: No, I took it back.

Shine control formula for 12 hours matte coverage. With Skin Pure Complex for a visibly purified complexion and gentle botanical extracts to help soothe sensitive skin. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-acnegenic. Fragrance free. Paraben free.

I so wanted to like this foundation but there were several things that didn't workout.

First the lightest shade 100 Ivory was way to dark for my skin. In Revlon's ColorStay foundation I'm their lightest shade (also called Ivory) but this foundation would match their Buff or Sand Beige shade. This might work for me in the summer if I tanned a bit.

Second this did nothing to keep my skin matte. My face got oily quickly (like in 2-3 hours) and later in the day I noticed I had lines of foundation on the sides of my mouth where your cheeks crease as you smile.

Coverage was light-medium, which doesn't work for someone like me who has a lot of redness from breakouts. My pores also seems to stand out a bit more.

All in all it really didn't work for me so I returned it. However this did work well for Tanya from The Pink Train Case so I'm sure it would work for others.

-the packaging is really nice, I like the slim tube better then the square or round jars other foundations come in and the opening points down so you can get all of it out
-no smell
-cheap price

-bad color selection
-didn't control oil for me at all
-foundation creased/moved


Anonymous said...

I just tried this product for the first time today and found i had the same problems. The lightest colour still looks very dark & it made my pores look huge. I did like that even though it's oil free it didn't leave my skin feeling dry and it covered alot of redness.

Anonymous said...

I have really sensitive skin and almost all shampoos and foundations break me out but I feel safe with this one. I use it and it clears my skin AND I don't break out. So, even though you DO have to use a lot of the foundation for good coverage the price is cheap so it makes up for that and it is probably good for users with sensitivities.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this foundation. It's fantastic ... I use 103 True Ivory. It cleared up my face, and it goes on smooth.I don't find I need to use a lot. I've spent so much money on designer and "great" expensive foundations. But this did the trick and I'll never buy anything else.