|Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation|
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This retails for £5.99 for 30ml, which is amazing value for money. It also comes in six shades, I picked up 103 True Ivory.
I love the packaging of this foundation as it's eye catching, appealing and informative, it's just a shame it comes in a tube and not a bottle with a pump, but I presume this is down to it's thick consistency, which is why it is more suited to this kind of packaging.
Upon application this has a thick, silky, mousse like consistency, I used a Real Techniques Buffing brush to apply this to my face. The foundation covered well, especially over redness I had on my nose, it's also buildable too. It dried pretty quickly, to a matte/powdery finish that looked great in the flash photo I took. Although this claims to be lightweight because of the mousse like consistency, I did feel it applied thickly and took a while to blend out properly.
I wore this for a total of just over 11 hours and by 4.30pm I had slight wear around the t-zone section, but apart from that it still looked great, especially in a flash photo. By the end of the day, as well as the wear around the t-zone area, it was also slightly shiny round here too. I would recommend re-application around this section and also wearing a good primer and setting spray if you are planning to have this on for a long time. Overall this foundation did stay matte for most of the day.
Overall for me although this looked amazing in photos, I wasn't keen on how powdery it did look in the flesh and also the fact it took a while to blend in. The price is phenomenal and this does stay matte for a majority of the day, but like I said before being a dewy foundation kind of girl, I just didn't like the finish as much. So if you have oily skin and your after a fuller coverage foundation, that has a matte, powdery finish, this could be for you.
I award the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation 3.5 out of 5