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Primer for Oily Skin – Rimmel Stay Matte

This week I have been road testing the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer.  I was recently watching Nikkia Joy on you-tube with her ‘The best primers for oily skin!’ Video. This was a must watch for me as I can run between oily and combination.  One of the primers Nikkia mentioned was the Rimmel Stay Matte, so I thought I would give it a go.

This week has been the perfect weather for it. Living in Queensland with our spring temps rising above 30 degrees, keeping my makeup on with no shine is definitely a challenge!


On the Rimmel London website the product description reads:

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.

Challenge Accepted!  I used the stay matte with my usual foundation (Estee Lauder Double Wear) as I know how this wears during the day.  Even with the awesome staying power of the Double Wear, I still find by the end of my day I am shinny through my t-zone if I don’t touch up with powder.

This primer is a white thick cream consistency that absorbed well. My skin felt matte straight away. My foundation went on nicely so no complaints there and after 9 hours of wear there is barely a glimmer to be seen.  My chin is just starting to get a slight glisten, but every where else is still perfect and shine free!  I am impressed!  This little beauty will be moving into my must have’s list.  Thanks Nikkia!


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