Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer


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New stay matte primer - skin perfecting primer, can be worn alone, under, or on top of foundation to create a soft, perfectly matte complexion. Ultra lightweight formula minimizes the appearance of pores. Controls shine for up to 8 hours. Won't feel heavy or greasy. up to 8hr shine control ultra lightweight minimizes appearance of pores wear alone or with foundation.

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Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer
Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer
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  • "this primer helped my oily/combo skin and kept it smooth! also helped blur my pores a bit and kept my makeup looking great, lasted all day long too! " in 788 reviews
Lecia B.
Berea, KY
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this primer. I've been using it for months. To get the best results, only apply to freshly clean, exfoliated skin. Otherwise, it will look patchy. You can choose to use a moisturizer under it, and it causes no problem. I'd say during the winter months, this is a must since it's matte, it makes your skin a little dry. My skin is oily, so it works best for me and probably others with this skin type. When you apply it, you can feel it smoothing out your pores. And the formula almost has a powdery feel when it dries so adding your foundation, or even skipping foundation and going straight to blush is possible. I've worn some primers that leave your skin feeling oily and since this product doesn't do that, I prefer it. It's a great product that doesn't cost much.

By the way, I've worn this to a Metal/Rock music festival in the hottest part of summer, also one of those days was spent out in the rain, and I have chased kids for hours at the park during really humid weather; My makeup stayed put and didn't get oily. I love this product.
Karen C.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This primer was on my wish list for a long time but when I finally got it is wasn't what I expected it does keep your face hydrated and is easy to apply but it's didn't do nothing that it said it will do like keep your make up for ours.
Emily B.
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff. It works when you really need your makeup to stay. It's one of my favorites for summer. The coverage is great for a primer. One problem I have is actually blending it. It takes some convincing but I think it's just because I have dry skin. Otherwise it feels great on the skin, it's not oily, it's light, it's spot on with my skin tone. I love it.
Alex G.
128 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is my first time using a full face primer and I have to be careful not to use too much or else my face fells like a weird thick mask when I put foundation on. Definitely prevents against crazy excess oil, but my issue is that I'm usually sweating a lot and if I tap my face with tissue to dry off, the makeup blotches off thickly way worse that it ever did without primer.
Ashley M.
Amsterdam , NY
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
this primer claims to control shine, pore minimizing, hydrating feel, and smooth skin. I can honestly say this is all 100% true. this helps my oils stay under control. the consistency is a little thick so keep in mind a little goes a long way. it smells okay nothing to overwhelming.
Maria F.
Houston, TX
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So far, my favourite primer.
I have oily skin with very large pores and my makeup looks so much better and lasts longer since I'm applying this product first.
It doesn't have any fragrance, which is pretty good, and it's smooth and easy to apply.
It won't look oily or will make your skin sticky at all. Pretty good product, and the best, it's just $5 at Target!
Jennifer A.
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I been using this primer for a while know and for me it works pretty good. It has a good texture doesn't feel to heavy and for my oily skin works. Keeps your makeup on for a long time. For a drugstore product definitely recommend it.
Anna H.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used many bottles of this and it works great for my oily skin. I normally only use it in the summer when my skin looks really dewy and it does a great job making it look matte. The only thing I don't like about this product is it is very think and feels like rubbing I silicon into my face. I would recommend this product.
Kaitlen M.
Brooklyn, NY
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This keeps everything matte for about 6 hours, but after that my nose starts to get shiny. However that is the slickest spot on my face, so I still think this does a pretty good job. It also plays well with other primers (such as pore reducing ones), and if you use this primer, then foundation, then powder, your makeup will last far past the 6-hour mark! 
Bethany W.
196 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
The best primer for the price.
I have some large pores and dry skin.
I also use a totally full coverage foundation and color correction palette. My makeup stays put, and pores remain invisible all day.
Maryah H.
, FL
134 reviews
Is this a good primer for oily combo skin?
Celine R.
12 reviews
I have really oily skin and it always looks shiny does the matte primer help reduce that shine and does it keep my make up from running? How much? And where can I find it
Jessica G.
2 reviews
I dont ever use primer, would it be worth a try? Does it make a difference? Thanks.
Bridget B.
46 reviews
I've never used a primer before. How helpful is it and what exactly does it do?
Sara S.
Iselin, NJ
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Did this break anyone else out? And does anyone know what is in it that might cause breakouts?

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