Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

BY RIMMEL LONDON #79 in Face Primer

3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.94 / 5 based on 1,593 Reviews

Product Description

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 Stay Matte Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
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  • "I've been using this primer for a few weeks now and it works pretty well.I don't think that it keeps my skin completely matte but it does help keep my oily skin under control so my make up does last a little bit longer than if I didn't wear a primer" in 6 reviews
Svetlana M.
Edgewater, CO
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Not my favorite primer, but it's an affordable drugstore option for those on a budget and have mildly oily skin. The packaging is pretty basic and the primer makes several promises on their label - 1) Controls shine for up to 8 hours 2) Minimizes appearance of pores 3) Hydrating feel

Firstly, let's discuss the shine control factor. My skin is combo and oily my nose tends to get very oily. Did this primer completely get rid of my shiny nose for 8 hours? Unfortunately not. It did keep my nose and the rest of my face matte for a solid 3-4 hours, but after that the oils started peaking out. Maybe 8 hours is a little optimistic, or just for people who don't have very oily skin. Secondly, the primer claims to minimize the appearance of pores. That it does well, but again only on areas of my face that aren't so oily. My nose, the oiliest part of my face, happens to have large pores as well and since this primer didn't control oils that well, the same was the case with minimizing pores. Thirdly, let's discuss the hydrating feel. The texture/consistency of the primer feels like a lotion and it leaves your skin feeling well moisturized, which is great because a lot of mattifying/oil control primers can dry out your skin. So this is one of the claims that is absolutely accurate, it does hydrate your face and makes your skin look smoother. For someone with oily skin, it's important for my primer to not only minimize shine but also hydrate, which is a lot to expect from a primer. It's definitely worth trying if you have combo skin like mine!
Kaitlyn M.
Austin, TX
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Go-to budget friendly matte primer! Works super well for my oily/acne-prone skin, though it does not last all day. My skin is oily enough that I wouldn't expect that anyway, though, and it does last at least for a few hours before I have to blot or powder my T-zone. I wouldn't say that this product is great for minimizing pores, but it makes your face a canvas for other things--at least a BB cream or at most a full face with foundation, contour, blush, etc.
Typical R.
Roseville, MI
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I feel that primer is extremely important when doing my makeup, and this primer was such a disappointment. It didn't hide any of my pores and didn't last very long at all. It didn't keep my naturally oily face looking matte. In fact, it made my face look MORE oily after only 2 hours or so of wearing it. Also, it doesn't make my makeup last longer at all. It makes my face look very white when I apply it, and it cakes up a ton. I can barely stand the smell of it as well. I'd rather just not wear a primer at all than to wear this primer. I was super disappointed with this product. I would not recommend this.
Kerri C.
Kent, WA
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
For the price I think it's a really nice primer. It claims to keep you matte for 8 hrs and minimise the appearance of pores. I have combination skin and it does keep my oily areas under control for 6-8 hrs. It doesn't really minimise pores but does leave the skin smooth so foundations goes on well. Another plus is it didn't break out my sensitive skin.
Brittany K.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Not the best primer but a great and affordable option. It does help to really mattify my oily skin and tone down the shine throughout the day. My skin feels smooth but I am very conscious that I have a layer of this primer on my skin which is a minor nuisance sometimes. Some cons would be it does not minimize my pores or feel hydrating as claimed. In fact, it dries my skin out at the end of the day.
Zuzanna M.
Southfield, MI
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Mind blowing good! This is seriously the best primer I have ever used. It keeps my makeup on all day, it does nothing for pore filling or changing the appearance of my makeup, but it increases the weartime drastically! I have tried so many high-end primers that can't hold a candle to this! I highly highly recommend it
Jordan N.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Rimmel primer is hard to find because they can’t keep it on the shelves. I’ve used all of them and I like this matte primer the most because it’s matte! No shine, if you don’t want to wear makeup, no worries. Your skin looks smoother and your pores are less visible, with a shineless face. It’s an easy product to apply, it goes on smoothly and evenly. I’ve never had an issue with it not being rubbed in all the way, there’s no fragrance, and I don’t think it clogs my pores. I apply this over my moisturizer (which leaves me pretty shiny) and the matte finish lasts all day and fights my moisturizers shine!
Sheila M.
Irvine, KY
268 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer thank goodness I got this in a subscription box and didn't actually buy it!! This stuff is awful!! Is does not fill pores and it's too greasy. When you apply foundation on top it causes it to slip around. I will be donating this to someone else who may like it
Lena J.
San Francisco, CA
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I ordered this primer because I have oily skin and my makeup is always
shiny. I used this primer under my makeup and it remained matte
the whole day. But my skin became drier and the fine lines more noticeable with this primer, so I recommend this product only for those who have oily skin!
Ingrid T.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is amazing!!!! My skin looks perfect for make up, is not sticky take out all the greasy areas on my face and the make up looks better and stay all day long Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
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.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've never used a primer before. How helpful is it and what exactly does it do?
Sara S.
Iselin, NJ
13 reviews
Did this break anyone else out? And does anyone know what is in it that might cause breakouts?

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