This is a not so happy review for this product. I really love a lot of Rimmel London, they have very affordable products and most of them work well. However, the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer is something I would never use again and never suggest to anyone.
I thought this was going to be a primer that I loved because it was so affordable and who doesn’t love staying matte. To start this comes out as a watery white liquid which was odd to me. I am use to PoreFessional that is clear and thick or an illuminating primer that is very thin but has a color to it; this was neither. When I put it on my face it felt so drying and so crunchy that I hated it right away, but I thought I would still give it a try.
I am someone who likes to let my primer set for a few minutes before putting stuff over it. So after waiting 5 minutes I looked in the mirror again and there was a white film all over my skin!! The white color didn’t go away after applying it, it just sat on the skin…gross. When I attempted to blend it out more it just completely wiped off and my skin felt awful underneath it. I didn’t even get to try and put foundation over it because it worked so badly on its own that I didn’t want to risk having horrible makeup for a day.
I would not suggest this to anyone. If you are looking for a drugstore matte primer I would suggest the one from maybelline. If you have had a similar or different experience with this primer please let me know!