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Now on to the review.
I've nearly run out of my Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation but in the mousse version [check out my review HERE - that is, the one in the white/purple packaging] which I definitely love, so I thought about getting the older formula/version - which is the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation [Up to 12 Hours Natural Shine Control]
But do I love it as much as I love it's mousse-y sister? Read on!
As you can see, this foundation comes in plastic, squeeze-y packaging. It claims to be talc free, paraben free, oil free and fragrance free.
It also claims that it gives you 'up to 12 hours of non oily wear'.
Now I think that Rimmel were a bit cheeky with the 'up to' statement - because this can vary from 1 hour up to 12 hours.
Unlike the mousse version - this has a 'normal' foundation formula, not dense but definitely not as runny as some other foundations.
I got mine in the same shade as the mousse one - but to me this seems a tad darker [check out swatches of the mousse version HERE]
This applies without any streaks - and you can easily slather this on with your hands, or you can also blend it in with a brush.
It does not dry totally matte [more of a dewy finish if you ask me].
It has light to near medium coverage which is quite buildable but I always just use one layer.
To me this looks like a BB cream dressed up as a foundation.
I do have to use a face primer under this for it to last more than a couple of hours, which is quite sad as I had higher expectations.
At the moment I am mixing this with the Essence Mousse Foundation [my review HERE] so that I can use it up.
Have you ever used this foundation? Thoughts?