Rimmel Stay Matte Primer Review

 Rimmel's recently expanded their primer family with the Stay Mate Primer. This "skin perfecting primer can be worn alone, under makeup, or on top to create a perfect matte complexion. Controls shine for up to eight hours. Ultra lightweight formula minimises the appearance of pores." This primer contains 30ml (1 fl oz) and sells for around $5-7. Rimmel is not cruelty free. This primer was made in England.

 Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer comes in an opaque white squeeze tube with a purple twist cap. The product name and a purple crown grace the front of the tube. A product description and ingredient list. Packaging is recyclable.
 The Stay Matte Primer is different from every other primer in my collection. This primer is really similar to a moisturizer in both appearance and consistency - its white, thin, and sinks into the skin quickly. Strangely enough, this mattifying face primer gives my skin a satin finish. Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer is decent for masking pores on its own, but it also provides a great canvas for smooth application foundation. While Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer does not give my skin a matte appearance, it does control oil well for about seven hours. This facial primer has a silky feel on the skin. Unlike most face primers, Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer does not cause me to break out. I've also heard a lot of people report that the Stay Matte Primer makes a great eye primer.
[with the matching foundation]
Rimmel's Stay Matte Primer is good - and its kinda unique. This lotion-like face primer controls oil without being even a little bit drying. The Stay Matte Primer helps foundation cover pores, giving the look of a smoother complexion. This is a great, affordable face primer for those with normal to combo skin. Those with oilier skin types would probably like want more oil control. I'm not sure if I'd repurchase this primer, but I'll definitely keep using it. I recommend this primer for those with the corresponding skin types. 

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Propylene Glycol, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polypropylene, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Bis-peg/ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Laureth-7, Tribehenin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. [may Contain/peut Contenir/+/-: Titanium Dioxide (ci 77891)].

This product was gifted to me.