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Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation Not-So-Good Review

In order to keep finding things to write about for this blog, I need to purchase products and try them out. In a recent trip to the store, I decided to buy the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation. The ad kept popping up on YouTube – and I watch a lot of YouTube – and since I’m any company’s dream consumer, I let the ad convince me I needed to try this. The packaging was cute and I like other Rimmel products so what could be the problem?

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The fact that most of the beauty YouTube videos I’ve watched say anything “matte” is not good for dry skin, should’ve been enough for me not to give this a go. But I did. And I hated it. You will be able to see in the picture above that the product claims to be “lightweight” and I want you to know the packaging is lying to you. Just as it lied to me. It is anything but lightweight. I haven’t tried a lot of foundations, but I can say that this is the least lightweight thing I’ve tried. It was heavy, and creamy, and not lightweight is what I’m trying to say.

It was so thick I didn’t even want to put it on my beauty blender – I just felt it was going to go well and it was going to be hard to blend in. It was. I ended up using my fingers and it just wasn’t a pleasant experience. I like the concept and I like the idea, but I just think it was too much. And maybe this review is completely pointless because this is the whole point of a matte foundation and I’m sure a lot of people would love this product. Just not me. Definitely not me.

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Have there been any products you were really excited about and just completely let you down? Please let me know! I love this type of stories. Am I wrong and is this the whole point of a matte foundation?

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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